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Ten O'Clock News; Towing lot

04/26/1977

Boston police car marked “towing enforcement.” Sign at tow lot on Albany Street listing charges of $12 plus hourly storage fees. Interview on creation of Parking Violations Bureau to consolidate enforcement and collection of fines. Cost of unpaid ticket will double after 21 days. Denver boot used to immobilize cars of scofflaws. Police commissioner Joseph Jordan announces clamp down on illegal parking in city. Cavalcade of police tow trucks enter lot carrying vehicles.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Towing lot

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

00:22:41

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Jordan, Joseph M.
Police
Law enforcement
Automobiles
Boston (Mass.). Police Dept.
Locations
Boston (Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Giger, Karin (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Towing lot,” 04/26/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9A190DFA30D84CB0AD742A6F3A5F3851.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Towing lot.” 04/26/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9A190DFA30D84CB0AD742A6F3A5F3851>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Towing lot. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9A190DFA30D84CB0AD742A6F3A5F3851
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