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Ten O'Clock News; Marathon coverage dispute

04/13/1990

WCVB disputes rights of exclusive marathon coverage purchased by WBZ from the Boston Athletic Association (BAA). Boston Marathon Credential Committee working. Runners and TV cameras filming. Interview with James Coppersmith of WCVB on why the station is suing for coverage rights, since the Boston Marathon is a public news event. Quote from WBZ news director Stan Hopkins. Interviews with runners. Discussion of the changes in the Boston Marathon over the last ten years.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Marathon coverage dispute

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

Duration

00:03:22

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Mass media
Athletes
Sports
Boston Marathon
Journalists
Locations
Boston (Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
George, Christy (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Marathon coverage dispute,” 04/13/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_649810F9AA78461A88E3ACC06DD48A3C.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Marathon coverage dispute.” 04/13/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_649810F9AA78461A88E3ACC06DD48A3C>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Marathon coverage dispute. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_649810F9AA78461A88E3ACC06DD48A3C
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