Networks ready for extensive impeachment trial coverage

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

Both the broadcast and cable networks will offer substantial coverage of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

  • While exact scheduling has not been announced, the broadcast networks are expected to carry select portions of the trial live by pre-empting regular programming.
  • Cable networks are expected to offer more extensive coverage.
  • The trial is expected to last at least two weeks.

Here’s what each network is planning:

  • ABC will offer daytime coverage with a yet to be announced lineup, though it will likely include chief anchor George Stephanopoulos and other members of its senior news and political teams.
  • CBS will offer daytime coverage anchored by Norah O’Donnell from Washington. She will be joined by “Face the Nation” moderator and senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett and White House correspondents Paula Reid, Ben Tracy and Wijia Jiang. Chief cogressional correspondent Nancy Cordes will also contribute.
  • NBC will have “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt joined by “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell as well as other key members from the network’s political and Washington teams.
  • PBS is planning coverage with “NewsHour” anchor Judy Woodruff. PBS member stations are also being offered the opportunity to re-air coverage each night.
  • Fox will offer its broadcast affiliates coverage hosted by Bill Hemmer joined by its legal and political teams.

Meanwhile, cable networks are expected to offer more extensive coverage, though it’s not immediately clear if the coverage will go truly “gavel to gavel” or dip in and out of proceedings as events unfold.