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: 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.

PBS Newshour: Cabinet Shuffle: Obama Taps REI Executive Sally Jewell for Interior Secretary

Thu, 02/07/2013

President Obama named Recreational Equipment Inc. executive Sally Jewell to replace Ken Salazar as Secretary of the Interior. Gwen Ifill talks to National Journal's Coral Davenport, Greg Ip of The Economist and Julie Rovner from NPR about the appointment and remaining Cabinet vacancies at the start of the president's new term.

 

PBS Newshour: Justice Department Justifies Killing Americans Abroad With Links to al-Qaida

Wed, 02/06/2013

An internal Justice Department memo has been revealed that outlines a legal justification for the U.S. government to target and kill American citizens abroad who present an imminent threat to national security. Attorney General Eric Holder and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney both came out to defend the rationale for killing Americans overseas, but civil liberties groups question whether the statements in the memo constitute government overreach.

PBS Newshour: Medieval Mystery Solved: What Became of King Richard III's Remains

Tue, 02/05/2013

Asha Tanna of Independent Television News reports on a big archaeological find that appears to have solved a 500-year mystery. Using carbon dating and mitochondrial DNA testing, researchers say they have conclusively found and identified the final remains of King Richard III in Leicester, England.

PBS Newshour: President Obama Begins Campaign to Push for Gun Control

Tue, 02/05/2013

President Obama visited Minneapolis to launch a push for tighter gun control. Gwen Ifill talks to Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey and Bruce Hartman, sheriff of Gilpin County, Colo., about the differences of gun cultures in rural and urban settings and protecting citizens from crime while protecting their rights.