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: In War of Words, Presidential Campaign Charges Include 'Hatred' and 'Unhinged'

Thu, 08/16/2012

The campaign rhetoric being used by the presidential candidates is charged, tough, and no holds barred. Gwen Ifill talks to political strategist Mo Elleithee and Rick Tyler about why campaigns think negative campaign ads work, especially with the minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour news cycle.

PBS NewsHour: Ryan Resonates with Republican Base, But Will His Policies Fly Overall?

Tue, 08/14/2012

Rep. Paul Ryan is best known for 'Path to Prosperity,' a fiscal blueprint to overhaul Medicare and cut Medicaid. Gwen Ifill talks to Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' Robert Greenstein, Heritage Foundation's Patrick Knudsen and Roll Call's Steven Dennis on whether Ryan's policy record will help or hurt the GOP ticket.

PBS NewsHour: Book Examines Varied 'Tapestry' of Michelle Obama's American Ancestry

Mon, 08/13/2012

When Rachel Swarns began research on First Lady Michelle Obama's American lineage, she discovered remarkable family sagas, including the story of Mrs. Obama's white great-great-great-grandfather. Gwen Ifill talks to New York Times' Rachel Swarns about her new book on the genealogy of Michelle Obama, "American Tapestry."

PBS NewsHour: More Americans Live in Economically Segregated Neighborhoods Than 30 Years Ago

Thu, 08/02/2012

Racial segregation in U.S. neighborhoods is on the decline, but income level is increasingly an indicator of where people live. Gwen Ifill talks to Pew Research Center's Paul Taylor about a recently released study on the connections between income inequality and neighborhood segregation.

PBS NewsHour: Social Media Users Express Disappointment with NBC's Olympics Coverage

Wed, 08/01/2012

Using hashtags like #NBCFail, Olympics fans have tweeted complaints of delayed and incomplete programming and streaming restrictions for the London Games. Gwen Ifill talks to USA Today's Christine Brennan and The New York Times' Richard Sandomir about how online viewers are experiencing NBC's coverage of the 2012 Olympics.