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Ten O'Clock News; Ben Franklin Alive


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Ten O'Clock News
Ben Franklin Alive
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

Program Description

Arlington's Bill Meikle portrays this famous Philadelphian discussing his achievements with a group of Needham teenagers at the Golden Ball Tavern Museum in Weston.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

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News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Ben Franklin Alive,” 09/07/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F53B114301E4F52ADC6A1A7AB8A0C48.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Ben Franklin Alive.” 09/07/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F53B114301E4F52ADC6A1A7AB8A0C48>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Ben Franklin Alive. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F53B114301E4F52ADC6A1A7AB8A0C48
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