× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Universities / Race and Diversity / Black Scholar #651495

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 26, 2002
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(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.]

Amos, Deborah;
Vargas, Elizabeth

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.