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Ten O'Clock News; Argo Merchant


Nantucket shore sunset. Several takes of reporter standup. Reporter interviews John Clay, engineering officer who was working on the Argo Merchant oil spill. Clay points out the effects of the oil spill on the major fishing areas off the coast of Massachusetts, including the Georges Bank. Nantucket shore with ice and snow, seagulls.

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Ten O'Clock News

Argo Merchant

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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Oil spills
Water -- Pollution
Petroleum industry and trade
Nantucket (Mass.)
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Argo Merchant,” 12/22/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 17, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_94D5E41020C54C6D83DB08233F77CEA0.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Argo Merchant.” 12/22/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 17, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_94D5E41020C54C6D83DB08233F77CEA0>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Argo Merchant. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_94D5E41020C54C6D83DB08233F77CEA0
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