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Gwen Ifill's first program as moderator of Washington Week

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Help us celebrate 15 years with Gwen Ifill as the moderator of Washington Week!  After years as a regular panelist around the table, Gwen officially took over the moderator's chair on October 1, 1999.  Watch Gwen Ifill's first program from the Washington Week Vault. "We promise you three things: smart conversation, hands-on reporting, and the same fair and lively analysis you've come to expect from us on Friday nights for 33 years," Gwen said on her first show.

August 15, 2014

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The investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed Missouri teen, the fast-changing developments in Iraq and the status of the U.S. humanitarian rescue mission, and the reported rift between Hillary Clinton and President Obama over U.S. foreign policy. Joining Gwen: Yochi Dreazen, Foreign Policy Magazine; Carrie Johnson, NPR; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News 

August 8, 2014

Weekly Show

The U.S. has started military engagement in Northern Iraq, Secy. John Kerry is in Afghanistan to push for a national election resolution, and the latest public opinion polls show Americans remain frustrated with the government. Joining Gwen: Nancy Youssef, McClatchy Paper; Michael Crowley; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; Amy Walter, Cook Political Report. 


Gwen’s Take | Journalism 101: Getting It Right

Gwen's Take

It had already been a hectic, headlong week when a reporter I like, respect and admire made a big mistake. In the rush to get the news fast and first, he got it wrong.

I'm not interested in beating up on him, because it could have easily been me. We all want instant solace. When the President declared to the mourners gathered at Boston's Cathedral of The Holy Cross: "Yes, we will find you. And, yes, you will face justice." We got that. That's how the story ends, right? The bad guys get caught.

What It Takes, On Journalism and Politics

Gwen's Take

Earlier this week, I joined with many of my fellow political journalists in a collective gush of surprise and sadness at the death of writer Richard Ben Cramer.

It was sad that he died at 62; sadder yet that a man who I can scarcely envision without a big fat cigar in hand died of lung cancer.

PBS Newshour: Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Newtown, Gun Violence

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In a wide-ranging and personal interview Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talked to Gwen Ifill about growing up in Chicago, saying, "Gun violence has haunted me my entire life." In his first interview since the tragedy, he described how crimes against school children during his tenure as superintendent of the Chicago public school system shaped his own views on guns. And, while warning "it will never be the entire solution," Duncan looked at the role government can start to play in trying to solve these problems.

Chat with Gwen: December 20, 2012

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Gwen's Chat, scheduled for Thursday, December 20 at 12 p.m. E.T., has
been canceled. Tune into to watch Gwen anchor an hour-long PBS special
"After Newtown" on Friday, December 21 at 8 p.m. ET.

PBS NewsHour: Book Examines Varied 'Tapestry' of Michelle Obama's American Ancestry

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When Rachel Swarns began research on First Lady Michelle Obama's American lineage, she discovered remarkable family sagas, including the story of Mrs. Obama's white great-great-great-grandfather. Gwen Ifill talks to New York Times' Rachel Swarns about her new book on the genealogy of Michelle Obama, "American Tapestry."

Chat With Gwen: June 28, 2012

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Thursday, June 28th live chat with Gwen Ifill. Read the transcript below.

PBS NewsHour: The Best and Worst Places to Be a Mom

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Norway is the healthiest country in the world to be a mother, according to a new report released by the international non-profit Save the Children. The worst: West Africa's Niger. Gwen Ifill and Save the Children President Carolyn Miles discuss what countries are best and worst at creating healthy children and mothers.