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Ten O'Clock News; Walcott and Heaney, Part 1


Interview with St. Lucian poet Derek Walcott and Irish poet Seamus Heaney about the poetry of American poet Robert Penn Warren. Lydon, Walcott, and Heaney discuss the best format for the interview. Walcott and Heany comment on Penn Warren's appointment as US Poet Laureate. Walcott comments on the excellence of Penn Warren's recent work. Heaney talks about the significance of US history in Penn Warren's work. Walcott and Heaney discuss regionalism in Penn Warren's work, and the appropriateness of appointing a poet laureate. Walcott reads from Penn Warren's poem, "Caribou." Tape 1 of 2.

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Ten O'Clock News

Walcott and Heaney, Part 1

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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Broadcast program

Media Type


Walcott, Derek
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989
Heaney, Seamus, 1939-
Oral interpretation of poetry
News Report
Heaney, Seamus, 1939- (Interviewee)
Walcott, Derek (Interviewee)
Lydon, Christopher (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Walcott and Heaney, Part 1,” 02/28/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_575E90646BE94D3DA6E8DA13481FB235.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Walcott and Heaney, Part 1.” 02/28/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_575E90646BE94D3DA6E8DA13481FB235>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Walcott and Heaney, Part 1. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_575E90646BE94D3DA6E8DA13481FB235
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