The first session aired Thursday at 5 p.m. Pacific time — notably, during prime time on the East Coast. It was one of six televised hearings planned on the committee’s investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the nation’s Capitol.
Over the coming weeks, the nine-member committee will attempt to reconstruct the days leading up to the insurrection, which followed former President Trump’s defeat by Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. The panel has gathered more than 1,000 depositions and countless documents.
Kent Nishimura is a former staff photographer with the Los Angeles Times, based in Washington, D.C. Born in Taiwan, Nishimura immigrated to the United States, grew up in Hawaii and is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, the National Headliner Awards, the White House News Photographers Assn. and the National Press Photographers Assn., among others. He has worked on staff at newspapers across the United States and freelanced for many national and international publications before joining The Times in 2017.