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Ten O'Clock News; Blue laws


Governor Edward King speaks on lifting blue laws to permit Sunday business. King signs bill that allows businesses to open Sundays, although the law prohibits forcing anyone to work Sundays. King states that this bill will increase job opportunities.

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Ten O'Clock News

Blue laws

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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Massachusetts -- Politics and government
Press conferences
Bills, Legislative
King, Edward J., 1925-2006
News Report
King, Edward J., 1925-2006 (Speaker)
Vaillancourt, Meg (Reporter)
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