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Ten O'Clock News; South Boston High School


South Boston environs. Graffiti written in large white letters on G Street reads, "Go home, Jerome. You failed." (Graffiti refers to South Boston High School Headmaster Jerome Wynegar.) African American and white members of a girls' softball team stand on the steps outside of South Boston High School. A few school officials, police officers and others, including Eric Van Loon (attorney for the plaintiffs, Morgan v. Hennigan), are gathered on the steps of the school. Police are stationed along G Street as school buses pull up in front of the school. African American students exit the school and board the buses. The softball team boards a bus parked in front of the steps to the school. The buses depart.

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Ten O'Clock News

South Boston High School

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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African American students
Police patrol
School buildings
Busing for school integration
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Bullard, Pam (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; South Boston High School,” 05/12/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D0820F699B0446F8A98B1086BB605D20.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; South Boston High School.” 05/12/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D0820F699B0446F8A98B1086BB605D20>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; South Boston High School. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D0820F699B0446F8A98B1086BB605D20
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