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Obama / Carter & Racism / A Discussion (Part I) #947024

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 16, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The statements from former President Jimmy Carter about racism being behind the attacks on President Obama reported. [At Emory University, CARTER - outlines the things fringe elements are doing in treating the president: it is a racist attitude.]

(Washington: Candy Crowley) The combination of race & politics examined; the "you lie" outburst from Representative Joe Wilson recalled. [On NBC, CARTER - says the animosity is based on the fact Obama is a black man; states some whites believe African Americans are not qualified.] [CNN's Roland MARTIN - comments on racism.] [RNC chairman Michael STEELE†, White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- respond to Carter's view.] [Black WOMAN, two white MEN, white WOMAN - comment.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with singer John Legend, CNN's David Gergen, conservative activist Mississippi Forward Nick Lott & CNN's Roland Martin about race & politics. [MARTIN - comments on Carter's views on race.] [LOTT - criticizes our friends on the left; states it is about issues.] [LEGEND - says now all we are talking about is race when we should be concerned about other things.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Crowley, Candy

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