WETA has been a part of the production of PBS NewsHour (first named "The Robert MacNeil Report" and then the "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer") since its creation in 1973. At that time, the program was produced in part by WNET in New York with assistance from WETA, which served as the program's Washington news studio. Since 1995, PBS NewsHour has made WETA its production home in Arlington, VA, and became a subsidiary of WETA in 2014. PBS NewsHour airs each weekday on more than 300 PBS stations. reaching 98 percent of the nation's television households, according to Nielsen. For more than 40 years, millions of Americans and citizens of the world have turned to the PBS NewsHour for the solid, reliable reporting that has made it one of the most trusted news programs on television. "PBS NewsHour" is fed live by satellite from 6:00 to 7:00pm (ET) each weeknight, with an updated "PBS NewsHour West" version with late-breaking news for West Coast viewers, from 9:00 to 10:00pm. (ET). WETA TV 26 and 90.9 FM broadcast the program Monday through Friday at 7:00pm. "PBS NewsHour" is also carried daily in Japan by NHK Broadcasting, via the Direct Broadcast Satellite System (Channel One); in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa, via the U.S. Information Agency's WorldNet Satellite; and in 23 countries in the Middle East and North Africa via Orbit Satellite Television and Radio Network. For additional information, visit www.pbs.org/newshour.


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