CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 31, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(No location given: Josie Burke) Apology from football great Paul Hornung for suggesting his alma mater Notre Dame needed to lower standards to recruit black athletes examined. [HORNUNG - modifies his remarks.] [On Detroit radio, voice of HORNUNG - says we got to get the black athlete to compete.] [Notre Dame student Marques BOLDEN- reacts.] Other instances of insensitive remarks on sports & race reviewed. [On September 28, 2003, former ESPN analyst Rush LIMBAUGH- talks about black quarterback Donovan McNabb.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live in-studio interview held with sportswriter Robert Lipsyte about what Hornung said. [LIPSYTE - says you cannot get race out of the equation of college sports; explains why sports are so important to major colleges & universities.]
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