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Ten O'Clock News; Black Nativity

12/08/1989

Coverage of the annual performance of Black Nativity by Langston Hughes. The performance takes place in the Opera House in Boston. Interview with Music Director John Ross, who talks about the play. He says that the story of the nativity is told in a "black context," using traditional music. Excerpts from the performance.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Black Nativity

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

Duration

00:03:03

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
African Americans
Theater
Music
Christmas
Locations
Boston (Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Fields, Carmen (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Black Nativity,” 12/08/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B8189FF54B4944E295040C41037FA418.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Black Nativity.” 12/08/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B8189FF54B4944E295040C41037FA418>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Black Nativity. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B8189FF54B4944E295040C41037FA418
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