Gwen's PBS NewsHour Reports

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PBS Newshour: Senate Retirements Could Be Crucial in Upcoming Battle for Political Control

Wed, 04/24/2013

Montana's Max Baucus is the eighth senator to announce he won't seek re-election. How will these retirements shape the fight for seats and the political landscape? Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report.


PBS Newshour: Case Against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Raises Legal Quandaries

Tue, 04/23/2013

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been formally charged with using weapons of mass destruction, and if found guilty, could face the death penalty. Gwen Ifill talks with former Justice Department official David Rivkin and Laura Murphy of the ACLU to explore legal questions raised by trying Tsarnaev in a federal court.


PBS Newshour: Amendments for Background Checks and Assault Weapons Ban Fail in Senate

Thu, 04/18/2013

Proposed amendments for assault weapons and high capacity magazine bans and universal background checks failed to pass the Senate. Kwame Holman reports. Then, Gwen Ifill gets two perspectives on why Senate failed to pass the proposals from National Shooting Sports Foundation's Lawrence Keane and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

PBS Newshour: Investigators Tackling Boston Bombings Must 'Triage,' Crowd-source Information

Wed, 04/17/2013

Gwen Ifill talks with former deputy national security advisor Juan Zuarte and former senior FBI Official Don Borelli for their takes on the investigation and how authorities are sifting through evidence, as well as the president's characterization of the bombings as a terrorist attack.


PBS Newshour: Tens of Thousands of Spectators, Runners Disperse After Deadly Boston Blasts

Tue, 04/16/2013

After two devices were detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, tens of thousands of runners and spectators had to be diverted from the disaster, many leaving behind bags or luggage to speed their retreat. Gwen Ifill talks to Scott Malone of Reuters about the scene at the blast.