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: A Big Step Towards Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Thu, 05/23/2013

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the advance of the immigration reform bill. One provision that didn't make the cut would have extended protection to same-sex immigrant couples. For more on the plan and the debate, Gwen Ifill talks with USA Today's Alan Gomez.


PBS Newshour: How Far Should Government Go in Investigation of Leaks?

Wed, 05/22/2013

Three former Justice Department officials wrote a New York Times op-ed defending the subpoena of Associated Press reporters' phone records. Gwen Ifill talks with First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams and Michael Mukasey, former U.S. attorney general, about whether the department overreached its authority in its investigations.


PBS Newshour: Republicans Demand Action, Jail Time for Those Responsible for IRS Scandal

Thu, 05/16/2013

Republicans stepped up demands for action against the IRS for targeting conservative political groups, the day after the Treasury Department released a report saying the IRS used inappropriate criteria in assessing tax-exempt status. Gwen Ifill reports on Attorney General Eric Holder's testimony in a House Judiciary hearing.

PBS Newshour: Three College Friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Arrested for Roles After the Bombing

Thu, 05/02/2013

Three men who attended college with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were arrested and charged with disposing of evidence and lying to authorities. Gwen Ifill talks with Dina Temple-Raston, NPR's counterterrorism correspondent, about the charges and the men's friendship.


PBS Newshour: President Obama Renews Pledge to Close Guantanamo Detention Center

Wed, 05/01/2013

In a White House news conference, President Barack Obama renewed a pledge to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, where more than half of the prisoners have recently been on hunger strike to protest their legal limbo. Gwen Ifill talks to Charlie Savage of The New York Times.