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: White House, GOP Ratchet Up Rhetoric on 'Responsible' Deal for Payroll Tax Cut

Tue, 12/20/2011

The way forward on extending the payroll tax cut remained murky Monday as House Republicans vowed to turn back a compromise measure passed by the Senate over the weekend. Gwen Ifill discusses the stalemate with Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Gene Sperling, a senior economic adviser to President Obama.

PBS NewsHour: How Will New Voter Registration Laws Affect 2012 Election?

Thu, 12/15/2011

Millions of potential voters may not be able to cast votes in 2012 after a dozen states put new restrictions in place this year. Gwen Ifill discusses the impact the new restrictions could have on the upcoming elections with New York University's Keesha Gaskins and Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation.

PBS NewsHour: Supreme Court Lines up Potentially 'Explosive' Election Year Docket

Wed, 12/14/2011

Supreme Court justices agreed Monday to take up a tough immigration law from Arizona that would, among other things, punish illegal immigrants who apply for work in the state. Gwen Ifill discuses this and other controversial cases with the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle and author Jeff Shesol.

PBS NewsHour: Supreme Court Hears Dispute Over Ownership of Montana's Rivers

Thu, 12/08/2011

Montana's rivers are pristine and iconic, but they are also at the center of a property rights dispute that wound up before the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Gwen Ifill discusses the details of the dispute with Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.

PBS NewsHour: 'Even Light Can't Escape' Newly Discovered Massive Black Holes

Wed, 12/07/2011

Astronomers recently discovered two massive black holes more than 300 million light years away. Nothing, not even light, can escape the pull of these black holes, which are each 10 billion times the mass of the sun. University of California, Berkeley professor Chung-Pei Ma joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest findings.