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Evening Compass, The; September in Boston; September in Boston

09/09/1974

An Evening Compass special broadcast three days before the opening of Boston schools for Phase I desegregation. In-studio operators take phone calls from parents with questions about bus routes and school opening times. Kevin White addresses city residents on busing and school safety. Pam Bullard reports on school desegregation and the implementation of the busing plan. Pam Bullard reports on an antibusing demonstration at City Hall Plaza. Her report includes footage of white marchers with protest signs. The footage shows an angry crowd jeering at Edward Kennedy (US Senator) and breaking a window at the JFK Federal Building. Bullard and Baumeister interview Paul Russell (Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department) about preparations by police for the opening of schools. Judy Stoia reports on the open house at English High School. The report features footage of Robert Peterkin (Headmaster, English High School) at the open house and interviews with John Kenney (Jamaica Plain parent) and his daughter, a white student who has been assigned to English High School. Bullard and Baumeister interview William Reid (Headmaster, South Boston High School) about student assignments in South Boston and Roxbury, and about preparations for opening day at South Boston High School. Baumeister interviews Tom Duffy, Dalton Baugh and Joe Glynn of the Youth Activity Commission about efforts to reach out to students who will be affected by school desegregation. Baumeister reports on efforts by local TV stations to cover the busing story in an unobtrusive and responsible manner. There is a cut in the middle of the video, and then it switches to B&W and then back to color.


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Series
Evening Compass, The
Program
September in Boston
Title

September in Boston

Series Description

Premiered January 1974

The Evening Compass was a half-hour program airing Monday - Friday at 7 pm, repeated at 10:30. With co-anchormen Ed Baumeister and Louis Lyons, its purpose was to interpret news already reported elsewhere and to recognize, report and interpret news not reported elsewhere. Compass Specials were occasional broadcasts at other times that usually covered actual events as opportunities and resources permitted. Evening Compass incorporated the staff of Louis Lyons/News and Comment and The Reporters.

See Prime Time January and February 1974 for cover stories. Series release date: 1/2/1974

Program Description

An Evening Compass special broadcast three days before the opening of Boston schools for Phase I desegregation. In-studio operators take phone calls from parents with questions about bus routes and school opening times. Kevin White addresses city residents on busing and school safety. Pam Bullard reports on school desegregation and the implementation of the busing plan. Pam Bullard reports on an anti-busing demonstration at City Hall Plaza. Her report includes footage of white marchers with protest signs. The footage shows an angry crowd jeering at Edward Kennedy (US Senator) and breaking a window at the JFK Federal Building. Bullard and Baumeister interview Paul Russell (Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department) about preparations by police for the opening of schools. Judy Stoia reports on the open house at English High School. The report features footage of Robert Peterkin (Headmaster, English High School) at the open house and interviews with John Kenney (Jamaica Plain parent) and his daugther Paula, a white student who has been assigned to English High School. Bullard and Baumeister interview William Reid (Headmaster, South Boston High School) about student assignments in South Boston and Roxbury, and about preparations for opening day at South Boston High School. Baumeister interviews Tom Duffy, Dalton Baugh and Joe Glynn of the Youth Activity Commission about efforts to reach out to students who will be affected by school desegregation. Baumeister reports on efforts by local TV stations to cover the busing story in an unobtrusive and responsible manner. 1974.

Duration

00:59:07

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Students
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009
Police patrol
Demonstrations
Race relations
Busing for school integration
Mass media
Boston (Mass.). Police Dept.
Urban youth
White, Kevin H.
Locations
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Creators
Stuart, Charles (Series Producer)
Contributors
Stoia, Judy (Reporter)
White, Kevin H. (Speaker)
Bullard, Pam (Reporter)
Baumeister, Ed (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Evening Compass, The; September in Boston; September in Boston,” 09/09/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9D7AB9F5EC0346279C75FD5396600468.
MLA: “Evening Compass, The; September in Boston; September in Boston.” 09/09/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9D7AB9F5EC0346279C75FD5396600468>.
APA: Evening Compass, The; September in Boston; September in Boston. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9D7AB9F5EC0346279C75FD5396600468
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