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Ten O'Clock News; Sailor William Pinkney


Carmen Fields reports that Captain William Pinkney is on a solo quest to sail around the five great capes of the world. Pinkney has already rounded three of the capes and children from around the world are tracking his voyages. Interview with Pinkney, who talks about his next voyage around Cape Horn. He says that he wants children from disadvantaged backgrounds to realize that it is possible to achieve one's goals through hard work and determination. Fields' report includes photos of Pinkney on his boat, footage of Pinkney addressing a group of people and footage from Pinkney's video logs of his journey.

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Ten O'Clock News

Sailor William Pinkney

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

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Role models
African Americans -- Civil rights
News Report
Fields, Carmen (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Sailor William Pinkney,” 05/22/1991, GBH Archives, accessed April 16, 2024,
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Sailor William Pinkney.” 05/22/1991. GBH Archives. Web. April 16, 2024. <>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Sailor William Pinkney. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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