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  • Will the Jan. 6 committee hearings affect public opinion?

    Photo of Brian Gaines, a professor of political science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a senior scholar at the U. of I. System’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

    It’s unlikely that the ongoing Jan. 6 committee hearings will resonate with the public as much as the Watergate hearings did 50 years ago, says University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign political science professor Brian Gaines.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s note: To contact Brian Gaines, call 217-333-3340; email