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: Remembering Tom Clancy, 66, blockbuster novelist of high-tech spy thrillers

Thu, 10/03/2013

Best-selling author Tom Clancy has died in Baltimore at the age of 66. His espionage novels ushered in a new genre of military thrillers and spawned successful films. What made Clancy's books so popular? Gwen Ifill talks to NPR book commentator Alan Cheuse about the late author's characters and strong imagination.

PBS Newshour: Why 'nobody blinked' in political showdown over budget spending

Wed, 10/02/2013

With a government shutdown in full effect and no signs of give from either side in sight, what kind of political calculations are lawmakers taking into account? Gwen Ifill gets insight from Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today.

PBS Newshour: Marine Corps generals fired for negligence, 'pattern of failure' before attack

Wed, 10/02/2013

Two Marine Corps generals were fired for their negligence in connection to a deadly attack by the Taliban at a military base in Afghanistan. Gwen Ifill talks to Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post for details of the investigation.

PBS Newshour: GOP Rep. Says Delaying Health Reform Is a 'Fairness Issue'

Tue, 10/01/2013

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., says House Republicans are doing their duty to "soften the blow" of health care reform by insisting that a federal spending bill include a provision on the Affordable Care Act. Gwen Ifill talked to Blackburn from Capitol Hill before votes began in the House about the fight over the budget.

PBS Newshour: Pressure Mounting to Avert Shutdown, Lawmakers Stand Their Ground

Tue, 10/01/2013

With just hours left before a government shutdown, House Republicans passed another stopgap funding bill that included provisions to scale back the Affordable Care Act, despite the Senate and the president's refusal to support such a plan. Gwen Ifill reports on the day's back and forth leading up to the budget deadline.