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A Closer Look (State of Race) #188824

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 17, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) An examination of the state of race in the United States on Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday introduced.

(Atlanta: Steve Osunsami) Mixed marriages examined; statistics on interracial marriages cited. [Interracial couple Dr. Don and Cheryl RICE; black high school student Joshua ROBINSON; mixed marriage Chandra MEYER - comment on society and mixed marriages.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Lisa Salters) Integration in black neighborhoods featured; scenes shown from mostly African American Lafayette Square, California and Woodmore Highlands, outside Washington, DC. [California white couple Laura and Craig COLLINS, white homeowner Jane BROWN, black resident Ronald ANDERSON - describe people's reactions in the neighborhoods.] [University of California at Los Angeles Department of geography professor William CLARK - says some people are not concerned about race.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABCNews Website mentioned.

Jennings, Peter;
Osunsami, Steve;
Salters, Lisa

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