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Special Assignment (Farrakhan) #93046

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 07, 1985
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(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

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim
Duration:
00:04:00

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