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Evening Compass, The; Charlestown High busing reactions

09/08/1975

Police lined up outside Charlestown High. Teachers gathered at the front of the school. Black students get off bus. Person on the street interviews with students boycotting school in busing protest. They discuss the purpose of their boycott. Some fiercely defend sovereignty of sports teams, make racist comments.


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Series
Evening Compass, The
Title

Charlestown High busing reactions

Series Description

Premiered January 1974

The Evening Compass was a half-hour program airing Monday - Friday at 7 pm, repeated at 10:30. With co-anchormen Ed Baumeister and Louis Lyons, its purpose was to interpret news already reported elsewhere and to recognize, report and interpret news not reported elsewhere. Compass Specials were occasional broadcasts at other times that usually covered actual events as opportunities and resources permitted. Evening Compass incorporated the staff of Louis Lyons/News and Comment and The Reporters.

See Prime Time January and February 1974 for cover stories. Series release date: 1/2/1974

Duration

00:16:47

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Students
Police patrol
Busing for school integration
Race relations
School buildings
Demonstrations
African American students
Locations
Charestown (Boston, Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Creators
Stuart, Charles (Series Producer)
Contributors
Stoia, Judy (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Evening Compass, The; Charlestown High busing reactions,” 09/08/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_926D8B487D25416B980F741A94B5F98B.
MLA: “Evening Compass, The; Charlestown High busing reactions.” 09/08/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_926D8B487D25416B980F741A94B5F98B>.
APA: Evening Compass, The; Charlestown High busing reactions. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_926D8B487D25416B980F741A94B5F98B
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