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Campaign 2008 / Democrats / Obama's Pastor / A Discussion #891131

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 24, 2008
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(Studio: Campbell Brown) The first public appearance by Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, since the controversy that affected Senator Barack Obama presented. [With Bill Moyers, WRIGHT - says sound bites were taken for political purpose to paint him as a fanatic, unpatriotic, unAmerican, filled with hate; states it was unfair and unjust.]

(Studio: Campbell Brown) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and Roland Martin and Family Research Council Tony Perkins about Wright's interview. [GERGEN - asks why Wright is breaking his silence now when Obama needs to get back on message; asserts the Wright story has come to the fore again and it is not helpful to Obama.] [MARTIN - assesses what Wright is saying about pastors and politicians; says Wright made statements inside the context of a sermon; outlines what Obama and Wright should do now.] [From Washington, PERKINS - comments on the election cycle and this risk for the Democrats.] Other material: [WRIGHT - says Obama responds a politician.]

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