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: Sen. Marco Rubio- Voters Will Choose Between Two Visions of Government, Economy

Wed, 08/29/2012

Gwen Ifill talks to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising leader of the Republican party, about his role at the convention, his belief that voters should approach this election as a choice between two different visions of government and economy, and his emphasis on encouraging legal immigration.

PBS NewsHour: Republicans Sideline Akin While Asserting GOP Is 'Proud Pro-Life Party'

Wed, 08/22/2012

High-level Republicans continue to push Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to end his senate bid after he questioned whether rape could lead to pregnancy. Garance Franke-Ruta of the Atlantic and Jon Ward of the Huffington Post join Gwen Ifill to discuss the controversy as the GOP reaffirms abortion as a key issue on the party platform.

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."