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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, May 20, 2022

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Washington Week full episode, May 20, 2022

Episodes

  • Washington Week full episode, May 6, 2022: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode, May 6, 2022

    S2022 E18 - 26m 45s

    A bombshell scoop by Politico this week revealed five Supreme Court justices support overturning Roe v. Wade. Plus, former President Trump’s grip on the GOP was on full display in Ohio and Indiana primary races. Join moderator Yamiche Alcindor, Julia Ainsley of NBC News, Josh Gerstein of Politico, Jonathan Martin of The New York Times and Abby Phillip of CNN as they discuss these stories and more.

  • Washington Week full episode, April 8, 2022: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode, April 8, 2022

    S2022 E14 - 26m 45s

    Russian atrocities against civilians are drawing global outrage as Russia shifts its battle lines to eastern Ukraine and President Biden doubles down on his condemnation of President Putin. Then, Ketanji Brown Jackson makes history, becoming the first Black woman confirmed to the Supreme Court.

  • 13: Details on Trump's call logs emerge in probe of Capitol: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    13: Details on Trump's call logs emerge in probe of Capitol

    S2022 E13 - 26m 45s

    New revelations surfaced from the congressional investigation into the Capitol attack about former President Trump’s White House call logs during the siege, a new NBC poll shows many American blame President Biden for inflation rather than Russia's war with Ukraine, and Russia changes tactics as the invasion enters its sixth week and Kyiv and Moscow hold peace talks.

  • Biden Travels to Europe and An Historic SCOTUS Confirmation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biden Travels to Europe and An Historic SCOTUS Confirmation

    S2022 E12 - 25m 38s

    President Biden travels to Brussels and Poland for emergency meetings with western allies, aimed at solidifying support for Ukraine. And Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court, endures a marathon - and at times contentious - two days of questioning on Capitol Hill.

  • The War in Ukraine Continues With No End In Sight: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The War in Ukraine Continues With No End In Sight

    S2022 E11 - 25m 51s

    As the war in Ukraine enters its fourth week, Russia continues targeting civilians. After Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s emotional appeal to Congress, asking for more military support and a no-fly zone, the panel discusses what's next for Ukraine, and China’s possible involvement in the conflict.

  • The Devastation of War: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Devastation of War

    S2022 E10 - 22m 59s

    It’s been almost three weeks since Russia invaded Ukraine. The death toll is rising and Europe is now seeing the largest exodus of refugees since World War II. Meanwhile, at home, there is bipartisan support for President Biden’s actions to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin, but, Republicans argue President Biden bears some responsibility for the rise in gas prices.

  • President Biden’s First Year in Office: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden’s First Year in Office

    S2022 E9 - 25m 58s

    This week marked one year since President Biden took office and he is currently facing pressures from all sides. COVID-19 cases are surging as the Omicron variant spreads, inflation is at a 40-year high, Democrats’ voting rights legislation was blocked in Congress and tensions are high with Russia over Ukraine.

Extras + Features

  • Grief and anger in Buffalo as nation mourns racist attack: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Grief and anger in Buffalo as nation mourns racist attack

    S2022 E20 - 15m 1s

    In Buffalo, an alleged gunman driven by white supremacist ideology murdered 10 people and injured three more at a supermarket. Most of the victims were Black, making it one of the deadliest racist massacres in recent American history. President Biden traveled to Buffalo to grieve with the community as the House passed a bill to tackle domestic terrorism that has yet to gain Senate approval.

  • Primary elections spotlight Trump’s hold on the GOP: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Primary elections spotlight Trump’s hold on the GOP

    S2022 E20 - 7m 58s

    Critical primary elections were held this week in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. In the Tarheel state, candidates endorsed by former President Trump had mixed results. In Pennsylvania, GOP Senate candidates Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick are locked in a tight race to challenge Democrat John Fetterman as election denier Doug Mastriano won the Republican primary for governor.

  • New biography captures George Floyd's life: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New biography captures George Floyd's life

    S2022 E20 - 13m 51s

    On our Washington Week Extra, we explore a breakout biography on George Floyd's life titled, “His Name is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice.” Washington Post reporters Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa, who co-authored the book, join Yamiche Alcindor to discuss.

  • U.S. reaches a million COVID deaths amid deadlock on funding: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    U.S. reaches a million COVID deaths amid deadlock on funding

    S2022 E19 - 10m 34s

    The U.S. this week reached 1 million deaths from COVID-19, a tragic new milestone in the pandemic that comes amid new warnings of an upcoming surge in infections. A battle is now underway on Capitol Hill that will determine President Biden's request for billions in additional funding for testing, vaccines and treatment.

  • Will abortion rights be a factor in midterm elections?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Will abortion rights be a factor in midterm elections?

    S2022 E19 - 12m 34s

    The fallout from the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on Roe v. Wade continued this week, with the issue likely to play a role in this year’s midterm elections. A vote in the Senate to protect abortion access failed, as demonstrators staged protests outside the homes of some Supreme Court justices. Meanwhile, the power of former President Trump's endorsement was seen in GOP primary races.

  • GOP seeks source of leak, Dems try to secure abortion rights: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    GOP seeks source of leak, Dems try to secure abortion rights

    S2022 E18 - 18m 48s

    A leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion sent shockwaves across the nation this week with revelations that the majority of justices support overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark case that has federally protected a woman’s right to an abortion. Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed the authenticity of the text but said it is not final, while also announcing an investigation into the leak.

  • 'This Will Not Pass' uncovers new revelations about Jan. 6: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    'This Will Not Pass' uncovers new revelations about Jan. 6

    S2022 E18 - 14m 44s

    The newly released book “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden and the Battle for America’s Future,” contains eye-opening findings on the actions of former President Trump, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and others, in the days surrounding Jan. 6. New York Times national political correspondents Alex Burns and Jonathan Martin, who co-authored the book, join Yamiche Alcindor to discuss.

  • Trump's influence on display in key Republican primary races: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trump's influence on display in key Republican primary races

    S2022 E18 - 4m 5s

    Former President's Trump's impact on the Republican Party was highlighted this week as the primary election season began in Ohio and Indiana, where the majority of the candidates he supported scored victories in key races. Chief among the winners was Senate candidate JD Vance, an author and venture capitalist, who was once a Trump critic before turning into a vocal supporter.

  • Biden requests billions for Ukraine as Putin warns the West: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biden requests billions for Ukraine as Putin warns the West

    S2022 E17 - 13m 46s

    With Russia's invasion of Ukraine now in its tenth week, Russian missiles struck Kyiv as the U.N. secretary general was visiting. That came amid fears the war could expand beyond Ukraine’s borders. Russian President Putin warned the West that any outside interference in the conflict would be met with a quick response, while President Biden asked Congress for $33 billion more in aid for Ukraine.

  • VP Harris catches COVID, Fauci walks back pandemic comments: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    VP Harris catches COVID, Fauci walks back pandemic comments

    S2022 E17 - 6m 33s

    COVID-19 struck deep within the White House this week when Vice President Kamala Harris's office announced that she had tested positive for the virus. The revelation came as Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden, raised eyebrows when he told the PBS NewsHour Tuesday that the U.S. is now "out of the pandemic phase," a comment he later walked back.

  • Biden moves to end Title 42 amid backlash on Capitol Hill ov: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biden moves to end Title 42 amid backlash on Capitol Hill ov

    S2022 E17 - 3m 6s

    President Biden is facing pressure from Republicans and Democrats over his repeal of a Trump-era immigration restriction known as Title 42. The policy has forced migrants seeking asylum to remain in Mexico because of health concerns during the pandemic. Now, the Department of Homeland Security is focusing on how to handle a likely influx of migrants if Title 42 is lifted.

  • After three months of war, what has Russia gained?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    After three months of war, what has Russia gained?

    S2022 E16 - 11m 50s

    As the war in Ukraine enters its third month, we take a look at Putin’s claims of victory in Mariupol and how the U.S. is responding to the conflict. Join Yamiche, Dan Balz of the Washington Post, Laura Barrón-López of Politico and David Sanger of the New York Times as they discuss the latest developments.

Schedule

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    Washington Week

    Friday
    May 20

    30 Minutes

    Toluse Olorunnipa, The Washington Post; Robert Samuels, The Washington Post; Kelsey Snell, NPR.
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    Washington Week

    Friday
    May 20

    30 Minutes

    Toluse Olorunnipa, The Washington Post; Robert Samuels, The Washington Post; Kelsey Snell, NPR.
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    Washington Week

    Saturday
    May 21

    30 Minutes

    Toluse Olorunnipa, The Washington Post; Robert Samuels, The Washington Post; Kelsey Snell, NPR.
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    Washington Week

    Saturday
    May 21

    30 Minutes

    Toluse Olorunnipa, The Washington Post; Robert Samuels, The Washington Post; Kelsey Snell, NPR.
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    Washington Week

    Saturday
    May 21

    30 Minutes

    Toluse Olorunnipa, The Washington Post; Robert Samuels, The Washington Post; Kelsey Snell, NPR.
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    Washington Week

    Saturday
    May 21

    30 Minutes

    Toluse Olorunnipa, The Washington Post; Robert Samuels, The Washington Post; Kelsey Snell, NPR.
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    Washington Week

    Saturday
    May 21

    30 Minutes

    Toluse Olorunnipa, The Washington Post; Robert Samuels, The Washington Post; Kelsey Snell, NPR.
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    Washington Week

    Saturday
    May 21

    30 Minutes

    Toluse Olorunnipa, The Washington Post; Robert Samuels, The Washington Post; Kelsey Snell, NPR.
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    Washington Week

    Saturday
    May 21

    30 Minutes

    Toluse Olorunnipa, The Washington Post; Robert Samuels, The Washington Post; Kelsey Snell, NPR.
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    Washington Week

    Saturday
    May 21

    30 Minutes

    Toluse Olorunnipa, The Washington Post; Robert Samuels, The Washington Post; Kelsey Snell, NPR.
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    Washington Week

    Sunday
    May 22

    30 Minutes

    Toluse Olorunnipa, The Washington Post; Robert Samuels, The Washington Post; Kelsey Snell, NPR.
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    Washington Week

    Monday
    May 23

    30 Minutes

    Toluse Olorunnipa, The Washington Post; Robert Samuels, The Washington Post; Kelsey Snell, NPR.
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    Washington Week

    Monday
    May 23

    30 Minutes

    Toluse Olorunnipa, The Washington Post; Robert Samuels, The Washington Post; Kelsey Snell, NPR.
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    Washington Week

    Friday
    May 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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    Washington Week

    Friday
    May 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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    Washington Week

    Saturday
    May 28

    30 Minutes

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

    Saturday
    May 28

    30 Minutes

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

    Saturday
    May 28

    30 Minutes

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

    Saturday
    May 28

    30 Minutes

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

    Saturday
    May 28

    30 Minutes

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

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