PBS NewsHour Offers Live Coverage of Senate Impeachment Trials Beginning on Tuesday, January 21st

PBS NewsHour will offer live, anchored coverage of the Senate Impeachment Trial beginning at 12:30 pm ET on Tuesday, January 21st, and going forward as proceedings take place in the following weeks including special Saturday sessions. The trial will broadcast on PBS stations (check local listings).

Anchor and Managing Editor Judy Woodruff will anchor with contributions from Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins and White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, among others.

PBS NewsHour’s nightly broadcasts will include highlights from the trial and further analysis featuring special guests. Following the 6 pm broadcast, the special coverage will return at 8:15 pm ET with additional reporting from the trial until the end of the daily proceedings.

Expected guests include: 

Elizabeth Chryst worked on the Senate floor for 26 years and was the Republican Party Secretary on the Senate floor from 1995-2001. She is currently Principle at Congressional Global Strategies and Owner of Gradegov.com.

Martin (Marty) Paone worked on Capitol Hill for 32 years, 29 years of which he spent working on the Senate floor, including as the Democratic Party Secretary from 1995-2008. Paone also joined President Obama’s Legislative Affairs staff, leading the office of Senate Liaison. He is currently Senior Advisor at Prime Policy Group in Washington, D.C.

Victoria Nourse is Director of Georgetown Law School’s first Center on Congressional studies. Victoria was special counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1990-1993 and junior counsel to the Senate-Iran Contra Committee. Nourse was also Vice President Joe Biden’s chief counsel from 2015-2016 and an appellate lawyer in the Justice Department under George H.W. Bush.

John Hart worked for then-Representative Coburn (R-Okla.) from 1997-2000, during the Clinton impeachment proceedings in the House, and for Coburn again when he joined the Senate from 2004-2014. Hart is currently a Republican strategist, working on various Congressional campaigns across the country.

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. She was Deputy Chief Counsel for the committee from 2013-2015, while she was also detailed by the State Department. Prior to her work with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Taylor was an attorney in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State from 2003-2013. She also served in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

Paul Rosenzweig was senior counsel in the Whitewater investigation into President Clinton. Rosenzweig works on legal and policy issues related to cybersecurity, national security and tech policy, including the intersection of privacy and security. In addition to his work at R Street, he manages a small cybersecurity consulting company called Red Branch Consulting and teaches at the George Washington University School of Law. Previously, he was deputy assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

David Rivkin served in the Department of Justice and White House counsel office under President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush. Rivkin has extensive experience in constitutional, administrative and international law litigation. With his prior experience in the government sector, he draws on a wealth of knowledge when providing compliance advice to companies and handling enforcement proceedings before government agencies on issues arising out of multilateral and unilateral sanctions, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and energy issues. Rivkin is currently a partner at BakerHostetler.

Drew Willison has more than 20 years of experience on Capitol Hill. Willison served as Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid’s chief of staff from 2015-2017 and was the U.S. Senate Sergeant and Deputy Sergeant at Arms, overseeing the Senate’s largest organization of more than 850 employees. He is currently a partner at the DC-based law firm Oldaker & Willison.

Former Congressman Bill McCollum represented Florida’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of representatives from 1981-2001. The Congressman served on the Judiciary, Banking, Financial Services, and Intelligence Committees. Congressman McCollum was a Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and went on to be one of thirteen House Managers in the Senate impeachment trial. McCollum then served as Florida’s 36th Attorney General from 2007-2011, and now is Co-Chair of Dentons’ US State Attorney General Practice.

Kimberly Wehle is a Visiting Professor of Law and Visiting Fellow in Law and Government at American University Washington College of Law. Wehle was associate counsel for Ken Starr in the Whitewater investigation into President Clinton. She is also a Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law where she teaches and writes in the areas of administrative law, federal courts and civil procedure. Prior to joining the University of Baltimore, Professor Wehle was an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and a Visiting Professor at George Washington University Law School.

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