Washington Week

Washington Week

  • 1972
  • 2021 Seasons
  • 7.1  (59)

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.

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April 9, 2021
15. April 9, 2021
April 9, 2021
Summary is not available.
April 2, 2021
14. April 2, 2021
April 2, 2021
Summary is not available.
March 26, 2021
13. March 26, 2021
March 26, 2021
Summary is not available.
Marh 19, 2021
12. Marh 19, 2021
March 19, 2021
Summary is not available.
March 12, 2021
11. March 12, 2021
March 12, 2021
It’s the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic shifting the world as we once knew it. The panel reflected on one of the deadliest years in American history, & how the country is fighting to move forward. Susan Davis of NPR guest moderates. Panel: Yasmeen Abutaleb of The Washington Post, Eamon Javers of CNBC, Toluse Olorunnipa of The Washington Post, Susan Page of USA Today
March 5, 2021
10. March 5, 2021
March 5, 2021
FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that domestic terrorism threats continue after the January 6th insurrection. The panel also discussed voting rights legislation & President Biden’s hopeful COVID-19 vaccine news. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report guest moderates. Panel: Sahil Kapur of NBC News, Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Amna Nawaz of The PBS NewsHour
February 26, 2021
9. February 26, 2021
February 26, 2021
Washington dealt with President Bidens COVID relief bill & the fallout of the January 6.
February 19, 2021
8. February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021
President Joe Biden held his first town hall, answering about the vaccine rollout.
February 12, 2021
7. February 12, 2021
February 12, 2021
House impeachment managers presented their case against former President Trump.
February 5, 2021
6. February 5, 2021
February 5, 2021
Summary not available
January 29, 2021
5. January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021
Summary not available
January 22, 2021
4. January 22, 2021
January 22, 2021
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January 15, 2021
3. January 15, 2021
January 15, 2021
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January 8, 2021
2. January 8, 2021
January 8, 2021
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January 1, 2021
1. January 1, 2021
January 1, 2021
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Washington Week
Washington Week

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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 (546 episodes). The series first aired on February 1, 1972.

Washington Week is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Washington Week on demand at and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    February 1, 1972
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (59)