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Ten O'Clock News; Brandeis Divestment


Christy George reports on the end of a two-week fast by chaplains at Brandeis University. George notes that the chaplains fasted to protest the university's investments in South Africa. George's report includes footage from a gathering of apartheid protesters on the Brandeis campus. Father Maurice Loiselle, Rabbi Albert Axelrad and Reverend Diane Moore discuss their fast and the university's policy regarding South Africa. The protesters sing and hold hands at the gathering. George reports that the chaplains' fast serves as the last phase of a community protest against apartheid. George notes that Brandeis trustees will review their investment policy at an upcoming meeting. George reviews the apartheid protest at Brandeis University since last year. George's report includes footage of Brandeis students at a shantytown on campus from the previous year.

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Ten O'Clock News

Brandeis Divestment

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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Universities and colleges
Brandeis University
Student protesters
Anti-apartheid movements
Waltham (Mass.)
News Report
George, Christy (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Brandeis Divestment,” 02/13/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9927E3ACFDDB4230834A2D12EECCCC06.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Brandeis Divestment.” 02/13/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9927E3ACFDDB4230834A2D12EECCCC06>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Brandeis Divestment. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9927E3ACFDDB4230834A2D12EECCCC06
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