PBS NewsHour Extends Multiplatform Coverage for Impeachment Hearings

The PBS NewsHour will continue to provide live, anchored coverage of the House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee Impeachment Hearings. Coverage for this week’s hearings will begin at 9:00 am ET on Tuesday 11/19, Wednesday 11/20, and Thursday 11/21. 

National Correspondent and Primary Substitute Anchor Amna Nawaz will anchor Tuesday, November 19. Anchor and Managing Editor Judy Woodruff will anchor on Wednesday, November 20th and Thursday, November 21st. Nawaz will be joined by Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins and White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor.

Expected guests include: 

Margaret Taylor is a Brookings Fellow in Governance Studies and Senior Editor and Counsel at Lawfare, a national security website published in cooperation with Brookings. Taylor was the Democratic Chief Counsel and Deputy Staff Director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 2015 through July 2018. Prior to her work with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, she was an attorney in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State from 2003 to 2013. 

Mark Lowenthal, Ph.D., is President Emeritus of the Intelligence & Security Academy, LLC, a national security education, training and consulting company. Lowenthal was Republican staff director of the House Intelligence Committee from 1995-1997. Lowenthal served as the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production from 2002-2005, and the Vice Chairman for Evaluation on the National Intelligence Council.  Lowenthal also served in the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. He also served as Counselor to the Director of Central Intelligence and as Senior Specialist in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Library of Congress. Lowenthal’s background is in military history.

Michael Allen, Managing Director at Beacon Global Strategies, LLC. Allen served as the Majority Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence under Republican leadership from 2011-2013. Allen also served in George W. Bush’s White House for seven years in various national security policy and legislative roles, including as Senior Director for Counter-proliferation Strategy at the National Security Council, Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, and in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs at the Department of State.

Stewart Baker is currently a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Under the presidency of George W. Bush, Baker was Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. From 1992-1994, he served as General Counsel of the National Security Agency. Former Assistant Attorney General Walter Dellinger called Baker’s brief in New York v. United States, 488 US 1041 (1992), “one of the most influential amicus briefs ever filed in the Supreme Court.”

Mieke Eoyang, former Subcommittee Staff Director on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence under Democratic leadership from 2007-2010, and a Professional Staff Member on the House Armed Services Committee, as well as Chief of Staff to Representative Anna Eshoo (D-Ca.) and Defense Policy Advisor to Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.)

In addition to broadcast on PBS stations, the hearings will stream on PBS NewsHour’s digital and social platforms. Online coverage of events will be gavel to gavel. 

NewsHour’s nightly broadcasts will continue to include highlights from the day’s hearings. Check local listings for coverage in your area.

Media Contact:

Sydney Cameron, scameron@newshour.org