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Ten O'Clock News; Prince and Princess of Swaziland


Meg Vaillancourt reports that Princess Zenani Dlamini, daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, and her husband Prince Thumbumuzi Dlamini, son of the late King of Swaziland, will attend Boston University. The couple has expressed a desire to abstain from politics while attending the university. Press conference where Zenani Dlamini answers questions about her parents. Vaillancourt's report is accompanied by footage of events in South Africa and by footage of Nelson Mandela. BU President John Silber stirred up controversy when he awarded an honorary degree to Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi, the South African Zulu Chief, instead of Nelson Mandela. This edition of the Ten O'Clock News also included the following item: Dr. Laval Wilson (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) must improve the reading skills of its students

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Ten O'Clock News

Prince and Princess of Swaziland

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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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Silber, John, 1926-
Mandela-Dlamini, Zenani, 1958-
South Africa
Universities and colleges
Boston University
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-
Press conferences
Mandela, Winnie
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Vaillancourt, Meg (Reporter)
Mandela-Dlamini, Zenani, 1958- (Speaker)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Prince and Princess of Swaziland,” 05/13/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6ED38487D17747D1892B78C846A9C942.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Prince and Princess of Swaziland.” 05/13/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6ED38487D17747D1892B78C846A9C942>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Prince and Princess of Swaziland. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6ED38487D17747D1892B78C846A9C942
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