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Washington Week with The Atlantic 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 with The Atlantic full episode, 9/22/23

26m 45s

Republicans this week continued to fight over government funding, with pressure growing for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, just as Ukraine’s president visited Capitol Hill seeking weapons and aid. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Steve Inskeep of NPR’s Morning Edition, Vivian Salama of The Wall Street Journal and Manu Raju of CNN’s Inside Politics to discuss these stories and more.

Episodes

  • Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 9/22/23: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 9/22/23

    S2023 E38 - 26m 45s

    Republicans this week continued to fight over government funding, with pressure growing for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, just as Ukraine’s president visited Capitol Hill seeking weapons and aid. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Steve Inskeep of NPR’s Morning Edition, Vivian Salama of The Wall Street Journal and Manu Raju of CNN’s Inside Politics to discuss these stories and more.

  • Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 9/15/23: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 9/15/23

    S2023 E37 - 26m 45s

    Speaker Kevin McCarthy this week tried to appease his far-right members by opening an impeachment inquiry into President Biden, as Hunter Biden was indicted on federal firearms charges. Join guest moderator Laura Barrón-López, Leigh Ann Caldwell of The Washington Post, Andrew Desiderio of Punchbowl News, Weijia Jiang of CBS News and Heidi Przybyla of POLITICO to discuss these stories and more.

  • Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 9/8/23: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 9/8/23

    S2023 E36 - 26m 46s

    President Biden is in Asia seeking to counter China’s growing influence while Republicans hammer the president on his age and threaten to impeach him ahead of his son Hunter’s expected indictment. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Elisabeth Bumiller of The New York Times, Franklin Foer of The Atlantic and Nancy Youssef of The Wall Street Journal to discuss this and more.

  • Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 8/25/23: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 8/25/23

    S2023 E34 - 26m 46s

    Donald Trump surrendered to jail in Georgia after skipping the first GOP debate where his rivals denounced, but mostly defended, the former president. Join guest moderator Laura Barrón-López, Daniella Diaz of Politico, Domenico Montanaro of NPR, Toluse Olorunnipa of The Washington Post and Todd Zwillich of Vice News to discuss this and more.

  • Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 8/18/23: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 8/18/23

    S2023 E33 - 24m 10s

    As things stand now, reporters will spend much of 2024 running between campaign rallies and court appearances by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. Join The Atlantic editor-in-chief and moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Zolan Kanno-Youngs of The New York Times, Tia Mitchell of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Elaina Plott Calabro of The Atlantic to discuss this and more.

  • Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 8/11/23: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 8/11/23

    S2023 E32 - 24m 10s

    Donald Trump rails against the Biden administration as his defense team battles it out with the DOJ. Plus, the president heads west aiming to remind voters about his economic and legislative victories. Join The Atlantic editor-in-chief and moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Peter Baker of The New York Times, Laura Barrón-López of the PBS NewsHour and Adam Harris of The Atlantic to discuss this and more.

  • Washington Week full episode, Aug. 4, 2023: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode, Aug. 4, 2023

    S2023 E31 - 26m 46s

    For the first time, a former American president is charged with conspiring to stay in office after losing an election. But what does the most serious criminal case yet against Trump mean for him, the nation and the 2024 elections? Join guest moderator John Yang, Francesca Chambers of USA Today, Carrie Johnson of NPR, Hugo Lowell of The Guardian and Jeff Mason of Reuters to discuss this and more.

  • Washington Week full episode, July 28, 2023: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode, July 28, 2023

    S2023 E30 - 26m 47s

    Donald Trump’s legal issues worsen as he faces a likely second federal indictment. Plus, questions linger over the future of one of the most influential Republicans in Washington. Join guest moderator William Brangham, Peter Baker of The New York Times, Devlin Barrett of The Washington Post, Leigh Ann Caldwell of The Washington Post and Anita Kumar of Politico to discuss this and more.

  • Washington Week full episode, July 21, 2023: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode, July 21, 2023

    S2023 E29 - 26m 45s

    Donald Trump is put on notice by the special counsel related to efforts to overturn the 2020 election. His legal cases will challenge the justice system, presidential election process and democracy. Join moderator Laura Barrón-López, Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Fin Gomez of CBS News and Sadie Gurman of The Wall Street Journal to discuss this and more.

  • Washington Week full episode, July 14, 2023: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode, July 14, 2023

    S2023 E28 - 26m 46s

    President Biden notches wins expanding NATO and smoothing over tensions as Speaker McCarthy navigates a turbulent week after right-wing Republicans add culture war issues to typically bipartisan legislation. Join moderator Lisa Desjardins, Leigh Ann Caldwell of The Washington Post, Francesca Chambers of USA Today, Nia-Malika Henderson of CNN and Scott Wong of NBC News to discuss this and more.

Extras + Features

  • Concerns over America's aging leaders: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Concerns over America's aging leaders

    S2023 E35 - 9m 32s

    For the second time in as many months, the top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, froze at an event while answering questions from reporters. And a new poll shows three-quarters of the public thinks that President Biden, who is 80, is too old to serve another term as president.

  • New charges against Trump allege cover-up attempt: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New charges against Trump allege cover-up attempt

    S2023 E30 - 15m 51s

    While the country suffers through a relentless heat wave, a flurry of legal developments has dialed up the temperature on former President Trump. His lawyers met with special counsel Jack Smith’s team, hoping to prevent a federal indictment related to Trump’s alleged efforts to overturn his loss in the 2020 election. And for President Biden, his son’s legal issues aren’t going away as hoped.

  • Questions linger over McConnell's future after freeze-up: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Questions linger over McConnell's future after freeze-up

    S2023 E30 - 7m 45s

    This week, all of Washington was alarmed when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell seemed to freeze up mid-sentence. After nearly 20 seconds, he was helped away from the podium by his colleagues. The 81-year-old later came back, said he was fine, and has continued his work. But questions now linger over the future of one of the most influential Republicans in the Capitol.

  • GOP amendments could spell trouble defense bill passage: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    GOP amendments could spell trouble defense bill passage

    S2023 E28 - 12m 31s

    The House Freedom Caucus picked up a win after they pressured Speaker McCarthy to add controversial amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act. That includes bans on racial diversity programs and the military paying for gender-affirming care or covering travel for service members seeking an abortion. But what McCarthy gained with the right could jeopardize the bill’s ultimate passage.

  • What the NATO summit accomplished for Biden's campaign: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What the NATO summit accomplished for Biden's campaign

    S2023 E28 - 11m 3s

    President Biden is back in the U.S. after a historic trip to Europe. He recorded some potentially legacy-building wins, including the expansion of NATO with Finland and Sweden. But Biden left Ukraine wanting by refusing to push for NATO membership for now but reaffirming a pledge it will eventually be invited to join the alliance.

  • Biden touts economic policies as Trump, DeSantis feud again: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biden touts economic policies as Trump, DeSantis feud again

    S2023 E27 - 8m 4s

    Before leaving for his trip abroad, President Biden visited South Carolina, an early Democratic primary state, touting his economic policies and infrastructure investments. Elsewhere on the 2024 campaign trail, the feud between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former President Trump flared up again, this time after the DeSantis campaign attacked Trump for his previous support of some LGBTQ+ rights.

  • U.S. approves controversial cluster munitions for Ukraine: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    U.S. approves controversial cluster munitions for Ukraine

    S2023 E27 - 15m 15s

    Just as President Biden is set to meet with top European leaders, he announced the U.S. is providing more aid to Ukraine in the form of cluster munitions. The controversial weapons, banned by some 100 countries, are meant to boost Ukraine's counteroffensive against Russia. But the move is sure to upset members of Biden’s own party as he begins a critical five days on the world stage.

  • Consequences of Supreme Court's affirmative action ruling: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Consequences of Supreme Court's affirmative action ruling

    S2023 E26 - 12m 45s

    The Supreme Court released a series of historic rulings this week with far-reaching consequences for race, education, and elections in America. For the second year in a row, the Roberts court overturned years of legal precedent and ruled against widespread practice conservatives have long sought to end. This year it was affirmative action.

  • How Supreme Court decisions could impact 2024 election: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How Supreme Court decisions could impact 2024 election

    S2023 E26 - 10m 45s

    The Supreme Court ended the week with conservative victories on religious rights and the president's student loan forgiveness plan. But a ruling earlier in the week against the controversial independent state legislature theory rejected a Republican-led attempt to have more power over federal elections. The panel discusses the potential impact heading into the 2024 election.

  • U.S. and China tensions flare up after diplomatic visit: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    U.S. and China tensions flare up after diplomatic visit

    S2023 E25 - 11m 35s

    President Biden hosted the controversial prime minister of India looking to counter China’s global influence. It came as tensions between the U.S. and Beijing flared up when Biden referred to President Xi Jinping as a dictator. That was just a day after Antony Blinken's delicate diplomatic visit to China, the first visit by a U.S. secretary of state in five years.

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