How To Watch The House Impeachment Hearings On TV & OnlineDeadline — Patrick Hipes
UPDATED with schedules for Week 2 hearings: The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will continue public hearings in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump for a second week beginning Tuesday. Last week’s three witnesses marked the first such hearings to take place since President Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998 and only the fourth time against a sitting president in U.S. history.
The House of Representatives is probing charges that Trump attempted to coerce Ukraine, a foreign government, to launch an investigation of political rival Joe Biden and his son. The hearings could wrap before the end of the year.
Like last week, cable networks are planning full-court coverage for scheduled hearings this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (see the breakdown below). Most broadcast networks plan to break in to regularly scheduled programming, while offering uninterrupted coverage via their digital outlets.
Deadline will also live-stream all the hearings this week.
This week’s witness schedule:
Tuesday, November 19
9 AM ET/6 AM PT
Jennifer Williams, Special Advisor for Europe and Russia, Office of the Vice President
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Director for European Affairs, National Security Council
2:30 PM ET/11:30 AM PT
Ambassador Kurt Volker, Former U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine
Timothy Morrison, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Europe and Russia, National Security Council
Wednesday, November 20
9 AM ET/6 AM PT
Ambassador Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union
2:30 PM ET/11:30 AM PT
Laura Cooper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs
David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Thursday, November 21
9 AM ET/6 AM PT
Fiona Hill, Former Senior Director for Europe and Russia, National Security Council
Mr. David Holmes, Political Counselor, U.S Embassy – Kiev, Ukraine
Last week’s testimony came from Bill Taylor, the State Department’s Chargé d’Affaires Ad Interim, Kyiv, Ukraine, George Kent, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, and Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S, Ambassador to Kiev, Ukraine, on behalf of the State Department.
Here’s a snapshot of networks’ plans this week:
ABC News will have special coverage each day beginning at 9 AM ET/6 AM PT with Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos, World News Tonight Anchor David Muir, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz, Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega, Senior Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce, Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas, Senior National Correspondent Terry Moran, Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams and Contributors Kate Shaw, Chris Christie, Melissa Murray and Barbara Comstock.
ABCNews.com will provide live updates and continuous streaming of all hearings is on ABC News Live – the network’s 24/7 streaming channel, with pre- and post-shows each day beginning at 8:30 AM ET anchored by Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas joined by Correspondent Kyra Phillips, Senior Washington Reporter Devin Dwyer, Murray and Shaw. FiveThirtyEight will live blog.
ABC NewsOne will provide live reports for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners.
CBS Evening News anchor/managing editor Norah O’Donnell will lead CBS News’ coverage with special reports on the broadcast network and streaming news service CBSN. Additional coverage will be provided on CBS News Radio and CBSNews.com. Correspondents include Face the Nation moderator and CBS News senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan; CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett; CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes; CBS News political correspondent Ed O’Keefe; CBS News White House correspondents Paula Reid, Weijia Jiang and Ben Tracy; and CBS News national correspondent Chip Reid. CBS News contributors Jonathan Turley and Kim Wehle will provide analysis, along with former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus.
CBS This Morning will provide preview coverage each day led by co-hosts Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil, with Turley and Wehle joining.
CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 free streaming news service, and CBSNews.com will deliver complete live streaming coverage led by CBSN anchors Vlad Duthiers, Anne-Marie Green, Reena Ninan and Tanya Rivero. CBSN will stream continuous, live coverage following the CBS News special reports, which will also be available to all CBS affiliates, and stream each hearing in full at 10:30 PM ET on Tuesday and Thursday night.
Correspondents Natalie Brand and Nikole Killion will report on site for CBS Newspath.
C-SPAN 3 will begin live coverage beginning today at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT, with coverage moving to C-SPAN 1 at 9 AM ET. Coverage will be available on-demand at C-SPAN.org, where more impeachment-related resources are available.
Its special coverage begins at 8 AM ET.
Fox News Channel
FNC’s coverage begins at 8:30 AM ET with an extended edition of America’s Newsroom leading up to the hearing, pre-empting the last half hour of Fox & Friends. FNC’s chief political anchor and anchor of Special Report Bret Baier will lead coverage alongside Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace. Martha MacCallum, anchor of The Story, will helm coverage from New York alongside Bill Hemmer andd Sandra Smith, joined by chief White House correspondent John Roberts. The Daily Briefing’s Dana Perino and political analyst and co-host of The Five Juan Williams will provide commentary and analysis throughout day along with former Independent Counsel Ken Starr and FNC contributor and former Assistant United States Attorney Andrew McCarthy.
Additionally, Kevin Corke will report from the White House, with Chief Congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel, Congressional reporter Chad Pergram, and correspondents Griff Jenkins and Gillian Turner covering breaking news on Capitol Hill.
FNC will offer special coverage of the hearings to all Fox affiliates nationwide anchored by Harris Faulkner beginning at 9 AM ET.
NBC: Live coverage beginning with a special report today at 9 AM ET/6 AM PT led by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, NBC News chief legal correspondent and Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, and Meet the Press anchor and NBC News political director Chuck Todd.
MSNBC: Nicole Wallace will anchor Tuesday and Thursday’s hearings live beginning at 9 AM ET/6 AM PT and will be joined by Brian Williams on Wednesday. Ari Melber will join the special coverage throughout the week.
Correspondents/contributors: NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Hallie Jackson and NBC News White House Correspondent Peter Alexander from the White House; NBC News White House Correspondent Geoff Bennett from Capitol Hill; NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams; NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel from London; Claire McCaskill, former U.S. Senator (D-Mo.), NBC News & MSNBC Political Analyst; Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, NBC News & MSNBC International Affairs Analyst. NBC News & MSNBC Legal Analysts including Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyall; former US Attorney & Senior FBI Official Chuck Rosenberg; Former DOJ Prosecutor, NYU Law Professor Andrew Weissmann; University Professor at The New School Maya Wiley; former U.S. Attorney Professor at the University of Alabama School of Law, Joyce Vance
NBC News Digital: Livestream available on NBC News Now, NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com. And a live blog from contributors including NBC News national political reporter Jonathan Allen and White House reporter Shannon Pettypiece.
PBS NewsHour is hosting live coverage of the hearings all week beginning at 9 AM ET. Amna Nawaz will anchor the coverage and will be joined by NewsHour correspondents and special guests.
Here’s how the networks covered Week 1:
ABC News’ coverage will feature special reports that will air both days this week, led by chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, World News Tonight anchor David Muir, chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega, senior Congressional correspondent Mary Bruce, chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas, senior national correspondent Terry Moran, chief legal analyst Dan Abrams and contributor Kate Shaw. Muir will anchor World News Tonight from Washington beginning tonight.
ABCNews.com will feature live updates and continuous streaming of all hearings on ABC News Live, which will also air pre- and post-shows anchored by chief national affairs correspondent Tom Llamas joined by correspondent Kyra Phillips, senior Washington reporter Devin Dwyer, legal analyst Melissa Murray, Shaw and others.
ABC News Radio is providing live anchored coverage by correspondent Aaron Katersky in Washington with reporting by Ines de La Cuetara at the Capitol, providing four one-minute status reports each hour. On Wednesday it will debut the 60-second segment “Impeachment in a Minute,” hosted by Phillips, that will summarize proceedings and be available each weekday morning for affiliate download. Katersky on Wednesday will also anchor an hourlong special at 7:06 PM ET looking back at the first day of hearings. Meanwhile, the “Start Here” podcast will cover the hearings as they unfold.
ABC NewsOne, which provides content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners, will have live reports on both days of the hearings.
ABC sibling FiveThirtyEight will live blog the hearing.
CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell will lead CBS News’ coverage across all broadcasts and platforms, including live special reports on TV and continuous coverage on its CBSN streaming news service. Contributors throughout the day will include Face the Nation moderator and senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan, chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett, chief Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes, political correspondent Ed O’Keefe and White House correspondent Paula Reid along with CBS News contributors Jonathan Turley and Kim Wehle with analysis. CBS Evening News will originate from Washington tonight, Thursday and Friday.
CBS This Morning will provide preview coverage both Wednesday and Friday led by co-hosts Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil, with 60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson and Turley, Wehle, Fran Townsend and others joining.
CBSN and CBSNews.com, will live-stream coverage, with CBSN streaming special editions of “Red & Blue” highlighting major news out of the hearings each day. CBS News Radio will have full coverage and continuous special reports surrounding with anchor Bill Rehkopf from Capitol Hill joined by Steven Portnoy and Leonard Steinhorn.
Correspondents Natalie Brand and Nikole Killion will report on site for CBS Newspath, CBS News’ newsgathering operation for its affiliates nationwide and broadcasters worldwide.
C-SPAN 3 will televise and stream all sessions live beginning today at 10 AM ET/7 AM PT, along with special editions of Word for Word. Coverage will be available on-demand at C-SPAN.org, where more impeachment-related resources are available at https://www.c-span.org/impeachment/.
Fox News Channel will have live coverage of the hearings both days, with Fox’s local stations having the option to pick up the feed during its daytime programming. Coverage begins today at 9 AM ET/6 AM PT in New York with a special edition of America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith, joined by The Story anchor Martha MacCallum, The Daily Briefing’s Dana Perino and The Five analyst/co-host Juan Williams.
In D.C. coverage will be led by FNC’s chief political anchor and Special Report anchor Bret Baier with Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace and chief White House correspondent John Roberts, and Congressional reporter-producer Chad Pergram and chief Congressional reporter Mike Emanuel live from Capitol Hill.
Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr and Fox News contributor and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy will offer additional legal commentary.
NBC News and MSNBC will feature live coverage beginning with a special report today at 10 AM ET/7 AM PT led by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, NBC News chief legal correspondent and Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, and Meet the Press anchor and NBC News political director Chuck Todd.
On MSNBC, The 11th Hour anchor Brian Williams and Deadline: White House anchor Nicolle Wallace will anchor special coverage beginning today 9 AM ET/6 AM PT, joined by The Beat’s Ari Melber.
Other correspondents, reporters and contributors across NBC News will include chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson and White House correspondents Peter Alexander and Kelly O’Donnell from the White House; Justice correspondent Pete Williams; White House correspondent Geoff Bennett and MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake from Capitol Hill; and NBC News & MSNBC analysts Neal Katyal, Chuck Rosenberg, ex Sen. Claire McCaskill, Paul Butler, Jon Meacham, Matthew Miller and Michael Beschloss.
The hearings will also stream live on NBC News NOW, NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com, along with a live blog from contributors including NBC News national political reporter Jonathan Allen and White House reporter Shannon Pettypiece. The coverage will be collected at NBCNews.com/Impeachment.
NBC News Social will keep readers up to date on the major platforms, while NBC News mobile app users can expect to receive breaking news alerts.
PBS NewsHour will offer live coverage led by anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff, and including contributions from Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins, White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, and Foreign Affairs and Defense correspondent Nick Schifrin among others.
Woodruff will be joined by Michael Allen, Managing Director at Beacon Global Strategies, LLC and a former member of the George W. Bush White House and the Majority Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2011-2013; and Mieke Eyong, Vice President at Third Way, who was the Subcommittee Staff Director on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2007-2010.
The hearings will broadcast on PBS stations and stream on PBS NewsHour’s digital and social platforms, with NewsHour’s nightly broadcasts to include highlights and analysis from the day’s hearings.