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Ten O'Clock News
Hoosac Tunnel, The
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

It took twenty-two years to build, costing millions of dollars and 197 lives. "It" is North Adams' Hoosac Tunnel, the nearly five mile-long tunnel which was completed in 1871 after more than two decades of setbacks. Correspondent Fritz Weatherbee chronicles its rich history with archival photographs and discussions with relatives of people who worked on the project.



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Broadcast program

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News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Hoosac Tunnel, The,” 07/26/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F5D55CAB30214D438572AEE19FBE861E.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Hoosac Tunnel, The.” 07/26/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F5D55CAB30214D438572AEE19FBE861E>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Hoosac Tunnel, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F5D55CAB30214D438572AEE19FBE861E
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