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Ten O'Clock News; Cash register transactions


Tight shots of many customers' hands paying for merchandise with dollars at checkout counter of discount store. Sound effect of old fashioned cash register. Transaction with BankAmericard (Visa). Cashier places credit card and charge slip on sliding metal plate to make impression of number; then checks printed list of invalid account numbers. Reporter explains different ways to pay including cash and check, and the increasing availability of charge cards or electronic money.

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Ten O'Clock News

Cash register transactions

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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News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Cash register transactions,” 08/11/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C70C9D8F014545AD86FAB0A0556B65D8.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Cash register transactions.” 08/11/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C70C9D8F014545AD86FAB0A0556B65D8>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Cash register transactions. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C70C9D8F014545AD86FAB0A0556B65D8
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