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Ten O'Clock News; Tsongas to resign


Paul Tsongas holds a press conference, announcing that he will resign his Senate seat for health reason. His wife, Niki Tsongas, is at his side throughout, as are his two sisters and his brother in law. Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Tom McGee, stands behind him. Tsongas acknowledges the hard work of his staff. Crowd gives him a standing ovation. He takes questions from the press.

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Ten O'Clock News

Tsongas to resign

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



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McGee, Thomas W., 1924-2012
Press conferences
Tsongas, Paul
Tsongas, Niki, 1946-
Legislators -- United States
Politics, Practical
News Report
George, Christy (Reporter)
Tsongas, Paul (Speaker)
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