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: What's Behind the Federal Reserve's Surprising Decision to Keep Up Stimulus?

Thu, 09/19/2013

Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the Federal Reserve would continue its stimulus effort of pouring money into the bond market because the economy still needs help. Gwen Ifill talks to Neil Irwin of The Washington Post for a deeper look into the thinking at the Fed.

PBS Newshour: Navy Yard Tragedy Draws Attention to Who Has Access to Military Facilities

Wed, 09/18/2013

While Washington mourned the 12 victims of the Navy Yard shooting, authorities released new details about the shooter, Aaron Alexis. The Defense Department contractor had had run-ins with the law and sought help for mental health issues. Ernesto Londoño of The Washington Post joins Gwen Ifill to update the developing portrait.

PBS Newshour: Chemical Weapons Declaration May Offer 'First, Key Tipoff' of Assad's Intentions

Tue, 09/17/2013

The Syrian government said it will comply with the U.S.-Russian deal, which puts the burden on Syria to declare the size and location of its chemical weapon stockpile. Gwen Ifill talks to Charles Duelfer, a former UN weapons inspector, about likely complications and the new UN report confirming a chemical attack near Damascus.

PBS Newshour: Free Syrian Army Chief: Foreign Weapon Donations Will Go Into the 'Right Hands'

Tue, 09/17/2013

The Free Syrian Army, the rebels who have been fighting the Assad regime for two years, have criticized the U.S.-Russian road map detailing the removal of Syria's chemical weapons, believing it lets the Syrian government off the hook from foreign military intervention. Gwen Ifill talks to the Free Syrian Army's Gen. Salim Idris.

PBS Newshour: Obamacare Battles in the House Put Burden on Boehner as Budget Deadlines Loom

Fri, 09/13/2013

As Congress returns to Capitol Hill this week, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is in a bind to pass major spending bills before the Oct. 1 fiscal year deadline. Gwen Ifill speaks with Todd Zwillich of Public Radio International about how the battle over Obamacare threatens to shut down the government.