"We all bring our own filters to our world. There is nothing wrong with that, especially if we use an appreciation of each other's filters to understand how our complicated and sometimes clashing life experiences define the American idea."
"Covering a random massacre is tough enough, even from the safe distance of an anchor’s chair. But I was born, raised and am still an active member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. My father was a pastor and its General Secretary. My brother is an ordained elder."
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen has covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.