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California Post - Schwarzenegger: A Left Coast Fable

Gwen's Take

I was strolling through the town square in the pretty, precious town of Mill Valley, California last weekend, reporting on California’s gubernatorial race, when I realized I might have to change my mind about politics.

Only a few weeks ago, I told an audience in Tampa, Florida that, when it comes to news value, their state is the gift that keeps on giving. (Think Elian Gonzales, Charlie Crist, the 2000 recount). Politics is never boring in the Sunshine State.

December 30, 1994

Vault Show

As talk of the impact of the Tea Party is shaping the primary and general election mid-terms this year, we take a look back to 1994. With Republicans capturing the House for the first time in nearly a half century and Bill Clinton's presidency on the rocks, there was a buzz in Washington about whether a third party or independent candidacy headed by Colin Powell could emerge to challenge Clinton for re-election in 1996.

Moderator:
Ken Bode

When Washington Insiders Become Outsiders

Gwen's Take

Every few years, national politics seems to get a jolt. Tuesday’s elections in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Arkansas proved once again how Washington insider status can be a two-edged sword. One man’s experience can be another’s complicity – especially in times of national voter discontent.

PBS NewsHour: BP Makes Headway in Capturing Leaking Oil

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May 17, 2010

BP officials said the company is using a new siphoning strategy and capturing more than 1,000 barrels of the oil that would have otherwise leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, but scientists are voicing new worries about the leak's environmental implications. Gwen Ifill reports.

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

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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.

The Blog Wars

Gwen's Take

I am frequently asked if I think journalism is doomed. I happen to think it’s not. We’ll always need to know more; we just may have to find new ways to learn and alternate platforms from which to tell the story.

In general, I side-step these periodic media debates, mostly because I’m not a professional media critic, but also because such circular arguments seldom lead anywhere.

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

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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

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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

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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.

May 7, 2010

Weekly Show

The panel discusses the alleged homegrown terror plot in New York City and the man-made disaster in the Gulf. Elizabeth Shogren of NPR joins the panel, and Dan Balz of The Washington Post reports from London.

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