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Campaign 2008 / Obama Race Speech / Discussion #900168

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Philadelphia: Byron Pitts) Senator Barack Obama's speech on race in America in response to controversial statements from his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, reviewed; scenes shown from Philadelphia; footage shown of Wright preaching. [OBAMA – says to wish away the resentments of white Americans widens the racial divide; says Wright's comments were wrong and divisive; states he cannot disown him.] [In New York, Angelo LOMEO†; in Los Angeles, Dana KAMINSKY†; in Philadelphia, Michael WILLIAMS†- react to Obama’s speech.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Live discussion held with “Sojourners” editor-in-chief Jim Wallis†, motherjones.com columnist Debra Dickerson† and CBS News political correspondent Jeff Greenfield on the impact of Obama’s speech; findings of a CBS News poll on Wright and Obama cited. [WALLIS, DICKERSON, GREENFIELD – offer views.] Senator Hillary Clinton’s reaction noted.

Reporter(s):
Couric, Katie;
Pitts, Byron
Duration:
00:09:20

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