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CNN Evening News for Friday, Apr 13, 2007
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(Studio: Kiran Chetry) The aftermath of the long meeting at the New Jersey governor's mansion between radio talk show host Imus and the women basketball players of Rutgers University reviewed; scenes shown from outside the mansion. [Rutgers coach Vivian STRINGER - says the team accepts his apology; states this speaks to sexism and racism.] [On WFAN radio, wife Deirdre IMUS†- comments on meeting with these courageous women.]

(Studio: Kiran Chetry) Earlier interview held with Rutgers meeting expeditor Rev. Deforest Soaries† about the Imus outrage. [SOARIES - talks about how Imus listened and received bad news about losing his radio job; says the Rutgers players had their lives disrupted; states there have been efforts to distract children from the language {"nasty talk"} from hip hop and all art forms.] "Kansas City Star" Jason Whitlock's statement quoted.

(Studio: John Roberts) America's unfinished conversation about race introduced.

(Washington: Tom Foreman) The raunchy rappers featured; video excerpts shown; statement from Hip Hop Summit Action Network Russell Simmons about and defending the cultural phenomenon of hip hop quoted; details given of research findings about the rap/hip hop portrayal of black women. [Older white MAN - comments.] [ Paul PORTER†- suggests everyone be held accountable.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Earlier interview held with civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton about hip-hop lyrics; Nelly music video shown. [SHARPTON - says the media has not given attention to the outrage over the record companies; suggests the media cover the conferences and protests that have expressed the outrage; offers perspective on the Imus situation; suggests the "economic options" need to be changed to turn the heat on the record business.] Snoop Dogg statement about rappers quoted.

(Studio: Kiran Chetry) The raw data on the decline of hip-hop/rap sales outlined on screen.

Chetry, Kiran;
Roberts, John;
Foreman, Tom

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