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Ten O'Clock News; Evelyn Murphy, second banana


Excerpt from edited story. Michael Dukakis extols virtues of Evelyn Murphy as Lt. Governor. She presents him with "second banana" telephone.

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Ten O'Clock News

Evelyn Murphy, second banana

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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Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933-
Murphy, Evelyn F.
Massachusetts -- Politics and government
News Report
Murphy, Evelyn F. (Speaker)
Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933- (Speaker)
Lydon, Christopher (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Evelyn Murphy, second banana,” 11/06/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D494EB4119B04674A8E2F033FB44AE1D.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Evelyn Murphy, second banana.” 11/06/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D494EB4119B04674A8E2F033FB44AE1D>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Evelyn Murphy, second banana. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D494EB4119B04674A8E2F033FB44AE1D
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