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The Family (Exploring Our Roots: Ellis Island) Part II #629674

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 13, 1999
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Kelly O'Donnell) The importance of Ellis Island, New Jersey, for millions of Americans descended from the immigrants who passed through it featured; details given of the project of entering the Ellis Island immigration records into a computer database. [Project volunteer Diane TAYLOR - explains why she works on Ellis Island records.] [Researcher Tom LEBEMOFF - says he cannot wait to get to the family records.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Buffalo: Tim Russert) The ancestry of NBC reporter Tim Russert featured; scenes shown from south Buffalo, New York, where Tim grew up. [Father Tim RUSSERT, Senior - says his father worked hard; says he worked however he could to support his children.] [Teacher Sister MARY LUCILLE - talks about Tim, the student.] [High school prefect Father John STURM - talks about teaching high school; talks about the importance of discipline.]

Brokaw, Tom;
O'Donnell, Kelly;
Russert, Tim

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