The near-blanket coverage of the first of six hearings held by the January 6th House Select Committee Thursday night is guaranteed to show the bulk of Americans who haven’t been paying close attention just exactly what they’ve been missing. The Committee has promised new and never before seen photos and video footage along with live witness testimony meant to remind the country of the true terrorist acts carried out by Trump supporters during the seven-hour-long siege.
Beginning with a full timeline of the events of January 6, 2021, that includes new details not previously released to the public, the Committee will begin the witness testimonies with U.S. Capitol Officer Caroline Edwards, who sustained a traumatic brain injury that has so far prevented her from returning to her previous duties, and Nick Quested, a filmmaker who captured footage of the right-wing group Proud Boys and documented events that morning.
Republicans have made an effort to downplay the violent acts committed on January 6th, but there have been over 800 arrests, including members of the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys being charged with seditious conspiracy. Others close to Trump have shared hours of testimony, including his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Clips of their testimony are said to be included in Thursday night’s broadcast, which is being overseen by a TV news veteran who plans to make the video segments as “raw and visceral” as possible to grab the attention of a nation (and a news media) weary from a month of mass shootings and other bad news.
Reminder that Sean Hannity was frantically sending text messages trying to get someone to have Trump stop the attack on January 6th, so Fox News is involved in January 6th.
Why won't they show the hearings?
— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) June 8, 2022
The first prime time hearing will air on every major broadcast news outlet on Thursday at 8 pm EST/5 pm PST. Fox News will not be airing the hearings at all.