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Ten O'Clock News; Frank and Heckler Debate


Barney Frank and Margaret Heckler, both incumbents, debate in Newton, part of a newly shaped district, in electoral race for Congress. The debate is hosted by The Tab. Cuts of Heckler and Frank's answers and rebuttals. Journalists asks questions. Newton residents sit in audience and applaud for some answers. They specifically talk about national defense and their previous Congressional records.

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Ten O'Clock News

Frank and Heckler Debate

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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Heckler, Margaret
Campaign debates
Legislators -- United States
Frank, Barney, 1940-
Newton (Mass.)
News Report
Wu, Janet (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Frank and Heckler Debate,” 09/10/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8381F02730864D6498DB985FF158379C.
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