ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 05, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Hollywood: Tom Foreman) Intensification of anti-Arab-American bigotry during Persian Gulf crisis examined; scenes shown from films "Navy Seals" and "Duck Tales" to illustrate point that Arabs are often portrayed as terrorists or buffoons. [Author Jack SHAHEEN - says films show Arabs as alien beings.] [American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Don BUSTNAY - says American mainstream has no sensitivity for Arabs.] Americans of Arab descent Paula Abdul, Ralph Nader, Casey Kasem and Doug Flutie mentioned. [Former hostage Benjamin WEIR - praises Arabs.] Scenes shown from silent film in which Rudolph Valentino enchanted America as a romantic Arab sheik.
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