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Ten O'Clock News; Melvin King


Mel King (candidate for mayor of Boston), accompanied by 15 supporters of all ages, greets and talks with residents in a housing project. King walks through the streets with children and adult supporters. The children hold campaign signs and chant "Vote for Mel King" and "Mel King for mayor." A campaign truck voices support for King. King greets drivers in their cars.

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Ten O'Clock News

Melvin King

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

Media Type


African Americans -- Politics and government
African American politicians
King, Mel
Political campaigns
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
George, Christy (Reporter)
King, Mel (Speaker)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Melvin King,” 11/01/1983, GBH Archives, accessed December 9, 2023,
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