PBS NewsHour to Broadcast Live Coverage of Impeachment Hearings

ARLINGTON, VA (November 8, 2019) — PBS NewsHour will broadcast live anchored coverage of the first week of the House of Representatives’ public impeachment hearings on Wednesday, November 13 and Friday, November 15, and going forward as the hearings are scheduled. The Impeachment Hearings will begin at 10:00 am ET on November 13 and 9:00 am ET on November 15.

Next week’s programming will be anchored by anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff and will include contributions from NewsHour correspondents including 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 Mieke Eoyang, Vice President at Third Way. 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. Eoyang was the 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.)

“Covering impeachment hearings is how the PBS NewsHour got its start, with Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer during the Watergate hearings,” said Sara Just, PBS NewsHour Executive Producer and WETA Senior Vice President. “It is as important now as it was then that we provide the audience with access to these historic developments and insight for understanding their significance.”

The hearings will broadcast on PBS stations and stream on PBS NewsHour’s digital and social platforms. Check local listings for coverage in your area. Additionally, the hearings will be available for on-demand viewing on all platforms.

NewsHour’s nightly broadcasts will include highlights from the day’s hearings and further analysis and reporting.

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