While Donald Trump was attracting large crowds to campaign rallies, a small group of allies—including a team dedicated to building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border—was gathering at a Washington office to plot the president-elect’s first months in office.
A lifetime of political scrapes and personal drama caught up with Hillary Clinton once and for all, at the hands of an unorthodox and bombastic candidate who tapped into a deep well of American anger, much of it directed at her personally.
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.