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Tonight on FRONTLINE: The Fight for Yemen

April 7, 2015
With Yemen in chaos, a gripping report from the heart of the escalating conflict. As recently as September, President Obama was pointing to Yemen as a model for the U.S.’s counter-terrorism strategy. But now, the country is being torn apart in a violent sectarian conflict, led by an anti-American rebel movement known as the Houthis. What does it mean for the region -- and the world?
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

How Michelle Obama’s upbringing shaped her White House priorities

April 3, 2015
In “Michelle Obama: A Life,” veteran political journalist Peter Slevin tackles a different side of politics by examining how the first lady’s life story influenced her priorities in the White House. Gwen Ifill sits down with the author to discuss what he discovered.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Faith, politics and business converge in debate over Religious Freedom laws

April 2, 2015
After the uproar over Indiana’s Religious Freedom act, lawmakers in that state and Arkansas worked to revise or create new legislation to prove the laws do not allow discrimination. Gwen Ifill talks to Pastor Tim Overton of Halteman Village Baptist Church, Micheline Maynard of Arizona State University and Ron Brownstein of National Journal about the crossroads of business, religion and politics.
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Why al-Shabab is trying to inspire Muslim backlash against Kenya

April 2, 2015
Al-Shabab, a Somali-based terror group, claimed responsibility for today’s siege on a Kenyan university. The militants began cross-border strikes after Kenya sent its military into Somalia four years ago. Gwen Ifill talks to Kenneth Menkhaus of Davidson College about the group’s motivations for attacking Kenya.

Agreement in Iran Nuclear Talks, NJ Senator Charged with Corruption, Religious Freedom vs. Gay Rights & Secret Money in 2016

April 3, 2015
Tentative framework for Iran nuclear program, corruption in the Senate, religious freedom laws spark outrage & Jeb Bush's non-profit supporters
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On the Ground for Iran Talks, Upcoming 2016 Presidential Announcements, The Schumer-Durbin Derby & The Other "Pete Williams"

April 3, 2015
A nuclear deal is reached with Iran, a few 2016 presidential announcements to come in April, Chuck Schumer & Dick Durbin work to succeed Harry Reid and the other "Pete Williams."
Gwen's NewsHour Reports

Sen. Menendez traded political favors for patron’s gifts, says Justice Department

April 1, 2015
Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., was indicted late Wednesday by the Justice Department on federal bribery charges. Gwen Ifill talks to Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times about the allegations that Menendez turned his Capitol Hill office into a criminal enterprise.
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#AskGwen: Staying "Buoyant" Covering Bad News

April 2, 2015
Gwen Ifill is taking questions from YOU! This time, Gwen shares how she handles covering so much bad news. "You have to be serious. You have to tell people the news as it is. But occasionally when you're talking about how politicians work and how politics works, it's OK to have a sense of humor about it," Gwen says. "It always help to let your personality through."
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#AskGwen: Is the Political System Broken?

April 2, 2015
Is the political system so divisive that it's beyond repair? Gwen tackles that question in her latest chat. "I love politics. I'm a political junkie. I think it's really interesting and important. I think it affects people's lives, but occasionally I watch the bad side of politics," Gwen says. "Most of the politicians I've met really mean to do good things."