Opinion Current Problems in the Media The burgeoning problems with the media have been documented in great detail by researchers, academicians and journalists themselves: High levels of inaccuracies Public confidence in the media, already low, continues to slip. According to an in-depth study by the American Society of Newspaper Editors in23 percent of the public find factual errors in the news stories of their daily paper at least once a week while more than a third of the public - 35 percent - see spelling or grammar mistakes in their newspaper more than once a week.
The two earned an Emmy Award for their unprecedented gavel-to-gavel coverage. Charlayne Hunter-Gault joined the series in as correspondent, serving as substitute host for MacNeil and Lehrer whenever either of them had the night off.
The program also introduced a new set and upconverted its existing graphics package to HD. He continued to pbs nightly business report anchor on Fridays afterward, when he usually led the political analysis segment with Mark Shields and David Brooks.
The two shared anchor duties on the Monday through Thursday editions, with Woodruff solo anchoring on Fridays due to Ifill's duties as host of the political discussion program Washington Week which was also produced Friday evenings. In the letter, Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil cited their reduced involvement with the program's production since their departures from anchoring, as well as "the probability of increasing our fundraising abilities.
The program also introduced a new graphics package by Troika Design Group and an original theme music composition by Edd Kalehoffwhich incorporates a reorchestration of the nine-note "Question and Answer" musical signature that has been featured within the program's theme since its premiere in and a musical signature that had been featured on Nightly Business Report between and Gwen Ifill took brief breaks from her anchor duties on the PBS NewsHour in the late spring and in November and was also absent from the program's presidential election coverage on November 8as she had been privately undergoing treatment for advanced stage breast and endometrial cancer.
After her death was announced on November 14,that evening's edition of the NewsHour was turned into a tribute to Ifill and her influence on journalism, featuring tributes from Woodruff, Sreenivasan, former colleagues and program contributors news content was relegated to the standard news summary, which aired during the second half-hour.
Production and ratings[ edit ] Behind the scenes at The Newshour, during a Gen. Peter Pace interview The program is notable for being shown on public television.
As such, there are no interruptions during the program to run advertisements though like most public television programs, it does feature "corporate image" advertisements at the beginning and end of each broadcasts, as well as barker interruptions extolling viewers to donate pledges to their local PBS member station or member network during locally produced pledge drive events, which are substituted with encore presentations of a select story segment from the past year for stations that are not holding a drive during that time.
The program has a more deliberate pace than the news broadcasts of the commercial networks it competes against, allowing for deeper detail in its story packages and feature segments.
At the start of the program, the lead story is covered in depth, followed by a news summary that lasts roughly between six and eight minutes, briefly explaining many of the top national and international news headlines; international stories often include excerpts of reports filed by ITN correspondents.
The program formerly included a reflective essay on a regular basis, but these have been curtailed in recent years; since Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill became anchors of the program, these essays have mainly aired as part of the end-of-show segment "Brief, but Spectacular". On Fridays, the program features political analysis and discussion between two regular contributors, one from each of the Republican and Democratic parties, and one host from among the senior correspondents.
By NovemberLehrer had moderated more than ten debates between major U. On January 4,the NewsHour added military personnel killed in Afghanistan to the segment. According to Nielsen ratings at the program's website2. It is also rebroadcast twice daily in late night via American Public Television 's World digital subchannel service.
Broadcasts of the NewsHour are also made available worldwide via satellites operated by various agencies such as the Voice of America. Archives of shows broadcast after February 7,are available in several streaming media formats including full-motion video at the program's website. The show is available to overseas military personnel on the American Forces Network.
Audio from select segments is also released in podcast form, available through several feeds on the NewsHour's subscriptions page with link to a FeedBurner website for free mp3 download and through the iTunes Store.
Only a small handful of PBS member stations and regional member networks do not air the NewsHour, a pool of member outlets mainly confined to "secondary" stations that share another market with a "primary" PBS member station. Full episodes are available later, edited without sponsorship, on the NewsHour YouTube channel.
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