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Ten O'Clock News; WBZ newsroom


Shots of the WBZ newsroom. People typing on typewriters, sitting as desks, answering phones. Still images of helicopters. Charles Bennett interviews a newsman on WBZ's new helicopter, which they use to cover more region wide news events. He describes the technological capabilities of the news helicopter, and the way news gathering technology is evolving, including satellites. They shoot cutaways.

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Ten O'Clock News

WBZ newsroom

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



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Mass media
News Report
Bennett, Charles (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; WBZ newsroom,” 02/11/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8DD7D9A00872468DAE315F40C3EFF6A9.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; WBZ newsroom.” 02/11/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8DD7D9A00872468DAE315F40C3EFF6A9>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; WBZ newsroom. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8DD7D9A00872468DAE315F40C3EFF6A9
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