How the networks are covering Wednesday’s Mueller testimony
Former special counsel Robert Mueller is set to testify before Congress Wednesday, July 24, 2019 — and that means it’s time for wall-to-wall coverage across both broadcast, cable and streaming.
Here’s a rundown of each network’s plans.
Note that all times and preemptions are listed for the eastern time zone; schedules may vary in other time zones.
- ABC News will have coverage beginning at 8:30 a.m. eastern with chief anchor George Stephanopoulos.
- Half of the second hour of “GMA” will be pre-empted.
- “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir will join from Washington, D.C. and anchor from there Wednesday evening.
- Chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas, congressional correspondent Mary Bruce, chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl and senior White House reporter Cecilia Vega will join coverage.
- Streaming coverage will be carried on ABC News Live as well as streaming platforms and mobile apps.
- Devin Dwyer will helm coverage on streaming platforms.
- Trevor Ault and Mona Kosar Abdi will provide coverage for ABC affiliates via NewsOne along with Thomas and the network’s political director Rick Klein.
- Norah O’Donnell will anchor coverage starting at 8:20 a.m. under the “High Stakes and History” banner.
- Joining O’Donnell is a team including chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett, White House correspondent Paula Reid, chief Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues.
- The network’s streaming service CBSN will offer coverage starting at 7 a.m.
- Vladimir Duthiers and Anne Marie Green will anchor CBSN’s coverage.
- “CBS Evening News” will broadcast from Washington Wednesday as well.
- Although “CBS This Morning” will have much of its second hour pre-empted in the east, it will provide coverage beforehand.
- CNN will air live coverage headed by Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper from Washington.
- Coverage will also be available on CNN’s various apps and digital platforms, including CNN Go.
- C-SPAN will provide live coverage on C-SPAN3.
- Fox’s broadcast network and its cable channel will start coverage at 8:15 a.m.
- “Fox & Friends” will be pre-empted for coverage on cable.
- Personalities Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will host.
- Chris Wallace and Juan Williams will join coverage, among others.
NBC and MSNBC
- NBC will start coverage at 8:15 a.m., pre-empting most of the second half of “Today.”
- Coverage will be led by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, “Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd, NBC’s political director and moderator of “Meet the Press.”
- Sister cable network MSNBC will include coverage on “Morning Joe” starting a 6 a.m.
- Brian Williams and Nicolle Wallace will anchor starting at 8:30 a.m. along with Ari Melber.
- Andrea Mitchell, Pete Williams, Cynthia McFadden, Richard Engel, Kasie Hunt, Hallie Jackson and Kristen Welker will appear on both networks.
- NBC News’ streaming service, Now, and its various digital properties will feature live coverage as well.
- Danny Cevallos will host analysis on NBC Now Wednesday afternoon.