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Jan 6th Committee Hearings Set to Be ‘Blockbuster TV’ Thanks to Veteran Network News Producer

Jan 6th Committee Hearings Set to Be ‘Blockbuster TV’ Thanks to Veteran Network News Producer

In a scoop on Axios, writer Mike Allen reveals the January 6th House Select Committee’s first night of televised hearings will set the precedent for the five broadcasts to follow thanks to a new adviser who has decades of broadcast news experience and knows how to keep an audience transfixed.

In what promises to be “blockbuster TV,” James Goldston, the former president of ABC News, and a master documentary storyteller who ran “Good Morning America” and “Nightline,” has been preparing for Thursday night’s hearing as if it were an investigative special. Goldston has access to a massive amount of footage and photographs yet to be seen by the American public at large. Allen writes that only a fraction of the surveillance footage from inside the Capitol, which was captured from all kinds of angles, has been shown.

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To reach those who haven’t been following the January 6th investigation as closely as others, Goldston’s plan is to present the raw facts already known in a fresh enough way to keep the audience–and the reporting media–hooked from the beginning, while using his trove of footage to remind everyone of the horrors of the day.

Along with live witnesses, the Committee plans to show video footage of recorded witness testimony, reportedly including clips from their interviews with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Axios reports that the January 6th Committee has conducted more than 1,000 depositions and interviews, with more scheduled. They’ve received over 140,000 documents and are following up on 472 tips received through the Committee’s online tip line.

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Of the broadcast networks, ABC and CBS have already announced they plan to air Thursday night’s 8 pm hearing live. NBC intends to announce its coverage soon.

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