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: Can Obama, Democrats Overcome Economic Issue in 2012?

Thu, 09/15/2011

September 14, 2011

Democrats lost two House races Tuesday when Republicans won special elections in New York City and Nevada. Gwen Ifill discusses what the results -- and some new polling -- mean with New York One's Errol Louis and NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian.

PBS NewsHour: Terror Network Behind 'Unprecedented,' Coordinated Kabul Attacks

Wed, 09/14/2011

September 14, 2011

The U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters were among the targets of Taliban fighters who infiltrated Afghanistan's capital on Tuesday. Gwen Ifill gets the latest on the deadly attacks from Patrick Quinn, The Associated Press's Kabul bureau chief.

PBS NewsHour: Would President Obama's Plan Create 'Right Kind' of U.S. Jobs?

Tue, 09/13/2011

September 13, 2011

Flanked by workers in industries he says would be helped by his jobs plan, President Obama announced Monday that he was sending his American Jobs Act to Congress. Gwen Ifill discusses the plan's scope and expected effectiveness with Dartmouth College's Matthew Slaughter and the University of California, Berkeley's Robert Reich.

PBS NewsHour: Decade of War Takes Major Physical, Mental Toll on U.S. Troops, Families

Mon, 09/12/2011

September 11, 2001

Millions of Americans have served in the all-volunteer military since 9/11, with many repeatedly returning to the battlefield. Gwen Ifill reports on how this past decade of war has led to increased stress on America's troops and their families, and how today's uniformed warriors are coping with previously unimagined challenges.

PBS Newshour: Political Checklist: What Can Obama Accomplish in His Jobs Speech?

Wed, 09/07/2011

September 7, 2011

David Chalian and Gwen Ifill preview a big week in American politics: Wednesday night the Republican presidential candidates face off in another debate, which will be frontrunner Rick Perry's first. Thursday night President Obama will address a joint session of Congress on his new jobs plan amid his lowest poll numbers of his presidency.