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Evening Compass, The; Evening Compass (9/10/1975)


Ten O'clock News Tape 1474

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Evening Compass, The
Evening Compass (9/10/1975)
Series Description

Premiered January 1974

The Evening Compass was a half-hour program airing Monday - Friday at 7 pm, repeated at 10:30. With co-anchormen Ed Baumeister and Louis Lyons, its purpose was to interpret news already reported elsewhere and to recognize, report and interpret news not reported elsewhere. Compass Specials were occasional broadcasts at other times that usually covered actual events as opportunities and resources permitted. Evening Compass incorporated the staff of Louis Lyons/News and Comment and The Reporters.

See Prime Time January and February 1974 for cover stories. Series release date: 1/2/1974

Program Description

Ed Baumeister reports on summary of day's events relative to the busing issue in Boston; Pam Bullard reports on school enrollment trends; the Lee School; Donovan Moore reports on law enforcement; Gary Griffith reports on South Boston; Paul deGive reports on media reporting on incidents in Charlestown; Pam Bullard reports on the Lee School.



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Broadcast program

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News Report
Stuart, Charles (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Evening Compass, The; Evening Compass (9/10/1975),” 09/10/1975, GBH Archives, accessed December 2, 2023,
MLA: “Evening Compass, The; Evening Compass (9/10/1975).” 09/10/1975. GBH Archives. Web. December 2, 2023. <>.
APA: Evening Compass, The; Evening Compass (9/10/1975). Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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