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Black-Korean Conflicts in Los Angeles.

John Lee is a first-generation Korean reporter whose beat at the Los Angeles Times has been Koreatown during and since the riots. Many Korean merchants were targeted, and many wielded guns to defend themselves. He feels that the Korean side of the conflict hasn't been accurately portrayed by the media.


Other segments from the episode on May 12, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 12, 1992: Interview with Robert Bly; Interview with John Lee; Review of Dan Wakefield's memoir "New York in the Fifties."


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