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

Nov 16, 2016

Gwen Ifill talks with Steve Barnes of the Arkansas Educational Television Network in 2009

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.