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Ten O'Clock News; Murphy and abortion issue


Evelyn Murphy addresses women political activists on abortion rights at a celebration of the 17th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. She pledges to uphold pro-choice stand. National Organization of Women (NOW) goes after Frank Bellotti for only recently switching to pro-choice position for political reasons. Interview with Murphy, and footage of Murphy at a campaign rally. B-roll follows of speakers and audience members at the anniversary celebration, and abortion rights picket line in front of Domino's Pizza in Cambridge.

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Ten O'Clock News

Murphy and abortion issue

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



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Speeches, addresses, etc.
Political campaigns
Women political activists
Murphy, Evelyn F.
Cambridge (Mass.)
News Report
George, Christy (Reporter)
Murphy, Evelyn F. (Interviewee)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Murphy and abortion issue,” 01/22/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 29, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4C06EE1D2B94A3996D99ED804A42E86.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Murphy and abortion issue.” 01/22/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 29, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4C06EE1D2B94A3996D99ED804A42E86>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Murphy and abortion issue. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4C06EE1D2B94A3996D99ED804A42E86
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