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.
Obama will once again sit with the man who campaigned on dismantling his legacy as the two take part of a time-honored tradition of sharing the limousine ride from the White House to the Capitol on Inauguration Day – another symbol of the peaceful transfer of power between administrations.
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.