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Ten O'Clock News; Use of unnamed sources


Use of unnamed sources is rampant in Stuart murder case. District Attorney Newman Flanagan at press conference. News room scenes. Interview with Andrew Costello of the Boston Herald on the reasoning and practice behind using unnamed sources in news reporting. Boston Globe and WGBH practices on using these souces. Interview with Ellen Hume on the rights of the public and the rights of individuals. Clips from "All the President's Men."

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Ten O'Clock News

Use of unnamed sources

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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Stuart, Charles, 1959-
Stuart, Carol
Mass media
News Report
George, Christy (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Use of unnamed sources,” 01/08/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9A56A5CCBE334A27A9B6F15D97FCA203.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Use of unnamed sources.” 01/08/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9A56A5CCBE334A27A9B6F15D97FCA203>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Use of unnamed sources. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9A56A5CCBE334A27A9B6F15D97FCA203
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