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Thursday, August 23, 2001 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: UN Conference Against Racism, Durban, South Africa
2001-08-23

Republican Senator Jesse Helms announces retirement

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Jocelyn Olcott, Professor of Latin American history at Duke University.

Mark Weisbrot, Co-director at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC.

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The majority of media coverage on Senator Jesse Helms’ retirement has been bland and sympathetic. We take a critical approach; we speak to Patricia Ireland, former President of the National Organization (NOW), and Mab Segrest, founding Director of North Carolinians Against Racist and Religious Violence, author of Memoirs of a Race Traitor, and hear their thoughts on his record.

00:19:53 "Don’t you ever let nobody drag your spirit down" Wilson Pickett

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