September 25, 2022
Trending Tags

‘Encyclopedic Knowledge of U.S. Politics’

Read Time:1 Minute, 12 Second


Mark Shields, the renowned Democratic political journalist, columnist and commentator for PBS, died on Saturday morning at the age of 85.

Shields’ passing was fannounced on Twitter by one of his longtime colleagues, PBS NewsHour anchor and editor Judy Woodruff. Woodruff noted that Shields passed with his wife, Anne Hudson Shields, by his side. She also commended him for his “decades” of work with PBS and “his encyclopedic knowledge of American politics.”

“I am heartbroken to share this,” Woodruff wrote in her tweet. “The NewsHour’s beloved long-time Friday night analyst Mark Shields, who for decades wowed us with his encyclopedic knowledge of American politics, his sense of humor, and mainly his big heart, has passed away at 85, with his wife Anne at his side.”

Shields began making weekly Friday appearances on NewsHour in 1988, offering up-to-the-minute political analysis and conversation with a conservative counterpart, up until his retirement in 2020. His longest-serving counterpart was New York Times columnist David Brooks, who appeared alongside him from 2001 to 2020. Previously, the role was filled by the likes of William Safire, Paul Gigot and David Gergen.

As of Saturday, Shields’ cause of death is not known.

mark shields dead pbs newshour
Longtime “PBS NewsHour” political analyst Mark Shields passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 85. Above, Shields appears on “Meet the Press” in 2008 to discuss the presidential election.
Alex Wong/Getty Images



Source link

Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %
Previous post New Jersey arts and entertainment news, features, and event previews.
Next post 2022 Stanley Cup Final: Avalanche vs. Lightning odds, NHL picks, Game 2 prediction from advanced hockey model