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Ten O'Clock News; Annie Johnson


Fritz Wetherbee reports that Annie Johnson, a Boston resident, will receive the Living Legacy Award in Washington DC. Johnson grew up in Boston and organized domestic workers through the Women's Service Clubs of Boston in the 1960s. She led the workers on a campaign for benefits. Interview with Johnson in her home. She talks about the importance of helping others. Johnson discusses her aunt, Eleanor Graves Chandler, who was an early community activist. Johnson preparing chicken in her kitchen and visiting a senior citizen meal program at the Grace Baptist Church.

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Ten O'Clock News

Annie Johnson

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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Older people
Labor policy
African American women
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Wetherbee, Fritz (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Annie Johnson,” 11/20/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3F6CFDC587B643E8B64C747484C05C94.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Annie Johnson.” 11/20/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3F6CFDC587B643E8B64C747484C05C94>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Annie Johnson. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3F6CFDC587B643E8B64C747484C05C94
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