Gwen Ifill passed today. At first I seemed only vaguely familiar with her, but then I started seeing her face, hearing her voice, hearing someone introduce her. In the aughts, I spent a lot of time getting shitfaced in the back of my friend’s comic book shop. We’d have the PBS on, we’d have some beers, we’d talk about comic books. Sometimes we’d watch the news, but my friend’s a news junkie. He’s always got his PBS on. So Gwen Ifill. Of course, by the aughts, I’d learned how to watch the news, which ought to be taught alongside check writing procedures. I just remember the shows she anchored being good shows.