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Ten O'Clock News; Buckminster Fuller interview


Interview with Buckminster Fuller. He discusses his work with gang members in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, teaching them the mathematics to build geodesic domes. He discusses the way the United States treats older people and medical treatment. He talks about human potential, productivity, and the ability to receive and process information. He discusses paranormal ideas and scientific discoveries. He talks about his daughter who died when she was four. He says that he has no fear of death. He talks very quickly throughout the interview. Reporter Art Cohen poses for cutaways and reasks several of the questions after the interview.

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Ten O'Clock News

Buckminster Fuller interview

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



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Older people
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983
News Report
Cohen, Art (Reporter)
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 (Interviewee)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Buckminster Fuller interview,” 02/10/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 4, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D5CC1D93FE094E35A70C7863EF8377AB.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Buckminster Fuller interview.” 02/10/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 4, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D5CC1D93FE094E35A70C7863EF8377AB>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Buckminster Fuller interview. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D5CC1D93FE094E35A70C7863EF8377AB
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