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Ten O'Clock News; Mel King with Jesse Jackson, Part 2


Jesse Jackson (African American political leader) speaks at a campaign rally on behalf of Mel King (candidate for mayor of Boston) at the Concord Baptist Church in the South End. Jackson endorses King's candidacy. King answers a question about the role of newly registered voters in his campaign. The audience cheers for the two men and chants "Win Mel win," and "Run Jesse run." Tape 2 of 2.

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Ten O'Clock News

Mel King with Jesse Jackson, Part 2

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

Media Type


African American politicians
Voter registration
Jackson, Jesse, 1941-
Political campaigns
King, Mel
South End (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- (Speaker)
Harris, Gail (Reporter)
King, Mel (Speaker)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Mel King with Jesse Jackson, Part 2,” 10/06/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6828D4430EBF4955806862A24BB261C0.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Mel King with Jesse Jackson, Part 2.” 10/06/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6828D4430EBF4955806862A24BB261C0>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Mel King with Jesse Jackson, Part 2. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6828D4430EBF4955806862A24BB261C0
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