October 26, 2010 In 1995, the NPR legal correspondent said then-Sen. Jesse Helms might want to rethink his position on AIDS research "because if there's retributive justice, he'll get AIDS." Critics say that's worse than what led to NPR's firing of Juan Williams.
Juan Williams on Fox News earlier today.
October 21, 2010 The news analyst's contract with the network was terminated after he made comments about Muslims that news executives felt didn't live up to the network's standards. He says he was fired for telling the truth.
Juan Williams, Oct. 21, 2010, on Fox News.
October 21, 2010 The news analyst said on Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor that when he's on a plane, people in "Muslim garb" make him nervous. NPR says the comments "were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices."
Former USDA official Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign last week after her comments about overcoming racial prejudice were taken out of context.
July 27, 2010 Host Michel Martin explores the lessons that can be learned from the Shirley Sherrod story -- by the president, by Fox News Channel and by all journalists -- about race, politics and the power of the truth.
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