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Ten O'Clock News; Ten O'Clock News (12/13/1977 and 12/14/1977)


Ten O'Clock News Tape 202A & 202B

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Ten O'Clock News
Ten O'Clock News (12/13/1977 and 12/14/1977)
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

Program Description

12/13/1977: 1) Brief on explosions at Millstone nuclear power plant in Waterford, Conn. 2) Robert Meserve is appointed special counsel to review conduct of Superior Court judge Robert Bonin. 3) Revere Mayor William Reinstein scheduled for corruption trial for high school kickbacks. 4) Civil Aeronautics Board controls carriers on certain routes, effectively restricting competition; Sen. Edward Kennedy wants to deregulate airline industry; Allegheny plane taxiing. 5) Mayor Kevin White's expenses examined by City Council; James Connolly questions auditor Walter Merrill. 6) Nadav Safran interview on Cairo talks between Egypt and Israel. 7) Interview with physicist Philip Morrison on search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Anchor Lydon.

12/14/1977: 1) Rep. Philip Johnston on child protective services; says staff should be better qualified to handle abuse and neglect cases. 2) MDC to fluoridate public water supply; some worry fluoride increases cancer risk; opponents will challenge in court; Sudbury Reservoir. 3) Interview with journalist Geoffrey Godsell on black majority rule in Rhodesia. 4) Solman report on economics of movie theaters; A. Alan Friedberg discusses competitive bidding for right to exhibit films; marquees of Cheri, Gary, Savoy, Paris, Astor, Pru, Sack 57 Cinemas. Anchor Lydon.

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Broadcast program

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News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Ten O'Clock News (12/13/1977 and 12/14/1977),” 12/13/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E4D219DDD3A4453887914F7118B3D57B.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Ten O'Clock News (12/13/1977 and 12/14/1977).” 12/13/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E4D219DDD3A4453887914F7118B3D57B>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Ten O'Clock News (12/13/1977 and 12/14/1977). Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E4D219DDD3A4453887914F7118B3D57B
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