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: Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks Immortalized With Statue at U.S. Capitol

Thu, 02/28/2013

A statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Parks was the first woman and only the second African-American to lie in state in the rotunda after she died in 2005. Gwen Ifill reports on the ceremony.

 

PBS Newshour: Fed Chair Bernanke Warns Lawmakers Sequester Could Slow Economic Recovery

Wed, 02/27/2013

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke warned Congress that the automatic spending cuts slated to take effect Friday could put a drag on economic growth. Gwen Ifill talks to economist Nariman Behravesh about whether political paralysis will affect the economy and how consumers are shrugging off Washington dysfunction.

PBS Newshour: Justice Sotomayor Talks Life Before and on the Bench in 'My Beloved World'

Thu, 02/21/2013

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic justice -- and one of the youngest ever -- to serve on the Supreme Court. Her new memoir, "My Beloved World," talks about her early life and difficult childhood. Justice Sotomayor talks with Gwen Ifill about her adjustment to "the bench" and the importance of an open mind.

 

PBS Newshour: Supreme Court Case on Monsanto Seeds Tests Limitations of Patent Law

Wed, 02/20/2013

A suit between biotech giant Monsanto and an Indiana farmer has reached the high court. Gwen Ifill dissects the case with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal. Ray Suarez discusses broader implications with Bert Foer of the American Antitrust Institute and Todd Dickinson of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

 

PBS Newshour: After Newtown, Gun Control Debate Spurs Political Action Across the Nation

Tue, 02/19/2013