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Lott's Racist Remarks / Interview #717324

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 17, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Pascagoula: John Cochran) ABCNews exclusive interview with Senator Trent Lott about keeping his job after he made racist remarks presented. [In Pascagoula, Mississippi, LOTTĀ - says he can keep his job; offers his views on affirmative action as "necessary & essential"; states he will not stop fighting now.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Capitol Hill: Linda Douglass) The melting away of Republican support for Lott & why conservatives are questioning Lott discussed. [October 2000, at Senator Strom Thurmond's bill signing, voice of LOTTĀ - says Thurmond should have been president in 1947.]

Jennings, Peter;
Cochran, John;
Douglass, Linda

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