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Friday, November 18, 2016
REMEMBERING GWEN IFILL
It is with extremely heavy hearts that we must share that our dear friend and beloved colleague Gwen Ifill passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 following several months of cancer treatment. She was surrounded by loving family and many friends whom we ask that you keep in your thoughts and prayers. WETA has a memorial page devoted to Gwen.
Statement from Gwen Ifill's family:
"We truly appreciate the public expressions of sympathy from those who knew and respected her. At this time, we respectfully request the ability to grieve and remember Gwen privately. However, more information will be made available in the coming days on a public remembrance of the woman so many admired..."
Gwen's family has asked that donations in her memory be made to The Gwen Ifill Fund for Journalism Excellence.
To make a gift in memory of Gwen, you may contact WETA at 703-998-1834. Visit weta.org/in-memory-of-gwen. Send a gift to WETA, In Memoriam, 3939 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, Virginia 22206
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Meet The Panelists
Get to know the panelists who join Gwen around the table each week.
WASHINGTON WEEK, PBS' longest-running public affairs series, features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. Gwen Ifill hosts.
Topics for Nov. 18 (repeat Sunday Nov. 20):
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.
On our website, you can see a slideshow of photos from Gwen's life and career and read Gwen's Take on journalism, race and even Queen Latifah.
Trump begins transition to the White House
Trump denies allegations of sexual assault
Campaigns build on debate momentum & Congress overrides veto
The debate over transparency on the campaign trail
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