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Newsroom Decision Makers

Airs Friday, December 31, 2021 at 8PM on PBS (check local listings)

Join Washington Week for a special New Year’s Eve show featuring four top newsroom leaders. The panel will discuss the challenges of reporting the news during a global pandemic and increased political polarization. They’ll also talk about covering rampant misinformation, the nation’s unfolding racial reckoning, upcoming coverage of midterm elections and plans for reporting the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, they’ll respond to criticism from Democrats and Republicans regarding how President Biden and the White House are covered.

We’ll discuss all this and more with:

  • Elisabeth Bumiller, Assistant Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief for The New York Times
  • David Chalian, Vice President of Political Coverage and Political Director for CNN
  • Julie Pace, Washington Bureau Chief & Assistant Managing Editor for The Associated Press
  • Terence Samuel, Managing Editor for news at National Public Radio


This week, there is no Washington Week Extra. The Extra will return on January 7th, streaming live on YouTube at 8:30/7:30c.

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