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Robert Mueller's Congressional Testimony Dominates Cable News

ALSO: The Great Hack, South Side, Are You the One?, The Last Cowboy, and more
  • Robert Mueller will testify before the Housee Judiciary Committee beginning at 8:30AM ET.
    Robert Mueller will testify before the Housee Judiciary Committee beginning at 8:30AM ET.

    Congressional testimony is rarely headline-grabbing, but on the rare occasions it is, it can make for riveting television, whether it be the Army-McCarthy hearings, Watergate, Oliver North's Iron-Contra Testimony or the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh. 

    It remains to be seen whether or not today's televised questioning of Robert Mueller ends up being historically consequential or not, but all eyes will be on the former special counsel as he takes questions from House Democrats and Republicans about his twenty-two month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by President Trump.

    LIVE COVERAGE: Cable news is set to be dominated by coverage of Robert Mueller's Congressional Testimony today. The former special counsel is scheduled to take questions from two House Committees over the course of five hours, beginning with the House Judiciary Committee at 8:30 AM ET, and continuing at Noon with House Intelligence Committee. CNN, C-SPAN, FOX News, MSNBC and others

    DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: The subject of Netflix's The Great Hack is the Cambridge Analytica data-mining scandal, and if those words sound vaguely familiar to you but you aren't sure what they mean, this might be the documentary for you. For those who are familiar, this look at how the personal data of millions of Americans was quantified and then weaponized in order to manipulate voters in American and Britain in 2016 will be both a grim reminder and a gripping call to action. Streaming on Netflix

    SERIES PREMIERE: Get ready for a brand new Comedy Central series, South Side. Created by stars Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle, the show is set on the South Side of Chicago, featuring a pair of community college grads working at a rent-to-own shop, interacting with friends and co-workers in an authentic portrayal of life on the South Side. There's a Broad City vibe to the show, which can only bode well. 10:30 PM ET on Comedy Central

    NEW EPISODE: MTV's excellent season of Are You the One? continues, having confirmed NONE of this season's 16 gender-fluid people are true matches. Which is bad news for the contestants, but very good news for those of us who are very much enjoying this celebration of queer sexuality on our televisions. 9:00 PM ET on MTV

    SERIES PREMIERE: Oscar-winning screenwiter and co-creator of Yellowstone Taylor Sheridan is behind The Last Cowboy, a new reality series chronicling the lives of eight men and women who compete on the reining circuit, a western-based competition where riders guide horses through a precise pattern of circles, spins and stops. The show will culminate with the sport’s first-ever arena-based competition, with the winner taking home a $1-million purse. Watch the trailer11:00 PM ET on Paramount Network


    • Ancient Skies takes this summer's revisitation of the moon landing and reaches out even farther into space. The mini-series examines how centuries of knowledge, experimentation and engineering helped our ancestors explore outer space, as expert contributors demystify astronomical myths with scientific explanations. 8:00 PM ET on PBS
    • Snowfall continues its new season as Franklin takes a business trip with Avi, while Teddy and Julia try to make new alliances in Costa Rica. 10:00 PM ET on FX

    Joe Reid is the senior writer at Primetimer and co-host of the This Had Oscar Buzz podcast. His work has appeared in Decider, NPR, HuffPost, The Atlantic, Slate, Polygon, Vanity Fair, Vulture, The A.V. Club and more.

    TOPICS: Robert Mueller, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, Cable News, Trump Presidency