Journalist Gwen Ifill Dies at Age 61

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PBS journalist and debate moderator Gwen Ifill speaks to Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during the vice presidential debate on October 2, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo: Don Emmert-Pool/Getty Images)

Gwen Ifill, longtime co-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour and moderator of "Washington Week," died Monday from complications of cancer. Ifill was a beloved and groundbreaking journalist, a black woman in a field dominated by men. She covered eight presidential campaigns and moderated two vice-presidential debates. Before spending 17 years with PBS, Ifill covered politics for major newspapers including the New York Times and the Washington Post. Forum talks with Ifill's colleagues about her life and journalism. And we would like to hear from you: How will you remember Gwen Ifill?

Further Reading:

Gwen Ifill, Host Of ‘Washington Week’ And ‘PBS NewsHour,’ Dies

Guests:

Ray Suarez, former senior correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Paula Kerger, president and CEO, PBS

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent

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