PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour is an American evening television news program broadcast on over 350 PBS member stations. It airs seven nights a week and is known for its in-depth coverage of issues and current events.

PBS NewsHour
PBS NewsHour logo used since December 7, 2009
Also known as
  • The Robert MacNeil Report (1975–1976)
  • The MacNeil/Lehrer Report (1976–1983)
  • The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour (1983–1995)
  • The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer (1995–2009)
  • PBS NewsHour Weekend (weekend editions)
  • PBS NewsHour West (western edition)
GenreNews magazine
Created by
Directed by
  • Joseph Camp (Washington)
  • Ann Benjamin (New York)
Presented byWeekdays:
Theme music composer
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producers
  • Sara Just (Washington)
  • Dana Roberson (New York)
Production locations
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time
  • 60 minutes (1983–present on Weekday editions)
  • 30 minutes (1975–1983 on Weekday editions, 2013–present on Weekend editions)
Production companies
  • WNET (weekday editions, 1975–1995; weekend editions, September 2013–present)
  • WETA-TV (weekday editions, 1995–present)
  • MacNeil/Lehrer Productions (September 7, 1981–June 30, 2014)
  • NewsHour Productions (WETA-TV) (July 1, 2014–present)
Original networkPBS
Picture formatNTSC (1975–2007)
HDTV 1080i (2007–present)
Original releaseOctober 20, 1975 (1975-10-20) 
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Anchored by Judy Woodruff, the program's weekday broadcasts run for one hour and are produced by WETA-TV in Washington, D.C. From August 5, 2013, to November 11, 2016, Woodruff and then-co-anchor Gwen Ifill were the first and only all-female anchor team on a national nightly news program on American broadcast television.[2] On Saturdays and Sundays, PBS distributes a 30-minute edition of the program, PBS NewsHour Weekend, anchored by Hari Sreenivasan and others and produced in New York City by WNET.[3]

The PBS NewsHour originates from WETA's studio facilities in Arlington County, Virginia (for its weekday editions), Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication (later weekday editions with updates targeted for the West, online, and late-night viewers), and the Tisch/WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in Manhattan (for its weekend editions); additional facilities are in San Francisco and Denver.[4] The program is a collaboration between WETA-TV, WNET, and PBS member stations KQED in San Francisco, KETC in St. Louis and WTTW in Chicago.