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: Can Iraq be united under Maliki?

Fri, 06/20/2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been faulted by some for deepening sectarian divisions now roiling the country. Gwen Ifill talks to Charles Duelfer, former UN and U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq, Abbas Kadhim of Johns Hopkins University and Feisal Istrabadi of Indiana University about what’s undermining Iraq’s stability and best possible outcomes.

PBS Newshour: Lawmakers skeptical that GM can remodel its leadership

Thu, 06/19/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra returned to address Congress about an internal company report on the ignition switch defect that has been linked to at least 13 deaths. Barra announced a new campaign to reward employees who report safety concerns, but lawmakers remained skeptical that the corporate culture could be changed. Gwen Ifill gets more detail from David Shepardson of The Detroit News.

PBS Newshour: What Iraq’s violent sectarian split means for its neighbors

Wed, 06/18/2014

The insurgency by Sunni militants in Iraq, known as ISIL or ISIS, adds conflict to an already volatile region. Gwen Ifill talks to Hisham Melhem of Al Arabiya News and Mary-Jane Deeb of the Library of Congress about the failure to stifle ISIL’s growth in Syria, the prospect of U.S. collaboration with Iran and the divergent agendas of Iraq’s other neighboring nations.

PBS Newshour: What’s fueling and funding the insurgents behind the violence in Iraq?

Tue, 06/17/2014

The Sunni militants known as ISIL or ISIS continue to broaden their control over the northern Iraq. What are their origins and how does the group compare to other insurgencies? Gwen Ifill learns more from journalist Rania Abouzeid and Brian Fishman of the New America Foundation.

PBS Newshour: Pew study finds more polarized Americans increasingly resistant to political compromise

Fri, 06/13/2014

A major study by the Pew Research Center finds the increasing polarization in the U.S. is not just in our politics. American adults are less likely to compromise and often decide where to live, who to marry and who their friends should be based on what they already believe. Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report join Gwen Ifill to assess the data.