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CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 21, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Gary Tuchman) The gender controversy over South African track star Caster Semenya, who just won the gold medal in the 200-meter event in Berlin, examined; performance scenes & photos shown. [SEMENYA - offers denial she was born a man.] [IAAF general secretary Pierre WEISS†- outlines what will be done.] A statement from Caster's father, Jacob Semenya, stating she is s woman quoted. Three other cases of female athletes failing gender tests reviewed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with transgender medical specialist Dr. Mattie Deutsch† about gender testing. [DEUTSCH†- says gender is not defined by one thing: it is a mix of genetics & physiology; comments on the case of Indian runner Santhi Soundarajan†; explains who identity is a mix of things; comments on the complexities of this {Semanya} test case.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Tuchman, Gary

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