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"Japanese Americans protest nuclear testing"

October 28, 1971


Japanese Americans protest nuclear testing in the Aleutian Islands by demonstrating in front of the Los Angeles Federal Building in downtown. Reporter Cecilia Pedroza interviews George Takei about the reasons for the protest and what it means to the protesters. They have already phoned, written letters, and telegrammed, and Takei hopes Nixon will respond to their demonstration. He also talks about how many of the people are survivors of Hiroshima or Nagasaki, or have relatives that were affected by those bombings. A survivor of the Nagasaki bombing speaks about why she opposes the testing. Footage includes shots of people's signs and exterior shots of the Federal Building. Some footage is silent.

Note:  The KTLA newsfilm collection at UCLA consists of cut and unedited stories, outtakes and fill footage, originally shot on 16mm reversal film stock with magnetic soundtrack. Some footage, particularly material not used for broadcast, may be without sound.