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Jackson / Farrakhan Remarks #536805

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 03, 1984
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(Studio) Louis Farrakhan's threatening remark toward "Washington Post" reporter considered.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) Milton Coleman shown, identification as object of Farrakhan remark. Coleman noted first to report Jackson ethnic slurs against Jews. Farrakhan remarks quoted on screen, with voice-over. [FARRAKHAN - name of Allah warns Jews not to "harm this brother."] Jackson's refusal to disassociate self from Farrakhan remarks noted. Jackson, Farrakhan shown together at podium. Farrakhan's accompanying Jackson to Syria recalled. Farrakhan identification as leader of Nation of Islam, Black Muslim group with Chicago base. Farrakhan said preaching whites are devils and blacks must have separate nation Coleman's refusal to comment on Farrakhan remarks reported Remarks in reaction by "Washington Post" executive quoted on screen. Jackson's tardiness in disassociating self from Farrakhan remarks noted. In screened interview, today [JACKSON - says threats were wrong, but sees solution.] Farrakhan reported agreeing to meeting with Coleman. Jackson said seeing matter as effort to undermine him in New York primary.
REPORTER: Jamie Gangel

Brokaw, Tom;
Gangel, Jamie

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