Tuesday, July 19, 2011

CNN's Coverage Of UK Phone Hacking Hearings

CNN Domestic and CNN International will carry coverage of today's UK Parliament Select Committee hearings into phone hacking. CNN has sent through details of the network's plans below.

CNN Press Release: CNN's coverage of UK phone-hacking inquiry

On Tuesday morning Rupert Murdoch, Chair and CEO of News Corporation; James Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corporation (International); and Rebekah Brooks, former Chief Executive of News International, will appear before the Select Committee in UK Parliament to answer questions about the phone-hacking scandal. This hearing, which is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. ET, follows a 7 a.m. ET session where UK lawmakers will question leading members of the Metropolitan Police including former chief Paul Stephenson.

CNN’s coverage of these hearings will include live reports from senior international correspondent Dan Rivers from inside the hearings; Richard Quest, Becky Anderson and Matthew Chance from Abingdon Green (outside Parliament); and Atika Shubert from CNN London.

• CNN International and CNN/US are covering the hearings live. CNN/US begins at 9:15 a.m. ET, with CNNI offering extended coverage from 6:00 a.m. ET until they end.

• Both sessions will stream live in their entirety on CNN.com and via the CNN Apps for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets and selected Nokia devices. In addition, CNN’s news blog 'This Just In' will live blog during both sessions featuring updates, instant analysis, iReport submissions and the latest News Corp. share price fluctuations.

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