Washington, DC — The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol uprising will team up with a former ABC News executive this Thursday to conduct live hearings.
James Goldston is a former president of ABC who ran ‘Good Morning America’, ’20/20′ and ‘Nightline’. According to Axios, he joined the Jan. 6 committee as an “unannounced advisor.”
He is reportedly producing the hearing “as if it were a blockbuster investigative special”. The Jan. 6 committee broadcasts the hearings during prime-time programming at 8 p.m. EDT, but many of the hearings will also take place during the day.
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Goldston’s goal is to make the hearings disrespectful and informative. It will focus on informing people who do not follow the updates and news surrounding the investigation. Information that the committee will present at the hearing will include previously unseen footage, photographs and clips of non-televised but recorded hearings.
The January 6 commission obtained 1,000 testimonials and interviews, with more to follow. It also received more than 140,000 documents and 472 tips from the commission’s online tipline.
An online live stream of the hearings will be public from the committee’s January 6 website and its social media platforms. CSPAN is also likely to cover parts of the hearings.
The hearings broadcast on Thursday will take place from a House office building. CNN reports that at least two individuals close to former Vice President Mike Pence may appear at the hearings. Pence’s former chief attorney Greg Jacob and former federal judge J. Michael Luttig also received invitations.
Marc Short, Pence’s former chief of staff, may also testify. This week, news came out of The New York Times that he had warned the Secret Service of threats to Pence’s security before January 6.
Fox News has announced that the network will not air the hearings and will instead continue with regular programming for Thursday. It is the only network that has formally announced not to broadcast the hearings. However, Fox News clarified that the network will talk about them “as warranted,” according to the Washington Post.