November 2011

PBS NewsHour: How Effective Is Justice Department Crackdown on Counterfeit Goods Dealers?

The Justice Department used Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year, to shut down 150 websites that were allegedly peddling fake shoes, sporting goods and handbags. Gwen Ifill discusses the crackdown on counterfeit goods with author Larry Downes and Steve Tepp of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

PBS NewsHour: Union Leader Publisher on Gingrich Endorsement: 'He's a Guy With Ideas'

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is leading in the polls and picked up a key endorsement from an influential New Hampshire newspaper. Gwen Ifill discusses the Republican presidential field and the endorsement with Union Leader Publisher Joe McQuaid and Susan Page of USA Today.

PBS NewsHour: Harry Belafonte Reflects on Life as a Singer, Actor and Activist

Harry Belafonte is not only a musical icon, but also a lifelong political and social activist. Gwen Ifill talks with Belafonte about his life as a singer, actor and civil rights activist.

PBS NewsHour: St. Louis Teachers Voice Struggles Over Dropouts

Teachers are struggling to find solutions to the high school dropout crisis plaguing the nation. As part of our American Graduate Project series, Gwen Ifill discusses the challenges educators are facing in the classroom with Civic Enterprises' John Bridgeland.

PBS NewsHour: Rice on Bush Years: 'We Were Under a lot of Stress and Strain'

In a new memoir, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice details her experiences during turbulent times around the world while serving in the George W. Bush administration. Gwen Ifill and Rice discuss "No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington."

PBS NewsHour: Wife, Son Give Texture to 'the Way Madoff Kept Them in the Dark'

Nearly three years after the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme scandal erupted, wife Ruth Madoff and son Andrew are telling their side of the story. Gwen Ifill and "Wizard of Lies" author Diana Henriques take a deeper look into the Madoff family.