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: Pulitzer Prize renews debate over controversial NSA surveillance reporting

Wed, 04/16/2014

Journalism's highest honor was awarded to The Washington Post and The Guardian U.S. for reporting that raised questions about privacy, surveillance and security, despite criticism about whether they should have published the stories in the first place. Gwen Ifill discusses this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners with Geneva Overholser of the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy.

PBS Newshour: How the Civil Rights Act pioneered anti-discrimination laws in America

Fri, 04/11/2014

President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law 50 years ago. Gwen Ifill examines its legacy and unfinished business with President Johnson’s daughter, Lynda Johnson Robb, Shirley Franklin, the former mayor of Atlanta, Ranjana Natarajan of the University of Texas School of Law, and former House Republican aide Robert Kimball.

PBS Newshour: Do death row inmates have the right to know origins of lethal injection drugs?

Thu, 04/10/2014

As foreign supplies have dwindled, traditional lethal injection drugs are being replaced with others manufactured in the U.S. But inmates and lawyers are questioning whether these new drugs will result in death without undue pain and suffering. Gwen Ifill takes a closer look at the issue with Megan McCracken of the University of California, Berkeley and Joel Zivot of Emory University.


PBS Newshour: Why Afghans felt their vote for president mattered in 2014

Tue, 04/08/2014

Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill for a closer look at the historic 2014 presidential election in Afghanistan, including the role of Afghan security forces in keeping polling safe, rumors of voting fraud, whether the United States favors a candidate, as well as what distinguished this election for average citizens.

PBS Newshour: Why was USAID involved in creating a Twitter-style platform in Cuba?

Fri, 04/04/2014

Gwen Ifill learns more on ZunZuneo from the AP’s Jack Gillum.