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Ten O'Clock News; CIA recruitment protest trial


Third day of jury selection for CIA recruitment protest trial of Amy Carter, Abbie Hoffman, and others. David Boeri comments on the media's intense focus on Amy Carter. Court scenes. After the court lets out without having selected a jury, Abbie Hoffman talks to the press about the importance of this trial in revealing the true nature of the Central Intelligence Agency. He also comments that despite his age, he's remaining active in the causes he believes in.

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Ten O'Clock News

CIA recruitment protest trial

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



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Mass media
Carter, Amy
Hoffman, Abbie
United States. Central Intelligence Agency
Northampton (Mass.)
News Report
Hoffman, Abbie (Interviewee)
Boeri, David (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; CIA recruitment protest trial,” 04/08/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_626E225926784812AFF69324A92F36E7.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; CIA recruitment protest trial.” 04/08/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_626E225926784812AFF69324A92F36E7>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; CIA recruitment protest trial. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_626E225926784812AFF69324A92F36E7
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