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Ten O'Clock News; Jackie Robinson part 2


This tape features Marcus Jones' second report in a three-part series on the life of Jackie Robinson (baseball player) in honor of the fortieth anniversary of Robinson's entry into major league baseball. Jones reports on Robinson's career after baseball and his active participation in the civil rights movement. Jones notes that Robinson was the first African American to reach the level of vice-president in a major corporation when he was named to that post at the Chock Full O'Nuts company. Jones reviews Robinson's role in the civil rights movement and his political activity during the 1960 presidential elections. Jones reports that Robinson co-founded the Freedom National Bank in Harlem in 1963, which was the first bank in the US to be run by African Americans. Jones talks about Robinson's disappointment when white teammates from professional baseball refused to join him for the March on Washington in 1963. Jones' report includes footage from interviews with Rachel Robinson (wife of Jackie Robinson), Ambassador Franklin Williams (friend of Jackie Robinson), Mal Goode (journalist), and Clem Labine (former Brooklyn Dodger). Jones' report also features footage of the civil rights movements and footage of Robinson in the 1960s. Jones' report includes footage from the film Jackie Robinson: An American Journey. Tape 2 of 3

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Ten O'Clock News

Jackie Robinson part 2

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


Baseball players
African American businesspeople
African American athletes
African Americans -- Civil rights
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972
African Americans -- History
Civil rights
Banks and banking
News Report
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Jackie Robinson part 2,” 08/05/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D803408D1DC94DCD808EF8919BDA0EC0.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Jackie Robinson part 2.” 08/05/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D803408D1DC94DCD808EF8919BDA0EC0>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Jackie Robinson part 2. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D803408D1DC94DCD808EF8919BDA0EC0
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