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Ten O'Clock News; Tobin Elementary School


Pam Bullard reports on the Tobin Elementary School, which is located near the Mission Hill Housing Project.Bullard reports that 75 white children are bused into the Tobin school with no problems. Interviews with students and teachers talking about how much they like the school. Bullard reports that Charlie Gibbons, the principal, encourages teachers to develop innovative programs for students. During the report Principal Gibbons was in Puerto Rico learning about the schools there to better be able to serve the Latino students at his school. Bullard notes that the school has a good atmosphere and enjoys a good rapport with the community.

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Ten O'Clock News

Tobin Elementary School

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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School children
Busing for school integration
Mission Hill (Boston, Mass.)
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Bullard, Pam (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Tobin Elementary School,” 03/26/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_894017025C3A44959F08D13D95549DA5.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Tobin Elementary School.” 03/26/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_894017025C3A44959F08D13D95549DA5>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Tobin Elementary School. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_894017025C3A44959F08D13D95549DA5
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