Journalist/Author Gwen Ifill on "Conversations from St. Norbert College" television show

July 20, 2010

From St. Norbert College, July 20, 2010
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and senior correspondent of the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, will be the guest on the August "Conversations from St. Norbert College" television show hosted by Michael Marsden. They will discuss the contemporary state of politics.

Upon graduation from Simmons College in Boston, Ifill went to work at the Boston Herald-American where she discovered her passion for journalism, covering desegregation busing in the 1970's. Later she worked for the Baltimore Evening Sun, The Washington Post and The New York Times. After those assignments she switched to broadcast journalism and began working as chief congressional and political correspondent for NBC News, along with her former boss, the late Tim Russert. Her first book, "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," was published in 2009 and was a best seller.

Ifill also moderated the Vice Presidential debates during the Presidential elections in 2004 and 2008.

"Conversations from St. Norbert College" is broadcast every Friday in August, beginning August 6 at 6:30 p.m. New shows appear the first Friday of each month. The series airs on TWCT Time Warner Cable Television Channel 4 in Green Bay, Howard/Suamico, and Seymour; Channel 4 in the Fox Cities, Channel 2 in Neenah/Menasha, and on NET cable Channel 46 in Pulaski.

The show also airs on St. Norbert College Channel 5 in De Pere, Ashwaubenon and Bellevue Sundays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

The show can also be seen on Wisconsin on Demand (WIoD), time Warner Cable's local video on demand channel 411. It is all local, all the time and available free to Time Warner Cable's digital customers in 70 communities in northeast Wisconsin.

"Conversations from St. Norbert College" is also airing in Milwaukee, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids and Upper Michigan.

For more information or to watch it online, visit the website, http://www.snc.edu/communications/conversations.