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: High Court Hears Case on Conflict Between State, Federal Voter Registration Law

Tue, 03/19/2013

The Supreme Court heard arguments on a voter registration law in Arizona that requires voters to provide physical proof of citizenship in order to decrease voter fraud. The case pits the state law against federal law, and opponents say it unfairly targets minorities. Gwen Ifill talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal.

 

PBS Newshour: Argentina's Cardinal Bergoglio Is First South American, First Jesuit Pontiff

Thu, 03/14/2013

The election of Pope Francis marked two firsts for the papal office: he is both the first South American and the first Jesuit pope. For more on the historic selection and what it reflects about the current state of the Catholic Church, Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter.

 

PBS Newshour: Political Unease Endures in Kenya Despite Fairly Peaceful Elections

Tue, 03/12/2013

In Kenya, fears of post-election violence seem to be dissipating, but Gwen Ifill reports that other concerns remain. Newly-elected President Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate both face charges of crimes against humanity for past election violence, and Kenyatta's opponent has promised to appeal the election results.

PBS Newshour: Acid Attack on Bolshoi Artistic Director Rocks Ballet World

Thu, 03/07/2013

A Russian dance star confessed to masterminding an attack on the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet. For more on different theories on the motivation for the attack, Gwen Ifill talks with the New York Times' Michael Schwirtz.

PBS Newshour: President Obama Nominates Candidates for Energy and Environmental Team

Tue, 03/05/2013

At the first cabinet meeting of his second term, President Obama announced nominations for the positions of budget, energy, and environmental policy. Gwen Ifill talks with lobbyist Scott Segal of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP and Michael Brune, president of the Sierra Club, to learn more about the president's picks and larger agenda.