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Reporters, The; What Now


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Reporters, The
What Now
Series Description

Premiered October 12, 1970, Succeeded by Evening Compass in January 1974

A 30-minute show to deliver accurate news and information with a concentration on important issues and continuity of coverage. 30 minutes, 5 nights a week. The Reporters boasted a format that covered “neighborhood” stories other media might miss and incorporated a state news digest in 1973. Staff included Stephen Teichner, Maureen Bunyan, Alan Lupo, Dianne Dumanoski, Joseph Day, Ed Baumeister, Rosemary Driscoll, Lee Daniels, Greg Pilkington and Judy Stoia.

See Program Guides and Prime Times: October 1970, January and May 1971, May 1973 Series release date: 10/12/1970

Program Description

News special examining the firing of Archibald Cox as Watergate Special Prosecutor and the implications for President Richard Nixon. After brief summary of events by Ed Baumeister, panel of experts discuss the situation. Panel: Ed Baumeister; Professor Raoul Berger, Harvard Law School; Professor Henry Monaghan, Boston University; Anthony Lewis, columnist for the New York Times; Alan Otten, Washington Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal, and WGBH News Commentator Louis Lyons.

Series description: WGBH News program 1970-1973



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Broadcast program

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News Report
Chicago: “Reporters, The; What Now,” 10/21/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 25, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_37C4F22246324A079F10CD8369D7A20C.
MLA: “Reporters, The; What Now.” 10/21/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 25, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_37C4F22246324A079F10CD8369D7A20C>.
APA: Reporters, The; What Now. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_37C4F22246324A079F10CD8369D7A20C
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