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PBS Journalist Gwen Ifill Had A Tremendous Impact

Award-winning journalist Gwen Ifill passed away Monday at the age of 61 after battling cancer. 

She was a political reporter for several newspapers, a book author, and most recently the co-host of the PBS NewsHour. Universally respected by her colleagues and the people she reported on, she’s been called “a standard bearer for courage, fairness and integrity.” 

Morning Shift talks to Laura Washington, political analyst for the Chicago Sun-Times and ABC 7 Chicago, and Jill Hopkins, co-host of the Morning AMp on our sister station Vocalo, about Gwen Ifill’s extraordinary life and career and the impact she had as a trailblazing African-American woman in journalism.

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