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Ten O'Clock News; Trolleys and buses


Footage shot from car driving westbound on Commonwealth Avenue beyond Boston University, parallel to green line trolley with cigarette ads on side. Driver swears at other cars in traffic. Driver, reporter, and camera operator discuss best ways to shoot. Pass Tech HiFi, Tweeter, Firestone Tire. Trolley curves away toward left at Packard's Corner. Inbound trolley stops to admit passengers. Two trolleys pass each other in opposite directions. Yellow MBTA bus at Charles Circle. Red line train crosses Longfellow Bridge over Charles River toward Cambridge. Sound of metal wheels on tracks. People get on bus to Porter Square.

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Ten O'Clock News

Trolleys and buses

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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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Allston (Boston, Mass.)
Cambridge (Mass.)
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Trolleys and buses,” 04/14/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_854C0A419B22455C9ED58C0D49DF71AF.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Trolleys and buses.” 04/14/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_854C0A419B22455C9ED58C0D49DF71AF>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Trolleys and buses. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_854C0A419B22455C9ED58C0D49DF71AF
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