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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

How can world leaders respond to Putin's threat of using nuclear force?

9/30/2022
President Biden deals with a dangerous situation abroad as Russian President Putin annexes Ukrainian territory and says he will defend the region with the veiled threat of nuclear force.

Duration:00:05:35

Biden and DeSantis put political feud on hold to deal with hurricane response in Florida

9/30/2022
Political feuds are put aside to coordinate the response to Hurricane Ian. But with the midterm elections less than six weeks away, the flow of negative political ads continues to air in Florida.

Duration:00:06:57

Will Ginni Thomas' testimony make an impact on the Jan. 6 investigation?

9/30/2022
The committee investigating the January 6 attack continues its work as Ginni Thomas, right-wing activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, testifies behind closed doors. The committee was also given a video of Trump ally Roger Stone advocating for political violence and sharing his plan to overturn the presidential election results.

Duration:00:08:56

Washington Week full episode, September 30, 2022

9/30/2022
President Biden and Gov. Ron DeSantis put political feuds aside after Hurricane Ian. Plus, Ginni Thomas, the right-wing activist and wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, meets with the Jan. 6 committee. Join moderator Yamiche Alcindor, Yasmeen Abutaleb of The Washington Post, David Sanger of The New York Times, Ryan Reilly of NBC News and Eugene Daniels of POLITICO to discuss these stories and more.

Duration:00:24:16

Can Trump survive investigations as legal trouble accumulates?

9/23/2022
Former President Donald Trump had to endure a week of legal blows. The New York attorney general announced the state is suing Trump and his children for fraud, an appeals court ruled the Justice Department can resume reviewing classified documents seized from his home and the special master appointed to review the files gave Trump a deadline to back up his claim that the FBI planted evidence.

Duration:00:14:22

How Western aid to Ukraine is pushing Putin to make desperate moves

9/23/2022
Russian President Putin responded to the success of Ukraine’s counter-offensive by calling up 300,000 reservists, ordering a referendum on joining Russia in four occupied regions, and threatening a nuclear response if Ukraine’s advance continues. At the United Nations, President Biden rebuked Putin by name and called out Russia’s “outrageous acts” and shameless violation of the U.N. charter.

Duration:00:07:35

Washington Week full episode, September 23, 2022

9/23/2022
New York's attorney general announces a lawsuit against former President Trump and his children. Russian President Putin issues a threat and escalates the war as Ukraine’s military makes gains. Join moderator Yamiche Alcindor, Peter Baker of The New York Times, Hugo Lowell of The Guardian, Vivian Salama of The Wall Street Journal and Nancy Cordes of CBS News to discuss these stories and more.

Duration:00:22:17

Midterm season in full gear with control of Congress on the line

9/16/2022
The last primary elections before the midterms were held and now all eyes are focused on the battle for control of Congress. With just two months until Election Day, the major issues in the news this week were inflation, abortion and immigration.

Duration:00:10:15

January 6 subpoenas reveal new insight into scope of DOJ's investigation

9/16/2022
Subpoenas issued by the Department of Justice provide new insight into the scope of its investigation into the efforts former President Trump and his allies took to overturn the 2020 election and their involvement in the Capitol attack. Plus, the Secret Service hands over thousands of records in response to a subpoena from the House committee investigating January 6.

Duration:00:12:10

Washington Week full episode, September 16, 2022

9/16/2022
The Justice Department issues dozens of subpoenas connected to election lies and the Capitol attack. Plus, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham introduces a bill to federally ban abortions. Join moderator Yamiche Alcindor, Marianna Sotomayor of The Washington Post, Zolan Kanno-Youngs of The New York Times, Susan Page of USA Today and Josh Gerstein of POLITICO to discuss these stories and more.

Duration:00:24:45

Report says Mar-a-Lago documents contained foreign nation’s nuclear secrets

9/9/2022
New reporting from the Washington Post revealed the FBI recovered top secret information about a foreign nation’s nuclear capabilities during its search of former President Trump’s home. And the Department of Justice files an appeal after a Federal Judge grants former President Trump’s request for a third-party special master to review the classified documents recovered from Mar-a-Lago.

Duration:00:11:56

Can Democrats hold on to power, or will Republicans pull off a red wave?

9/9/2022
With less than nine weeks until the midterms, candidates are in the home stretch of the campaign season. Can Democrats hold on to power, or will Republicans pull off a red wave? And with President Biden and former President Trump continuing their dueling rallies, what effect will they have on their party’s election chances, and which races are the ones to watch?

Duration:00:08:20

Washington Week full episode, September 9, 2022

9/9/2022
Reports claim documents seized from Mar-a-Lago contained another country’s nuclear secrets. Plus, President Biden takes his message to voters as the midterm campaign heats up. Join moderator Yamiche Alcindor, Nia-Malika Henderson of CNN, Devlin Barrett of The Washington Post, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Dasha Burns of NBC News to discuss these stories and more.

Duration:00:24:53

Exploring Trump's legal vulnerability after the FBI raid

9/2/2022
We're learning more about former President Trump’s legal challenges and the Justice Department’s investigation into classified documents found at his estate. A photo from the FBI shows five yellow folders marked “top secret” and another red folder labeled “secret” at Mar-a-Lago.

Duration:00:07:49

Will Biden's shift to attacking Trump help Democrats in the midterms?

9/2/2022
With just two months of campaigning left until the midterm election, President Biden sharpens his attacks on former President Trump and Republican election deniers as the GOP punches back.

Duration:00:14:56

Washington Week full episode, September 2, 2022

9/2/2022
President Biden sharpens his attacks on former President Trump’s MAGA political movement as the former president also faces new challenges in the Justice Department’s investigation of his handling of classified documents. Join moderator Yamiche Alcindor, Yasmeen Abutaleb of The Washington Post, Laura Barrón-López of PBS NewsHour, Jonathan Martin of The New York Times and Evan Pérez of CNN to discuss these stories and more.

Duration:00:24:32

Redacted affidavit FBI used for search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home is unsealed

8/26/2022
A redacted version of the affidavit used to secure the search warrant for former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home was publicly released on Friday. It's the latest development in the ongoing legal battle between the Justice Department and Trump over government documents he failed to return to the National Archives when he left office.

Duration:00:11:53

After announcing student loan relief, Biden ramps up criticism of GOP ahead of midterms

8/26/2022
As the midterms get closer, President Biden and the White House are turning up the heat on their criticisms of the GOP. The president accused Republicans allied with Trump of turning toward "semi-fascism" and being a threat to democracy. This comes as Republicans and some Democrats criticized Biden's plan to cancel up to $20,000 of federal student loans for millions of Americans.

Duration:00:10:34

'Electable' tries to answer why America hasn't put a woman in the White House

8/26/2022
The 2020 Democratic presidential primary saw a historic number of women vie for the nomination, yet none made it across the finish line. But why hasn’t the U.S. elected a woman president and what factors are at play in this country? NBC correspondent Ali Vitali's new book, “Electable: Why America Hasn't Put a Woman in the White House . . . Yet,” delves into these questions.

Duration:00:09:53

Washington Week full episode, August 26, 2022

8/26/2022
A redacted version of the affidavit used to secure the search warrant for former President Trump's home is unsealed and what President Biden's plan to forgive student debt could mean for the economy and the midterms. Join moderator Yamiche Alcindor, Scott MacFarlane of CBS News, Eva McKend of CNN, Ali Vitali of NBC News and Michael Shear of The New York Times to discuss these stories and more.

Duration:00:24:40