U.S. intelligence agencies now say that the Russian government was behind efforts to hack U.S. institutions to influence the result of the presidential election. Some intelligence officials say Russian President Vladimir Putin was directly in control of the organized hack of the Democratic National Committee and release of damaging emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign in an effort to help Donald Trump be elected president.
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.