What to know about, how to watch June 28 special hearing of U.S. House Jan. 6 committee

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In a surprise announcement Monday afternoon, the Jan. 6 Committee investigating the attack on the Capitol set a new date for their next hearing.

On June 28, just 24 hours after the announcement, the committee will “present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony.”

This shift comes following a statement from Committee Chair Bennie Thompson, that the committee would be on hiatus until the week of July 11 when the House returned from recess.

Though witnesses for Tuesday's testimony have not been shared with the public, the committee's quick shift in planning likely indicates that significant pieces of new information will be revealed.

In this photo taken on January 6, 2021 Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
In this photo taken on January 6, 2021 Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

What time does Tuesday's hearing start?

The hearing will take place at noon CST. It will be televised from the United States Capitol.

Where can you watch the hearing?

  • USA TODAY: Live-streaming the hearings on its website and YouTube.

  • The January 6th Committee's YouTube: youtube.com/c/January6thCmte

  • ABC: ABC News Live will carry the hearing. According to a CNN Business report, ABC is planning to preempt regular programming for special reports about the hearing.

  • CBS: The hearing can be watched on these Wisconsin TV stations: Green Bay WFRV, La Crosse WKBT, Madison WISC, Milwaukee WDJT and Wausau WSAW, according to a CBS News report. It can also be streamed online in the media player at the top of this article.

  • NBC: The hearing can be streamed online at NBC News NOWNBCNews.comMSNBC.com and CNBC.com. According to a CNN Business report, NBC is planning to preempt regular programming for special reports about the hearing.

  • PBS: The PBS NewsHour will carry the hearings live with reporting and analysis. They will also stream it online.

  • C-Span: The hearing will be broadcasted on C-Span, C-SPAN.org and C-Span Radio.

Wisconsin connections to the attack

The June 23rd hearing of Jan. 6 Committee Hearing revealed U.S Sen. Ron Johnson had contacted one of former Vice President Mike Pence’s staff about hand-delivering votes from a group of fake presidential electors in support of Donald Trump.

The incident prompted a strong response from several Democrats competing for Wisconsin's U.S Senate seat.

Johnson will face one of these challengers in Wisconsin's November 8 Midterm Election, with issues like the Jan. 6th Insurrection, Roe v. Wade and gun laws shaping the state's divided political landscape.

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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: How to watch January 6 committee special hearing June 28 in Wisconsin