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Cleveland, Day One

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I turned on the campaign coverage early today just in time to catch the big floor fight among the delegates. Call it the final death throes of the "Never Trump" movement.

The Heat Is On

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The big elephant in the world stage is the sharp deterioration of the natural world, especially the heating of the Earth. After decades of dumping gig...

Ifill and Woodruff Make History: First All-Women Major Presidential Debate Moderating Team

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 02.15.2016 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Hillary Clinton, the first woman to win the Iowa presidential caucus, noted that PBS hosts Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff made history February 11 as th...

A Black Woman Won The Democratic Debate

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

Gwen Ifill came to slay. At Thursday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Milwaukee, Ifill, a veteran PBS journalist, flipped the typical narr...

Gwen Ifill And Judy Woodruff Make History As First All-Female Duo To Moderate Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.11.2016 | Media

PBS hosts Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff made history Thursday as the first pair of women to moderate a major presidential debate. NPR's Pauline Freder...

Women's Media Center 2015 Media Awards

Madinah James | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media
Madinah James

Last fall, the Women's Media Center celebrated a milestone marking it's 10-year anniversary during the 2015 Women's Media Center Awards ceremony held ...

Black Lives Matter Today: So Why Does Ta Nehisi Coates Focus Only On Tomorrow?

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 12.05.2015 | Black Voices
Myriam Miedzian

While Coates occasionally expresses some approval of steps taken or recommended to ameliorate the lot of Black Americans short of a complete end to racism, his overarching message is deeply pessimistic. 

CNBC's Debate Dud and Other Worthy News Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Media
Tom Alderman

Suggested Variety Headline: "CNBC Debate Dud" -- but for some of the candidates, the NBC business channel's inept handling of the October presidential...

The Media Is Failing Women, But One Network Is Leading The Fight To Change Things

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.18.2015 | Media

Each morning at PBS, the entire staff of "NewsHour" gathers in a conference room for the daily morning meeting. The network is structured very much li...

Kent State: 45 Years Ago

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.05.2016 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

It was May 4, 1970. We were high school seniors in Greater Cleveland, when Kent State exploded on a Monday, a mere 45 miles away, 45 years ago. Four students killed, nine wounded by National Guard gunfire. It's as if it were yesterday.

Mitt Romney Reportedly Mixed Up Donna Brazille And Gwen Ifill

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney apparently mixed up two prominent African-American women during the 2012 campaign, according to The...

Good News For Gwen Ifill

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.20.2014 | Media

PBS' Gwen Ifill was honored with the Excellence in Journalism Award Monday evening at the American News Women’s Club (ANWC) Annual Roast. As per...

What's Next for PBS NewsHour?

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 04.28.2014 | Media
Alison van Diggelen

PBS NewsHour may have found one answer to the plunge in television viewers and that's PBS Digital Studio's new online show, Everything but the News, the brainchild of Steve Goldbloom and Noah Pink.

First Female Co-Anchor Team On Colbert Report

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.24.2013 | Media

Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff appeared on the Colbert Report on Wednesday to talk about what life's been like since the two became the first female co-...

Ready for Obamacare? Tuned In, and Ticked Off

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Hey, PBS! What's the big idea?!...

History Making TV Journalist Belva Davis Shares Passion, Advice

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 10.22.2013 | San Francisco
Alison van Diggelen

Belva Davis, who hosted KQED's This Week in Northern California for almost 20 years, explains why she admires PBS Newshour's anchors Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill; and why journalists need both curiosity and passion to create a successful career.

Back to School List: 5 Reasons to Consider a Women's College

Helen Drinan | Posted 10.20.2013 | College
Helen Drinan

Women's colleges are a great option for young women, but one that few students or parents ever consider. Here are five factors to consider as you think through the process.

Gwen Ifill Speaks Out About Historic Appointment

Posted 08.09.2013 | Media

Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff made history on Tuesday when it was announced that they will be the first female co-anchors of an evening news broadcast....

Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill Named 'PBS NewsHour' Co-Anchors

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 10.06.2013 | Media

Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill were named co-anchors and managing editors of "PBS NewsHour" on Tuesday, becoming the first female co-anchors of an eveni...

John King Causes Controversy By Calling Suspect 'Dark-Skinned Male'

Posted 06.17.2013 | Media

CNN's John King caused some controversy on Wednesday when he said that a potential suspect in the Boston bombings was a "dark-skinned male." King w...

Gwen, Greta Clash On 'This Week'

Posted 01.07.2013 | Media

PBS' Gwen Ifill clashed with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren during a discussion about gun control on ABC's Sunday public affairs program, "This Week...

Michael Calderone

Why Do Journalists Still Flock To Conventions? | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On the morning of Aug. 30, Sheelah Kolhatkar, a features editor and national correspondent for Bloomberg Businessweek, made her way...

Janell Ross

Univision Creates Presidential Candidate Forum | Janell Ross | Posted 08.25.2012 | Latino Voices

Univision, the network behind the nation’s most-watched Spanish-language news programs, announced late Thursday that it will host a pair of Facebook...

Chorus Of Complaints About Debates Grows Louder

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.18.2012 | Media

Increasingly, it seems like the only people happy with the upcoming presidential debate moderators are the four lucky people who have been chosen. Fri...

Election Coverage Gets Historic First For Women

Posted 08.20.2012 | Media

In less than two weeks, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will make history as the first all-female team ever to host coverage of the conventions. TV N...