After Words with Gwen Ifill
Gwen Ifill talked about her book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. (Doubleday; January 20, 2009). In her book she… read more
Gwen Ifill talked about her book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. (Doubleday; January 20, 2009). In her book she examines a new generation of African-American politicians. Ms. Ifill profiles Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Congressman Artur Davis, and President Barack Obama and presents her thoughts on the role that the civil rights movement played in their roads to office. The guest interviewer was David Brooks.
Gwen Ifill is the managing editor and moderator of “Washington Week” and senior correspondent of “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.” She was formerly chief congressional correspondent for NBC News and was a reporter for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, and the Boston Herald. Ms. Ifill moderated the 2004 and 2008 vice presidential debates.
David Brooks is an op-ed columnist for the New York Times and a commentator on “The Newshour with Jim Lehrer.” Mr. Brooks was formerly a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly and senior editor at The Weekly Standard. He is the author of Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (and Always Have) in the Future Tense. close
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