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Ten O'Clock News; William Celester


David Boeri reports that Boston Deputy Superintendent of Police William Celester has been accused of sexual assault by a female employee of the Police Department. Boeri reviews the allegations. He notes that neither the department nor Celester will comment on the ongoing investigation. Interview with Rafe Kelly of St. John's Missionary Baptist Church. Kelly talks about the case from the victim's point of view. This edition of the Ten O'Clock News also included the following item: Callie Crossley reports on the documentary film Street Cop, set in Roxbury

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Ten O'Clock News

William Celester

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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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Sexual harassment
Celester, William R.
Boston (Mass.). Police Dept.
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Boeri, David (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; William Celester,” 03/31/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_76E98C91FF0340EFB1B88A3CCBA2E431.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; William Celester.” 03/31/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_76E98C91FF0340EFB1B88A3CCBA2E431>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; William Celester. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_76E98C91FF0340EFB1B88A3CCBA2E431
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