Both PBS and the BBC plan to broadcast the impeachment hearings in full.

By |2019-11-09T07:44:42-09:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |25 Comments

In other words, the revolution WILL be televised.

Courtesy of BC:

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.

But wait, there’s more!

Courtesy of the Deadline:

The BBC has said it is going to show the Donald Trump impeachment hearings in full from next week.

The House Intelligence Committee evidence-gathering goes public on November 13 and will be shown on BBC Parliament, which usually brings audiences live action from the British Houses of Parliament.

However, because a December 12 election has been called in the UK — the first December election since 1923 — Parliament has been dissolved, meaning the BBC is looking for content to fill BBC Parliament’s schedule. To this end, the channel will go live from Washington D.C. next week.

I imagine that a number of cable news outlets will broadcast this live as well, with the possible exception of Fox News. 

One cannot overestimate the impact those televised Watergate hearings had on Richard Nixon’s poll numbers. 

The murdered him. 

I imagine it will be much the same for Donald Trump, and when all is said and done perhaps even Fox News will have to throw their hands in the air and say “Yep, he’s gotta go.”

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25 Comments

  1. AK Lynne November 9, 2019 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    And, of course, the Fox “morans” will never watch…the ones who need it most.

  2. Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Oh goodie and with PBS we don’t have to watch stupid commercials !!! Also I get to relive my college days at Michigan State University watching the Watergate hearings. I recently found a copy of the school newspaper with Nixon impeachment and hoping to add to my collection !!

    By the way here is the real reason Bolton doesn’t want to testify, he wants to make money off what he knows first
    ===========================
    AP sources: Former Trump adviser John Bolton has a book deal

    By HILLEL ITALIE – The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) Former national security adviser John Bolton has a book deal, The Associated Press has learned.

    The hawkish Bolton departed in September because of numerous foreign policy disagreements with President Donald Trump. He reached a deal over the past few weeks with Simon & Schuster, according to three publishing officials with knowledge of negotiations. The officials were not authorized to discuss the deal publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

    Two of the officials said the deal was worth about $2 million. Bolton was represented by the Javelin literary agency, whose clients include former FBI Director James Comey and the anonymous Trump administration official whose book, “A Warning,” comes out Nov. 19……

    • nanna November 9, 2019 at 8:05 pm - Reply

      The Democrats have so far refused to make any deals for subpoena-refusers and John Bolton’s striptease isn’t likely to interest them. If he was a patriot he would have testified already instead of trying to game congress for profit.

      • Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 9:24 pm - Reply

        He said he would testify if subpoenaed. So much for his word.

  3. Tidalwave November 9, 2019 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/everything-trump-touches-dies-president-mocked-for-jinxing-alabama-and-ruining-their-perfect-season/

    White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham thanked the “supportive crowd” at the game, which Alabama lost — ending their perfect record.

    It was their first home loss in four years.

  4. Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    And the world can watch the republicans try to hijack the proceedings and make total fools of themselves with their childish antics.

    • Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 5:06 pm - Reply

      I want to see the impeachment televised. Not the impeachment inquiry. The actual impeachment. Because I want to watch Donald Trump hang himself when he gives testimony and is cross examined. We all know how awful he is in court. His lawyers can’t coach him. It’s why he wanted to answer Mueller’s questions in writing. (And anyone that believes he, himself, answered them is even dumber than he is.) I’m more than happy to read about the inquiry’s daily entertainment but I won’t be turning in until Trumplethinskin is under the gun and making an ass of himself, as we all know he will.

  5. Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    They won’t be the only ones.

  6. anonymous November 9, 2019 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    A group of medical experts who claim that President Trump’s mental health makes him dangerous and unfit for office is seeking to testify during House impeachment proceedings.

    The group, comprising four psychiatrists, a clinical neuropsychologist, a neurologist, and an internist, are planning to announce their availability next week to members of Congress and the media. They’ll also be available to consult privately with members of Congress, with 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, or with members of Trump’s cabinet.

    Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist, announced the group’s plans to the Washington Examiner on Friday.

    “We think that hearing about mental health aspects in the context of the impeachment hearings is critical, partly because, for the past 2.5 years we have been very deeply concerned about mental instability of the president, and pretty much all that we have said has born out to be true,” she said.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/psychiatrists-who-called-trump-dangerous-seek-to-testify-in-impeachment-hearings

    • Anonymous November 9, 2019 at 11:34 pm - Reply

      lolololol.

      Keep up the stupid. These people consider themselves medical professionals? Jesus.

      Literally, they may as well drive Trump to his next inauguration speech. He is being served another four years on a silver platter.

      Oh, and AOC hates on Bloomberg because he is successful! Cannot. Make. This. Shit. Up. Too goddamn funny.

  7. Bruises That Track Caused November 9, 2019 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    Remove Jesus Christ. That’s how and why this is all happening.

  8. Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 12:25 am - Reply

    Trump claims there was no quid pro quo because he released the Ukrainian money. But he’s a LIAR! What a surprise.

    “Trump has claimed he released the aid September 11. But five sources told Bloomberg that $141 million of the money was actually authorized to be released several days earlier after lawyers determined that the White House Office of Management and Budget and, therefore, the president, had no legal standing to block the funds. The decision was outlined in a classified memo to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to Bloomberg. Other details of the memo were not revealed.”

    There is Mick Mulvaney in the middle of it. He’s not only Trump’s Chief of Staff but also the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. So it was Mulvaney that froze the money….ILLEGALLY. Let’s get real, he did it at the request of Trump.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ukraine-aid-state-department-donald-trump-illegal_n_5dc74871e4b02bf57940ff34

    “Officials have testified before House lawmakers that the aid — amounting to a total of some $400 million — was linked to Zelensky bowing to Trump’s demands. The New York Times has reported that Zelensky had already scheduled an interview on CNN in September to announce the launch of the investigation — even though he was opposed to it — in order to obtain the much needed funding. When the money was released, Zelensky quickly dropped the CNN appearance and did not begin a probe, according to the Times.”

    Mulvaney keeps insisting that this “pause” was NOT “inappropriate.”

    Mr. “Get over it” is going to be the next one under the bus.

  9. Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 12:31 am - Reply

    How disgusting is that piece of shit calling himself our president?

    Not only did he ambush the Dunns with Sacoolas in the next room but he wanted to BUY THEM OFF! (I have to wonder, $2,500 per death like to pay the relatives in Afghanistan?)

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/harry-dunn-anne-sacoolas-donald-trump_n_5dc6215ce4b00927b23340d8

    “Dunn’s parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, met with Trump in the White House in October. The visit ended with Trump telling the Dunns that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was “standing by ready to write a check,” family spokesman Radd Seiger told PA Media.

    Trump also sprang on the Dunns that Sacoolas was waiting in a nearby room, and he encouraged the parents to meet with her. They angrily refused — and turned down the check.”

    Just when you thought that cancerous sack of pus couldn’t stoop any lower, he manages to dig a bit deeper. I’m surprised he hasn’t reached Hell yet.

  10. Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 12:56 am - Reply

    If Democrats want to win in 2020 they need to stop listening to the old white business as usual guard and start paying attention to the PEOPLE. (That’s why they lost in 2016. They ignored the boots on the ground and what they were telling them.)

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/democrats-have-a-democrat-problem_n_5dc32c6fe4b0d8eb3c8f1125

    “The politics of the 2020 primary will alter public opinion, but a fall 2018 survey by the liberal think tank Data for Progress found a broad base of support for progressive policies among all voters — not just Democrats — with 68 percent supporting a wealth tax on fortunes of $100 million or more, 64 percent supporting a green energy infrastructure project and 57 percent supporting fully legalized marijuana. In July 2019, a Data for Progress/YouGov poll showed roughly 80 percent of Democrats support expanding Medicare into “the main health insurance provider for all Americans.” the months since, Medicare for All polling has depended a lot on what Democrats on television have been saying about it.”

    It won’t be enough to call yourself a progressive. You have to actually be one. Vote progressive. You can’t get elected claiming you’re a progressive and supporting that platform and then do nothing. Especially when it looks like the Democrats may have a trifecta in 2020. If the Democratic Party then does nothing, they will have broken the trust of the voter and they will lose in 2022, 2024 and who knows how many more years. After four years of Trump, we cannot afford to lose the majority of either house or the Oval Office. We certainly cannot afford to allow Trump and Moscow Mitch to put one more Supreme Court Justice on the bench. The unqualified Deplorables they are ramming through the Senate for lifetime appointments are bad enough.

  11. Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 1:21 am - Reply

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/military-funds-ukraine-zelensky-cnn-joe-biden-trump_n_5dc4b937e4b02bf5793d2a1d

    “Ukraine’s president was preparing to announce a groundless investigation into Joe Biden on CNN — against his better judgment — but managed to duck out of it when Congress pressed Donald Trump to release military aid he was withholding, The New York Times reported.”

    “Zelensky agreed to an interview on CNN during which he was to reveal “investigations that would have played into domestic political affairs,” Taylor told lawmakers. But the military funds were released Sept. 11 after a congressional uproar, just two days before Zelensky was scheduled to appear on CNN. He quickly canceled, the Times reported.”

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ukraine-aid-state-department-donald-trump-illegal_n_5dc74871e4b02bf57940ff34

    “It wasn’t Donald Trump who released the first of Ukraine military aid, but the State Department after lawyers determined that the White House freeze on the funds was illegal, several sources have told Bloomberg.

    Trump has claimed he released the aid September 11. But five sources told Bloomberg that $141 million of the money was actually authorized to be released several days earlier after lawyers determined that the White House Office of Management and Budget and, therefore, the president, had no legal standing to block the funds.”

    “Trump has claimed he was the one who decided to release the money after a plea from GOP Ohio Sen. Rob Portman. “He called up, ‘Please let the money go,’” Trump said.

    Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor testified that it was the legal offices at the both the State and Defense departments that decided they were “going to move forward with this assistance — OMB (Office of Management and Budget) notwithstanding.”

    “Mulvaney has emerged in testimony as a key player in Trump’s strategy to involve Ukraine in American politics by pressing the nation to launch an investigation into the president’s rival, which would likely impact the 2020 election.

    Last month Mulvaney said at a press conference that the military aid was part of a quid pro quo for Ukraine’s investigation, and that such negotiations are done all the time. “Get over it,” he told reporters. But such foreign policy negotiations are supposed to benefit the nation — and not to mobilize a foreign power to help a president win an American election. ”

    Yeah, when it’s done for personal benefit it becomes extortion under the Hobbs act. And Trump set the value of it by tying it to that $400 million in aid that was “paused” until his extortion demands were met.

    It almost worked.

  12. anon November 10, 2019 at 7:33 am - Reply

    The new defense is that what Trump did was wrong, but he does it all of the time, so he can’t be impeached for it.
    Republicans are admitting that their president is a criminal, but he is not an impeachable criminal.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/11/10/trump-crimes-impeachment.html

    • Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 5:10 pm - Reply

      Why? Because he didn’t “intend” to commit a criminal act? Their defense is he is just a natural born criminal?

  13. anon November 10, 2019 at 7:35 am - Reply

    “The new defense is that what Trump did was wrong, but he does it all of the time, so he can’t be impeached for it.
    Republicans are admitting that their president is a criminal, but he is not an impeachable criminal.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/11/10/trump-crimes-impeachment.html

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/11/09/world-leaders-disparage-trump.html

    “we found disparaging remarks made by pretty much every world leader and official at different points about the President.
    Again, this is a January of 2017 article.”

  14. $tormy Monday November 10, 2019 at 7:38 am - Reply

    Trump said to reporters on Saturday, “So, the stock market hit an all-time high yesterday. The country is doing really well. The witch hunt continues. A lot of witch hunt continues. The Republicans have never been so united. And I think the people of our country have never been so united. We’re going to Alabama. We’re going to watch the Alabama game versus LSU, two great teams. I think it’s going to be very interesting. And on Monday, we have a very big parade in New York, so that will be good. Have a good time. Strongest economy we’ve ever had, number one.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/11/09/trump-melts-down-and-claims-impeachment-has-united-america-against-democrats.html

  15. OT-FYI November 10, 2019 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Today marks 50 years since Sesame Street first aired! 🎉
    Fun fact: It has won more major awards than any other group to play the Tiny Desk — including 11 Grammys and 192 Emmys.

    The series premiered on November 10, 1969 HAPPY DAY!
    It was the first preschool educational television program to base its contents and production values on laboratory and formative research. TODAY!>its 50th anniversary in 2019, there were over 150 versions of Sesame Street, produced in 70 languages.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesame_Street

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