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A Closer Look (Sports Race) #738720

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) The controversy over ESPN football analyst Rush Limbaugh's remarks on Philadelphia Eagles black quarterback Donovan McNabb examined. [At news conference, McNABB - reacts to the remarks.] [On ESPN, LIMBAUGH - says the media wants a black quarterback to do well.] [Two Philadelphia FANS - respond to the remarks.] [Sports sociologist Harry EDWARDS - comments on Limbaugh dropping a "race bomb."] [On his radio show, LIMBAUGH - says the media has rated McNabb too high.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statement from ESPN about the comments noted. Judge's ruling allowing the Washington Redskins to keep the team name despite a lawsuit by Native Americans reported.

Jennings, Peter;
Jamieson, Bob

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