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California / English Language Proposition #105065

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 24, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) California debate over Proposition 63 making English state's official language examined; details given, scenes shown. [Fillmore Mayor Hubert CLOYD - thinks proposition has been misunderstood.] [Fillmore RESIDENT - fears proposition will encourage racism.] Proposition 63 quoted on screen. [Philip CHENG - fears effect on business] Proposition's primary target said education; details given. [US English chairperson S.I. HAYAKAWA - believes not learning English will handicap generations of immigrants.] Status of English as official language illustrated on map. [Dr. Lawrence FUCHS - believes common language bonds society together.] [Monterey Park Mayor Monty MANIBOG - describes fear of racism among some refugees.] "Los Angeles Times" poll on proposition noted indicating support among Hispanic community. [HAYAKAWA - considers learning English necessary for success in US.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:04:20

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