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Ten O'Clock News; Bunker Hill and Old Ironsides


Footage of the Bunker Hill Monument against a blue sky. Children play on the surrounding grass slope. Pans to adjacent columned building with US and Massachusetts State flags. Footage of the USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") in Charlestown Navy Yard. “Welcome aboard” sign; masts without sails; shipmates with striped shirts. Early US flag with 15 stars hangs from bowsprit. Visitors ascend gangplank. National Park Service booth with attendant. Boston Naval Shipyard plaque. Aft view of ship.

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Ten O'Clock News

Bunker Hill and Old Ironsides

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

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Constitution (Frigate)
Historical reenactments
Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Bunker Hill and Old Ironsides,” 05/02/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_82CD53E432DE4C6FB5C35CC3F0BA0DF1.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Bunker Hill and Old Ironsides.” 05/02/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_82CD53E432DE4C6FB5C35CC3F0BA0DF1>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Bunker Hill and Old Ironsides. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_82CD53E432DE4C6FB5C35CC3F0BA0DF1
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