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: In first primaries, Republicans gain footing for Senate showdown

Thu, 05/08/2014

On Tuesday, voters headed to the polls for midterm election primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio. Republican contenders backed by the Washington establishment, like Senate candidate Thom Tillis in North Carolina, and incumbents like House Speaker John Boehner, made a good showing. NewsHour political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill to make sense of the results.

PBS Newshour: Harnessing boys’ strengths and passions to improve academic achievement

Thu, 05/08/2014

Increasingly, boys appear to be falling behind girls academically. Test statistics, grades and college degrees are part of the story, but experts are also concerned about the messages young men get about masculinity. Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Thompson, author of "Raising Cain," Ever Forward Club founder Ashanti Branch and Christina Hoff Sommers, author of "The War Against Boys."

PBS Newshour:White House report warns how climate change will directly influence the lives of Americans

Wed, 05/07/2014

In its most comprehensive report on climate change yet, the White House forecasts the likely, negative effects facing each of the eight regions in the U.S., from drought in the Southwest, to stronger storms in the Northeast. The administration is expected to cite the warnings when it lays out new regulations this summer. John Holdren, science advisor to the president, talks to Gwen Ifill.

PBS Newshour: What does it mean to be a girl? How parents can help daughters decide for themselves

Wed, 05/07/2014

In the last few decades, a multi-billion dollar industry has evolved around princess stories and toys. But in contrast to this pink and purple “girlie” world are alternatives emphasizing more diverse interests and portraying different kinds of heroines. Gwen Ifill talks to author Peggy Orenstein and Angelica Perez of the Ella Institute about the influence of modern marketers and media on girls.

PBS Newshour: Will establishment Republican candidates strike back during primary season?

Tue, 05/06/2014

Primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio will kick off the 2014 midterm election season. Over the next month and a half, 25 states will vote in primaries for Congressional and local offices. Gwen Ifill gets a preview of some of the battles from NewsHour political editor Domenico Montanaro.