JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight: remembering the work and the life of a longtime correspondent for "NewsHour."
ELIZABETH BRACKETT, Journalist: And the question people are now asking is, what will the long-term impact on their community be?
JUDY WOODRUFF: Elizabeth Brackett once said she wouldn't take no for an answer. And it was a trait that came to define much of her 40-year career in journalism, including more than 25 years as a special correspondent based in the Midwest for the "NewsHour."
ELIZABETH BRACKETT: These three acres of corn are all that Boyer has left of the 800 acres he planted this year. He's completely wiped out.
JUDY WOODRUFF: Whether she was covering the impact of devastating floods in Iowa, the space shuttle Challenger disaster, or families fleeing after Hurricane Katrina, Elizabeth's reports stood out in the way she captured the voices of those affected.
WOMAN: We have been walking since yesterday. We have had people that have been walking for three days. Everybody's out on the bridge. Nobody gave us nothing. We haven't eaten in three days.
JUDY WOODRUFF: She was competitive. And as one of her producers at the "NewsHour," Merrill Schwerin, put it, "She always pushed for more, more interviews, more phone calls, more perspective." Elizabeth wanted to be at the front of a breaking story, as was the case when she covered the heated battles over an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas.
ELIZABETH BRACKETT: Three hours after patients had gotten into the clinic, those who had not been arrested from Operation Rescue were still on the street.
JUDY WOODRUFF: Elizabeth was a true Chicagoan at heart. She worked for several TV stations, most notably with our colleagues at WTTW for two decades, where she was a correspondent and host for "Chicago Tonight." She often focused on education and the deadly toll of gun violence.
But she loved politics as well, and Illinois was a great place to focus on that. She reported extensively on the downfall of former Governor Rod Blagojevich. And she wrote a book about it.
ELIZABETH BRACKETT: The calls for impeachment are growing. There is now a bill introduced into the Illinois legislature calling for impeachment, in the House.
JUDY WOODRUFF: She received numerous awards during her career, including national and regional Emmys, as well as a Peabody Award. She retired, so to speak, in 2014, but still was reporting 10 stories a year for WTTW.
ELIZABETH BRACKETT: Well, after all that worry, it didn't rain. And I really had a great week.
JUDY WOODRUFF: Remarkably, she completed her first triathlon at age 50 and went on to win five global titles in her age group. Elizabeth died Sunday after an apparent bicycle accident on the lakefront path in her beloved hometown of Chicago. She was 76 years old. And we are heartbroken. And, online, we have more remembrances of Elizabeth from producer Merrill Schwerin, who, together, they worked on dozens of stories. That and more is on our Web site, PBS.org/NewsHour.
1.focus on 关注
The talks will focus on economic development of the region.
2.call for 要求
They angrily called for Robinson's resignation.
3.work on 致力于
You cannot prove conclusively that Sellafield caused cancer. You can only work on the basis of probability.
你们无法确切证明塞拉菲尔德核电厂引发了癌症 。你们只能基于可能性入手 。
4.push for 为...奋力争取
Britain's health experts are pushing for a ban on all cigarette advertising
5.introduce into 引进
I kept the birds indoors all winter and introduced them into an aviary the following June
朱迪·伍德拉夫：伊丽莎白·布拉克特曾经说过，她不达目的誓不罢休 。这是她在新闻界40年从业生涯中的一个特点，其中包括她作为一名“新闻一小时”中西部特派记者的25年多时间 。
伊丽莎白·布拉克特：博耶今年种植的800英亩庄稼，只剩下这3英亩了 。他完全崩溃了 。
女人：从昨天开始我们一直在走路 。我们已经有人走了三天 。每个人都在桥上 。没有人给予我们任何东西 。我们三天没吃东西了 。
朱迪·伍德拉夫：她乐于竞争 。在“新闻一小时”栏目，作为她的制片人之一，美林·施韦林说：“她总是去推动更多，进行更多的采访，接打更多的电话，提供更多的视角 。”伊丽莎白想在破碎的故事面前冲锋陷阵，就像她在堪萨斯威奇塔的一个堕胎诊所进行的激烈战斗一样 。
伊丽莎白·布拉克特：病人们进入那个诊所后三小时，未被Operation Rescue带走的人仍在街上 。
朱迪·伍德拉夫：伊丽莎白是一个真正的芝加哥人 。她曾为几家电视台工作，特别是在WTTW，那里有她一起共事了20年的同事们，那时她担任“芝加哥今晚”的记者和主持人 。她经常关注教育以及枪支暴力问题 。但她也热爱政治，伊利诺斯州是关注政治的好地方 。她对前州长罗德·布拉戈耶维奇的垮台进行了广泛的报道 。还为此写了一本书 。
伊丽莎白·布拉克特：弹劾的呼声越来越高 。现在有一项法案提交给伊利诺斯州议会，要求弹劾 。
朱迪·伍德拉夫：她在职业生涯中获奖无数，包括国家及区域艾美奖，以及皮博迪奖 。可以说，2014年，她退休后，每年仍为WTTW报道10个新闻事件 。
伊丽莎白·布拉克特：嗯，之前这么多的担心，结果一切顺利 。我度过了美好的一周 。
朱迪·伍德拉夫：50岁时，她出色地完成了第一场铁人三项赛，并在她的年龄组获得了五项全球冠军 。星期日，伊丽莎白在她心爱的家乡芝加哥的湖边小路上发生了车祸 。享年76岁 。我们悲痛万分 。在网上有来自制片人美林·施韦林关于伊丽莎白的更多回忆，他们此前曾有过广泛的合作 。更多内容请见我们的网站，PBS.org/NewsHour 。