Description: 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.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 12/22/1982
Description: Press conference held by the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women. Margaret Berry reports on their findings that Governor Ed King's budget has adverse effects on women in the Commonwealth. After they reported that information to Governor King, he disbanded the commission. They take questions from the press. Other members of the Commission, Barney Frank, Saundra Graham, and others make statements, criticizing King's actions. Sonya Hamlin, Sen. Alan Sisitsky.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 04/02/1979
Description: Guests walk in front of the Museum of Fine Arts. Barbara Bush walks into the event tent. Dedication ceremony of the West Wing of the museum. Speeches given by Chairman Howard Johnson and Director Jan Fontaine cover the history of the museum and facilities of the new wing. Honored guest Barabra Bush is introduced and addresses the audience. Governor Ed King addresses the audience. I.M. Pei, and Mayor Kevin White also sit on stage during ceremony. Interiors of the new wing. Entrance to the People's Republic of China exhibit.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 07/17/1981
Description: Michael Dukakis speaks at State House after upset defeat by Edward King in gubernatorial primary. Kitty, Frank Keefe, Barbara Ackermann, Evelyn Murphy.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 09/20/1978
Description: Governor Edward King's first press conference in office. Lieutenant Governor Thomas O'Neill sits next to King throughout. King talks about the Cabinet meeting he just had about the administration's future plans. He takes questions from the press, mostly focused on the budget.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 01/24/1979
Description: Video and audio drop out in the beginning. Governor Ed King enters room, sits at desk. Press takes pictures. King makes a statement on the Tax Cap bill. He signs the bill, with President of the Senate William Bulger and Speaker of the House Thomas McGee at his side, and hands out the pens. He holds up the signed bill. He ends the press conference. Press packs up their gear. Thomas McGee talks to a group of people. Reporter from another station does standup off camera and then asks McGee for his statement on the bill, which WGBH camera operator also tapes. Other reporters, including WGBH's Janet Wu, taking notes.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 05/14/1979
Description: Edward King gives victory speech at Park Plaza Hotel after winning gubernatorial election. He thanks the community and introduces his family.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 11/07/1978
Description: Governor of Massachusetts Ed King gives budget address for fiscal year 1984. Efforts include health care, correctional institutions, education, services for the elderly, housing, career training, law enforcement. King describes his budget recommendation as lean, tight, frugal, economically sound, socially aware, and fair. Reporter Janet Wu interviews state Representative Johnston on his view of the state budget. He describes it as the most irresponsible budget he has heard out of the seven he has seen since becoming part of the legislature and believes it should be rejected. He compares it to a republican budget, similar to that of Ronald Reagan. He believes that King's budget turns its back on the poorest people in the state. Another man is interviewed who agrees with Johnston. Wu then interviews Representative Cohen about his impressions of the governor's state budget address. He explains that the governor does not have local aid fund in his budget. Cohen proposes decreasing state operations in order to increase local aid without increasing the state budget.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 01/28/1981
Description: Men in front of James Michael Curley Recreation Center aka L Street Bathhouse in South Boston. Exteriors of the building. Governor Ed King talks and poses for pictures, shakes hands, and talks to constituents. State Senator William Bulger walks across street toward L Street Bathhouse. Bulger shakes hands and makes jokes. They hold a press conference. Bulger says he spent five summers lifeguarding at the Bathhouse and it was the best job he ever had. He endorses Governor King for reelection. King presents Bulger with a check for $15 million from state takeover of Hynes Auditorium. Senator Chester Atkins joins them at podium. Shots of reporter Janet Wu listening to the press conference. King continues talking about the accomplishments of his administration. King leaves press conferences and shakes hands. Wu asks King why he chose to give the check to Bulger rather than the mayor, and why they held the press conference at the L Street Bathhouse.
Collection: Ten O'Clock News
Date Created: 09/09/1982
Description: Story #9771. Story about plans to build a new runways at Logan Airport, the "Logan Masterplan," and objections from the community with noise and environmental concerns. Footage includes b-roll of press conference, close up shots of runway plans, planes taking off and landing, construction equipment and workers, press conference with concerned citizens and a press conference with governor King about a court order that halted construction, environmental impact studies, and how to continue with the project. Mix of sound and silent.
Collection: WCVB Collection
Date Created: 08/27/1974