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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.
||CleanThe on-again, off-again relationship between President Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell||The president and the Senate majority leader held a joint press conference this week.||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPentagon, FBI investigate ambush on U.S. troops in Niger||The panelists discussed the wider concerns about how families of fallen military members are comforted.||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRecapping Gen. John Kelly’s first few months as chief of staff||Chief of Staff John Kelly addressed his new role at a rare press conference this week.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPresident Trump takes on the Iran deal, health care, and the Republican Party||President Trump moves to dismantle Obamacare on his own.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
As a busy professional I don't have the time to digest a lot of critical reviews of political issues/events so it helps hearing candid discussions such as this. I enjoyed the 12/23/05 episode concerning Bush and pertinent 2005 events. There were 3-4 different reporters/columnists sharing their political views. I found it very enlightening and look forward to future episodes.
A Podcast Must
Washington Week inspired me to get an iPod. Every week hearing Gwen Ifill mention the podcast - I thought it would be great to listen to the show since I frequently have a long drive. It's been great. It moves and isn't partisan. Just a rundown of the week's events from the reporters that cover the story.
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!