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Ten O'Clock News; African Americans in Rockwell paintings


Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge exhibit a collection of Norman Rockwell's paintings in celebration of Black History Month. The paintings in the exhibit depict African Americans, often in subservient positions, as well a his later works depicting moments in the Civil Rights Movement and African American history. People from the museum give historical context. Closeups on many of the paintings. Following the story is b-roll of the exhibit and individual paintings.

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Ten O'Clock News

African Americans in Rockwell paintings

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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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Art -- Exhibitions
African Americans -- Civil rights
African Americans -- History
Art museums
Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978
African Americans in art
Stockbridge (Mass.)
News Report
Fields, Carmen (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; African Americans in Rockwell paintings,” 02/24/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_73631E6A7D844327A22A3CDACC674339.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; African Americans in Rockwell paintings.” 02/24/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_73631E6A7D844327A22A3CDACC674339>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; African Americans in Rockwell paintings. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_73631E6A7D844327A22A3CDACC674339
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