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Ten O'Clock News; East Boston High boycott

10/18/1979

East Boston High School exterior. Students congregate in street. Security officer tries to corral them onto sidewalk. Police on motorcycles. White students interviewed about their boycott ,which is because of previous day's racially motivated stabbing. They make racist comments about the black students in their school. They demand metal detectors. Student leaders stand on platform asking students if they want scanners, organizing their position to present to the school administration. Several takes of reporter standup. Security officer talks informally to students about safety. Interview with senior Gary Gosselin on mood inside school.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

East Boston High boycott

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

00:17:09

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
School integration
Students
Boycotts
Violence
Schools
Race relations
School buildings
Locations
East Boston (Boston, Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Cohen, Art (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; East Boston High boycott,” 10/18/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_67624193DD3D4EE5BFAE482BE07E4E45.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; East Boston High boycott.” 10/18/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_67624193DD3D4EE5BFAE482BE07E4E45>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; East Boston High boycott. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_67624193DD3D4EE5BFAE482BE07E4E45
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