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Ten O'Clock News; Violence against Asian immigrants


David Boeri reports on an increase in violence against Asians in Eastern Massachusetts. Boeri notes that refugees from Southeast Asia have become targets of violence in some white neighborhoods. Boeri interviews Elaine Song (Asian American Resource Workshop) about violence against Asians. Boeri quotes statistics from a study by Song on violence against Asians. Boeri reports that Song's research has found that acts of violence have become a part of daily life for Asians in the Boston area. Boeri interviews Sarann Phoung (Cambodian resident) about his experiences in East Boston and Chelsea. Boeri reports that Phuong is concerned about how younger Asians will respond to the violence. Boeri reports that Asian refugees may begin to strike back if the violence continues. Boeri's report is accompanied by photos of Asian crime victims.

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Ten O'Clock News

Violence against Asian immigrants

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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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Hate crimes
Race relations
Asian Americans
News Report
Boeri, David (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Violence against Asian immigrants,” 11/19/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_329A27E786974511B8DA30328B4D5C0D.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Violence against Asian immigrants.” 11/19/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_329A27E786974511B8DA30328B4D5C0D>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Violence against Asian immigrants. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_329A27E786974511B8DA30328B4D5C0D
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