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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, August 12, 2022

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Washington Week full episode, August 12, 2022

Episodes

  • A Conversation with Newsroom Decision Makers: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Conversation with Newsroom Decision Makers

    S2021 E53 - 26m 46s

    Four of Washington’s top editors joined the panel to discuss the challenges of reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic, misinformation, race and our increasingly divided politics.

  • Omicron Spike and The Fight Over Build Back Better: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Omicron Spike and The Fight Over Build Back Better

    S2021 E52 - 26m 46s

    This week as Omicron spiked, President Biden sought to reassure the country and announced new actions to protect Americans and help communities and hospitals battle the new variant. The panel also discussed the latest on Build Back Better and President Biden’s relationship with Sen. Manchin.

  • New Details on Jan 6 and COVID Spiking Again: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New Details on Jan 6 and COVID Spiking Again

    S2021 E51 - 25m 50s

    This week, the House of Representatives voted to hold former President Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in criminal contempt for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena. The panel also discussed the latest on voting rights, the status of President Biden’s agenda in Congress, and the U.S. reaching the grim milestone of 800,000 COVID-19 deaths.

  • Defending Democracy: At Home and Abroad: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Defending Democracy: At Home and Abroad

    S2021 E50 - 26m 2s

    President Biden has been defending democracy abroad and domestically, including holding a call with President Putin as Russian troops gather at the Ukrainian border. The panel also discussed vaccine mandates, the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion and the politics of race in the United States.

  • A New COVID Variant and the Fight Over Abortion Rights: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A New COVID Variant and the Fight Over Abortion Rights

    S2021 E49 - 24m 10s

    As anxiety over the omicron variant mounts, the battle over abortion rights heats up. The panel also discussed the Jan. 6 committee’s push for former Trump administration officials to testify.

  • Crime and Punishment in Washington, Kenosha: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crime and Punishment in Washington, Kenosha

    S2021 E47 - 25m 50s

    The nation's eyes are on Kenosha, WI after Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges. Meanwhile, the trial of the men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery continues. And in Washington, Democrats censure Rep. Paul Gosar and push forward with Biden’s agenda.

  • Infrastructure, Inflation and New Details on Jan 6th: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Infrastructure, Inflation and New Details on Jan 6th

    S2021 E46 - 26m 4s

    Steve Bannon faced indictment for failing to appear before Congress, as the Jan 6 committee issued more subpoenas to former Trump aides. And the Biden administration pledged to fight surging inflation as they sold their infrastructure bill and pushed moderates to vote for their social spending plan.

  • Republicans Win in Virginia as Biden Fights for his Agenda

    S2021 E45 - 25m 18s

    Tuesday’s elections left the GOP feeling hopeful and ready for the midterms. Democrats are reeling from key losses and close calls. The panel also discussed Biden’s agenda in Congress and at COP26 earlier this week.

  • President Biden’s Big Gamble | Washington Week | October 29,: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden’s Big Gamble | Washington Week | October 29,

    S2021 E44 - 25m 17s

    The panel discussed the challenges of President Biden's Build Back Better framework and his second international trip abroad. The Washington Week Extra returns next Friday! Don't miss it streaming online on YouTube or on our website.

  • Biden Agenda on The Line: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biden Agenda on The Line

    S2021 E43 - 25m 18s

    As the pressure to pass President Biden’s Build Back Better infrastructure plans mounts, our panel dissects what’s included in Biden’s economic agenda and looks ate the voting rights battle. Also, the House select committee unanimously votes in support of holding Stephen K. Bannon in contempt, and Trump files suit against the National Archives to keep his presidential records sealed.

  • Culture Wars and Economic Challenges: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Culture Wars and Economic Challenges

    S2021 E42 - 25m 18s

    Culture wars dominating American politics and Virginia governor's race may hinge on hot-button issues like abortion rights and critical race theory.  All of this is playing out as President Biden's poll numbers sink, as former Trump administration officials face deadlines to cooperate with Congress's Jan. 6 committee, and as Republican governors push back on vaccine mandates.

Extras + Features

  • President Biden as the Consoler in Chief: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden as the Consoler in Chief

    S2021 E51 - 12m 26s

    President Biden has made empathy and his own history of loss central to his political identity. On Wednesday, he visited communities devastated by the tornadoes in Kentucky, promising that the federal government would step up to help.

  • The Washington Week Bookshelf: "The 1619 Project": asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Washington Week Bookshelf: "The 1619 Project"

    S2021 E50 - 15m 5s

    The New York Times Magazine’s Nikole Hannah-Jones joined Yamiche Alcindor to discuss her new books “The 1619 Project.” She also discussed the politics and history of race in America as well as how this history continues to impact the nation today.

  • The Exoneration of 2 Men Convicted of Killing Malcolm X: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Exoneration of 2 Men Convicted of Killing Malcolm X

    S2021 E47 - 18m 17s

    The panel explored a major update in the 1965 assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X. Two men who were found guilty of the killing were exonerated after spending more than 20 years in prison.

  • The Nation's Divide over Critical Race Theory

    S2021 E45 - 14m 50s

    The conversation continues on the historic gubernatorial race and what comes next for the nation. The panel discussed the debate over critical race theory, how students are being taught in Virginia schools, and how the issue connects to history.

  • The Politics of Blue Origin

    S2021 E42 - 13m 48s

    This week, William Shatner, Star Trek's Captain Kirk, blasted into space on a Blue Origin rocket. The panel discusses the rise of space tourism and the simultaneous growth of economic inequality.

  • EXTRA: Facebook Under Fire: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    EXTRA: Facebook Under Fire

    S2021 E41 - 14m 4s

    Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told lawmakers that the company knowingly spread misinformation and hate that contributed to the Capitol insurrection. The panel discussed the implications of Facebook’s outage this week.

  • Police Reform Negotiations Hit Roadblock: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Police Reform Negotiations Hit Roadblock

    S2021 E40 - 11m 4s

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on police reform after months of negotiations. The panel discussed what went wrong, why the bill failed to pass, and what comes next in the effort to hold law enforcement accountable for the violence against Black Americans.

  • The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Peril”

    S2021 E39 - 16m 2s

    The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and former Washington Week moderator Robert Costa join moderator Yamiche Alcindor an in-depth discussion into the explosive reporting from their new book “Peril” on the challenging transition of power between the Trump and Biden administration.

  • U.S. Gymnasts Testimony on Larry Nassar Investigation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    U.S. Gymnasts Testimony on Larry Nassar Investigation

    S2021 E38 - 18m 34s

    Earlier this week, four elite gymnasts testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, detailing the failures in the handling of the sexual abuse investigation on former USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The panel discussed the implications of the testimonies, the flaws in the FBI’s handling of the case, and more.

Schedule

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    Sunday
    Aug 14

    30 Minutes

    Robert Costa, CBS News; Caitlin Dickerson, The Atlantic; Evan Perez, CNN; Philip Rucker, The Washington Post.
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    Monday
    Aug 15

    30 Minutes

    Robert Costa, CBS News; Caitlin Dickerson, The Atlantic; Evan Perez, CNN; Philip Rucker, The Washington Post.
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    Monday
    Aug 15

    30 Minutes

    Robert Costa, CBS News; Caitlin Dickerson, The Atlantic; Evan Perez, CNN; Philip Rucker, The Washington Post.
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    Washington Week

    Friday
    Aug 19

    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
    Aug 19

    30 Minutes

    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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    Saturday
    Aug 20

    30 Minutes

    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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    Aug 20

    30 Minutes

    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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    Aug 20

    30 Minutes

    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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    Saturday
    Aug 20

    30 Minutes

    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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    Saturday
    Aug 20

    30 Minutes

    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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    Sunday
    Aug 21

    30 Minutes

    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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    Monday
    Aug 22

    30 Minutes

    A panel of journalists provides reporting and analysis of the major stories emanating from the United States capital.
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    Monday
    Aug 22

    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
    Aug 26

    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
    Aug 26

    30 Minutes

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