Most Recent Appearances by Tom Gjelten

Airdate: January 17, 2014

Obama's recommendations to reform NSA surveillance practices; a congressional report calls Benghazi attack “likely preventable”; the political fallout from Obamacare, and two cases argued before SCOTUS dealing with restrictions on abortion protesters and presidential recess appointments. Joining Gwen: Peter Baker, New York Times; Joan Biskupic, Reuters; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Tom Gjelten, NPR.

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Airdate: November 1, 2013

The continuing efforts by the administration to sell the benefits of Obamacare; how the NSA collects and shares intelligence while also addressing privacy concerns and the declining public support for members of Congress and the president. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Tom Gjelten, NPR; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times.

 

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Airdate: August 23, 2013

US economic and military aid to Egypt in question as Mubarak is released from prison; allegations of chemical weapons use by the Syrian government; the NSA illegally collected thousands of US emails; and a March on Washington retrospective fifty years later. Joining Gwen: Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics, Tom Gjelten of NPR and Michael Fletcher of the Washington Post. 

 

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Airdate: June 21, 2013

President Obama in Europe for a G8 summit and his first Berlin trip since 2008, the U.S. attempts peace talks with Afghanistan and the Taliban, progress on immigration reform and failure of the farm bill in Congress, and the NSA disclosed that they foiled more than 50 terrorist attacks. Joining Gwen:  Peter Baker, New York Times; Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News; Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post; Tom Gjelten, NPR.

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Airdate: April 19, 2013

In a week that stunned the nation, we look at the attack on the Boston Marathon and the suspect manhunt that has consumed the city of Boston. Also, we look at the politics behind the “shameful” defeat of gun control legislation. Plus, how do leaders respond to uncertain times. Joining Gwen: Tom Gjelten, NPR; Peter Baker, New York Times; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.

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Airdate: March 22, 2013

President Barack Obama travels to the Middle East to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts amidst concerns over Iran and Syria. Also, the Republican party's self-analysis of the brutal 2012 election and the political balance shifts on the same-sex marriage issue.  Joining Gwen: John Harris, Politico; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; David Sanger, New York Times; and Tom Gjelten, NPR.

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Airdate: Bush's 2nd Inaugural

As the country prepares for President Obama's second term, we look into our vault to January 21, 2005 when President George W. Bush had just been sworn into his second term and and our panelists examined his projected priorities and challenges.

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Airdate: June 15, 2012

The Obama administration's new immigration policy that allows some undocumented immigrants to stay and get work permits. Plus, who is winning the debate on the economy: President Obama or Mitt Romney? Also, tensions between the U.S. & Russia on Syria, intelligence leaks and more. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Pierre Thomas, ABC News; Peter Baker, New York Times; Tom Gjelten, NPR.

 

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Airdate: 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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Airdate: 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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Airdate: May 6, 2011

After U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden, America rejoices but the war on terror continues. The panel looks at the intelligence that led to bin Laden, the political and national security impact, and the strained US-Pakistan relationship. Joining guest host, Gloria Borger: James Kitfield, National Journal, Tom Gjelten, NPR, Peter Baker, New York Times, and Charles Babington, AP.
 

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Airdate: April 29, 2011

Washington D.C. was busy this week with a national security team shuffle, newly published Wiki-leaks documents on Guantanamo Bay, the release of the President's long form birth certificate, and Ben Bernanke’s first press conference. Joining Gwen: Mark Mazzetti, New York Times; Tom Gjelten, NPR; John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times; and Karen Tumulty, Washington Post.
 

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Airdate: March 18, 2011

President Obama and the U.N. warn Moammar Gadhafi to stop military action against rebels or face consequences. Meanwhile, after the earthquake, tsunami and partial nuclear plant meltdown in Japan, the U.S. reviews nuclear safety and a look at the global economic impact of the disaster.  Joining Gwen: Tom Gjelten, NPR; Coral Davenport, National Journal; and David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.
 

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Airdate: February 11, 2011

After three weeks of mostly peaceful protests, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned.  What is next for Egypt?  Reporting on this historic day, Tom Gjelten, NPR, and Yochi Dreazen, National Journal.  In the US, President Obama courts big business & the GOP leadership, plus the first Republican cattle call of 2012 with John Harwood, CNBC/New York Times and Dan Balz, Washington Post.
 

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Airdate: December 10, 2010

House Democrats turned against President Obama because of his tax compromise with the GOP. Gwen Ifill discusses the deadlock in the current lame duck congress with Jackie Calmes (NY Times) Charles Babington (Associated Press) and Lori Montgomery (Washington Post).  Also, Tom Gjelten (NPR) reports on the latest news surrounding the WikiLeaks disclosures, including the arrest of Julian Assange.
 

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Airdate: November 12, 2010

Election fallout continues; the President faces challenges abroad & George W. Bush focuses on his legacy. Jackie Calmes (NY Times) on the deficit commission's draft proposals; Naftali Bendavid (Wall Street Journal) examines leadership battles in Congress; Tom Gjelten (NPR) analyzes the struggles of the global economy as Mr. Obama travels to Asia, & Martha Raddatz (ABC News) on the Bush  memoir.

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Airdate: September 24, 2010

The recession officially ended 15-months ago, but Americans don’t believe it’s over. Jackie Calmes (New York Times) and Naftali Bendavid (Wall Street Journal) discuss the Dem & GOP election year strategies on the economy. Nancy Youssef (McClatchy Newspapers) has details of the "Don't Ask-Don't Tell" vote in the Senate. Tom Gjelten (NPR) on the UN speeches from both the US and Iranian presidents.

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