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Campaign 2008 / First Black President #884040

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jan 21, 2008
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[From tonight's Democratic debate, Senator Hillary CLINTON  - speaks about combating poverty and the income of the black family.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Candy Crowley) Former President Bill Clinton's appeal to black Americans examined; details given about the accomplishments of the Clinton presidency. [African Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop F.C. JAMES†, voter Sandra KOHN†, civil rights veteran Andrew YOUNG†, South Carolina Education Project Jim FELDER†- praise Bill Clinton as "the" man.] [Representative Jim CLYBURN†- questions Clinton.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Roland Martin, CNN political analyst Amy Holmes, Republican strategist Leslie Sanchez and University of Washington political science professor Matt Barreto† on the issue of Bill Clinton's relationship with black Americans. [MARTIN, HOLMES, SANCHEZ - offer views on author Toni Morrison's view that Bill was the first black president and the generational split among minority voters.] Other material: [In the debate in response to question from Joe Johns, Senator Barack OBAMA - comments on whether Bill Clinton was the first black president; jokes about whether he was a brother.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Crowley, Candy

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