Skip Navigation WGBH The Ten O'Clock News
WGBH: The Ten O'Clock News
Browse by Category:

Edward Brooke concedes the 1978 Senate race to Paul Tsongas
Watch QuickTime
[Edward Brooke's concession speech]
Original Airdate: 11/7/1978

Length: 00:21:14
Item Type: newstape - original footage

Go to full description for this item.

Description : Abstract
Edward Brooke (US Senator) concedes the Senate race to Paul Tsongas (candidate for US Senator) in the ballroom of the Copley Plaza Hotel. With him on the stage are supporters including William Owens (State Senator), Helen Brooke (Edward Brooke's mother), Elma Lewis (African American community leader), Thomas Trimarco (field director for Brooke's campaign). Sharon Stevens (WGBH reporter) stands behind the cheering crowd, anticipating Brooke's speech; Natalie Jacobson (WCVB reporter) is on the stage, waiting to interview Brooke after the speech. Brooke thanks the crowd, his family, and his campaign staff. Brooke congratulates Tsongas for waging an honorable campaign. Brooke says that he will do his best to assure the smooth transition of the Senate seat and that he continues to support full equality and justice for all. Brooke thanks voters for giving him the opportunity to have served as both State Attorney General and US Senator and assures those who did not vote for him that he has no bitterness toward them.

Contributor : Reporter
Sharon Stevens
Format : Tape A213   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 24632 
VHS cassette 63315 
Betacam cassette 63543 
digital betacam cassette 76318 

Subject : Keywords
African American politicians

Subject : Personal Names
Brooke, Edward
Stevens, Sharon
Tsongas, Paul

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

Browse Clips by:
Subject | Personal Name | Corporate Name
Geographic Location | Video Clip

About the Collection:
History | Arrangement | Scope + Content | Access Tools

The Ten O'Clock News Home | WGBH

The Ten O'Clock News Project is a production of the WGBH Archives.
©2003 WGBH Educational Foundation.