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Ellis Island / Immigrants #488475

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 28, 1976
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(Studio) Ceremony held on Ellis Island
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Ellis Island, New York) Most immigrants cane to United States through Ellis Island Film shows immigrants. Tourists arrive on island Many incling. Representatives Elizabeth Holtzman and Bella Abzug are descendants of immigrants who arrived at Ellis Island [ABZUG - says island is where she came from.] Some immigrants rejected at Ellis Island [IMMIGRANT from Ireland - describes hardships which occurred on island] [IMMIGRANT from Russia - says everyone awestruck by NYC.] Those who were okayed rode ferry to Manhattan.
REPORTER: Betty Rollin

(Studio) Millions came to United States in 19th and 20th centuries.' No other country had similar experience. United States made stronger and better country because of the influx of immigrants.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Rollin, Betty
Duration:
00:03:10

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