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Ten O'Clock News; Joyce King interview


First seven minutes are shots of photographs of community activist Mel King throughout his life. Then Christopher Lydon interviews his wife Joyce King in the kitchen of their home. Joyce says that Mel's parents taught him the importance of sharing with others, and adds that he was very proud of his father, who was active in a union. Joyce talks about Mel's generosity. Lydon asks about the West Indian background of Mel's family, and about his formative years. She says that Mel's family was proud of their West Indian heritage and discusses his experiences while attending college in South Carolina. Joyce says that he learned about racism and oppression while living in South Carolina.

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Ten O'Clock News

Joyce King interview

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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King, Mel
Political campaigns
African American politicians
African American women
South End (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Lydon, Christopher (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Joyce King interview,” 11/06/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9245AE0E28644531820B7D05A89B37CD.
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APA: Ten O'Clock News; Joyce King interview. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9245AE0E28644531820B7D05A89B37CD
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