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Ten O'Clock News; Is NFL strike over?


Three patriots players return to practice because they don't think the strike is winnable. The Patriots will not be able to pay them more than a 100 dollar per diem, and won't let them pay. Eugene Profit, Fred Marion, and Cedric Jones speak at a press conference. The players union calls off the strike and all of the players return. Patrick Sullivan talks to the press about the roster deadline, which was the day before the players returned, and therefore the players were turned away. There is a lot of miscommunication between the union and NFL management.

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Ten O'Clock News

Is NFL strike over?

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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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Football players
Jones, Cedric D., 1960-
New England Patriots (Football team)
Marion, Fred D., 1959-
Profit, Eugene A., 1964-
Strikes and lockouts
News Report
Jones, Cedric D., 1960- (Speaker)
George, Christy (Reporter)
Profit, Eugene A., 1964- (Speaker)
Marion, Fred D., 1959- (Speaker)
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