June 2012

PBS NewsHour: Thousands Flee After Colorado Fire Doubles in Size

A fire near Colorado Springs has consumed more than 24 square miles as record heat and drought continue. Gwen Ifill gets an update from Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on the challenge of containing the blaze.

PBS NewsHour: President Warns He'll be Outspent in Reelection Campaign

The money-raising campaign is in full swing for the presidential candidates, and it's estimated that more than a billion dollars will be spent on this year's contests. Gwen Ifill interviews Democratic strategist Tad Devine and Rick Tyler, former senior adviser to the Winning Our Future super PAC.

PBS NewsHour: Supreme Court Upholds 'Most Controversial Part' of Arizona's Immigration Law

According to the Supreme Court, Arizona police may still stop people they believe to be illegal immigrants, but cannot arrest them without a warrant. Jeffrey Brown breaks down the ruling with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and law professor Steven Gonzales.

PBS NewsHour: Labor Union Election Sheds Light on Embattled Future

As local governments roll back employee pensions and benefits, the nation's largest public labor union is preparing for an internal leadership battle that could shape its external mission. Gwen Ifill analyzes the stakes with Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times and Alec MacGillis of the New Republic.

PBS NewsHour: Ousted Egyptian Leader Hosni Mubarak on Life Support

There were conflicting reports tonight about the health of critically ill former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Gwen Ifill talks to Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers in Cairo, who says the ousted president is in a "critical state."

PBS NewsHour: Immigration Fallout: A White House Win?

President Obama's decision last week to help undocumented youths obtain work visas has rippled through the presidential campaigns. Gwen Ifill and Lisa Lerer of Bloomberg News discuss the political fallout, who the new policy affects and what it means for the Latino vote.

PBS NewsHour: Battleground Ohio: As Obama, Romney Make Pitch, Are Voters Listening?

After following Mitt Romney's bus tour to Ohio over the weekend, Gwen Ifill asks what's on voters' minds in the all-important battleground state. As polls tighten in the Buckeye State, Romney and President Obama are making their pitches on the economy.

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: Dispatch from Ohio

PBS NewsHour senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff talk about the Buckeye State -- the battleground that just won't quit.

PBS NewsHour: JPMorgan Chase's Big Losses, Big Risk: Blip on Radar or Systemic?

JPMorgan Chase's chairman and chief executive, Jamie Dimon, testified before the Senate Banking Committee about the massive trading losses incurred at his company. Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sen$e series. Then, Gwen Ifill and guests discuss the implications of financial regulation on Wall Street.

PBS NewsHour: Families' Plummeting Wealth Reflects 'Deep Mess' Americans Face

The net worth of the median American family fell nearly 40 percent from 2007 to 2010, the Federal Reserve reported this week. Gwen Ifill discusses the effects of and the reasons behind the precipitous decline in wealth with Paul Taylor of the Pew Research Center and Robert Shapiro of Sonecon, an economic advisory firm.