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Ed McClure and Christopher Lydon
Ten O'Clock News broadcast
Original Airdate: 11/9/1983

Length: 00:31:01
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
Gail Harris
Christopher Lydon

Contributor : Reporter
Brian Barron
Christopher Lydon
Kate McGrath
Format : Tape 142   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 100935 
VHS cassette 102199 
Betacam cassette 71316 
digital betacam cassette 71261 

Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
Arms control
Central Artery/Tunnel Project
Electioneering (Political campaigns)
Environmental protection
Grenada - History
Middle East - Politics and government
Military weapons and defense
State governments
United States - Foreign relations

Subject : Personal Names
Barron, Brian
Bethe, Hans
Domit, Edward
Dukakis, Michael
Flaherty, Charles
Gleason, Herbert
Harris, Gail
Keefe, Frank
King, Joyce
King, Mel
Lydon, Christopher
McClure, Ed
McGrath, Kate
Nakasone, Yasuhiro
O'Bryant, John
Parks, Paul
Reagan, Nancy
Reagan, Ronald
Robinson, William
Shagoury, Robert
Shea, Thomas
Teller, Dr. Edward
Turner, Chuck
Wiegand, David

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Massachusetts State Legislature
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
United South End Settlements (USES)

Subject : Geographic Locations
Cambridge (Mass.)
Middle East

Type : Genre
News - Television

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