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Ten O'Clock News; Rev. John Borders


Carolyn Sawyer reports on Reverend John Borders of the Morningstar Baptist Church, and his efforts to reach out to his community. Borders has conducted at least 15 funerals for teenagers who have died as a result of street violence. Interview with Borders, who talks about the problem of violence in the community. He expresses sadness at the number of young people caught up in the violence. Borders says that adults need to spend more time with young people; he adds that teenagers need to know that someone cares about them. Borders talks about his hopes for positive changes in the community. Sawyer's report includes footage of Borders at his church and footage of Borders at his children's school. Sawyer's report also includes footage from the funeral of Charles Hardison and footage of victims of street violence. Following the edited story is b-roll of the Blue Hill Avenue environs near the Morningstar Baptist Church.

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Ten O'Clock News

Rev. John Borders

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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Broadcast program

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African American religious leaders
Urban youth
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Mattapan (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Sawyer, Carolyn (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Rev. John Borders,” 12/17/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_32256D9971484E4FAA8091E1F720DB02.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Rev. John Borders.” 12/17/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_32256D9971484E4FAA8091E1F720DB02>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Rev. John Borders. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_32256D9971484E4FAA8091E1F720DB02
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