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CNN Tonight update for December 6, 2022 CNN Tonight
There is no new episode of the CNN Tonight showcast. If you haven’t already, please check out CNN’s other podcasts and showcasts at
Dec 7, 2022
Gay rights vs. religion in Supreme Court hearing CNN Tonight
Should a graphic designer have the right to refuse to create websites that celebrate same-sex weddings, based on their own religious beliefs? The Supreme Court hears a case of a designer who doesn’t want to work with same sex-couples. The plaintiff, Lorie Smith, joins to give her perspective on why she is challenging the State of Colorado law that says otherwise.Republican lawmakers remain silent as Trump denies wanting to “Terminate” the Constitution after calling for “Termination” of the Const...Show moreitution in a Tweet. Plus, Elon Musk brings a prominent neo-Nazi back to Twitter, Walker and Warnock make their closing arguments in the pivotal Georgia Senate runoff, “Targeted” attacks on North Carolina substations leave thousands without power in Moore County, and “Cheers” actress Kirstie Alley dies at 71.Hosted by Laura Coates.
Dec 6, 2022
Georgia Senate runoff neck-and-neck CNN Tonight
1.5 million ballots have been cast in the Georgia Senate runoff between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker as early voting ends, with new polling showing Warnock is narrowly in the lead. The panel discusses the final moves the January 6th Committee is weighing, as decisions on criminal referrals loom, and Trump’s tactical pivot to the right worries to top Republicans who want to broaden the party’s appeal.CNN Correspondent David Culver is on the scene at the eruption of the World’s largest acti...Show moreve volcano in Oahu, Hawaii, where Mauna Loa’s lava is now only three miles from a major highway. ‘Silence is complicity’: Biden calls out anti-Semitism amid Kanye West’s comments praising Hitler. Plus, Trump expresses support for the Capitol rioters, hate speech dramatically surges on Twitter after Elon Musk’s takeover, Alex Jones files for bankruptcy following the $1.5 billion Sandy Hook verdicts, and New York City looks to hire a ‘Rat Czar’.Hosted by Laura Coates.
Dec 3, 2022
No special treatment for Trump CNN Tonight
An appeals court halts the special master review of documents seized at Mar-a-Lago in a major defeat for Trump. That, as a federal judge orders former top lawyers in Trump’s White House to testify in the Grand Jury probe into 2020 election interference, in Georgia. Obama campaigns for Warnock in the Georgia Senate runoff against Walker, delivering the message: ‘You can’t be tired”.Plus, Biden hosts Macron for the first state dinner of his presidency, LeBron James calls out the media's double sta...Show morendard, SCOTUS keeps the block on Biden’s student debt plan but schedules arguments for February 2023, Rep. Logfren says the 1/6 Committee will releases all of its findings, and Prince William’s Godmother quits the palace after “Unacceptable” comments to a black guest.Hosted by Laura Coates.
Dec 2, 2022
San Francisco allowing police to deploy robots that kill CNN Tonight
The panel discusses San Francisco allowing police to use lethal robots in “extreme circumstances”, the January 6 Committee wrapping up its final interview before it moves on to consider potential criminal referrals at a meeting this Friday, the effects of trauma on communities following mass shootings and the pandemic, and House Democrats paving the way for the end of a 20-year Pelosi era with the historic election of Rep. Hakeem Jeffries.Ahead of the US taking on the Netherlands Saturday after ...Show moredefeating Iran 1-0 in the World Cup, the panel discusses Captain Tyler Adams speaking out about issues of discrimination in the US, and the equal pay agreement reached by the US Women’s National Soccer Team earlier this year. Plus, a 4-day week study shows increased revenues and productivity while decreasing stress and burnout, the world's largest active volcano shoots fountains of lava more than 100 feet high in Hawaii, and Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac dies at 79.Hosted by Laura Coates.
Dec 1, 2022
Oath Keepers members found guilty of seditious conspiracy CNN Tonight
Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Rhodes and top Lieutenant Kelly Meggs have been found guilty of seditious conspiracy in the violent January 6 plot to keep Trump in power. The Senate passes a bipartisan bill to protect same-sex marriage and interracial marriage in a landmark vote. Jim Obergefell, who was the plaintiff in the now infamous 2015 Obergefell Vs. Hodges decision, speaks out about why the ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ does not respect the LGBTQ plus community.Arkansas resident Chris Kennedy te...Show morells Laura about his decision to become a professional black Santa, after receiving a racist letter about the black Santa on his lawn. Civil liberties groups blast the NYC Mayor’s order for the NYPD and FDNY to intervene, and possibly involuntarily commit someone who is suffering from a mental health crisis. Plus, former Trump White House Chief of Staff Stephen Miller meets with the January 6 Committee, a Texas woman kidnapped as a baby 51 years ago reunites with her family thanks to a DNA match, and the US beats Iran 1-0 in the World Cup.Hosted by Laura Coates.
Nov 30, 2022
Pence: Trump “should apologize” for dinner with white nationalist CNN Tonight
Pence says Trump was “wrong” for hosting white nationalist Nick Fuentes and Kanye West and says the former president “should apologize”, as a growing number of top Republicans condemn the former president. The Buffalo mass shooter pleads guilty to a domestic act of terrorism motivated by hate and 10 counts of first-degree murder in a racist attack. But, families of the victims are expressing their frustration at the hearings.Mystery surrounds the death of 25-year-old Shanquella Robinson while on...Show more vacation in Mexico. Prosecutors say she died as a result of a “direct attack” as they seek to extradite one of her friends as a suspect. Perspective from former FBI Director, now CNN Senior Law Enforcement Analyst, Andrew McCabe. Plus, Chinese protesters risk arrest as they call to end the country's rigid "zero-Covid" policy, 300,000 Georgians vote in the Senate runoff between Warnock and Walker, and rare dual eruptions from Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes in Hawaii.Hosted by Laura Coates.
Nov 29, 2022
CNN Tonight Update For November 24, 2022 CNN Tonight
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Nov 25, 2022
DOJ seeks Mike Pence’s testimony in January 6 criminal probe CNN Tonight
CNN Tonight continues with the panel discussing Mike Pence indicating he’s open to providing some testimony in the DOJ ‘s criminal probe into January 6, Trump’s week of legal setbacks, and the 600+ mass shootings in the US so far this year. And, as the nation reels from a second mass shooting in as many days, Nicole Hockley, M.D. of the Sandy Hook promise, joins to talk about the steps she thinks should be taken immediately to curb rising gun violence in America.Plus, police say “no suspects hav...Show moree been named or arrested” in the Idaho University student killings, Walker and Warnock are set for a Georgia Senate runoff in two weeks, a study suggests exercise can impact your Thanksgiving appetite, and a man explains his connection with his RealDoll.Hosted by Alisyn Camerota.
Nov 24, 2022
6 dead after Virginia Walmart manager opens fire in store CNN Tonight
5 employees and a 16-year-old boy have been killed inside a Virginia Walmart after an overnight manager of the store opened fire on his colleagues in a break room. Lorenzo Gamble, Brian Pendleton, Kellie Pyle, Randall Blevins, and Tyneka Johnson have all been identified as victims by so far by officials. Walmart employee Jessie Wilczewski gives her harrowing account of the ordeal, and how she miraculously survived.The DOJ is seeking Mike Pence’s testimony in the January 6 criminal probe. Trump’s...Show more former Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney joins to discuss whether Pence will comply, Trump’s chaotic week of legal losses, and Kevin McCarthy facing a new term with a more extreme freedom caucus. Ethiopian born Swedish-American chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson joins to discuss how more Americans are opting to eat out on Thanksgiving amid rising food prices, and the importance of celebrating cultural differences during the holiday season.Hosted by Kasie Hunt.
Nov 24, 2022
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