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Ten O'Clock News; Rev. Eugene Rivers


Marcus Jones interviews Eugene Rivers of the African Peoples Pentecostal Church about his community work in the greater Roxbury neighborhood. Jones notes that Rivers is an outspoken critic of the religious establishment. He adds that Rivers spends a lot of time counseling troubled youth and acting as a legal advocate for them. Rivers talks about his work with neighborhood youth. Rivers says that many troubled teenagers come from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. Rivers talks about the need for churches to do more to reach out to young people. Rivers says that churches must provide alternatives for young people. Rivers talks about violence in the community and about his commitment to young people in the neighborhood. Jones notes that violence is a problem in the neighborhood. He adds that Rivers is committed to fighting the problem. Jones' report is accompanied by footage of Rivers talking to young people on the street and footage of Rivers' church van, damaged from gunfire.

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Ten O'Clock News

Rev. Eugene Rivers

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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African American religious leaders
Urban youth
Urban poor
Role models
Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
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