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Ten O'Clock News; Kevin White on school opening


Press conference at City Hall. Boston Mayor Kevin White and Police Commissioner Robert DiGrazia read prepared statements about the following day's school opening in the third year of court-ordered busing. White expresses confidence in a peaceful opening of schools. DiGrazia says that police have been instructed to use minimum force, but to act decisively against any disruptions of public order. Both men hope that police can be removed from schools as soon as possible. White notes that the atmosphere seems calmer this year than during the previous two years. White says that he would like to remove police from the schools as soon as possible because their presence hinders the development of a healthy learning environment. Reporters question them on the school opening. Shots of Pam Bullard listening to the press conference.

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Ten O'Clock News

Kevin White on school opening

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


Schools -- Safety measures
Boston (Mass.). Police Dept.
White, Kevin H.
Press conferences
Busing for school integration
DiGrazia, Robert J.
Massachusetts. Metropolitan District Commission
First day of school
Massachusetts. Dept. of State Police
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
DiGrazia, Robert J. (Speaker)
Bullard, Pam (Reporter)
White, Kevin H. (Speaker)
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