For just the 45th time in American history, the United States will demonstrate the smooth transition of power on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office. Trump’s first address as president will be “a very personal and sincere statement about his vision for the country,” according to the incoming press secretary.
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.