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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:22 PM

PBS Providing Multiplatform Coverage of Trump Impeachment Hearings



https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/pbs-going-gavel-to-gavel-with-trump-impeachment-hearings

PBS Providing Multiplatform Coverage of Trump Impeachment Hearings
Coverage of Watergate hearings made star of Ervin

John Eggerton
3 hours ago


PBS, whose coverage of the Watergate hearings riveted the nation and made beetle-browed inquisitor Sen. Sam Ervin into a folk hero, has announced its coverage plans for the Donald Trump public impeachment hearings starting next week and it is going to provide televised coverage this time as well, with the addition of digital coverage on all its platforms.

Presiding over the hearings next week will be House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff.

“How high did the scandals reach and was President Nixon himself involved?” That was how then NewsHour co-anchor Robert MacNeil opened the Nixon hearings in May 17, 1973.

PBS will broadcast the Trump hearings live starting Nov. 13, with analysis from its new NewsHour team. As always stations make their own programming decisions, but the coverage will be available to affiliates.

The hearings will then be available on demand on all PBS digital platforms including pbs.org and the PBS video app, which is available on Apple TV, Roku and smart TVs.

The hearings will also air in prime time on WORLD, the digital channel carried by 157 public television stations (covering 64.4% of US TV households). A

PBS NewsHour and Amanpour & Company will also have "extensive coverage" of the hearings.

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babylonsister Nov 8 OP
5X Nov 8 #1
fleur-de-lisa Nov 8 #2
Hortensis Nov 8 #3
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 9 #5
Hortensis Nov 9 #7
blogslut Nov 8 #4
Liberal In Texas Nov 9 #6
Kid Berwyn Nov 9 #8

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:28 PM

1. The host will have to anounce it this way this time:

How wide do the scandals reach and who besides trump were involved?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:39 PM

2. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 03:42 PM

3. Good, but I no longer believe the News Hour is unbiased

and am sorry to hear their team will control discussion.

We've watched PBS for years. But after so many top MSM sources became blatantly corrupted on behalf of the RW wealthy I became alarmed, especially after the Kochs bought in big. (Nothing's sacred, even CBS's 60 Minutes opening with a bald, unadorned special announcement, delivered by Scott Pelley, that Mueller exonerated Trump.)

I haven't studied it carefully, and we have stopped watching every night, but that's because I've noticed an upsetting pattern of things like too many omitted details that affect understanding. Also often leading and closing with clips of Republicans passionately spinning for Trump or attacking Democrats, supposedly fair-and-balanced with clips from the "other side," but I don't buy it.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 01:40 AM

5. it started sliding when Charlayne Hunter-Gault left

It's the PBS GOPer Hour, now.


Charlayne Hunter-Gault:

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 06:41 AM

7. So you've noticed also. But did big corruption come that long ago?

I'm prepared to believe it as the malignant takeover on the right was well on its way, Fox and RW radio was booming, etc. And PBS has been increasingly underfunded and taking big-donor money in return for covering specific topics and angles for some years now. But could you be thinking of generally after Gwen Ifill's death in Nov 2016? I started noticing unmistakable NewsHour bias some time after Woodruff was anchoring alone. But, again, I haven't made a study and that's just when I was forced to realize that RW media corruption has taken that over also.

Btw, on looking up Hunter-Gault's departure, I noticed that UGA's first black sorority just had its 50th anniversary, 56 years after she was one of the first two black students.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 04:46 PM

4. kick

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 01:43 AM

6. I hear BBC is to.

Amazing, isn't it?

A foreign network has to make sure the truth gets out.


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 10:40 AM

8. PBS

Public Broadcasting Service

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