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Ten O'Clock News; Lucille Ball at Hasty Pudding


Harvard University Hasty Pudding Club names Lucille Ball the 1988 Woman of the Year. Harvard University marching band plays "I Love Lucy" theme song as they accompany Lucy along the street. Footage of the actress accepting the award on stage. Reporter Marcus Jones gives a brief retrospective on the 76-year-old actress's rise to fame before "I Love Lucy," and off-screen involvement in radio and Broadway performances. Clips from feature films that Ball had roles in alongside Catherine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, and Fred Astaire. Still image of Ball with Marx Brothers. Clip of Lucy and husband Ricky (Desi Arnaz) announcing pregnancy. Ball tells Hasty Pudding Club a story about inspiration for a chocolate comedy routine. Closing sequence of slapstick clips from "I Love Lucy."

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Ten O'Clock News

Lucille Ball at Hasty Pudding

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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Ball, Lucille, 1911-1989
Hasty Pudding Club
Cambridge (Mass.)
News Report
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
Ball, Lucille, 1911-1989 (Speaker)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Lucille Ball at Hasty Pudding,” 02/19/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BFC0FE4793894A0E96A2FE030612F7C2.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Lucille Ball at Hasty Pudding.” 02/19/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BFC0FE4793894A0E96A2FE030612F7C2>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Lucille Ball at Hasty Pudding. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BFC0FE4793894A0E96A2FE030612F7C2
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