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Ten O'Clock News; First day of school, Charlestown

09/08/1975

Footage of the first day of school at Charlestown High School during year two of desegregation in Boston. Media crews gather at the foot of the Bunker Hill Monument. Helicopters circle overhead. Police in riot helmets and MDC officers on horseback are stationed in front of the school. A police officer with a rifle is posted on the roof of the school. No buses have yet arrived.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

First day of school, Charlestown

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

Duration

00:20:24

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Massachusetts. Metropolitan District Commission
Boston (Mass.). Police Dept.
Police patrol
School buildings
Busing for school integration
First day of school
Locations
Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; First day of school, Charlestown,” 09/08/1975, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E9062C43AEE245058BB94B45E76C70A5.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; First day of school, Charlestown.” 09/08/1975. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E9062C43AEE245058BB94B45E76C70A5>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; First day of school, Charlestown. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E9062C43AEE245058BB94B45E76C70A5
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