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A Closer Look (Taking Charge) #190177

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 20, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A look at things that will test President-elect George W. Bush's ability to lead introduced.

(New York: Carole Simpson) The view of Bush held by black Americans examined; details given of Bush positions that alienate African-Americans, including his opposition to affirmative action. [Representative Sheila JACKSON-LEE - says our voice is not articulated by the new president.] ["BET Tonight with Travis Smiley", Travis SMILEY - talks about affirmative action, education and Bush.] [Five black PEOPLE - question Bush and the Republicans.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Martin) The politics of Bush reaching out to blacks while maintaining a conservative base examined. [Comedian Jay LENO - jokes about Bush and the black vote.] [BUSH - says he looks forward to working with blacks.] [Georgetown University Law Center professor Sheryll CASHIN, Representative Eddie Bernice JOHNSON - say it is important for Bush to reach out.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John;
Simpson, Carole
Duration:
00:04:50

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