ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 22, 2010
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(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.