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Ten O'Clock News; Students arrive at West Roxbury High


African American and white students exit from separate buses and join other students entering West Roxbury High School. US Marshals stand in front of the school. Robert Donahue (District Superintendent, Boston Public Schools) greets students as they enter the school. More buses drop off students at the school. Robert DiGrazia confers with officials and enters the school. A white teacher affectionately greets some African American students as they arrive at school. Administrators use two-way radio to communicate with approaching buses. Donald Burgess (headmaster, West Roxbury High School) talks to students about bus schedules as they approach the school from the parking lot.

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Ten O'Clock News

Students arrive at West Roxbury 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



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Broadcast program

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African American students
Busing for school integration
DiGrazia, Robert J.
School buildings
West Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Students arrive at West Roxbury High,” 09/13/1976, GBH Archives, accessed December 4, 2023,
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Students arrive at West Roxbury High.” 09/13/1976. GBH Archives. Web. December 4, 2023. <>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Students arrive at West Roxbury High. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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