Impeachment Hearings on PBS

November 21, 2019

Stream live video of November 21 coverage, above. An archived video can also be watched after hearing ends.

UPDATED November 21, 2019

PBS NewsHour will continue to present live anchored coverage of the House of Representatives’ public impeachment hearings and going forward as the hearings are scheduled. The impeachment hearings will be broadcast live on THIRTEEN and the WORLD channel; WORLD will broadcast an encore of the hearings beginning at 7 p.m. (see channels, below).

Tuesday, November 19, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Testifying in the morning:
• Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence
• Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, director of European affairs at the National Security Council

Testifying in the afternoon:
• Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine
• Tim Morrison, the former senior director of European affairs at the National Security Council

Wednesday, November 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Testifying in the morning:
Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union

Testifying in the afternoon:
• Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary of defense
• David Hale, the undersecretary of state for political affairs

Thursday, November 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Testifying in the morning:
• Fiona Hill, a former advisor to President Trump on Russia
• David Holmes, a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine

Fiona Hill, former National Security Council senior director for Europe and Russia, will testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump. Hill told lawmakers in closed-door testimony last month that then-national security adviser John Bolton expressed concerns that the Trump administration was trying to pressure Ukrainian officials. The focus of the impeachment inquiry is a July 25 phone call in which Trump asked Ukraine’s president to investigate 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden. Lawmakers are seeking answers on whether Trump tied that investigation to U.S. aid for Ukraine.


NewsHour programming will be anchored by managing editor and anchor Judy Woodruff and will include contributions from other NewsHour reporters including Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins, White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, and Nick Schifrin, Foreign Affairs and Defense correspondent, and more. Woodruff will be joined by Michael Allen, Managing Director at Beacon Global Strategies, LLC and Mieke Eyong, Vice President at Third Way.

“Covering impeachment hearings is how the PBS NewsHour got its start, with Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer during the Watergate hearings,” said Sara Just, Executive Producer and Senior Vice President of the PBS NewsHour. “It is as important now as it was then that we provide the audience with access to these historic developments and insight for understanding their significance.”

The hearings will broadcast on THIRTEEN stream on PBS NewsHour’s digital and social platforms. Additionally, the hearings will be available for on-demand viewing on all platforms. The hearings will be streaming here on THIRTEEN, on PBS.org/NewsHour and on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. The online coverage of these events will be gavel to gavel.

Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour.

Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour.

Broadcast Channels for Hearings

THIRTEEN HD

SPECTRUM 13, 1221
COMCAST (NJ) 13, 813 (CT) 21, 1013
CABLEVISION 13
VERIZON FIOS 13, 513
DIRECTV 13
DISH NETWORK 13
RCN 13, 613
SERVICE ELECTRIC 13, 513

WORLD

OVER THE AIR Channel 21-3

SPECTRUM 1278
COMCAST (LONG HILL) 135 (CARMEL, HERITAGE HILLS) 244 (JERSEY CITY, MEADOWLANDS, UNION) 267
CABLEVISION 132
VERIZON FIOS 473

Day 1 of Hearings: November 13

Stream archived video of Day 1 of hearings on November 13, 2019, above or here.

The first witnesses before the House Intelligence Committee will be Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat for Ukraine and George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.

After opening statements, Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chair, and Devin Nunes, the committee’s ranking Republican member, will each be given 45 minutes to ask questions. Then other lawmakers will be allowed to question the witnesses.

Day 2 of Hearings: November 15

Stream archived video of Day 2 of hearings, November 15, 2019, above or here

On November 15, Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testifies. Yovanovitch became the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine while Zelensky’s predecessor was in office. She became a vocal critic of Ukrainian officials, calling on them to fight corruption. Yuri Lutsenko, the country’s former prosecutor general, responded to Yovanovitch’s pressure by accusing her of obstructing Ukrainian law enforcement in corruption cases, according to the whistleblower complaint. In May, Yovanovitch was suddenly recalled from her post. She told House lawmakers during an Oct. 11 testimony that the Deputy Secretary of State informed her of a “concerted campaign” against her and pressure from the president to remove her.

Day 3 of Hearings: November 19

Stream archived video of Day 3 of hearings, November 19, 2019, above.

Day 4 of Hearings: November 20

Stream archive video of Day 4 of hearings, November 20, 2019, above.