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: New lead, new challenges: How weather, deep water and confusion may factor in search for Malaysian jet

Fri, 03/21/2014

Satellite cameras recorded two objects about 1,400 miles off the coast of Perth, Australia, in the Southern Indian Ocean, raising the possibility that they may be part of the missing Malaysian Airlines jet. But even with a more targeted area to focus on, the challenges of locating the aircraft are daunting. Gwen Ifill learns more from Andy Pasztor of The Wall Street Journal.

PBS Newshour: Despite dip in unemployment, Yellen says Fed will hold low short-term interest rates for now

Thu, 03/20/2014

In her first news conference, Janet Yellen announced that the Federal Reserve will continue its suppression of short-term interest rates. Yellen, who was the Fed’s vice-chair under Ben Bernanke, also discussed how her role has changed. Gwen Ifill gets an assessment of Yellen’s remarks from David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.

PBS Newshour: What Toyota’s $1.2 billion settlement means for the auto industry

Thu, 03/20/2014

The Justice Department announced a record $1.2 billion dollar penalty leveled at automaker Toyota. A four-year criminal investigation determined the car company had concealed unintended acceleration issues, a serious safety concern. That case could serve as a warning to General Motors, now facing its own federal investigation. Gwen Ifill talks to David Shepardson of the Detroit News and Joan Claybrook, president emeritus of Public Citizen.

PBS Newshour: What’s Russia’s ambition in Eastern Europe?

Wed, 03/12/2014

What are the boundaries of Vladimir Putin’s ambitions? Gwen Ifill talks to Janusz Bugajski of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Nadia Diuk of the National Endowment for Democracy about the historical precedent for Russia trying to destabilize or partition countries that have ethnic Russian populations.

PBS Newshour: Safety advocates question delay in recall by General Motors

Tue, 03/11/2014

Ten years ago, drivers of some older General Motors models began complaining of ignition problems, including stalling, that have been linked to 13 deaths and 31 crashes. But it wasn’t until January 2014 that GM decided to recall 1.6 million cars. Gwen Ifill talks to David Shepardson of The Detroit News about new scrutiny for the company and government regulators on why it took so long.

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