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C-SPAN's The Weekly, go beyond the headlines of the stories shaping the conversation in Washington and across the country with interviews that provide background and context to the issues and events dominating the news cycle
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C-SPAN's The Weekly, go beyond the headlines of the stories shaping the conversation in Washington and across the country with interviews that provide background and context to the issues and events dominating the news cycle






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Episode 50: Sen. David Perdue (R-GA)

Our guest this week on C-SPAN's The Weekly Podcast is Georgia Republican Senator David Perdue. Elected in 2014, Senator Perdue is a Fortune 500 businessman and a strong deficit hawk. He joins us to talk about American's 21 trillion-dollar debt and how it is one of the greatest threats to national security.


Episode 49: Nina Jankowicz

Our guest this week is Nina Jankowicz, a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center. She joins us to talk about the North Atlantic Trade Alliance, commonly known as NATO. She gives the history of the organization, how it is funded, and what's next.


Episode 48: Sheila Tate

Our guest this week is Sheila Tate, she provides a close look at Former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Shelia Tate served as Mrs. Reagan's press secretary from 1981 till 1985. She later co-founded the public relations firm Powell-Tate. From the White House Years….to President Reagan's long goodbye as he battled Alzheimer's, she shares stories from her newly released book, "Lady in Red: An Intimate Portrait of Nancy Reagan."


Episode 46: Llewellyn King

Our guest this week is Llewellyn King, the executive producer and host of "White House Chronicle." His career began at the age of 16 as a foreign correspondent for Time Magazine in Zimbabwe. He soon moved to London and then landed in Washington DC. In April 1968 he aws a reporter for The Washington Daily News and covered the riots which borke out after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. He describes what the city and country looked like, 50 years ago.


Episode 46: Dennis Wilder

Our guest this week is Dennis Wilder...a former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for East Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, he now teaches at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He joins us to talk about North Korea. What will a possible summit between the United States and North Korea look like? Professor Wilder explains the history, the issues, and offeres advice to President Trump as both sides plan for these potentially historic...


Episode 45: John Lawrence

Our guest this week is John Lawrence, a veteran congressional hill staffer who retired after 38 years in Congress. Including a tenture as Chief of Staff to Democratic leader and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He joins us to talk about his new book The Class of 1974, which looks at the so called 'Watergate Babies', the group of representatives that came into office after the resignation of President Richard Nixon. He also discusses the roots of partisanship on Capitol Hill and what...


Episode 44: James Jones

Our guest this week is James Jones, a former Member of Congress and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Our conversation focuses on 50 years ago when Ambassador Jones was President Lyndon Johnson's appointment secretary. He shares with us his never before heard account of the night President Johnson announced he would not seek re-election.


Episode 43: Christopher Glazek

Our guest this week is Christopher Glazek of Esquire Magazine, who's piece titled "The Secretive Family Making Billions from the Opioid Crisis," focuses on the Sackler Family. Forbes Magazine put the family's wealth at around 14 billion in 2015. Most of that comes from Purdue Pharma, which makes Oxycotin. Now our discussion about the Sackler family and ties to the opioid crisis facing America.


Episode 42: Peter Irons

This week our guest is Peter Irons, a retired Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego and the author of the book "A People's History of the Supreme Court." On February 26th, we launch the second season of Landmark Cases, an in depth look at tweleve important Supreme Court decisions. Dr. Irons spoke with us about a few of those including McCulloch v. Maryland and Plessy v. Ferguson.


Episode 41: Matt Schlapp

This week our guest is American Conservative Union Chair Matt Schlapp. C-PAC is the oldest conservative lobbying organization in the country. Later this month his organization will host the annual "C-PAC" conference outside Washington, D.C. Following President Trump's first year in office, we spoke to Mr. Schlapp about the history of C-PAC, the Republican agenda, and the upcoming midterm elections.


Episode 39: Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell on Infrastructure

This week: This week we take at the state of America's infrastructure with former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. He's also the co-founder of Building America's Future, an organization committed to improving the US infrastructure system.


Episode 38: Cokie Roberts on Congress

This week: Our guest this is week is Cokie Roberts, a political commentator for ABC News and National Public Radio and the author of six New York Times bestsellers on women in America. American politics is at a crossroads. Cokie Roberts gives her insights into the current relationship between Capitol Hill and the White House and what could come next.


Episode 37: Michael Beschloss on the LBJ Tapes

This week: The LBJ tapes- President Lyndon Baines Johnson and the audio recordings made during his presidency. We spoke with presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss. He's the author of two books examining the recordings, "Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964" and "Reaching for Glory: Lyndon Johnson's Secret White House Tapes, 1964-1965."


Episode 36: Bruce Riedel on Saudi Arabia

This week we take a look at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Bruce Riedel. He is a senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institution. He's also the author of "Kings and Presidents: Saudi Arabia and the United States Since FDR."


Episode 35: William Doyle on the History of Guns in the U.S.

This week we look at the history of guns in America with Author William Doyle. He's the written a number of books including, "American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms," which he co-wrote with the late Chris Kyle of "American Sniper" fame.


Episode 34: Ambassador Gary Locke on China and the U.S.

This week we look at the history of on U.S.-China relations from President Nixon's historic visit in 1972 through today. We get the perspective of Ambassador Gary Locke, who served as the United States' envoy to China from 2011 to 2014. President Trump visits the country this week as part of a five-nation Asian tour.


Episode 33: Michael McCann on Sports and the Federal Government

This week we're joined by Michael McCann for a discussion on the history of the federal government's involvement with college and professional sports. He is the director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute at the University of New Hampshire School of Law as well as a regular contributor to Sports Illustrated.


Episode 32: Blaine Harden on the Korean War

This week author and journalist Blaine Harden joins us to discuss his book 'King of Spies,' and how the Korean Peninsula continues to be impacted by a war fought more than 50 years. It created the De-Militarized Zone along the 38th Parallel and tensions for every U.S. President since Harry Truman.


Episode 31: Steve Liesman on the Stock Market and Your Money

This week we're joined by CNBC Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman for a crash-course on economics, focusing on how the federal government and stock market impact the national economy.


Episode 30: C-SPAN Executive Chairman Brian Lamb on the Creation of C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio was launched on October 9th, 1997. To mark the 20th anniversary, we spoke with C-SPAN Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Brian Lamb about the creation of the radio station, the evolution of C-SPAN, and the importance of our mission.


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