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Ten O'Clock News; Dick Gregory


Interview with comedian Dick Gregory at Logan Airport. Discusses plans to hold prayer vigil at White House; discusses the beliefs in the Qu'ran and how Iranian culture is modeled after it. Gregory believes that government of President Jimmy Carter should study teachings of Qu'ran as part of its diplomacy with Iran; Gregory answers questions about his 15 minute meeting with Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran in regards to the US Embassy Hostage Crisis in Iran.

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Ten O'Clock News

Dick Gregory

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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Logan International Airport
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Gregory, Dick
Politics and government
Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981
East Boston (Boston, Mass.)
News Report
Gregory, Dick (Interviewee)
Stevens, Sharon (Reporter)
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