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Ten O'Clock News; Charlestown High exterior


Police officers and US Marshals are present outside of Charlestown High School on the first day of school during the third year of court-ordered busing in Boston. The media is gathered across the street from the school, at the foot of the Bunker Hill Monument. Robert DiGrazia (Boston Police Commissioner) confers with police and surveys the scene outside of the school. A group of buses with a police motorcycle escort pulls up to the school. African American students exit the buses and enter the school. A crowd of white youth gathers near the school. Dennis Kearney (State Representative) and Robert Murphy (Headmaster, Charlestown High School) talk to the crowd of youths. DiGrazia and Captain Bill MacDonald (Boston Police Department) confer near the crowd

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Ten O'Clock News

Charlestown High exterior

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



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


First day of school
DiGrazia, Robert J.
Boston (Mass.). Police Dept.
School buildings
Busing for school integration
African American students
Police patrol
Charlestown (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Charlestown High exterior,” 09/08/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FF988983C11E4743A1E6C421E12EA4E1.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Charlestown High exterior.” 09/08/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FF988983C11E4743A1E6C421E12EA4E1>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Charlestown High exterior. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FF988983C11E4743A1E6C421E12EA4E1
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