The PBS news program formerly known as “The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer,” now “PBS NewsHour,” is launching a fresh effort to keep pace with digital media.
The New York Times chronicles these developments in an article with all requisite shorthand for the Ways of the Future–Twitter! iPhone apps! Youth!
The Best of the Best from TV news, June 28 to July 3:
Megan Fox told CBS’s Harry Smith that Transformers II: The Revenge of the Fallen “is a movie for geniuses.”
On CNN’s Reliable Sources, the Huffington Post’s Nico Pitney called The Washington Post‘s Dana Milbank “pathetic.”
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On the evening of Monday, January 19th, the publisher David Bradley, stood in the opulent living room of his Georgian mansion off of Embassy Row in Washington D.C., across the road from the Naval Observatory, and spoke of existential angst.
"All of us have those middle of the night sentiments of, ‘Does any of Read More
Tonight Jim Lehrer, host of PBS’s The News Hour, will moderate the first presidential debate of the general election, which will take place at University of Mississippi in Oxford.
PBS will be one of nine networks broadcasting the debate tonight. With Mr. Lehrer in the moderator’s chair, Ray Suarez will anchor PBS’s pre- Read More
Today executives with News Corporation’s MySpace announced that they have formed a partnership with the Commission on Presidential Debates to create MyDebates.org—a site that will include a downloadable application capable, in part, of streaming the fall presidential and vice presidential debates live.
Yesterday, the commission announced the slate of moderators for the Read More
The Commission on Presidential Debates announced today the roster of moderators for the three presidential and one vice-presidential debates coming up this fall.
PR Newswire has the details:
First presidential debate
Friday, September 26
The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.
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PBS executives announced today that they will be broadcasting extensive, "gavel to gavel" coverage of both the Democratic and Republican conventions this summer.
From the release:
As this summer’s national political conventions take place (Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO; August 25 to 28; Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN; September 1 Read More
A few weeks ago, facing the worst budget crunch of its 25-year history, PBS’ “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” froze salaries at the show and put on hold company contributions to 401(K) retirement funds, according to a report today in the New York Times.
"The financial squeeze was precipitated last summer when Archer Read More
Jim Lehrer, the longtime anchor of NewsHour on PBS is upset with an article in the New York Times.
No, not that article.
In his bedroom, this past Sunday morning, Mr. Lehrer pored over a piece in the Times by writer-at-large Charles McGrath, entitled "Is PBS Still Necessary?"
"I was stunned," Read More
Have you watched Ray Suarez of the NewsHour from Mexico City? He seems a different person entirely from the grim professional at the desk back in Virginia, or wherever they be. He’s impassioned, fuerte, and alive. He seems thrilled to be bringing us the news; and I’m thrilled to receive it.
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