Ten O'Clock News; Profile in Courage award
Meg Vaillancourt reports on the Profile in Courage Award, which was presented to Carl Elliot by Edward Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis at the John F. Kennedy Library. Elliot was a congressman from Alabama who voted to support civil rights in the 1960s. He was voted out of office and shunned by society as a result of his political beliefs. Vaillancourt reviews Elliot's record as a Congressman. Edward Kennedy and Elliot speak at the ceremony. Caroline Kennedy unveils a statue of John F. Kennedy on the grounds of the J.F.K. Library. Vaillancourt's report also includes footage of the civil rights movement from the Eyes on the Prize series. Vaillancourt reports that the Profile in Courage Award is named for the book, Profiles in Courage, written by John F. Kennedy. She notes that the award is given to elected officials who are not afraid to take risks in order to advance society.
- Ten O'Clock News
Profile in Courage award
- 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
- Media Type
- Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994
- Kennedy, Caroline, 1957-
- Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
- Elliott, Carl, 1913-1999
- Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009
- Legislators -- United States
- Rites and ceremonies
- John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
- African Americans -- Civil rights
- Columbia Point (Boston, Mass.)
- News Report
- Vaillancourt, Meg (Reporter)
- Elliott, Carl, 1913-1999 (Speaker)
- Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009 (Speaker)
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