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Ten O'Clock News; Grand Bostonians


Mayor Kevin White honors seven distinguished Bostonians at a gala reception at the Parkman House. Women's rights advocate Florence Luscombe, community activist Melnea Cass, former senator and governor Leverett Saltonstall, former senator and ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, theater critic Elliot Norton, historian Walter Muir Whitehill, entrepreneur Sidney Rabb (of Stop & Shop). Personal narratives of the honorees with archival stills of their lives.

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Ten O'Clock News

Grand Bostonians

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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Cass, Melnea A. (Melnea Agnes), 1896-1978
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902-1985
Saltonstall, Leverett, 1892-1979
White, Kevin H.
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Grand Bostonians,” 08/06/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F85D88E2CFF4B13A34A0BC7886CBECB.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Grand Bostonians.” 08/06/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F85D88E2CFF4B13A34A0BC7886CBECB>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Grand Bostonians. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F85D88E2CFF4B13A34A0BC7886CBECB
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