But now, PBS will air this Adam Schiff impeachment crusade live, alongside everyone else. Moyers thinks it’s insufficient that PBS World, a digital channel carried by 157 public television stations representing about 64 percent of U.S. TV households, will replay the testimony in prime time. They won’t go Full Watergate.
“This is a moment in American history where the arc of justice will either be bent forward or it will be bent backward,” he proclaimed to Brian Stelter on CNN. “So, everyone who wants to see it should have the chance to see the whole story.”
Moyers insisted that even ten percent of Trump voters watch the hearings and realize the error of their ways, it’s the end of President Trump. But they know that unlike 1973, the American people have hundreds of entertainment options that will help them ignore the picayune trials and tribulations of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman or Marie Yovanovitch.
The one thing that’s guaranteed about these live impeachment hearings is that the incessant network-news drumbeat against Donald Trump will continue to be more than 90 percent negative, as it has been for years. If that hasn’t made a dent in Trump’s standing with his backers up until now, it’s hard to see how all this live coverage is going make much of a difference.