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The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle to Join PBS Team for Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing Broadcasts.

NEW YORK -- The National Law Journal said today that Marcia Coyle, Washington bureau chief for the publication, will join the on-air PBS team covering the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. PBS will present live, gavel-to-gavel coverage of Judge Sotomayor's appearances before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which are expected to begin Monday July 13, 2009 at 10 a.m. and continue through the week. NewsHour Senior Correspondent Judy Woodruff will anchor the broadcasts. Coyle, who served as an analyst for PBS' broadcasts of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, will provide legal analysis.

The National Law Journal and the Online NewsHour also plan to work together to provide online coverage of the Sotomayor confirmation. Live streaming video of the hearings will be available online at and will be provided in conjunction with NPR and PBS. The NLJ Web site ( will provide access to news and background stories related to the confirmation, as well daily online and video reporting and analysis by veteran NLJ Supreme Court reporter Tony Mauro and Capitol Hill reporter David Ingram.

Coyle, who has appeared on a regular basis as a legal and Supreme Court analyst for the NewsHour, joined the NLJ and began covering the Supreme Court in 1987. Previously, she had covered state and national politics and government for the Allentown Call-Chronicle newspapers for nearly a decade. Coyle earned her bachelor's degree from Hood College, a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is a contributing author to "A Year in the Life of the Supreme Court" (Duke University Press) and has had articles published in The New York Times Sunday Book Review, Vogue, and Ms. magazines, among others. Her work has earned her the George Polk Award for legal reporting, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for outstanding investigative reporting, the Scripps Howard Neiman Award for environmental reporting and other national journalism awards.

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is seen five nights a week on more than 315 PBS stations across the country (check local listings) and is also available online, via public radio in select markets and via podcast. The program is produced by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, in association with WETA, Washington, DC and Thirteen/WNET in New York. Corporate funding for The NewsHour is provided by Chevron and Intel along with major funding from the Atlantic Philanthropies, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.

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