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Ten O'Clock News; Bobby Seale


Marcus Jones reports that Bobby Seale, the founder of the Black Panther Party, visited Boston University as part of his Black History Month speaking tour. Seale is currently working on his doctorate at Temple University and promoting his new cookbook, Barbeque'n with Bobby. His visit coincides with controversy at Boston University over remarks made by Jon Westling, the Interim President of Boston University, about Nelson Mandela. Jones reports that Westling said that students should not consider Mandela as a hero because he supports armed resistance to apartheid. Seale speaks to a small group of BU students about his book and condemns Westling's remarks about Mandela. Interview with Robert Rogers, a freshman at Boston University,who calls for Westling's resignation. Interview with Seale who defends Mandela and says that he is disappointed that racism is still a problem in the US.

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Ten O'Clock News

Bobby Seale

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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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Seale, Bobby, 1936-
Anti-apartheid movements
Race relations
Universities and colleges
Black Panther Party
Boston University
Mandela, Nelson, 1918-
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
Seale, Bobby, 1936- (Interviewee)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Bobby Seale,” 02/28/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A69C563C6375418FACEC79E0F65F8203.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Bobby Seale.” 02/28/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A69C563C6375418FACEC79E0F65F8203>.
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