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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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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.

    The Washington Week Bookshelf: “To Start a War” by Robert Draper

    The Washington Week Bookshelf: “To Start a War” by Robert Draper

    On the Washington Week Extra, New York Times Magazine writer at large and National Geographic contributing writer Robert Draper discusses his latest book, "To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America into Iraq.”

    President Trump defends his administration’s COVID-19 response

    President Trump defends his administration’s COVID-19 response

    President Trump has been eager to project optimism about the COVID-19 pandemic but has faced scrutiny from reporters. In an interview aired this week with Jonathan Swan of Axios, the president responded to rises in death rates by saying “it is what it is,” while insisting the White House is doing everything it can to combat the virus. Meanwhile, in Congress, Democrats and the White House could not agree to a new round of stimulus or an expansion of the $600 supplement to unemployed Americans that expired last week. The panel discussed the president’s response to the coronavirus crisis, the fate of a deal in Congress and the potential candidates to serve as Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick.

    “The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency”

    “The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency”

    On the Washington Week Extra, 60 Minutes Correspondent John Dickerson discusses his latest book, “The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency.”

    • 16 min
    President Trump stokes fears about election security

    President Trump stokes fears about election security

    Postponing election day, as suggested by President Trump Thursday, cannot be done without an act of Congress. But is this very suggestion a threat to democracy? The panel discussed the latest from the 2020 campaign and Capitol Hill, as the economy suffers a record drop and Congress fails to extend the $600 unemployment benefit.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
852 Ratings

852 Ratings

Galena Nightfire ,

Please Stop Imitating Fox!

During the “preview” of the show’s main topics, the overly dramatic “headlines” sound way too much like Fox News. Mr Costa, please just state the topics to be covered in a normal tone. Thanks!

MinExMike ,

Washington Week

The only program I watch regularly. One grip - why not a ‘full’ half hour ? Also is Washington Week offered as a radio broadcast. If so please. Let me know. Thanks

annereins ,

Essential weekly look at politics

If you’re a political junkie, you will love this thoughtful discussion each week to make sense of the headlines.

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