DC Washup

DC Washup

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Focusing on the US elections, the program brings you interviews with leaders, and newsmakers.

Episodes

Episode 45: This is the end, my friends  

In the final episode for 2016, North America Correspondent Michael Vincent and producer Roscoe Whalan take stock of President-Elect Donald Trump's latest appointments, review his deal to save manufacturing jobs in Indiana and preview the Trump "Thank You" Tour. Finally, Michael reflects on the best, the worst and the interesting times of his posting before returning to Australia.

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Episode 44: Tater, Tot and the Trump lot.  

Turkeys beware... Thanksgiving is here! While Barack Obama spared the lives of thanksgiving turkeys - Tater and Tot - Donald Trump has not spared the DC bureau from yet another a busy week. North America correspondents Stephanie March, Michael Vincent, bureau chief Zoe Daniel and producer Brooke Wylie talk about Trump's latest cabinet picks, the challenges of having a billionaire business owner in the Oval Office and reflect on what there is to be thankful about as 2016 comes to a close.

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Episode 43: Penthouse to the White House  

What happens in Trump Tower stays in Trump Tower! North America Correspondents Zoe Daniel, Michael Vincent and Stephanie March and producer Roscoe Whalan break down week one of Donald Trump's transition from New York businessman to president-elect. Who will make up his team of advisers? How is President Barack Obama appeasing world leaders about his successor? And why can't a future president just go out and eat a steak?!

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Episode 42: Trumplandia  

In a blockbuster edition of the D.C. Wash Up the US Team reflect on an incredible election night sharing their perspectives from inside both the Donald Trump victory party and Hillary Clinton's headquarters in New York City. Over a mammoth 48 hours, the crew has had a front row seat to history telling the stories of devastated Democrats and jubilant Trump supporters around America. Where to from here for the Democratic Party? What will a Trump presidency look like? Can Donald Trump unite America? The team tries its very best to answer those questions.

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Episode 41: THE END OF THE WORLD ...scratch that ... It's just the END OF THE US ELECTION 2016 edition  

This week we speak to a first time US voter and long-time ABC correspondent Jill Colgan about how this election compares to the other three she reported on and lived through. We discuss Steph's trip to the biggest swing state Florida and Michael's trip to a state Trump is hoping to flip - Wisconsin. Big rallies - passionate voters - who will win?! It's anybody's guess.

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Episode 40: A Whole Lot to Talk About  

With less than two weeks to go until D-Day, North America Correspondent Michael Vincent and producers Brooke Wylie and Roscoe Whalan talk polling: who can we trust and will there be another Brexit in America? The team also calls up Hunter Scarborough, the creator of "Voter" an app that's been described as the Tinder of democracy.

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Episode 39: Concedes... of doubt  

Three debates down, one general election to go! North American Correspondent Michael Vincent and producers Brooke Wylie and Roscoe Whalan dissect the third and final debate and discuss the consequences of Trump's claims that he won't concede the election if he loses on November 8. Michael also bares gifts from his travels to Ohio.

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Episode 38: Cat's out of the bag  

It's a race to the bottom and there's only four weeks to go! This week, North America Bureau Chief Zoe Daniel, North America Correspondent Stephanie March and producers Brooke Wylie and Roscoe Whalan break down a murky week in US politics with Donald Trump's campaign trying to move past a 2005 tape in which he made lewd remarks about women as allegations against the Republican nominee continue to mount.

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Episode 37: Sleepy Veepy  

Sandwiched between an uninspiring vice presidential debate and a highly anticipated second face-off between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, this week supervising producer Roscoe Whalan, producer Brooke Wylie, North America correspondents Michael Vincent and Stephanie March discuss Mr Trump's taxes, the debates and some of the week's political gags.

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Episode 36: Highly debatable  

Bureau Chief Zoe Daniel and North America Correspondent Michael Vincent share their experience from the first presidential debate in New York. Meanwhile, producers Brooke Wylie and Roscoe Whalan join the crew to break down the state of the presidential race - including the latest blunder from third-party candidate, Gary Johnson.

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Episode 35: A Violent Turn  

North America Correspondent Michael Vincent and producers Roscoe Whalan and Brooke Wylie recap a tense week in the United States where explosions in New York and violent protests on the streets of Charlotte dictated the tone of the presidential campaign. Also, Michael catches up with debate expert Todd Graham to preview the first presidential debate.

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Episode 34: Fully sick  

Advisory: Coarse language. North America Correspondent Michael Vincent and producers Roscoe Whalan and Brooke Wylie get surgical and dissect a week of American politics which was all about health and well being. The team looks at Hillary's return to the campaign trail and delve into Donald Trump and Doctor Oz.

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Episode 33: Lights, camera, access!  

Bureau Chief Zoe Daniel, North American Correspondent Michael Vincent and Producer Roscoe Whalan get defensive this week and discuss Donald Trump's plan to strengthen America's military. The team also welcomes back former bureau cameraman Louie Eroglu, who covered both the 2008 and 2012 U.S. elections, to reflect how the political media landscape has changed.

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Episode 32: Hola Donaldo!  

Donald Trump went to Mexico and all his supporters got was a lousy new hat. But he and the media got much much more! North America correspondents Stephanie March and Michael Vincent and super producer Roscoe Whalan discuss the impact of Mr Trump's southern adventure, his big immigration speech in Arizona that followed and the disappearance of the Democratic nominee: where is Hillary!?

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Episode 31: Race relations  

Race relations turned sour on the campaign trail this week as Hillary Clinton went after her opponent's ties to racist fringe groups. Donald Trump fired back, accusing her of taking advantage of African American voters and labelling her a bigot. North America Correspondent Michael Vincent, ABC Washington producer Brooke Wylie and Politico's Katie Gluek take you through the week blow by blow, including the latest in the Clinton email saga, and the fight for the battleground states.

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Episode 30: Let Trump be Trump  

The Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has shaken up his campaign yet again, bringing in a new "chief executive" not from left field but the far-right. Bureau Chief Zoe Daniel and producers Roscoe Whalan and Brooke Wylie call up Huffington Post Senior Media Reporter Michael Calderone to explain who Stephen Bannon is, his relationship with Donald Trump and how his conservative, right-wing publication, Breitbart, has helped the businessman rise to the brink of the presidency.

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Episode 29: Donald Trump's Terrible Week (Part II)  

Things seem to be going from bad to worse for Republican nominee Donald Trump; this week he suggested "Second Amendment people" act against Hillary Clinton and said that President Barack Obama founded ISIS. Bureau Chief Zoe Daniel, North American Correspondent Michael Vincent and producer Roscoe Whalan take a look at his second terrible week in a row.

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Episode 28: Spitting the dummy  

Bureau chief Zoe Daniel, North America correspondent Michael Vincent and producers Brooke Wylie and Roscoe Whalan recap a terrible week for Donald Trump in which the Republican nominee got into an ongoing verbal stoush with the family of a fallen veteran, refused to endorse members of his own party, claimed the race for the presidency was rigged and kicked a baby out of one of his rallies.

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Episode 27: History and Balloons  

Bureau Chief Zoe Daniel, North America Correspondent Stephanie March and producer Roscoe Whalan reflect on a historic week in America at the Democrats National Convention in Philadelphia. The team talks about the speeches, the protests and what it is like to watch history happen before your eyes. (And the unforgettable balloon guy).

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Episode 26: Unconventional Days, Long Nights  

Bureau Chief Zoe Daniel, North America Correspondent Michael Vincent and producer Roscoe Whalan reflect on a controversial week in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention. The team talks plagiarism, party unity and Donald Trump's presidential speech while the Convention arena literally gets dismantled around them.

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