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Connie Chung Report

November 06, 1988

Permit me to set the record straight: Connie Chung refused to do a one-on-one interview with me after learning it was for Asiam magazine ("Magazines: Has Connie Chung Distanced Herself From Asian Heritage?" by Garry Abrams, Oct.27).

However, I interviewed Connie Chung. I was among the press corps during her meeting with the out-of-town journalists at the Registry Hotel on Saturday, Aug. 6, for just under an hour. I then interviewed her for 15 or 20 minutes with Helen Dorsey and two out-of-town journalists.

I never informed Chung I was representing another publication. True, the name tag NBC issued me says New York Times Syndicate, because they buy second rights to almost everything I write, and in fact have the Chung piece right now, for possible reselling to newspapers here and abroad.

ISOBEL SILDEN

Los Angeles

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