Media Coverage

Ballard Spahr Leads News Coalition Effort for January 6 Video Release

February 25, 2023

After the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives provided Fox’s Tucker Carlson with exclusive access to Capitol Police surveillance video from the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, a coalition of news organizations turned to Ballard Spahr's Media and Entertainment lawyers to demand public access. Headed by Charles Tobin, leader of the Media and Entertainment Group, our lawyers filed a Freedom of Information Act request and sent a letter to House and Senate leadership demanding release of the video to the public and our clients.

The coalition includes Advance Publications, ABC News, Associated Press, Axios, CNN, CBS News, USA TODAY/Gannett, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, POLITICO, and ProPublica.

Read coverage (subscription may be required).

CNN: Media organizations ask Congress for access to January 6 footage

Axios: News outlets ask McCarthy for Jan. 6 footage given to Fox News

CBS News: Media organizations demand Jan. 6 videos McCarthy shared with Fox News' Tucker Carlson 

Associated Press: McCarthy gives Carlson access to Jan. 6 footage, raising alarms

Los Angeles Times: McCarthy gives Tucker Carlson access to thousands of hours of Jan. 6 surveillance footage

The New York Times: In Sharing Video With Fox Host, McCarthy Hits Rewind on Jan. 6

The Washington Post: News outlets demand release of Jan. 6 footage given to Tucker Carlson

The Hill: News outlets demand access to Jan. 6 footage McCarthy gave to Tucker Carlson

Washington Examiner: News outlets demand Jan. 6 footage after Tucker Carlson granted exclusive access

Huffington Post: News Outlets Demand Access To Jan. 6 Footage Given To Tucker Carlson By Kevin McCarthy

Subscribe to Ballard Spahr Mailing Lists

Get the latest significant legal alerts, news, webinars, and insights that affect your industry.