Picks and Pans Review: The Closing Door: An Investigation of U.s. Immigration Policy

updated 06/13/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/13/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

PBS (10-11 p.m. ET)

From 1892 to 1954 nearly 16 million Europeans passed through Ellis Island. Today the refugees come from Vietnam, Cuba, Haiti and Central America. Narrated by National Public Radio's Susan Stamberg, this intelligent documentary points out that, despite the nation's image as a melting pot, there always has been prejudice in our immigration laws.


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