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Mayor Kasim Reed Statement on the Passing of Gwen Ifill

Post Date:11/14/2016 4:30 PM
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 Mayor’s Office of Communications
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Anne Torres, Director
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Jenna Garland, Press Secretary
404-330-6612, office
404-357-5579, cell

Thế giới cáFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2016

News Release

Mayor Kasim Reed Statement on the Passing of Gwen Ifill

ATLANTA –  "I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Gwen Ifill, one of our nation’s most outstanding journalists. Gwen was one of the nation’s few African-American journalists in a leadership position on her weekly show, Washington Week, and on PBS NewsHour. These programs demonstrate the importance of public, not-for-profit news programming in our democracy.

Gwen interviewed me for her book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama, during my first campaign for Mayor. She always impressed me with her fairness, her knowledge of important issues and her independence. Her recent turn as moderator during this year’s Democratic primary was no different.

Gwen was a role model and an example to countless African-American journalists covering politics and elections. She demonstrated how this important work could be done with the highest of standards. She will be missed."


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