Gwen's PBS NewsHour Reports
Click below to read and watch a selection of Gwen's reports and analysis on the PBS NewsHour.
When Rachel Swarns began research on First Lady Michelle Obama's American lineage, she discovered remarkable family sagas, including the story of Mrs. Obama's white great-great-great-grandfather. Gwen Ifill talks to New York Times' Rachel Swarns about her new book on the genealogy of Michelle Obama, "American Tapestry."PBS NewsHour: More Americans Live in Economically Segregated Neighborhoods Than 30 Years Ago
Racial segregation in U.S. neighborhoods is on the decline, but income level is increasingly an indicator of where people live. Gwen Ifill talks to Pew Research Center's Paul Taylor about a recently released study on the connections between income inequality and neighborhood segregation.
PBS NewsHour: Social Media Users Express Disappointment with NBC's Olympics Coverage
Using hashtags like #NBCFail, Olympics fans have tweeted complaints of delayed and incomplete programming and streaming restrictions for the London Games. Gwen Ifill talks to USA Today's Christine Brennan and The New York Times' Richard Sandomir about how online viewers are experiencing NBC's coverage of the 2012 Olympics.PBS NewsHour: James Holmes Arraigned on 142 Charges; Profiling Young Mass Murderers
James Holmes faces up to 142 charges for the theater shootings in Aurora, Colo. Gwen Ifill talks to Peter Banda of The Associated Press about Holmes' arraignment hearing. Plus, James Alan Fox of Northeastern University and reporter Dave Cullen discuss whether the suspect is different from other mass shooters.PBS NewsHour: Citing Corruption and Abuse, Feds Mandate Major Reform for New Orleans Police
The Department of Justice announced sweeping reforms for the New Orleans Police Department. The mandates are meant to resolve issues such as unlawful arrests and the use of deadly force without cause. Gwen Ifill discusses the future of the NOPD with Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez and NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas.