When Verna started watching Washington Week as a teenager in 1967, her mother made her "sit there and watch." Well, 50 years later, the tradition stuck. Verna says she grew to love the show, especially in the last 10 years. Thanks for watching!
Today is Washington Week’s 50th anniversary! Thank you to everyone who has watched the show for so many years. One couple we met in Colorado has been watching since the early days and have passed the tradition on to their daughter! Thank you for 50 great years!
Many Republican lawmakers returned to their districts this week to face angry constituents voicing their frustration with efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Back in 2009, as the law was being written and debate, it was Democrats in Congress who faced the angry voters who didn’t want government to change the health care system.
We at the PBS NewsHour and Washington Week lost our dear colleague, Gwen Ifill, to cancer on Monday. During her life, she often was called upon to discuss journalism, barriers and how to burst through them, and sometimes just react to something fun.
Gwen Ifill was 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 covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.