NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 02, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Washington: Bob Faw) Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s bad day featured; details given about his resignation from his job as a football commentator for ESPN after his comments about black quarterback Donovan McNabb and about allegations that he is involved in an illegal prescription drug-selling probe in Florida. [LIMBAUGH – says in certain places you can’t offer an opinion.] [Talk show host Blanquita CULLUM- defends Limbaugh.] [“Sports Illustrated” Peter KING- reacts to Limbaugh’s comments on McNabb.] [Talk radio industry expert Michael HARRISON- comments on the impact on Limbaugh’s career.] [Former college basketball coach John THOMPSON- says Limbaugh should not have resigned.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Limbaugh’s hiring of defense attorney Roy Black for the drug case noted.