Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association Inc.

For high quality on-air and online coverage of economic and financial topics on PBS’s NewsHour

  • Amount $1,500,000
  • City Arlington, VA
  • Investigator Linda Winslow
  • Year 2013
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Television

This grant provides two years of continued support for the production and broadcast of high-quality economics, business, and financial reporting on The PBS NewsHour. Led by veteran correspondent Paul Solman, the Newshour team will produce approximately 80 five-to-ten minute video segments on economic and financial topics for broadcast, distributing them through on-air broadcast, the NewsHour website, social media, and various partnerships with partners like the Council for Economic Education and PBS Teachers. Additional original content will be produced and distributed exclusively for Web audiences, including blog posts, multimedia features, and a recurring online Q-and-A with Solman himself.

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