'Special Report' Panel on the Impact of Barack Obama's Pastor

This is a rush transcript of "Special Report With Brit Hume" from March 17, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.


SEN. BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I think the caricature that's being painted of him is not accurate. And so part of what I'll do tomorrow is to talk a little bit about how some of these issues are perceived from within the black church community, for example, which I think views this very differently.


HUME: Barack Obama talking today about his now famous minister, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who is now the retiring pastor of Obama's church. There you see him there with Reverend Wright, the man he says brought him to Christ and with whom he has had a relationship for some 20 years, but whose most incendiary rhetoric Obama said he never heard, at least not in church.