— Gwen Ifill on the ‘Dearth of Civility in the Public Square’
"My mom used to call it disagreeing without being disagreeable. I just think of it as a better way of telling the story well. I think any of my WashWeek panelists and any number of our NewsHour guests will tell you that’s what they like about doing the show - the chance to explain why and how, and let the viewer reach his or her own conclusions."
"The college classroom should be a place where students learn to speak with civility, to listen with respect to each other, to know the difference between an argument based on evidence and an opinion, and most of all to realize that they might walk into the room with one point of view and they might walk out with another."