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Campaign 2008 / Democrats / Ferraro / A Discussion #887750

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 12, 2008
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(No location given: Candy Crowley) The firestorm over what former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro said about race and Senator Barack Obama that led to her resignation from Senator Hillary Clinton's campaign featured; her resignation letter, what she said about Obama and the reactions of both sides quoted. [CLINTON - reviews the resignation of advisers.] [OBAMA - says Clinton's campaign is not heightening the racial aspect.] [On "Good Morning America," FERRARO - denies racism.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former presidential adviser David Gergen and former Civil Rights Commission chairwoman Mary Frances Berry about the issue of race and politics; statement from Andrew Sullivan characterizing the Clinton approach quoted. [GERGEN - says the Ferraro matter is getting ratcheted up on all sides; suggests Obama had to go after these comments and there is a pattern of isolating race and gender that is distracting.] [BERRY - says Obama should have taken a pass on the race matter.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Crowley, Candy

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