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: U.S. Postal Service Faces Big Changes Amid Struggle to Deliver on Profitability

Tue, 12/06/2011

The likelihood that a stamped letter could reach its destination by the next day will be virtually eliminated due to billions in U.S. Postal Service cuts announced Monday. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the cuts and what's next for the postal service and its customers.

PBS NewsHour: How Would Payroll Tax Extensions Be Funded?

Thu, 12/01/2011

President Obama wants to extend a payroll tax cut and many Republicans do too, but both sides are far apart on how to get it done. Gwen Ifill discusses how the extension could be funded with White House National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.

PBS NewsHour: How Effective Is Justice Department Crackdown on Counterfeit Goods Dealers?

Wed, 11/30/2011

The Justice Department used Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the year, to shut down 150 websites that were allegedly peddling fake shoes, sporting goods and handbags. Gwen Ifill discusses the crackdown on counterfeit goods with author Larry Downes and Steve Tepp of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

PBS NewsHour: Union Leader Publisher on Gingrich Endorsement: 'He's a Guy With Ideas'

Tue, 11/29/2011

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is leading in the polls and picked up a key endorsement from an influential New Hampshire newspaper. Gwen Ifill discusses the Republican presidential field and the endorsement with Union Leader Publisher Joe McQuaid and Susan Page of USA Today.

PBS NewsHour: Harry Belafonte Reflects on Life as a Singer, Actor and Activist

Tue, 11/15/2011

Harry Belafonte is not only a musical icon, but also a lifelong political and social activist. Gwen Ifill talks with Belafonte about his life as a singer, actor and civil rights activist.