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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.

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.

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

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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.

PBS NewsHour: Civil Rights Luminary Dorothy Height Dies at 98

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April 20, 2010

Gwen Ifill remembers civil rights activist Dr. Dorothy Height, who was a leader in both the African-American and women's rights movements. She died Tuesday at age 98.

PBS NewsHour: Gwen Interviews Dr. Dorothy Height (2003)

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 July 17, 2003

Gwen Ifill talks with Dorothy Height, a legend of the civil rights movement and former head of the National Council of Negro Women, about her memoir, Open Wide the Freedom Gates.




PBS NewsHour: Deadly Clashes Erupt in Kyrgyzstan, Site of Key U.S. Base

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April 7, 2010

Police opened fire on large groups of political protesters in Kyrgyzstan, which houses a key American air base that supports troops in Afghanistan. Gwen Ifill reports on the political unrest.

PBS NewsHour: Tampa Faces Troubled Economic Recovery

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April 12, 2010

As part of the Spotlight City series in Tampa on how the economic crisis has affected attitudes toward government, Gwen Ifill talks to four Floridians about the unstable housing market, high unemployment rates, the soaring cost of living and the lack of access to education.

PBS NewsHour: Hope Dims for Missing West Virginia Miners After Large Blast

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April 6, 2010

The search for four missing miners was halted because of dangerous conditions underground Tuesday, following a massive explosion that claimed 25 lives in West Virginia. Gwen Ifill reports on the rescue effort in the deadliest U.S. mining disaster in 26 years.

PBS NewsHour: Taliban Claim Responsibility in Deadly Attack

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April 5, 2010

The Taliban claimed credit for an attack on the U.S. consulate in Pakistan that killed at least four Pakistanis following a suicide bombing that left dozens dead at a nearby rally. Gwen Ifill reports.