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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.

Washington Week full episode, August 12, 2022

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Washington Week full episode, August 12, 2022

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  • Investigation highlights impact of family separation policy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Investigation highlights impact of family separation policy

    S2022 E32 - 10m 11s

    We're taking a deeper look at The Atlantic's investigation into the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their families. Reporter Caitlin Dickerson spent 18 months reporting on the issue and found that separating children was not just a side effect of the policy, but the intent. She joins Yamiche Alcindor to discuss.

  • How separating kids became part of Trump immigration policy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How separating kids became part of Trump immigration policy

    S2022 E32 - 4m 53s

    An 18-month investigation into the Trump administration’s traumatizing policy of family separation at the U.S. border has been published in The Atlantic. Reporter Caitlin Dickerson, who covered the story, joins Yamiche Alcindor to discuss.

  • Trump faces legal challenges on multiple fronts: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trump faces legal challenges on multiple fronts

    S2022 E32 - 15m 55s

    It has been an extraordinary week of legal challenges for former President Trump. The FBI executed a search warrant of his Mar-a-Lago estate that was unsealed Friday, indicating he is under investigation for possibly violating the Espionage Act. Plus, Trump also pleaded the fifth in a separate probe on his real estate dealings as he weighs another run for the presidency.

  • Lessons learned from this week’s primaries: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lessons learned from this week’s primaries

    S2022 E31 - 13m 17s

    Primary elections this week held vast implications for November. Voters in conservative Kansas overwhelmingly chose to protect abortion access in the state's constitution. And in the battleground states of Michigan and Arizona, multiple Republican primary candidates were victorious after amplifying former President Trump's false claims that the 2020 presidential election was illegitimate.

  • Democrats close in on tax, climate and health bill: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Democrats close in on tax, climate and health bill

    S2022 E31 - 9m 58s

    It’s been a successful week for President Biden after a U.S. drone strike killed al-Qaida's top leader, and with celebrations on the CHIPS and PACT acts and job numbers exceeding expectations and calming recession fears. But he is also one step closer to reaching a landmark achievement on a bill tackling climate, health care and taxes -- legislation Republicans oppose but have no path to block.

  • Justice Department investigates former President Trump: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Justice Department investigates former President Trump

    S2022 E30 - 9m 18s

    The Jan. 6 committee's public hearings may be on hiatus but new details about their investigation continue to emerge. On Monday, video of unseen testimony from former President Trump's inner circle revealed more about his actions in the days around the Capitol attack. This came as Trump continued perpetuating the lie that the 2020 election was stolen amid a Justice Department probe.

  • Democrats strike deal on climate change and health care: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Democrats strike deal on climate change and health care

    S2022 E30 - 13m 49s

    The range of President Biden’s political fortunes this week was on full display. While the president dealt with grim economic reports that showed a slowing economy for a second straight quarter, he was also handed key legislative victories that included a reversal by West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, who backed a $739 billion deal to tackle climate change, health care costs and other initiatives.

  • ‘The Big Lie' explores Trump's denial of election results: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    ‘The Big Lie' explores Trump's denial of election results

    S2022 E30 - 10m 19s

    There were several notable developments this week related to the Jan. 6 investigation and former President Trump’s lies about the 2020 election. Jonathan Lemire, POLITICO's White House bureau chief and host of MSNBC's "Way Too Early," takes a look into those topics in his new book, “The Big Lie." He joins Yamiche Alcindor for our Washington Week Extra.

  • Jan. 6 panel focuses on Trump's inaction amid Capitol attack: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jan. 6 panel focuses on Trump's inaction amid Capitol attack

    S2022 E29 - 16m 31s

    The Jan. 6 panel centered much of Thursday's public hearing on the 187 minutes it took former President Trump to tell his supporters to go home after a violent mob broke into the Capitol. According to the committee, Trump chose not to act as part of a deliberate plan to delay certifying the vote and only told the rioters to leave after it was clear to him that they failed to stop the proceedings.

  • Biden tests positive for COVID as his approval rating drops: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biden tests positive for COVID as his approval rating drops

    S2022 E29 - 6m 13s

    President Biden this week tested positive for COVID-19, but he is experiencing mild symptoms and is working in quarantine from his residence. At age 79, the president is at a high risk for severe illness though he is vaccinated and twice boosted. This comes as the latest PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll shows his approval rating at the lowest point in his presidency.

  • The mystery of the Secret Service's missing text messages: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The mystery of the Secret Service's missing text messages

    S2022 E29 - 12m 26s

    This week, as the Jan. 6 committee held its eighth public hearing on the investigation into the Capitol insurrection, there were new revelations about the panel's search for missing text messages sent by the U.S. Secret Service members in the days surrounding the attack. Also, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon was convicted Friday on two counts of contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas.

  • Alarming new details from the latest Jan. 6 hearing: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Alarming new details from the latest Jan. 6 hearing

    S2022 E28 - 11m 24s

    The Jan. 6 committee this week held its seventh public hearing, charging that former President Trump planned in advance to call on his supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol. The panel also shared descriptions of an unhinged Oval Office meeting with discussions about declaring martial law and the federal government seizing voting machines, as new evidence continues to emerge.

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    Sunday
    Aug 14

    30 Minutes

    Robert Costa, CBS News; Caitlin Dickerson, The Atlantic; Evan Perez, CNN; Philip Rucker, The Washington Post.
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    Monday
    Aug 15

    30 Minutes

    Robert Costa, CBS News; Caitlin Dickerson, The Atlantic; Evan Perez, CNN; Philip Rucker, The Washington Post.
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    Monday
    Aug 15

    30 Minutes

    Robert Costa, CBS News; Caitlin Dickerson, The Atlantic; Evan Perez, CNN; Philip Rucker, The Washington Post.
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    Friday
    Aug 19

    30 Minutes

    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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    Friday
    Aug 19

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    Aug 20

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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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    Aug 20

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    Aug 20

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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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    Aug 20

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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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    Aug 20

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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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    Sunday
    Aug 21

    30 Minutes

    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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    Monday
    Aug 22

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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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    Aug 22

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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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    Friday
    Aug 26

    30 Minutes

    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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    Friday
    Aug 26

    30 Minutes

    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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    Saturday
    Aug 27

    30 Minutes

    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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    Saturday
    Aug 27

    30 Minutes

    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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    Saturday
    Aug 27

    30 Minutes

    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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    Aug 27

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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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    Aug 27

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