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Collins FDC Catalog

Gwen Ifill

​J5901 / Scott 5432

Black Heritage

Gwen Ifill - TV Newscaster

Cover Announcement 

Gwendolyn L. Ifill was born on September 29, 1955 in Queens, New York. She graduated from Simmons College

with a Bachelor of Arts degree. ln October of 1999 she became the moderator of television's Washington Week in

Review and became the first black woman to host a national political talk show. With her career established, she regulariy appearcd on such shows as Meet the Press, Face the Narion, and Inside Washington.

Gwen was honored by serving on the boards of Harvard Institute of Politics, The Committee to Protect Journalists,

The Museum of Telervision and Radio, and the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalisrn.

Iflll was the first Afiican-American woman to moderate Vice Presidential debates. Her first ones were between Dick

Cheney and John Edwards in 2004, and she had the same role in 2008 when she moderated the Vice Presidential

debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden. She passed away on November 14, 2016.

My individually hand painted cachet shows this amazing black woman at her desk. I personally enjoyed watching

her very much as she was well informed on current events, objective in her commentary, thoughtful, knowledgeable,

and articulate. This country could use more like Gwen as she was, in my opinion, a national journalistic treasure. 

I proudly announce my first day cover for Gwen lfill. Collins #J5901 at $16.50.

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