Gwen's PBS NewsHour Reports
Click below to read and watch a selection of Gwen's reports and analysis on the PBS NewsHour.
For many years scientists have been investigating how to make adult stem cells act more like embryonic stem cells. A new simple treatment from mice has led to the creation of heart cells and others from adult cells. Gwen Ifill talks to one of the study's lead researchers, Dr. Charles Vacanti of Brigham and Women's Hospital.PBS Newshour: As U.S.-Afghan relations hit new barrier, what options exist for security deal?
Amid efforts to strike a U.S.-Afghanistan security deal that would outline American presence in the nation after 2014, the Afghan government released 37 prisoners the U.S. claims are a security threat. Gwen Ifill talks to former Defense Department official David Sedney and Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan.PBS Newshour: Commission finds voting process needs to catch up with how Americans live today
Operating on the principle that Americans should not find it difficult to vote, a bipartisan committee came to a unanimous conclusion about how to improve the election process. Robert Bauer and Benjamin Ginsberg, co-chairs of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, join Gwen Ifill to discuss their suggestions.PBS Newshour: Will talks yield any progress for ending the Syrian war?
Chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill from Switzerland to further discuss the positions held by the opposing sides. Then Gwen Ifill gets reaction from Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma and Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute about whether anything positive can come of the talks.PBS Newshour: Supreme Court considers cases on 'Raging Bull' authorship, labor union limits
Gwen Ifill talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about two cases heard at the Supreme Court. In one, non-unionized health care workers argue they shouldn't have to pay for contract negotiations. Then, can an author's heir claim copyright infringement against the 1980 movie "Raging Bull" decades later?