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Ten O'Clock News; Black voters

10/11/1983

African American voters line up at the polls to vote in the Boston mayoral primary election. A few young African American men pose for the camera and voice their support for candidate Mel King. Footage of voters in line to get booths; going to booths. Donna Hodge interviews several African American voters about their support for King. Hodge interviews the members of an African American family who complain of voting irregularities and registration problems.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Black voters

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

00:11:56

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Elections
African Americans -- Politics and government
King, Mel
Primaries
Voting
Locations
Boston (Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Hodge, Donna (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Black voters,” 10/11/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D5B0CEC977C4447F892F24BD7F1B204E.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Black voters.” 10/11/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D5B0CEC977C4447F892F24BD7F1B204E>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Black voters. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D5B0CEC977C4447F892F24BD7F1B204E
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