James Comey Testimony: Date, Time, Channels for Live TV Coverage

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Former FBI Director James Comey testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in early May.

Former FBI Director James Comey will testify in an open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday, June 8, with testimony expected to start at approximately 10am/9c. (A closed session of testimony will follow.)

This is Comey's first testimony since he was fired by President Donald Trump in May, and he is expected to testify about his interactions with the president as it related to the FBI’s investigation into claims of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election.

Many networks will offer live coverage of the open session of the James Comey testimony on June 8; here are some places to tune in (all times are Eastern):

ABC: ABC News coverage of Comey's testimony will begin at the start of the hearing, around 10am. George Stephanopoulos leads coverage, and he will be joined by Jonathan Karl, Pierre Thomas, Brian Ross, Mary Bruce and Dan Abrams.

Bloomberg TV: Bloomberg TV will offer special coverage beginning at 10am.

C-SPAN Networks: C-SPAN will feature live and complete coverage of Comey's Senate testimony beginning at 10am on C-SPAN3, C-SPAN.org and via the free C-SPAN Radio App.

CBS: CBS This Morning co-hosts Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell will anchor live coverage of the James Comey testimony beginning at 10am. Coverage will also be available on CBSN, which is CBS News' 24/7 digital streaming news service; and all digital platforms.

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Rose, King and O’Donnell will be joined in New York by Face the Nation anchor and chief Washington correspondent John Dickerson and chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford. Margaret Brennan will report from the White House, while Nancy Cordes will report from inside the hearing on Capitol Hill. 

CNN: Beginning at 9:45am, CNN will begin airing live coverage of James Comey's testimony, which will also stream on CNN.com, the CNN app on phone and tablet, and on mobile devices.

Fox (broadcast): Fox News Channel's Shepard Smith anchors coverage of the Comey testimony for the Fox broadcast network beginning at 10am.

Fox News Channel: FNC will begin coverage at 9am with co-anchors Bill Hemmer and Shannon Bream. The network will then go commercial-free once testimony starts at 10am, with coverage also being live-streamed on FoxNews.com. From 11pm-1am on June 8, FNC will air special live editions of Tucker Carlson Tonight and Special Report With Bret Baier.

MSNBC: MSNBC coverage of Comey's testimony starts at 9am with Brian Williams joined by Nicole Wallace and expert guests, beginning at 9:30am. The network says that special programming will continue throughout the day and into primetime.

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NBC: Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd anchor NBC News coverage beginning at 10am. Andrea Mitchell, Hallie Jackson, Kristen Welker, Peter Alexander, Pete Williams, Kasie Hunt, Kelly O’Donnell, Chris Jansing, Ari Melber and and Garrett Haake will all contribute reporting on both NBC and MSNBC, with Richard Engel reporting from Moscow.

PBS: PBS NewHour managing editor Judy Woodruff will anchor live coverage of the James Comey testimony starting at 10am. This coverage will extend online to include a live stream on Facebook Live and YouTube, as well as additional coverage on NewsHour's website. NewHour's nightly broadcast (check local listings) will also devote extensive coverage to the hearing.