ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 19, 2013
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(White House: Jim Avila) A personal, unscripted appeal from President Obama about race and bias after the trial over the death of Trayvon Martin presented; photos shown; details given of his suggestions. [OBAMA - says Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago; explains the black community is looking at this through experience; speaks about a sense that if a white male teen was involved in that scenario...; calls for soul-searching.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) A reality check on racial bias in America presented; details given about the black view of being racially profiled. [OBAMA - comments on the experience of being followed when shopping.] [Mother Racine TUCKER-HAMILTON- talks about Trayvon Martin's mom and how her own sons should act.] [Son Adam HAMILTON- reacts.]
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