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January 6 Hearings on PBS NewsHour, Winner of Peabody Award for January 6 Coverage | THIRTEEN


A mob of supporters of US President Donald Trump are tear gassed as they storm the US Capitol Building in Washington, US, January 6, 2021. Picture taken January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis

On June 9 from 7-10 pm, THIRTEEN and WLIW World will broadcast Day 1 of the public hearings held by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, with live coverage by PBS News Hourwhich has won the 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.

The committee has no acronym and is commonly referred to as the January 6th Committee. Its public hearings will continue Monday, June 13 at 10 am, which will be broadcast by WLIW World. Each day’s hearing is expected to last approximately two hours. Follow the coverage and analysis on pbs.org/newshour and on NewsHour social media channels: YouTube, Twitter 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 pm In the hour before the first hearing, PBS News Hour 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 News Hour if you.

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Peabody Award Goes to PBS NewsHour for January 6 Reporting

In a glossy TV studio, men and women in business pull 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 US Capitol on January 6, 2021, PBS News Hour 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 News Hour if you.




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