For immediate release
October 1, 1998


NPR Offers Gavel-to-Gavel Coverage of Impeachment Hearings and Possible House Vote
Coverage Includes Congressional Quarterly Reporters and Live Audio on the Web


Washington, DC - NPR® will provide live coverage of impeachment related hearings and a possible floor vote in the House of Representatives scheduled to begin Monday, October 5. NPR Correspondent Neal Conan will host along with Legal Correspondent Nina Totenberg. NPR will team with the Congressional Quarterly's Capitol Hill reporters to offer comprehensive reporting of the proceedings and RealNetworks' Real Broadcast Network™ will host live RealAudio® of NPR's coverage on the Internet at www.npr.org.

The House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Il), has announced the committee will begin the hearing Monday, continuing if necessary on Tuesday, October 6. The committee hearing will culminate with a vote on whether to recommend that the full House authorize an impeachment inquiry. If the committee approves such a move, NPR will air live coverage of the House debate and vote.

Please contact your local NPR station for broadcast plans.

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