{"title":"Washington Week","dateDebut":"1967","dateEnd":"9999","description":"Washington Week\u2014previously Washington Week in Review\u2014is an American public affairs television program which has aired on PBS and its predecessor, National Educational Television, since 1967. Unlike other panel discussion shows which encourage informal (sometimes vociferous) debates as a means of presentation, Washington Week consistently follows a path of civility and moderation. Its format is that of a roundtable featuring the show's moderator and between two and four Washington-based journalists.\n\nWashington Week in Review was first broadcast on February 23, 1967 on NET, and was picked up by PBS in 1970. Since moving to PBS, Washington Week has used a panel discussion format, moderated by a host, the best known being Gwen Ifill. It was Ifill who shortened the name when she took over, as a sign that \"the show would spend more time looking forward\". Iffil died in November 2016. The show would be hosted with substitute hosts until April 2017 when Robert Costa took over as permanent host. He lasted until May of 2021 where he was replaced by Yamiche Alcindor.\n\nWashington Week is on PBS's national primetime lineup; because of the subscriber nature of PBS, local presentation of Washington Week is scheduled by individual stations, and air times vary by market, though the most dominant airing pattern is it leading off primetime on Friday evenings with weekend afternoon encores on most PBS member stations, and several airings per week on PBS World. The program is produced by WETA-TV in Washington, D.C.","leadImageMedUrl":"https:\/\/cdn.retrojunk.com\/file\/rj-media-image\/qffzf6zV669vov905Mlx0.jpeg_md.jpeg"}