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: 'Underwear Bomber' Trial Opens in Detroit

Wed, 10/12/2011

Opening arguments were heard Tuesday in a Detroit courtroom in the trial against Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man known as the "underwear bomber" who stands accused of trying to blow up an American airplane on Christmas Day 2009. Gwen Ifill reports.

PBS NewsHour: Anita Hill Reflects on 20 Years Since Clarence Thomas Hearings

Tue, 10/11/2011

Twenty years ago, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' Senate confirmation process sparked a national debate about sexual harassment when Anita Hill, his former special assistant, accused him of inappropriate behavior. Gwen Ifill and Hill discuss her new book, "Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home."

PBS NewsHour: Google's Schmidt on the 'Winners and Losers' in Search Rankings

Thu, 10/06/2011

Google is being investigated as to whether it may be violating anti-trust law in how it ranks websites when consumers do searches. Gwen Ifill talks to Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt as part of the Atlantic and Aspen Ideas Forum.

PBS NewsHour: Immigration, Affirmative Action on New High Court Docket; Health Reform Awaited

Tue, 10/04/2011

The U.S. Supreme Court returned to work Monday and the court has a docket full of controversial cases on topics ranging from obscenity to strip searches to warrantless surveillance. Gwen Ifill previews the new term with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle and Scotusblog.com's Tom Goldstein.

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: Shifting GOP Primary Calendar and Rick Perry's Sign Problem

Mon, 10/03/2011

Senior correspondents Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian are back for another edition of the Political Checklist. This week they consider whether the accelerated Republican primary calendar benefits the front-runner candidates at the expense of candidates who need more time to make their case to Republican voters.

They also discuss a potential problem for Texas Gov. Rick Perry's campaign: The Washington Post has a story about the presence of a racially charged sign on a stone outside of a property Perry rented for hunting for many years in Texas. Judy thinks this will be a problem for the campaign, while Gwen questions why the Perrys didn't remove the rock.