Washington Week with Gwen Ifill Previous Broadcasts

Episode #5342H

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

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  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 -- 1:30 AM

Episode #5341H

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

President Obama and 3 former presidents - Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush - commemorated the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act during a 3-day summit at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Texas this week. The 1964 law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Time Magazine's Michael Duffy, author of "The Presidents Club," will take a closer look at how the presidents honored President Johnson's landmark legislation and why half a century later they remain focused on the work that remains to be done to address civil rights issues in America. Gwen Ifill explores The Arc of History and the Civil Rights Law in this week's Gwen's Take. < br>Just one day after President Obama signed executive orders strengthening equal pay laws, Senate Republicans blocked a Democrat-sponsored bill aimed at closing the pay gap between men and women. Republicans say they object to the Paycheck Fairness Act because it would lead to government interference and substantial burdens on businesses. Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics will examine the policy and politics at the center of the debate over income inequality.
Since immigration reform remains stalled on Capitol Hill, advocates are turning their attention to the White House demanding that the president push forward some type of action to address unauthorized immigrants' deportation and detention fears. Fawn Johnson of National Journal will explain why the pressure is mounting on the Obama administration to act before the November midterm elections.
Plus, Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report will explore the prospective candidacies of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush and the debate over political dynasties.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 -- 1:30 AM

Episode #5340H

KQED 9: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 7:30 PM

* The Supreme Court rejected the overall limits on how much individuals can donate; the implementation and politics of the Affordable Care Act; and why two powerful GOP congressmen, Rep. Mike Rogers and Rep. Dave Camp, have chosen not to seek re-election. Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Matea Gold, The Washington Post; Pete Williams, NBC News; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine.
* Sen. Dianne Feinstein and the Senate Intelligence Committee are pushing to declassify a CIA report on the use of torture. And while Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid continues to attack conservative billionaires and Super PAC funders Charles and David Koch, The Washington Post's Matea Gold digs deeper into the Koch Brothers background and influence in the GOP. Plus, looking forward to the 2016 presidential election, is Jeb Bush the best choice for the Republican Party?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 1:30 AM
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