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Ten O'Clock News; Mel King with Jesse Jackson, Part 1

10/06/1983

Campaigners hold Mel King for Mayor signs in English, Chinese, and Spanish, and sell t-shirts and caps outside Concord Baptist Church in South End. King gets out of limousine with Jesse Jackson. Inside they shake hands and raise linked arms before Rainbow Coalition press conference. King introduces Jackson as “country preacher.” Jackson recounts 20 years of progress in America toward freedom and equality. He commends King for his efforts to leverage power of black people, and endorses him for mayor of Boston. King presents Jackson with a copy of King's book, Chain of Change. Jackson takes questions about the role of minorities in the Democratic Party and his potential campaign for the 1984 Democratic presidential nomination. reel 1 of 2.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Mel King with Jesse Jackson, Part 1

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

00:19:01

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Jackson, Jesse, 1941-
African Americans -- Politics and government
African American politicians
Press conferences
King, Mel
African Americans -- Civil rights
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Political campaigns
Locations
South End (Boston, Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
King, Mel (Speaker)
Harris, Gail (Reporter)
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- (Speaker)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Mel King with Jesse Jackson, Part 1,” 10/06/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_96330CA890F24268A8CD6F2F230F5A0F.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Mel King with Jesse Jackson, Part 1.” 10/06/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_96330CA890F24268A8CD6F2F230F5A0F>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Mel King with Jesse Jackson, Part 1. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_96330CA890F24268A8CD6F2F230F5A0F
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