Have you noticed that NPR is not broadcasting the Judge Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearings live?

NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard explains that the live broadcast was offered to NPR’s 800-lus member stations, but there wasn’t enough interest to warrant live coverage, according to NPR’s senior vice president for news Ellen Weiss. Actually less than a dozen wanted to run the hearings.

NPR’s website does have a live video stream of the hearings on its homepage, which is in collaboration with PBS’ The NewsHour and anchored by Judy Woodruff.