PBS NewsHour Weekend

(Rochester, New York) – Now PBS NewsHour fans can get their fix of the day’s national and international news on the weekends with PBS NewsHour Weekend, anchored by Hari Sreenivasan. Airing Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30 p.m., beginning September 7, 2013 on WXXI-TV, the half-hour program contains original, in-depth field reporting on topics including education, healthcare, the economy, energy, science and technology, religion, finance and the arts.

While staying true to the traditions of PBS NewsHour, PBS NewsHour Weekend employs a team of multimedia producers who will efficiently utilize the latest broadcast technology. Social media will be fully integrated into PBS NewsHour Weekend, allowing for a dynamic conversation with viewers.

The addition of this New York-based team will contribute to NewsHour’s weekday on-air reporting, with Hari Sreenivasan regularly providing reports for the weekday PBS NewsHour newscast. Online, the New York team will publish and update the NewsHour's mobile, social media and digital platforms, extending coverage to seven days a week. With this expanded schedule, the PBS NewsHour' site will feature even more news, expert commentary and enterprise reporting on topics including politics, science, the arts, health and international news.

The NewsHour initiative will be helmed by Linda Winslow, who has served as the executive producer of PBS NewsHour since 2005. The veteran news executive and key member of the NewsHour management team will provide editorial oversight to both on-air productions and their related digital platforms. Marc Rosenwasser will serve as executive producer of PBS NewsHour Weekend. Mr. Rosenwasser has produced network television news for more than 25 years, most recently serving as executive producer of “Need to Know.” Prior to that, he was a senior producer for “CBS Evening News.” 

Pictured: Host Hari Sreenivasan
Credit: PBS 

 


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