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CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 16, 2002
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Tonight’s broadcast on Black Entertainment Television of Senator Trent Lott’s interview noted.

(Washington: Bob Schieffer) The call for a meeting of Republican Senators to discuss Lott’s fate following his racist remarks examined; Senator Bill Frist’s statement transcribed on screen. [From “Ed Gordon, BET,” LOTT – says this is a wake-up call.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pascagoula, Mississippi: Bob McNamara) Lott’s political record through the years reviewed; details given of Lott’s Mississippi background. [Black Leadership forum chairman Rev. Joseph LOWERY†- says Lott embraces the horrific dark shadows of America’s shameful past.] [NAACP Curley CLARK†- says Lott has been in a segregated society all his life.] [LOTT – says the society was wrong & wicked.] [Mississippi resident Brenda Mae WELCH†- says she will accept Lott’s apology.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Full interview with Lott on BET tonight noted.

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Schieffer, Bob;
McNamara, Bob
Duration:
00:05:00

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