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: 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.


PBS Newshour: Gabby Giffords Testifies at Gun Violence Hearing: 'Too Many Children Are Dying'

Thu, 01/31/2013

Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head by a gunman at a political event in 2011, took the stand at a congressional hearing on gun violence. Gwen Ifill reports on testimony by Giffords, her husband Capt. Mark Kelly, as well as Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association.


PBS Newshour: Obama Embraces Bipartisan Senate Blueprint for Immigration Reform

Wed, 01/30/2013

President Obama endorsed a bipartisan immigration plan crafted by eight senators, but that blueprint may face hurdles in the House, where some lawmakers are working on a competing plan. Gwen Ifill gets views from Kris Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas, and Clarissa Matinez de Castro of the National Council of La Raza.