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: How does the separatist referendum affect Ukraine’s upcoming presidential election?

Tue, 05/13/2014

Separatists in Eastern Ukraine declared they are ready to join Russia in Sunday’s secession referendum, but no government has yet recognized the move. Gwen Ifill talks to Steven Pifer of the Brookings Institution and Nadia Diuk of the National Endowment for Democracy for analysis on how it affects Ukraine’s attempts at rebuilding its government and whether there is any chance for negotiation.

PBS Newshour: ‘Slow progress’ for U.S. on addressing terror insurgencies in Africa

Fri, 05/09/2014

The U.S. is sending a team of military, law enforcement and hostage negotiators to Nigeria to join efforts to locate the girls who were kidnapped by Islamist militants in Nigeria. Gwen Ifill talks to Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, about the tools available to track the whereabouts of the girls and what’s been going on diplomatically behind the scenes.

 

PBS Newshour: In first primaries, Republicans gain footing for Senate showdown

Thu, 05/08/2014

On Tuesday, voters headed to the polls for midterm election primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio. Republican contenders backed by the Washington establishment, like Senate candidate Thom Tillis in North Carolina, and incumbents like House Speaker John Boehner, made a good showing. NewsHour political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill to make sense of the results.

PBS Newshour: Harnessing boys’ strengths and passions to improve academic achievement

Thu, 05/08/2014

Increasingly, boys appear to be falling behind girls academically. Test statistics, grades and college degrees are part of the story, but experts are also concerned about the messages young men get about masculinity. Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Thompson, author of "Raising Cain," Ever Forward Club founder Ashanti Branch and Christina Hoff Sommers, author of "The War Against Boys."

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.