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Ten O'Clock News; Report on racial violence


Mayor Kevin White releases report on racial violence in Boston. He does not comment on the findings because he has not yet reviewed them. The report was written by a committee consisting of 13 diverse members, chaired by Speaker Thomas McGee and Judge David Nelson. They met ten times over two months to interview 17 community leaders, both supporters and opponents of busing.

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Ten O'Clock News

Report on racial violence

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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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White, Kevin H.
Busing for school integration
McGee, Thomas W., 1924-2012
Race relations
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
White, Kevin H. (Speaker)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Report on racial violence,” 06/24/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_984EF44B4BD54DD8A7FA81192E6049B9.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Report on racial violence.” 06/24/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_984EF44B4BD54DD8A7FA81192E6049B9>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Report on racial violence. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_984EF44B4BD54DD8A7FA81192E6049B9
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