President Obama on the passing of Gwen Ifill.

President Obama on the passing of Gwen Ifill
President Obama on the passing of Gwen Ifill
“Michelle and I want to offer our deepest condolences to Gwen Ifill’s family and all of you…on her passing. Gwen was a friend of ours.
She was an extraordinary journalist. She always kept faith with the fundamental responsibilities of her profession—asking tough questions, holding people in power accountable, and defending a strong and free press that makes our democracy work. I always appreciated Gwen’s reporting, even when I was at the receiving end of one of her tough and thorough interviews. Whether she reported from a convention floor or from the field; whether she sat at the debate moderator’s table or at the anchor desk; she not only informed today’s citizens—but she inspired tomorrow’s journalists. She was an especially powerful role model for young women and girls who admired her integrity, her tenacity, and her intellect—and for whom she blazed a trail as one-half of the first all-female anchor team on network news.” 


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