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: Fed Chair Bernanke Warns Lawmakers Sequester Could Slow Economic Recovery

Wed, 02/27/2013

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke warned Congress that the automatic spending cuts slated to take effect Friday could put a drag on economic growth. Gwen Ifill talks to economist Nariman Behravesh about whether political paralysis will affect the economy and how consumers are shrugging off Washington dysfunction.

PBS Newshour: Justice Sotomayor Talks Life Before and on the Bench in 'My Beloved World'

Thu, 02/21/2013

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic justice -- and one of the youngest ever -- to serve on the Supreme Court. Her new memoir, "My Beloved World," talks about her early life and difficult childhood. Justice Sotomayor talks with Gwen Ifill about her adjustment to "the bench" and the importance of an open mind.

 

PBS Newshour: Supreme Court Case on Monsanto Seeds Tests Limitations of Patent Law

Wed, 02/20/2013

A suit between biotech giant Monsanto and an Indiana farmer has reached the high court. Gwen Ifill dissects the case with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal. Ray Suarez discusses broader implications with Bert Foer of the American Antitrust Institute and Todd Dickinson of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

 

PBS Newshour: After Newtown, Gun Control Debate Spurs Political Action Across the Nation

Tue, 02/19/2013

PBS Newshour: Known for Single Act of Defiance, Rosa Parks Trained for Life Full of Activism

Fri, 02/08/2013

What do you really know about the life and legacy of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks? Gwen Ifill talks with biographer Jeanne Theoharis, whose book "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks" offers a complex portrait of the woman best known for refusing to give up her seat on an Alabama bus in 1955.