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: Obama's Afghanistan Pact: What it Does, What it Doesn't Do

Wed, 05/02/2012

President Obama made a surprise visit Tuesday to Afghanistan to mark the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Gwen Ifill gets an update from the AP's Patrick Quinn in Kabul plus analysis of the agreement the president signed from RAND Corporation's Seth Jones and Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progress.

PBS NewsHour: After Escape, Chinese Dissident Reportedly Under U.S. Protection

Tue, 05/01/2012

The location of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who escaped house arrest, remained a mystery Monday as U.S. and Chinese officials said as little as possible amid a delicate diplomatic situation just ahead of a high-level meeting between the nations. Gwen Ifill reports. 

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.