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Ten O'Clock News; Provincetown, USA


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Ten O'Clock News
Provincetown, USA
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

Program Description

Filmmaker Seth Rolbein (Vietnam Present Tense ) spent a year in Provincetown tracing the lives of four residents as the seasons changed - a fourth-generation Portuguese-American, an AIDS activist, a conceptual artist, and a Provincetown High School student. This documentary follows them through a year's varied events in the lively Cape village...from the blessing of the fleet to an ACT-UP march.



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Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Provincetown, USA,” 07/01/1990, GBH Archives, accessed October 1, 2023,
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Provincetown, USA.” 07/01/1990. GBH Archives. Web. October 1, 2023. <>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Provincetown, USA. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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