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  1. #1 Gwen Ifill Breaks Ankle - The Show Will Go On 
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    Gwen Ifill Breaks Ankle - The Show Will Go On

    Our sister site TVNewser broke the story that Gwen Ifill, the moderator of the upcoming vice presidential debate this Thursday broke her ankle yesterday due to a misstep.

    Now she can have something in common with the two candidates she's moderating...the missteps...ahem.

    Word is she is still traveling to Missouri for the shindig. You go.
    http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlL...o_on_96081.asp
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    By the way, in case you think Ms. Ifill won't be fair and balanced, she has a book coming out in January:











    The Breakthrough - Politics and Race in the Age of Obama


    Written by Gwen Ifill

    * Category: Current Affairs - Political; History - United States - 20th Century; History - United States - 21St Century
    * Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
    * On Sale: January 20, 2009
    * Price: $24.95
    * ISBN: 978-0-385-52501-5 (0-385-52501-X)

    (Available January 20, 2009)

    ABOUT THIS BOOK

    In THE BREAKTHROUGH, veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning presidential campaign and introducing the emerging young African American politicians forging a bold new path to political power.

    Ifill argues that the Black political structure formed during the Civil Rights movement is giving way to a generation of men and women who are the direct beneficiaries of the struggles of the 1960s. She offers incisive, detailed profiles of such prominent leaders as Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and U.S. Congressman Artur Davis of Alabama, and also covers up-and-coming figures from across the nation.

    Drawing on interviews with power brokers like Senator Obama, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Vernon Jordan, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and many others, as well as her own razor-sharp observations and analysis of such issues as generational conflict and the “black enough” conundrum, Ifill shows why this is a pivotal moment in American history.

    THE BREAKTHROUGH is a remarkable look at contemporary politics and an essential foundation for understanding the future of American democracy.

    About the Author

    GWEN IFILL is moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and senior correspondent of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Before coming to PBS, she was chief congressional and political correspondent for NBC News, and had been a reporter for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and Boston Herald American. She lives in Washington, D.C.
     

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