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New York, New York / Firefighters' Statue #652870

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jan 20, 2002
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(New York: Randall Pinkston) Racial division within the New York City fire department following objections from the mostly white department to a sculpture changing the image of the firemen at the World Trade Center examined; photograph shown of three New York City firefighters raising the American flag after the fall of the towers. [United Firefighters Association Thomas MANLEY - cites the patriotism of raising the flag.] [Decordova Museum curator Nick CAPASSO - says monuments such as the flag-raising at Iwo Jima often play fast and loose with historical accuracy.] [New York City fire lieutenant Paul WASHINGTON - says only 2.7 percent of the fire department is black.]

Reporter(s):
Pinkston, Randall;
Roberts, John
Duration:
00:02:30

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