A remarkable series of conversations about race and its role in the 2008 election
To dig deeper than election polls into the national conversation about race and politics, NPR Reporters Michele Norris and Steve Inskeep met with a diverse group of voters in the swing state of Pennsylvania who spoke frankly about how race would affect their votes in November 2008. The reporters created a safe atmosphere and let the interviews speak for themselves bringing out voices from the middle of the spectrum we rarely hear. The participants were opinionated but not shrill as they spoke openly about this sensitive topic, saying things that were largely unsaid in other coverage of race. Listeners felt they were in the room witnessing a groundbreaking exchange.