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Ten O'Clock News; Powderhouse and Davis Squares


Powderhouse Square Somerville. Shirtless young men play basketball. Line of storefronts: travel agent, Japanese restaurant, Gracious Goodness Bakers & Caterers, Winter Hill Printing Co. Inc. Reproduction Services, Goodell Drug, Broadway Broadway Hair Designs, tailor/cleaner, Kostos Family Food Stores. Davis Square construction of T below street, crane. Holland Street. Typical row of signage. Billboards atop buildings. Original Bertucci's Pizza and Steve's Ice Cream, Ruby Begonia Plants.

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Ten O'Clock News

Powderhouse and Davis Squares

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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Construction industry
Somerville (Mass.)
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Powderhouse and Davis Squares,” 08/16/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 17, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_472615BC13544AEA91F9DEBE1509C57D.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Powderhouse and Davis Squares.” 08/16/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 17, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_472615BC13544AEA91F9DEBE1509C57D>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Powderhouse and Davis Squares. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_472615BC13544AEA91F9DEBE1509C57D
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