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FBI Agent / Racial Discrimination #112049

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 25, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Ned Potter) Lawsuit by black FBI agent Don. Rochon claiming discrimination by fellow agents reported; details given, scenes shown. [ROCHON - describes malicious treatment.] Threats against Rochon outlined on screen. [Rochon's attorney David KAIRYS - discusses physical threats.] Rochon's boss, Omaha, Nebraska, agent Herbert Hawkins shown. [ROCHON - says agents should not discriminate.] [Representative William GRAY - calls for protection of rights.] Stmt. on racial discrimination by FBI director William Sessions quoted. Agents' explanations of Rochon's behavior noted; late FBI dir. J. Edgar Hoover mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tonight's "Nightline" announced.

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned

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