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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.

President Biden & Vladimir Putin Face Off In Historic Summit

24m 54s

President Biden pressed Russian leader Putin on human rights, climate change, ransomware hacks & more at a summit in Geneva. The panel discussed what their conversation means for the U.S., plus the Supreme Court weighs in on the Affordable Care Act.

Panel: Kaitlan Collins of CNN, Pete Williams of NBC News, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post, Garrett Haake of NBC News

Episodes

  • President Biden & Vladimir Putin Face Off In Historic Summit

    S2021 E25 - 24m 54s

    President Biden pressed Russian leader Putin on human rights, climate change, ransomware hacks & more at a summit in Geneva. The panel discussed what their conversation means for the U.S., plus the Supreme Court weighs in on the Affordable Care Act.

    Panel: Kaitlan Collins of CNN, Pete Williams of NBC News, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post, Garrett Haake of NBC News

  • President Joe Biden’s First Overseas Trip: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Joe Biden’s First Overseas Trip

    S2021 E24 - 22m 30s

    Biden is on his first trip abroad, promoting democracy as he meets with the G7 ahead of a meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The panel discussed the challenges abroad & VP Harris’s trip to Central America to deal with immigration. Ed O'Keefe of CBS News co-moderates.

    Panel: Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Anna Palmer of Punchbowl News, Vivian Salama of The Wall Street Journal

  • The Battle Over Voting Rights

    S2021 E23 - 22m 34s

    President Biden tasked Vice President Harris with protecting voting rights as states across the country enact strict new voting laws. The panel also discussed former President Trump’s plan for campaign-style rallies as he plots a return to the public eye.

    Panel: Leigh Ann Caldwell of NBC News, Astead Herndon of The New York Times, Anita Kumar of POLITICO, Annie Linskey of The Washington Post

  • George Floyd's Death: One Year Later: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    George Floyd's Death: One Year Later

    S2021 E22 - 25m 11s

    A year after George Floyd was murdered by former officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, the panel discussed what’s changed, what hasn’t and where racial justice and policing reforms stand in Capitol Hill.

    Panel: Trymaine Lee of MSNBC, Wesley Lowery of 60 Minutes+, Ayesha Rascoe of NPR, Sara Sidner of CNN

  • President Biden and The Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden and The Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire

    S2021 E21 - 25m 11s

    Israel and Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire but President Biden faces challenges to broker a more lasting peace. The panel also discussed the debate over a bipartisan commission to investigate the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th.

    Panel: Andrea Mitchell of NBC News & MSNBC, Rachel Scott of ABC News, Asma Khalid of NPR, Jeff Zeleny of CNN

  • New CDC Mask Guidelines & GOP Civil War

    S2021 E20 - 25m 10s

    Fully vaccinated Americans can now go maskless, according to new CDC guidelines. The panel also discussed House Republicans’ removal of Rep. Liz Cheney and President Biden’s response to the mounting crisis in the Middle East.

    Panel: Eugene Daniels of POLITICO, Kasie Hunt of NBC News, Susan Page of USA Today, Manu Raju of CNN

  • GOP Clash and Biden’s Latest COVID-19 Plans: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    GOP Clash and Biden’s Latest COVID-19 Plans

    S2021 E19 - 25m 10s

    House Republicans are poised to purge Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from leadership for speaking out against former President Trump’s election lies. The panel also discussed President Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine goal and his proposed economic plans.

    Panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Errin Haines of The 19th, Weijia Jiang of CBS News, Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News

  • President Biden’s First 100 Days

    S2021 E18 - 25m 10s

    President Biden addressed a joint session of Congress in the week where his administration crossed 100 days in office. The panel discussed Biden’s progress on COVID-19 & his challenges on key issues. Rachel Scott of ABC News guest moderates.

    Panel: Geoff Bennett of NBC News, Lisa Desjardins of the PBS NewsHour, Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Ashley Parker of The Washington Post

  • Derek Chauvin Found Guilty in George Floyd Killing: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Derek Chauvin Found Guilty in George Floyd Killing

    S2021 E17 - 25m 11s

    Former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd. The panel discussed the future of race & policing in America as well as how President Biden will address the climate crisis. Peter Baker of The New York Times guest moderates.

    Panel: Josh Lederman of NBC News, Toluse Olorunnipa of The Washington Post, Susan Page of USA Today, Pierre Thomas of ABC News

  • President Biden Starts a Foreign Policy Shift: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden Starts a Foreign Policy Shift

    S2021 E16 - 25m 10s

    President Joe Biden announced a historic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, as protests erupt over the killing of Daunte Wright. The panel discussed the president’s foreign policy and the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Nancy Cordes of CBS News guest moderates.

    Panel: Eugene Daniels of POLITICO, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post, Kasie Hunt of NBC News, Wesley Lowery of 60 Minutes+

  • Corporate Backlash on Voting Rights

    S2021 E15 - 25m 10s

    The battle over voting rights continues as big businesses criticize Georgia’s new voting laws. The panel discussed House Democrats’ voting rights bill H.R.1 and a new tape shedding light on dark money. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report guest moderates.

    Panel: Errin Haines of The 19th, Eamon Javers of CNBC, Jane Mayer of The New Yorker

  • Attack At The Capitol & The Trial of Derek Chauvin: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Attack At The Capitol & The Trial of Derek Chauvin

    S2021 E14 - 25m 10s

    Another Capitol police officer is dead, less than three months after the January 6th insurrection. The panel discussed the trial of Derek Chauvin and President Biden’s ambitious infrastructure plan. Lisa Desjardins of The PBS NewsHour guest moderates.

    Panel: Wesley Lowery of 60 Minutes+, Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Anna Palmer of Punchbowl News, Ayesha Rascoe of NPR

Extras + Features

  • Juneteenth: The Newest American Federal Holiday

    S2021 E25 - 10m 45s

    President Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. The panel discussed the racial injustice the country continues to face, plus Vice President Kamala Harris’s historic march in a Pride parade.

    Panel: Kaitlan Collins of CNN, Pete Williams of NBC News, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post, Garrett Haake of NBC News

  • President Biden’s Upcoming Trip Abroad

    S2021 E23 - 15m 1s

    The panel takes an in-depth look into President Biden’s upcoming overseas meetings with the G7 and NATO, and his meeting with Russian President Putin. The panel also discussed the ongoing crisis in Haiti, Biden raises the alarm about the future of democracy.

    Panel: Leigh Ann Caldwell of NBC News, Astead Herndon of The New York Times, Anita Kumar of POLITICO, Annie Linskey of The Washington Post

  • America Faces Its History of Race Violence: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    America Faces Its History of Race Violence

    S2021 E22 - 18m 10s

    Next week marks the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre that ravaged a community known as “Black Wall Street.” The panel also discussed the 1917 East St. Louis Massacre, the gaps in our education, & what the major political and culture changes seen in the country over the past year.

    Panel: Trymaine Lee of MSNBC, Wesley Lowery of 60 Minutes+, Ayesha Rascoe of NPR, Sara Sidner of CNN

  • Abortion Rights Under Fire & the latest on COVID Restriction: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Abortion Rights Under Fire & the latest on COVID Restriction

    S2021 E21 - 13m 48s

    The Supreme Court announced it will take up a case that challenges Roe v. Wade, as states pass new laws restricting abortion access. The panel also discussed the latest CDC guidance on masks, and how businesses are struggling to adjust in a post-COVID vaccine world.

    Panel: Andrea Mitchell of NBC News & MSNBC, Rachel Scott of ABC News, Asma Khalid of NPR, Jeff Zeleny of CNN

  • Israeli-Palestinian Crisis & Racial Gap in School Reopening

    S2021 E20 - 14m 59s

    President Biden is facing pressure from all sides as the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militia group Hamas escalates. The panel also discussed how the pandemic revealed racial disparities in students returning to school.

    Panel: Eugene Daniels of POLITICO, Kasie Hunt of NBC News, Susan Page of USA Today, Manu Raju of CNN

  • Separated Families Reunite, What’s Next on Immigration?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Separated Families Reunite, What’s Next on Immigration?

    S2021 E19 - 12m 46s

    The Biden administration announced some of the first reunifications of families separated at the border under former President Trump. The panel also discussed Biden’s plans to handle the sharp rise in child migrants at the border and prospects for reform.

    Panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Errin Haines of The 19th, Weijia Jiang of CBS News, Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News

  • The Latest on Police Reform in Washington

    S2021 E18 - 7m 2s

    A bipartisan group of members of Congress are negotiating plans for a potential new effort at passing police reform. The panel discussed the prospects for reform passing & recent police-related deaths. Rachel Scott of ABC News guest moderates.

    Panel: Geoff Bennett of NBC News, Lisa Desjardins of the PBS NewsHour, Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Ashley Parker of The Washington Post

  • “Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power”: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    “Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power”

    S2021 E17 - 11m 9s

    Susan Page of USA Today discusses the life and legacy of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and how she battled her way through the world of politics despite being underestimated, second-guessed and criticized by many. Peter Baker of The New York Times guest moderates.

    Panel: Susan Page of USA Today

  • 100 Days Since the Capitol Insurrection: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    100 Days Since the Capitol Insurrection

    S2021 E16 - 14m 59s

    The insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th scarred the nation, and the pieces that led to that day are still being put together. The panel discussed where the country stands since the event and what we’ve learned. Nancy Cordes of CBS News guest moderates.

    Panel: Eugene Daniels of POLITICO, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post, Kasie Hunt of NBC News, Wesley Lowery of 60 Minutes+

  • The Latest on COVID, Gun Control & Infrastructure

    S2021 E15 - 9m 2s

    The panel discussed how the Biden administration will enact gun control measures and reinforce the nation’s infrastructure. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report guest moderates.

    Panel: Errin Haines of The 19th, Eamon Javers of CNBC, Jane Mayer of The New Yorker

  • CDC Warns of Possible COVID-19 Surge: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    CDC Warns of Possible COVID-19 Surge

    S2021 E14 - 9m 58s

    President Biden is urging states to enforce mask mandates as COVID-19 hospitalizations rise.The panel discussed how the Biden administration will balance vaccine rollouts amid a growing number of cases. Lisa Desjardins of The PBS NewsHour guest moderates.

    Panel: Wesley Lowery of 60 Minutes+, Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Anna Palmer of Punchbowl News, Ayesha Rascoe of NPR

  • President Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy

    S2021 E13 - 11m 30s

    President Biden's taking a different approach from former President Trump when it comes to foreign policy. The panel also discussed how the U.S. plans to help move a massive cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal. Peter Baker of The New York Times guest moderates.

    Panel: Zolan Kanno-Youngs of The New York Times, Sahil Kapur of NBC News, Ashley Parker of The Washington Post, Errin Haines of The 19th

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    Jun 21

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    Kaitlan Collins, CNN; Anne Gearan, The Washington Post; Garrett Haake, NBC News; Pete Williams, NBC News.
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    Jun 21

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    Kaitlan Collins, CNN; Anne Gearan, The Washington Post; Garrett Haake, NBC News; Pete Williams, NBC News.
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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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