Gwen's PBS NewsHour Reports
Click below to read and watch a selection of Gwen's reports and analysis on the PBS NewsHour.
UN ambassador Samantha Power points to the hope of greater economic ties as a critical leverage point for the United States in persuading Russia "pull back from the brink." She joins Gwen fill to discuss the new sanctions announced by President Obama against Russia and how giving that country an "off-ramp" to deescalate the Ukraine conflict could be more appealing than the cost of economic and political isolation.PBS Newshour: Leading coal producer agrees to pay record fine to clean polluted waters across Appalachia
In the largest fine ever for water pollution permit violations, Alpha Natural Resources, one of the largest coal producers in the nation, agreed to pay $27 million in fines and spend another $200 million to clean up its toxic discharges in five Appalachian states. Gwen Ifill talks to Dina Cappiello of The Associated Press to discuss the EPA settlement.PBS Newshour: Reviewing U.S. options for responding to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine
Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner offers background on possible diplomatic steps for the U.S. on the Crimea crisis, then Gwen Ifill talks to John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Amy Knight, author of "How the Cold War Began," about how far the U.S. is prepared to push Russia out of Ukraine and who is to blame for the conflict.PBS Newshour: Debating how the U.S. should respond to Moscow’s military moves in Crimea
How damaging is Russia’s recent activity in Crimea to Russia’s long-term relationship with the West? Is the current tension adding momentum toward “a new Cold War divide”? Gwen Ifill gets two views from Stephen Cohen of New York University and Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia on the build up to Russia sending troops into Ukraine and how the U.S. should react.PBS Newshour: Why are younger children alone in reducing obesity rates?
The Centers for Disease Control is reporting progress in cutting obesity among pre-schoolers. During the past decade, obesity in children aged 2 to 5 has dropped from 14 percent to 8 percent. Christina Economos of the Tufts University School of Medicine joins Gwen Ifill to discuss possible factors in the decrease, including changes to food assistance programs and nutrition and exercise campaigns.