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Washington Week

Washington Week is the longest-running primetime news and public affairs program on television. The show features a group of journalists participating in a roundtable discussion of major news events and can be found at 8pm ET on most local PBS stations.

The Divided States of America

24m 9s

The panel discussed what divides us and what unites us on a special Thanksgiving edition.

Episodes

  • Crime and Punishment in Washington, Kenosha: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crime and Punishment in Washington, Kenosha

    S2021 E47 - 25m 50s

    The nation's eyes are on Kenosha, WI after Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges. Meanwhile, the trial of the men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery continues. And in Washington, Democrats censure Rep. Paul Gosar and push forward with Biden’s agenda.

  • Infrastructure, Inflation and New Details on Jan 6th: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Infrastructure, Inflation and New Details on Jan 6th

    S2021 E46 - 26m 4s

    Steve Bannon faced indictment for failing to appear before Congress, as the Jan 6 committee issued more subpoenas to former Trump aides. And the Biden administration pledged to fight surging inflation as they sold their infrastructure bill and pushed moderates to vote for their social spending plan.

  • Republicans Win in Virginia as Biden Fights for his Agenda

    S2021 E45 - 25m 18s

    Tuesday’s elections left the GOP feeling hopeful and ready for the midterms. Democrats are reeling from key losses and close calls. The panel also discussed Biden’s agenda in Congress and at COP26 earlier this week.

  • President Biden’s Big Gamble | Washington Week | October 29,: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden’s Big Gamble | Washington Week | October 29,

    S2021 E44 - 25m 17s

    The panel discussed the challenges of President Biden's Build Back Better framework and his second international trip abroad. The Washington Week Extra returns next Friday! Don't miss it streaming online on YouTube or on our website.

  • Biden Agenda on The Line: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biden Agenda on The Line

    S2021 E43 - 25m 18s

    As the pressure to pass President Biden’s Build Back Better infrastructure plans mounts, our panel dissects what’s included in Biden’s economic agenda and looks ate the voting rights battle. Also, the House select committee unanimously votes in support of holding Stephen K. Bannon in contempt, and Trump files suit against the National Archives to keep his presidential records sealed.

  • Culture Wars and Economic Challenges: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Culture Wars and Economic Challenges

    S2021 E42 - 25m 18s

    Culture wars dominating American politics and Virginia governor's race may hinge on hot-button issues like abortion rights and critical race theory.  All of this is playing out as President Biden's poll numbers sink, as former Trump administration officials face deadlines to cooperate with Congress's Jan. 6 committee, and as Republican governors push back on vaccine mandates.

  • Debt Deadlines and Threats to Democracy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Debt Deadlines and Threats to Democracy

    S2021 E41 - 25m 17s

    President Biden continues to face an uphill battle to get his legislative agenda passed. He traveled beyond the beltway to Michigan this week to try and drum up support, but the real challenge is on Capitol Hill. Biden brought business leaders to the White House on Wednesday to drive home the risk of not lifting the debt ceiling, saying the GOP is playing “Russian roulette” with the U.S. economy.

  • Political Divisions Threaten President Biden’s Agenda: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Political Divisions Threaten President Biden’s Agenda

    S2021 E40 - 25m 18s

    Democrats clashed over the size of President Biden’s infrastructure package, as Congress passed a bill to avoid a federal government shutdown before the deadline. The panel also discussed America’s continued division over COVID vaccines and mandates, plus a look into the testimony from military leaders on the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • Jan 6 Committee Issues Subpoenas To Trump Allies: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jan 6 Committee Issues Subpoenas To Trump Allies

    S2021 E39 - 25m 17s

    The House Committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol has issued subpoenas to four of former President Trump’s closest aides. The subpoenas cited reporting in “Peril”, co-authored by Bob Woodward of The Washington Post and former Washington Week moderator and National Political Reporter at The Washington Post, Robert Costa. The panel also discussed criticism of the Biden administration

  • Washington Braces For Trump Supporter Rally on Sept. 18: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Braces For Trump Supporter Rally on Sept. 18

    S2021 E38 - 25m 17s

    A rally in support of insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6th is set to take place this weekend. The panel discussed new reporting on the transition of power between former President Trump and President Biden from Bob Woodward and former Washington Week moderator Robert Costa’s new book “Peril.” Plus, the panel takes a look into the latest news on COVID-19 booster shots, President

  • The 20-Year Anniversary Of September 11: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The 20-Year Anniversary Of September 11

    S2021 E37 - 25m 18s

    In a special edition of Washington Week, the panel takes an in-depth look at the 20 years since 9/11, featuring journalists who covered the attacks and their aftermath. The panel also discussed the legacy of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the increased targeting of Muslim Americans and people of color, and what comes next as the country grapples with increased threats of domestic terrorism.

Extras + Features

  • The Exoneration of 2 Men Convicted of Killing Malcolm X: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Exoneration of 2 Men Convicted of Killing Malcolm X

    S2021 E47 - 18m 17s

    The panel explored a major update in the 1965 assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X. Two men who were found guilty of the killing were exonerated after spending more than 20 years in prison.

  • The Nation's Divide over Critical Race Theory

    S2021 E45 - 14m 50s

    The conversation continues on the historic gubernatorial race and what comes next for the nation. The panel discussed the debate over critical race theory, how students are being taught in Virginia schools, and how the issue connects to history.

  • The Politics of Blue Origin

    S2021 E42 - 13m 48s

    This week, William Shatner, Star Trek's Captain Kirk, blasted into space on a Blue Origin rocket. The panel discusses the rise of space tourism and the simultaneous growth of economic inequality.

  • EXTRA: Facebook Under Fire: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    EXTRA: Facebook Under Fire

    S2021 E41 - 14m 4s

    Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told lawmakers that the company knowingly spread misinformation and hate that contributed to the Capitol insurrection. The panel discussed the implications of Facebook’s outage this week.

  • Police Reform Negotiations Hit Roadblock: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Police Reform Negotiations Hit Roadblock

    S2021 E40 - 11m 4s

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on police reform after months of negotiations. The panel discussed what went wrong, why the bill failed to pass, and what comes next in the effort to hold law enforcement accountable for the violence against Black Americans.

  • The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Peril”

    S2021 E39 - 16m 2s

    The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and former Washington Week moderator Robert Costa join moderator Yamiche Alcindor an in-depth discussion into the explosive reporting from their new book “Peril” on the challenging transition of power between the Trump and Biden administration.

  • U.S. Gymnasts Testimony on Larry Nassar Investigation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    U.S. Gymnasts Testimony on Larry Nassar Investigation

    S2021 E38 - 18m 34s

    Earlier this week, four elite gymnasts testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, detailing the failures in the handling of the sexual abuse investigation on former USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The panel discussed the implications of the testimonies, the flaws in the FBI’s handling of the case, and more.

  • How 9/11 Changed American Life: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How 9/11 Changed American Life

    S2021 E37 - 20m 30s

    The panel continues the conversation, reflecting on the 20 year anniversary of 9/11. The panel also discussed how the attacks shifted American life, politics, and the impact the event had on Muslim Americans.

  • President Biden’s Domestic Challenges: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden’s Domestic Challenges

    S2021 E36 - 14m 42s

    The panel continues the conversation on the domestic challenges President Biden faces. The panel covered the rise of COVID-19 cases, the new Texas abortion ban, and the impacts of natural disasters sweeping through states.

  • What Does FDA Approval of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Mean?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What Does FDA Approval of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Mean?

    S2021 E35 - 14m 13s

    This week, the FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine, prompting companies to impose vaccine and mask mandates. The panel discussed what the approval of the vaccine means, and what to expect going forward.

Schedule

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    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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