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The hearings were initially set to be heard in camera, but the intervention of 23 non-governmental organisations eventually succeeded in gaining media access to the hearings.
On 15 April 1996 the South African National Broadcaster televised the first two hours of the first human rights violation committee hearing live.
The rest of the hearings were presented on television each Sunday from April 1996 to June 1998 in hour-long episodes of the " Truth Commission Special Report " by progressive Afrikaner journalist Max du Preez, former editor of the Vrye Weekblad.
The producers of the program included Anneliese Burgess, Jann Turner, Benedict Motau, Gael Reagon, Rene Schiebe and Bronwyn Nicholson, a production assistant.