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Ten O'Clock News; Central Artery


Interviews with North End residents giving their opinions on the Central Artery construction. They say since they will have to deal with ten years of construction, the state should give something back to the North End, like more affordable housing. Christy George compares the Central Artery situation with the Southwest Corridor work that happened in the South End. George interviews city planner Ken Kruckemeyer, who explains why the South End project was so successful. Interviews with South End residents giving positive reactions to the parks and other changes that have taken place.

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Ten O'Clock News

Central Artery

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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Broadcast program

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Urban renewal
Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project (Mass.)
City planning
North End (Boston, Mass.)
South End (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
George, Christy (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Central Artery,” 04/03/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 12, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A45ACE18DD984AEA89C15EA1662CBC83.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Central Artery.” 04/03/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 12, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A45ACE18DD984AEA89C15EA1662CBC83>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Central Artery. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A45ACE18DD984AEA89C15EA1662CBC83
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