TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearings Underway

kagan_6-28.jpg

The Senate confirmation hearings for Elena Kagan, the president’s Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice John Paul Stevens, began today at 12:30pmET, with Kagan expected to make her opening statement sometime around 4pmET. The cable networks have been dipping in and out of the opening remarks throughout the afternoon.

The hearings are expected to extend through Thursday.

Meanwhile, General David Petraeus‘ confirmation hearings are set to start tomorrow, meaning that the two high-profile nominees will be questioned by Senate committees at the same time. As Politico reports, the cablers “are planning for a Kagan-Petraeus SPLIT SCREEN.”

It will be interesting to see how coverage of the two sets of anticipated hearings plays out.

Mediabistro Course

Podcasting

PodcastingStarting July 31, learn how to develop and create your own podcast in just a a matter of weeks! In this course you'll learn how to determine the goals of your podcast, pinpoint your concept, contact and book guests, distribute and market your podcast and more. Register now!