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: How realistic is Obama’s new Afghanistan timeline?

Wed, 05/28/2014

President Obama declared 2014 a pivotal year in pulling nearly all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2016. To examine the timetable laid out by the president, Gwen Ifill gets views from former Defense Department official Michèle Flournoy and retired Army Gen. Jack Keane.

PBS Newshour: Former treasury secretary reflects on ‘deeply unfair’ nature of financial crisis recovery

Fri, 05/23/2014

Timothy Geithner, key architect of the government’s response the financial crisis, joins Gwen Ifill to discuss his new book, "Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises." As the former treasury secretary, Geithner offers perspective on the government’s response to the crisis, what response Americans deserved and how close the country came to another Great Depression.

PBS Newshour: Why is it so hard for some Veterans to get care from the VA?

Thu, 05/22/2014

President Obama defended embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Wednesday, but warned that someone will be held accountable for any revealed shortcomings amid allegations that 40 veterans died awaiting care. Gwen Ifill gets two views on the troubles inside the VA from former Defense Department official David McGinnis and Joseph Violante of Disabled American Veterans.

PBS Newshour: How will the primaries shake up the gender split in Congress?

Tue, 05/20/2014

Voters will be heading to the polls in six states Tuesday. NewsHour political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill to preview the closely watched primaries that will set the stage for some of the most consequential races in November, and to spotlight some of the female candidates running.

PBS Newshour: U.S. charges Chinese officials with cyberspying on businesses

Tue, 05/20/2014

Five Chinese military officials were indicted by the U.S. for stealing trade secrets by hacking six American firms in the nuclear, metals and solar products industries. Gwen Ifill talks to Laura Galante of FireEye and former State Department official Susan Shirk and the unprecedented charges and the Obama administration offense against Chinese cyber attacks.