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The Week in CT News: Jury weighs cost of Alex Jones' lies, midterm elections approach

Robbie Parker, parent of Emilie, listens to Attorney Chris Mattei during his closing statements in the Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation damages trial in Superior Court in Waterbury on Thursday, October 6, 2022, Waterbury, Conn.
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Robbie Parker, parent of Emilie, listens to Attorney Chris Mattei during his closing statements in the Alex Jones Sandy Hook defamation damages trial in Superior Court in Waterbury on Thursday, October 6, 2022, Waterbury, Conn.

Frankie & Johnny is a weekly recap of news you need to know from around Connecticut. Each Friday, Connecticut Public's Frankie Graziano and John Henry Smith take you through the headlines and get you up-to-date on the stories you may have missed — in less than five minutes.

This week Frankie & Johnny explain:

  • A trial to determine how much Infowars host Alex Jones owes families of Sandy Hook victims is winding down to a verdict.
  • An update on several Connecticut congressional races a month before election day.

Frankie & Johnny premieres Fridays at 4:44 p.m. during All Things Considered on Connecticut Public Radio.

Frankie Graziano is the host of 'The Wheelhouse,' focusing on how local and national politics impact the people of Connecticut.
John Henry Smith is Connecticut Public’s host of All Things Considered, its flagship afternoon news program. He's proud to be a part of the team that won a regional Emmy Award for The Vote: A Connecticut Conversation. In his 21st year as a professional broadcaster, he’s covered both news and sports.

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