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Ten O'Clock News; Tent City, Copley Place construction


Several takes of reporter standup. History of the struggle to develop low income housing on the South End site where the Tent City Corporation is fighting to build. South End environs. Sign for a community garden. Construction workers and equipment starting work at Tent City construction site. Equal Housing Opportunity bulletin. South End apartment buildings. Residents in front of apartments and on balconies. Coffin with "Broke BRA Promises" written on it. Interview with Tent City Corporation representative on their efforts.

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Ten O'Clock News

Tent City, Copley Place construction

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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Construction industry
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Construction workers
Urban poor
City planning
South End (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Cohen, Art (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Tent City, Copley Place construction,” 09/22/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_947B21553EAE49E99A08CB9137A6E23D.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Tent City, Copley Place construction.” 09/22/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_947B21553EAE49E99A08CB9137A6E23D>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Tent City, Copley Place construction. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_947B21553EAE49E99A08CB9137A6E23D
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