Washington Week

Friday Nights on PBS

Civil Rights

New Details on Jan. 6 and COVID Spiking Again

December 17, 2021
The panel discussed Mark Meadows contempt charge, voting rights, Biden’s agenda and a grim COVID milestone.

The Washington Week Bookshelf: “The 1619 Project”

December 10, 2021
The 1619 Project's Nikole Hannah-Jones discusses new book and the impact of race in America.

Inside the Exoneration of 2 Men Convicted of Killing Malcolm X

November 19, 2021
The panel explored a major update in the 1965 assassination of civil rights icon Malcolm X

Crime and Punishment in Washington and Kenosha

November 19, 2021
The nation's eyes are on Kenosha, WI after Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges.

Kyle Rittenhouse Case & the Trial Over Ahmaud Arbery’s Death

November 12, 2021
The panel goes in-depth into the dramatic developments of the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial.

The Nation's Divide over Critical Race Theory

November 5, 2021
The panel discussed the debate over critical race theory, how students are being taught in Virginia schools, and how the issue connects to history.

America Faces Its History of Race Violence

May 28, 2021
Next week marks the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre that ravaged a community known as “Black Wall Street.” The panel also discussed the 1917 East St. Louis Massacre, the gaps in our education, & what the major political and culture changes seen in the country over the past year.

George Floyd’s Death: One Year Later

May 28, 2021
A year after George Floyd was murdered by former officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, the panel discussed what’s changed, what hasn’t and where racial justice and policing reforms stand in Capitol Hill.
News You Need to Know

Deadly incidents in Rochester and Portland fuel new unrest

September 5, 2020
Amna Nawaz | PBS NewsHour
In parts of the U.S., there continue to be protests and outrage over police conduct and responses to demonstrations. In Rochester, New York, the family of Daniel Prude is calling for officers involved in his March death to be fired and charged. And a self-identified anti-fascist suspected of killing a right-wing protester in Portland, Oregon, was killed by law enforcement.
Subscribe to Civil Rights