Gwen's PBS NewsHour Reports
Click below to read and watch a selection of Gwen's reports and analysis on the PBS NewsHour.
President Obama’s four-nation Asia tour marks a policy shift toward the continent, which has been overshadowed by international concerns in the Middle East, and now the Ukraine crisis. Gwen Ifill talks to former State Department Official Kurt Campbell and Michael Auslin of the American Enterprise Institute about the purpose behind the president’s trip.PBS Newshour: How should colleges ensure diversity?
The Supreme Court upheld a ban on affirmative action in Michigan; at least seven other states have enacted similar laws. A New York Times study looking at five states found that African-American and Latino enrollment fell immediately at flagship schools. Gwen Ifill gets views from Dennis Parker of the American Civil Liberties Union and Roger Clegg of the Center for Equal Opportunity.PBS Newshour:Why the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s right to ban affirmative action
Dealing a blow to proponents of affirmative action, the Supreme Court ruled 6-2 in favor of a Michigan ballot initiative that banned public colleges from using race as a factor in admissions. For analysis on the court’s reasoning, Gwen Ifill talks to Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.PBS Newshour: Was the Supreme Court ruling a setback for voting rights?
In the months since the Supreme Court struck down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act, five states have tightened access to voting. The ruling has sparked nationwide debate, and the Obama administration is pushing back with an investigation. Gwen Ifill gets views from Kareem Crayton of University of North Carolina School of Law and David Lewis, a North Carolina state representative.PBS Newshour: U.S. grapples with how to assist Ukraine
Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to analyze the involvement and guidance coming from the U.S., as the Ukrainian military attempts to reclaim territory in the eastern part of the country. They also discuss the upcoming diplomacy talks in Geneva between Secretary of State John Kerry and other officials from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union.