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September 27, 2018

Editors, News Directors:

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans for a public hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee featuring the testimony of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were in high school students in the 1980s. This advisory will be updated throughout the day. For up-to-the-minute coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org for information. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact apcustomersupport@ap.org or call 877-836-9477.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH — With high drama in the making, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh emphatically fended off new accusations of sexual misconduct ahead of a charged public Senate hearing that could determine whether Republicans can salvage his nomination and enshrine a high court conservative majority. SENT: 1400 words. UPCOMING: Developing from hearing underway, 1,400 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-WHAT TO WATCH —Viewer’s guide to Thursday’s hearing. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-VOICES — Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearing launches discussion around the nation on gender, politics, culture and more. SENT: 400 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-BEACH WEEK — This boy’s calendar: a window to Brett Kavanaugh’s summer of ’82. SENT: 800 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-TRUMP — President Donald Trump acknowledges that past allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him color his views on similar charges against other men, including Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. More than a dozen women came forward during the 2016 campaign, claiming they were assaulted, groped or kissed without consent by Trump. Trump said Wednesday that he’d been accused - falsely - by “four or five women.” SENT: 800 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-MEDIA — Biggest broadcasters and cable news networks clear daytime schedules for Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Brett Kavanaugh. SENT: 450 words, photo.

SUPREME COURT-SENATORS-DEJA VUE — Three senators may be experiencing some deja vu when they hear Thursday from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. SENT: 750 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-ALL IN ONE ROOM — Could it be, years from now, that you will remember where you were and what you were doing when Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford came to Washington to relive their conflicting high school memories? By Calvin Woodward. SENT: 830 words, photo.

KAVANAUGH-YOUTH CONDUCT — The firestorm surrounding President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court over the nominee’s behavior in the 1980s reinforces a warning today’s high school students have grown up hearing: What they say and do now will live well past graduation. By Carolyn Thompson. SENT: 700 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-SENATORS-DEJA VU — For three senators, the Kavanaugh hearing is a case of been there, done that. SENT: 750 words, photos.

GOP-WOMEN — A sex scandal-plagued president, all-male Republican questioners and the GOP’s woman problem loom over Kavanaugh hearing. SENT: 1,250 words, photos.


AP will be one of eight pool photographers in the hearing assigned to different positions. Photos will be expedited from the pool. We’ll have one photographer outside the hearing room door and two photographer roaming for protest coverage.


US KAVANAUGH FORD - Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee to tell their sides of what happened 36 years ago. LIVE POOL, Comprehensive edits expected including reaction from senators, people across the country and an AP reporter debrief on the day’s events.

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