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Ten O'Clock News; Byron Rushing and Howie Carr


Christopher Lydon interviews in-studio guests Howie Carr (columnist, The Boston Herald) and Byron Rushing (State Representative) about the murder of Carol Stuart in Mission Hill. Carr talks about criticism received by the Boston Herald for running a brutal photograph of the murder. Rushing and Carr talk about how to solve the problem of violence on the streets. Rushing accuses city officials of making policy "based on frustration." He adds that the government must focus on the root of the problem. Rushing and Carr talk about class and race issues surrounding media response to the murder. Rushing says that education and community development will help to stop violence on the streets.

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Ten O'Clock News

Byron Rushing and Howie Carr

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

Media Type


Boston Herald Traveler Corporation
Race relations
Mass media
Stuart, Carol
Carr, Howie
Stuart, Charles, 1959-
African American politicians
Rushing, Byron
Mission Hill (Boston, Mass.)
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Lydon, Christopher (Reporter)
Rushing, Byron (Interviewee)
Carr, Howie (Interviewee)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Byron Rushing and Howie Carr,” 10/25/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C772194A00DF4986B5211E347AD91A48.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Byron Rushing and Howie Carr.” 10/25/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C772194A00DF4986B5211E347AD91A48>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Byron Rushing and Howie Carr. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C772194A00DF4986B5211E347AD91A48
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