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Ten O'Clock News; Markey, Dukakis, Donnelly at Capitol


U.S. Representative Edward Markey encounters Michael Dukakis on steps of the Capitol. They casually discuss nuclear freeze referendum. Reporters ask them questions. Exterior shots of Capitol building. Shot of Markey leaving Capitol. Interview with U.S. Representative Brian Donnelly on how Massachusetts produces great political leadership; and on attainment of elected office as a means of upward mobility by Irish and Italians. They have a more informal discussion while shooting cutaways. Editor's note: Content given off the record was edited out of this footage.

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Ten O'Clock News

Markey, Dukakis, Donnelly at Capitol

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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Power resources
Italian Americans
Massachusetts -- Politics and government
Federal government
Markey, Edward J.
Legislators -- United States
Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933-
Donnelly, Brian J., 1946-
Irish Americans
Nuclear energy
Washington (D.C.)
News Report
Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933- (Interviewee)
Markey, Edward J. (Interviewee)
Donnelly, Brian J., 1946- (Interviewee)
Wu, Janet (Reporter)
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