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Candidates Court African-American Voters

Guest Host Ed Gordon
Guest Host Ed Gordon

The message African Americans are hearing this fall is that their vote really counts. In an NPR special on the African-American vote in the 2004 election, Ed Gordon and guests discuss how black voters are responding.


Ron Walters, professor of government and politics, University of Maryland

George Stephanopoulos, anchor, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, ABC News. Former official in the Clinton White House.

Joe Watkins, Republican strategist

Jehmu Greene, president of MTV's Rock the Vote

Russell Simmons, chairman of the Hip Hop Summit Action Network

Kwaku Kushindana, community activist. Wrote article titled, "How Will I Vote? I Won't: and it's Not Because I Don't Care." Appeared in the Oct. 3, 2004 Outlook section of The Washington Post.

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Hard hitting, intelligent, honest, and no-nonsense describe Ed Gordon's style and approach to reporting that have made the Emmy Award-winning broadcaster one of the most respected journalists in the business today. Known for his informative on-air interaction with newsmakers, from world leaders to celebrities, the name Ed Gordon has become synonymous with the "big" interview.