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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

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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

  • Biden Defends Voting Rights as Texas Democrats Flee: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Biden Defends Voting Rights as Texas Democrats Flee

    S2021 E29 - 25m 4s

    President Biden called out Republican lawmakers in a passionate speech addressing their ongoing battle to restrict voting rights. The panel also discussed shocking new reporting on former President Trump, and the growing threat of COVID-19 cases.

  • The U.S. Winds Down the War in Afghanistan: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The U.S. Winds Down the War in Afghanistan

    S2021 E28 - 25m 8s

    President Biden announced that all US troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of August. The panel also discussed what has unfolded in the 6 months following the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, Biden’s challenges abroad in Haiti & the Delta variant surge in the US.

    Panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Leigh Ann Caldwell of NBC News, Jacqueline Charles of Miami Herald, Weijia Jiang of CBS News

  • President Biden Visits Surfside After Deadly Collapse: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden Visits Surfside After Deadly Collapse

    S2021 E27 - 25m 4s

    President Biden met with families impacted by the condominium collapse near Miami, Fla. as rescue workers continue to search for survivors. The panel also discussed the House’s new select committee to investigate Jan. 6 & Biden’s missed vaccine COVID-19 goals.

    Panel: Yasmeen Abutaleb of The Washington Post, Jonathan Lemire of The Associated Press, Ayesha Rascoe of NPR, Jonathan Swan of AXIOS

  • President Biden’s Infrastructure Breakthrough: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden’s Infrastructure Breakthrough

    S2021 E26 - 25m 7s

    Is the bipartisan infrastructure deal already in danger of falling apart? The panel also discussed voting rights & Derek Chauvin’s sentencing for the murder of George Floyd.

    Panel: Zolan Kanno-Youngs of The New York Times, Eva McKend of Spectrum News, Mike Memoli of NBC News, Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News

  • President Biden & Vladimir Putin Face Off In Historic Summit: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden & Vladimir Putin Face Off In Historic Summit

    S2021 E25 - 24m 54s

    President Biden pressed Russian leader Putin on human rights, climate change, ransomware hacks & more at a summit in Geneva. The panel discussed what their conversation means for the U.S., plus the Supreme Court weighs in on the Affordable Care Act.

    Panel: Kaitlan Collins of CNN, Pete Williams of NBC News, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post, Garrett Haake of NBC News

  • President Joe Biden’s First Overseas Trip: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Joe Biden’s First Overseas Trip

    S2021 E24 - 22m 30s

    Biden is on his first trip abroad, promoting democracy as he meets with the G7 ahead of a meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The panel discussed the challenges abroad & VP Harris’s trip to Central America to deal with immigration. Ed O'Keefe of CBS News co-moderates.

    Panel: Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Anna Palmer of Punchbowl News, Vivian Salama of The Wall Street Journal

  • The Battle for Democracy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Battle for Democracy

    S2021 E23 - 22m 34s

    President Biden tasked Vice President Harris with protecting voting rights as states across the country enact strict new voting laws. The panel also discussed former President Trump’s plan for campaign-style rallies as he plots a return to the public eye.

    Panel: Leigh Ann Caldwell of NBC News, Astead Herndon of The New York Times, Anita Kumar of POLITICO, Annie Linskey of The Washington Post

  • George Floyd's Death: One Year Later: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    George Floyd's Death: One Year Later

    S2021 E22 - 25m 11s

    A year after George Floyd was murdered by former officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, the panel discussed what’s changed, what hasn’t and where racial justice and policing reforms stand in Capitol Hill.

    Panel: Trymaine Lee of MSNBC, Wesley Lowery of 60 Minutes+, Ayesha Rascoe of NPR, Sara Sidner of CNN

  • President Biden and The Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden and The Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire

    S2021 E21 - 25m 11s

    Israel and Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire but President Biden faces challenges to broker a more lasting peace. The panel also discussed the debate over a bipartisan commission to investigate the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th.

    Panel: Andrea Mitchell of NBC News & MSNBC, Rachel Scott of ABC News, Asma Khalid of NPR, Jeff Zeleny of CNN

  • New CDC Mask Guidelines & GOP Civil War: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New CDC Mask Guidelines & GOP Civil War

    S2021 E20 - 25m 10s

    Fully vaccinated Americans can now go maskless, according to new CDC guidelines. The panel also discussed House Republicans’ removal of Rep. Liz Cheney and President Biden’s response to the mounting crisis in the Middle East.

    Panel: Eugene Daniels of POLITICO, Kasie Hunt of NBC News, Susan Page of USA Today, Manu Raju of CNN

  • GOP Clash and Biden’s Latest COVID-19 Plans: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    GOP Clash and Biden’s Latest COVID-19 Plans

    S2021 E19 - 25m 10s

    House Republicans are poised to purge Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from leadership for speaking out against former President Trump’s election lies. The panel also discussed President Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine goal and his proposed economic plans.

    Panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Errin Haines of The 19th, Weijia Jiang of CBS News, Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News

  • President Biden’s First 100 Days: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden’s First 100 Days

    S2021 E18 - 25m 10s

    President Biden addressed a joint session of Congress in the week where his administration crossed 100 days in office. The panel discussed Biden’s progress on COVID-19 & his challenges on key issues. Rachel Scott of ABC News guest moderates.

    Panel: Geoff Bennett of NBC News, Lisa Desjardins of the PBS NewsHour, Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Ashley Parker of The Washington Post

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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