Search the Archive

Campaign 2008 / Democrats / Obama Race Speech #888172

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Senator Barack Obama's speech on race in America after inflammatory statements from his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, were publicized introduced.

(Philadelphia: Jake Tapper) Obama's speech on race featured; Obama family photos shown. [OBAMA - says Wright's comments were wrong and divisive; states Wright has been like family to him so he cannot disown him; comments on the racial grievances and resentment felt by the white middle class; talks about building a coalition in a country with a tragic past.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The Obama camp's concern about the threat by Wright's sermons, Obama's along association with his pastor, how this speech can reassure his vote base and his act of honor in refusing to denounce Wright discussed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Steve Osunsami) How black Americans are trying to explain their church presented; details given of the view that sermons are performances of exaggeration. [On the street, three black PEOPLE - comment on their church.] [OBAMA - speaks about the church.] [Providence Missionary Baptist Church pastor Gerald DURLEY†- explains the black sermon.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Further coverage on "Nightline" noted.

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Tapper, Jake;
Stephanopoulos, George;
Osunsami, Steve
Duration:
00:07:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.