GBH Openvault

Ten O'Clock News; Police outside South Boston High


Commissioner Robert DiGrazia, Boston police and US marshals stationed outside South Boston High. Black students exit school, get on bus. Buses slowly come and go. Many officials mill about on sidewalk. Headmaster Jerome Wynegar talks to Joseph Jordan. Later, white students flow out of school en masse. Comments, some racist, from the crowd waiting outside the school can be overheard.

License Clip

View online at the Boston TV News Digital Library

More material may be available from this program at the GBH Archives. If you would like research access to the collection at GBH, please email

Ten O'Clock News

Police outside South Boston High

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


Jordan, Joseph M.
Busing for school integration
School buildings
DiGrazia, Robert J.
School management and organization
African American students
Boston (Mass.). Police Dept.
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Police outside South Boston High,” 09/14/1976, GBH Archives, accessed October 3, 2023,
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Police outside South Boston High.” 09/14/1976. GBH Archives. Web. October 3, 2023. <>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Police outside South Boston High. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.