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Ten O'Clock News; Updike interview part 1


Parts of a series of interviews with John Updike. First interview is about his interest in visual art and his experience drawing. He comments on cartoons and modernism. After a long pause in footage, there is a discussion between Updike and Lydon, while the cutaways are being shot. The second interview is about Eastern European writers, during which he mentions Danilo Kis, Bruno Schulz, and Milan Kundera. Tape ends with an extended shot of Updike's book "Just Looking." part 1 of 2.

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Ten O'Clock News

Updike interview 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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Updike, John
News Report
Lydon, Christopher (Reporter)
Updike, John (Interviewee)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Updike interview part 1,” 12/21/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_577B2823F1A8424BB712BFAD6F5E713D.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Updike interview part 1.” 12/21/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 15, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_577B2823F1A8424BB712BFAD6F5E713D>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Updike interview part 1. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_577B2823F1A8424BB712BFAD6F5E713D
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