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Ten O'Clock News; Charlestown High exterior


Buses with a police motorcycle escort pull up outside of Charlestown High School at the end of the first day of school. Police presence in front of the school is heavy. Members of the media watch from across the street as African American students and a few white students board buses. The buses pull away from the school, escorted by police motorcycles. White students wait to be released at the front doors of the school.

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Ten O'Clock News

Charlestown High exterior

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

Media Type


Police patrol
Boston (Mass.). Police Dept.
Segregation in education
African American students
Massachusetts. Metropolitan District Commission
Busing for school integration
Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Charlestown High exterior,” 09/08/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B4BA33B48B8245A990B4832A715BD717.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Charlestown High exterior.” 09/08/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B4BA33B48B8245A990B4832A715BD717>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Charlestown High exterior. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B4BA33B48B8245A990B4832A715BD717
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