Republican Senator Jesse Helms announces retirement

August 23, 2001


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.

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.

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