CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 13, 1981
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(Studio) Federal commission noted investigating United States relocation camps erected during WW II.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Internment of Japanese Americans during World War II following Pearl Harbor recalled; details given, films shown. Federal commission reported beginning hearings tomorrow on issue. [Japanese American Citizens League spokesperson John TATEISHI - calls for insurance against repetition of government's actions.] Tateishi's experience in camps and organization's push for reparations noted. [TATEISHI - acknowledges that money can't undo the harm of imprisonment.] Econ. impact on imprisoned Japanese and government's response recalled; Ynoro Yusuri's imprisonment for violation of curfew that applied only to Japanese described. [YUSURI - recalls degradation.] Supreme Court's ruling on constitutionality of his imprisonment mentioned; reluctance to compensate former prisoners financially cited. [Representative Robert McCLORY - thinks Japanese Americans should seek legislature rather than money.] Psychological impact of the humiliation noted; photos shown. [TATEISHI - notes failure of Constitution in times of crisis.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg
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