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For 50 years, Washington Week has been the most intelligent and up to date conversation about the most important news stories of the week. Washington Week is the longest-running news and public affairs program on PBS and features journalists -- not pundits -- lending insight and perspective to the week's important news stories.

For 50 years, Washington Week has been the most intelligent and up to date conversation about the most important news stories of the week. Washington Week is the longest-running news and public affairs program on PBS and features journalists -- not pundits -- lending insight and perspective to the week's important news stories.

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For 50 years, Washington Week has been the most intelligent and up to date conversation about the most important news stories of the week. Washington Week is the longest-running news and public affairs program on PBS and features journalists -- not pundits -- lending insight and perspective to the week's important news stories.

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English


Episodes

What’s Next As President-Elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration Nears

1/15/2021
President Trump is now the first United States president to be impeached twice. This was the most bipartisan impeachment in history, but still only 10 House Republicans voted in favor of Trump’s impeachment. The panel discusses how the nation is bracing for both the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden as well as a second Trump impeachment trial, the emotional and political wreckage from the Capitol, and what comes next as President-Elect Biden’s term in office approaches. Yamiche...

Duration:00:17:03

President Donald Trump’s Second Impeachment & A Nation on Edge

1/15/2021
President Trump is now the first United States president to be impeached twice. This was the most bipartisan impeachment in history, but still only 10 House Republicans voted in favor of Trump’s impeachment. The panel discusses how the nation is bracing for both the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden as well as a second Trump impeachment trial, the emotional and political wreckage from the Capitol, and what comes next as President-Elect Biden’s term in office approaches. Yamiche...

Duration:00:24:37

A Deeper Look at A Historic Week

1/8/2021
In this edition of our Extra, the panelists continue their conversation about the chaotic events that took place at the Capitol. The panel discusses what possible consequences there may be for the mob, and how the police response this week, compares to the police response to Black Lives Matter protests this past summer.

Duration:00:13:54

Mob Storms the Capitol, Congress Affirms President-elect Biden’s Win

1/8/2021
It was a chaotic week. As Congress met to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s win, hundreds of President Trump’s supporters stormed into the Capitol to stop the electoral vote count, an event that stunned the nation. With just 12 days until Trump leaves office, Democrats are calling for him to resign, and calling for invoking the 25th Amendment or moving toward impeachment. Our guest moderator Yamiche Alcindor, discusses with the panel how the incident unfolded, and what deeper challenges...

Duration:00:24:37

A Look at the Georgia Runoffs & President Trump’s Legacy

12/30/2020
The Georgia Senate runoffs that will determine control of the Senate are just four days away. The panel discussed the latest from the campaign for those two key Senate seats, as well as President Trump’s legacy, and what it means for the future of Washington.

Duration:00:12:12

The New Washington

12/30/2020
It’s the start to 2021, and Washington is set to face immense challenges. 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 and the future of Washington after President Trump leaves office.

Duration:00:24:28

An In-Depth Look at the 2020 Election

12/23/2020
After a significant 12 months, the panel takes a look back at a year jam-packed with news and hard hitting stories that received nationwide attention, focusing on the historic 2020 election that resulted in President-elect Biden’s victory. Out of all the important stories from this year, the panel also discussed which stories stood out to them as deserving more attention.

Duration:00:12:14

A Washington Year In Review

12/23/2020
2020 began with a deadly pandemic that devastated the country, economy, and took thousands of lives. The killing of George Floyd sparked national outrage against systemic racism and police brutality. It was a year like no other, concluding with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s historic victory. The panelists take a look back at this extraordinary year, where the country currently stands, and what the future holds.

Duration:00:24:21

President-Elect Joe Biden’s Latest Historic Cabinet Picks

12/18/2020
President-elect Joe Biden announced more Cabinet picks this week, including several historic selections. Biden selected Pete Buttigieg and Rep. Deb Haaland to lead the Transportation and Interior Departments, respectively. Buttigieg would be the first LGBTQ Cabinet secretary while Haaland would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary. The panel discussed the president’s Cabinet and what it says about the Biden administration’s priorities.

Duration:00:14:11

The Electoral College Affirms Joe Biden’s Victory & the Vaccines Take Off

12/18/2020
On Monday, the Electoral College officially confirmed Joe Biden as the president-elect, and some Republicans have started to recognize his victory over President Donald Trump. Meanwhile the country continues to grapple the effects of COVID-19 as stimulus talks near a potential conclusion on Capitol Hill. The panel also discussed the FDA approving the Moderna vaccine and hacks of American national security infrastructure.

Duration:00:24:21

A Look at President-Elect Biden’s Future Cabinet

12/11/2020
President-Elect Joe Biden is committed to having his Cabinet ‘look like America.” But as pressure arises from civil rights leaders pushing to diversify the cabinet, Biden has already made some historic, and some controversial picks. The panel discussed what Americans can expect when it comes to the new Cabinet.

Duration:00:14:00

The Virus Surges as President Trump Rejects President-Elect Biden’s Win

12/11/2020
President Donald Trump has fought to stay in power, and now with the Electoral College expected to confirm President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory on Monday, the President continues to rage. The panel also discussed Republicans' support of Trump’s baseless claims, and whether Congress can pass a relief bill before the end of the year.

Duration:00:24:20

President Donald Trump Fights On & President-elect Joe Biden Looks Ahead

12/4/2020
President Donald Trump has continued to remain noncompliant about the election results, sparking outrage and forcing officials to speak out against his baseless claims. Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden is discussing plans to improve the American economy with a diverse team of advisors, as a COVID-19 stimulus package may be on the way. The panel also discussed what is happening inside the White House as Trump is leaving office and the fate of the Georgia runoff elections.

Duration:00:21:43

The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, and The Fight For Western Civilization” by Joe Scarborough

12/4/2020
Joe Scarborough, host of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, discussed his latest book “Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, and The Fight For Western Civilization.” The conversation focuses on Truman’s establishment of modern U.S. foreign policy after World War II and what President-elect Joe Biden can learn from the former president.

Duration:00:16:47

The Washington Week Bookshelf: "Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World" by Fareed Zakaria

11/27/2020
Fareed Zakaria of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS”discussed his latest book “Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World.” The discussion covered the consequences of the pandemic and how COVID-19 could reshape the nation and the world, globalization and the digital age.

Duration:00:15:00

Special Report on the COVID-19 Pandemic

11/27/2020
COVID-19 case numbers are hitting record highs as outbreaks are appearing nationwide right before the holiday season. With millions struggling, the biggest question is, what’s next? The panel discusses what the future holds for America as vaccines arrive, and how a deeply divided Congress can impact future COVID-19 legislation.

Duration:00:21:45

The Road to the Georgia Runoffs

11/20/2020
The nation is looking to Georgia as the state’s two Senate runoff elections are right around the corner. The panel continued the conversation from the broadcast and discussed a private phone call between Republican senators expressing their views on Trump’s ongoing election feud, and what the future of the Senate might be in 2021.

Duration:00:14:11

President Donald Trump Denies Election Results As COVID-19 Spikes

11/20/2020
President Trump continues to refuse to accept the election results, taking aid from his lawyer and Republican leaders that have resulted in no overturn in Biden’s victory. The panel also discussed the fate of the nation as the pandemic surges, while COVID-19 stimulus talks are put on hold for yearning Americans.

Duration:00:24:18

The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now” by Evan Osnos

11/13/2020
Evan Osnos of The New Yorker discussed his latest book on President-elect Joe Biden. The book discusses Biden’s life, career and the months prior to his victory in the 2020 election.

Duration:00:15:26

Joe Biden is President-Elect & President Donald Trump Refuses to Concede

11/13/2020
Joe Biden is now president-elect and is beginning his transition into the White House as President Donald Trump continues to refuse to accept the election results. The panel also discussed how the White House is tackling rising COVID-19 case numbers and why Republicans are backing the president’s false claims of election fraud.

Duration:00:24:19