Washington Week turns 50 next week! All this month we’ll be sharing reasons longtime Washington Week viewers keep watching. Kathy told us she watches because of the intelligent, responsible and respectful conversations.
Eight years ago, President Obama was just settling into the Oval Office and was working on issues ranging from withdrawing troops from Iraq to closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center to turning around a stalled economy.
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.