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Ten O'Clock News; Paul Tsongas interview


Studio interview with Sen. Paul Tsongas. They discuss the federal government's infrastructure investment for the long term. He talks about the way both political parties are portraying the proposed program to the public. He discusses the best way to sell the conservative Ronald Reagan on the program. He talks about the difference in decisions that will be made by the federal government and state government. He describes ways they could pay for the program.

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Ten O'Clock News

Paul Tsongas interview

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



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


State governments
Labor policy
Legislators -- United States
Tsongas, Paul
Reagan, Ronald
Federal government
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Lydon, Christopher (Reporter)
Tsongas, Paul (Interviewee)
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