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PBS NewsHour full episode, Dec. 6, 2022

Tuesday on the NewsHour, former President Trump’s company is found guilty of tax fraud. Then, Georgia’s runoff election for a U.S. Senate seat comes to an end after a contentious campaign. Plus, deaths from the synthetic opioid fentanyl rise dramatically among young people, prompting schools to stockpile medication to reverse overdose.
PBS NewsHour full episode, Dec. 6, 2022

TODAY’S SEGMENTS:

Trump Organization found guilty of tax fraud

A New York jury has found the Trump Organization guilty of 17 counts of criminal tax fraud for a scheme top executives used to dodge personal income taxes. The verdict comes as a separate investigation into the former president’s illegitimate attempts to remain in power appears to be entering a new phase. Investigative journalist Andrea Bernstein joins John Yang to discuss.

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4Ri4… 

News Wrap: Congress honors police who defended Capitol

In our news wrap Tuesday, Congress paused to honor the police who defended the U.S. Capitol against the Jan. 6 assault, the suspect in a Colorado nightclub shooting was charged with murder and hate crimes, Chinese hackers have stolen at least $20 million in U.S. COVID relief funds, and an oversight board says Facebook’s content moderation system needs a major overhaul.

Correction: The NewsHour misreported that the Georgia runoff will decide if Republicans control the a tied senate receive a 51 seat majority. The runoff will decide if Democrats will control a tied senate or receive a 51 seat majority. We regret the error.

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbE9G… 

Georgia's Senate runoff ends after a contentious campaign

The last U.S. Senate contest of the 2022 midterm elections is finally coming to an end Tuesday night. The runoff in Georgia brings an end to a tight and bitter race between Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker. The result will determine Democrats’ margin of leverage in the Senate. Laura Barrón-López joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what to watch as polls close.

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDcGH… 

A newly elected Republican on the GOP's performance

House Republicans are stepping into power in part because of wins from candidates of color as well as in some hard-fought swing districts. Those who won now have a seat at the table over the future of their party. Michigan Rep.-elect John James will be the first Black Republican elected to Congress in the state. He joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss the performance of his party in the midterms.

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMuX8… 

Ukrainian Nobel Peace Prize winner on Russia's atrocities

For the third time in 24 hours on Tuesday a military base inside Russia was attacked. Moscow blamed Ukraine, but Kyiv isn’t commenting on the strikes. Yet the drive for accountability for Russian war crimes persists. Ukrainian human rights activist Oleksandra Matviichuk, who heads the Center for Civil Liberties, which will receive the Nobel Peace Prize this week, joins Nick Schifrin to discuss.

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cSaJ… 

Schools stockpile medication to combat rise in overdoses

Overdose deaths caused by fentanyl are on the rise across the country. It’s especially grim for young people, with more than 75 percent of adolescent overdose deaths in 2021 involving the powerful synthetic opioid. In response, many schools have stocked up on Narcan, a medication used to reverse overdoses. Stephanie Sy reports from Sacramento, where Narcan is now available at all K-12 schools.

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kuCY… 

Higher education workers' strike disrupts California classes

The largest strike of the year in the U.S. and the largest strike in higher education ever is in its fourth week. The battle is playing out at the University of California over fair compensation for graduate students, teaching assistants and postdoctoral workers, who do much of the research and teaching on campus. Tim Cain of the University of Georgia joins William Brangham to discuss.

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js04z… 

A Brief But Spectacular take on climate action

Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and founder of Third Act, an organization that encourages people over 60 to take action on climate change. He also helped to found 350.org, which was the first global grassroots climate campaign, organizing protests on every continent including Antarctica. McKibben shares his Brief But Spectacular take on working together for climate action.

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFdkQ…

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”

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