Washington Week With Gwen Ifill And National Journal
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
WASHINGTON WEEK, PBS' longest-running public affairs series, features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. Gwen Ifill hosts.
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Topics for Sept. 23 (Encore Sept. 25):
Just days before Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off in the first presidential debate, the 2016 campaign has once again turned its focus to national security following a series of weekend attacks that are being investigated as potential terrorism. Authorities say the suspect accused of planting bombs in New York and New Jersey that injured dozens was inspired by Osama bin Laden. ISIS has claimed responsibility for a stabbing attack at a Minnesota mall that injured ten people. Pierre Thomas of ABC News will report on the latest details of the investigations.
In the wake of the attacks, the Republican nominee renewed his support for racial profiling by police to prevent further incidents while Clinton said Trump’s comments have been used for "recruitment of terrorists." Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg News will explain what the candidates say they would do to prevent future terror attacks.
Trump and Clinton also offered competing proposals to change police-community relations after fatal shootings of African-American men by police officers in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charlotte, North Carolina. Trump said he was "troubled" by the series of shootings, but he also renewed his support for controversial "stop and frisk" policies that allow police officers to stop people they think are suspicious. The New York businessman’s comments came as he spent much of the week trying to reach out to black voters and blamed President Obama’s leadership for African Americans being "in the worst shape they’ve ever been." Clinton called the recent shootings "intolerable" and said she would develop national standards for community policing. We’ll get more information on the candidates’ plan for improving police-community relations from Beth Reinhard of The Wall Street Journal.
The officer-involved shootings this week once again raises questions of how the candidates would reform the criminal justice system. Take a deep-dive into their proposals.
Elsewhere on the campaign trail this week, Trump faces new questions about whether he used his charitable foundation to pay for his personal business. His opponent courted millennial voters and proposed new job opportunities for Americans with disabilities. Both candidates are likely to face questions about these new proposals when they face off in their first debate on Monday. Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post will report on how the candidates are preparing.
While both Trump and Clinton are preparing to take the debate stage on Monday, so, too, is the moderator. Gwen Ifill has some experience with debate moderating and offers some advice in her Take.
If you had the chance to ask a question on the debate stage, what would it be? See what swing-state voters told us and add your voice to the conversation.
The debate over transparency on the campaign trail
Washington Week in Colorado: Trump, Clinton & Nat'l Security
One Year After 9/11 Attacks - Part II
One Year After 9/11 Attacks - Part I
One Year After 9/11 Attacks - Part II
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton trade accusations of racism
GOP leaders concerned about Trump; Clinton's polling bounce
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