PBS NewsHour’s Coverage Plans for the Senate Hearings of Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

Arlington, VA (October 8, 2020) — PBS NewsHour will offer special live coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court online and on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). On October 12 – 14, the hearings are currently scheduled to start at 9 am and last through the end of the hearing day. 

Managing editor Judy Woodruff will anchor the special programming with reporting from national correspondent John Yang, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins, White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor and Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal. 

Expected guests include Saikrishna Prakash of the University of Virginia School of Law and Victoria Nourse of Georgetown Law School, who previously served as chief counsel to Vice President Joe Biden.

NewsHour’s nightly broadcast will include highlights from next week’s hearings. 

On October 15, the hearing scheduled for witness testimony will be available on NewsHour’s digital and social platforms only.