How to Watch a Hearing For Washington insiders, congressional hearings can be as compelling as great theater, as exciting as a major sports event. But for the rest of us, it's easy to lose track of the important points amid all the rhetoric.
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How to Watch a Hearing

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For Washington insiders, congressional hearings can be as compelling as great theater, as exciting as a major sports event. But for the rest of us, it's easy to lose track of the important points amid all the rhetoric.

Guests:

Michael Gerhardt, professor of law, University of Chapel Hill in North Carolina; author of The Pressure of Precedent and The Federal Appointments Process: A Constitutional and Historical Analysis

Alvin Felzenberg, presidential scholar

Ken Rudin, NPR's political editor