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Baseball / Red Sox & Robinson #781909

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Ed Henry) A Capitol ceremony honoring Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier in 1947, by granting him a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal featured; scenes shown of President Bush with the World Series-winning members of the Boston Red Sox; details given of the role of the Red Sox ownership in securing the medal for Robinson, who had been denied a chance to play for the team due to his race. [BUSH - welcomes the Red Sox nation; speaks about Robinson.] [Red Sox president/CEO Larry LUCCHINO†- talks about Robinson.] [Widow Rachel ROBINSON - reacts to the organization doing the right thing.] [Player David ORTIZ, former Negro League player James TILLMAN - react to honoring Robinson.]

Brown, Aaron;
Henry, Ed

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