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Ten O'Clock News; Robert Foster on MBTA

09/21/1979

Video starts with people speaking over color bars. B-roll of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority advisory board meeting. Interview with Robert Foster, chair of MBTA. He is requesting a larger operating budget. He discusses the work done by the MBTA and their attempts develop a better relationship with the advisory board. He speaks of plans for transportation demands during Pope John Paul II's visit. They shoot cutaways. Interview with Ed Novakoff, advisory board representative from Brookline, who complains about green line LRVs, and does not support giving the MBTA a larger operating budget. Several takes of reporter standup in the MBTA lot, with buses in the background.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Robert Foster on MBTA

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

00:13:59

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Popes
Transportation
Catholic Church
Clergy
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Husock, Howard (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Robert Foster on MBTA,” 09/21/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4AC859BADB994054B51528233326395F.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Robert Foster on MBTA.” 09/21/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4AC859BADB994054B51528233326395F>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Robert Foster on MBTA. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4AC859BADB994054B51528233326395F
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