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Ten O'Clock News; Rainbow Coalition


B-roll of campaign staff work at the local headquarters of the Rainbow Coalition in the South End. The workers speak on the telephone, sort through papers and assemble handouts. Boyce Slayman, a political consultant, speaks to some of the workers. He shows them a newspaper headline about Jackson's top position on the Massachusetts' primary ballot. Shots of Jackson campaign pins, Jackson campaign letterhead and shots of Rainbow Coalition posters. Close up on a photo of Jackson and community activist Mel King. Exteriors of the campaign headquarters. Campaign signs for King's mayoral candidacy remain in the window of the headquarters.

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Ten O'Clock News

Rainbow Coalition

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

Media Type


African American politicians
Political campaigns
Jackson, Jesse, 1941-
African Americans -- Politics and government
King, Mel
South End (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Rainbow Coalition,” 01/13/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7D06C634BAE7489FACD1380B395EEB40.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Rainbow Coalition.” 01/13/1984. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7D06C634BAE7489FACD1380B395EEB40>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Rainbow Coalition. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7D06C634BAE7489FACD1380B395EEB40
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