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, Nov 27, 2015 -- 7:30 PM
- KQED World: Mon, Nov 30, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 29, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 29, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 29, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 28, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 28, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
- KQED Life: Sat, Nov 28, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Nov 28, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Nov 27, 2015 -- 7:30 PM
KQED 9: Fri, Nov 20, 2015 -- 7:30 PM
*Developing: Special forces from the U.S. and France assisted law enforcement officials in Mali rescue 80 hostages who were being held by Islamic militants at a luxury hotel early Friday. At least 18 bodies were recovered. An extremist group that split from al-Qaeda's North Africa branch claimed responsibility for the attack.
*In the wake of last week's rampage in Paris, ISIS is threatening more attacks worldwide putting France, neighboring countries and the U.S. on high alert.
*While traveling overseas, President Obama said he would intensify targeted airstrikes against the terrorist group and provide assistance to local ground forces fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Mr. Obama also dismissed criticism from some GOP lawmakers and Republican presidential candidates who say the U.S. strategy isn't working.
*The House ignored a veto threat from the president to overwhelmingly approved a bill to suspend the resettlement program that allows Syrian and Iraqi refugees to relocate to the United States. At least 30 governors have said they would not accept any new refugees amid security concerns.
*Gwen Ifill will have the latest on the investigation, the U.S. strategy to defeat ISIS, the stepped up security at home and the debate over Syrian refugees coming to America with Susan Davis of NPR, Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post, Alexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics and Pete Williams of NBC News
- KQED World: Mon, Nov 23, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Nov 23, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 22, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 22, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 22, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 21, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 21, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Nov 21, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
KQED 9: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 -- 7:30 PM
*Donald Trump went off on many of his GOP challengers during a 95-minute tirade at an Iowa campaign stop on Thursday. The bombastic billionaire's sharpest attacks were aimed at Ben Carson who he said had pathological tendencies similar to a child molester. The fourth Republican presidential debate earlier in the week was for the most part a civil exchange of ideas about policy and what it means to be a conservative. What changed and why have Trump's blistering critiques become more personal?
*On Saturday, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley will get their chance to distinguish themselves and their qualifications to be president during the second Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Polls show Clinton maintaining a comfortable lead over Bernie Sanders despite months of strong attacks on the campaign trail. With just 80 days until the Iowa caucuses, Gwen Ifill will examine which candidates are picking up momentum and which campaigns may be struggling with Jeanne Cummings of The Wall Street Journal, Reid Wilson of Morning Consult and Angie Drobnic Holan of PolitiFact.
*President Obama's plan to protect an estimated five million undocumented immigrants from deportation suffered another setback this week when a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled against the executive action. Republicans have criticized the plan as executive overreach and 26 states have gone to court to challenge the plan. Pete Williams of NBC News will report on the Obama administration's move to appeal the decision before the Supreme Court before the president leaves office in 2017.
- KQED World: Mon, Nov 16, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Nov 16, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 15, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 15, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 15, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
KQED 9: Fri, Nov 6, 2015 -- 7:30 PM
*President Obama has rejected an application to build the Keystone XL pipeline because it would "not serve the national interest" or make a meaningful long-term contribution to the U.S. economy. Environmentalists have strongly opposed the construction of a pipeline between Alberta, Canada, and Steele City, Nebraska, saying it would do irreparable damage to the environment. Coral Davenport of The New York Times will explain why the administration's decision likely will not end the debate over the controversial project.
* October hiring was the year's strongest bringing the unemployment rate down to 5 percent for the first time since April 2008. Employers added 271,000 jobs last month and boosted wages. Eamon Javers of CNBC will explain why the robust jobs numbers will likely prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates before the end of the year. < br>* Ahead of the fourth Republican debate next week, Donald Trump continues to slam his Republican presidential rivals. New poll numbers show that he and Ben Carson are running neck and neck as the GOP frontrunners as questions emerge about claims made in Carson's 1992 memoir. Jeb Bush has launched what some are calling his "comeback tour" to energize his campaign while Marco Rubio secured the backing of influential billionaire who was being heavily courted by several GOP presidential candidates, including Bush. Dan Balz of The Washington Post and Jeff Zeleny of CNN will have the latest on the state of the 2016 presidential race.
- KQED World: Mon, Nov 9, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Nov 9, 2015 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 8, 2015 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 8, 2015 -- 7:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 8, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 -- 1:30 AM
KQED World: Sun, Nov 1, 2015 -- 3:30 AM
*Breaking News - President Barack Obama is sending fewer than 50 U. S. special operations forces to northern Syria to fight the Islamic State. This marks the first time Americans will be deployed openly on the ground in the country. Gwen Ifill will have the latest on the mission.
*Almost immediately after being elected Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan made a simple request to lawmakers: pray for each other. The Wisconsin Republican told colleagues, "The House is broken, we're not solving problems, we're adding to them." Ryan has said he hopes to unify a sometimes-fractured GOP party as speaker and bring lawmakers from both sides of the aisles together to better serve the American people. The 45-year-old Ryan replaces John Boehner (R-OH) who served nearly five years as speaker and scored a significant legislative win this week helping to pass an $80 billion budget deal.
*The 2016 race for the White House may be entering a new phase with fewer than 100 days until the first votes are cast in Iowa. The third Republican presidential primary debate in Boulder, Colorado, on Wednesday turned into a raucous, free-for-all. Poll-leaders Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson had relatively quiet nights while Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz walked away with some of the most memorable exchanges of the evening. Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did well but one-time presumptive GOP nominee Jeb Bush did little to help his presidential ambitions.
*In the Democratic race, frontrunner Hillary Clinton's performance at the first debate earlier this month may be behind her surge in the latest Iowa poll which shows her holding a commanding 41-point lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. After saying for months that he did not want to attack Clinton, Sanders now seems to be shifting gear - taking aim at her flips on policy and inconsistent progressive agenda.
*Gwen Ifill will discuss the state of the 2016 presidential race, John Boehner's legacy as speaker and the challenges ahead for his successor with Jeanne Cummings of The Wall Street Journal, Robert Costa of The Washington Post, John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times and Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times.
- KQED World: Mon, Nov 2, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
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- KQED World: Sun, Nov 1, 2015 -- 10:30 AM