Play The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Peril”

The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and former Washington Week moderator Robert Costa join moderator Yamiche Alcindor an in-depth discussion into the explosive reporting from their new book “Peril” on the challenging transition of power between the Trump and Biden administration.

Play U.S. Gymnasts Testimony on Larry Nassar Investigation

Earlier this week, four elite gymnasts testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, detailing the failures in the handling of the sexual abuse investigation on former USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The panel discussed the implications of the testimonies, the flaws in the FBI’s handling of the case, and more.

Play How 9/11 Changed American Life

The panel continues the conversation, reflecting on the 20 year anniversary of 9/11. The panel also discussed how the attacks shifted American life, politics, and the impact the event had on Muslim Americans.

Play President Biden’s Domestic Challenges

The panel continues the conversation on the domestic challenges President Biden faces. The panel covered the rise of COVID-19 cases, the new Texas abortion ban, and the impacts of natural disasters sweeping through states.

Play CDC Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots Next Month

This week, President Biden announced that COVID-19 booster shots will become available to Americans as early as next month. The panel also discussed the data that motivated the new guidance on booster shots, the debate over mask mandates in schools and the politics of the pandemic. Pete Williams of NBC News guest moderates.

Play Mental Health Crisis in U.S., Plus the Infrastructure Deal

The panel continues the conversation on a contentious political environment, even amid a bipartisan agreement on infrastructure. They also discussed the national conversation on mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic and after Simone Biles pulled out of the Olympics.

Play Cuban Protests & The Latest on COVID-19

President Biden’s Latin American policies are challenged as protests spiral in Cuba, due to the government's pandemic response. The panel also discussed pressures on the White House to support a Democratic government in Haiti, and more on the threat of rising COVID cases.

Play COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Amid Delta Variant Surge

As Delta variant case numbers rise across the U.S., President Biden announced a strategy in hopes of containing the virus. The panel also discussed how the administration plans to combat vaccine hesitancy and what this means for the future of the pandemic.

Panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Leigh Ann Caldwell of NBC News, Weijia Jiang of CBS News

Play The Washington Week Bookshelf: “Nightmare Scenario”

The Washington Post’s Yasmeen Abutaleb & Damian Paletta join moderator Yamiche Alcindor for an in-depth discussion into the Trump administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, from their new book “Nightmare Scenario.”

Panel: Yasmeen Abutaleb of The Washington Post, Damian Paletta of The Washington Post

Play Vice President Kamala Harris Visits The Border

Kamala Harris visited the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time as vice president. The panel also discussed President Biden’s missed COVID-19 vaccination goals and the challenges in vaccinating more Americans.

Panel: Zolan Kanno-Youngs of The New York Times, Eva McKend of Spectrum News, Mike Memoli of NBC News, Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News

Play Juneteenth: The Newest American Federal Holiday

President Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. The panel discussed the racial injustice the country continues to face, plus Vice President Kamala Harris’s historic march in a Pride parade.

Panel: Kaitlan Collins of CNN, Pete Williams of NBC News, Anne Gearan of The Washington Post, Garrett Haake of NBC News

Play President Biden’s Upcoming Trip Abroad

The panel takes an in-depth look into President Biden’s upcoming overseas meetings with the G7 and NATO, and his meeting with Russian President Putin. The panel also discussed the ongoing crisis in Haiti, Biden raises the alarm about the future of democracy.

Panel: Leigh Ann Caldwell of NBC News, Astead Herndon of The New York Times, Anita Kumar of POLITICO, Annie Linskey of The Washington Post

Play America Faces Its History of Race Violence

Next week marks the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre that ravaged a community known as “Black Wall Street.” The panel also discussed the 1917 East St. Louis Massacre, the gaps in our education, & what the major political and culture changes seen in the country over the past year.

Panel: Trymaine Lee of MSNBC, Wesley Lowery of 60 Minutes+, Ayesha Rascoe of NPR, Sara Sidner of CNN

Play Abortion Rights Under Fire & the latest on COVID Restriction

The Supreme Court announced it will take up a case that challenges Roe v. Wade, as states pass new laws restricting abortion access. The panel also discussed the latest CDC guidance on masks, and how businesses are struggling to adjust in a post-COVID vaccine world.

Panel: Andrea Mitchell of NBC News & MSNBC, Rachel Scott of ABC News, Asma Khalid of NPR, Jeff Zeleny of CNN

Play Israeli-Palestinian Crisis & Racial Gap in School Reopening

President Biden is facing pressure from all sides as the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militia group Hamas escalates. The panel also discussed how the pandemic revealed racial disparities in students returning to school.

Panel: Eugene Daniels of POLITICO, Kasie Hunt of NBC News, Susan Page of USA Today, Manu Raju of CNN

Play Separated Families Reunite, What’s Next on Immigration?

The Biden administration announced some of the first reunifications of families separated at the border under former President Trump. The panel also discussed Biden’s plans to handle the sharp rise in child migrants at the border and prospects for reform.

Panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Errin Haines of The 19th, Weijia Jiang of CBS News, Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News

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