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Each week, the country's top reporters join moderator Gwen Ifill for an in-depth discussion of the week's top news from Washington and around the world. The longest-running news and public affairs program on PBS, "Washington Week" features journalists -- not pundits -- lending insight and perspective to the week's important news stories.
||Obama Addresses Critics of Syria Policy, Education Secretary Steps Down, Congres||At a White House press conference, President Obama addressed critics of U.S. policy in Syria -- including his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Original Obama administration Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced his plans to step down at the end of the year. Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics discusses his legacy.||10/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Oregon Shooting Renews Push For Gun Laws, Republican House Leadership Shakeup an||After a gunman opened fire at a community college in Oregon killing nine people, President Obama made an impassioned appeal for stronger gun control policy. Despite Obama's plea, Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics says there seems to be no appetite to bring up new gun legislation on Capitol Hill and if any change occurs it’ll be a project for the next president.||10/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Backstory: A Nation of Immigrants||NPR's Tom Gjelten tells the story of the transformation of America's immigration policies in his new book "A Nation of Nations: A Great America Immigration Story." 50 years ago, the Immigration and Nationality Act was signed into law, and Gjelten says that it "changed America more than any other law in the 20th century... because it opened America's doors to people of color."||9/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Backstory: The Impact of Immigration on Fairfax County, Virginia||Fairfax County, Virginia, is a community that has been "transformed dramatically by immigration." As NPR's Tom Gjelten writes in his new book "A Nation of Nations: A Great America Immigration Story," the foreign-born population in Fairfax County has exploded in recent years with nearly one in three current residents born outside the United States.||9/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Excellent Broadcast Journalism
I discovered this show a few months back and have never missed it since. What a novel concept - a news program where intellegent, informed guests interact and discuss top news topics in an informative, RESPECTFUL way. No yelling, no hype, no fabricated confrontations and Hardball-esque showting matches. Thank God for PBS!
Truly excellent reporting
How nice is it to see a group of intelligent people having an intelligent discussion about pertinent issues? And to do it with unbiased, unpartisan respect for one another? Moderated by the considerate Gwen Ifill, Washington Week is possibly the best news show out there. I think it's great that it's finally in a podcast form so that those of us who want to can listen to it on the go. Thank you, iTunes!
Undependable podcast posting
The show itself is priceless. So much so that the spotty posting of the podcasts is very frustrating. For example, today is Sunday and last Friday's show is still not posted. This happens too often.