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: NOAA's Lubchenco: Understanding Oil Leak's Consequences in 'Early Stages'

Mon, 05/17/2010

May 17, 2010

Researchers working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have reported finding gigantic sub-surface plumes of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Gwen Ifill talks to Jane Lubchenco, head of the NOAA, about the the growing environmental concerns from the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

PBS NewsHour: Obama, Karzai Renew Pledge to Continue Fight Against Al-Qaida in Afghanistan

Wed, 05/12/2010

May 12, 2010

President Obama met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, following months of tension over accusations of government corruption. Gwen Ifill talks to former Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and Alexander Thier of the U.S. Institute of Peace about the state of U.S.-Afghan relations.

PBS NewsHour: Oil Executives Under Fire in Congressional Gulf Leak Probe

Tue, 05/11/2010

May 11, 2010

Oil company executives traded blame for last month's explosion at an offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico at hearings in Washington and Louisiana. Gwen Ifill talks to a Wall Street Journal reporter for more on the investigation into the environmental disaster.

PBS NewsHour: Obama's Second Pick to Court Renews Debate on Judicial Qualifications

Mon, 05/10/2010

May 10, 2010

President Obama nominated Solicitor General and former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan to fill Justice John Paul Stevens' seat on the Supreme Court. Gwen Ifill gets four points of view from constitutional and Supreme Court experts on the announcement and Kagan's qualifications for the bench.

PBS NewsHour: Could Financial Reform Make Bailouts, 'Too Big to Fail' Less Likely?

Mon, 04/26/2010

April 26, 2010

Financial reform legislation ran into a roadblock in the Senate Monday afternoon as Republicans blocked the start of debate on a plan backed by many Democrats. Gwen Ifill gets four points of view on the overhaul's road ahead in Congress and whether the effort could halt future global banking crises and bailouts.