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: High Court Says Police Can Collect DNA From People Arrested for Serious Crimes

Tue, 06/04/2013

In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that police officers can take DNA samples without a warrant from people they arrest for serious crimes without violating the Fourth Amendment. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill to help clarify the details of the ruling and how the justices were split on the decision.

PBS Newshour: What Bridge Collapse in Wash. State Says About Health of U.S. Infrastructure

Wed, 05/29/2013

The collapse of a bridge on Washington state's Interstate-5 has refocused the nation's attention on the state of its ailing transportation infrastructure. Gwen Ifill discusses the deficiencies and potential solutions with Casey Dinges of the American Society of Civil Engineers and infrastructure analyst Dan McNichol.


PBS Newshour: From Oval Office to Disaster Site, Presidents Offer Compassion After Catastrophe

Tue, 05/28/2013

In recent months, President Barack Obama has comforted Newtown families, memorialized Boston bombing victims and toured Oklahoma tornado destruction. Presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics analyze with Gwen Ifill the role of presidents during times of national distress and tragedy.


PBS Newshour: Netflix's New 'Development' for Streaming Entertainment

Fri, 05/24/2013

There's money in the banana stand, but what about streaming entertainment? Gwen Ifill talks with producer Brian Grazer and Tampa Bay Times Eric Deggans on how traditional TV shows are showing up on online-only venues, including cult favorite "Arrested Development," which is getting a new life and a new season on Netflix for the first time since the sitcom's 2006 cancellation.

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.