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Ten O'Clock News; BPL funding


Mayor Ray Flynn proposes million-dollar cut in Boston Public Library funds. Flynn cites funding used for new positions, fringe benefits, and unnecessary accouterments instead of library services. Library representative speaks in BPL courtyard about the effect of cutbacks. Footage of employees working at circulation and card catalog. Brief clip of Congressman William Bulger in court. Various Library representatives explain job functions and loss at BPL. Flynn explains that library fund must be focused on branch services instead of fringe benefits.

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Ten O'Clock News

BPL funding

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

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Boston Public Library
Flynn, Raymond L.
Bulger, William M.
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
Flynn, Raymond L. (Interviewee)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; BPL funding,” 06/27/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_589FBA86B9694FE58BBA9AA6A17111A5.
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