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Ten O'Clock News; Zwelakhe Sisulu


Christopher Lydon reports that the Nieman Foundation has awarded Zwelakhe Sisulu (South African journalist) the Louis Lyons Award. Sisulu has been jailed by the South African government and has not been charged with a crime. Michael Pride (Concord Monitor of Concord, NH) and Al Max (Chairman, Lyons Committee) at a press conference. Pride talks about Sisulu's courage. Max says that Sisulu is the third South African journalist to win the award. Lydon notes that Zwelakhe Sisulu is the son of Walter Sisulu (founder of the African National Congress), who has been jailed since 1964 and is featured prominently in a new documentary film about the life of Nelson Mandela. Lydon's report includes photos of Zwelakhe Sisulu and footage from the HBO film Mandela. Fernando Lima (Mozambique News Agency) speaks about Zwelakhe Sisulu.

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Ten O'Clock News

Zwelakhe Sisulu

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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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Sisulu, Zwelakhe, 1951-
Anti-apartheid movements
News Report
Lydon, Christopher (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Zwelakhe Sisulu,” 09/18/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FE8A74C9FB4A4F2AB4D3FE1145856F51.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Zwelakhe Sisulu.” 09/18/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FE8A74C9FB4A4F2AB4D3FE1145856F51>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Zwelakhe Sisulu. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FE8A74C9FB4A4F2AB4D3FE1145856F51
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