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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 05, 2011
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(Washington: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Mike Taibbi) The debate over editing Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" examined; details given about the replacement of the "n" word with “slave.” [Auburn University scholar Alan GRIBBEN††- notes this book might rectify that many students don’t read any Twain.] [WOMAN – says the likelihood of teachers using it in a classroom might be enhanced.] [“The Nation” magazine Melissa HARRIS-PERRY†- explains what the book is asking us to think about.] [“Coloring the News” author William McGOWAN†- wonders how we can discuss race if we can’t read books that reflect antagonism.]

Williams, Brian;
Taibbi, Mike

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