March 2010

PBS NewsHour: Bush, Clinton Visit Haiti to Attract Aid for Recovery

March 23, 2010

Former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are visiting Haiti as part of their efforts to lead U.S. fundraising to help rebuild the earthquake ravaged country. Gwen Ifill talks to a reporter in Haiti about those rebuilding efforts, two months after the disaster.

PBS NewsHour: Abuse Accusations Besiege Catholic Church

March 17, 2010

Catholics in Ireland and Germany are seeking apologies and explanations as allegations of child abuse have besieged the Vatican's inner-circle. 

PBS NewsHour: Political Scramble Intensifies on Health Reform Bill

March 16, 2010

House Democrats continued the hunt for the 216 votes needed to pass the health care reform bill. Gwen Ifill talks to a health care reporter about how lawmakers may maneuver to push the legislation over the finish line. 

PBS NewsHour: Deaths of Americans Raise New Concerns Over Mexico's Drug War

March 15, 2010

U.S. and Mexican authorities are investigating the possible drug cartel violence that left two Americans and a Mexican with ties to the U.S. consulate in Juarez dead over the weekend. Gwen Ifill talks to a journalist about the escalating violence across the border.

PBS NewsHour: 'Jihad Jane' Suspect Suggests Changing Face of Terrorism

March 10, 2010

American Colleen LaRose, the self-proclaimed "Jihad Jane," faces terror charges for trying to murder a Swedish artist for his depiction of the prophet Muhammad. Gwen Ifill talks to a reporter about the threat of domestic terrorism.

PBS NewsHour: Nigeria's Government Struggles to Restore Order after Massacre

March 9, 2010

The Nigerian military is asking for patience as it tries to contain the escalating violence that left as many as 500 people dead Sunday. Gwen Ifill talks to American University's Patrick Ukata and the president of The Fund for Peace, Pauline Baker, about the political and sectarian violence in Nigeria.

PBS NewsHour: Iraqis Vote in Pivotal Election, Undaunted by Deadly Attacks

March 8, 2010

Turnout in Iraq's parliamentary election topped 60 percent, despite a wave of attacks targeting the polls that killed at least 38 people. Gwen Ifill reports.

PBS NewsHour: Iraq Elections Hint at Progress Despite Attacks

March 8, 2010

Iraqis went to the polls this week to cast votes in the country's parliamentary election. With the results forthcoming, Gwen Ifill talks to a reporter in Baghdad about the larger-than-expected turnout, the security situation and how the next government might take shape.

PBS NewsHour: Bunning Plays Hardball Over Jobless Benefits Bill

March 2, 2010

Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning managed to single-handledly delay an extension of jobless benefits, ever as some of his Republican colleagues spoke out in opposition. Gwen Ifill talks to a Louisville Courier-Journal reporter for insight on the story.

PBS NewsHour: Chile Reels from Quake Aftershocks as Troops Crack Down on Looting

March 1, 2010

More than 700 people are dead after one of the most powerful earthquakes in more than a century hit Chile on Saturday. Since then, troops and police have cracked down on curfew violations in an effort to stop violence and looting. Gwen Ifill speaks with GlobalPost's Pascale Bonnefoy in Santiago for more.