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Ten O'Clock News; Tip O'Neill at Boston College


Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O'Neill speaks at 1981 Boston College commencement ceremony. Discusses his graduation from Boston College in 1936; compares environment of the College in the depression. Discusses investing in education of young adults to keep up with economic and governmental demand. Footage of crowd; graduating students; group of students with top hats. O'Neill discusses inflated price of education and cuts to student aid. Crowd applause; faculty in commencement regalia. Closes with clips of reporter Sharon Stevens giving a summary of O'Neill's speech.

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Ten O'Clock News

Tip O'Neill at Boston College

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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Boston College
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Commencement ceremonies
O'Neill, Tip
Universities and colleges
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
O'Neill, Tip (Speaker)
Stevens, Sharon (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Tip O'Neill at Boston College,” 05/18/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_721CFDBD0B8946B3A147032671FBB766.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Tip O'Neill at Boston College.” 05/18/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_721CFDBD0B8946B3A147032671FBB766>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Tip O'Neill at Boston College. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_721CFDBD0B8946B3A147032671FBB766
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