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How The New Media Landscape Could Affect Public Perception Of Impeachment Inquiry Testimony11:59
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Ambassador William Taylor, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police as he arrives to testify before House committees as part of the Democrats' impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
Ambassador William Taylor, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police as he arrives to testify before House committees as part of the Democrats' impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

More than 40 years ago, the nationally televised congressional Watergate hearings resonated deeply with the American public. More than 70% said they watched the hearings live, and the proceedings significantly affected President Nixon's approval ratings. With countless news sources now providing coverage and analysis, will the public testimony, which begins tomorrow, still move the needle the way it did in the 1970s?

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Tobe Berkovitz, political media consultant, professor of advertising at Boston University. He tweets @tobetv.

This segment aired on November 12, 2019.

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