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Ten O'Clock News; Racism Against Asians


Marcus Jones reports on current events regarding racism against Asian immigrants to the Boston area. He reports the delay of the trial of Scott Arsenault and John Febbi, charging them with manslaughter for beating and killing Bun Vong, a Cambodian immigrant. Jones interviews Elaine Song, from Asians for Justice, on the hate crimes against Asians in the Boston area. Jones reports on the Revere school system's attempts to encourage racial harmony through education about Cambodian culture to promote more understanding between white and Cambodian students. Jones interviews history teacher Nunzio Benevento about this program and the status of all immigrant communities when they first arrive in America. Jones also interviews white and Asian students about how they get along with each other.

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Ten O'Clock News

Racism Against Asians

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Broadcast program

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Race relations
Hate crimes
Asian Americans
Boston (Mass.)
News Report
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Racism Against Asians,” 04/03/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 13, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_078D553E14594EBB941125B1B32230F8.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Racism Against Asians.” 04/03/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 13, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_078D553E14594EBB941125B1B32230F8>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Racism Against Asians. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_078D553E14594EBB941125B1B32230F8
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