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Ten O'Clock News; Black Political Task Force

08/25/1986

Marcus Jones reports that the Black Political Task Force has announced its candidate endorsements for the upcoming elections. Footage from a press conference at which the Task Force announces its slate of candidates. Salvatore DiMasi (candidate for State Representative) addresses the audience. The Task Force has generated controversy by endorsing some white candidates over African American candidates. Footage of Georgette Watson and Robert Rufo talking about Black Political Task Force endorsement. Jones interviews Peter Hardie (President, Black Political Task Force) about the endorsements. Clips of Jack E. Robinson (President, Boston chapter of the NAACP), Baroness Williams-Martin (political activist), and Regina Placid (candidate for State Representative) commenting on the endorsements. Clips of Mel King (political activist) and Michael Dukakis (Governor of Massachusetts) campaigning.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Black Political Task Force

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

Duration

00:03:32

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
African Americans -- Politics and government
Rushing, Byron
Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933-
Rufo, Robert
Press conferences
King, Mel
Political campaigns
African American politicians
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
Rufo, Robert (Speaker)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Black Political Task Force,” 08/25/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CE72FC200E3742ED85DA8A490EB18420.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Black Political Task Force.” 08/25/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CE72FC200E3742ED85DA8A490EB18420>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Black Political Task Force. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CE72FC200E3742ED85DA8A490EB18420
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