Daytime soaps: The Kavanaugh inquisition



AdWeek reports the following television schedule for Thursday’s testimony of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is scheduled for 6 am Alaska Time:

  • PBS NewsHour will report extensively on the Senate Judiciary hearing and testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford on broadcast (check local listings), online and on social.
  • Anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff with with correspondent Lisa Desjardinsfrom the U.S. Capitol, coverage will extend into PBS NewsHour’s nightly broadcast as well as online at to include a live stream of the hearings on NewsHour’s homepage as well as on FacebookTwitter/PeriscopeYouTube and Ustream.
  • Live coverage on C-SPAN3, and the C-SPAN Radio App beginning at 10 a.m. ET.
  • Chief anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead network coverage of the hearing from ABC’s New York news headquarters.
  • World News Tonight anchor David Muir will anchor coverage from Capitol Hill. ABC News senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce will have live updates.
  • Chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran will be at the Supreme Court with chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega, senior legal correspondent and The View co-host Sunny Hostin, chief legal analyst Dan Abrams and political analyst Cokie Roberts.
  • ABC News coverage of Judge Kavanaugh and Professor Blasey Ford’s Senate testimony will be available on, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube and ABC News social channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). ABC News Live, the network’s 24/7 breaking news and live events channel, will stream the testimony, and ABC News’ daily newscast “On Location” also will cover the hearing. The episode will post midday, exclusively on Facebook Watch.
  • ABC News Radio  begins live coverage on Thursday, at 6 am Alaska Time with Aaron Katersky anchoring from New York, Karen Travers at the White House, Kenneth Moton on Capitol Hill, ABC News Supreme Court contributor Kate Shaw and ABC news legal analyst Royal Oakes. ABC News Radio will also air a one-hour special beginning at 7:06p.m. ET recapping the day’s events.
  • CBS This Morning and CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor will be live from Washington D.C.
  • CTM’s Norah O’Donnell, Gayle King, and John Dickerson as well as CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor will lead CBS’ special coverage beginning at 10 a.m. ET, with additional coverage on CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service.
  • CBS This Morning will be anchored by O’Donnell from Capitol Hill with King and Dickerson from the network’s Washington bureau.
  • CBS This Morning anchors and CBS Evening News’ Jeff Glor will anchor CBS News’ special report CBS News Coverage of the Kavanaugh Hearings live throughout the day.
  • CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor will broadcast live from the Washington bureau in its usual 2:30 p.m. timeslot Alaska Time.
  • A team of CBS News correspondents will contribute to the division-wide coverage including Nancy Cordes, Jan Crawford, Ed O’Keefe, Weijia Jiang and Paula Reid. CBS News contributors Jodi Kantor and Rikki Klieman will also join the coverage.
  • CBSN will stream coverage led by Vladimir Duthiers and Anne Marie Green starting at 5 am Alaska Time.
  • CBS News’ special coverage at 6 am Alaska Time will be simulcast on CBSN. Additionally, CBSN will continue to deliver original reporting with Tanya Rivero following the end of the hearings and into the evening.
  • The CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor will provide comprehensive coverage on the day’s events.
  • CBS News Radio will provide wall-to-wall coverage of the hearings with Steven Portnoyanchoring from Washington; Steve Dorsey and Leonard Steinhorn will contribute. CBS News Radio will also provide stations with short-form special reports throughout the day.
  • CBS This Morning will begin the day with coverage ahead of the hearings and will also offer an optional additional hour for select stations at 5 a.m. Alaska Time.
  • CBS Newspath, CBS News’ newsgathering organization providing news and information to 200+ CBS affiliates nationwide and to broadcasters around the world, will feature extensive coverage of the hearings throughout the day. Mola Lenghi and Nikole Killion will report from Capitol Hill.
  • CNN’s special coverage of Judge Kavanaugh’s hearing will have Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper anchoring from Washington, D.C. along with Dana Bash, John King, Gloria Borger, Nia-Malika Henderson, Joan Biskupic and Jeffrey Toobin.
  • CNN congressional correspondents Manu Raju, Sunlen Serfaty and Phil Mattingly will be live from Capitol Hill alongside Supreme Court Reporter Ariane De Vouge.
  • CNN will offer wall-to-wall coverage during both Judge Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford’s testimonies and questioning along with in-depth analysis during the hearing’s breaks.
  • CNN will live stream the testimony to the U.S Senate Judiciary Committee beginning at 4:30 am Alaska Time without requiring log-in to a cable provider.
  • The CNN livestream will be available on’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android. It can also be viewed on CNNgo (at on your desktop, smartphone, and iPad, and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Android TV), no log in required. Watch live CNN TV on any device, anywhere.
  • Live coverage on C-SPAN3, and the C-SPAN Radio App beginning at 6 am Alaska Time.
  • Fox News Channel will present special live coverage of the hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on Thursday, September 27th at 5 am Alaska Time from Washington DC.
  • Co-anchored by Special Report’s Bret Baier and The Story’s Martha MacCallum, the hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin at 6 am Alaska Time.
  • Additional contributions will be made by Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace, Fox News @ Night’s Shannon Bream, senior political analyst Brit Hume, senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano and FNC contributors Marie Harf and Mollie Hemingway.
  • Live coverage of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s testimonies before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow at 5:30 am Alaska Time.
  • Coverage will be led by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, NBC News chief legal correspondent and Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News political director Chuck Todd, Megyn Kelly Today host Megyn Kelly, and NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell.
  • On MSNBC, coverage begins at 5:50 am Alaska Time with Stephanie Ruhle who will be joined by Brian Williams, host of The 11th Hour with Brian Williams, in the lead up to the hearings.
  • Williams will anchor continuing coverage joined by Ruhle, Mitchell, Ali Velshi, Katy Turand a slate of NBC News and MSNBC correspondents throughout the day.
  • NBC News national correspondent Peter Alexander, MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake, NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Kasie Hunt, NBC News chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson, Today news anchor Craig Melvin, NBC News White House correspondents Kelly O’Donnell and Kristen Welker, and NBC News justice correspondent Pete Williams will report for both NBC and MSNBC from locations across Washington D.C. including Capitol Hill and the White House.
  • Beginning at 5:30 am Alaska Time, special coverage will stream live on,, the NBC News app, YouTube, and OTT platforms. NBC News digital reporters including Jon Allen, Dylan Byers, Dartunorro Clark, Danny Cevallos, Carrie Dann, Ken Dilanian, Adam Edelman, Mark Murray, Rebecca Shabad and Jane C. Timm will provide original, digital coverage and analysis and contribute to the live blog.


  1. The only person we will ever know for sure who was gang raped is Brett Kavanaugh.
    This isn’t about taking indecent liberties. Ironically, its about not taking indecent liberties – with the US Constitution.

  2. Media firing squad. Whatever is said will be spun so hard the vertigo you are already experiencing will become a permanent disability.

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