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The saga of Shirley Sherrod

  • Aired: 07/23/2010
  • 08:59
  • Expires: 07/23/2015
  • Rating: NR
Need to Know speaks with Terence Samuel, deputy editor of TheRoot.com, to discuss the controversial resignation of USDA employee Shirley Sherrod and the ways in which mainstream media handles the topic of race.
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