Like the weekday edition of THE PBS NEWSHOUR, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND will feature a summary of the day’s national and international news, using renowned experts to offer analysis. Each weekend broadcast will contain original, in-depth field reporting on topics including education, healthcare, the economy, energy, science and technology, religion, finance and the arts. Local PBS stations will be offered an opportunity at the end of the broadcast to insert two minutes of local news. As appropriate, the PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND team will work with local stations to produce stories of national interest for the broadcast.
While staying true to the traditions of PBS NEWSHOUR, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND will employ 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 PBS 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.