Ten O'Clock News broadcast
Original Airdate: 11/9/1983
Item Type: newstape - aircheck
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Description : Abstract
Christopher Lydon and Gail Harris are hosts of a Ten O'Clock News broadcast. Lydon reads news headlines about the Middle East. Brian Barron reports that the US government may have underreported US casualties during the US invasion of Grenada. Harris reports on a visit to Japan by Ronald Reagan (US President) and Nancy Reagan (US First Lady). Harris reports that Michael Dukakis (Governor of Massachusetts) visited Washington D.C. to lobby for acid rain legislation to protect Quabbin Reservoir and for federal funding for the Central Artery/Tunnel Project. Kate McGrath reports on the approval by the Massachusetts House of Representatives of Dukakis' controversial capital outlay bill. McGrath notes that the bill passed despite Republican opposition. McGrath's report includes footage from interviews with William Robinson (House Minority Leader), Charles Flaherty (Massachusetts House of Representatives) and Frank Keefe (State Secretary for Administration and Finance). Harris reports that Dr. Edward Teller (scientist) and Hans Bethe (Nobel Prize winning scientist) debated the Reagan administration's Strategic Defense Initiative proposal at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Lydon reads headlines about elections nationwide. Lydon interviews in-studio guest David Wiegand (Editor, Cambridge Chronicle) about the referendum in Cambridge to ban all nuclear weapons research in the city. Wiegand describes the debate surrounding the referendum and predicts that it will not pass. Lydon presents one of the reports in a series on mayoral candidates Mel King and Ray Flynn. This report explores Mel King's background and early days as a social worker in a settlement house in the South End. The report includes footage from interviews with John O'Bryant (Boston School Committee), Paul Parks (architect), Joyce King (wife of Mel King), Ed McClure (US Justice Department), Herbert Gleason (former Chairman, United South End Settlements) and Chuck Turner (teacher). Lydon also interviews Robert Shagoury (computer manufacturer), Edward Domit (social worker) and Thomas Shea (retailer), all of whom comment on King's social work.
Contributor : Host
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
Central Artery/Tunnel Project
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Grenada - History
Middle East - Politics and government
Military weapons and defense
United States - Foreign relations
Subject : Personal Names
Teller, Dr. Edward
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Massachusetts State Legislature
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
United South End Settlements (USES)
Subject : Geographic Locations
Type : Genre
News - Television
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