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Ten O'Clock News; Oil delivery


Home heating oil delivery by Gibbs truck. Driver pulls hose from truck, connects to intake pipe on house. Meter in truck reads 146 gallons. Hose retracts and rewinds. Delivery slip is generated from meter, placed in mailbox. Truck drives away. Exteriors of houses and apartment buildings.

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Ten O'Clock News

Oil delivery

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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Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Oil delivery,” 10/24/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A128BB97695A49F5B5135B22499699AD.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Oil delivery.” 10/24/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A128BB97695A49F5B5135B22499699AD>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Oil delivery. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A128BB97695A49F5B5135B22499699AD
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