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PBS NewsHour is an hour-long nightly television news program known for its sober, in-depth reporting.

The program is in Arlington, Va. PBS distributes the program on more than 300 member stations nationwide. It ran on a as of 2011.

The NewsHour was created in 1975 as The Robert MacNeil Report and later became The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour to include the program’s co-host, Jim Lehrer. In 1995, , the program was renamed to The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer. In late 2009, the program  and renamed itself again, to PBS NewsHour. Lehrer but as of 2013 was reported to retain a heavy influence on the show. In 2013, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff .

The 2009 changes included a  and a revamped website with more blogs and . An anchor rotation was added to the nightly broadcasts, removing Lehrer as the sole anchor. Former CBS and ABC News reporter was hired as the program’s first “online and on-air correspondent.” The program also with the online startup GlobalPost. In announcing the changes, Lehrer reiterated the show’s , saying they would remain unchanged. Since then, the NewsHour for its slow adaptation to digital media.

The NewsHour in September 2013. The edition is based in New York rather than Arlington and is funded by the New York public television station WNET.

The program in 2010, which includes news articles, video, and headlines from other public media outlets. NewsHour content is also available in PBS’ iPhone and iPad apps.

The NewsHour is funded primarily by corporate underwriters, which are , as well as the and membership dues from local PBS stations. The program has faced a  in recent years, precipitated by the . It was reportedly in early 2013. As of 2013, it had just , BNSF Railway. It , closing two bureaus and making its first layoffs in nearly two decades.

The NewsHour has crowdsourced the translation of its political videos into more than 50 languages through its viewers.

Lehrer announced he would in June 2011, having hosted some 8,000 broadcasts and over 36 years. His was the .

Other well-known NewsHour personalities include senior correspondents , , , , and .

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