Washington Week Previous Broadcasts

Episode #5720

KQED 9: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Episode #5719

KQED 9: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Republican leaders and the White House are saying that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore should step aside if allegations that he had inappropriate relations with teenagers when he was in his 30s (link is external) are true. Moore is denying the charges and says he will continue his campaign to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions.

*We will take a closer look at the controversial political career of this former judge and explain why the December 12 special election could be pivotal for both parties.

*Democrats claimed big wins in the 2017 election from coast to coast, raising questions about Republicans ability to maintain their majority after next year's midterm elections.

*A strong showing by an inspired and diverse Democratic electorate in Virginia's urban centers and college towns, and suburban Washington, DC turned a gubernatorial race considered too tight to call into a blow-out victory for Democrats. It was a similar story in the New Jersey governor's race, where a first-time Democratic candidate defeated the sitting lieutenant governor.

*GOP Speaker Paul Ryan says the losses are not a rejection of President Trump's agenda, and he and fellow House and Senate Republicans remain focused on passing tax reform. But while Ryan and party leadership try to stay focused on their legislative agenda, sixteen Republican members of Congress have announced they are not seeking re-election next year.

*On the other side of the world, an unexpectedly low-key President Trump continues his 12-day trip to Asia. Arriving in China, Trump delivered effusive praise to Chinese President Xi Jinping saying China deserves "great credit" for "taking advantage" of the U. S. on trade

*He then argued that a level economic playing field would improve the two countries' relationship. The president is also trying to convince Xi to work with the U.S. to defuse North Korea's nuclear threat to the region and beyond.

*Robert Costa discusses Trump's high stakes visit to Asia and analyzes the results and repercussions of Tuesday's election with:

Peter Baker of The New York Times
Molly Ball of TIME
Chuck Todd of NBC News

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 12, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Episode #5718H

KQED 9: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Republicans rolled out their sweeping plan to lower the corporate tax rate and slash taxes for middle-income Americans. The proposal includes a number of changes including lowering inheritance taxes while preserving popular rules that protect retirement savings.
Republicans hope to offset some of the lost revenue from lower tax rates by eliminating tax breaks in the code. President Trump is urging lawmakers to act quickly to pass the tax reform package so he can sign it into law by the end of the year.
The first major moves in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election were also made this week.
The indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy Rick Gates made headlines, but it was the unexpected plea deal by former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos that proved to be more of a mystery. Efforts by the White House and conservative leaders to discredit the probe don't seem to be working. According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, more than twice as many Americans approve as disapprove of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation.
We'll get analysis on the major stories of the week from:
Nancy Cordes of CBS News
Philip Rucker of The Washington Post
Kelsey Snell of NPR
Jeff Pegues of CBS News
Jim Tankersley of The New York Times

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 11:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 4:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
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