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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

  • President Joe Biden’s First Full Week in Office: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode for January 29, 2021

    S2021 E5 - 24m 38s

    President Biden marked his first full week as president, rolling back many of former President Trump’s policies & working to tackle the pandemic & other national crises. Amna Nawaz of The PBS NewsHour guest moderates.

    Panel: Garrett Haake of NBC News, Weijia Jiang of CBS News, Sarah Kliff of The New York Times, Anita Kumar of POLITICO

  • President Biden & Vice President Harris Take Office: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode for January 22, 2021

    S2021 E4 - 24m 37s

    President Biden was sworn in as the 46th president alongside Kamala Harris, his barrier-breaking Vice President, both working to reunite the nation & combat the raging virus. Amna Nawaz of The PBS NewsHour guest moderates.

    Panel: Laura Barron-Lopez of Politico, Errin Haines of The 19th, Anna Palmer of Punchbowl News, Ashley Parker of The Washington Post

  • President Trump’s Second Impeachment & A Nation on Edge: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode for January 15, 2021

    S2021 E3 - 24m 37s

    President Trump is now the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. The panel discusses how the nation is bracing for the inauguration of President-elect Biden as well as a second Trump impeachment trial. Yamiche Alcindor of The PBS NewsHour guest moderates.

    Panel: Peter Baker of The New York Times, Geoff Bennett of NBC News, Seung Min Kim for The Washington Post, Pierre Thomas for ABC News

  • Mob Storms the Capitol, Congress Affirms Biden's Win: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mob Storms the Capitol, Congress Affirms Biden's Win

    S2021 E2 - 24m 37s

    As Congress met to confirm President-elect Biden’s win, hundreds of President Trump’s supporters stormed into the Capitol. Democrats are calling for him to resign & calling for invoking the 25th Amendment or moving toward impeachment. Yamiche Alcindor of The PBS NewsHour guest moderates.

    Panel: Nancy Cordes of CBS News, Astead Herndon of The New York Times, Philip Rucker of The Washington Post

  • The New Washington: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Washington Week full episode for January 1, 2021

    S2021 E1 - 24m 28s

    Just days before a divided Congress is sworn in and weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, the panel discussed the Georgia runoff elections that will determine the future of the Senate, Joe Biden’s incoming administration & the future of Washington after President Trump leaves office.

    Panel: Yamiche Alcindor of The PBS NewsHour, Peter Baker of The New York Times, Susan Page of USA

  • President Biden’s First Year in Office: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden’s First Year in Office

    S2021 - 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.

  • Sedition Charges, Voting Rights and COVID Confusion: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sedition Charges, Voting Rights and COVID Confusion

    S2021 - 25m 54s

    This week, 11 members of the Oath Keepers, including founder Stewart Rhodes, were charged with seditious conspiracy for their involvement with the Jan. 6 riot. President Biden pushed for a key part of his agenda--voting rights. The panel also discussed the spread of Omicron and economic issues.

  • Jan. 6 and the Future of Democracy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jan. 6 and the Future of Democracy

    S2021 - 26m 3s

    Washington Week marks the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The panel discussed the investigations into the attack, voting rights, misinformation and the future of American democracy.

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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