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So pour your coffee, set your DVR for the week and sit back. Below are a few of the week's best, funniest and strangest late-night moments that you can't afford to miss.
This week:John Oliver, along with an entire team of trained dancers, took on coal tycoon Bob Murray through an elaborate song and dance routine, upon the news that his lawsuit filed against Oliver's HBO show was dropped.Kristen Bell joined Jimmy Fallon to perform a mash-up of Disney songs in honor of Frozen 2. And, of course, many hosts weighed in on this week's impeachment hearings, which Trevor Noah described as "unexplainable, illogical, crazy."
— Compiled by Jennifer Konerman
John Oliver Takes Aim at Coal Tycoon Bob Murray With Musical Number
The topic of lawsuits was on Oliver's mind because the suit that coal tycoon Bob Murray had filed against his show had been dropped. Murray had sued Last Week Tonight over a segment in which Oliver joked that he looked like "a geriatric Dr. Evil." The show also arranged "for a staff member to dress up in a squirrel costume and deliver the message, 'Eat shit, Bob,'" a reference from a Murray employee.
"Murray's lawsuit against us asked for damages because he claimed that nothing has ever stressed him more than our 'vicious and awful attack,'" Oliver continued. "Which is an odd thing to say, given that, as I just mentioned, he oversaw a company whose mine collapse in Utah resulted in the deaths of nine people."
The discussion of this lawsuit led to Oliver's team uncovering multiple sexual misconduct allegations against Murray, suits that have gone uncovered in the media. The coal tycoon denied the claims, and Oliver pointed out that by bringing to light the allegations in the episode, the show risked being sued again. "Here we go again," said Oliver. "It is yet another Bob Murray attempt to bully people into silence, and he has been doing this for decades. I will stand behind our first piece and I will stand behind this one."
Oliver concluded the segment with a musical number, in which the host recapped the case through song. "Even though he'll threaten legal Armageddon, we have just one tiny thing to say," he sang. "Bob Murray can go fuck himself today."
The "Suck My Ball, Bob" dancers joined him and sang faux claims against Murray. The musical number concluded with the performers taking over Times Square as they enthusiastically sang, "Eat shit, Bob!"
Kristen Bell and Jimmy Fallon Perform Disney Song Mash-up
Kristen Bell and Jimmy Fallon performed a mash-up of Disney songs during Tuesday's Tonight Show.
Fallon opened the segment by performing "When You Wish Upon a Star" from Pinocchio.
Both Bell and Fallon later sang in o tones to take on "Beauty and the Beast." Fallon interrupted Bell's performance to sing parts of Frozen's "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" and together they segued into the sequel's "Into the Unknown."
Hosts Break Down "Unexplainable, Illogical, Crazy" Trump Impeachment Hearings
Stephen Colbert declared in his opening monologue titled "Don and the Giant Impeach": "It's finally here, it's finally arrived. The first day of live impeachment hearings. It's what we've been praying for since the beginning of the Trump presidency: the end of the Trump presidency." He continued to say that today's live testimony was as dramatic as it was historic, joking, "It was the biggest ratings hit for C-SPAN 3 since Drunk History, starring Brett Kavanaugh."
Trevor Noah's focus was on diplomat George Kent. "For the first day of the public hearings, the Democrats chose to call two witnesses, Bill Taylor, the acting ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, senior official and townsperson in a 1950s musical," said the host.
Noah zeroed in on one moment. "Hmm. Unexplainable, illogical, crazy. That's the description Bill Taylor gave of Trump's actions. It's also the title of Trump's new memoir." He showed a graphic of a picture book emblazoned with the title Unexplainable, Illogical, Crazy by Donald Trump.
Meyers devoted a "Closer Look" segment to the impeachment hearing, noting that this is the fourth time Congress has launched public impeachment proceedings against a sitting president. "And that is not the club you want to be in," he said. "There are two presidents who have actually gotten impeached [Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton] and the third, Richard Nixon, who was so desperate to avoid it, he quit first. Remember the famous shot of Nixon getting in the helicopter? If that had been Trump, the secret service would have to tie him to the helicopter by his leg and air-lifted him out."
Touching on the evidence laid out by Adam Schiff, Meyers highlighted a crucial point: "The facts in the present inquiry are not seriously contested." Meyers said, "They've basically admitted to all of it," adding that there are detailed documents where Trump says to Ukraine officials, "I have a favor to ask ... " and that Giuliani has done multiple interviews where he "shows off his communications" with Trump officials on his phone and iPad on national television.
Jimmy Kimmel gave his viewers a recap of the impeachment hearing, noting that California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes "was much more interested in defending the president than in getting the facts." While showing clips from Nunes' statement, the show added a MAGA cowboy-styled hat to Nunes' head.
"This is a stressful day for the president. The Popeyes near the White House, they had to waive their two chicken sandwiches per person limit today for him," joked Kimmel.
The host added that Trump called the hearing a "joke" and a "hoax" and also claimed he didn't watch it. "A White House spokesperson said the president was too busy working. He might as well have said he was at a Zumba class," said Kimmel.
Jimmy Fallon reprised his Trump impression to host ImpeachmentAfter Dark Live."I thought this whole impeachment thing would go away by now, like a common cold or a second wife," Fallon said as Trump. "And worse, now you can't even get the truth from shows like Fox and Frenemies."
Tony Hale also made a cameo in the sketch as his character Gary from Veep. After Fallon asked his assistant for water, Gary handed him a bottle of Diet Coke.
Conan O'Brien joked that the Conan team didn't write any comedy that day because they were so invested in the hearing. The host said that Trump claimed to be cleaning out his desk instead of watching the hearing. "He has just a bunch of Burger King Crowns that came with the meal," O'Brien joked about what was in Trump's desk.
O'Brien added that some people believe that the "damning" new evidence against Trump could end his presidency, though he cut himself off and said, "Wait, I'm sorry. This joke is from two years ago."
"That joke is also from one year ago. And six months ago," he said. "We've used that cue card 15 times."
Samantha Bee also touched on the impeachment hearing during Full Frontal. "I can't wait to finally eat a piece of the impeachment cake I baked three years ago," she said. After Bee shared clips of Trump stating that he didn't watch the hearings, she mocked, "Oh, you were having hearings? I didn't even see them. I just watched them and heard them and anyways, whatever, you're too ugly to be on TV."
James Corden admitted he found the hearing "a little confusing at times." Many people, including Eric Trump, took to Twitter to call the hearings boring. "He does know that 'boring' is not the same as 'wrong,' right?" asked Corden. "When there is a murder trial and an expert witness is presenting detailed evidence, the judge doesn't go, 'Boring!'"
Sarah Jessica Parker called in to ask Davis "a real brain teaser" question. "I'm gonna focus it on food because that's basically what we talked about all the time," Parker said. "Get in your little time machine. I want you to go back to Morocco to the set of when we were doing Sex and the City 2 and I'm gonna ask you what did we eat every day at 11:30?"
Davis enthusiastically answered that they would eat "the tomato sandwiches from the crafty, but we had to walk a really long way."
Parker said she was correct and added that she also ate "a particular delicious ham baguette every day."
The actress later revealed if she thought that Carrie should have ended up with Chris Noth's Mr. Big or John Corbett's Aidan. "I love John Corbett so, so much, but I do think she was meant for Big," she answered.
Conan O'Brien, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon Remember NBC Executive Rick Ludwin
Conan O'Brien, Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to former NBCLate Night executive Rick Ludwin on their shows Monday night. Ludwin ran specials and late-night programming at NBC for over 30 years. He died Sunday after a brief illness. He was 71. His time at NBC spanned the early days of Saturday Night Liveand iterations of TheTonight Showhosted by Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. He also worked on the Late Nightfranchise with David Letterman, O'Brien and Fallon. Additionally, he commissioned and famously backed Seinfeldwhile other NBC executives speculated about whether the "show about nothing" could actually be a contender.
O'Brien remembered Ludwin by sharing that the executive was supportive of the host when he took over Late Night in 1993. "I had a very rocky start. Pretty much everyone at the network thought that I should be canceled, but one executive disagreed and that was Rick Ludwin," he said. "Rick argued passionately for me with the network and he helped keep me on the air during those first two years."
The host added that Ludwin stuck by him during "the Tonight Show fiasco." "After I ended up here at TBS, Rick was a regular visitor and he remained a loyal friend to our show. Always very encouraging and full of great stories," he said.
Meyers also spoke about Ludwin on Late Night. "I first met him when I joined SNL in 2001. By then, he was already a legend," said Meyers. "He often came by and gave thoughtfully worded notes that were complimentary, but firm and fair."
Meyers said that it was fitting that the last time he saw Ludwin was at Seinfeld's birthday party. "It's also fitting to be talking about Rick on Late Night because there was nothing Rick liked more than talking about late night," he said. "He was so giving and warm with his history and his stories and his time."
"At his core, the best thing about Rick was how kind he was. He was kind in a way that was really important to the people he interacted with," Meyers concluded. "He was kind in a way that was very unique for this world that we live in, in television and the entertainment industry. And he will just be deeply, deeply missed. I was so lucky to know him."
Over on The Tonight Show, Fallon remembered Ludwin and honored his work at NBC, at SNL before he took over for O'Brien on Late Night in 2009. "I'll never forget how generous he was with his time and advice, always saying the parts of the show that he liked and wanted to see more of," Fallon shared. "He was just so encouraging."
"Rick was also a walking encyclopedia of Late Night. He knew everything there was to know about TV and we all loved and respected him for it," he continued.
As our current embarrassment of a president is bracing for possible impeachment, FX is moving forward with Impeachment: American Crime Story, which dramatizes the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton. And now the show’s producers have found their president: Clive Owen Children of Men will step into the shoes of the former Arkansas governor, and we’ll be eagerly waiting to hear if Owen tries to imitate Clinton’s distinctive Southern accent.
Deadline reports that Owen has been cast to play former President Bill Clinton, who held the highest office in the land from 1993 until 2001. In 1998, Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives for perjury and obstruction of justice surrounding his extramarital affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky; Clinton was acquitted by the Senate and remained in office for his full term.
Monica Lewinsky is producing this season alongside ACS head honcho Ryan Murphy, and the season has already cast Beanie Feldstein as Lewinsky, Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones. Now Owen joins them, but Hillary Clinton has yet to be cast.
Clinton himself appeared in the 1996 Sinbad movie First Kid and actually has a new Showtime series in the works right now, and he’s been portrayed by several people in the media before, notably by Phil Hartman and Darrell Hammond for years on Saturday Night Live and by Dennis Quaid in the 2010 movie The Special Relationship, where Quaid was nominated for an Emmy, a Screen Actors Guild award, and a Golden Globe for his performance. I’m curious to see how Owen stacks up against those guys – especially Hammond, whose lip-biting impression of Clinton was so pervasive that it’s eclipsed the persona of the actual man in my mind.
The show is written by Sarah Burgess and based on author Jeffrey Toobin’s book A Vast Conspiracy. Here’s the description of the book:
In A Vast Conspiracy, the best-selling author of The Run of His Life casts an insightful, unbiased eye over the most extraordinary public saga of our time – the Clinton sex scandals. A superlative journalist known for the skillfulness of his investigating and the power of his writing, Jeffrey Toobin tells the unlikely story of the events that began over doughnuts in a Little Rock hotel and ended on the floor of the United States Senate, with only the second vote on presidential removal in American history. This is an entirely fresh look at the scandal that very nearly brought down a president.
After nearly being scrapped altogether, filming starts in late March, and the limited series is currently set to premiere on Sunday, September 27, 2020. That’s just a few months before the next presidential election, and you can read FX’s defense of their decision to air such a potentially distracting piece of media at that critical point in the election cycle right here.
The third season of the anthology counts Monica Lewinsky as a producer.
The third season of FX's American Crime Story, which focuses on the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, has found its POTUS.
Clive Owen will join Sarah Paulson, Beanie Feldstein and Annaleigh Ashford in the cast for Impeachment: American Crime Story. The season will tell the story of Clinton's impeachment through the eyes of three women central to the probe: Monica Lewinsky Feldstein, Linda Tripp Paulson and Paula Jones Ashford. Lewinsky is also a producer on the coming season, which is due to air in 2020.
The third season of the anthology is based on Jeffrey Toobin's book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.FX chief John Landgraf told The Hollywood Reporter that then-first lady Hillary Clinton is "not one of the main characters" in the story, though the casting of Owen suggests Bill Clinton will be heavily featured.
The Hillary Clinton role is still being cast.
Impeachment is the second TV project Owen has signed onto in recent weeks; he's also set to star with Julianne Moore in Lisey's Story, an adaptation of the Stephen King novel, for Apple TV+.
Production on Impeachment is scheduled to begin in the spring for a fall premiere. Sarah Burgess is writing and will executive produce with ACS staples Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander and Alexis Martin Woodall; Paulson and Feldstein are also EPs. Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan are producers along with Lewinsky. The series comes from Fox 21 and FX Productions.
Murphy optioned Toobin's book in 2017, but later had second thoughts about doing a season on the Clinton-Lewinsky story.
"I told [Lewinsky], 'Nobody should tell your story but you, and it's kind of gross if they do,'"Murphy told The Hollywood Reporterin April 2018. "'If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the goddamn money.'"
Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine whose ouster is at the backstory of the impeachment inquiry, did something that the previous witnesses did not: She got President Donald Trump’s attention.
As he tweeted against her, Democrats quickly accused the president of trying to intimidate a witness in real time.
Trump wrote, “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President's absolute right to appoint ambassadors.”
In a break from her dramatic testimony, commentators quickly seized on the implications of Trump’s tweet.
“That was a turning point in this hearing so far. She was already a sympathetic witness & the President's tweet ripping her allowed Schiff to point it out real time characterizing it as witness tampering or intimidation -adding an article of impeachment real-time,” Fox News’ Bret Baier wrote.
Fox News commentator Ken Starr said that Trump “showed extraordinarily poor judgment” in his tweets. “So obviously this was quite injurious,” he said.
On CNN, John Dean, a star witness in the Watergate hearings more than 45 years ago, said, “It’s almost breathtaking that the president is live tweeting this and he’s tweeting intimidation.”
That sentiment was echoed by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff D-CA, raising the prospect that it will only be added to the charges against Trump.
Yovanovitch did not have direct knowledge of what Trump did, but as she spoke at Friday’s hearing, she gave viewers something different: a reason why they should care.
In a soft yet strident tone, Yovanovitch relayed a dramatic narrative of what happened to her - a “smear” campaign waged by Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, and from his son, Donald Trump Jr., along with rightward media figures and Fox News hosts.
She recounted her compelling biography and personal experience as a diplomat. More importantly, she framed the successful “smear” campaign to get rid of her as a dire moment for U.S. foreign policy.
“Shady interests the world over have learned how little it takes to remove an American ambassador who does not give them what they want,” Yovanovitch told the House Intelligence Committee, which is conducting the impeachment inquiry.
She explained how surprised she was to see a campaign waged against her, as figures like Giuliani, sought to remove her. But given her priority on fighting corruption in Ukraine, she said, what shocked her was that they were aligned with figures who were at the root of it.
“Ukrainians who preferred to play by the old, corrupt rules sought to remove me,” she said, in a soft yet strident tone. “What continues to amaze me is that they found Americans willing to partner with them.”
She offered a vivid picture of the night, on April 25, that she learned of her ouster. She had been giving a Woman of Courage Award to the father of an anticorruption activist who was killed after she was attacked with acid. That night, she got the call to immediately return to the U.S., a prelude to her removal the next month.
Another moment that will likely be replayed came as she was being questioned by the Democratic counsel to the committee, Daniel Goldman, who asked her about Trump’s references to her in his July 25 phone call with the president of Ukraine, Vollodymyr Zelensky. “She is going to go through some things.”
“It didn’t sound good,” she said, adding that it felt “like a threat.”
Fox News and MSNBC pulled the biggest audiences and ABC led the key news demo on day one of the public hearings.
The first day of impeachment hearings regarding President Donald Trump were a strong draw for cable news channels and broadcast networks.
The six hours of televised hearings in the House of Representatives drew a total audience of 13.1 million viewers on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. Coverage on PBS stations, Telemundo, CNN en Español and HLN the latter on tape delay raised the total to about 13.8 million. Hearings were also televised on C-SPAN; audience figures for the ad-free channel weren't available.
Fox News had the biggest audience for the hearings with 2.89 million viewers, followed by MSNBC at 2.7 million. There was a bit of a gap between MSNBC and third-place ABC 2.01 million, while CBS 1.97 million, CNN 1.86 million and NBC 1.68 million were fairly tightly bunched.
ABC drew the biggest audience in the key news demographic of adults 25-54, with 496,000 viewers tuning in for its special coverage. Fox News' 444,000 edged NBC's 440,000 for second place. They were followed by CNN 428,000, CBS 384,000 and MSNBC 365,000.
The 13.1 million viewers for the impeachment hearings is comparable with the 13 million who watched Robert Muellertestify before Congress in July.
All three cable channels drew audiences well above their usual daytime averages with the hearings. The ratings boost continued in primetime, where the run-up to impeachment hearings has drawn increased interest from viewers for several weeks running.
Fox News' Hannity topped primetime on the news channels with 4.43 million viewers, well above its third-quarter average. The same was true for Tucker Carlson Tonight 3.97 million and The Ingraham Angle 3.48 million.
MSNBC and CNN also had strong showings in primetime. The Rachel Maddow Show delivered 3.63 million viewers, more than a million above its third-quarter average. All In With Chris Hayes 2.19 million and Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell 2.61 million were each more than 500,000 viewers above their Q3 numbers.
On CNN, Anderson Cooper 360 1.44 million, Cuomo Primetime 1.33 million and CNN Tonight 1.14 million all had better-than-average nights.
The House Select Committee on Intelligence on Wednesday will begin the first of several public hearings in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, the first such hearings to take place since President Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998 and for only the fourth time against a sitting president in U.S. history.
The House of Representatives has been conducting closed-door hearings in the inquiry, which is looking into charges that Trump attempted to coerce Ukraine, a foreign government, to launch an investigation into political rival Joe Biden and his son. Those hearings began September 24 and could wrap before the end of the year.
Today marks the first time in the process that witnesses will testify in open session, and broadcast and cable networks are planning full-court coverage Wednesday and Friday. Most plan to break in to regularly scheduled programming, while offering uninterrupted coverage via their digital outlets.
Today’s testimony begins at 10 AM ET/7 AM PT with two witnesses: Bill Taylor, the State Department’s Chargé d'Affaires Ad Interim, Kyiv, Ukraine, and George Kent, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs. Friday’s session at 9 AM ET/6 AM PT is testimony from Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S, Ambassador to Kyiv, Ukraine, on behalf of the State Department. All previously testified behind closed doors.
Eight more witnesses will testify next week: Jennifer Williams and Alexander Vindman on Tuesday morning, Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison on Tuesday afternoon; Gordon Sondland on Wednesday morning and Laura Cooper and David Hale on Wednesday afternoon; and Fiona Hill on Thursday.
Here is a snapshot of each network’s plans for this week:
ABC News’ coverage will feature special reports that will air both days this week, led by chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, World News Tonight anchor David Muir, chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, senior White House correspondent Cecilia Vega, senior Congressional correspondent Mary Bruce, chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas, senior national correspondent Terry Moran, chief legal analyst Dan Abrams and contributor Kate Shaw. Muir will anchor World News Tonight from Washington beginning tonight.
ABCNews.com will feature live updates and continuous streaming of all hearings on ABC News Live, which will also air pre- and post-shows anchored by chief national affairs correspondent Tom Llamas joined by correspondent Kyra Phillips, senior Washington reporter Devin Dwyer, legal analyst Melissa Murray, Shaw and others.
ABC News Radio is providing live anchored coverage by correspondent Aaron Katersky in Washington with reporting by Ines de La Cuetara at the Capitol, providing four one-minute status reports each hour. On Wednesday it will debut the 60-second segment “Impeachment in a Minute,” hosted by Phillips, that will summarize proceedings and be available each weekday morning for affiliate download. Katersky on Wednesday will also anchor an hourlong special at 7:06 PM ET looking back at the first day of hearings. Meanwhile, the “Start Here” podcast will cover the hearings as they unfold.
ABC NewsOne, which provides content and services for more than 200 ABC affiliates and international news partners, will have live reports on both days of the hearings.
ABC sibling FiveThirtyEight will live blog the hearing.
CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell will lead CBS News' coverage across all broadcasts and platforms, including live special reports on TV and continuous coverage on its CBSN streaming news service. Contributors throughout the day will include Face the Nation moderator and senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan, chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett, chief Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes, political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and White House correspondent Paula Reid along with CBS News contributors Jonathan Turley and Kim Wehle with analysis. CBS Evening News will originate from Washington tonight, Thursday and Friday.
CBS This Morning will provide preview coverage both Wednesday and Friday led by co-hosts Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil, with 60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson and Turley, Wehle, Fran Townsend and others joining.
CBSN and CBSNews.com, will live-stream coverage, with CBSN streaming special editions of “Red & Blue” highlighting major news out of the hearings each day. CBS News Radio will have full coverage and continuous special reports surrounding with anchor Bill Rehkopf from Capitol Hill joined by Steven Portnoy and Leonard Steinhorn.
Correspondents Natalie Brand and Nikole Killion will report on site for CBS Newspath, CBS News' newsgathering operation for its affiliates nationwide and broadcasters worldwide.
C-SPAN 3 will televise and stream all sessions live beginning today at 10 AM ET/7 AM PT, along with special editions of Word for Word. Coverage will be available on-demand at C-SPAN.org, where more impeachment-related resources are available at https://www.c-span.org/impeachment/.
Fox News Channel will have live coverage of the hearings both days, with Fox’s local stations having the option to pick up the feed during its daytime programming. Coverage begins today at 9 AM ET/6 AM PT in New York with a special edition of America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith, joined by The Story anchor Martha MacCallum, The Daily Briefing's Dana Perino and The Five analyst/co-host Juan Williams.
In D.C. coverage will be led by FNC's chief political anchor and Special Report anchor Bret Baier with Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace and chief White House correspondent John Roberts, and Congressional reporter-producer Chad Pergram and chief Congressional reporter Mike Emanuel live from Capitol Hill.
Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr and Fox News contributor and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy will offer additional legal commentary.
NBC News and MSNBC will feature live coverage beginning with a special report today at 10 AM ET/7 AM PT led by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, NBC News chief legal correspondent and Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, and Meet the Press anchor and NBC News political director Chuck Todd.
On MSNBC, The 11th Hour anchor Brian Williams and Deadline: White House anchor Nicolle Wallace will anchor special coverage beginning today 9 AM ET/6 AM PT, joined by The Beat's Ari Melber.
Other correspondents, reporters and contributors across NBC News will include chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson and White House correspondents Peter Alexander and Kelly O'Donnell from the White House; Justice correspondent Pete Williams; White House correspondent Geoff Bennett and MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake from Capitol Hill; and NBC News & MSNBC analysts Neal Katyal, Chuck Rosenberg, ex Sen. Claire McCaskill, Paul Butler, Jon Meacham, Matthew Miller and Michael Beschloss.
The hearings will also stream live on NBC News NOW, NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com, along with a live blog from contributors including NBC News national political reporter Jonathan Allen and White House reporter Shannon Pettypiece. The coverage will be collected at NBCNews.com/Impeachment.
NBC News Social will keep readers up to date on the major platforms, while NBC News mobile app users can expect to receive breaking news alerts.
PBS NewsHour will offer live coverage led by anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff, and including contributions from Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins, White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, and Foreign Affairs and Defense correspondent Nick Schifrin among others.
Woodruff will be joined by Michael Allen, Managing Director at Beacon Global Strategies, LLC and a former member of the George W. Bush White House and the Majority Staff Director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2011-2013; and Mieke Eyong, Vice President at Third Way, who was the Subcommittee Staff Director on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2007-2010.
The hearings will broadcast on PBS stations and stream on PBS NewsHour's digital and social platforms, with NewsHour's nightly broadcasts to include highlights and analysis from the day's hearings.