gwen ifill

  • November 14, 2016  

    Gwen Ifill, a journalist to her core, who served as the the PBS NewsHour’s co-anchor and managing editor and, in her own words, sought to always “tell the stories that shed light and spur action,” has died from complications of cancer. She was 61. Continue reading

  • October 10, 2016  

    For the latest NewsHour Bookshelf, Gwen Ifill sits down with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to discuss her new book, “In My Own Words” — her first since she was appointed to the court. Ginsburg reflects on the origins of her reputation as “Notorious R.B.G,” how Jimmy Carter diversified the court and how the confirmation process today differs from when she was nominated. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2016  

    Mirroring their dissimilar campaigns, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump responded very differently to Saturday’s bombings, with Clinton emphasizing her experience and Trump focusing on immigration. But even when they’re discussing the same issues, are the candidates evaluated according to separate standards? Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith join Gwen Ifill to discuss. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2016  

    After news broke that the price of EpiPen injectors has skyrocketed, the allergy medicine’s maker, Mylan, announced its intention to offer a generic version of the product, to be sold at half the market price of the original. The New York Times’ Andrew Pollack and the University of Minnesota’s Stephen Schondelmeyer talk with Gwen Ifill about the role public outcry played in the company’s decision. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2016  

    As summer winds down, the presidential campaign ramps up. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton highlighted racial issues this week, while Trump appeared to soften on immigration. Meanwhile, some swing states may be out of contention. For political analysis, Gwen Ifill speaks with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of the The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report. Continue reading

  • August 11, 2016  

    In Afghanistan’s Helmand province, the army is losing ground to Taliban insurgents; 30,000 people have been displaced in the last few weeks alone. Gwen Ifill speaks with special correspondent Jennifer Glasse about the province’s critical location, the effects of the 25 U.S. airstrikes and whether the Afghan forces are strong enough to hold their own. Continue reading

  • August 8, 2016  

    Donald Trump laid out his economic plan today in Detroit, proposing an across-the-board income tax reduction as well as a freeze on agency regulations. Trump also attacked Hillary Clinton’s policy approach, arguing it “punishes” workers and business owners in the U.S. Meanwhile, former CIA. official Evan McMullin, a Republican, said he is planning to launch an independent bid for president. Continue reading

  • August 8, 2016  

    In light of his dip in the polls last week, Donald Trump attempted to reset his campaign on Monday by talking about economic policy. Meanwhile, both candidates have taken to questioning each other’s mental health, and a new competitor is poised to enter the race. Gwen Ifill speaks with Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith for their analysis on the latest in the campaign. Continue reading

  • August 4, 2016  

    President Obama spoke at the Pentagon Thursday about the U.S. plan for continued military action in Libya. His report came three days after the U.S. launched airstrikes in and around Sirte, in an attempt to reclaim the Islamic State stronghold. Gwen Ifill speaks with Frederic Wehrey, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, for more. Continue reading

  • August 3, 2016  

    Facing continued dissatisfaction within the GOP, Donald Trump and campaign manager Paul Manafort made public assurances on Wednesday, with Manafort asserting that the campaign is “moving forward in a positive way.” Meanwhile, Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman became the highest-profile Republican to endorse Hillary Clinton. Gwen Ifill reviews the day’s events with Lisa Desjardins. Continue reading

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