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Imus Lawsuit / CBS Contract / Sharpton Interview / A Discussion #859118

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 02, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(New York: Randi Kaye) The lawsuit from fired radio talk show host Don Imus examined; details given from his five-year contract with CBS and about his attorney Martin Garbus††. [On April 14, IMUS - refers to "nappy-headed hos" {of Rutgers University.}] [CNN legal analyst Jeffrey TOOBIN†- says the contract states Imus was supposed to be irreverent and controversial; states this case is all about Imus's contract.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Toobin) The language of the contract, how Imus could present his legal case based on the wording of the contract and how this could lead to a favorable settlement in this breach of contract case discussed; contract quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton about Imus, his contract and CBS. [SHARPTON - says Imus made sexist and racist remarks; comments on what this kind of contract means; responds to the remarks from Imus producer Bernard McGurk; comments on tomorrow's march against the record business for their use of language.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Toobin, "Washington Post" media reporter Howard Kurtz and CNN contributor Roland Martin† about the Imus case. [In Washington, KURTZ - suggests Imus is seeking vindication by making the point that CBS encouraged his approach; outlines the initial approach of CBS before outside pressure came to play.] [In-studio, MARTIN - says he is surprised by the CBS contract; raises the issue that these companies want controversy.] [TOOBIN - comments again on the wording in the CBS contract.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi;
Toobin, Jeffrey

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