January 6th Hearings: PBS NewsHour Live Coverage

June 14, 2022

Stream 20-minute excerpt of January 6 Hearing, Day 6, Tuesday, June 28, with Cassidy Hutchinson, above. In it she testifies, ““It sort of felt like I was watching, not a great comparison, but a bad car accident that was about to happen.”

Updated July 2

On Saturday, July 2, WLIW will broadcast the past January 6 Hearings from Days 4, 5, 6 (see Schedule). Day Six featured testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson that PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff summarized as “explosive.”

Highlights and full streams from January 6 Hearings which investigate the violent insurrection that occurred Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol are available on the PBS NewsHour YouTube channel.


On Tuesday June 21 and Thursday, June 23, WLIW21 and WLIW World will broadcast the public hearings held by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, with live coverage by PBS NewsHour, which won a Peabody Award for its January 6 reporting. PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff will anchor the live coverage with contributions from NewsHour correspondents and expert analysis from guests.

WLIW21 and WLIW World live broadcasts:

Tuesday, June 21, 1-3 p.m.
Thursday, June 23, 3-5 p.m. (change from original schedule of 1-3 p.m.)

For summaries and analysis of the day’s hearings, tune in to PBS NewsHour regular evening broadcasts on WLIW21 at 6 p.m. (see Schedule page).

The committee has no acronym and is commonly referred to as the January 6th Committee. Its public hearing on Wednesday, June 14 was cancelled and the hearing date on Thursday, June 16  will be broadcast by WLIW and  WLIW World. Each hearing is expected to last approximately two hours. Follow the coverage and analysis on pbs.org/newshour and on NewsHour social media channels: YouTubeTwitter and Facebook, and highlights on Instagram.

Day One of January 6 Hearing: June 9

Stream Day One of the January 6 hearings, above.

The January 6 hearings begin with opening statements on Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m. In the hour before the first hearing, PBS NewsHour digital anchor Nicole Ellis will host a series of conversations that review a timeline of the Jan. 6 attack, what we’ve learned since then, fallout from the attack and ramifications for democracy as the country approaches the midterm elections, and key things to watch from the first night of hearings.

More on how to watch the January 6 Hearings is found on the PBS NewsHour site.

Day Two of January 6 Hearing: June 13

Stream Day Two of the January 6 hearings, above.

On June 13, NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter joined Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including the high-profile congressional investigation over the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and the bipartisan framework to address gun violence in America. Watch summary.

Day Three of January 6 Hearing. June 16

Stream Day 3 of the January 6 hearings, above.

Day Four of January 6 Hearing. June 21

Stream Day 4 of January 6 hearings, above.

Peabody Award Goes to PBS NewsHour for January 6 Reporting

In a glossy TV studio, men and woman in business tire spread out and pose for a publicity photo. In the enter, an older woman in bright red jacket and black skirt folds her arms.

PBS NewsHour news team in 2020, with host Judy Woodruff in red jacket. Lisa Desjardins is in blue.

On June 7, 2022, PBS NewsHour’s January 6th reporting was named the winner of a Peabody Award.

“We are honored to have Lisa Desjardins, Judy Woodruff, and the rest of the NewsHour team be recognized with a Peabody Award for their intrepid reporting on January 6th,” said NewsHour’s senior executive producer Sara Just. “Our anchor, correspondents, producers, and the entire team were committed to bringing the American people the news as it unfolded in real-time and each went above and beyond to shed light on the events of one of the darkest days in America’s modern history; and continued to do so in the days, weeks, and months following the insurrection.”

As the world was witnessing the attacks on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, PBS NewsHour Capitol Hill correspondent Lisa Desjardins was the only journalist outside of lockdown and reporting from the halls of Congress. Desjardins relayed the news as insurrectionists stormed into the building and interviewed one of them live during NewsHour’s special on PBS.

Read more about the reporting that won a Peabody Award on the PBS NewsHour site.