Mayor Kevin White: Complete WGBH News Coverage

By WGBH News

Feb. 1, 2012

BOSTON — Former Boston mayor Kevin White died on Jan. 27, 2012 at the age of 82. We look back at his legacy over four terms of change.


Mayor White's Funeral — Boston luminaries gathered on Feb. 1 to pay their last respects.

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From The WGBH Vault: Trying Times — These exclusive WGBH videos show key moments when White tried to negotiate tensions over race.

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In The Crowd For James Brown And Kevin White — In 1968, White spoke at a James Brown concert to promote interracial peace. Attendee (and now WGBH host) Al Davis talks about how that message sounded from the audience.

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Boston's School Desegregation Era — Civil rights leaders, politicians and residents examine mayor White's role in one of the most tumultuous periods in Boston's history.

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Revisiting Charlestown — In the late '70s, this neighborhood made headlines for its opposition to court-ordered school desegregation. We dig into WGBH's archives and return to the high school to see the many changes since then.

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The Toll Of The Tregor Bill — The 1981 political standoff pitted every conceivable stakeholder against one another. There was money, politics, gamesmanship and personalities. In the end, Boston may have won ... but its mayor lost.

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Insights Into Mayor Kevin White And His Era — Watch and hear analysis and memories from people who experienced the changes under White's tenure — whether they were attacked on City Hall Plaza or arguing inside the building.

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Beat The Press: White's Passing Re-Ignites Feud — During the Kevin White funeral coverage, WGBH's "Greater Boston" briefly became the news when an argument broke out on-set over a 30-year-old spoiled scoop. Watch some of the footage we didn't air.

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