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    PBS Journalist Gwen Ifill Dies at Age 61

    Her final sign-off was a tearjerker. The renowned PBS NewsHour co-host and Washington Week moderator died yesterday after a nearly year-long battle with endometrial cancer. Ifill, a New York native, took pride in showing a new generation how trusted news programs relied upon the talent and tenacity of smart Black women like herself. “We’ll miss her a lot,” says OZY Editor-in-Chief Carlos Watson. He remembers Ifill, who curated OZY’s PDB in 2014, as a “terrific, warm, intelligent person” and a “pioneering political journalist.”

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