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Ten O'Clock News; Seabrook Occupation


Mix of sound and silent footage. Preparations for the Clamshell Alliance Seabrook Occupation, a protest of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant. Man reads list of rules for peaceful occupation. Closeups of license plates and bumper stickers. Cathy Wolff holds press conference on international support for the demonstration, the nonviolence civil disobedience training received by the protesters, and direct action that might take place after the occupation. Man speaks at press conference on the need to protect the salt marsh area being bulldozed by construction. Silent footage of crowds at occupation. Helicopter flies overhead. Silent footage of the salt marshes and wildlife. Protest march towards Seabrook site, singing and chanting. Interviews with protesters. Police officer directs protesters. Occupation site and activities. Interview with occupation organizer. Protesters talk publicly with police officers about the arrest procedure that is likely occur. Police announce over megaphone that protesters who don't vacate will be arrested and charged with trespassing. Protesters are peacefully arrested. Interviews with protesters on getting arrested. School buses drive away loaded with arrested protesters. Crowds applaud arrested protesters as bus drives by.

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Ten O'Clock News

Seabrook Occupation

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Nuclear energy
Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant (N.H.)
Arrest (Police methods)
Nuclear power plants
Environmental protection
Seabrook (N.H.)
News Report
Cohen, Art (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Seabrook Occupation,” 05/01/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2A26711005774F5EA3A5BB535F5C9EBA.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Seabrook Occupation.” 05/01/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2A26711005774F5EA3A5BB535F5C9EBA>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Seabrook Occupation. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2A26711005774F5EA3A5BB535F5C9EBA
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