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ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 26, 2002
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(New York: Deborah Amos) The first defection of a professor {Anthony Appiah} from Harvard University's dream team of African-American scholars featured; details given of the troubles at Harvard after President Lawrence Summers criticized professor Cornel West which led to the African-American Studies Department's questioning of Harvard's commitment. [Princeton University provost professor Amy GUTMANN - hopes professors will come to Princeton.] [University of Michigan graduate school dean professor Earl LEWIS - comments.] [Black Harvard STUDENT - praises West.] [Stanford University Hoover Institution professor Shelby STEELE - asks if blacks are "untouchable."] The carrying on of the race debate in newspapers, television and the Internet noted. "[National Journal" Stuart TAYLOR - comments on the "pampered blacks" at Harvard.] [January 9, civil right activist Al SHARPTON - says the issue is affirmative action.] [Fisk University Race Relations Institution professor Raymond WINBUSH - says Summers blinked.]

Reporter(s):
Amos, Deborah;
Vargas, Elizabeth
Duration:
00:03:10

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