July 2013

PBS Newshour: Doctors Propose New Cancer Definition to Avoid Unnecessary Treatments

A panel of doctors and scientists proposed a change to the definition of cancer, in hopes of shifting the way we think about and treat the disease. Gwen Ifill discusses the recommendation with Dr. Barnett Kramer of the National Cancer Institute and Dr. Larry Norton of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.


PBS Newshour: Sen. John McCain on Dealmaking in Congress, Future of GOP

With Congress divided by partisanship, Sen. John McCain has stepped up as a dealmaker between Democrats and Republicans in order to make progress and avoid political showdowns on important legislation. Gwen Ifill talks to the Arizona Republican about his role as a mediator between Republicans and the Obama administration.

PBS Newshour: Duel in the Cowboy State: Liz Cheney Challenges Wyo. Republican Incumbent Enzi

Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced her plans to challenge three-term incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., in the 2014 primary. Gwen Ifill talks to Jonathan Martin of The New York Times for more on the coming fight in the Cowboy State.



PBS Newshour: Senators Strike a Deal on Filibusters, Averting 'Nuclear Option' Showdown

After closed talks, Sen. Harry Reid announced a compromise to break a partisan stalemate and avoid making changes to the current rules on filibustering. Gwen Ifill talks to Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., about how the Senate averted a showdown over nominee confirmations.

PBS Newshour: Former World Champion Sprinter Tyson Gay Tests Positive for Doping

American sprinter Tyson Gay is the latest athletic star to test positive for performance enhancement drugs. Gwen Ifill talks to USA Today's Christine Brennan for more on why athletes continue to dope despite the number of professional careers and reputations tarnished by revelations of drug use.

PBS Newshour: Alleged Boston Marathon Bomber Pleads Not Guilty to 30 Criminal Charges

Nineteen-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to 30 criminal counts, ranging from carjacking to use of a weapon of mass destruction, resulting in the death of three people near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Gwen Ifill talks to David Abel of the Boston Globe, who has covered the case since the bombings.


PBS Newshour: Could Texas Turn Blue? Democrats and Republicans Both See Lone Star Opportunity

With Texas' Republican Gov. Rick Perry announcing he won't seek re-election, and a prominent fight over abortion rights being led by Texas Democrat Wendy Davis, Gwen Ifill talks to James Henson of the University of Texas at Austin and Cal Jillson of Southern Methodist University about whether the state's politics are shifting.


PBS Newshour: Will Egypt's Election 'Road Map' Help Keep Transition From Becoming Civil War?

In the wake of a bloody attack on Morsi supporters in Cairo, Gwen Ifill talks with Steven Cook of the Council on Foreign Relations and Howard University's Mervat Hatem about Egypt's chances for a political solution and how the U.S. is approaching its relationship to the country.


PBS Newshour: U.S. Employers Get Year Reprieve on Health Care Mandate

The White House announced a year reprieve on the Affordable Care Act mandate that says companies with 50 or more full-time workers must provide insurance by Jan. 2014. Gwen Ifill gets debate from Ron Pollack of Families USA and Tom Miller of American Enterprise Institute about how the delay affects businesses and workers.


PBS Newshour: Deadline Looms for Morsi to Resolve Standoff With Opposition

As the deadline set by Egypt's armed forces nears, massive street demonstrations show no signs of subsiding. Gwen Ifill talks with Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers in Cairo about violence between pro- and anti-Morsi factions and how finding a workable political resolution for Egypt could prove very difficult.