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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.

Washington Week full episode, December 2, 2022

24m 10s

House Democrats elect a new, historic leadership team as Republicans disagree over who should lead as they take power. Plus, the Jan. 6 committee weighs whether to make criminal referrals to the Justice Department. Join moderator Yamiche Alcindor, Nia-Malika Henderson of CNN, Michael C. Bender of The New York Times, Weijia Jiang of CBS News and Asma Khalid of NPR to discuss these stories and more.

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  • Jan. 6 committee could soon announce criminal referrals: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jan. 6 committee could soon announce criminal referrals

    S2022 E48 - 3m 57s

    With only weeks left to complete their work and before Democrats lose power in the House, the January 6 committee met to discuss whether to make criminal referrals to the Justice Department. Members say the probe’s final report will be released later this month. Plus, the founder of the Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes, was found guilty of seditious conspiracy for his role in the Capitol attack.

  • McCarthy struggles to secure votes to become speaker: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    McCarthy struggles to secure votes to become speaker

    S2022 E48 - 17m 11s

    House Democrats celebrated this week as they elected a new and younger leadership team. Meanwhile, Republican leader Kevin McCarthy is expected to be the next Speaker of the House, but he has yet to secure the votes needed to be elected to the position as some hardliners in the Freedom Caucus continue to withhold their support.

  • Did anti-LGBTQ rhetoric motivate Colorado Springs shooter?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Did anti-LGBTQ rhetoric motivate Colorado Springs shooter?

    S2022 E47 - 11m 2s

    In Colorado Springs, a gunman opened fire inside an LGBTQ nightclub long considered to be a safe space for the community within the historically conservative city. The panel discusses if recent anti-LGBTQ rhetoric may have motivated the deadly mass shooting.

  • Some Republicans speak out against Trump's role in the GOP: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Some Republicans speak out against Trump's role in the GOP

    S2022 E47 - 9m 50s

    A rift is growing among Republicans over the party’s current and future leaders. This week, prominent members of the GOP called on the party to put former President Trump behind them after multiple election losses. Still, Trump remains popular among many in the base which will be critical to winning the presidential nomination.

  • How midterms impact Trump's plan to launch campaign: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How midterms impact Trump's plan to launch campaign

    S2022 E45 - 11m 28s

    Former President Trump is widely expected to announce another run for the White House next week. But some Republicans are openly criticizing him after the GOP's performance in the midterms. Plus, President Biden has also signaled he intends to run but has left the door open that, perhaps, he may not. The panel discusses the questions swirling within both parties about the future.

  • Why the red wave fell flat: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Why the red wave fell flat

    S2022 E45 - 11m 24s

    While it’s still unclear at this time which party will control the House or the Senate, what is certain is that the Republican red wave simply did not happen. The panel discusses why it fell flat and what it means for the Biden administration's agenda for the next two years.

  • Republicans, Democrats focus on economy in final days: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Republicans, Democrats focus on economy in final days

    S2022 E43 - 12m 19s

    With less than two weeks until Election Day, President Biden and Democrats are telling voters if the GOP takes control of Congress, the threat of government shutdowns, defaults and other cuts will create economic chaos. But Republicans are arguing they are best qualified to get the economy back on track and are confident a red wave is coming.

  • Pelosi attack highlights concerns over political violence: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pelosi attack highlights concerns over political violence

    S2022 E43 - 11m 6s

    The brutal attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband comes as threats to American lawmakers are at an all-time high. The incident highlights recent concerns over political violence in the years following the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

  • Midterm candidates meet face-to-face before Election Day: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Midterm candidates meet face-to-face before Election Day

    S2022 E42 - 16m 18s

    This election season has been notable for the limited number of debates, but several candidates in key races went face-to-face this week. The panel analyzes the performances as midterm candidates clashed over guns, abortion and the future of democracy.

  • Do Democrats have any hope of holding onto Congress?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Do Democrats have any hope of holding onto Congress?

    S2022 E42 - 6m 45s

    The midterm election is just 18 days away and Republicans are feeling confident about their chances of winning control of the House and the Senate. Democrats had been hoping they could hold onto power, but gas prices and inflation are on the rise again and back at top of voter concerns.

  • Analyzing the first week of the new Supreme Court term: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Analyzing the first week of the new Supreme Court term

    S2022 E40 - 6m 51s

    The U.S. Supreme Court term is underway with oral arguments in an Alabama redistricting case that challenges the state’s new congressional map as it dilutes Black voter strength. It also marked the debut of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the court.

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