June 2011

PBS NewsHour: Roberts Court Begins to Leave Its Legal Mark

June 28, 2011

The Supreme Court wrapped up its term this week, completing a year of action in which its conservative majority left a major legal mark. Gwen Ifill gets perspective from two experts.

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: Bachmann Joins the Race, Same-Sex Marriage Passes in New York

June 27, 2011

On Monday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) announced that she is seeking the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Her announcement came a day after the Des Moines Register Iowa Pollshowed that she was tied with front-runner Mitt Romney. Gwen, Judy and Hari also discuss New York state legislature's late-night vote legalizing same-sex marriage in the Empire State.

PBS NewsHour: Huntsman Joins GOP 2012 Field, Touting Varied Resume, Hobbies

June 21, 2011

Former two-time Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman ended months of speculation Tuesday by officially launching his campaign for president at New Jersey's Liberty State Park. Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian discuss Huntsman's presidential prospects and the developing GOP presidential field.

PBS NewsHour: Justices Rule on Wal-Mart Discrimination, Global Warming Lawsuits

June 20, 2011

In two major decisions Monday, the Supreme Court threw out the largest class-action lawsuit in history and rejected a global warming lawsuit against power compannies. Gwen Ifill discusses the rulings with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.

PBS NewsHour: 'Unlikely Brothers' Chronicles Forging of a Unique Bond for 2 Men

June 17, 2011

Siblings don't always have to share a mother or a father to forge a lasting bond. Human rights activist John Prendergast and "little brother" Michael Mattocks speak with Gwen Ifill about the highs and lows of their unlikely "brotherhood" and their new book.

PBS NewsHour: Stevens: 'I Was Never a Fan of Labels for Justices'

June 13, 2011

It's been nearly a year since Justice John Paul Stevens left the bench after the third-longest tenure on the Supreme Court. Stevens sat down with Gwen Ifill to discuss his career, his leadership of the Court's liberal wing, why he doesn't like such labels and how his tennis game is now that he's retired.

PBS NewsHour: What More Could, Should Government Do for U.S. Economy?

June 7, 2011

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that 57 percent of those surveyed say an economic turnaround has not yet begun in the U.S. Gwen Ifill discusses what's next for the economy -- and the political implications -- with USA Today's Susan Page, Wells Fargo economist Mark Vitner and Tom Binnings of Summit Economics.

PBS NewsHour: Foreclosures, Unemployment, Confidence Continue to Drag Down Housing Market

May 31, 2011

A new report released Tuesday showed the state of the U.S. housing market has grown even more bleak as prices have dropped for more than two consecutive quarters. Gwen Ifill, RealtyTrac's Rick Sharga and Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics discuss which factors are responsible for the continuing strains on the market.

PBS NewsHour Blogs Back in Business After Hacker Attack

If you've been looking for The Rundown news blog, Art Beat or Paul Solman's Business Desk blog since our hack attack on May 29, you've likely been pointed instead to the NewsHour's Tumblr page, or our homepage.

Posted: Fri, 06/17/2011 - 4:45pm