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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.

On the Washington Week Extra, the panel discussed the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis, who passed away July 17, 2020.


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President Trump’s plan to send thousands of federal officers into cities sparked outrage as the number of Americans who have tested positive for COVID-19 passed 4 million this week.![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/pbs/weta/washingtonweek- audio/~4/KHoxbLcdH14)
Watch the Washington Week Extra for the latest on the 2020 Senate campaign. Jonathan Karl also discussed his Washington Post editorial about White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s briefings.![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/pbs/weta/washingtonweek- audio/~4/11UdQ8Rq2Nk)
The 2020 race for the White House is heating up. President Trump lashed out at Joe Biden, making false claims about his opponent’s platform and saying Biden would “abolish the suburbs.” The panel also discussed the president’s uneasy relationship with his own public health officials as cases of virus surge …
Few reporters know the Supreme Court like Joan Biskupic, CNN legal analyst and author of "The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts. Join her and Yamiche Alcindor of the PBS NewsHour to learn more about the high court’s ruling on President Trump’s financial records.![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/pbs/weta/washingtonweek- audio/~4/Lga-DTd_2zQ)
President Trump commuted longtime confidant Roger Stone’s sentence Friday as COVID-19 cases surged across the country. The panel discussed the questions before leaders in Washington this week: will they encourage schools to reopen as early as next month? And will they pass another round of stimulus funding?![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/pbs/weta/washingtonweek- audio/~4/xGX4Jo5BoAY)
On the Washington Week Extra, presidential historian Kate Andersen Brower discusses her newest book Team of Five: The President’s Club in the Age of Trump.![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/pbs/weta/washingtonweek- audio/~4/rcfqKGagqlc)
President Trump is speaking Friday night at Mount Rushmore, ahead of Independence Day. The visit captures this president at this moment: turning to symbols from the past and rallying his base as his campaign faces mounting challenges. The panel also discussed reporting from multiple news organizations that Russia offered bounties …
Want even more #WashWeekPBS? Watch the Extra where the panel discussed allegations that Trump administration political appointees pushed the Department of Justice to drop a case against Trump ally Roger Stone and the latest news from the 2020 campaign trail.![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/pbs/weta/washingtonweek- audio/~4/vzbyBlvyZj8)
The coronavirus pandemic is spreading rapidly in many states, with more than 40,000 new cases on Thursday alone, and spikes in Florida, Texas, and California. This week the panel discussed how some Republicans may break with President Donald Trump on how to safely reopen the country. They also discussed how …
The panel discussed the two opinions issued by the Supreme Court this week - upholding workplace protection for LGBTQ individuals and dismissing an attempt by President Donald Trump’s administration to disband the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - and the significance of those rulings by a court considered relatively …
President Donald Trump will take the stage in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday - his first rally in the era of the novel coronavirus. It comes amid reporting on explosive allegations from the forthcoming book by his former National Security Adviser, John Bolton. The panel also discussed where Washington leaders stand …
This week has raised sharp new questions about voting access during a pandemic, after Georgia’s primaries were plagued by long lines and confusion. On this week’s Extra, the panel discussed how an election may unfold amid a pandemic.![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/pbs/weta/washingtonweek- audio/~4/RvbMQCD6Sms)
As calls for policing reform grow in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Congress is considering what action to take. Also, where does President Trump stand on possible reforms? The panel discussed the widening rift between the White House and military leaders.![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/pbs/weta/washingtonweek- audio/~4/agxl8KsJmaE)
With only eight weeks until the Iowa caucuses, 2020 candidates took the stage in California and debated healthcare, campaign finance reform and impeachment. Moderator Robert Costa and the panelists discuss who stood out.![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/pbs/weta/washingtonweek- audio/~4/YcdZ_jY9zdQ)
Moderator Robert Costa and the panelists break down a historic week in Washington after House Democrats voted to impeach the president.![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/pbs/weta/washingtonweek- audio/~4/_dT9OlT-33g)
News of an initial trade deal with China capped this historic week in Washington.![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/pbs/weta/washingtonweek- audio/~4/VS69_bJKGls)
The road to impeachment Dec. 14, 2019
The House Judiciary Committee voted to send the articles of impeachment to the House floor for a vote Friday.![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/pbs/weta/washingtonweek- audio/~4/eBYpNzqFb_U)
After the president spent several days in London for a NATO meeting this week, moderator Robert Costa and the panelists discussed what came out of the gathering.![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/pbs/weta/washingtonweek- audio/~4/e9Xo6m39QVs)
It's official: Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, moving the process closer to a floor vote.![](http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/pbs/weta/washingtonweek- audio/~4/kysdDpXJZbo)