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Washington Week

For 50 years, Washington Week has been the most intelligent and up to date conversation about the most important news stories of the week. Washington Week is the longest-running news and public affairs program on PBS and features journalists -- not pundits -- lending insight and perspective to the week's important news stories.

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Nina Totenberg remembers Justice Ginsburg’s fight for gender equality

“She quite simply changed the way the world is for American women and I simply would not be here today in the job that I have if it had not been for her,” Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg told Washington Week. Totenberg remembered her 48-year friendship with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and discussed the Supreme Court justice’s life and legacy.
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The Senate prepares for a confirmation fight as the nation remembers Justice Ginsburg

Washington Week remembers Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and discusses the implications of a confirmation fight just weeks before the 2020 election. And President Trump prepares to announce his selection to fill Ginsburg’s seat.

The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Rage” by Bob Woodward

Legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward of The Washington Post discusses his new book “Rage.” The book chronicles the Trump presidency behind the scenes, including revelations from over a dozen conversations between Woodward and President Trump, in which the president assessed the COVID-19 pandemic differently in private than he did in publicly informing the American people.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life and Legacy

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at age 87 after battling pancreatic cancer. The panel discussed Justice Ginsburg’s legacy and the consequences her death may have for the 2020 presidential election, as well as previewing a potential battle over a future Supreme Court nominee. Bob Woodward, author of the new book “Rage,” also discussed previously unreleased audio of President Trump assessing his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.