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: States stretch the limits of geography for politically uniform districts

Wed, 08/13/2014

It’s no accident that 90 percent of Congress is re-elected every time; districts can be carefully drawn to protect incumbents. In Florida, a federal judge ruled that the design of two districts illegally favor sitting politicians, and ordered new maps just weeks before the primary elections. Political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill for an in-depth explanation.

PBS Newshour: Can Abadi form a workable government for Iraq?

Tue, 08/12/2014

Iraq’s president named a new prime minister, but Nouri al-Maliki refuses to give up his post, while the fight against Islamic militants continue. Gwen Ifill is joined by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Brett McGurk for an update on the political turmoil in Iraq, plus analysis from Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, and Laith Kubba of the National Endowment for Democracy.

PBS Newshour: Turning a narrative of struggle into success story in Africa

Wed, 08/06/2014

President Obama announced billions of dollars in new public and private investment in Africa’s rapidly growing markets -- on everything from construction to banking to clean energy infrastructure -- at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington. Gwen Ifill talks to Chris Fomunyoh of the National Democratic Institute and Torek Farhadi International Trade Centre about the growing partnership.

PBS Newshour: Keeping safe in Ebola territory

Tue, 08/05/2014

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed at least 887 people, and sickened more than 1,600. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeffrey Stern, reporting from Guinea for Vanity Fair, about the conditions in the village where the outbreak originated, how the international community has come together to fight the illness and how he is protecting himself during his reporting.

PBS Newshour: Holder: DOJ needs Congress’ support to reduce immigration backlog

Fri, 08/01/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder sits down with Gwen Ifill to discuss the House vote to allow the speaker to sue President Obama, the backlog of immigration cases and the political fight over border crisis, death penalty reforms, voting rights and more in an exclusive interview.