NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 24, 1983
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(Studio) Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians reported condemning government's internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Franklin Roosevelt's order to intern Japanese-Americans recalled; films shown. [Commission member Representative Daniel LUNGREN - wants to correct record.] Cmsn.'s findings of lack of military justification for internment and attributing it to racism, war hysteria and pols. discussed; Roosevelt recalled extending internment until after 1944 election despite information that actions were unnecessary to national security [Japanese American Citizens League spokesperson Minoru YASUI - questions commission's anticipated recommendations; notes impact of evacuation process.] Photos shown.
REPORTER: Jamie Gangel