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Ten O'Clock News; City Council on fair housing


David Boeri reports that Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston) and the Boston City Council will work together to create a public housing policy that ensures equal access while providing some element of choice. Boeri notes that the city must comply with the policy of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) if they wish to continue receiving federal funds. Boeri's report includes footage of Flynn, Charles Yancey (Boston City Council), and Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council) at a press conference about fair housing policy. Boeri's report also features footage from an interview with James Kelly (Boston City Council). Kelly says that free choice is more important than racial diversity. Boeri reviews the current housing policy and the policy requirements of HUD. Boeri's report also includes footage of white and African American tenants of public housing and by footage of Dapper O'Neil (Boston City Council). This edition of the Ten O'Clock News also included the following item: Sonia Sanchez

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Ten O'Clock News

City Council on fair housing

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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Yancey, Charles C.
O'Neil, Albert L., 1920-2007
City councils
Kelly, James M., 1940-2007
United States. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Press conferences
Race relations
Bolling, Bruce C., 1945-2012
Boston (Mass.). City Council
Federal government
Public housing
Flynn, Raymond L.
Housing policy
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Boeri, David (Reporter)
Flynn, Raymond L. (Speaker)
Kelly, James M., 1940-2007 (Interviewee)
Yancey, Charles C. (Speaker)
Bolling, Bruce C., 1945-2012 (Speaker)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; City Council on fair housing,” 01/14/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56AF54DE593D4AD49A5BC35F442B6A26.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; City Council on fair housing.” 01/14/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56AF54DE593D4AD49A5BC35F442B6A26>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; City Council on fair housing. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_56AF54DE593D4AD49A5BC35F442B6A26
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