A Look Back: Gwen Ifill Talks Politics And Race on AETN

Nov 16, 2016
Originally published on November 16, 2016 1:10 am

With the passing of veteran Washington journalist Gwen Ifill this week, we look back on a 2009 interview she did with Steve Barnes of the Arkansas Educational Television Network.

She'd just released a book that concluded Americans were no longer voting primarily based on race.

KUAR's Karen Tricot Steward examines how her expectation that a new generation of black politicians would come forth and appeal to voters didn't come to fruition during her lifetime.