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Ten O'Clock News; Jeter family business

03/29/1991

Alexandra Marks reports on the Jeter family's business. These entrepreneurs started Jet-A-Way trash disposal and recycling business in Boston in 1967. Interview with Jesse Jeter on the lack of media attention on successful African American people and other minority businesses. He also talks about the racism he experiences in some of his business relationships. Interview with Ed and Darlene Jeter on the hard work they put into their business. They also discuss the help that affirmative action has given their company. Footage from the NAACP's Leadership Development Training Conference. Interview with entrepreneur William Singleton, president of Quest, who talks about the lack of financing for minority companies. Following the edited story is additional b-roll footage of the Jet-A-Way company at work. Recycling yard, dumpsters, heavy machinery.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Jeter family business

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

00:12:05

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Refuse and refuse disposal
Business
Affirmative action programs
African American businesspeople
Race relations
Locations
Boston (Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Marks, Alexandra (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Jeter family business,” 03/29/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6B23CB2A9F1B4AA29505F10721F5B097.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Jeter family business.” 03/29/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6B23CB2A9F1B4AA29505F10721F5B097>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Jeter family business. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6B23CB2A9F1B4AA29505F10721F5B097
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