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PBS NewsHour full episode, Dec. 16, 2022
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In our news wrap Friday, President Biden signed a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown by keeping federal agencies open through next week, basketball star Brittney Griner left a medical center in Texas after recovering from her time in a Russian prison and Russian missiles blasted Ukrainian cities in one of the war’s largest aerial assaults.
Five current and former state troopers in Louisiana are now accused of brutalizing and killing a Black man and obstructing investigations. The arrest of Ronald Greene generated allegations of cover-up and multiple investigations. Roby Chavez reports from New Orleans.
Bill Burns was a career diplomat and pillar of the State Department for decades, rising to Deputy Secretary in Barack Obama’s second administration. He’s been ambassador to Russia and was instrumental in setting up the Iran nuclear deal. For much of the last two years, he’s served as director of the CIA. Judy Woodruff sat down with Burns at the CIA headquarters for a rare interview.
Twitter is facing intense criticism after a series of moves by billionaire owner Elon Musk. Twitter suspended the accounts of at least eight journalists that had recently posted about Musk or his policy changes on content moderation. Some posted links to an account that tracked Musk’s private jet’s travels through public data. Tech journalist Kara Swisher joined Amna Nawaz to discuss.
The House panel investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is preparing to release its final report. Questions remain over how much the committee will focus on the federal law enforcement response to the insurrection and if they could have done anything to prevent it. Laura Barrón-López reports.
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post associate editor Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including the Jan. 6 committee prepares to vote on recommending criminal charges against Trump, Congress tries to avoid a government shutdown and the front-runner to be the next Speaker of the House still does not have a clear path to the gavel.
Over the past few years the NewsHour has asked a little known Defense Department unit called the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service, or DVIDS, to produce a holiday song in which service personnel from around the world sing. This year they have produced a Hanukkah song to mark the beginning of the holiday which starts this Sunday.
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