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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.

President Biden’s First Year in Office

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.

Episodes

  • Debt Deadlines and Threats to Democracy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Debt Deadlines and Threats to Democracy

    S2021 E41 - 25m 17s

    President Biden continues to face an uphill battle to get his legislative agenda passed. He traveled beyond the beltway to Michigan this week to try and drum up support, but the real challenge is on Capitol Hill. Biden brought business leaders to the White House on Wednesday to drive home the risk of not lifting the debt ceiling, saying the GOP is playing “Russian roulette” with the U.S. economy.

  • Political Divisions Threaten President Biden’s Agenda: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Political Divisions Threaten President Biden’s Agenda

    S2021 E40 - 25m 18s

    Democrats clashed over the size of President Biden’s infrastructure package, as Congress passed a bill to avoid a federal government shutdown before the deadline. The panel also discussed America’s continued division over COVID vaccines and mandates, plus a look into the testimony from military leaders on the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • Jan 6 Committee Issues Subpoenas To Trump Allies: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jan 6 Committee Issues Subpoenas To Trump Allies

    S2021 E39 - 25m 17s

    The House Committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol has issued subpoenas to four of former President Trump’s closest aides. The subpoenas cited reporting in “Peril”, co-authored by Bob Woodward of The Washington Post and former Washington Week moderator and National Political Reporter at The Washington Post, Robert Costa. The panel also discussed criticism of the Biden administration

  • Washington Braces For Trump Supporter Rally on Sept. 18: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Braces For Trump Supporter Rally on Sept. 18

    S2021 E38 - 25m 17s

    A rally in support of insurrectionists who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6th is set to take place this weekend. The panel discussed new reporting on the transition of power between former President Trump and President Biden from Bob Woodward and former Washington Week moderator Robert Costa’s new book “Peril.” Plus, the panel takes a look into the latest news on COVID-19 booster shots, President

  • The 20-Year Anniversary Of September 11: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The 20-Year Anniversary Of September 11

    S2021 E37 - 25m 18s

    In a special edition of Washington Week, the panel takes an in-depth look at the 20 years since 9/11, featuring journalists who covered the attacks and their aftermath. The panel also discussed the legacy of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the increased targeting of Muslim Americans and people of color, and what comes next as the country grapples with increased threats of domestic terrorism.

  • America’s Longest War Ends: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    America’s Longest War Ends

    S2021 E36 - 25m 18s

    The U.S. has fully completed its withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war. The panel discussed the criticism President Biden is facing from Republicans and Democrats as he continues to defend his decision, plus a look into the battle over abortion rights, and the deadly impacts of climate change in the U.S.

  • Attack on Kabul Airport: What’s Next?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Attack on Kabul Airport: What’s Next?

    S2021 E35 - 25m 20s

    Days after President Biden warned of potential terror threats, explosions outside of Kabul’s airport in Afghanistan killed over 100 people, including U.S. service members. The panel also discussed President Biden’s challenges as evacuations of Americans and Afghan allies continue, and what comes next for the country.

  • Crisis in Afghanistan: What’s Happening Now & What’s Next?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crisis in Afghanistan: What’s Happening Now & What’s Next?

    S2021 E34 - 22m 44s

    The panel took an in-depth look at the crisis in Afghanistan and what’s next for the nation. The panel also discussed how the U.S. is handling evacuations as President Biden faces pressure to do more for the Afghan interpreters, and how the crisis could have been prevented. Pete Williams of NBC News guest moderates.

  • U.S. Deploys 3,000 Troops Back To Afghanistan: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    U.S. Deploys 3,000 Troops Back To Afghanistan

    S2021 E33 - 22m 44s

    The deepening crisis in Afghanistan has led the Pentagon to deploy troops back to help American personnel and Afghan interpreters evacuate cities under threat from the Taliban. The panel also discussed the Delta variant spiking across the country and the latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation.

  • COVID-19 Resurges & Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Controversy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    COVID-19 Resurges & Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Controversy

    S2021 E32 - 25m 20s

    As the Delta variant surges across the country, the panel discussed officials struggling to get more Americans vaccinated. The panel also discussed increasing calls on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign following the investigation that concluded he sexually harassed multiple women.

  • House Committee Holds First Hearing On U.S. Capitol Riot: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    House Committee Holds First Hearing On U.S. Capitol Riot

    S2021 E31 - 25m 20s

    On Tuesday, the Jan. 6 House select committee investigating the Capitol attack heard from four police officers in a powerful hearing. The panel also discussed new COVID-19 mandates and the deepening health crisis as the Delta variant surges across the country.

  • White House Ramps Up Efforts As Delta Variant Spikes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    White House Ramps Up Efforts As Delta Variant Spikes

    S2021 E30 - 25m 20s

    COVID-19 continues to sweep its way across the country, putting unvaccinated Americans at the highest risk. The panel discussed vaccine skepticism, the select committee to investigate Jan. 6th, and new reporting on former President Trump’s reaction to the insurrection

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.

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