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: 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.

 

PBS Newshour: Congress Seeks to Eliminate Perk of Online Shopping by Requiring Sales Tax

Tue, 04/30/2013

Proposed legislation in Congress could require consumers to pay sales tax for online purchases. Currently, states can only collect taxes from businesses that have a physical presence in their state. Gwen Ifill looks at the stakes and debate with Brian Bieron of eBay and the National Retail Federation's Rachelle Bernstein.