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Ten O'Clock News; Saundra Graham's sticker campaign


Deborah Wang reports that Saundra Graham (State Representative from Cambridge) lost the Democratic primary election to Alvin Thompson (candidate for State Representative) by a thin margin. Wang notes that Graham has a lot of support among Cambridge voters despite her loss in the primary election. Wang notes that Graham has decided to wage a sticker campaign to run against Thompson as an independent candidate in the election. Wang notes that there is no Republican challenger in the race. Wang interviews Graham about her loss in the primary election and about the sticker campaign. Wang's report includes footage of Graham going door-to-door to campaign and to explain the sticker campaign to voters. Wang interviews Thompson about the race. Thompson criticizes Graham for engaging in negative campaign tactics. Wang notes that sticker campaigns are seldom successful and that some voters seem confused about the process. Wang interviews Cambridge voters on the street about the race. Voters were not aware of Graham's sticker campaign. This tape includes additional footage of Graham campaigning in Cambridge and footage of Graham's campaign headquarters.

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Ten O'Clock News

Saundra Graham's sticker campaign

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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African American politicians
Political campaigns
Local governments
Cambridge (Mass.)
News Report
Wang, Deborah (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Saundra Graham's sticker campaign,” 11/02/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B2E01A0D04554FA38C52BB9A8FC276D0.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Saundra Graham's sticker campaign.” 11/02/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B2E01A0D04554FA38C52BB9A8FC276D0>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Saundra Graham's sticker campaign. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B2E01A0D04554FA38C52BB9A8FC276D0
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