‘PBS NewsHour’ Seeks New Owner

By | Wednesday October 9, 2013 @ 7:13am PDT

MacNeil-Lehrer Prods., owner and co-producer  of  PBS NewsHour, is in talks with Washington D.C. public TV station WETAPBS NewsHour layoffs about taking it over. The station already is the co-producing partner of the program currently owned by the … Read More »

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TCA: Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill On Their Historic ‘Newshour’ Pairing

By | Wednesday August 7, 2013 @ 9:35am PDT

Judy Woodruff, half of PBS’ newly named NewsHour co-host team came to TCA to dispel the notion that her pairing with Gwen Ifill was historic. “We’re not the first,” Woodruff said via Skype. “Amy … Read More »

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TCA: Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff Named PBS ‘Newshour’ Co-Anchors

By | Tuesday August 6, 2013 @ 10:27am PDT

PBS this morning named Gwin Ifill and Judy Woodruff — the stars of its most recent presidential election coverage –  co-anchors and managing editors of Newshour. It marks the first time two women are co-anchoring the evening newscast on a major US television network, PBS chief Paula Kerger noted at Summer TV Press Tour 2013, then said she “almost” paused in drawing attention to that factoid, because, “we picked the two people that were strongest.” Ifill and Woodruff will anchor the broadcast together Monday through Thursday; Woodruff will solo Fridays while Ifill hosts Washington Week that night. Newshour has had rotating teams of anchors over the past few years; Ifill and Woodruff were in the rotation. PBS will launch  a weekend edition of Newshour next month. Hari Sreenivasan will anchor Newshour Weekend, Saturdays and Sundays beginning September 7; he also will serve as senior correspondent for the weekday newscast, reporting several times a week from WNET in New York. Read More »

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