As Washington Week celebrates its 50th anniversary, longtime viewers are telling us why they love the show. One thing we keep hearing: “It's very measured and objective in this day and age of the shouting and partisan bickering.” Gwen Ifill always said she wanted to offer viewers more light than heat. That remains our goal every week.
Happy Valentine's Day! We love our viewers, and as we mark our 50th anniversary, they’re sharing why they love the show. Mary Ellen says she loves Washington Week because "it gives me the best news I can get about politics."
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.