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Tue May 4, 2021, 10:18 AM

Yamiche Alcindor Is Named Host of 'Washington Week' on PBS

Source: NYT

Last month, when Yamiche Alcindor learned she would become the next moderator of the PBS current-affairs show “Washington Week,” she immediately felt the emotion of the moment.

“I basically instantly cried,” Ms. Alcindor recalled, “thinking about Gwen.”

“Washington Week,” a calm redoubt in the shouty battleground of political television, is most closely associated with its longtime moderator Gwen Ifill, the pioneering journalist who broke barriers as a Black woman in the Washington press corps.

Before her death in 2016, Ms. Ifill also became a mentor to Ms. Alcindor, the White House correspondent at “PBS NewsHour.” Starting with the episode on Friday, Ms. Alcindor, 34, will take Ms. Ifill’s old chair at the helm of “Washington Week.” She succeeds Robert Costa, a reporter for The Washington Post who took over in 2017 and left the show this year.

PBS and WETA-TV, the Washington affiliate that produces the program, announced the appointment of Ms. Alcindor on Tuesday.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/04/business/media/yamiche-alcindor-washington-week-pbs.html





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Reply Yamiche Alcindor Is Named Host of 'Washington Week' on PBS (Original post)
demmiblue May 4 OP
Arkansas Granny May 4 #1
ampm May 4 #2
samsingh May 4 #3
niyad May 4 #4
Historic NY May 4 #5
lordsummerisle May 4 #6
Wild blueberry May 4 #7
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 10:24 AM

1. Oh, good. I was hoping it would be her. No one can take the place of Gwen Ifill, but I think

Yamiche is a very good choice.

That being said, I thought Robert Costa also did a fine job. I look forward to the book he is co-authoring with Bob Woodward.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 10:32 AM

2. Wow

So glad it was her. She's a perfect fit for that spot.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 11:16 AM

3. i hear she is a good choice

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 11:42 AM

4. Excellent.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 11:46 AM

5. She has a great moderated tone, a pleasure to listen to.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 12:05 PM

6. k&r n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 12:12 PM

7. This makes me so happy!

I loved Gwen Ifill and still miss her. I love Yamiche Alcindor, and respect both of them tremendously.
She's a really great choice!

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Response to Wild blueberry (Reply #7)

Tue May 4, 2021, 12:36 PM

8. Morning Joe has had her on regularly.

I like her a lot. She's smart but she is also beautiful. Her face shines when she talks.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 01:01 PM

9. She succeeds Robert Costa, a reporter for The Washington Post who took over in 2017

Robert Costa was the Moderator and Managing Editor of Washington Week, the Peabody Award-winning weekly news analysis series on PBS, from 2017 to 2021. Costa is also a full-time national political reporter for The Washington Post, where he covers Congress and the White House and regularly travels the country to meet with voters and elected officials.

Costa was the eighth moderator in Washington Week’s 50-year history. He had appeared as a panelist on Washington Week dating back to 2014.

https://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/profile/robert-costa

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 01:03 PM

10. I was hoping it would be her.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 01:17 PM

11. I am thrilled for her!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:53 PM

12. I think Gwen would be pleased

but i certainly understand how bitterweeet it must be.

I miss Gwen also.

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