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Ten O'Clock News; South Boston residents and police


Police officers and members of the media are gathered on G Street in front of South Boston High School. Graffiti written in large white letters on the pavement of G Street reads, "Go home, Jerome. You failed." (Graffiti refers to South Boston High School headmaster Jerome Wynegar.) Police are stationed along G Street. A small crowd on the steps of a house jeers at police. News crews with ENG cameras and microphones approach. The crowd refuses to disperse. Police officers in riot helmets assemble in front of the house. Four women and two men are put into police vans. Two of the women struggle with the police, and one man is dragged into the van. The crowd retreats into the house on G Street. James Kelly (South Boston Information Center) talks to a woman about the conflict between the crowd and police. Joseph Jordan (Police Commissioner, City of Boston) confers with police officials outside of South Boston High School.

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Ten O'Clock News

South Boston residents and police

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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Kelly, James M., 1940-2007
Busing for school integration
Boston (Mass.). Police Dept.
Arrest (Police methods)
Jordan, Joseph M.
School buildings
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; South Boston residents and police,” 05/12/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D9C84069650E4D3C9D27D5A7F6782220.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; South Boston residents and police.” 05/12/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D9C84069650E4D3C9D27D5A7F6782220>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; South Boston residents and police. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D9C84069650E4D3C9D27D5A7F6782220
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