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Ten O'Clock News; Anti-violence video for teens


Marcus Jones reports that a group of African American teenagers have created an anti-violence tele-play called "A Second Chance," which will air on the Boston Neighborhood Network. Jones notes that the teenagers spent the summer rehearsing, writing and recording the video, with encouragement from counselors from the Dorchester Counseling Center. Jones reports that the 30-minute video takes a stand against drugs and violence. Jones' report includes footage from an interview with Maxine Rawlins (Dorchester Counseling Center). Rawlins says that parents, teachers, and peer counselors can use the video in discussions about violence. Jones' report also includes interviews with teenagers involved in making the video. The teenagers talk about the video and their efforts to turn others away from violence. Jones notes that the lives of many of these teenagers have been touched by violence. Jones' report includes footage from the video, footage of a teenager performing a rap song, and footage from the funeral of teenager Kingsley Allen who was killed at Boston High School.

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Ten O'Clock News

Anti-violence video for teens

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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Drug abuse -- Prevention
Rap (Music)
Urban youth
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Dorchester (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Anti-violence video for teens,” 12/18/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5BDFBF37F50B4C11A1B0F3B725ECBB00.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Anti-violence video for teens.” 12/18/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5BDFBF37F50B4C11A1B0F3B725ECBB00>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Anti-violence video for teens. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5BDFBF37F50B4C11A1B0F3B725ECBB00
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