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Host Thomas Hardy speaks with Elbert Bishop, Director of the South West Corridor Land Development Coalition, and Charles Calvey, owner of Calvey's Jewelers and President of the Dudley Terminal Merchants Association, about what is good about the Roxbury-Dudley Terminal and Dorchester business community and economy, Elbert Bishop talks about the forthcoming South West Corridor project and the 30% set-aside for African American jobs on the construction project.
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07/02/1976
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Say Brother / Black Business
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Robert Lenzner, reporter for the Boston Globe, talks about his involvement in uncovering the story about Polaroid's South African distributor violating the terms of Polaroid's policy not to sell to the South African Government that ultimately led to Polaroid's decision on November 21, 1977 to cut off all business ties with South Africa, making it the first major American firm to withdraw from the country for political reasons.
Date Created
03/03/1978
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Video
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Say Brother / Polaroid in South Africa
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David Boeri reports that a group of Harvard Law students occupied the Dean's office overnight to protest the lack of minority faculty at the school. Boeri notes that the students held a rally for their cause this morning. Boeri's report includes footage of Charles Ogletree (Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School) addressing a rally of students outside of the school... more
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05/11/1988
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Log
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Sheila Martin, community advocate for the Massachusetts Social and Economic Opportunity Council, and James Kelly, spokesperson from the South Boston Information Center, debate whether or not there has been an "unspoken segregation" policy in Boston schools, despite stated policies otherwise.
Date Created
10/14/1977
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Video
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Say Brother / Affirmative Action or Discrimination Pt 2
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the groundbreaking for Roxbury Community College. Meg Vaillancourt reads the headlines. Vaillancourt reports that the Reverend Allan Boesak (black South African leader) has been placed under house arrest by the South African government. Vaillancourt reports that Casper Weinberger (US Secretary, rates next year by at least 12%. Harris reports that the Boston School Committee has been forced to cut its budget by $1 million; that the Committee has cut two dozen administrative jobs; that the Committee has not cut any teaching jobs. Harris introduces a report by Eileen Jones. Eileen Jones reports that tenured teachers and programs were spared by the Boston School Committee; that administrators and staff were subject to budget cuts by the committee. Visual: Shot of a white female teacher in a classroom with elementary school students. Jones reports that Dr. Laval Wilson
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Gail Harris and Meg Vaillancourt host a <i>Ten O'Clock News</i> broadcast. Harris reads the headlines. Eileen Jones reports that Laval Wilson (Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) has announced to the Boston School Committee that $1.2 million must be cut from the school budget. Jones notes that school administrators and staff will be affected by the cuts... more
Date Created
08/27/1985
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Log
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The Ten O'Clock News / Ten O'Clock News broadcast
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to continue their progress in providing equal access to education for all students. Shots of students exiting South Boston High School. Lydon reports that Garrity will hear testimony from all parties involved in the case; that Garrity is expected to issue his final court order by the end of the month, . Hennigan). Lydon introduces a report by Hope Kelly. Kelly reports that ten years have passed since Garrity issued a court order forcing the Boston Public School System to desegregate. V: Shots of a Boston School Committee meeting. Footage from 1974, of police patrolling the sidewalk in front of South Boston High School as school buses pull up in front of the school. Shots of buses traveling on G Street toward the school; of police officers in front of South Boston High School. Footage of African American students exiting buses in front of South Boston High School. Kelly reports that Garrity will hold
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<b>Description : Abstract</b><BR> Christopher Lydon and Gail Harris host a <i>Ten O'Clock News</i> broadcast. Lydon reports on a budget ceremony held by Ronald Reagan (US President) and on skepticism about the budget by some Republicans and Democrats. The report includes footage of Reagan signing the budget. The lights go out during this report, and Lydon continues to read the news... more
Date Created
02/04/1985
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The Ten O'Clock News / Ten O'Clock News broadcast
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run for mayor of Boston. V: Footage of Ellis-Hagler being interviewed by Jones. Ellis-Hagler says that he does not know if he wants to be mayor; that he is dicussing the possibility with supporters. Ellis-Hagler says that he may not want to be mayor; that the current administration has not addressed, to follow; that he has been following his constituents. Jones reports that Ellis-Hagler led a group of Mission Hill residents in a series of protests in front of the AIDS Brigade office in Mission Hill. Jones notes that the protesters forced an end to the needle-exchange program run by the AIDS Brigade. V, (Mayor of Boston). Graylan Ellis-Hagler says that David won his contest with Goliath. Jones stands outside the Church of the United Community. Jones reports that Graylan Ellis-Hagler has not yet decided to run for mayor of Boston. Jones notes that the Reverend Charles Stith (Union United Methodist Church
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Marcus Jones reports that Graylan Ellis-Hagler (Church of the United Community) may run for mayor of Boston in the next mayoral elections. Jones notes that Ellis-Hagler is the pastor at the Church of the United Community in Roxbury. Jones interviews Ellis-Hagler. Ellis-Hagler says that he has not yet decided if he will run for mayor. Ellis-Hagler defends himself against accusations of grandstanding. Jones reviews Ellis-Hagler's career and his recent political activities... more
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03/13/1991
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; Prime Minister Ian Smith of Rhodesia announces his retirement from politics; South Africa's ruling national party celebrates 30 years in power under apartheid; South African Prime Minister John Vorster proclaims the greatness of apartheid policy. Report by Danny Schecter on ex-patriate South African journalist Donald Woods's visit to Boston. Schecter reports on Woods's fierce opposition to South Africa's apartheid government. V: Woods is shown speaking at a seminar Boston. Woods talks about the anger of blacks in South Africa and how South African whites are ignorant of that anger, Woods whether Biko's death slowed down the black revolution in South Africa. Schecter reports that Woods will return to Boston in the summer to take up a Niemann fellowship at Harvard. Promotion for The Photo Show with Jonathan Goell (The Right Exposure episode). Lydon reads
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<i>Ten O'Clock News</i> show with anchor Christopher Lydon. Lydon reports that Senator Edward Brooke has admitted to lying about his financial status in divorce case. The report includes footage of Brooke at a press conference. Danny Schecter reports on South African journalist Donald Woods's visit to Boston to speak against apartheid in South Africa. Schecter's report includes footage of Woods being interviewed by Schecter about apartheid... more
Date Created
05/26/1978
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Log
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The Ten O'Clock News / Ten O'Clock News broadcast
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: Footage of buses pulling up to South Boston High School on the first day of school in 1974. Protestors in front of the school jeer at the buses. Shots of an anti-busing protest march; of police arresting a white man in South Boston; of National Guard soldiers in riot gear. Meg Vaillancourt reviews the strong opposition by some Boston residents to busing for school desegregation in the mid-1970s. Vaillancourt reports that opposition to busing has disappeared; that African American and white students peacefully attend integrated schools. V: Shots of the exterior of South Boston High School; of African American students exiting a bus in front of South Boston High School; of a police officer standing quietly in front of South Boston High School; of African American and white students descending an escalator at English High School. Vaillancourt says that the Boston Public School System still buses students
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Christopher Lydon introduces a <i>Ten O'Clock News</i> special broadcast marking the birthday of Martin Luth King, Jr. (civil rights leader). Lydon reviews King's life and accomplishments. This report features footage of King during the civil rights movement. Paul Solman reports on unemployment in the African American community. Solman notes that many young African Americans are not given the training, education, and support necessary to succeed in the workplace... more
Date Created
01/15/1985
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Log
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The Ten O'Clock News / Ten O'Clock News broadcast in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday
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Visual: Thomas Saltonstall (Regional Director, EEOC) stands at a podium speaking to the media at a press conference on the opening of a Boston office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Saltonstall notes that minorities in Boston are better educated than in other areas of the country; that minorities in Boston are more likely to be concentrated in lower-paying jobs. Saltonstall refers to charts indicating industries which underutilize minorities in office/clerical and sales positions. Saltonstall calls for an end to job discrimination and job segregation. Saltonstall says, of these complex problems. Saltonstall notes that advances in the elimination of job discrimination in Boston have been made only through litigation; that the EEOC will pursue litigation to this end; that employer efforts including voluntary affirmative action programs and voluntary compliance with the law
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Thomas Saltonstall speaks out against employment discrimination in Boston
Date Created
01/19/1984
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Video, Log