Tuesday, July 19, 2011

'Countdown Special Report: Murdoch Testifies' for Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

A special report lasting from 9:15 AM to 2:30 PM EST on the testimony of Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks before the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in the UK Parliament, on the subject of the phone hacking scandal. Keith Olbermann hosting, John Dean guesting.

Members of Parliament on the select committee:

John Whittingdale MP, Conservative, Maldon (committee chair)
Therese Coffey MP, Conservative, Suffolk Coastal
Damian Collins MP, Conservative, Folkestone and Hythe
Philip Davies MP, Conservative, Shipley
Paul Farrelly MP, Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Alan Keen MP, Labour Co-op, Feltham and Heston
Louise Mensch MP, Conservative, Corby
Adrian Sanders MP, Liberal Democrat, Torbay
Jim Sheridan MP, Labour, Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Tom Watson MP, Labour, West Bromwich East

Check out the Current live blog and tweet-up

Unofficial video:

Prelude, including Keith's essay 'The Fall of the House of Murdoch':

Testimony of Rupert and James Murdoch:
watch whole playlist
full transcript at The Guardian

part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5,
part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10
part 11, ending with interruption
part 12, break after interruption
part 13, testimony resumes
part 14, including Rupert Murdoch's closing statement

Testimony of Rebekah Brooks:
watch whole playlist

part 1, including break for analysis
part 2, part 3
part 4 with special bonus interruption
part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8

Post-testimony analysis:

Video from Current:

Break after interruption of testimony:

Keith and John Dean: Murdochs Well-Rehearsed in Testimony

Keith and John Dean: Are the Murdochs Really This Out of Touch?

Stunner: Jailed Investigator's Legal Fees Still Paid By News Corp

Break before Brooks' testimony:

Keith and John Dean: Murdoch Insists He Won't Resign

The Focus On Soccer Executive Gordon Taylor

Murdoch Has No Intention of Toning Down News Corp Headlines

Murdoch Plays Fast and Loose With the Facts

Post-testimony analysis:

What Did Rebekah Brooks Know and When?

If Nothing's Wrong at News Corp, Why All the Resignations?