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[01/28/13 - 07:21 AM]
PBS Celebrates Black History Month with Special Programs and New Black Culture Website
Cab Calloway, Daisy Bates and William Still are among the featured profiles next month.

[09/14/12 - 08:08 AM]
"Need to Know" Renewed by PBS Through June 2013
The weekly newsmagazine airs Fridays at 8:30/7:30c on the network.

[07/21/12 - 10:54 AM]
PBS Announces Full Lineup of 2012 Presidential Election Programming
Highlights include the new specials "Race 2012" and "America by the Numbers: Clarkston, Georgia with Maria Hinojosa."

[05/15/12 - 12:11 PM]
PBS Announces Fall 2012 Lineup
Highlights include the return of "Upstairs Downstairs" plus Ken Burns's new documentary "The Dust Bowl."

[04/26/12 - 06:44 AM]
PBS Offers Expansive Slate of New Programming This Summer
Highlights include "Market Warriors," narrated by Fred Willard, premiering July 16 at 9:00/8:00c.







NEED TO KNOW (PBS)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/7/10 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (26 episodes)
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.
CREW INFORMATION:
· no information is available
GENRE(S):
· newsmagazine
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available