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Broadcast Nets Keep Pedal to Metal on Jan. 6 Coverage

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The broadcast networks are loading up for another programming blitz on Monday (June 13) as the Jan. 6 special committee holds the second of what will be a series of hearings on the Capitol insurrection.

The special committee investigating the attack has made it clear from the day-one hearing Thursday (June 9) that it holds Donald Trump responsible for both fanning the flames of the the violence and not doing enough -- anything? -- to stop it.

According to various reports, among the witnesses for the June 13 hearing is former Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt, who was the face of Fox's call of Arizona for Joe Biden during the 2020 election.

CBS News said Sunday (June 12) that Evening News anchor Norah O'Donnell will host a special report starting at 10 a.m. on Monday (June 13), both on the broadcast network and CBS News's streaming platform.

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Joining O'Donnell will be John Dickerson, Robert Costa, Nancy Cordes, Major Garrett, Nikole Killion and Scott McFarlane.

Over on NBC, Lester Holt will anchor an NBC News Special Report, also starting at 10 a.m. on the broadcast network and streaming a half-hour earlier at 9:30 on NBC News Now.

Contributing to the special report will be Senior Washington Correspondent Hallie Jackson, Chief White House Correspondent Kristen Walker, senior congressional correspondent Garrett Haake, Washington correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, and legal analyst Danny Cevallos.

PBS NewsHour will also start its special coverage at 10 a.m. on Monday, hosted by managing editor Judy Woodruff with reports from chief correspondent Amna Nawaz, Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins and chief Washington correspondent Geoff Bennett (from the White House). ■

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.