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 the Civil Rights Act changed America

Thu, 07/03/2014

Wednesday marks 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act, outlawing discrimination based on race, ethnicity and sex. Gwen Ifill is joined by Todd Purdum to discuss his new book, "An Idea Whose Time Has Come," which tells the story of how the legislation came to be.

PBS Newshour: Assaults on Iraqi oil fields sow worry over global gas prices

Fri, 06/27/2014

Both Iraq's government army and fighters from ISIL have claimed to have the upper hand in a week-long battle for Iraq's biggest oil refinery. The clashes have stopped oil production at the Beiji complex, but amid the chaos, the price of crude exports has risen by only $2.35 a barrel. Gwen Ifill talks to Gianna Bern of Brookshire Advisory and Research and Greg Priddy of the Eurasia Group.

PBS Newshour: Hillary Clinton talks 'Hard Choices' and battle scars

Thu, 06/26/2014

Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, senator and first lady, joins Gwen Ifill for an extended conversation on international concerns like the crisis in Iraq and upheaval in Ukraine, as well as the state of economic recovery in the United States, why Democrats should be embracing health care reform and the reason she's waiting to decide whether she'll run for president in 2016.

PBS Newshour: Kerry urges Iraq’s embattled premier to use more inclusive government to oppose ISIL

Tue, 06/24/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a stern warning during a visit with the Shiite-led Iraqi government, urging immediate and united action to stand against ISIL. Meanwhile government forces lost control of the entire frontier with Syria and Jordan and Sunni insurgents extended their grip across northern and western Iraq. Gwen Ifill reports.

PBS Newshour: Can Iraq be united under Maliki?

Fri, 06/20/2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been faulted by some for deepening sectarian divisions now roiling the country. Gwen Ifill talks to Charles Duelfer, former UN and U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq, Abbas Kadhim of Johns Hopkins University and Feisal Istrabadi of Indiana University about what’s undermining Iraq’s stability and best possible outcomes.