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Economy and Recession in 1983

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December 30, 1983
As 1983 came to an end, signs that the recession of the early 80s was starting to subside. One result: organized labor began to make concessions just to save jobs. Washington Week focused on the economy and attitudes of Americans going into 1984.
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Election 1992 and Health Care Reform

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February 7, 1992
In the election year of 1992, President Goerge H.W. Bush pushes his health care reform plan while the Democratic congress backs a new government program to help insure many of the 30+ million uninsured.
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15 Years of Washington Week

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February 26, 1982
Washington Week celebrates its 15-year anniversary in the last week of February, 1982. A true walk down memory lane with Paul Duke, Peter Lisagor, Haynes Johnson, Jack Nelson, Hedrick Smith and Charles McDowell among others.
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Ronald Reagan Interview

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July 16, 1982
This week, commemorating what would have been the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birthday, excerpts from a Special Edition of Washington Week in Review. Long time moderator Paul Duke sat down with the 40th President of the United States 2-1/2 years into Mr. Reagan’s first term to discuss his governing style and philosophy.
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1979 Middle East Peace Accord

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March 16, 1979
On the eve of the peace accord between Israel and Egypt, President Carter travels to both nations to finalize the framework. This episode aired just 10 days before the agreement. Meanwhile anger at Egypt continued in the Arab world and 31-months after the signing, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated and was succeeded in office by Hosni Mubarak.
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George HW Bush's 1992 State of the Union Address

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January 31, 1992
The focus this week is President George H.W. Bush’s State of the Union speech in the reelection year of 1992. The White House had built up this speech as one of the defining moments in the President’s term with economic anxiety first and foremost on the minds of voters. And some of the economic proposals are much of the same as those being used now to spur economic growth.
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Reagan's Inauguration and Iran Hostages Released

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January 23, 1981
Ronald Reagan is sworn in as President the same day that the Iranian hostages are released after being held for nearly 15 months.
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Oklahoma City Bombing

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April 28, 1995
In the week following the Oklahoma City bombing, Washington Week looked at how President Clinton, Congress, and the Justice Department reacted as well as the heated rhetoric surrounding the events.
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A Look Back at the 1980s

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December 29, 1989
In the final broadcast of 1989, a look back at the decade of the ’80s and the lasting impressions--- from the Reagan Revolution to the fall of Communism and the advent of new technology.