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: Why is it so hard for some Veterans to get care from the VA?

Thu, 05/22/2014

President Obama defended embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Wednesday, but warned that someone will be held accountable for any revealed shortcomings amid allegations that 40 veterans died awaiting care. Gwen Ifill gets two views on the troubles inside the VA from former Defense Department official David McGinnis and Joseph Violante of Disabled American Veterans.

PBS Newshour: How will the primaries shake up the gender split in Congress?

Tue, 05/20/2014

Voters will be heading to the polls in six states Tuesday. NewsHour political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill to preview the closely watched primaries that will set the stage for some of the most consequential races in November, and to spotlight some of the female candidates running.

PBS Newshour: U.S. charges Chinese officials with cyberspying on businesses

Tue, 05/20/2014

Five Chinese military officials were indicted by the U.S. for stealing trade secrets by hacking six American firms in the nuclear, metals and solar products industries. Gwen Ifill talks to Laura Galante of FireEye and former State Department official Susan Shirk and the unprecedented charges and the Obama administration offense against Chinese cyber attacks.

PBS Newshour: Disputed announcement of Russian troop withdrawl doesn’t shake separatist resolve in Donetsk

Tue, 05/20/2014

The Kremlin announced that Russian President Putin has ordered the 40,000 troops massed on the Ukrainian border to retreat to their home bases. However, the NATO secretary general says he sees no sign of movement. Reporting from Donetsk, chief foreign correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the building tensions in Eastern Ukraine and upcoming national elections.

PBS Newshour: VA Secretary Shinseki grilled by Senate panel over failures to provide care

Fri, 05/16/2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki appeared in front of a Senate panel to defend his agency against accusations that a V.A. hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, falsified scheduling reports, and that up to 40 veterans died awaiting treatment. Senators on both sides of the aisle pressed Shinseki — under mounting calls to resign — to do more. Gwen Ifill reports.