Washington Week with Gwen Ifill
PBS' longest-running public affairs series features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans.
Washington Week with Gwen Ifill Previous Broadcasts
KQED 9: Fri, Dec 6, 2013 -- 7:30 PM
* Official jobs figures won't be released until Friday, but early indications are that November could be among the strongest months for job growth in 2013. And while the job market appears to be steadying, wages for many workers remain stagnant. President Obama spoke out this week about income inequality and the need to increase the Federal minimum wage calling the growing gap between the rich and poor "a fundamental threat to the American dream." David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal will have analysis of the latest economic indicators and explain what they reveal about the stability of the US recovery.
* After 2 months of various technical failures, the Obama administration unveiled an overhauled healthcare website on December 1. That's led to a surge in enrollments this week, but some problems persist. Jackie Calmes of The New York Times will report on President Obama's continuing push to sell the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for uninsured Americans, especially young adults, who seem resistant to buying health insurance.
* A judge ruled Detroit can file for bankruptcy protection to help the city shed billions of dollars in debt. But the ruling also opens the door for dramatically reduced pension payments to employees and retirees. Michael Fletcher of The Washington Post will explain why the Detroit decision could reverberate far beyond Michigan and impact public employee pensions in other cities around the country.
* We will also have a special tribute to Nelson Mandela who passed away Thursday.
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