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Ten O'Clock News; Marion Fahey on Hyde Park High


Marion Fahey (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) holds a press conference on the closing of Hyde Park High after a disturbance. She says that the her staff is investigating the situation and will respond to a list of complaints drawn up by the faculty of the high school. Fahey says that the school faculty is concerned about disruptive students and renovations to the building. She will not comment on whether the disturbance was caused by racial tension. Fahey says that Elvira "Pixie" Palladino (Boston School Committee) had a right to visit the school. Fahey will not comment on the effect of Palladino's presence on the disturbance. Ann Foley (administrative assistant to Fahey) and Associate Superintendents Charles Leftwich and Paul Kennedy are also present at the press conference.

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Ten O'Clock News

Marion Fahey on Hyde Park High

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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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Fahey, Marion
Race relations
Press conferences
School buildings
Busing for school integration
Hyde Park (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Fahey, Marion (Speaker)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Marion Fahey on Hyde Park High,” 01/21/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E27E81C8756F41388D8E8D3DE9EA87D8.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Marion Fahey on Hyde Park High.” 01/21/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E27E81C8756F41388D8E8D3DE9EA87D8>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Marion Fahey on Hyde Park High. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E27E81C8756F41388D8E8D3DE9EA87D8
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