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Bill Remembers: Ellis Island

Bill Kurtis looks back on the landing spot that greeted o so many weary travelers seeking a new beginning, Ellis Island.  Among those welcomed to the United States on Ellis Island was Bill’s own grandfather.  Ellis Island re-opened on this day in 1990 as a museum; a shrine to the sacrifice of so many in search of freedom.

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