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Ten O'Clock News; Role models for black youth


Marcus Jones reports on efforts to provide positive male role models for young African American boys through the Paul Robeson Institute for Positive Self-Development. Third and fourth grade boys attend the Institute every Saturday, and 25 men from diverse backgrounds assist the boys in developing their understanding of math, science and history. Interviews with Pamela Brodie and Delores Wilson, who are both teachers at the Holland Community School. Both teachers praise the program. Brodie talks about the need for positive male role models. Interview with Keith Motley, a member of the Paul Robeson Institute, about the program. Motley says that programs like this one can help to end the violence on the streets. Interviews with two African American boys who attend the Institute. Following the edited story is additional footage of Brodie and her students in class at the Holland School.

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Ten O'Clock News

Role models for black youth

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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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Role models
School children
African American students
Urban youth
African Americans -- History
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Role models for black youth,” 12/13/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A8A633AAFCF462C8F8F28B99BE9A646.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Role models for black youth.” 12/13/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A8A633AAFCF462C8F8F28B99BE9A646>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Role models for black youth. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A8A633AAFCF462C8F8F28B99BE9A646
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