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On the Radar: August 23, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: August 10, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

The Skeptics vs the Cynics: And when it’s tough to make the distinction

Gwen's Take

I am a great champion of the notion that it helps to be skeptical, but hurts to be cynical. But weeks like this one make it tough to distinguish between the two.

Because I strive to maintain my balance, I toss these examples over to you, dear readers:

BREAKING: Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) walks out of Vice President Biden’s budget talks.

“We've reached the point where the dynamic needs to change," Mr. Cantor said. "It is up to the president to come in and talk to the speaker.”

On the Radar: June 23, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: June 13, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

Covering the oil disaster

Gwen's Take

As President Obama struggled to assert control over what is clearly an uncontrollable situation, I had the chance to assess the unspooling oil disaster dilemma this week by talking to folks living with it, and folks watching from afar.

If White House officials listened to either conversation, they will detect that their greatest enemy may be the uncapped well, but the second greatest is despair.

On the Radar: May 28, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

PBS NewsHour: BP Makes Headway in Capturing Leaking Oil

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May 17, 2010

BP officials said the company is using a new siphoning strategy and capturing more than 1,000 barrels of the oil that would have otherwise leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, but scientists are voicing new worries about the leak's environmental implications. Gwen Ifill reports.

May 14, 2010

Weekly Show

The panel discusses a week of rapidly developing stories, including the President's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to The Supreme Court, President Hamid Karzai's visit to Washington, the continuing oil spill in the Gulf and its effects on energy policy, and the upcoming primary elections. Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post joins the panel this week.

PBS NewsHour: Oil Executives Under Fire in Congressional Gulf Leak Probe

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May 11, 2010

Oil company executives traded blame for last month's explosion at an offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico at hearings in Washington and Louisiana. Gwen Ifill talks to a Wall Street Journal reporter for more on the investigation into the environmental disaster.