He tells Jan. 6 committee to break a leg. It’s standard well-wishing for performers.

Chicago Newspapers

So far, so good. Nobody’s muffed his or her lines.

Is showrunner James Goldston the most important force on the House Democratic Jan. 6 committee? There’s no doubt the former president of ABC News is shaping the committee’s presentations, episode by episode.

The shows Goldston is crafting are a dramatic departure from actual congressional hearings — hearings in which members of both parties debate evidence, question witnesses, argue with each other, and reveal facts the other side might not want revealed.

We don’t want no stinkin’ regular hearings, Nancy told him, we want audiences and boffo performances.

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