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Ten O'Clock News; Gays and Republicans


Story on the lack of openly gay republican, focusing on Michael Duffy, a gay Republican running for state representative. Duffy at his house talking to his partner. Interview with Duffy on his position on gay political issues. Duffy holds a candidates night. Interviews with Republicans Steven Pierce, Paul Cronin, and William Weld on their views on gay rights legislation. Weld and Duffy shake hands.

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Ten O'Clock News

Gays and Republicans

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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Gay rights
Weld, William F.
Cronin, Paul W., 1938-1997
Political campaigns
Pierce, Steven D.
Politics, Practical
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854-)
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Cronin, Paul W., 1938-1997 (Interviewee)
Pierce, Steven D. (Interviewee)
Weld, William F. (Interviewee)
George, Christy (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Gays and Republicans,” 02/01/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_69BA1D4B921F49A9B1C3AA8AF24EC6C5.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Gays and Republicans.” 02/01/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_69BA1D4B921F49A9B1C3AA8AF24EC6C5>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Gays and Republicans. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_69BA1D4B921F49A9B1C3AA8AF24EC6C5
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