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: U.S. Voters Are Highly Engaged: Pew Poll Suggests Big Turnout for 2012 Election

Wed, 09/19/2012

A new Pew poll suggests Americans are paying attention to 2012 campaigns, and that Election Day will see high numbers of voters cast their ballots. Gwen Ifill talks to Pew Research Center's Andy Kohut and the Huffington Post's Mark Blumenthal for what the latest polls say about the mood of U.S. voters.

PBS NewsHour: GOP Scrambles to Contain Damage from Secretly Recorded Video at Fundraiser

Wed, 09/19/2012

A video released this week caught Mitt Romney calling 47 percent of voters unswayable Obama supporters who are 'victims' who don't pay any taxes. Gwen Ifill talks to Tax Policy Center's Roberton Williams and National Journal's Nancy Cook about backlash over Romney's remarks and whether his rhetoric paints an accurate picture.

PBS NewsHour: Poll Numbers Sliding, Mitt Romney Plans to Offer Policy Specifics

Tue, 09/18/2012

In an effort to combat sliding poll numbers, the Romney Campaign announced that Mitt Romney would address voters' hunger for specificity, planning to give more detail on parts of his policy platform. Gwen Ifill talks to USA Today's Susan Page and the Washington Post's Dan Balz on whether this strategy shift can win over voters.

PBS NewsHour: Libyan Salafists Hope to Assert Power in Embassy Attacks

Wed, 09/12/2012

Since Libya established a secular democracy, conservative Muslims in Libya known as Salafists have felt disenfranchised. Gwen Ifil speaks to RAND Corporation's Frederic Wehrey, a former military attache in Libya, and journalist Robin Wright about the link between Salafi Muslims and the latest attacks in the Middle East.

PBS NewsHour: Financing 9/11 Memorials: Money, Control and Plain Old Fashioned Politics

Wed, 09/12/2012

Eleven years after the Twin Towers fell, the final portion of the $700 million New York project to build an underground 9/11 museum remains incomplete, as city, state and federal governments disagree over who pays for what and for how long. Gwen Ifill talks to the New York Times' Charles Bagli about the current challenges.