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Ten O'Clock News; “Is School Desegregation Working?”


Debate on the success of school desegregation, moderated by Jim Lehrer. Filmed in the auditorium of Dunbar High School in Washington D.C. Lehrer explains outline and rules for debate. Busing advocates include Arthur Flemming (Chairman of the US Commission on Civil Rights), Murray Saltzman, Frankie Freeman of US Commission on Civil Rights. Flemming begins debate with opening statement by the US Commission on Civil Rights. Lino Graglia of the Neighborhood Schools Association makes opening remark for anti-busing representative group. Sue Mills, Herbert Walberg of Neighborhood Schools Association. Coproduced by WGBH and WETA.

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Ten O'Clock News

“Is School Desegregation Working?”

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

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Civil rights
Busing for school integration
School integration
Washington (D.C.)
News Report
Lehrer, Jim (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; “Is School Desegregation Working?”,” 11/15/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C64146FD551649BB846706CA57515257.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; “Is School Desegregation Working?”.” 11/15/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C64146FD551649BB846706CA57515257>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; “Is School Desegregation Working?”. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C64146FD551649BB846706CA57515257
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