February 2010

PBS NewsHour: LaHood on Toyota: 'I Think That They Were Safety Deaf'

February 24, 2010

Toyota President Akio Toyoda faced tough questions Wednesday from a key House committee about his company's response to safety issues with its vehicles. Gwen Ifill talks to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood about the government's roll in ensuring vehicle safety.

PBS NewsHour: Toyota Faces U.S. Criminal Probe Over Recalls

February 22, 2010

A federal grand jury has opened an investigation over whether Toyota tried to cover up the acceleration problems that sparked its massive vehicle recall. The beleaguered automaker also faces congressional hearings later this week. Gwen Ifill talks to a Detroit News reporter for more.

PBS NewsHour: Supreme Court Weighs Free Speech Against Security Concerns

February 23, 2010

The Supreme Court is considering whether the Patriot Act violates Americans' rights to free speech. Gwen Ifill talks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal for more on what issues the justices are considering.

PBS NewsHour: Reactor Plan Renews Debate on Nuclear Energy

February 17, 2010

President Obama this week announced $8.3 billion in federal loan guarantees to help build two new nuclear reactors in Georgia, but environmental groups pushed back against the form of alternative energy they called "inherently dangerous." Gwen Ifill talks to both nuclear and environmental advocates.

PBS NewsHour: Public Anger Continues to Hammer Congressional Incumbents

February 16, 2010

As voter polls continue to show a rising tide of resentment for congressional incumbents, Indiana's Evan Bayh became the latest official to announce he will not seek re-election. Stuart Rothenberg of The Rothenberg Political Report and The Hotline's Amy Walter assess the political mood this campaign season. 

PBS NewsHour: Biden and Cheney Clash Over Terror Trial Policy

February 15, 2010

Vice President Joe Biden and former Vice President Dick Cheney sparred in separate Sunday talk show appearances over whether terror suspects should be tried in civilian courts or treated as "enemy combatants" under military authority. Gwen Ifill talks to experts for insight.