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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, 7/12/24

26m 46s

This was supposed to be the week that settled President Biden’s political fate. But one press conference and many closed-door meetings later, he’s still twisting in the wind. Join guest moderator Franklin Foer, Mark Leibovich of The Atlantic, Saleha Mohsin of Bloomberg, Ashley Parker of The Washington Post and Ali Vitali of NBC News to discuss this and more.

Episodes

  • Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 7/12/24: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 7/12/24

    S2024 E28 - 26m 46s

    This was supposed to be the week that settled President Biden’s political fate. But one press conference and many closed-door meetings later, he’s still twisting in the wind. Join guest moderator Franklin Foer, Mark Leibovich of The Atlantic, Saleha Mohsin of Bloomberg, Ashley Parker of The Washington Post and Ali Vitali of NBC News to discuss this and more.

  • Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 7/5/24: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 7/5/24

    S2024 E27 - 26m 47s

    The Supreme Court made history this week by issuing a landmark ruling that dramatically expands the power of the presidency and helps to protect Donald Trump from criminal prosecution. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Joan Biskupic of CNN, Jan Crawford of CBS News and Charlie Savage of The New York Times to discuss this and more.

  • Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 6/28/24: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 6/28/24

    S2024 E26 - 26m 46s

    President Biden’s debate goal was to draw the starkest contrast between himself and Donald Trump. Democrats are now melting down over his performance, asking the previously forbidden question: will he leave the race? Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Leigh Ann Caldwell of The Washington Post, Eugene Daniels of Politico, Nikole Killion of CBS News and Mark Leibovich of The Atlantic to discuss more.

  • Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 6/21/24: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 6/21/24

    S2024 E25 - 26m 45s

    We’re just days away from watching Joe Biden and Donald Trump, two men whose combined age is 159, debate in front of a television audience of millions. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Anne Applebaum of The Atlantic, Zolan Kanno-Youngs of The New York Times, Jonathan Karl of ABC News and Vivian Salama of The Wall Street Journal for a look at what to expect when the rivals take the stage.

  • Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 6/14/24: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 6/14/24

    S2024 E24 - 26m 46s

    The deep rift between Republicans and Democrats around the American justice system grew this week and Donald Trump returned to Capitol Hill where GOP lawmakers embraced him as the leader of the party. Join guest moderator Lisa Desjardins, Leigh Ann Caldwell of The Washington Post, Francesca Chambers of USA Today, Evan McMorris-Santoro of Notus and Sabrina Siddiqui of The Wall Street Journal.

  • Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 6/7/24: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 6/7/24

    S2024 E23 - 24m 9s

    In this special edition of Washington Week with The Atlantic, moderator Jeffrey Goldberg sits down with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman to discuss the conflicts in the Middle East and President Biden’s response.

  • Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 5/31/24: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 5/31/24

    S2024 E22 - 24m 10s

    For the first time in American history, a former president, who is also his party’s presumptive nominee for president, has been found guilty in a felony criminal trial. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Peter Baker of The New York Times, Ashley Parker of The Washington Post, Asma Khalid of NPR and McKay Coppins of The Atlantic to discuss this and more.

  • Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 5/24/24: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 5/24/24

    S2024 E21 - 26m 46s

    What’s next in Donald Trump’s historic trial and how the outcome is likely to play on the campaign trail. Plus, a look at Justice Alito’s flags and the vice presidential sweepstakes. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Josh Gerstein of Politico, Mara Liasson of NPR, Ed O’Keefe CBS News and Nancy Youssef of The Wall Street Journal to discuss this and more.

  • Washington Week with the Atlantic full episode, 5/17/24: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with the Atlantic full episode, 5/17/24

    S2024 E20 - 26m 46s

    Closing arguments are coming next week in Donald Trump's criminal trial in New York. We look at Michael Cohen’s testimony and if the probable 2024 Republican nominee will be running as a convicted felon. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Laura Barrón-López of PBS NewsHour, Eugene Daniels of Politico, Susan Glasser of The New Yorker and Steve Inskeep of NPR to discuss this and more.

  • Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 5/3/24: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 5/3/24

    S2024 E18 - 26m 45s

    President Biden is dealing with a Middle East crisis partially beyond his control and he’s feeling the fallout at home. Now, Biden and Trump are trying to figure out how to turn the conflict and campus unrest to their advantage. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Eric Cortellessa of Time, Franklin Foer of The Atlantic, Asma Khalid of NPR and Nancy Youseff of The Wall Street Journal to discuss more.

  • Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 4/26/24: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 4/26/24

    S2024 E17 - 26m 37s

    Crucial American military aid is on the way to Ukraine thanks in part to the work of the Speaker of the House. Plus, Donald Trump is on trial for alleged shenanigans related to payoffs to an adult film actress. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Peter Baker of The New York Times, Laura Barrón-López of PBS NewsHour, David Drucker of The Dispatch and Mara Liasson of NPR to discuss this and more.

Extras + Features

  • Biden digs in as more Democrats call for him to leave the race: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biden digs in as more Democrats call for him to leave the race

    S2024 E28 - 19m 22s

    Two weeks after President Biden’s disastrous debate performance, he continues to hang on to his candidacy by his fingernails. The number of Democrats calling for him to leave the race keeps ticking upwards, but it’s hardly a tidal wave. And the president’s performance at a press conference Thursday was just fluent enough to prevent a total collapse of his campaign.

  • Does Biden have a path to victory against Trump?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Does Biden have a path to victory against Trump?

    S2024 E28 - 4m 52s

    On the eve of Trump’s coronation at the Republican convention, Biden seems more determined than ever to press on. But Democratic anxiety about a Trump landslide cannot be easily dismissed.

  • Presidential immunity and the future of American democracy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Presidential immunity and the future of American democracy

    S2024 E27 - 14m 31s

    It’s been a tumultuous and unsettling time in the nation's capital. A week after what could be one of the most important debates in American presidential history, the Supreme Court ruled that Donald Trump is substantially immune to charges that he tried to overturn the last election. The panel discusses what it means for the 2024 presidential race and for the future of our democracy.

  • The Supreme Court's polarization and political implications: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Supreme Court's polarization and political implications

    S2024 E27 - 9m 18s

    The Supreme Court wrapped up its term this week after a series of significant and contentious rulings. The panel discusses the dynamics of the court and the political implications of the polarization between the conservative supermajority and liberal dissenting voices.

  • Trump's debate lies escape spotlight amid fallout over Biden's performance: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trump's debate lies escape spotlight amid fallout over Biden's performance

    S2024 E26 - 3m 34s

    We just saw one of the most unusual debates in the history of American politics. One candidate, a convicted felon, made up stories, claimed achievements that aren’t his to claim, leveled insults and blustered his way past legitimate questions about his role in Jan. 6. And then there’s the guy who lost the debate. The sitting president seemed pale, tentative, befuddled, and at times incoherent.

  • How Biden's debate style changed over the years: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How Biden's debate style changed over the years

    S2024 E25 - 10m 32s

    Zolan Kanno-Youngs went back and watched all of President Biden's appearances in presidential and vice presidential debates since 1987. The panel discusses how his style has evolved over the years.

  • Who has more to prove in the first 2024 debate between Biden and Trump: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Who has more to prove in the first 2024 debate between Biden and Trump

    S2024 E25 - 13m 18s

    President Biden and the man he defeated in 2020, Donald Trump, will make their respective cases to the American people in a debate next week. Both are unpopular, they are more or less tied in recent polls, and both men are older than our previous oldest president. Only one is a convicted felon, yet the pressure is on Biden to prove that he has what it takes to continue in office.

  • How the campaigns plan to attract battleground state voters: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How the campaigns plan to attract battleground state voters

    S2024 E24 - 12m 49s

    Former President Trump returned to Capitol Hill and met with Republican lawmakers who are fully embracing him as the leader of the party. The panel discusses Trump's desire to expand the electoral map and how Democrats are trying to counter him and other Republicans.

  • The rift between GOP, Democrats around the justice system: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The rift between GOP, Democrats around the justice system

    S2024 E24 - 11m 19s

    Former President Trump and Republicans continue to rail against the Justice Department after his conviction on 34 felony counts in New York. Meanwhile, President Biden vows he won’t interfere after his son was found guilty on federal gun charges. The panel discusses the different ways Republicans and Democrats view the American justice system and how it could affect the election.

  • Will Trump's guilty verdict matter to voters?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Will Trump's guilty verdict matter to voters?

    S2024 E22 - 14m 40s

    A New York jury has spoken, finding Donald Trump guilty of engaging in a financial scheme to keep the adult film actress Stormy Daniels quiet. The reaction of Republican leaders was to rally around Trump. Evangelical leaders also doubled-down on their support. The panel discusses if any of it will matter to voters.

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