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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.
(White House: Savannah Guthrie) President Obama’s speech on education and race featured; details given of criticism from civil rights groups of his Race to the Top program; map shown of the finalist states. [OBAMA – says lifting up quality for all our children is the central premise; comments on the firing of Agriculture Department worker Shirley Sherrod; notes the need for a national discussion on race.] [SHERROD – comments on educating about race.] [From “The View,” OBAMA – says African Americans are a mongrel people.] Sherrod’s plans to sue conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, whose video posting led to her ouster, noted.
- Williams, Brian;
- Guthrie, Savannah
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