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Ten O'Clock News; Annie Johnson

11/20/1987

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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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

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

Duration

00:03:08

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Older people
Labor policy
Employees
Awards
African American women
Locations
Boston (Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Wetherbee, Fritz (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Annie Johnson,” 11/20/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3F6CFDC587B643E8B64C747484C05C94.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Annie Johnson.” 11/20/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <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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