Gwen's PBS NewsHour Reports

Click below to read and watch a selection of Gwen's reports and analysis on the PBS NewsHour.

PBS Newshour: VA Secretary Shinseki grilled by Senate panel over failures to provide care

Fri, 05/16/2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki appeared in front of a Senate panel to defend his agency against accusations that a V.A. hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, falsified scheduling reports, and that up to 40 veterans died awaiting treatment. Senators on both sides of the aisle pressed Shinseki — under mounting calls to resign — to do more. Gwen Ifill reports.

PBS Newshour: FCC moves forward with new rules on net neutrality

Fri, 05/16/2014

Putting the widely cherished principle of net neutrality at stake, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3 to 2 to allow broadband providers to charge for faster access in how online content is prioritized and delivered. Gwen Ifill talks to Cecilia Kang of The Washington Post about the debate and protest swirling around the decision.

PBS Newshour: Bill Clinton reflects on fixing the wealth gap, embracing the Affordable Care Act and Hillary’s health

Thu, 05/15/2014

Former President Bill Clinton sat down with Gwen Ifill in Washington to discuss growing inequality, how Democrats should talk about the Affordable Care Act, the controversy around the Benghazi attack, Putin’s motives in Ukraine and Hillary Clinton’s potential presidential candidacy for 2016. Their conversation was hosted as part of a fiscal summit run by the Peterson Foundation.

PBS Newshour: U.S. military sends plane to scan for abducted girls in Nigeria

Wed, 05/14/2014

Nigeria's government confirmed that a "window of negotiation" is open to Boko Haram with respect to the return of hundreds of teenage girls kidnapped from a school in a remote village. Meanwhile the U.S. began manned surveillance flights over the region and authorities tried to piece together how the attack and abduction was carried out. Gwen Ifill has an update.

PBS Newshour: Debating Piketty’s theory on how wealth begets wealth, widens the economic gap

Wed, 05/14/2014

In "Capital," French economist Thomas Piketty explores how wealth and the income derived from it magnifies the problems of inequality. Gwen Ifill gets debate on his data and conclusions from Heather Boushey of Washington Center for Equitable Growth and Kevin Hassett of American Enterprise Institute.