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: Yellen cautions against being overly-optimistic before raising interest rates

Wed, 07/16/2014

Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen told a Senate hearing Tuesday that the Fed remains on course to end a stimulus program of monthly bond purchases in October. But, she gave no indication of when the central bank might begin raising a key short-term interest rate. For a closer look at her remarks, Gwen Ifill turns to Greg Ip of The Economist and Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial.

PBS Newshour: Is Germany overreacting to allegations of U.S. espionage?

Fri, 07/11/2014

Germany announced today that it is kicking America’s top spy out of the country after new reports of U.S. espionage. For debate on the expulsion request, Gwen Ifill talks to Mark Lowenthal, former Vice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council and Annette Heuser of the Bertelsmann Foundation about the timing of Germany’s revelation, and the potential harm to its partnership with the U.S.

PBS Newshour: Crisis centered on children affects tone of immigration debate on Capitol Hill

Thu, 07/10/2014

The immigration debate flared back to life on Capitol Hill a day after President Obama requested $3.7 billion to cope with the flood of children at the southern U.S. border. For a closer look at the politics and rhetoric driving the debate, Gwen Ifill turns to Carrie Budoff Brown of Politico and Todd Zwillich of The Takeaway.

PBS Newshour: White House proposal to stem flow of migrant children aims to tackle root causes

Wed, 07/09/2014

President Obama is requesting $3.7 billion in emergency funds from Congress to deal with the flood of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border of the U.S. Gwen Ifill talks to Cecilia Muñoz of the White House Domestic Policy Council about the goals of the proposal will slow the flow of migrants and the challenge of providing judicial representation for these children.

PBS Newshour: Chicago grapples with how to curb gun violence after deadly weekend

Wed, 07/09/2014

In Chicago, about a dozen people were killed and up to 80 people were in injured in shootings during the city's most violent weekend of the year thus far. The city has made some progress in reducing the number of murders, but it’s still struggling to control gun violence. Gwen Ifill learns more from Paris Schutz of WTTW.