WETA and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions Announce Planned Transfer of "PBS NewsHour" to WETA
WETA, the flagship public media station for Washington, D.C., is expected to assume ownership and control of PBS NewsHour on July 1, 2014. The announcement was made today by Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president and chief executive officer of WETA, and Boisfeuillet “Bo” Jones Jr., president and chief executive officer of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions. The WETA Board of Trustees unanimously voted to authorize the agreement on Tuesday, June 17, and now all parties have reached an agreement in principle and are proceeding to completion of the transfer. Additional details in the press release below.