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How to Watch the January 6 Committee Hearings Free

We’ve outlined the many free ways you can watch the US House Select Committee public hearings.

The House Select Committee publicly presented its findings on the January 6, 2021, US Capitol attack this past summer. The committee postponed a ninth and possibly final hearing due to Hurricane Ian. But now we know things will resume on Thursday, October 13, at 1:00 p.m. eastern.

To help you tune in, we’ve listed several free sources for watching and streaming the hearings live.

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How can I watch the committee hearings for free?

You can stream every hearing for free on the Select Committee’s YouTube channel or in the player below. Once the next hearing is underway, the live webcast will automatically begin.

You can also watch live coverage of the hearings for free if you have an over-the-air (OTA) HD antenna that’s within range of an ABC, CBS, or NBC affiliate. The three networks will air the hearings live with anchors David Muir, Norah O’Donnell, and Lester Holt on hand. PBS will also preempt its previously scheduled broadcasts to air the hearings.

Use free trials of live TV streaming services

Another way you can easily catch the public hearings is by signing up for a free trial through one of the following live TV streaming services.

  • DIRECTV STREAM (5-day free trial)
  • fuboTV (7-day free trial)
  • YouTube TV (14-day free trial)
  • Paramount+ also offers a 7-day free trial. If you sign up for the service’s Premium plan, you’ll get live access to your local CBS network.

Watch the committee hearings on news sites

Many news outlets will stream the public hearings directly on their website. Some sources may also stream live coverage on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Below is a list of confirmed news sites that will host live coverage of the public hearings.

You may prefer to watch events like these on a bigger screen than a computer or mobile device. If that’s the case, you’ll want to check out free streaming platforms like Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, and Tubi, where some of the outlets listed above have dedicated 24/7 news channels.

The streaming service Peacock will also cover the committee hearings. All you need to do is sign up for a free account, and you’ll get access to NBC News Now through Peacock’s live TV channels. Premium Peacock subscribers will also have access to MSNBC’s special coverage.

Pro tip: You can also catch coverage of the 2022 midterms across most sources listed on this page. But for more information on how to watch Election Day live on November 8, visit our How to Watch the 2022 Midterm Elections guide.

Other ways to watch the committee hearings

If you already subscribe to a cable, satellite, or live TV streaming service, you’ll most likely find live coverage of the first hearing on your preferred news channel. The following networks will report live from the hearing. You can stream them online by selecting the link below and signing in with your TV service provider.

What are the committee hearings?

The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021, US Capitol riot scheduled a series of hearings to present its findings to the public. The hearings will feature live witness testimony and pre-recorded testimony obtained by the committee during its 11-month investigation.

The committee previously held a public testimony in July 2021. Capitol Hill and Washington DC law enforcement officers provided their accounts of what happened on the day of the attack. The testimony kicked off the committee’s investigation—accumulating to the June and July 2022 hearings.

January 6 committee hearings schedule

The first primetime hearing held by the January 6 committee took place on Thursday, June 9, at 8:00 p.m. eastern. Some news networks began their coverage earlier that evening to contextualize the hearing before cameras shifted to the Cannon House Office Building.

Below is a schedule of every confirmed hearing date and time. We’ve also included links to the committee’s YouTube channel, where you can stream past hearings on demand. Because additional hearings might take place throughout the year, we’ll update the table as more information becomes available.

Event Date Time (ET) How to stream
Hearing 1 June 9, 2022 8:00 p.m. YouTube
Hearing 2 June 13, 2022 10:45 a.m. YouTube
Hearing 3 June 16, 2022 1:00 p.m. YouTube
Hearing 4 June 21, 2022 1:00 p.m. YouTube
Hearing 5 June 23, 2022 3:00 p.m. YouTube
Hearing 6 June 28, 2022 1:00 p.m. YouTube
Hearing 7 July 12, 2022 1:00 p.m. YouTube
Hearing 8 July 21, 2022 8:00 p.m. YouTube
Final Hearing October 13, 2022 1:00 p.m. YouTube

Data effective as of post date.

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