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Politics: Scholarship Scandal / Nepotism / Johnson, Gillman Interviews #974107

CNN Evening News for Friday, Sep 03, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The story from the "Dallas Morning News" of a Texas Congresswoman, Eddie Bernice Johnson†, who has been giving Black Caucus scholarships to family or staffer family members, including her grandsons and great-nephews, reviewed; details given about the eligibility for CBCF scholarships. [In last night's interview, JOHNSON - says she was not aware of the rules, acknowledges her mistake and paid the money back.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with "Dallas Morning News" Todd Gillman, who broke the Johnson story. [GILLMAN - says Johnson changed her story by saying it was her chief of staff's job and by denying she knew the rules for the scholarship; outlines the issue of what you can get away with and what you ought to do; comments further on Johnson's actions and his first newspaper coverage of Johnson 15 years ago; denies any vendetta against her.]

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