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Evening Compass, The; Lyons Commentary 6/13/1975


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Evening Compass, The
Lyons Commentary 6/13/1975
Series Description

Premiered January 1974

The Evening Compass was a half-hour program airing Monday - Friday at 7 pm, repeated at 10:30. With co-anchormen Ed Baumeister and Louis Lyons, its purpose was to interpret news already reported elsewhere and to recognize, report and interpret news not reported elsewhere. Compass Specials were occasional broadcasts at other times that usually covered actual events as opportunities and resources permitted. Evening Compass incorporated the staff of Louis Lyons/News and Comment and The Reporters.

See Prime Time January and February 1974 for cover stories. Series release date: 1/2/1974

Program Description

Closing portion of 6/13/1975 Evening Compass program. Partial segment of Louis Lyons interviewing unidentified guest regarding President Gerald Ford meeting with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat the prior night. Interview is followed by Lyons commentary regarding Harvard Commencement and awarding of honorary degrees. Tape ends with closing credits for Evening Compass. 1975.



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Broadcast program

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News Report
Stuart, Charles (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Evening Compass, The; Lyons Commentary 6/13/1975,” 06/13/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3AC62D41EE2148C68FAF4FA2C8F51A3F.
MLA: “Evening Compass, The; Lyons Commentary 6/13/1975.” 06/13/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3AC62D41EE2148C68FAF4FA2C8F51A3F>.
APA: Evening Compass, The; Lyons Commentary 6/13/1975. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3AC62D41EE2148C68FAF4FA2C8F51A3F
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