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Agriculture Department / Sherrod Race Case #971523

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jul 29, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The announcement from Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department worker forced out last week over a misleading race tape, that she will sue Andrew Breitbart reported. [SHERROD - says Breitbart was targeting her, has not apologized & she will pursue a lawsuit.] [President OBAMA - speaks about the overreaction to Shirley's story.] The anchor's admission he did not challenge Sherrod when she called Breitbart a racist noted.

(Washington: Joe Johns) The online controversy about how Sherrod may have gotten her job after she was involved in a class action lawsuit against the government examined. [Husband Charles SHERROD - recalls their fight with the USDA to get loans for black farmers.] [Representative Steve KING - asks why Shirley Sherrod was hired by the USDA after the settlement.] [In interview with Don Lemon, SHERROD - says her appointment was not connected to the lawsuit.] The story behind a speech from Charles Sherrod & what the blogs are picking up on discussed; excerpt from the speech at the University of Virginia shown.

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Johns, Joe
Duration:
00:06:40

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