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Campaign 2008 / Obama / The Black Church / Lowery Interview #888199

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008
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[In today's speech, Senator Barack OBAMA - speaks about the black church in America.]

(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.

(Washington: Joe Johns) The fiery message of the black church examined in light of the sermons of Obama's pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright; details given about black liberation theology; scenes shown from the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC. [Greater Washington Council of Churches Dr. Gail Anderson HOLNESS†- says Wright is not preaching hate theology, but liberation theology.] [In Washington, DC, Metropolitan AME Church Rev. Ronald BRAXTON†- speaks about being black and Christian; outlines the role of the church.]

(Studio: Campbell Brown) Live interview held with civil rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery about the comments made by Wright and the black church. [LOWERY - talks about prophetic preaching in the black church; suggests Obama set the record straight in his speech today; says his message is reconciliation and justice; comments on the "common theology"; criticizes the media for emphasizing Wright sound bites.]

Brown, Campbell;
Johns, Joe

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