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Ten O'Clock News; Gay Rights Bill


Massachusetts State Representatives speak pro and con on gay rights anti-discrimination bill. Reps. Salvatore Dimasi, Roger Goyette, Susan Schur, Philip Travis, Eleanor Myerson, James Miceli, Francis Woodward, Thomas Vallely, Willian Robinson. The debate focuses mainly on discrimination against gay people in the workplace, but also touches on AIDS and gay foster care rights.

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Ten O'Clock News

Gay Rights Bill

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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AIDS (Disease)
Massachusetts State House (Boston, Mass.)
Bills, Legislative
Gay rights
Massachusetts -- Politics and government
Public health
Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Gay Rights Bill,” 09/23/1985, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_631656BB8BCA4E94A29D2F9D7BCF4880.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Gay Rights Bill.” 09/23/1985. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_631656BB8BCA4E94A29D2F9D7BCF4880>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Gay Rights Bill. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_631656BB8BCA4E94A29D2F9D7BCF4880
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