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Ted Koppel Speaks on Race, Career in Journalism

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Ted Koppel Speaks on Race, Career in Journalism

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Ted Koppel Speaks on Race, Career in Journalism

Ted Koppel Speaks on Race, Career in Journalism

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Koppel discusses the immigration debate, as covered by CNN's Lou Dobbs, and the case for reparations being made by African Americans.

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Veteran journalist Ted Koppel anchored ABC News' Nightline for 25 years, since the program's creation. The newsman is now a senior news analyst for NPR and recently received a lifetime achievement Emmy Award for his decades of contribution to broadcast news.

In this week's Wisdom Watch, the journalist talks about covering both foreign and domestic issues, and race. Koppel recalls covering the 1965 civil rights march in Selma, Ala., also known as "Bloody Sunday," led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He also weighs in on what many are calling the modern-day "Selma" for African-Americans, the "Jena Six" case.

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