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: Blind Dissident's Escape: an 'Opportunity' for Chinese Government?

Tue, 05/01/2012

As Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng declared his freedom in a YouTube video, President Obama declined to speak directly Monday about the delicate diplomatic situation. Gwen Ifill discusses the story's significance and how it unfolded with Susan Shirk of the University of California, San Diego and Voice of America's Sasha Gong.

PBS NewsHour: Examining the Electoral Map, President Obama's Arguments for a Second Term

Tue, 05/01/2012

In this week's Political Checklist, Political Editor Christina Bellantoni chatted with senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff about President Obama's latest campaign video, which reminds voters he inherited a bad economy from President George W. Bush. Gwen notes that argument only works for so long, and also pointed out that the "economy" means different things to different people when it comes to their votes.

PBS NewsHour: In Ariz. Immigration Case, Supreme Court Weighs Limits of Federal, State Powers

Thu, 04/26/2012

As the Supreme Court heard arguments on Arizona's contentious immigration law Wednesday, justices appeared skeptical of the Obama administration's claim that the state had overstepped federal law. Gwen Ifill and Marcia Coyle discuss the arguments and the four distinct parts that are being challenged.

PBS NewsHour: Jobs, Student Loan Help Focus of Obama, Romney Pitches to Young Voters

Wed, 04/25/2012

Hoping to appeal to youth voters, President Obama spoke Tuesday on the rising cost of higher education while Mitt Romney criticized his record on job creation. Gwen Ifill, the Democratic National Committee's Patrick Gaspard and the College Republican National Committee's Alex Schriver discuss campaign outreach to young voters.

PBS NewsHour: How Obama, Romney Camps Are Courting 'Critical' Latino Voters

Thu, 04/19/2012

President Obama and Mitt Romney are battling for support from voters in the nation's fastest-growing demographic: Latinos, who account for more than 16 percent of the population. Gwen Ifill discusses campaign efforts with Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Bettina Inclan, director of Hispanic outreach for the RNC.