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Ten O'Clock News; Barney Frank contrite

08/29/1989

Interview with Representative Barney Frank regarding the Steve Gobie prostitution scandal. Frank denies knowledge of Gobie's escorting activities while in residence at Frank's home. Discusses pressures of being a closeted gay man that led to Frank hiring prostitutes. Following edited story is b-roll of interview between reporter David Boeri and Frank. Frank frequently expresses displeasure with Boeri's questioning. Discussion of Frank's moral views of prostitution; interactions with House Committee on Ethics; nature of relationship with Gobie. Footage of Boeri posing for cutaways.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Barney Frank contrite

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

00:08:18

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Prostitution
Legislators -- United States
Frank, Barney, 1940-
Political corruption
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Boeri, David (Reporter)
Frank, Barney, 1940- (Interviewee)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Barney Frank contrite,” 08/29/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6DCDAF44647B4F019395B755EAFA6A31.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Barney Frank contrite.” 08/29/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6DCDAF44647B4F019395B755EAFA6A31>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Barney Frank contrite. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6DCDAF44647B4F019395B755EAFA6A31
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