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: Political Checklist: Bin Laden Death A Boost for Obama

Mon, 05/02/2011

May 2, 2011 

A day after the dramatic announcement that U.S. forces had killed Osama bin Laden, the world's most-wanted terrorist, David Chalian, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff assess how the news could impact President Obama's political standing.

The team agrees that while it is unclear how this will affect the 2012 race, the moment stands to unite even President Obama's political opponents in praising his administration's successful pursuit of the man who was the driving force behind al-Qaida.

PBS NewsHour: LaHood: 2 Controllers Fired, but All Must Take 'Personal Responsibility'

Thu, 04/21/2011

April 20, 2011 

Federal officials moved to dispel new air-travel safety concerns after a military plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama breached the safety zone of another plane landing ahead of it. Gwen Ifill talks to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood about the latest in a series of incidents involving air-traffic controllers.
 

PBS NewsHour: Obama Looks to Grassroots Base, Battlegrounds With 2012 Bid

Tue, 04/05/2011

April 4, 2011 

In a YouTube video posted Monday, President Obama announced his candidacy for the 2012 election and filed official paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. Gwen Ifill discusses the announcement with political editor David Chalian.
 

PBS NewsHour: Supreme Court Hears Wal-Mart Gender Bias Discrimination Case

Wed, 03/30/2011

March 29, 2011 

The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case involving a huge class-action gender discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer. Gwen Ifill discusses the stakes of the case with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle.

 

PBS NewsHour: Denis McDonough: 'We're Not Talking About An Exit Strategy' in Libya

Thu, 03/24/2011

March 23, 2011

Gwen Ifill gets an update from Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough on the coalition's air campaign in Libya, ground fighting between Moammar Gadhafi's troops and opposition forces, and the administration's talks with allies.