NHPR to Air Kavanaugh Senate Hearings

Sep 4, 2018

New Hampshire Public Radio will broadcast the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, beginning today.

National Public Radio will provide coverage of the hearings in their entirety starting Tuesday, Sept. 4. NHPR will broadcast NPR’s coverage each morning and rejoin NHPR’s programming—already in progress—once the court takes its recess each afternoon.

Analysis will be provided by NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg; NPR Congressional Correspondent Scott Detrow; NPR Congressional Reporter Kelsey Snell; and SCOTUSBlog Founders Tom Goldstein and Amy Howe, both lawyers who have argued before the Supreme Court. The live, anchored coverage on NHPR will reflect the latest court schedule.

Broadcast Schedule by Day:

Tuesday, Sept. 4, with Host Rachel Martin: Twenty one senators on the Judiciary Committee and Judge Kavanaugh will give opening remarks. Coverage on NHPR began at 9:30 a.m. and will run through the court’s recess. Due to the variability of court proceedings, NHPR programming will resume at an unspecified time in the afternoon—but regular programming is expected to resume sometime between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 5, with Host Sarah McCammon: The first round of questions for Kavanaugh will commence. Coverage on NHPR began at 9 a.m. and will run through the court’s recess. Due to the variability of court proceedings, NHPR programming will resume at an unspecified time in the afternoon—but regular programming will resume by the court’s afternoon recess or at 4 p.m.—whichever comes first.

Thursday, Sept. 6, with Host Sarah McCammon: The senators will commence the second round of questioning. Coverage on NHPR began at 10 a.m. and will run through the court’s recess. Due to the variability of court proceedings, NHPR programming will resume at an unspecified time in the afternoon—but regular programming is expected to resume sometime between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. NHPR will broadcast NPR’s 1-hour live special—highlighting important moments from the hearings and discussing how a confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh may impact the Supreme Court—later this evening at 8 p.m.

President Trump picked Kavanaugh, a federal judge, to step into the vacant post left by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement in July.

Video of the proceedings can be viewed online here.

Read more about NHPR’s local coverage of Kavanaugh’s nomination here.