The Donald Trump presidency might be over, but it’ll take some time for the government to grapple with his legacy. Step one: His impeachment trial, which began on Tuesday, Feb. 9 and will continue at least into early next week. While we don’t know how long this whole thing will last, MSNBC is planning to deliver wall-to-wall coverage of the impeachment proceedings every day, with NBC News pitching in with nightly coverage of its own.
MSNBC will be squarely focused on Trump’s second impeachment starting with “Morning Joe” at 6 a.m. ET. The network will kick it into high gear at 9 a.m. ET — MSNBC has blocked off 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET each day of the trial for special coverage.
That coverage will be led by anchors Stephanie Ruhle, Hallie Jackson and Katy Tur to begin the day, with Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell taking over at 10:30 a.m. During the trial itself, which MSNBC will broadcast in full, Brian Williams and Nicolle Wallace will anchor, interjecting with any impeachment news that breaks outside the trial itself, with help from MSNBC’s chief legal correspondent Ari Melber.
Each evening, “NBC Nightly News” will break down what happened that day — as usual, Lester Holt will anchor, with Todd and Mitchell contributing. And on MSNBC, Joy Reid, Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow will have their shows as scheduled each night, and you can bet they’ll be primarily focused on impeachment as well.
Day 4 of the trial, on Friday, will see Trump’s defense team take center stage. Things didn’t go well for them on Tuesday, so it’ll be interesting to see if things go differently this time.
That said, NBC News will have a free option for coverage of the impeachment trial in the form of NBC News Now, a free 24-hour streaming news channel that you can watch on NBCNews.com, on the free version of the Peacock streaming service, and on YouTube. The impeachment trial will air in its entirety on NBC News Now.
In addition to its original coverage, NBC News Now also simulcasts “NBC Nightly News,” so you’ll be able to catch that for free without any hassle as well.
This coverage plan is subject to change as the trial goes on — there’s no predermined end date for the proceedings, but Trump’s previous impeachment trial went on for about two weeks.