CNN Evening News for Sunday, Oct 29, 2006
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.
(Silver Spring, Maryland: Gary Nurenberg) The Maryland Senate race between Representative Ben Cardin & Lt. Gov. Michael Steele featured; scenes shown of the candidates at a NAACP forum in Baltimore and on “Meet the Press”; ad featuring actor Michael J. Fox speaking against Steele and for stem cell research, the rebuttal featuring Steele’s sister and ads for Cardin accusing Steele of working for President Bush shown; “Washington Post” poll findings cited. [CARDIN, STEELE – comment on issues & the importance of the African American vote.] [American Enterprise Institute Norm ORNSTEIN- comments on the close Democratic primary between Cardin & Kwesi Mfume and Republican hopes to win the minority vote.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) Pew Research Center report findings on black voters’ confidence in the voting system cited. Live discussion held with syndicated columnist Roland Martin and Republican strategist Tara Setmayer about black voters. [From Chicago, MARTIN; from Miami, SETMAYER – comment on blacks’ fight for the vote, voter suppression efforts and state requirements for identification; comment on the policies of both parties for blacks & minorities.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) The 65th birthday party in Chicago for civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson shown. [JACKSON – comments on the potential impact of the black vote.]