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, Jul 24, 2015 -- 7:30 PM
*There are now twenty-one candidates officially running for president in 2016 - five Democrats and 16 Republicans.
*Ohio Governor John Kasich joined the crowded field of GOP contenders on Monday. But it's Donald Trump who continues to make headlines with his inflammatory remarks about undocumented immigrants from Mexico, Senator John McCain's reputation as a war hero, and the qualifications of his fellow GOP presidential contenders. Despite criticism from Republican Party leaders and other candidates, Trump is surging in national polls where he now leads the field of conservative candidates.
*While Trump's brash and flippant remarks have raised concerns among the party faithful, the possibility that Trump could run as a third-party candidate also looms over the GOP. As a third-party candidate, Trump could siphon off enough votes to cost Republicans the White House in 2016.
* Meanwhile two former presidents - Bill Clinton and George W. Bush - have formed an unusual alliance ahead of the 2016 race that could potentially pit Hillary Clinton against Jeb Bush.
*Joing the analysis of Campaign 2016: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Michael Duffy of TIME Magazine, Jonathan Martin of The New York Times
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KQED 9: Fri, Jul 17, 2015 -- 7:30 PM
*The announcement of the historic agreement with Iran over its nuclear program has President Obama in pitch mode this week. With criticism both domestically and internationally, the president went on the offensive in a White House news conference saying that without the accord the world would be at a greater risk of a nuclear arms race that would threaten the U.S. and regional allies including Israel. He insisted that military force is the only alternative to the agreement.
*Gwen Ifill will lead a roundtable discussion on the controversial Iran nuclear agreement and President Obama's aggressive effort to combat skeptics in both parties with: Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and David Sanger of The New York Times are back from Vienna and have been covering the delicate diplomacy and intense 20-month negotiations between Iran and six world powers that lead to the deal. Michael Crowley of POLITICO will explain why the Obama administration is insisting that the lifting of international sanctions against Iran in exchange for that country scaling back its nuclear program is the best way to prevent Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
*Jeanne Cummings of The Wall Street Journal will report on the first major 2016 presidential campaign fundraising reports and the interesting trends that are emerging about how the candidates are raising and spending money.
- KQED World: Mon, Jul 20, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
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KQED 9: Fri, Jul 10, 2015 -- 7:30 PM
*The U.S. and other world powers remain locked in difficult negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program ahead of a Friday deadline to reach an agreement. On Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that significant differences remain and warned that while negotiators won't rush a deal, the talks are "not open-ended." Yochi Dreazen of Foreign Policy will explain the major sticking points that remain on the negotiation table and what's at stake if an agreement is not reached.
*On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are focusing on a number of domestic and foreign policy issues including a transportation bill, reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank and an overhaul of the nation's cyber security laws ahead of their long August recess. Congress will also be pulled into the international negotiations over any Iranian nuclear deal that could determine if and when the U.S. lifts sanctions. Susan Davis of USA Today will take a closer look at the legislative priorities on both sides of the aisle and will explain how the debate over the Confederate flag played out on the House floor.
*Donald Trump has quickly set himself apart from the other 13 GOP presidential hopefuls with some controversial comments about illegal immigrants. His sharp words have made some Republican Party leaders increasingly concerned about the multi-millionaire's 2016 presidential campaign. Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post will explain Trump's impact on the 2016 presidential race, plus what Hillary Clinton revealed about her White House ambitions during her first national television interview since entering the race.
- KQED World: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
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KQED 9: Fri, Jul 3, 2015 -- 7:30 PM
*Barack Obama seems to be defying the "lame-duck" label many second-term presidents face. The recent Supreme Court decisions supporting Obamacare and legalizing same-sex marriage, the bipartisan passage of a trade deal, and re-established diplomatic relations with Cuba mark not only a turning point for the U.S. but also major victories for Obama's legacy. Peter Baker of The New York Times will take a closer look at President Obama's triumphant June and the remaining priority issues on his agenda.
*New Jersey Governor Chris Christie launched his presidential campaign this week making him the 14th Republican seeking the White House. But with a field that is expected to grow to at least 16 by the end of the month, how are the candidates trying to distinguish themselves from the pack? Molly Ball of The Atlantic and Jeff Zeleny of CNN will update us on the political events of the week including Jeb Bush's 33 years of tax returns and the State Department's release of some 30,000 Hillary Clinton emails. They'll also have a closer look at how the issues of immigration, gay marriage, religious freedom, legalized marijuana, and the Confederate flag are having an impact on Campaign 2016.
* And with a renewed focus on race following the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, last month, Gwen Ifill examines how we all bring our own filters to our world view in this week's Gwen's Take: How We See Each Other...and How We Don't.
*As the Supreme Court wrapped up its term this week, John Roberts also marked 10 years as chief justice. How has Roberts left his mark on the Court in his first decade? Joan Biskupic of Reuters and Pete Williams of NBC News explore in the Washington Week Backstory.
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