The program on the week's top political events included a panel conversation on the Bush administration's handling of the US spy plane detainment by the Chinese, how it will influence the discourse of US-Sino relations in the next four years, the minimal response of the European allies during the conflict, Bush's recent budget fielded to Congress, the poor state of the IRS in light of the approaching tax deadline, and the Congress' role in the California energy crisis threatening other US states in the near future. [26 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: WASHINGTON WEEK, PBS' longest-running public affairs series, features Washington's top journalists analyzing the week's top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans. Gwen Ifill hosts.
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