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Ten O'Clock News; State of the City address


No sound at the beginning of the video. Tape jumps and sound cuts out in the middle. Kevin White gives State of the City address in Boston City Council chamber. He touches on the priorities the city worked to achieve in the past year and will continue to strive for, including fighting racism and discrimination. In audience Kathryn White, Larry DiCara, Dapper O'Neil, Ray Flynn, Maura Hennigan, McDonough, Jane Edmonds, Bruce Bolling, Joseph Jordan, and Robert Ryan. Sergeant at arms with top hat and city seal. Wide shot of chamber from gallery.

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Ten O'Clock News

State of the City address

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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Race relations
Hennigan, Maura
Municipal government
Jordan, Joseph M.
O'Neil, Albert L., 1920-2007
City planning
Bolling, Bruce C., 1945-2012
Flynn, Raymond L.
White, Kevin H.
DiCara, Lawrence, 1949-
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
White, Kevin H. (Speaker)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; State of the City address,” 01/05/1981, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6D434E337AA41439C350B96162B4982.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; State of the City address.” 01/05/1981. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6D434E337AA41439C350B96162B4982>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; State of the City address. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6D434E337AA41439C350B96162B4982
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