The news hour is about to get longer.
PBS’ long-running program NewsHour is expanding to weekends beginning Sept. 7, PBS has announced. The new program will be anchored by Hari Sreenivasan, a NewsHour correspondent.
“It’s an evolution in NewsHour’s commitment to being a reliable, trusted news source that’s available anywhere, anytime, weekdays, weekends and online,” Sreenivasan said in a release. “I’d like to infuse the public in the content creation and content distribution using different tools to see how we can best engage with smart audiences.” The team “plan to use social media, Google Hangouts, live chats and other platforms to connect with audiences and also to connect viewers with the program’s guests.”
All the digital inclusion will be a push to get younger viewers to check out NewsHour, which has been running since 1975.