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Gwen Ifill, the veteran journalist and newscaster who co-anchored “PBS NewsHour,” has died, PBS said Monday.
Ifill, 61, broke gender and racial barriers and became a role model for journalists across the country. She had been battling endometrial cancer while covering this year’s presidential election, one of her best friends, Michele Norris, told CNN
PBS said in a statement that she died Monday “surrounded by family and friends.”
“Gwen was one of America’s leading lights in journalism and a fundamental reason public media is considered a trusted window on the world by audiences across the nation,” Paula Kerger, the PBS president and CEO, said.
“She often said that her job was to bring light rather than heat to issues of importance to our society,” Kerger said.
Roc Nation, the parent company of streaming service Tidal, has filed in Minnesota probate court to uphold what it says are the company’s rights to Prince’s music.
CNNMoney obtained a copy of the petition which was filed Friday. It outlines an agreement between Tidal — owned by the rapper Jay Z — and Prince made before the pop star’s death in April from an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl.
According to the document, Prince granted Tidal worldwide digital streaming rights to his next two “newly recorded and previously unreleased full length studio albums” in 2015.
The singer was well known for protecting his music, pulling it from You Tube and declining streaming services requests.
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