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C-SPAN's The Weekly shares recordings from the past 40 years of politics connecting it with today's political discourse. Using audio taken from C-SPAN's vast Video Library, each episode focuses on a theme tied to current events providing a unique perspective on today's news. You can conduct your own search of the Video Library at C-SPAN.org.

C-SPAN's The Weekly shares recordings from the past 40 years of politics connecting it with today's political discourse. Using audio taken from C-SPAN's vast Video Library, each episode focuses on a theme tied to current events providing a unique perspective on today's news. You can conduct your own search of the Video Library at C-SPAN.org.

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C-SPAN's The Weekly shares recordings from the past 40 years of politics connecting it with today's political discourse. Using audio taken from C-SPAN's vast Video Library, each episode focuses on a theme tied to current events providing a unique perspective on today's news. You can conduct your own search of the Video Library at C-SPAN.org.

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English

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Episodes

A True Crime Thriller: Who was Deep Throat?

6/23/2022
Who was Deep Throat? That was the mystery that swirled around media and political circles for decades. In this episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly" -- the second of two podcasts in which we mark the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in -- we remember all the speculation, guesses, and flat-out finger-pointing over who was the Washington Post's secret Watergate source. We now know who supplied Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein with inside information ... but only after he lied about it. Learn...

Duration:00:20:30

Watergate 50th Anniversary: G. Gordon Liddy As a Radio Talk Show Host

6/16/2022
Marking the 50th anniversary of Watergate? This episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly" joins the memories, reflection, and nostalgia by remembering ... G. Gordon Liddy. After the Watergate break-in and a jail sentence, the "Plumbers" leader reinvented himself as a nationally syndicated radio talk show host. That's where we pick up the story. The late Watergate mastermind G. Gordon Liddy -- broadcaster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:11

Watergate 50th Anniversary: G. Gordon Liddy As a Radio Talk Show Host

6/16/2022
Marking the 50th anniversary of Watergate? This episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly" joins the memories, reflection, and nostalgia by remembering ... G. Gordon Liddy. After the Watergate break-in and a jail sentence, the "Plumbers" leader reinvented himself as a nationally syndicated radio talk show host. That's where we pick up the story. The late Watergate mastermind G. Gordon Liddy -- broadcaster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:15

Roe v. Wade: Justice Harry Blackmun's Legacy

6/9/2022
It seems that Roe v. Wade is always in the news, always a part of the political debate. It's been that way for nearly 50 years since the Supreme Court decided the landmark abortion case. Justice Harry Blackmun wrote the opinion legalizing abortion. In this episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly" we look back at Justice Blackmun -- what he said about his legacy being forever associated with that famous opinion.... and the big prediction he flat out got wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:17:45

Congress Prayers After School Shootings

6/2/2022
Often after mass shootings, you hear Senators and Congressmen say that more than thoughts and prayers were needed in reaction to the tragedies. That was the case once again after the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas. But there are people in Congress whose job it is to specifically provide prayers -- the Chaplains. In this episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly," we hear prayers offered by Chaplains opening the House and Senate following decades' worth of mass shootings in America's...

Duration:00:14:38

Memorial Day 1993: President Clinton is booed at Vietnam Veterans Memorial

5/25/2022
Presidents are no strangers to getting booed. But what about getting booed by war veterans when making a speech at a war memorial on Memorial Day? In this episode of C-SPAN's podcast "The Weekly" -- themed for Memorial Day -- we remember the rough reaction President Bill Clinton faced when he spoke at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1993. Clinton was the first president to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day. But was met with boos and catcalls from war veterans who weren't...

Duration:00:09:56

P.J. O'Rourke: Reporter? Satirist? Remembering Him As Both

5/19/2022
When P.J. O'Rourke died recently, he left behind a legacy of very funny articles, very funny books ... and very funny C-SPAN appearances. In this episode of C-SPAN's podcast "The Weekly," we play some of the conservative writers best moments on C-SPAN and BookTV -- and try to find out what he considered himself: a reporter, a satirist, or both. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:56

The "Odd Couple": The Unlikely Friendship of Senators Orrin Hatch and Ted Kennedy

5/12/2022
Orrin Hatch was the longest-serving Republican in U.S. Senate history. But his legacy was more than longevity. Orrin Hatch was close friends with Ted Kennedy... The Kennedy-Hatch bipartisan friendship ... The Odd Couple, as Senator Hatch called it ... That's the part of Orrin Hatch's Senate legacy we'll explore in this episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:14

30 Years of asking the abortion question at Supreme Court confirmation hearings

5/3/2022
This week. a look back at 30 years of Supreme Court justice nominees being asked about their positions on abortion and Roe v. Wade. This topic is particularly noteworthy right now because the Supreme Court recently heard an oral argument about a Mississippi law that is a direct challenge to the Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which established the legal right to abortion in the United States. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:29

Special comedy episode: Joe Biden Dinner Jokes

4/26/2022
With President Biden set to appear at the April 30 White House Correspondents' Association dinner (watch/listen LIVE on C-SPAN Networks), the C-SPAN podcast "The Weekly" looks back at past media dinners: Jokes told about Joe Biden, jokes told by Joe Biden. A special all comedy podcast to prepare you for the first presidential appearance at the WHCA dinner since 2016. No ticket or proof of vaccination required to listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:21

Biden and McConnell: Longtime Opponents, Longtime Friends

4/21/2022
President Biden and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell rarely see eye-to-eye on politics and policy. Yet over the years both have publicly remarked about their friendship, and have praised each other personally. In this episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly," we remember the nicer things President Biden and Senator McConnell have said about each other. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:58

We Lost Don Young, But We Still Have Earmarks

4/14/2022
When Rep. Don Young (R-AK) died recently, he left behind several records: longest-serving Republican in the history of the House, Alaska's only U.S. House member from 1973 until his death, and last remaining member of the House who was there on March 19, 1979 -- when live TV coverage of Congress began. But one element of Rep. Young's legacy remains earmarks. They're back, under a different name and different rules, but still, they're back. In the next episode of C-SPAN's podcast "The...

Duration:00:19:07

Baseball is back! Let's revisit the 2005 House hearing on steroids!

4/7/2022
How to mark the Opening Day of the new Major League Season? The most obvious way possible: by remembering the 2005 House hearing into alleged steroid abuse and cheating. In this episode of C-SPAN's podcast "The Weekly," we replay what some of baseball's biggest stars told Congress about steroid use among Major League players. And how important it is to be a role model for the kids. Today, none of them are in the Hall of Fame. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:11

Those times Joe Biden called Milošević "a damn war criminal"

3/31/2022
President Biden recently says he thinks Russian president Putin is a war criminal. It's not the first time he's called a foreign leader was a war criminal. In the latest episode of C-SPAN's podcast "The Weekly," we return to the mid-90s -- and the war in Bosnia. Then-Senator Biden met with Slobodan Milošević. Out of that meeting came a story Biden would repeatedly tell -- how, to his face, he called the Serb leader a "damn war criminal." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:17:25

Greatest Hits From Ukraine's Ambassador to the U.N. Sergiy Kyslytsya

3/24/2022
You likely are quite familiar with Ukraine President Zelensky. But what about Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations, Sergiy Kyslytsya? If you haven't been paying attention to him, you really should start. Ever since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began, Ambassador Kyslytsya has been slashing at the Russian delegation with the kind of biting language you normally don't hear from a diplomat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:37

TV cameras in the Supreme Court? Here's what every Justice Nominee Said

3/17/2022
Every current Justice of the Supreme Court has been asked a version of this question in his or her nomination hearing: Do you support putting TV cameras in the Supreme Court to televise oral arguments. In the latest episode of C-SPAN's podcast "The Weekly," on the eve of the hearing for President Biden's pick for Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, we replay what each of the nominees said in response to the question. Plus, we report what the American people think about putting...

Duration:00:20:45

Ukraine and Congress: Personal and Family Connections

3/10/2022
Several members of Congress -- both current and past -- have direct, personal connections to Ukraine. Parents and grandparents who immigrated to America from Ukraine -- and even one current freshman Representative who was born in Ukraine. In the latest episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly," we hear the personal stories of members of Congress whose ancestry is linked to Ukraine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:15

Oliver Stone's "JFK" Conspiracy Theory Movie -- 30 Years Later & An Update

3/3/2022
This week's "The Weekly" podcast marks 30 years since Oliver Stone's "JFK" movie about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy ignited a firestorm of controversy in political/Hollywood circles. We remember when, in 1992, the moviemaker both addressed National Press Club -- singling out specific reporters for the attack -- and testified in Congress. And we update with news on the release of records related to the JFK assassination -- under a law that passed Congress the same year "JFK"...

Duration:00:13:11

Killing Terrorist Leaders Right Before State of Union Address

2/24/2022
With President Biden's State of Union address just days away, we look back at the 2020 State Of the Union address. Two years ago, President Trump discussed the killing of terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani -- and got big applause. In his State of the Union address, will President Biden mention his killing of an ISIS leader? We'll consider that question -- and remember Trump's many mentions of Soleimani on the 2020 campaign trail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:49

"The Comeback Kid": 30 Years Ago, Bill Clinton Won the New Hampshire Primary By Coming in 2nd

2/17/2022
Thirty years ago, Bill Clinton came in second in the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary. But "The Comeback Kid" won the story line -- on his way to winning the 1992 nomination and then the White House. In this episode of C-SPAN's "The Weekly," we remember one of the most surprising and dramatic presidential primaries in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation history -- 30 years ago this month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:47