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: Families' Plummeting Wealth Reflects 'Deep Mess' Americans Face

Wed, 06/13/2012

The net worth of the median American family fell nearly 40 percent from 2007 to 2010, the Federal Reserve reported this week. Gwen Ifill discusses the effects of and the reasons behind the precipitous decline in wealth with Paul Taylor of the Pew Research Center and Robert Shapiro of Sonecon, an economic advisory firm.

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: President's Economic Comments Under Scrutiny

Wed, 06/13/2012

PBS NewsHour senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff discuss how President Obama's remarks about the economy Friday continue to be fodder on the campaign trail. Gwen noted that some politicians' comments seem to resonate longer than others, and we observed that many voters aren't yet tuned in to the political chatter that will surely dominate by this fall.

PBS NewsHour: In Syria, More Shelling and Deadlier Weapons

Tue, 06/12/2012

Violence in Syria surged Monday as government and opposition forces escalated their use of lethal weapons. Shelling continued in Homs, killing at least 38 people. Gwen Ifill reports.

PBS NewsHour: In Syria, 'Whac-A-Mole' Revolution Turns Increasingly Bloody

Tue, 06/12/2012

As dozens more died Monday in Syria amid heavy fighting, U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan said he was "gravely concerned," citing reports of continued shelling in Homs. Gwen Ifill discusses the prospects for civil war with Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Mona Yacoubian of the Stimson Center.

PBS NewsHour: Colorado, New Mexico Emergency Officials Seek More Help Fighting Wildfires

Tue, 06/12/2012

Since it was started early Saturday by a lightning strike, the High Park wildfire has consumed more than 60 square miles in Colorado -- damaging or destroying more than 100 homes. Meanwhile, crews in southern New Mexico battled a 54-square-mile fire near the town of Ruidoso. Gwen Ifill reports.