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Franklin Death #1128855

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 16, 2018
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(Studio: Jim Sciutto) The death of singer Aretha Franklin noted.

(Harlem, New York: Randi Kaye) The musical career of Franklin reviewed; scenes shown of her performances & their social significance, including "Respect," "Chain of Fools," "Think," at Dr. Martin Luther King's funeral & three presidential inaugurations & with other performers. [FRANKLIN - says her father encouraged her to sing.] The party in Harlem to honor Franklin & a statement from the Obamas discussed.

(Studio: Jim Sciutto) Live discussion held with Franklin's friends Gloria Gaynor & Isiah Thomas. [THOMAS, GAYNOR - offer views on their remembrances of Aretha, her voice, so deeply felt, on having "I Will Survive" recorded by Aretha, on her legacy in the civil rights era & the woman's movement, the background to "Respect," on her private struggles.]

Sciutto, Jim;
Kaye, Randi

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