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Ten O'Clock News; Wreck of the Argo Merchant


Wreck of the Argo Merchant

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Ten O'Clock News
Wreck of the Argo Merchant
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

Program Description

The ship wreck of the Argo Merchant tanker created an oil spill that threatened fishing industry and ecological damage. Discussion with Russell Tracy; Senator Ed. Muskie, Senator Ed. Kennedy, Gov. Michael Dukakis.



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Broadcast program

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Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Wreck of the Argo Merchant,” 12/23/1976, GBH Archives, accessed April 18, 2024,
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Wreck of the Argo Merchant.” 12/23/1976. GBH Archives. Web. April 18, 2024. <>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Wreck of the Argo Merchant. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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