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Ten O'Clock News; Boston School Report

09/09/1975

Press conference at the Boston Schools Information Center on day two of Phase II desegregation of Boston schools. Footage is silent until 00:01:37. Robert DiGrazia (Police Commissioner, City of Boston) takes questions about the arrests of 74 members of the Committee Against Racism, and how the police and judiciary process mass arrests in South Boston. DiGrazia also answers questions about police restraint and police response to violence in the streets. Ed Baumeister (WGBH reporter) notes that there are many arrests for minor infractions and few arrests for major incidents. Greg Pilkington (WGBH reporter) questions the police policy of restraint. DiGrazia says that there is a difference between low visibility and restraint; that police are making arrests. J. Stanley Pottinger (Assistant US Attorney General) discusses the presence of federal marshals in Boston and the ongoing federal investigations into violations of the federal court order. Pottinger says that antibusing activity at night can be considered a violation of the court order. DiGrazia says that police are making great efforts to crack down on violence and vandalism during the evening hours. Peter Meade (Mayor's Office) reports on public safety teams in Charlestown. Marion Fahey (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) reports on school attendance and atmosphere. She gives information on registration for students without school assignments. Reporters ask Pottinger questions about the federal investigations of antibusing activity. Reporters ask Fahey questions about school attendance and low attendance among white students. Fahey says that attendance will improve as parents and students realize that the schools are running smoothly. This tape has visible time code burned in at the bottom of the screen.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Boston School Report

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

Duration

00:31:24

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Police
United States. National Guard Bureau
School attendance
Fahey, Marion
School management and organization
Busing for school integration
Violence
Press conferences
School superintendents
DiGrazia, Robert J.
Locations
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Pilkington, Greg (Reporter)
Fahey, Marion (Speaker)
DiGrazia, Robert J. (Speaker)
Baumeister, Ed (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Boston School Report,” 09/09/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_92A1D342465947F088431DD83F0B6D88.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Boston School Report.” 09/09/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_92A1D342465947F088431DD83F0B6D88>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Boston School Report. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_92A1D342465947F088431DD83F0B6D88
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