June 2010

PBS NewsHour: Reporters Explore Possible Causes for Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Oil Leak

June 21, 2010

New reports suggest that BP cut corners on safety in the design of the blown-out oil well in the Gulf. Gwen Ifill talks to two reporters about what investigations are revealing about the oil giant's actions before the rig exploded and the oil leak began.

PBS NewsHour: Gulf States Face Long Road to Environmental, Economic Recovery

June 15, 2010

As criticism of BP and the Obama administration's handling of the Gulf spill continues, Gwen Ifill talks to two local officials about the president's visit and what it will take for the region to bounce back from the environmental and economic devastation.

PBS NewsHour: Gulf Faces Long Road to Restoration From Oil Spill

June 7, 2010

Federal officials said the amount of oil escaping into the Gulf of Mexico is beginning to slow, but the cleanup and restoration will likely span years. Gwen Ifill talks to two environmental experts about efforts to mitigate the damage.

PBS NewsHour: Israel's Raid on Gaza Flotilla Roils Uneasy Alliance With Turkey

June 1, 2010

The weekend raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla where at least four Turkish nationals were killed has sparked angry protests in Turkey, one of Israel's only primarily Muslim allies. Gwen Ifill reports on the international reaction.

PBS NewsHour: BP Setbacks Mount as Cut and Cap Attempt Stalls in Gulf

June 2, 2010

BP's latest attempt to contain the Gulf oil leak stalled Wednesday when a saw became stuck in a pipe on the damaged well. Gwen Ifill talks Jane Lubchenco, the head of NOAA, about what the setbacks mean for stopping the flow.

PBS NewsHour: Free Gaza Calls for 'Open, Independent' Investigation Into Deadly Flotilla Raid

May 31, 2010

The United Nations Security Council convened for an emergency session, following the Israeli raid on a flotilla attempting to break its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Adam Shapiro, a board member of the Free Gaza movement who helped organize the trip.