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Ten O'Clock News; Abbie Hoffman, R.I.P.


Abbie Hoffman is posthumously remembered for his career as a political activist. Footage of Hoffman's theatrics from political rallies and appearances from 1960s-1980s. Clips of reporters talking to Hoffman during his last activism and trial participation in Northampton, Mass.

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Ten O'Clock News

Abbie Hoffman, R.I.P.

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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Students -- Political activity
Student protesters
Hoffman, Abbie
Northampton (Mass.)
News Report
Hoffman, Abbie (Speaker)
Boeri, David (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Abbie Hoffman, R.I.P.,” 04/13/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7327BFF372E24E7F857404CF672E3BBC.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Abbie Hoffman, R.I.P..” 04/13/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7327BFF372E24E7F857404CF672E3BBC>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Abbie Hoffman, R.I.P.. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7327BFF372E24E7F857404CF672E3BBC
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