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 Does the Supreme Court Decision Mean for Affirmative Action's Future?

Tue, 06/25/2013

The Supreme Court ruled to send a case involving affirmative action at the University of Texas back to a lower court. Gwen Ifill gets debate from Lee Bollinger of Columbia University and Gail Heriot of University of San Diego School of Law on the use of affirmative action in higher education.


PBS Newshour: 'Whitey' Bulger Trial Stars Institutional Corruption, 'Criminal With Scruples'

Thu, 06/13/2013

Accused mob boss James 'Whitey' Bulger, 83, finally had his day in court after 16 years on the run. Bulger allegedly ran the violent Winter Hill gang in South Boston. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of extortion, racketeering and 19 murders. Gwen Ifill talks to Kevin Cullen of The Boston Globe, who was in the courtroom.

PBS NewsHour: How Does the Government Manage Workers With Access to Classified Information

Wed, 06/12/2013

Edward Snowden's leak of classified NSA documents bring up concerns about the reliance on contractors within the intelligence community. Gwen Ifill talks to Irving Lachow of Center for a New American Security and Dana Priest of The Washington Post about how the government protects employees' access to sensitive information.

PBS Newshour: What Should Be Up for Public Debate When It Comes to Secret Surveillance?

Tue, 06/11/2013

Did Edward Snowden give Americans vital information about how they're being watched or did he put national security at risk? Gwen Ifill moderates a debate on the public and political oversight of U.S. intelligence with former Democratic congresswoman Jane Harman and James Bamford, author of "The Shadow Factory."

PBS Newshour: Honoring Civil Rights Hero Medgar Evers, Warrior for U.S. on More Than One Front

Thu, 06/06/2013

Nearly half a century since his murder, civil rights activist Medgar Evers was honored in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Gwen Ifill examines the life and legacy of Evers -- a World War II veteran and the NAACP's first field secretary in the South -- with Jerry Mitchell of The Clarion-Ledger newspaper.