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Ten O'Clock News; Boston Public Library


Several takes of reporter standup on the Boston Public Library having to shut down the bookmobile. Exteriors of Boston Public Library older (McKim) building. Pan of the inscription “The Commonwealth requires the education of the people as the safeguard of order and liberty.” Move to the attached modern building entrance. Interiors of the Library. Sign reads “Effective Sunday, February 13, the Library will be closed on Sundays until further notice.” Patrons in line at circulation desk in lobby. Librarian stamps due dates on borrowing cards. Patrons at reading tables in research room.

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Ten O'Clock News

Boston Public Library

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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Broadcast program

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Boston Public Library
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Boston Public Library,” 03/15/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E70F3755D31A4F368B1ADE129F36DBB0.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Boston Public Library.” 03/15/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E70F3755D31A4F368B1ADE129F36DBB0>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Boston Public Library. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E70F3755D31A4F368B1ADE129F36DBB0
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