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Ten O'Clock News; Hazardous waste site and Chinese immigration


There is original footage from one story and then a portion of a separate edited story. Hazardous waste site in Woburn. ‘Poison’ sign on building. Incinerator smoke stacks. Fields surrounding waste site. Video cuts out and then comes back. Excerpt of a edited story on Chinese American women. It starts with a history of Chinese immigration to America. Interview with a woman on the practice of bringing women to American under the pretense of marrying them off, but really forcing them into prostitution. This led to the China doll stereotype, later strengthen by Suzie Wong's prevalence in mass media. She talks about the efforts of Chinese women to fight against stereotypes.

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Ten O'Clock News

Hazardous waste site and Chinese immigration

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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Hazardous wastes
Asian Americans
Woburn (Mass.)
News Report
Crossley, Callie (Reporter)
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