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: Can Obama successfully defend Ukraine as unity wanes in Europe?

Thu, 06/05/2014

Despite President Obama’s urging of NATO countries to reaffirm commitment to defend democracy in Ukraine, France says it will fulfill a multi-billion dollar contract with Russia. Gwen Ifill joins to Heather Conley of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and David Kramer of Freedom House to discuss how Mr. Obama can sustain a unified effort amid divided interests in Europe.

PBS Newshour: Carbon-cutting plan proves politically controversial in states where Senate control will be decided

Wed, 06/04/2014

A new proposal by the EPA to cut carbon emissions may not take full effect for several years, but the political effects kicked in immediately. In states like West Virginia and Kentucky, where nearly all of the electricity is generated by coal, Democrats were quick to denounce the plan. Susan Page of USA Today and Reid Wilson of The Washington Post join Gwen Ifill to examine the backlash.

PBS Newshour: EPA chief defends price of White House plan to cut carbon emissions

Tue, 06/03/2014

The Obama administration laid out an ambitious new plan to cut down on carbon pollution and combat climate change while offering some flexibility to states. EPA administrator Gina McCarthy joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the new rules and why she says they are good for the health of the economy, as well as criticism from both the energy industry and environmentalists.

PBS Newshour: EPA plan critic argues cutting carbon emissions could fail if U.S. endeavors alone

Tue, 06/03/2014

For an opposing perspective on the EPA’s new rules on cutting carbon emissions, Gwen Ifill talks to Jeff Holmstead of the Electric Reliability Coordinating Council, a leading voice for many of the power companies opposed to the proposal.

PBS Newshour: Kerry defends Obama foreign policy, vows not to give up on Middle East peace

Fri, 05/30/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry weighs in on the U.S. response to the crisis in Ukraine, a terror resurgence in North Africa, the long, bloody war in Syria and a Mideast peace process that ground to a halt just a few weeks ago. He joins Gwen Ifill for an extended interview on current foreign policy challenges and why he thinks President Obama doesn’t get sufficient credit for successes.