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(Studio: John King) The appearance tonight by Senator Barack Obama's former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright on public TV with Bill Moyers noted. [OBAMA - says what Wright said was "objectionable."] [In interview excerpt from "Bill Moyers Journal," WRIGHT - outlines what Americans are taught in history and they cling to those pieces of the story; states church members are upset with what the media is doing because this is a political campaign and there have been death threats; recounts what he preached after September 11.]
(Studio: John King) The question of whether the Wright issue continues to impact Obama's campaign examined; scenes shown from a North Carolina Republican TV ad. [Emory University Merle BLACK - says race is central to the theology of that church; states small town America cannot understand Obama's association with that church.] [WRIGHT - says they want to see him as unpatriotic and unAmerican; states Obama is a politician and he is a pastor.] [On the campaign bus, Senator John McCAIN - says he disassociates himself from the ad.]
(Studio: John King) Live discussion held with Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Eleanor Holmes Norton and CNN's Gloria Borger about Obama and Wright. [In studio, NORTON - comments on the candidates' surrogates like Wright and former President Bill Clinton, who are making it harder.] [TUBBS JONES - denies Clinton's camp has raised the issue with superdelegates; states these are things in the public eye.] [In studio, BORGER - comments on the issue of guilt by association and attaching other people's words to Obama.] Other material: [With Bill Moyers, WRIGHT - speaks about what Louis Farrakhan has done to give people hope.]
- King, John
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