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: Amendments for Background Checks and Assault Weapons Ban Fail in Senate

Thu, 04/18/2013

Proposed amendments for assault weapons and high capacity magazine bans and universal background checks failed to pass the Senate. Kwame Holman reports. Then, Gwen Ifill gets two perspectives on why Senate failed to pass the proposals from National Shooting Sports Foundation's Lawrence Keane and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

PBS Newshour: Investigators Tackling Boston Bombings Must 'Triage,' Crowd-source Information

Wed, 04/17/2013

Gwen Ifill talks with former deputy national security advisor Juan Zuarte and former senior FBI Official Don Borelli for their takes on the investigation and how authorities are sifting through evidence, as well as the president's characterization of the bombings as a terrorist attack.


PBS Newshour: Tens of Thousands of Spectators, Runners Disperse After Deadly Boston Blasts

Tue, 04/16/2013

After two devices were detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, tens of thousands of runners and spectators had to be diverted from the disaster, many leaving behind bags or luggage to speed their retreat. Gwen Ifill talks to Scott Malone of Reuters about the scene at the blast.


PBS Newshour: Gang of Eight Senators Fine-tune Details of Immigration Reform Bill

Tue, 04/16/2013

While supporters of immigration reform rallied on Capitol Hill, a group of eight senators put the finishing touches on legislation to overhaul the current system. Gwen Ifill talks with the Los Angeles Times' Bill Bennett for an update on what's in the plan.

PBS Newshour: Obama Budget Plan With Medicare Cuts, Tax Hikes Draws Critique From Congress

Thu, 04/11/2013

The Obama administration rolled out its new budget proposal, which includes Medicare cuts and tax hikes for the wealthy. Kwame Holman has more on reactions to the budget from both sides of the aisle. Gwen Ifill gets views from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and White House economic adviser Gene Sperling.