Commonwealth National Podcast

Gwen Ifill, Managing Editor, "Washington Week"; Senior Correspondent, “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer”; Author, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama

Duration: 
1:00:46

Gwen Ifill. Managing Editor, "Washington Week"; Senior Correspondent, “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer”; Author, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama


Journalist and 2008 vice presidential debate moderator Ifill offers profiles of the emerging generation of African-American politicians who are changing our political landscape. These leaders who are forging bold new paths include President Barack Obama, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and U.S. Representative Arthur Davis. Ifill talks about her new book, her career in journalism, moderating the VP debates and more.


This program was recorded in front of a live audience in our San Jose office on January 28, 2009