Ten O'Clock News; Richard Taylor
Carmen Fields reports that Richard Taylor, the Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation and Construction, will preside over the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Construction Project in Boston. Taylor is one of the few African American Republicans in Massachusetts. Interview with Taylor, who talks about his reasons for being a Republican and his career in business. Taylor talks about his commitment to affirmative action and his plans to encourage participation by women and minorities in the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project. Taylor says that he has always pushed for fair and equitable opportunities for minority businesses. Fields notes that Taylor says that his appointment signals a commitment to affirmative action on the part of Governor William Weld. Fields' report is accompanied by footage of Rev. Graylan Hagler and unemployed construction workers at a press conference at a construction site in Roxbury. This edition of the Ten O'Clock News also included the following item: Alexandra Marks interviews businessmen Derek Jeter and William Singleton on the challenges faced by minority businesses in Boston
- Ten O'Clock News
- 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
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project (Mass.)
- African American businesspeople
- Affirmative action programs
- Republican Party (U.S. : 1854-)
- African Americans -- Politics and government
- Employment policy
- Construction industry
- African American politicians
- Boston (Mass.)
- News Report
- Fields, Carmen (Reporter)
- Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Richard Taylor,” 03/29/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6A8BC6D02FF74306883877F3B9CDB209.
- MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Richard Taylor.” 03/29/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6A8BC6D02FF74306883877F3B9CDB209>.
- APA: Ten O'Clock News; Richard Taylor. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6A8BC6D02FF74306883877F3B9CDB209