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Seven Days in Bensonhurst

May. 15, 1990
60 minutes

The 1989 murder of Yusef Hawkins by white youths in the Bensonhurst section of New York City set off a racial and political fire storm. On the eve of the first verdicts in the murder case, writer Shelby Steele returns to talk to the participants and tries to unravel the forces that propelled this racial crisis.

Producer(s): Thomas Lennon

Awards: The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Award Outstanding Background/Analysis of a Single Current Story
The San Francisco International Film Festival Award Best of Category-Current Affairs


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