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Ifill, Woodruff blaze a new trail for women on TV – The Washington Post

By , Published: September 8.

Robert Severi/AP – This image, provided by PBS, shows co-anchors Judy Woodruff, left, and Gwen Ifill in the newsroom of “PBS Newshour.” Ifill and Woodruff are the first women to co-anchor a national daily news program on television.

National TV newscasts have tried just about every kind of anchor configuration over the past six decades: A lone male anchor. A lone female. Two men. A man and a woman. Even three men.    However, Woodruff and Ifill have anchored “Newshour” before, alone or in combination with each other (they handled the political conventions and election night last year together). Still, their installation as regular co-anchors is a small cultural milestone for American TV news.  More… Ifill, Woodruff blaze a new trail for women on TV – The Washington Post.


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