The material on this page is a collection of reporting on the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse for the murder of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and the shooting of Gaige Grosskreutz. It is updated daily.

Trailer Premiere — Season 4 of Jury Duty: The Trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

Episode 1: Probable Cause

Episode 2: Violating Bond Hearing

Episode 3: Pretrial Hearing — Part 1

Episode 4: Pretrial Hearing — Part 2

Episode 5: Weekly Recap — Conversations on Language, Bias, and Privilege with Abbe Smith

Episode 6: Admissible Evidence Hearing — Part 1

Episode 7: Admissible Evidence Hearing — Part 2

Episode 8: Jury Selection

Episode 9: Jury Instructions

Episode 10: Weekly Recap — Conversation With Kenosha Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Cicchini

Episode 11: Prosecutor’s Opening — Part 1

Episode 12: Prosecutor’s Opening — Part 2

Episode 13: Prosecutor’s Opening — Part 3

Episode 14: Defense Opening — Part 1

Episode 15: Weekly Recap — The Art of the Opening Statement with Abbe Smith

Episode 16: Defense Opening — Part 2

Episode 17: Defense Opening — Part 3

Episode 18: Dominick Black — Part 1

Episode 19: Dominick Black — Part 2

Episode 20: Weekly Recap — Character Perceptions with Abbe Smith

Episode 21: Koerri Washington Direct Examination — Part 1

Episode 22: Koerri Washington Direct Examination — Part 2

Episode 23: Koerri Washington Cross-Examination

Episode 24: Koerri Washington Re-Direct and Re-Cross Examinations

Episode 25: Weekly Recap — Narrative Control with Abbe Smith

Episode 26: Detective Martin Howard Direct Examination — Part 1

Episode 27: Sidebar

Episode 28: Detective Martin Howard Direct Examination — Part 2

Episode 29: Detective Martin Howard Direct Examination — Part 3

Episode 30: Weekly Recap — Discussions on Strategy with Abbe Smith

Episode 31: Detective Martin Howard Direct Examination — Part 4

Episode 32: Detective Martin Howard Direct Examination — Part 5

Episode 33: Detective Martin Howard Cross-Examination — Part 1

Episode 34: Detective Martin Howard Cross-Examination — Part 2

Episode 35: Weekly Recap — Conversations on Pushing Narratives with Abbe Smith

Episode 36: Detective Martin Howard Cross-Examination — Part 3

Episode 37: Direct Examination of Richie McGinniss — Part 1

Episode 38: Direct Examination of Richie McGinniss — Part 2

Episode 39: Direct Examination of Richie McGinniss — Part 3

Episode 40: Weekly Recap — Abbe Smith on Why “These Feel Like Defense Witnesses”

Episode 41: Direct Examination of Richie McGinniss — Part 4

Episode 42: Cross-Examination of Richie McGinniss — Part 1

Episode 43: Cross-Examination of Richie McGinniss — Part 2

Episode 44: Direct Examination of Ryan Balch — Part 1

Episode 45: Weekly Recap — “Whose Witness Is This Anyway?” with Abbe Smith

Episode 46: Direct Examination of Ryan Balch — Part 2

Episode 47: Direct Examination of Ryan Balch — Part 3

Episode 48: Direct Examination of Ryan Balch — Part 4

Episode 49: Cross-Examination & Re-Direct Examination of Ryan Balch

Episode 50: Weekly Recap — “The Prosecution’s Case for Self-Defense” with Abbe Smith

Episode 51: Direct Examination of Jason Lackowski

Episode 52: Cross and Re-Direct Examinations of Jason Lackowski

Episode 53: The Testimonies of Amber Rasmussen and Sarah Hughes

Episode 54: The Testimony of Kariann Swart

Episode 55: Weekly Recap — “The Structure of the Prosecution’s Case” with Abbe Smith

Episode 56: Anthony Huber Character Evidence Sidebar

Episode 57: The Testimonies of Sahil & Anmol Khindri

Episode 58: Cross-Examination of Anmol Khindri

Episode 59: The Cops Who Let Rittenhouse Walk Past Them

Episode 60: Weekly Recap — “More Setbacks for the Prosecution Narrative” with Abbe Smith

Episode 61: Direct Examination of Witness Shot by Rittenhouse

Collected Reporting

How Kyle Rittenhouse Walked Free Mary Harris, Slate

Of Course Kyle Rittenhouse Was Acquitted Adam Serwer, The Atlantic

The Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, explained: ‘If you believe him when he says self-defense, then you have to acquit him’ Lindsay Schnell, USA Today

When Everything Is “Self-Defense” Dahlia Lithwick, Slate

The Outsized Meaning of the Rittenhouse Verdict Paige Williams, The New Yorker

The Kyle Rittenhouse trial is being dissected on TikTok Rachel Lerman, Washington Post

The Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict Reinforces a Long American Tradition: White Animus Against Black Grievance Erin Aubry Kaplan, Politico

White Vigilantes and Black Protest John Nichols, The Nation

Rittenhouse and the Right’s White Vigilante Heroes Charles M. Blow, New York Times

Kyle Rittenhouse, Ahmaud Arbery Cases Show Connection Between Vigilantism and Police Toella Pliakas, Teen Vogue

Why Kyle Rittenhouse Is a Right-Wing Hero and Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Are Not Molly Osberg, New Republic

After Kyle Rittenhouse trial, a city and country wonder ‘where we go from here’ Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times

What the Arbery and Rittenhouse Trials Can’t Do for America Joseph Margulies, Politico Magazine

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