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CNN Evening News for Saturday, Apr 14, 2007
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(Studio: Rick Sanchez) The controversy and fallout after remarks from radio host Don Imus about the Rutgers University women’s basketball team reviewed. [April 4, IMUS – calls them “nappy-headed hos.”] [Activists Rev. Al SHARPTON, Rev. Jesse JACKSON, pastor of Rutgers coach Rev. Deforest SOARIES†- call for Imus to resign or be fired.] [April 6 and 10, IMUS – apologizes.] [Senator John McCAIN, CBS board member Bruce GORDON†, frequent Imus show guest Bo DIETL†, voice of presidential candidate Mike HUCKABEE†, NBC News president Steve CAPUS†, radio host Steve MALZBERG†, Rutgers coach Vivian STRINGER†- offer views.] Live discussion held with National Assn. of Black Journalists Bryan Monroe† and hip-hop artist MC Lyte† about the debate; account from "New York Times" columnist Bob Herbert† about a Mike Wallace “60 Minutes” interview with Imus quoted. [MONROE - responds to Imus’s firing; comments on standards for public airwaves.] [LYTE – compares Imus’s remarks situation to rap music lyrics; praises the Rutgers players.] [“Kansas City Star” Jason WHITLOCK†- criticizes Imus.]
Sanchez, Rick

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