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How To Watch The House Impeachment Hearings On TV & Online

  • Deadline
Updated with schedules for Week 2 hearings: The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will continue public hearings in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump for a second week beginning Tuesday. Last week’s three witnesses marked the first such hearings to take place since President Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998 and only the fourth time against a sitting president in U.S. history.

The House of Representatives is probing charges that Trump attempted to coerce Ukraine, a foreign government, to launch an investigation of political rival Joe Biden and his son. The hearings could wrap before the end of the year.

Like last week, cable networks are planning full-court coverage for scheduled hearings this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (see the breakdown below). Most broadcast networks plan to break in to regularly scheduled programming, while offering uninterrupted coverage via their digital outlets.

Deadline will also live-stream all the hearings this week.
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ABC, NBC Announce Lineups for Impeachment Hearing Coverage

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Update: All of the major broadcast networks will pre-empt regular programming on Wednesday and Friday for coverage of the first public hearings of the impeachment inquiry.

ABC and NBC announced their lineups for the hearings on Monday, joining CBS and PBS, which announced their plans last week.

The hearings will start on Wednesday with Bill Taylor, pictured, and George Kent testifying, followed by Marie Yovanovitch on Friday. They all have previously testified in closed-door hearings.

ABC News’ coverage will feature 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 starting on Wednesday.

ABC News Live will are pre- and post- shows on both days, anchored
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TV News, Scrambling to Cover Impeachment Inquiry, Will Break Into A.M. Schedule

  • Variety
The U.S. government is getting ready to take over morning television – at least for a few hours.

The three major broadcast-news outlets are preparing to break into regularly scheduled programming Wednesday morning to offer viewers information on the first public hearings of the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, while cable-news networks ready wall-to-wall coverage of the matter.

NBC News plans a 10 a.m. special report on the hearings, led by Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd. ABC News plans to cut into programming at 10 a.m. with a special report featuring a team led by George Stephanopoulos and David Muir. CBS News plans special reports on Wednesday led by anchor Norah O’Donnell, with additional coverage provided by the team at “CBS This Morning.”

The networks also expect to break into the regular schedule Friday morning, when another hearing is planned.

Impeachment hearings are uncommon,
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ABC News Apologizes for Mistakenly Airing Kentucky Gun Range Video as Syria Coverage

ABC News has taken down a Syria bombing video that was broadcast on Sunday and Monday morning that in fact was 2017 footage from a Kentucky military gun range event.

"We’ve taken down video that aired on World News Tonight Sunday and Good Morning America this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border immediately after questions were raised about its accuracy. ABC News regrets the error," an ABC News spokesman told The Hollywood Reporter.

The video, as first introduced by ABC's World News Tonight Sunday anchor Tom Llamas, claimed to show the Turkish military bombing ...
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How To Watch Midterm Elections On TV And Online: Spoiler Alert, It’s Everywhere

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Three of the broadcast networks — ABC, CBS and NBC — are ditching their primetime lineups tonight to offer live coverage of the midterm election.

This is kind of wall-to-wall coverage the networks usually reserve for the race for the White House. But the 2018 election cycle has attracted intense interest among voters and pundits who see the election as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency.

Democrats are hoping for a “blue wave” of angry voters to wash over the ballot boxes, and sweep the party into control of the House of Representatives. The Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, and Trump’s recent attacks on the Central American migrants walking to the U.S. border, appear to have activated the Gop’s base.

All of that electoral drama is bound to boost viewership, and justifies pre-empting The Connors on ABC,
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Melania Trump Admits She Wore ‘I Really Don’t Care’ Jacket to Annoy ‘Left-Wing Media’

  • The Wrap
Melania Trump Admits She Wore ‘I Really Don’t Care’ Jacket to Annoy ‘Left-Wing Media’
Melania Trump revealed on Friday that her “I really don’t care” jacket, which she wore during a June visit to migrant children being held in U.S. detention centers, had in fact been part of an effort to troll her liberal critics.

Melania Trump tells @TomLlamasABC she wore the ‘I really don’t care’ jacket “for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me. And I want to show them that I don’t care.” #MelaniaTrump https://t.co/EqEyfZkJvZ pic.twitter.com/2EWeCKB0de

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“It was for the people and the left-wing media who are criticizing me and I want to show them, that I don’t care,” she told ABC’s Tom Llamas, noting she specifically elected to wear the jacket in response to media outrage about it.

“It was kind of a message. After the visit I put it
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‘The View’ Blasted By White House Over Melania “Mistress” Comment

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has fired back on comments made about Melania Trump on ABC’s The View by actress Yvette Nicole Brown.

Brown, the star of sitcom Community, was filling in for co-host Joy Behar on Friday when she said that Melania Trump may not mind the President’s alleged infidelities because she was once his mistress.

The comment was made as a reaction to a clip from ABC’s 20/20 interview with Melania Trump. Interviewer Tom Llamas was a guest on The View, and aired a clip wherein the First Lady was asked about her thoughts on reports of her husband’s infidelity.

Melania Trump responded to the question thusly: “I am a mother and First Lady, and I have much more important things to think about and to do.”

Brown asked Llamas after the clip played on The View, “Is it possible that she’s not
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In Rare TV Interview, Melania Trump Defies Narrative

  • Variety
In Rare TV Interview, Melania Trump Defies Narrative
Something about Melania Trump keeps people hopeful — insistently so, despite so much contrary evidence — that there’s a bigger story at work.

Maybe it’s simply her circumstance, existing as the immigrant wife of a President whose misogyny and xenophobia are such pronounced parts of his personal brand. Maybe it’s the occasional glimmer of seeming independence, gestures that are read as part of an endless symbolic code; it would be poetic justice, the thinking seems to go, if the #resistance were coming from inside the house. And one line of thought is rooted less in politics than in fundamentals of narrative. Recent First Ladies like Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, and (of course) Hillary Clinton have been endlessly engaging media figures with evidently strong points-of-view all their own, and First Ladies have used television to transmit their pet causes since Jackie Kennedy opened the White House to America. We’re
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Melania Trump ’20/20′ Interview: No Shockers, But Shows Poised First Lady

  • Deadline
First Lady Melania Trump has always thought her husband was a “great leader,” dating back to before they were married. That was one of the not-so-shocking revelations from ABC-tv’s 20/20 interview, Being Melania: The First Lady, a title that recalls the cult classic Being John Malkovich, wherein a mind was entered.

The sit-down was conducted in Kenya by ABC’s World News Tonight’s weekend anchor and Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas, who traveled with the First Lady to Africa, which marked her first solo foreign trip since her husband was elected.

ABC has been heavily thumping the tub for the interview, taking away some of the sizzle by its advance tipping of some of Melania Trump’s concerns. That didn’t stop the online community from taking sides on the conversation, divided between those who don’t like the administration and those who sympathized over ABC’s relentless
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Melania Trump Says She Was "Blindsided" by Family-Separation Policy at Border

Melania Trump Says She Was
Melania Trump said she was "blindsided" to learn that families were being separated at the U.S. border during her highly anticipated 20/20 interview on Friday night, clips of which made headlines when they were released earlier in the week.

The first lady, who recently courted controversy by wearing a helmet with colonial associations on a four-country trip to Africa, spoke with ABC News' chief national affairs correspondent Tom Llamas during the trip. Of White House's family-separation policy, which her husband, President Donald Trump, ended via an executive order in July, she said, "I let him know. I ...
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Melania Trump Scolds ABC News: “More Important Things” On Her Mind Than Husband’s Sex Life

  • Deadline
Today in Being Melania promotion, ABC NewsTom Llamas again marveled that the First Lady agreed to an interview without stipulations, gushing to her that the decision is “to your credit.”

He then notes she’s not the first First Lady to take questions about her husband’s infidelity.

“It’s not a concern and focus of mine,” she responds calmly. “I’m a mother and a First Lady and I have much more important things to think about and to do.”

“I know,” she adds, pointedly like she means it to sting, “people like to speculate and media likes to speculate about our marriage.”

Llamas tries to get her to tell America if she has been hurt by her husband.

“Media what is speculating, yeah, it’s not always pleasant, of course. But I know what is right, and what is wrong, and what is true and not true,
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Melania Trump Addresses President Trump's Alleged Infidelity: "Not a Concern of Mine"

In a new clip from her sit-down interview with ABC News, which aired Friday on Good Morning America, Melania Trump addressed her husband's alleged infidelity.

Speaking to Tom Llamas during her first solo trip abroad to Africa, the first lady said that she isn't worried about speculation of a troubled marriage with the president.

"It is not a concern and focus of mine. I'm a mother and a first lady and I have much more important things to think about and to do," the former model — who shares son Barron, 12, with President Trump —...
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Melania Trump Says She's the "Most Bullied Person in the World"

Melania Trump Says She's the
Melania Trump is opening up about her time in the White House and her Be Best initiative, which focuses on cyberbullying. The First Lady of the United States sits down for a rare interview with correspondent Tom Llamas for the ABC News special "Being Melania -- The First Lady," airing Friday, in which she explains why bullying is such an important topic for her initiative to focus on. "I could say I'm the most bullied person on the world...one of them, if you really see what people are saying about me," Melania says in a preview clip from the interview. "That's why my Be Best initiative is focusing on social media and online behavior." Melania adds, "We need to educate the...
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Melania Trump: “The Most Bullied Person In The World”

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“I could say that I’m the most bullied person in the world,” First Lady Melania Trump tells ABC News, which doled out more clips in advance of Friday’s broadcast of its full interview with her.

She made the bullying claim when ABC News Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas wondered why she picked cyber bullying as her pet cause, with her Be Best campaign, her husband being, according to friend and foe, Cyber Bully in Chief.

Pressed about her claim of being most bullied person in the world, the First Lady amended. “One of them – if you really see what people are saying about me.”

Llamas conducted the interview with President Donald Trump’s wife as Flotus was in Africa promoting her Be Best campaign.

First Lady Michelle Obama certainly experienced cyber bullying, including being called an “ape in heels” by a West Virginia mayor who celebrated the arrival of “classy,
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Melania Trump on Cyberbullying: ‘I’m the Most Bullied Person in the World’ (Video)

  • The Wrap
Melania Trump on Cyberbullying: ‘I’m the Most Bullied Person in the World’ (Video)
Melania Trump says it’s harder than you think being first lady and said that the role has opened her up for a torrent of abuse online.

“I could say that I’m the most bullied person in the world,” said Trump during an interview in Kenya with ABC reporter Tom Llamas. “One of them … if you really see what people are saying about me.”

Since taking office, Melania Trump has launched a campaign against cyberbullying called “Be Best.” Critics have mocked the program given her husband’s famously rough behavior toward his own critics on social media.

Also Read: Melania Trump Questions #MeToo Women: 'Sometimes the Media Goes Too Far' (Video)

The former Slovenian model has often assumed a sphinx-like presence in the White House and her interview with Llamas, which will air in full Friday, suggests she will offer some of her most expansive comments to date.

In
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Melania Trump Says She's the "Most Bullied Person in the World"

In a new clip from her sit-down interview with ABC News, which aired Thursday morning on Good Morning America, Melania Trump asserted that she's the "most bullied person in the world."

Speaking to Tom Llamas during her first solo trip abroad to Africa, the first lady said that the intense scrutiny she faces online inspired her campaign against cyberbullying.

"I could say I'm the most bullied person in the world — one of them, if you really see what people are saying about me," she said.

The former model has been widely mocked for her ...
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Melania Trump Says #MeToo Accusers Need to Show "Hard Evidence"

Melania Trump Says #MeToo Accusers Need to Show
Melania Trump is airing her support for sexual assault survivors, but also wants proof of their claims. In a rare sit-down interview with ABC New in Kenya, where she traveled during her trip to Africa this month, the First Lady addressed the current #MeToo movement. When asked whether she believes in the accusers and supports the movement, Trump responded, "I support the women and they need to be heard. We need to support them and you know, also men—not just women." "Do you think men in the news that have been accused of sexual assault, sexual harassment have been treated unfairly?" correspondent Tom Llamas asked. "We need to have a really hard...
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Melania Trump: #MeToo Accusers Must Show “Hard Evidence” To Be Believed

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First Lady Melania Trump says she stands in support of the women of the #MeToo movement. But, she tells ABC News in an interview to be broadcast Friday, the women must produce “hard evidence” of the alleged assault/rape/sexual misconduct.

In a clip released this morning, ABC News’ Chief National Affairs Correspondent Tom Llamas was not shown asking the First Lady to specify what she mean by “hard evidence.”

Melania Trump, who sat down with Llamas in Kenya as she toured four African countries, also was asked what has surprised her most about her time as First Lady.

“It is sad to see that organizations and foundations I want to partner with choose not to, because of the administration,” she complained.

“I feel they are choosing politics over helping others,” she said.

But, after bringing it up herself, she refused Llamas’ request to provide what you might call hard evidence,
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Melania Trump Questions #MeToo Women: ‘Sometimes the Media Goes Too Far’ (Video)

  • The Wrap
Melania Trump Questions #MeToo Women: ‘Sometimes the Media Goes Too Far’ (Video)
Melania Trump said she stood with women who have been victims of sexual assault and harassment, but added that anyone bringing an accusation needed to have “hard evidence.”

Speaking to ABC reporter Tom Llamas in Kenya, the first lady also accused the media of sensationalizing some cases.

“Sometimes the media goes too far, the way they portray some stories. It’s not correct. It’s not right,” Melania Trump said. “I do stand with women, but we need to show the evidence. You cannot just say to somebody, ,I was sexually assaulted’ or ‘You did that to me.'”

Also Read: NBC's Andrea Mitchell: Melania's Fashion Choice on Egypt Trip 'Looked Like Death on the Nile'

The first lady’s remarks come after the bruising confirmation battle for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “We need to have really hard evidence if you’re accused of something,” she said.
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TVLine Items: Nightflyers Premiere Binge, Runaways Adds Vamp and More

Syfy is taking a binge approach to its upcoming space thriller Nightflyers, based on the novella by George R.R. Martin. Episodes 1-5 will debut Sunday, Dec. 2 through Thursday, Dec. 6 at 10/9c, while Episodes 6-10 will air Sunday, Dec. 9 through Thursday, Dec. 13 at 10 pm, all with limited commercial interruption across all Syfy platforms.

Set in the year 2093, the horror drama follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard the Nightflyer, in the hope of making contact with alien life. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place,
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