WGBH Openvault

Ten O'Clock News; Brooke press conference on finances


Senator Edward Brooke holds a press conference at the offices of Robert McGrath (attorney for Edward Brooke) to address a story about his personal finances that appeared in the Boston Globe. Brooke admits to making a false statement about the receipt of a personal loan in an out-of-court deposition for his divorce. Brooke says that he did not commit perjury by making a "misstatement" in the divorce proceedings; that he did not inflate his financial liability in the divorce settlement. Brooke discusses the divorce settlement and says that it is "fair and equitable." Brooke denies allegations by the Boston Globe that he spends more than he earns. Brooke describes the sources of his income, including details of the purchases and estimated values of his properties. Brooke apologizes to constituents and asks for their forgiveness and understanding. The media asks probing questions about his personal life and finances. Brooke admits that his daughter is responsible for leaking the story to the press.

License Clip

View online at the Boston TV News Digital Library

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Ten O'Clock News

Brooke press conference on finances

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



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


African American politicians
Brooke, Edward William, 1919-
Political corruption
Legislators -- United States
Press conferences
News Report
Brooke, Edward William, 1919- (Speaker)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Brooke press conference on finances,” 05/26/1978, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 27, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4E6DCD97E59E486CB67B36AA5F200781.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Brooke press conference on finances.” 05/26/1978. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 27, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4E6DCD97E59E486CB67B36AA5F200781>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Brooke press conference on finances. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4E6DCD97E59E486CB67B36AA5F200781
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.