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Ten O'Clock News; Civil rights movement


Archival soundbites of civil rights activists Martin Luther King Jr., Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, Malcolm X. Interviews with Robert Moses and Alvin Poussaint, who say we should not celebrate MLK alone, but remember the whole history of the civil rights movement. Sammy Davis Jr., Leonard Bernstein, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte participating in march.

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Ten O'Clock News

Civil rights movement

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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Belafonte, Harry, 1927-
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
Carmichael, Stokely
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965
Moses, Robert Parris
Davis, Sammy, Jr., 1925-1990
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Poussaint, Alvin F.
Al-Amin, Jamil, 1943-
Civil rights
News Report
Poussaint, Alvin F. (Interviewee)
Moses, Robert Parris (Interviewee)
Vaillancourt, Meg (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Civil rights movement,” 01/20/1986, GBH Archives, accessed April 17, 2024,
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Civil rights movement.” 01/20/1986. GBH Archives. Web. April 17, 2024. <>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Civil rights movement. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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