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Ten O'Clock News; Anthony Burgess


End of an interview with writer Anthony Burgess, followed by discussion while cutaways are being shot, and then Lydon recording reasks of his questions. Interview covers his book "The End of the World News: An Entertainment". He talks of television, and its effect on society. He talks about American writers and language. He discusses parenting, his son's suicide attempt, and the current generation. He talks about musicians. Editor's note: Content given off the record was edited out of this footage.

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Ten O'Clock News

Anthony Burgess

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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Mass media
Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993
News Report
Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993 (Interviewee)
Lydon, Christopher (Reporter)
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