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: Democrat vs. Democrat: Liberal Divisions Emerge Over Tax Cuts

Mon, 12/06/2010

December 6, 2010

As lawmakers search for possible bipartisan agreement on Bush-era tax cuts, some Democrats are asking if the price of compromise is too high. For more on what is turning into a bitter divide among liberals, Gwen Ifill speaks with Jane Hamsher of and Jim Kessler of Third Way, a centrist Democratic think tank.

PBS NewsHour: Supreme Court Examines Overcrowding in California Prisons

Tue, 11/30/2010

November 30, 2010

California's prisons house 144,000 inmates -- a significantly higher number than the facilities are designed to hold. In 2009, a judge ordered that the number be reduced to 111,000, still 30,000 more than intended. Gwen Ifill gets details from Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal.

PBS NewsHour: Third Massive WikiLeaks Disclosure Creates Ripple Worldwide

Tue, 11/30/2010

November 29, 2010

The publication of secret State Department cables by the WikiLeaks website sparked strong reaction from U.S. and foreign governments as candid insights and intelligence were made public. Gwen Ifill reports.

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: Lame Duck Confit

Mon, 11/15/2010

November 15, 2010

Today is the first day of the lame-duck session of the 111th Congress. What will (and what won't) they accomplish in the next few months before a new, more Republican Congress is sworn in?

Gwen Ifill briefs Hari Sreenivasan on the Congress' four top concerns: Bush-era tax cuts, the START Treaty, Don't Ask Don't Tell, and the Budget Continuing Resolution.

PBS NewsHour: Reporters Explore Possible Causes for Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Oil Leak

Mon, 06/21/2010

June 21, 2010

New reports suggest that BP cut corners on safety in the design of the blown-out oil well in the Gulf. Gwen Ifill talks to two reporters about what investigations are revealing about the oil giant's actions before the rig exploded and the oil leak began.