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Campaign 2008 / Democrats / Race / Obama's Pastor / A Discussion #889466

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 03, 2008
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[Obama's former pastor Rev. Jeremiah WRIGHT - preaches about America's chickens coming home to roost.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Susan Roesgen) A gathering of the United Church of Christ to blast the news media over the handling of the Wright story featured; scenes shown from inside the church that feels under siege. [National Council of Churches Rev. Michael KINNAMON†, Trinity United Church of Christ Pastor Otis MOSS†, United Church of Christ President Rev. John THOMAS†- speak out about the church.] The call for a sacred conversation about race and the church on May 18 noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Thomas and CNN's Roland Martin about the church. [THOMAS - speaks about the sacred conversation about race and the privacy of church members; wants a conversation in a context of trust and respect; notes Wright speaks in the prophetic tradition.] [MARTIN - says Wright has not comments publicly because there is a political storm.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Roesgen, Susan

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