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Saturdays & Sundays with Jonathan Capehart

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On “The Saturday Show” and “The Sunday Show,” host and Washington Post Columnist Jonathan Capehart examines the high stakes surrounding key issues affecting communities across America. Drawing upon his years of experience covering Washington politics through four presidents, Capehart cuts through the political noise to bring you compelling, in-depth interviews and unique perspectives.

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On “The Saturday Show” and “The Sunday Show,” host and Washington Post Columnist Jonathan Capehart examines the high stakes surrounding key issues affecting communities across America. Drawing upon his years of experience covering Washington politics through four presidents, Capehart cuts through the political noise to bring you compelling, in-depth interviews and unique perspectives.

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Episodes

The Sunday Show With Jonathan Capehart: April 7, 2024

4/7/2024
On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart': Congress returns to work this week with a full plate of pressing issues, including growing frustration over the Israel-Hamas War, funding for Ukraine, the future of Speaker Mike Johnson and whether Democrats will help Johnson keep his job if Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene follows through on her motion to vacate. Rep. Gerry Connolly from Virginia and Rep. Ro Khanna from California share their thoughts with me. Florida’s Supreme Court cleared the way for a strict abortion ban, but also put the issue on the ballot this November. How that could shake up the presidential race as Donald Trump says he'll have something to say about abortion this week. Rep. Barbara Lee, co-chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus, tells me what's at stake. All that and more on “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”

Duration:00:41:19

The Saturday Show With Jonathan Capehart: April 6, 2024

4/6/2024
On this week's episode of 'The Saturday Show with Jonathan Capehart': How a deadly air strike on a humanitarian aid convoy in Gaza is changing the dynamic of President Biden’s relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. I will speak to Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) about why she and other lawmakers are now calling on President Biden to put conditions on U.S. military aid for Israel. Plus, Avril Benoit of Doctors Without Borders will talk about how the deadly strike on aid workers highlights the dangers faced by relief organizations operating in Gaza. Closer to home, If Donald Trump wins the White House, he promises a nationwide roundup of undocumented immigrants and a focus on discrimination -- against white people. The person at the center of both policies: Stephen Miller. Jelani Cobb and Jean Guerrero will dive into this part of the chaos promised by Trump 2.0. All that, plus “Exvangelicals,” on “The Saturday Show with Jonathan Capehart."

Duration:00:34:52

Introducing: Saturdays & Sundays with Jonathan Capehart

4/5/2024
On “The Saturday Show” and “The Sunday Show,” host and Washington Post Columnist Jonathan Capehart examines the high stakes surrounding key issues affecting communities across America. Drawing upon his years of experience covering Washington politics through four presidents, Capehart cuts through the political noise to bring you compelling, in-depth interviews and unique perspectives.

Duration:00:00:36

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: March 31, 2024

3/31/2024
On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart': During the most sacred week for Christians, Donald Trump peddles a $60 bible while doing many things that seem un-Christian. Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis and historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat are here to discuss the real meaning of Easter and why Trump's ramblings on religion are an unholy mess and just another page out of the autocratic playbook. The former president is also facing a deadline to pay a $175M bond in his fraud trial and is still going after the judge in his hush-money trial. Kristy Greenberg is here to talk about why the current gag order on Trump may not be enough to silence him. And everything may not happen for a reason. I spoke with author Brian Klaas, whose new book explores how history is often driven by random events and flukes. All that and more on “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”

Duration:00:41:50

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: March 24, 2024

3/24/2024
On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart': Desperate and dangerous. Donald Trump is staring down a deadline to hand over a bond of more than $450 million in his New York civil fraud case, and it’s not clear where he’ll get the money. If he doesn't pay, Attorney General Letitia James could seize some of the former president's assets. Jonathan Capehart asks Former National Security Advisor and former U.N. advisor Susan Rice's to weigh in on the national security risk of Trump’s legal debts, and whether he should get intelligence briefings after becoming the official GOP Presidential nominee, given his foreign entanglements and cozy relationships with dictators and autocrats. Plus, President of Reproductive Freedom for All, Mini Timmaraju, joins the Sunday Show to preview how the Supreme Court might rule on access to Mifepristone. And the potential impact of third-party candidates in the 2024 Presidential election. All that and more on "The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart."

Duration:00:41:14

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: March 17, 2024

3/17/2024
On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart': President Biden and Donald Trump officially clinched their party nominations for 2024. But for Trump, it's 2020 all over again with the same violent, anti-democracy, anti-immigrant, rhetoric. But this time, it’s worse because he warns of a "bloodbath" if he's not re-elected. I'll get a reaction from Quentin Fulks, Principal Deputy Campaign Manager for the Biden-Harris Campaign and Steve Phillips, founder of Democracy in Color. As Arizona faces a critical primary Tuesday, we'll go inside the fight to enshrine abortion access in the state constitution and how it could affect the presidential election in November. And I’ll pay tribute to two giants in the battle for equality in America: Civil Rights heroine Dorie Ladner, who fought for racial justice in Mississippi and beyond, plus LGBTQ activist David Mixner, best known for challenging then-president Bill Clinton's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in the United States military. All that and more on “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”

Duration:00:42:18

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: March 10, 2024

3/10/2024
On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: an exclusive, behind-the-scenes sit-down interview with President Biden, where he opens up about making his case for re-election and his connection with a voting bloc he can't win without: Black Americans. Rep. James Clyburn, a national Biden campaign co-chair, offers his insights on the interview and the widespread reaction to the President's comments. Former RNC chair Michael Steele also joins me to discuss Donald Trump installing MAGA loyaliststo lead the Republican National Committee, including an election denier as chairman and his daughter-in-law as co-chair. Special Counsel Robert Hur will testify this week before Congress, even though he's already announced no charges will be brought against President Biden for his handling of classified documents. Rep. Glenn Ivey of the Judiciary Committee reveals what's really going on. All that plus Aunt Gloria and more on “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”

Duration:00:42:30

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: March 3, 2024

3/3/2024
On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart': as President Biden prepares to deliver his high stakes State Of The Union address to Congress and the nation, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre joins me with a preview of what he will say and why this speech is so critical right now. Vice President Harris makes a passionate call for an immediate six-week ceasefire in Gaza as diplomatic efforts intensify in the Middle East and Washington. The Washington Post’s David Ignatius offers insights on the prospects of a ceasefire in Gaza and trouble brewing in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s war cabinet. Also this week, Donald Trump and Nikki Haley prepare to face off in 16 states on Tuesday, including Colorado, which could see a Supreme Court ruling tomorrow on its efforts to keep Trump off the ballot. All that and more on “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”

Duration:00:41:20

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: February 25, 2024

2/25/2024
On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart': Trump trounced Haley in her home state of South Carolina by 20 percentage points, and she just lost some powerful financial support. But the latest primary results hold some warning signs for Donald Trump. Asa Hutchinson, the former presidential candidate, unpacks the implications for the election and the GOP’s future, and I asked him if he would support Trump as a Republican nominee. Saturday marked two years since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, and 31,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed so far, according to Ukraine’s president. As Republicans continue to block much-needed military aid, we'll take a closer look at potential backup plans to get Ukraine the help it desperately needs. We’ll also get an inside look at the extreme policies Donald Trump and his allies are planning on abortion and immigration if he wins a second term. All that and more on “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”

Duration:00:42:07

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: February 18, 2024

2/18/2024
On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart': Speaker Mike Johnson is under mounting pressure after sending the House on a two-week recess as critical aid for Ukraine hangs in the balance, Donald Trump puts America's allies on edge and a budget shutdown looms. Rep. Andy Kim of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and former DNC Chair Howard Dean join me to discuss the mounting pressure to act. I talk to Maya Wiley about the fiery court testimony of Fulton County DA Fani Willis last week and what it says about race, gender, and her case against Donald Trump. Also, designer B Michael talks about the stunning looks he created for the iconic actress, Cicely Tyson, and their unique bond of friendship and fashion. All that and more on “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”

Duration:00:41:32

Special preview of Into America presents: Uncounted Millions

2/15/2024
On Into America presents: Uncounted Millions: The Power of Reparations, award-winning MSNBC correspondent Trymaine Lee dives into one of today’s most pressing debates: reparations. Months ago, Trymaine discovered the little-known story of Gabriel Coakley and it blew his mind. In the midst of the Civil War, Coakley was among a handful of Black people who found a way to get compensated for slavery by the US government. On Uncounted Millions, Trymaine talks to Coakley’s descendants about how reparations forever changed their family’s trajectory. And as more cities and states consider the issue at a policy level, he imagines how reparations might shape the whole of Black America. Listen to this special preview now. And follow the show: https://link.chtbl.com/iapum_fdlw

Duration:00:06:12

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: February 11, 2024

2/11/2024
On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart': In a rare Sunday vote, a critical aid bill for Ukraine and Israel passes a key hurdle in the Senate as Donald Trump says he'd let Russia attack America's NATO allies if they don't pay their member dues. Senator Chris Van Hollen of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee offers his thoughts. California Gov. Gavin Newsom tells me about the moment he went rogue 20 years ago tomorrow when he was mayor of San Francisco and issued the city's first same sex-marriage licenses. And A closer look at why the phrase "working class voters" has become synonymous with Whites, and why African-American workers need to be included in this political conversation. Acclaimed historian Blair LM Kelley discusses her powerful new book. All that and more on “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”

Duration:00:41:19

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: February 4, 2024

2/4/2024
On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart': breaking news out of Capitol Hill this evening. We now have the details on a Senate bill on the border and foreign aid, a bill that Speaker Mike Johnson said is dead on arrival in the House. Our Capitol Hill correspondent has the details. Democratic Representative Pramila Jayapal also shares her thoughts on the bill’s prospects and the general chaos in Congress over border security. And a Mixed Bag; President Biden wins big in the Democrat's first presidential primary in South Carolina. But new NBC News polling numbers indicate signs of trouble to come. I'll break down the campaign strategy with DNC Chair Jaime Harrison. Plus, my one-on-one conversation with Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the real reason he thinks Taylor Swift has conspiratorial conservatives freaking out. All that and more on “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”

Duration:00:43:51

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: January 28, 2024

1/28/2024
On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart': The first U.S. military fatalities in the Middle East after a drone attack on a base in northeast Jordan. Plus, California Rep. Maxine Waters joins Jonathan Capehart to discuss the baseless Articles of Impeachment against Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas over the border crisis, and Donald Trump’s effort to block a bipartisan border security bill. And concerns over the role of artificial intelligence in the 2024 presidential election. Former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff, Miles Taylor, joins Jonathan Capehart to explore how far these AI generated materials can go. All that and more on “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”

Duration:00:41:22

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: January 21, 2024

1/21/2024
On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart': Florida Governor Ron DeSantis drops out of the 2024 presidential race, leaving Donald Trump and Nikki Haley to battle it out just two days before the New Hampshire primary. Senator Amy Klobuchar joins Jonathan Capehart to share her thoughts on this latest news and what’s at stake as we approach the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Plus, Trump is expected to return to court as the E. Jean Carroll defamation case resumes Monday. All that and more on “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”

Duration:00:40:03

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: January 14, 2024

1/14/2024
On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart': Iowa! Iowa! Iowa! We are in the final countdown to the Iowa caucuses and with a new poll giving the last snapshot of the race before caucusgoers make their decision on January 15th, we'll go live to the Hawkeye state as the candidates compete with severe weather to make their closing arguments. Political strategist Rachel Bitecofer, The Nation correspondent Joan Walsh and Futuro Media founder and president Maria Hinojosa break down which candidates could be moving forward, who could be going home and whether the frigid weather will make or break their candidacy. Congressional leaders reach a deal to avert a government shutdown, at least until March. But some hard-right Republicans are poised to stand in the way. House Minority Whip Katherine Clark joins me live to tell us what's going on. And on this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, my emotional conversation with the former speech writer and attorney for Dr. King. What Dr. Clarence Jones misses the most about the civil rights legend and his dear friend. All that and more on “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”

Duration:00:40:59

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: January 7, 2024

1/7/2024
On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart': As Congressional members return to Washington next week, they face a litany of issues including immigration negotiations, funding for Ukraine and a looming government shutdown threat. And as a divided Congress tries to work together, President Biden’s State of the Union address has been announced for March 7th in what will be a pivotal moment in the President’s daunting re-election year. Reps. Brendan Boyle and Robert Garcia join to share their thoughts. Meanwhile, former President Trump faces another busy legal week ahead with closing arguments to be made in the New York civil fraud trial and a hearing for his plea of Presidential immunity before the D.C. Court of Appeals. Melissa Murray shares her thoughts on Trump’s legal strategy. Plus, a preview of the Golden Globes and which movies are expected to be the big winners. All that and more on “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”

Duration:00:41:58

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: December 17, 2023

12/17/2023
On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart': President Biden's aides met with several influential Black leaders at the White House to discuss how to shore up support among Black voters, especially Black men. Texas Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett joins the show to discuss why House Republicans voted to authorize a baseless impeachment inquiry into Biden. Plus, award-winning director and filmmaker Ava DuVernay stops by to talk about turning Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson's best-selling book "Caste" into the extraordinary new film "Origin." All this and more on this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart. '

Duration:00:42:27

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: December 10, 2023

12/10/2023
This week on “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart”: Rep. Joe Neguse discusses Speaker Mike Johnson’s move to blur the faces of rioters in previously unseen Jan. 6 tapes. Plus, White House spokesperson Ian Sams shares his thoughts on an impending House vote on an impeachment inquiry into President Biden. And Minnesota Governor and newly named chair of the Democratic Governors Association Tim Walz shares his “Be Bold” strategy that he is advising to his Democratic colleagues. All that and more on “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart”.

Duration:00:40:53

The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart: November 19, 2023

11/19/2023
On this week's episode of 'The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart': New NBC polling is showing former President Trump narrowly ahead of President Biden in a 2024 match-up, making Trump’s renewed authoritarian threats all the more alarming. Tim Miller of The Bulwark, Former DHS Chief of Staff Miles Taylor and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker discuss how Democrats should be fighting back against the existential danger to democracy. Also, Rep. Robert Garcia of California joins to share his thoughts on the bombshell Ethics Committee report detailing Rep. George Santos’ questionable campaign expenses including OnlyFans and Sephora. And a critically-acclaimed opera detailing the life of Malcolm X made its debut at The Metropolitan Opera earlier this month. “X: The Life and Times of Malcom X” composer Anthony Davis details his approach to the epic work and how the timeless career of the civil rights icon is resonating with audiences. All that and more on “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”

Duration:00:43:33