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, Sep 23, 2016 -- 7:30 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 -- 4:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 -- 1:30 AM
KQED 9: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 -- 7:30 PM
After building his political brand questioning the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate, Republican nominee Donald Trump reversed course Friday and said the president was "born in the United States. Period." The admission came at the end of the week when both candidates faced questions about transparency on the campaign trail. Hillary Clinton came under fire for not disclosing that she had pneumonia until a day after she fell ill and stumbled following a 9/11 memorial event in New York. Days later, both she and her Republican opponent released updated letters from their physicians about their overall health. Clinton's campaign and Trump's critics continue to pressure the New York businessman to release his tax returns, and both candidates face ongoing and similar questions about their families' charitable foundations. As the campaigns battle over financial and medical disclosures, polls show the race tightening nationwide and in key swing states like Ohio and Florida.
Trump's campaign has made its central message "Make America Great Again," but both candidates have come under fire for dismissive comments about large portions of American voters. This week, Clinton characterized "half" of Trump's supporters as a "basket of deplorables," a comment she later regretted. The Republican nominee regularly dismisses people he disagrees with as "losers." But a new census report released this week showed the US economy on the upswing with good news for the nation's middle class. The median household income rose more than 5% in 2015, the poverty rate dropped by the largest number in nearly 20 years, and 4 million more people now have health insurance. Despite the widely-praised economic report, are average Americans feeling the recovery?
Gwen Ifill will explore the issue of transparency on the 2016 campaign trail and the ongoing debate over American exceptionalism with: Jim Tankersley of The Washington Post, Alexis Simendinger of RealClearPolitics, Jeff Zeleny of CNN, and John Harwood of CNBC and The New York Times.
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 4:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 1:30 AM
KQED 9: Fri, Sep 9, 2016 -- 7:30 PM
Labor Day has come and gone, and the general election is in full swing. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump debated who would be a better commander in chief. In a back-to-back forum, the candidates discussed their plans for national security and attacked each other. They presented almost completely contrasting views on the military and veterans, and voters were able to directly compare them for one of the first times this campaign season. As polls tighten, what will each candidate have to do to win the election? What states are still at stake?
We look at the polls, the policy, and the politics with Dan Balz, chief correspondent for The Washington Post; Molly Ball, national political correspondent for The Atlantic; Jackie Calmes, national correspondent for The New York Times; and Michael Scherer, Washington bureau chief for Time Magazine.
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 4:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 1:30 AM
KQED 9: Fri, Sep 2, 2016 -- 7:30 PM
* Fresh off his meeting with Mexican President Pena Nieto in Mexico City, Donald Trump detailed his 10-point immigration plan during a fiery speech in Arizona. The Republican nominee doubled-down on his signature campaign promise that the US will build a wall on the Southern border and continues to insist the Mexican government will pay for it - a charge Nieto said he told Trump will not happen. As many as 6 million undocumented immigrants could face deportation under Trump's plan that would end so-called sanctuary cities, create a deportation task force and have "no amnesty." And yet, Trump insisted again Thursday that there is "quite a bit of softening" on immigration.
* Hillary Clinton, who spent the weekly largely off the campaign trail raising money, responded to Trump's quick trip to Mexico by saying Trump can't make up for a "year of insults and insinuations" with a short visit. The former secretary of state made the case for American exceptionalism - a traditionally Republican argument - during a speech to the American Legion and said America should be a force for good in the world. But ongoing questions about Clinton's private email server and 30 more Benghazi-related emails uncovered this week have taken a toll on her favorability. 56% of Americans view Clinton unfavorably, just slightly behind 63% who say the same of Trump.
Labor Day may be the traditional fall campaign kickoff, but Election 2016 is already in high gear. Can Trump or Clinton win over undecided voters in the two months before Election Day? Gwen Ifill will get answers and analysis from: Michael Duffy of Time Magazine, Philip Rucker of The Washington Post, Beth Reinhard of The Wall Street Journal, and Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times.
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 4, 2016 -- 10:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 4, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
- KQED World: Sun, Sep 4, 2016 -- 3:30 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Sep 3, 2016 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Sep 3, 2016 -- 9:00 AM
- KQED World: Sat, Sep 3, 2016 -- 4:30 AM
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 3, 2016 -- 1:30 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Sep 3, 2016 -- 1:30 AM
- KQED Life: Fri, Sep 2, 2016 -- 7:30 PM