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Cosby / The "N" Word / Jackson Interview #759976

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Jul 03, 2004
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Comedian Bill Cosby’s scathing attack on some African Americans noted.

(New York: Jason Carroll) Reaction to Cosby’s use of the "N" word examined. [COSBY – speaks against the use of the word “nigger”; says it is analgesic to talk about what the white man is doing against us.] [Black WOMAN, black college STUDENT, three Brooklyn KIDS, Rush Communications CEO Russell SIMMONS†, Edna HUNT, black MAN - offer views on using the word & about blame for problems within the community.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Live interview held with Rev. Jesse Jackson, whose Rainbow/PUSH Coalition invited Cosby to speak, about the flap over Cosby’s comments. [JACKSON – says we cannot fight the odds with self-degradation; mentions Cosby’s humble beginnings; notes the importance of education; comments on the disenfranchisement of black votes in the 2000 election; talks about shortcomings in President Bush’s No Child Left Behind program; notes Bush’s awkward relationship with the NAACP.]

Reporter(s):
Lin, Carol;
Carroll, Jason
Duration:
00:08:00

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