The program on the week's top political events included panel conversation on the Democrats' first week in the Senate majority, their concern over whether they have the ability to pass any legislation in their new role, the public's growing concern over President Bush's conservative leadership, President Bush's upcoming first visit to Europe, the current foreign policy issues--including relations with Korea, the rancor in the Middle East, and the Kyoto Agreement--the approaching execution of Timothy McVeigh on June 11, 2001 and the growing nationwide debate over the death penalty. [26 minutes]
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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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