Plans to restore Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty in 1982 | CBS News Archives

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In 1982, President Reagan announced plans to restore both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. “CBS Morning News” correspondent Jerry Landay returned to Ellis Island with Irene Engelman, who spent 11 anguished days awaiting clearance after she fled war-torn Europe back in 1940. Landay also spoke with Lee Iacocca, who had been newly appointed as chairman of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Centennial Commission. This was originally broadcast on Nov. 17, 1982. #archives #ellisisland #newyork CBS News Streaming Network is the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service from CBS News and Stations, available free to everyone with access to the Internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is your destination for breaking news, live events and original reporting locally, nationally and around the globe. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available live in 91 countries and on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as on and Paramount+. Subscribe to the CBS News YouTube channel: Watch CBS News: Download the CBS News app: Follow CBS News on Instagram: Like CBS News on Facebook: Follow CBS News on Twitter: Subscribe to our newsletters: Try Paramount+ free: For video licensing inquiries, contact:
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