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Los Alamos National Lab / Lee Case / Racism #194367

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 11, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Barry Serafin) The formal end to the government case against Los Alamos National Laboratory nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee examined; details given of the crumbling of the government's case. [Federation of American Scientists Steven AFTERGOOD, former Justice Department official John MARTIN - question the government's handling of Lee's case.] [September 24, 1999, LEE - says he never gave material to any unauthorized persons.] [Senator Arlen SPECTER - calls the Justice Department incompetent.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) The reaction of Asian-Americans to the Lee case examined; details given of the issue of institutionalized racism. [Asian Pacific American Legal Center Stewart KWOH - says the fear of China and the fear of spying overrode due process.] [Organization of Chinese Americans Daphne KWOK - says we are perceived as Americanized foreigners.] [Retired engineer Charlie SIE - recalls the locking up of Japanese during World War II.] [Former counterintelligence chief Robert VROOMAN - says Lee was target because he was ethnic Chinese.] [University of California at Berkeley student Helen CHEN - wonders about working for government agencies.]

Jennings, Peter;
Muller, Judy;
Serafin, Barry

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