The House’s Jan. 6 committee has turned to a renowned former network news executive to hone a mountain of explosive material into a captivating multimedia presentation for a prime-time hearing Thursday.
- James Goldston — former president of ABC News, and a master documentary storyteller who ran “Good Morning America” and “Nightline” — has joined the committee as an unannounced adviser, Axios has learned.
Why it matters: I’m told Goldston is busily producing Thursday’s 8 p.m. ET hearing as if it were a blockbuster investigative special.
- He plans to make it raw enough so that skeptical journalists will find the material fresh, and chew over the disclosures in future coverage.
- And he wants it to draw the eyeballs of Americans who haven’t followed the ins and outs of the Capitol riot probe.