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 winner dug beyond politics to explore impact of food stamps on American families

Wed, 04/16/2014

Forty-seven million Americans rely on government assistance to feed their families each month. Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow set out to trace this lifeline in a series of stories that transcend the typical Washington debate. Gwen Ifill talks to Saslow, whose series won him the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting.

PBS Newshour: In Ukraine, will a propaganda war turn into civil war?

Wed, 04/16/2014

Gwen Ifill talks to Independent Television News correspondent Lindsey Hilsum, who reports from the ground in Eastern Ukraine on the special operation launched by military forces against pro-Russian separatists. They also discuss how Russian and Ukrainian media may be helping fuel the confrontation.

PBS Newshour: Feds classify Kansas shootings as hate crimes

Wed, 04/16/2014

Federal authorities confirmed that they believe shootings at two Jewish community sites in Kansas were motivated by hate. Gwen Ifill talks to Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center to learn more about the 73-year-old suspect, Frazier Glenn Cross, who faces first-degree murder charges for the deaths of three people.

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.