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Washington Week

Washington Week

  • Premiered: 
    February 23, 1967
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  • Network: WETA
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Talk
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Political
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Plot Synopsis

WASHINGTON WEEK features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events. This program is the longest-running primetime news & public affairs program on television. The show first aired locally on WETA on February 23, 1967 as WASHINGTON WEEK IN REVIEW. A few months later it began broadcasting over Eastern Educational Network, a group of 14 stations located between Washington, D.C. and Maine. In January 1969, it became the first local program to air on the new Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). In its early years, WASHINGTON WEEK maintained three regular correspondents -- Peter Lisagor, Charles Corddry, and Neil MacNeil -- but in 1970 the format changed to three regular reporters and a weekly guest reporter. The program currently maintains a small core group of regular correspondents and a larger group of occasional guests.
Yamiche Alcindor became the ninth moderator of WASHINGTON WEEK in May 2021. Alcindor also serves as White House correspondent for the PBS NEWSHOUR and a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. New episodes of WASHINGTON WEEK debut Fridays from 8-8:30pm on PBS.


Other Titles

  • Previously known as Washington Week in Review
  • Previously known as Washington Week With Gwen Ifill

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by WETA