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Agriculture Department / Sherrod Case #976578

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 21, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The apology from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for firing Shirley noted. [VILSACK – says a good woman has gone through a very difficult period.]

(White House: Chuck Todd) The Sherrod case updated; excerpt from her speech about overcoming prejudice and a rally to support her shown; details given about conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart††’s goal to seek retribution for the Tea Party. [VILSACK – says he should have done a better job; says we’re trying to turn the page on our civil rights chapter.] [SHERROD – recounts what happened.] [Son Kenyatta SHERROD†- criticizes the NAACP.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – apologizes on behalf of the administration.] [BREITBART – says racism existed in that room.]

Williams, Brian;
Todd, Chuck

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