× 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

Special Assignment (Farrakhan) #93046

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 07, 1985
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) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(NYC) Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan examined; scenes shown. [FARRAKHAN - feels privileged to be controversial.] His background reviewed. [FARRAKHAN - calls for blacks to take care of themselves.] His anti-white and anti-Semitic remarks quoted, outlined. [FARRAKHAN - considers Judaism a "dirty religion."] [Anti-Defamation League spokesperson Nathan PERLMUTTER - is concerned that black leaders don't condemn Farrakhan's racism.] [Reverend Calvin BUTTS - responds.] [New York City clerk David DINKINS - condemns Farrakhan's anti-Semitism.] Libyan dictator Muammar el-Kadhafi and former leader of Ku Klux Klan noted financial backers of Farrakhan. [1984, voice of FARRAKHAN - threatens life of "Washington Post" reporter Milton Coleman.] [Later, FARRAKHAN - claims lives of Coleman and his family are sacred.] [Mayor Ed KOCH - claims Farrakhan is using same tactics as Adolf Hitler.] [MAN thinks Farrakhan teaches econ. independence for blacks.] Farrakhan noted scheduled to speak in New York City tonight.
REPORTER: Jim Wooten

Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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.