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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010
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(Studio: John Roberts) Breaking news that radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger is quitting after her racial rant last week in which she used the "n" word reported. [On "Larry King Live," SCHLESSINGER - says she will no longer do radio so she can regain her First Amendment rights; states she was trying to make a philosophical point; indicates she took responsibility for what she did.] Her exchange last week with a caller re-played.

(Studio: John Roberts) Live discussion held with editor John Ridley & civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton about Schlessinger. [RIDLEY - disagrees with what she said about her rights & apology; gives views on the idea of post-racial America.] [Via phone, SHARPTON - says we have the right to respond to what she said; agrees with Oprah: against anyone using the "n" word.]

Roberts, John

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