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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, March 17, 2023

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Washington Week full episode, March 17, 2023

Episodes

  • Washington Week full episode, February 17, 2023: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode, February 17, 2023

    S2023 E7 - 26m 46s

    Nikki Haley jumps in the race to challenge Trump for the GOP's nomination. Plus, President Biden defends his handling of the Chinese spy balloon and downing of three unidentified aerial objects. Join moderator Yamiche Alcindor, Zolan Kanno-Youngs of The New York Times, Scott MacFarlane of CBS News, Eva McKend of CNN and Ashley Parker of The Washington Post to discuss this and more.

  • Washington Week full episode, February 10, 2023: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode, February 10, 2023

    S2023 E6 - 26m 46s

    President Biden hits the road challenging Republicans in two key battleground states on the issue of entitlements following a State of the Union unlike any other. Join moderator Yamiche Alcindor, Errin Haines of The 19th, Peter Baker of The New York Times, Leigh Ann Caldwell of The Washington Post and Nikole Killion of CBS News to discuss this and more.

  • Washington Week full episode, January 20, 2023: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode, January 20, 2023

    S2023 E3 - 26m 46s

    The discovery of additional classified documents at President Biden’s home added more tension to an already growing problem. Plus, House Republicans are demanding spending cuts before they agree to raise the debt ceiling. Join moderator Yamiche Alcindor, Jonathan Lemire of Politico, Weijia Jiang of CBS News, Nia-Malika Henderson of CNN and Lisa Desjardins of PBS NewsHour to discuss this and more.

  • Washington Week full episode, January 13, 2023: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode, January 13, 2023

    S2023 E2 - 26m 46s

    The DOJ takes action after classified documents are found in President Biden’s former office and Delaware home. Plus, the GOP has its own problems as calls grow for one new lawmaker to step down. Join moderator Laura Barrón-López, Nicholas Confessore of The New York Times, Nancy Cordes of CBS News, Eugene Daniels of Politico and Marianna Sotomayor of The Washington Post to discuss this and more.

  • Washington Week full episode, January 6, 2023: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode, January 6, 2023

    S2023 E1 - 26m 47s

    After days of failed votes to elect a new speaker, the House is in limbo and questions remain whether Kevin McCarthy can unite Republicans. Plus, President Biden and Mitch McConnell appear together to tout infrastructure. Join Yamiche Alcindor, Ali Vitali of NBC News, Susan Page of USA TODAY, Carl Hulse of The New York Times and Yasmeen Abutaleb of The Washington Post to discuss this and more.

Extras + Features

  • Lawmakers respond as bank failures fuel economic concerns: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lawmakers respond as bank failures fuel economic concerns

    S2023 E11 - 14m 7s

    Two bank failures exposed economic concerns this week. Trying to prevent more collapses, President Biden took the unusual step of promising that all depositors at those banks would be made whole. In Washington, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle want to know what went wrong and why bank management, and their regulators, were caught flat-footed, especially following the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Republicans divided over Ukraine aid as tensions rise: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Republicans divided over Ukraine aid as tensions rise

    S2023 E11 - 9m 8s

    Tensions between the U.S. and Russia are on the rise after a Russian fighter jet intentionally engaged with a U.S. drone over the Black Sea. It is the most direct confrontation between the two powers since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Back home, Republican presidential hopefuls are divided over what role the U.S. should have in protecting Ukraine.

  • Republican presidential hopefuls set their sights on Iowa: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Republican presidential hopefuls set their sights on Iowa

    S2023 E10 - 11m 39s

    As former President Trump prepares to visit Iowa on Monday, a new Des Moines Register-Mediacom Iowa poll shows the percentage of Iowa Republicans who say they’d definitely vote for him has dropped more than 20 points since June 2021. Florida Gov. Ron Desantis, who is eying a presidential run, and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who has declared her candidacy, traveled to Iowa this week.

  • Early battle lines are drawn on the debt ceiling debate: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Early battle lines are drawn on the debt ceiling debate

    S2023 E10 - 9m 28s

    Battle lines are emerging between Democrats and Republicans as the deadline to raise the debt ceiling looms. This as President Biden unveiled his proposed spending plan for the next fiscal year, while previewing his 2024 election priorities. The $6.8 trillion budget would increase spending for the military and social programs and raise taxes on some to reduce future deficits and fund Medicare.

  • Yamiche Alcindor's goodbye as she departs Washington Week: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Yamiche Alcindor's goodbye as she departs Washington Week

    S2023 E8 - 56s

    Friday marks Yamiche Alcindor's final time moderating Washington Week. After two years, she made the difficult decision to step away from the role to focus on commitments to NBC News as a Washington Correspondent and to finish her upcoming memoir.

  • Haley announces run for president, Biden focuses on economy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Haley announces run for president, Biden focuses on economy

    S2023 E7 - 16m 27s

    As President Biden focuses on the economy and pushes back on GOP demands for negotiations over raising the debt limit, another Republican jumped into the 2024 race. Trump didn't waste time criticizing her announcement, but he's facing other problems, including a Georgia investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

  • Biden defends handling of aerial objects after criticism: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biden defends handling of aerial objects after criticism

    S2023 E7 - 6m 42s

    President Biden defended his handling of the Chinese spy balloon and the downing of three other aerial objects. After days of criticism, Biden gave an update and said the three unidentified objects were probably not used for spying.

  • How the debt ceiling debate may end: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How the debt ceiling debate may end

    S2023 E5 - 15m 13s

    For the first time since Kevin McCarthy was elected House speaker, he and President Biden held a one-on-one meeting at the White House. They discussed a long list of priorities, including the ability to avoid a financial crisis. Biden is sticking to his position that he won’t negotiate on the debt limit while McCarthy says Republicans won’t take action without spending cuts.

  • Will renewed talk of police reform lead to real changes?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Will renewed talk of police reform lead to real changes?

    S2023 E5 - 8m 19s

    This week, hundreds attended the funeral of Tyre Nichols, the 29-year-old Black man who died after being beaten by Memphis police. At the service, Vice President Kamala Harris called for legislation to hold police accountable. Still, any meaningful progress toward passing police reform is an uphill battle.

  • Defeated candidate arrested in case of political violence: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Defeated candidate arrested in case of political violence

    S2023 E3 - 6m

    A former GOP New Mexico state House candidate was charged with multiple counts in connection with shootings at the Albuquerque homes of four Democratic elected officials. The news comes as officials revealed that U.S. Capitol Police investigated 7,501 threats against members of Congress last year.

  • Biden faces more scrutiny over classified documents: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biden faces more scrutiny over classified documents

    S2023 E3 - 17m 23s

    For the second straight week, President Biden is facing scrutiny over his handling of classified documents from his days as vice president and Republicans were quick to pounce after more papers were found. Plus, the U.S. hit its debt limit but House Republicans want to negotiate and say there must be spending cuts before they’ll agree to raise the borrowing cap.

  • House Republican leaders not calling for Santos to resign: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    House Republican leaders not calling for Santos to resign

    S2023 E2 - 10m 30s

    Kevin McCarthy finally realized his dream of wielding the speaker’s gavel. His first week on the job was relatively easy as Republicans passed several party-line bills. But a new split among House Republicans was revealed this week, how to deal with freshman New York Congressman George Santos, who is facing increasing pressure to resign.

Schedule

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    Monday
    Mar 20

    30 Minutes

    Fin Gómez, CBS News; Neil Irwin, Axios; Zolan Kanno-Youngs, The New York Times; Kayla Tausche, CNBC.
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    Monday
    Mar 20

    30 Minutes

    Fin Gómez, CBS News; Neil Irwin, Axios; Zolan Kanno-Youngs, The New York Times; Kayla Tausche, CNBC.
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    Friday
    Mar 24

    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
    Mar 24

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    Mar 25

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    Mar 25

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    Mar 25

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    Mar 25

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    Mar 25

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    Mar 25

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    Mar 25

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    Mar 25

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    Mar 26

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    Monday
    Mar 27

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    Mar 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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    Friday
    Mar 31

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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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    Mar 31

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    Apr 1

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    Apr 1

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    Apr 1

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