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The Breakthrough

Politics and Race in the Age of Obama

The Breakthrough( )
Author: Ifill, Gwen
Read by: Ifill, Gwen
Series title:Playaway Adult Nonfiction Ser.
ISBN:978-1-60812-508-1
Publication Date:Mar 2009
Publisher:Findaway World, LLC
Book Format:Mixed media product
List Price:USD $49.99
Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / General
Political Science / General
History / United States / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.6 x 7.8 x 1.2 Inches
Book Weight:0.35 Pounds
Author Biography
Ifill, Gwen (Author)
Gwendolyn L. Ifill was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York on September 29, 1955. She received a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Simmons College in 1977. After an internship at The Boston Herald-American, she joined The Baltimore Evening Sun in 1981. She was hired by The Washington Post in 1984. For three decades, she covered the White House, Congress and national campaigns for The Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC, and PBS.

Most recently, she was the moderator and managing editor of the public affairs program Washington Week on PBS and the co-anchor and co-managing editor with Judy Woodruff of NewsHour. She was the moderator for the vice-presidential candidate debate in the 2004 and 2008 general election campaigns and the co-moderator for the Democratic primary debate in 2016. She received the George Foster Peabody Award for her campaign coverage in 2008. She also received the Fourth Estate Award from the National Press Club and the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism. Her book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama, was published in 2009. She died from complications of uterine cancer on November 14, 2016 at the age of 61.

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