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New Newscast for PBS Stations

Public broadcaster WLIW New York will produce an internationally-focused news for it and several other PBS stations, reports the NY Times. With the working title Your World Tonight, the nightly program will replace BBC World News on "an undetermined number of the more than 200 public stations nationwide." 

Educational Broadcasting Corporation president/CEO Neal Shapiro said he was dissatisfied with the BBC program’s limited context.  “I thought the show we had was not as good as it could have been,” he told the Times. (Educational Broadcasting owns WNET and WLIW). 

The new newscast starts in October, will have an American anchor, and will be executive produced by Marc Rosenwasser.

Michael Malone
Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.