ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 07, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Stephen Briganti, who has supervised the renovation of the immigration center at Ellis Island, New York, profiled at a time of concern for refugees in Iraq and Kuwait; historical immigration scenes shown. [Historian professor David REIMERS - talks about Ellis Island.] [BRIGANTI - says his own relatives came through there; describes the process that happened at Ellis Island.] Briganti's background reviewed; photos shown. [Bertha DEVLIN - recalls coming through Ellis Island.] Closing of Ellis Island in 1954 recalled; scenes shown of the abandoned buildings and of restoration that began in 1984. [BRIGANTI - comments on immigration then and now.]
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