The January 6th Committee will hold a live hearing on Thursday and its latest hire indicates that it wants to turn the hearing into a spectacle.
Axios reports that James Goldston, former president of ABC News, master documentary storyteller, and producer of “Good Morning America,” and “Nightline,” has joined the committee as an advisor.
The report claims that Goldston is fast at work to produce the event like a blockbuster special.
The hearing will air in prime time at 8 pm and will be covered widely.
The hearing — the first of a series by the committee (most will be during daytime) — has the makings of a national event:
At least two of the broadcast networks will interrupt evening programming for live coverage anchored by ABC’s David Muir and CBS’ Norah O’Donnell. NBC will announce plans soon.
The other side: Republicans will argue that the 1/6 committee — which consists of seven Democrats plus Republicans Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois — is just out to get former President Trump.
As part of a Republican counter-programming blitz, key members of Congress are already booked for cable interviews after the hearing.
Goldston will use live witnesses and pre-produced video to shape the narrative of the hearing.