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Tonight on Washington Week: A tribute to Gwen Ifill's remarkable life and legacy

This week we lost our friend and leader Gwen Ifill.  Many faithful viewers lost the trusted voice of a trailblazing journalist they invited into their homes each Friday on Washington Week and every night on the PBS NewsHour.

Tonight on Washington Week we will honor and celebrate Gwen's remarkable life and legacy with the friends and colleagues who knew her best: 

Michele Norris, formerly with NPR
Dan Balz, The Washington Post
Martha Raddatz, ABC News
Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post
Pete Williams,  NBC News
Susan Davis, NPR
Rick Berke, STAT News
Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics

Next Friday we'll return to covering the big stories of the week including the final weeks of President Obama's term, the transition to the Trump administration, and leadership fights in Congress.  That's the way Gwen would want it.

Gwen's commitment to journalism and her devotion to mentoring young reporters will continue for years to come with the creation of the Gwen Ifill Fund for Journalism Excellence. Learn more here

On our website, you can see a slideshow of photos from Gwen's life and career or read Gwen's Take on journalism, race and even Queen Latifah.