Hillary Clinton: Ameliorating and Eliminating Poverty

SUN, MAR 14, 2004 (1:29:32)

National Public Radio Senior Correspondent Juan Williams moderates a conversation with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

+ BIO: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton has served as secretary of state, senator from New York, first lady of the United States, first lady of Arkansas, a practicing lawyer and law professor, activist, and volunteer—but the first thing her friends and family will tell you is that she’s never forgotten where she came from or who she’s been fighting for.

Hillary grew up in a middle-class home in Park Ridge, a suburb of Chicago. Her dad, Hugh, was a World War II Navy veteran and a small-business owner who designed, printed, and sold drapes. Hugh was a rock-ribbed Republican, a pay-as-you-go kind of guy who worked hard and wasted nothing. Hillary helped with the family business whenever she could

+ BIO: Juan Williams

Juan Williams, one of America’s leading journalists, is a news analyst, appearing regularly on Morning Edition and Day to Day. Knowledgeable and charismatic, Williams brings insight and depth hallmarks of NPR programs to a wide spectrum of issues and ideas. A graduate of Haverford College, Williams received a B.A. in philosophy in 1976. Currently, he sits on a number of boards, including the Haverford College Board of Trustees, the Aspen Institute of Communications and Society Program, Washington Journalism Center and the New York Civil Rights Coalition. Williams is the author of the critically acclaimed biography Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary, which was released in paperback in 2000. He is also the author of the nonfiction bestseller Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965, the companion volume to the critically acclaimed television series. This Far by Faith: Stories from the African American Religious Experience appeared in 2003. This book was the basis for a six-part public broadcasting TV documentary that aired in June 2003. In his 2006 book, Enough, Williams makes the case that while there is still racism, it is way past time for black Americans to open their eyes to the “culture of failure” that exists within their community. During his 21-year career at The Washington Post, Williams served as an editorial writer, op-ed columnist, and White House reporter. He has won an Emmy award for TV documentary writing and won widespread critical acclaim for a series of documentaries including Politics - The New Black Power. Articles by Williams have appeared in magazines ranging from Newsweek, Fortune, and The Atlantic Monthly to Ebony, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, and The New Republic.

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