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Speaker: Gwen Ifill
Event Date: September 26, 2009
Running Time: 03:12

Journalist Gwen Ifill talks about the importance of books and reading.

“The entire mall has been transformed into a haven for book lovers.”

Speaker Biography:
Gwen Ifill says she “always knew” she wanted to be a journalist. The moderator and managing editor of Public Broadcasting’s “Washington Week” and senior correspondent for “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” Ifill is the best-selling author of “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.”  She appeared at the National Book Festival in 2009.