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Ten O'Clock News; George Wallace interview


Steve Nevas interviews George Wallace about his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Nevas asks Wallace if he expects to do well with anti-busing voters in Massachusetts. Wallace comments on his chances in the Massachusetts primary, his relationship with the Democratic Party establishment and his role at the Democratic convention. He describes his feelings towards other Democratic perspective candidates Hubert Humphrey and Edward Kennedy. Wallace says that he has never campaigned much in Massachusetts; that he is happy to have the opportunity to present his ideas to the Massachusetts voters. Wallace denounces the "expansion" of the federal government, and calls busing a social experiment. Wallace gives his opinions on the political positions of Ralph Nader (consumer advocate) and Ronald Reagan (Governor of California). He talks about his previous campaigns for the presidential nomination.

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Ten O'Clock News

George Wallace interview

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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Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
Reagan, Ronald
Nader, Ralph
Busing for school integration
Massachusetts -- Economic conditions
School integration
Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 1976
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009
Federal government
State governments
Political campaigns
News Report
Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998 (Interviewee)
Nevas, Steve (Reporter)
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APA: Ten O'Clock News; George Wallace interview. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_479A4FC5284446E183E720F93C51528B
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