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 report warns how climate change will directly influence the lives of Americans

Wed, 05/07/2014

In its most comprehensive report on climate change yet, the White House forecasts the likely, negative effects facing each of the eight regions in the U.S., from drought in the Southwest, to stronger storms in the Northeast. The administration is expected to cite the warnings when it lays out new regulations this summer. John Holdren, science advisor to the president, talks to Gwen Ifill.

PBS Newshour: What does it mean to be a girl? How parents can help daughters decide for themselves

Wed, 05/07/2014

In the last few decades, a multi-billion dollar industry has evolved around princess stories and toys. But in contrast to this pink and purple “girlie” world are alternatives emphasizing more diverse interests and portraying different kinds of heroines. Gwen Ifill talks to author Peggy Orenstein and Angelica Perez of the Ella Institute about the influence of modern marketers and media on girls.

PBS Newshour: Will establishment Republican candidates strike back during primary season?

Tue, 05/06/2014

Primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio will kick off the 2014 midterm election season. Over the next month and a half, 25 states will vote in primaries for Congressional and local offices. Gwen Ifill gets a preview of some of the battles from NewsHour political editor Domenico Montanaro.

PBS Newshour: Supreme Court upholds right to pray at town meetings

Tue, 05/06/2014

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that local governments have the right to open town meetings with prayer — even if the prayer is explicitly of one denomination. Gwen Ifill gets an overview of the case from Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal.

PBS Newshour: Does rise in military sexual assault reporting signal progress in the crisis?

Fri, 05/02/2014

The Pentagon has seen a 50 percent rise in cases of sexual assault being reported, following escalated measures to prevent and combat rampant attacks within the ranks and amid growing pressure from Congress and the White House. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from former Capt. Anu Bhagwati of the Service Women's Action Network and retired Lt. Col. Geoffrey Corn, a former Army lawyer.