Ten O'Clock News; Kurzweil Reading Machine
Digital Corporation sponsors a demonstration of the evolution of voice technology at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. A moderator and a group of speakers answer questions from the audience about voice technology and computing technology. The speakers and audience discuss the importance of access to this technology by the blind and disabled. The moderator introduces musician Stevie Wonder. A short clip of Saturday Night Live is played, featuring Stevie Wonder as a news reporter. Wonder speaks to the audience about the opportunities provided to him through technology. He explains the transition from acoustic technology to a more visual technology in terms of music. Wonder discusses his experiences with technology and explains how he works with a Kurzweil reading machine, a DECtalk computer and a synthesizer to compose music. He explains how technology helps further opportunity. Wonder thanks the creators of this technology. Tape 1 of 2
- Ten O'Clock News
Kurzweil Reading Machine
- 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
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- African American musicians
- People with disabilities
- Wonder, Stevie
- Boston (Mass.)
- News Report
- Vaillancourt, Meg (Reporter)
- Wonder, Stevie (Speaker)
- Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Kurzweil Reading Machine,” 04/29/1985, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7E4F4F4E9E404C078890F3110090FB49.
- MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Kurzweil Reading Machine.” 04/29/1985. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7E4F4F4E9E404C078890F3110090FB49>.
- APA: Ten O'Clock News; Kurzweil Reading Machine. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7E4F4F4E9E404C078890F3110090FB49