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Agriculture Department / Sherrod Race Case #971029

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 22, 2010
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(Studio: George Stephanopoulos) Report introduced.

(White House: Jake Tapper) The phone call from President Obama to former Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod, who lost her job for talking about something that happened 24 years ago, featured; details given about what she said in her NAACP speech & of the president's efforts to reach her. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- says he expressed apologies.] [On "Good Morning America," SHERROD - says she has worked against racism all of her life.] [On "the View," SHERROD - describes the position offered her by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that would deal with discrimination in the agency.]

(Studio: George Stephanopoulos) Excerpt from the ABC interview with Obama about the Sherrod matter introduced. [With Elizabeth Leamy, OBAMA - says Vilsack jumped the gun, so we have to take our time.]

(Studio: George Stephanopoulos) Report introduced.

(New York: Dan Harris) The questions raised by the Sherrod about America's warp-speed political culture examined. [VILSACK, Fox's Bill O'REILLY - apologize.] [Media Matters for America Eric BOEHLERT†- criticizes the right-wing mob.] [On phone, biggovernment.com Andrew BREITHART†- says he is being made the bad guy.] [Digital media consultant Peter DAOU†- says maybe people in responsibility will take time to get it right.] ["National Review" editor Rich LOWRY†- says the pace of things won't change.]

(Studio: George Stephanopoulos) Obama's interview tomorrow on "Good Morning America" noted.

Stephanopoulos, George;
Tapper, Jake;
Harris, Dan

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