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Washington Week is a weekly show devoted to a civil, in-depth discussion of the week's political news. The show is hosted by Gwen Ifill and sponsored, in part, by National Journal. It is produced by WETA-TV in Washington, D.C. and is broadcast on 90 percent of the nation's PBS stations and the American Forces Radio and TV Network. The show has a 30-minute run time and appears weekly.

The show's format is a roundtable discussion between two to four journalists, at least one of which is from National Journal, moderated by Ifill. The show has a stable of regular and occasional guests. Guests on the show are working journalists employed by magazines and newspapers around the world, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and TIME Magazine.

Washington Week first aired in February 1967 under the name Washington Week in Review. It has been on the air ever since, seeing only minor changes in its over 40-year run. Over the years, it has been nominated for, and received, several awards for journalism including a George Foster Peabody Award for its 2008 election coverage.

The show has been moderated by several different hosts during its run, including John Davenport, Robert MacNeil and Ken Bode. Gwen Ifill had appeared on the show as a guest and occasional guest moderator for years before assuming the role of official moderator in 1999.

In 2006, National Journal became an official partner of the show. The partnership involves the sharing of resources between the two organizations, including access to local news reports and editorial staff. The name, "National Journal," was also added to the title, making the official listing Washington Week in Review with Gwen Ifill and National Journal.

Washington Week is a series that is currently running and has 2021 seasons (540 episodes). The series first aired on February 1, 1972.

Where do I stream Washington Week online? Washington Week is available for streaming on PBS, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Washington Week on demand at , PBS online.

Friday 8:00 PM et/pt on PBS
2021 Seasons, 540 Episodes
February 1, 1972
Cast: Gwen Ifill
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Washington Week Full Episode Guide

  • Washington Week full episode for December 25, 2020

  • Washington Week full episode for December 18, 2020

  • Election Special

  • Much of the country is at a standstill as the federal government and states struggle to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. In Washington, President Donald Trump is eager to reopen the country but may be at odds with his own scientists about the timing. Congress girds for a showdown as the Trump administration presses for speedy approval of $250 billion in additional funds for small businesses, while Democrats push for more relief for hospitals and additional money for food stamps.

  • Super Tuesday and the South Carolina primary preview, featuring live reports from journalists around the country. In addition to addressing the news of the day, such as the recent downturn in the markets and the spread of the coronavirus, the special will explore the issues and candidates

  • Robert Costa and his team participate in roundtable discussions regarding major news events and public affairs.

  • Robert Costa and his team participate in roundtable discussions regarding major news events and public affairs.

Washington Week Video Clips & Extras

Washington Week Full Episode (17 sec) Webcast: Benghazi Investigations and Climate Change Clip (11 min 2 sec)