April Ryan and the Role of Race in Covering the White House

Apr 16, 2015, 01:22 PM

What role does race play when covering the White House? April Ryan, a White House correspondent since 1997, Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks, and author of THE PRESIDENCY IN BLACK AND WHITE, has never hesitated to ask presidents the hard questions on race relations in America. Only five generations removed from her ancestors who were slaves – and working in a White House built by slaves – April shares her thoughts about covering three presidents and representing those who for too long have been removed from America’s power centers.