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Ten O'Clock News; Yo-Yo Ma


Profile of cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Interview with Ma on his childhood playing. Ma plays a piece in his Cambridge living room. Ma talks about being a cello soloist and the small amount of music written for the cello. Interview with Benjamin Zander on working with Ma. Ma rehearses Brahms Trio and jokes around with violinist Lynn Chang and pianist Richard Kogan. Ma talks about his technique. Ma, Chang and Kogan play at a benefit for Cambodian refugees at Sanders Theater. Christopher Lydon introduces and ends report. He notes that Yo-Yo Ma is having surgery on his spine.

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Ten O'Clock News

Yo-Yo Ma

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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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Ma, Yo-Yo, 1955-
Chang, Lynn, 1953-
Zander, Benjamin, 1939-
Cambridge (Mass.)
News Report
Lydon, Christopher (Reporter)
Zander, Benjamin, 1939- (Interviewee)
Ma, Yo-Yo, 1955- (Interviewee)
Bennett, Charles (Reporter)
Chang, Lynn, 1953- (Speaker)
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