Washington Week With Gwen Ifill And National Journal
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
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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.
Among the features of Washington Week On Line, you can see a weekly blog called Gwen's Take with insight and analysis from moderator Gwen Ifill; an expanded On The Radar section with daily updates from our panelists on the stories they're covering; The Vault which features clips from our library of broadcasts spanning 40 years; our Watch the Show and "Webcast EXTRA" video featuring each week's episodes; and a link to stories from our partners at National Journal.
Topics for July 25 (encore: July 27):
A dizzying array of international crises from the Middle East to Ukraine has garnered both global attention and outrage. In the Middle East, Hamas and Israel remain locked in combat. Despite intensive mediation efforts by the United States and Egypt, efforts to stop the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians collapsed and aggressions on both sides show no signs of abating.
In eastern Ukraine, the standoff between the government and pro-Russian separatists has only escalated in the days following last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner hampering investigation and recovery efforts. Meanwhile, the heated rhetoric between the United States and Europe against Russia is making a tense situation even more unpredictable.
Gwen Ifill will examine the options the United States and European nations are considering to address the cascade of international crisis with: Peter Baker of The New York Times; Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers; and Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times.
President Obama will address the recent surge of children illegally entering the U.S. during a White House meeting with the presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras on Friday. Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post, who interviewed two of the visiting leaders this week, will report on the discussions with the president; why immigration reform has become a foreign policy challenge for the Obama administration; and how efforts to come up with a solution in Congress appear stalled.
Here’s your chance to chat with Gwen Ifill! She will be on line next Thursday, July 31 at 9 a.m. (12noon ET) for her monthly webchat. Join her live or pre-submit a question.
And find out what Caroline Kennedy told Gwen about her new role as U.S. Ambassador to Japan at a time when the focus on Asia appears to be on the back burner in this week’s Gwen’s Take.
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