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Ten O'Clock News; Charlestown High School


Bunker Hill Monument, exteriors of Charlestown High School, and Charlestown environs. A few police officers are stationed along Monument Square outside of Charlestown High School. Robert Murphy (Headmaster, Charlestown High School) stands in front of the school. School buses, accompanied by a police motorcycle escort, pull up in front of the school. African American students exit the buses and enter the school. Police officer tells camera operator that there is a standing order that the press has to remain across the street. A small number of photographers record the arrival of the buses from across the street. White students walks towards school and enter. Gary Griffith does several takes of reporter standup saying that the arrival of school buses at Charlestown High School was routine.

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Ten O'Clock News

Charlestown High School

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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Police patrol
School buildings
Boston (Mass.). Police Dept.
African American students
Busing for school integration
Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Griffith, Gary (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Charlestown High School,” 09/08/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_37CA377E3FEB4EC4878CC65093C8F68B.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Charlestown High School.” 09/08/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_37CA377E3FEB4EC4878CC65093C8F68B>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Charlestown High School. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_37CA377E3FEB4EC4878CC65093C8F68B
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