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Radio / Imus Racial Remarks #857280

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 09, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Studio: Richard Schlesinger) The national debate over radio talk show host Don Imus and his racial remarks about the Rutgers University women's basketball team featured. [On "Imus in the Morning," IMUS - says "that's some rough girls" from Rutgers and "nappy-headed hos."] [On MSNBC, IMUS - comments on calls for his firing; states these women do not need to be ridiculed.] [First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens pastor Rev. DeForest SOARIES†- says we will get him good.] [On his radio show, Al SHARPTON - introduces his college graduate daughter; criticizes Imus.] [IMUS - responds to all the criticism, but says a firing would be an "ill-informed decision."] [In interview, SHARPTON - says he should resign.] [Rutgers president Richard McCORMICK†- calls Imus's comments despicable and racist.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Studio: Nancy Cordes) The limited role of the FCC in regulating the radio and TV air waves examined; details given about the lack of policing of racial remarks. [Former FCC chairman Michael POWELL†- comments on the indecency definition; states corporate owners respond to the public.] [Senator John McCAIN - says he believes in redemption.]

Couric, Katie;
Schlesinger, Richard;
Cordes, Nancy

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