PBS NewsHour Series

Lectures curated around select PBS NewsHour programs. Recognizing that PBS and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer have both an opportunity and an obligation to play a leadership role in the transformation of high-quality electronic journalism, Jim Lehrer, executive editor of The NewsHour, announced that The NewsHour will make major changes in its broadcast and digital news product, effective late-Fall 2009. Among the changes outlined by Mr. Lehrer and Linda Winslow, executive producer of The NewsHour, are a change in the name of the program from The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer to PBS NewsHour; a change in the broadcast format — moving from a single anchor to a dual anchor each evening; and the addition of a correspondent who will serve as a bridge between The NewsHour’s broadcast and digital platforms. Lehrer remains executive editor and primary anchor of the new PBS NewsHour. The new program title represents the marriage of two of the best brands in media. “PBS and The NewsHour stand for quality reporting and analysis that are in-depth, trustworthy and fair,” added Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS. “PBS and public media play a unique role in delivering to Americans the news and information they value and need. The changes outlined today represent innovative steps PBS and one of its flagship producers will take to better serve our audiences and deliver on the promise of the rapidly evolving news and public affairs landscape.”

Lectures curated around select PBS NewsHour programs. Recognizing that PBS and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer have both an opportunity and an obligation to play a leadership role in the transformation of high-quality electronic journalism, Jim Lehrer, executive editor of The NewsHour, announced that The NewsHour will make major changes in its broadcast and digital news product, effective late-Fall 2009. Among the changes outlined by Mr. Lehrer and Linda Winslow, executive producer of The NewsHour, are a change in the name of the program from The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer to PBS NewsHour; a change in the broadcast format — moving from a single anchor to a dual anchor each evening; and the addition of a correspondent who will serve as a bridge between The NewsHour’s broadcast and digital platforms. Lehrer remains executive editor and primary anchor of the new PBS NewsHour. The new program title represents the marriage of two of the best brands in media. “PBS and The NewsHour stand for quality reporting and analysis that are in-depth, trustworthy and fair,” added Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS. “PBS and public media play a unique role in delivering to Americans the news and information they value and need. The changes outlined today represent innovative steps PBS and one of its flagship producers will take to better serve our audiences and deliver on the promise of the rapidly evolving news and public affairs landscape.”