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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012
*NEW* NEED TO KNOW "Campaign 2012" (#260) (EXEMPT) (HD)
Explore issues important to candidates and voters and see profiles of up-and-coming political leaders. A rotation of respected and experienced media professionals will both anchor the program and report from the field. They include:
· Scott Simon, longtime host of NPR's "Weekend Edition"
· Maria Hinojosa, host and managing editor of NPR's "Latino USA" and former senior correspondent of NOW ON PBS
· Ray Suarez, co-anchor of the PBS NEWSHOUR
· Jeff Greenfield, a seasoned political, media and culture reporter and commentator who has worked for CNN, CBS, NBC, and was host of PBS' CEO EXCHANGE
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its third season on 6/28/13; has yet to be renewed for a fourth season
DESCRIPTION: (from PBS's press release, September 2012) WNET is pleased to announce the renewal through June 30, 2013 of its national weekly newsmagazine, Need to Know. The series - with Jeff Greenfield, Maria Hinojosa, Scott Simon, and Ray Suarez -- is part of PBS's news and public affairs programming and is broadcast during primetime on Fridays nationwide, with repeats over the weekend in some markets. (Check local listings.) The program's single-topic, 30-minute format features in-depth, documentary-styled reports focusing on how policies set in Washington affect Main Street. During the past season, the show has filed original stories from around the nation on many of the most pressing issues of our times: unemployment and under-employment in a monthly "Help Wanted" series; the foreclosure crisis; the difficulty of getting by on food stamps; healthcare reform; veterans care; prison reform; EPA regulation, the lingering effects of NAFTA, and how Chinese dumping of solar panels has cost Americans jobs.