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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

  • 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

  • The Jan. 6 Investigation and What Comes Next for Congress: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Jan. 6 Investigation and What Comes Next for Congress

    S2021 - 16m 27s

    The conversation about the Jan. 6 attack continues on the Washington Week Extra. The panel discussed the Congressional investigation, misinformation, and the latest reporting on the pipe bomb that was discovered outside DNC headquarters on Jan. 6, 2021.

  • Inflation Nation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Inflation Nation

    S2021 - 9m 40s

    Inflation is at a 40-year high and the Biden administration is under pressure to take action. The panel discussed supply chain issues and other challenges to the economy.

  • President Biden’s Challenges: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    President Biden’s Challenges

    S2021 - 15m 45s

    On the anniversary of taking office, President Biden faces challenges on all fronts and seeks to distance himself from the progressive wing of his party. The panel discussed new reporting about Chief of Staff Ron Klain, the future of voting rights and what’s to come in 2022.

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