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Campaign 2008 / Democrats / Obama's Pastors / Moss Interview #887805

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 14, 2008
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Statement from Senator Barack Obama about the retirement of Trinity United Church of Christ Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright to be succeeded by Rev. Otis Moss quoted.

(Chicago: Roland Martin) Taped interview held with Moss. [MOSS - talks about Wright's 36 years of ministry; speaks about statements Jesus made and the call of every preacher to raise questions; states Wright's ministry has been boiled down by the media to 2 short statements.] Other material: Wright's January 15, 2006, speech at Howard University that called the US the number one killer in the world.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Roland Martin and Family Research Council Tony Perkins about race and politics in the presidential campaign. [MARTIN - offers perspectives on sermons, especially African Americans pastors, who have a history of combining sociology and politics.] [GERGEN - recalls what Frederick Douglass said in 1852: that black Americans have a different view of American history.] [PERKINS - comments on the issue of racial reconciliation and what Wright said.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Martin, Roland

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