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Evening Compass, The; 1/2/1974


First broadcast: Wed Jan 2 1974

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Evening Compass, The
Series Description

Premiered January 1974

The Evening Compass was a half-hour program airing Monday - Friday at 7 pm, repeated at 10:30. With co-anchormen Ed Baumeister and Louis Lyons, its purpose was to interpret news already reported elsewhere and to recognize, report and interpret news not reported elsewhere. Compass Specials were occasional broadcasts at other times that usually covered actual events as opportunities and resources permitted. Evening Compass incorporated the staff of Louis Lyons/News and Comment and The Reporters.

See Prime Time January and February 1974 for cover stories. Series release date: 1/2/1974

Program Description

News series hosted and anchored by Ed Baumeister. This first broadcast of Evening Compass features stories on MBTA safety by Judy Stoia, including and interview with Stoia, Baumeister and MBTA Chairman James Doolittle; Lestor Thruow reports on rising oil company profits; Geoffrey Godsell reports on the current elections in Israel and their impact on the ongoing Geneva Peace Talks; Louis Lyons provides commentary; and Ed Baumeister reports on the current state of New England railroads.



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News Report
Stuart, Charles (Series Producer)
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