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September 11, 2001

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September 11, 2001
On the night September 11, 2001, as part of PBS’s continuing coverage, Gwen Ifill hosted a Washington Week Special Edition featuring reporting and analysis from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Doyle McManus (LA Times), Tom Gjelten (NPR) who was at then the Pentagon when it was attacked, and Martha Raddatz (ABC News) who was at the State Department when it was evacuated.
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September 12, 2001

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September 12, 2001
As part of PBS’s continuing coverage of the aftermath of 9/11, Gwen Ifill hosted a Washington Week Special Edition featuring reporting and analysis from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Alan Murray (Wall St. Journal), David Shribman (Boston Globe) and with reaction from overseas from Julie McCarthy (NPR) in London and Tom Friedman (NY Times) in Jerusalem.
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September 13, 2001

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September 13, 2001
As part of PBS's continuing coverage of the aftermath of 9/11, Gwen Ifill hosted a Washington Week Specail Edition featuring reporting and analysis from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Tom Gjelten (NPR), Richard Berke (NY Times), Juliet Eilperin (Washington Post), Gloria Borger (US News/CBS News) as President Bush, his cabinet and Congress decide how respond to the attacks.
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September 14, 2001

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September 14, 2001
As part of PBS’s full evening special, America Responds, Gwen Ifill hosts a special Washington Week program just four days after attacks of 9/11 with reporting and analysis of that historic week from the late David Broder (Washington Post), Richard Berke (NY Times), Ceci Connolly (Washington Post), Martha Raddatz (ABC News), Barbara Bradley (NPR) and Alan Murray (Wall Street Journal).
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The resignation of Rep. Mark Foley

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October 6, 2006
In the Vault this week, some parallels between embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-NY) situation and that of Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) who resigned his seat in September 2006 after revelations he sent sexually explicit messages to an underage house page. Republicans lost the House and the Senate in the mid-term elections just five weeks later.
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National Issues Affect Special Elections

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May 27, 1994
In the wake of the Congressional special election upset in New York this week, we look back into the "Vault" at parallels to a 1994 special election. Like this year, in which a national issue (Medicare Reform) shaped the debate, in 1994 the issue was Bill Clinton's popularity. While this week saw a Democrat win a largely Republican district (NY-26), in 1994 it was Republican winning a seat held by Democrats for a century (KY-2). It was also the first foreshadowing of voter discontent that would lead to the GOP takeover of the House later that year.
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The Newt Gingrich Years

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November 11, 1994
With the planned announcement this week that Republican Newt Gingrich will run for President in 2012, we look back to his sometimes tumultuous tenure as House Speaker in the 1990s beginning the week of the GOP landslide in the mid-term elections of 1994 on the heels of the Contract with America.
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The Capture of Saddam Hussein

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December 19, 2003
With the death of Osama bin Laden this week, we look back in the Vault to 2003 and the announcement--just 9-months after the start of the Iraq War--of the capture of former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein. Bin Laden's capture was also a major priority at that time.
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The Rise of Ross Perot

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April 3, 1992
With talk of a celebrity businessman thinking of running for President in 2012, we take a look back at 1992, when voter discontent helped propel another business billionaire into the race against President George Bush and Democrat Bill Clinton: Ross Perot. Jack Nelson of the Los Angeles Times takes a look at the early stages of the Perot phenomena.