Robert MacNeil

  • July 31, 2014   BY Travis Daub 

    ARLINGTON, VA — WETA President and Chief Executive Officer Sharon Percy Rockefeller announced today the selection of Sara Just as Executive Producer of PBS NewsHour and Senior Vice President of NewsHour Productions LLC. Currently the Washington Deputy Bureau Chief at ABC News, Just will join PBS NewsHour on September 2. She will oversee the daily operations of the nightly news program, which is co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff and is available nationwide on more than 300 PBS stations, on public radio in select markets, and on digital content platforms. Continue reading

  • November 14, 2013  

    In his latest novel, NewsHour’s own Robert MacNeil revisits a character he created 20 years ago: a young widow and painter living in post-WWI Canada. Jeffrey Brown sits down with MacNeil to discuss his use of art to frame "Portrait of Julia" and how the novel approaches concepts of love and trust in human relationships. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2013  

    On May 17, 1973, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer launched public broadcasting’s gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings. Forty years later, the two recount their memories after some of the more gripping moments and how their partnership changed not only the face of television journalism, but also their lives. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2011  

    Twenty years ago, the stunning overthrow of USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev by a Communist coup dominated the news. The coup eventually backfired and led to the end of the Soviet Union. Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at the last days of the USSR. Continue reading

  • May 13, 2011  

    Jim Lehrer announced Thursday that he is taking another step toward ending his 36 years of anchoring or co-anchoring out daily public television news broadcast. Long-time colleague and friend, Robert MacNeil offers this reflection. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2011  

    In response to Robert MacNeil’s six-part Autism Now series, the NewsHour received scores of questions, compliments and concerns via our website, social media and voicemail. Hari Sreenivasan discusses some viewers’ comments and questions with MacNeil. Continue reading

  • April 22, 2011  

    Below is an extended transcript excerpt from the Autism Now series, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Bridget Taylor, director of the Alpine Learning Group in Alpine, N.J., on adults with autism. Continue reading

  • April 22, 2011  

    Below is an extended transcript excerpt from the Autism Now series, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Dr. Peter Gerhardt, director of adolescent education, McCarton School, New York City, on adults with autism. Continue reading

  • April 21, 2011  

    As part of our Autism Now series, below is an extended transcript excerpt, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Julie Fisher, director of the Charter School for Autism in New York City, on treatment and schooling for children with the disorder. Continue reading

  • April 21, 2011  

    As part of our Autism Now series, below is an extended transcript excerpt, edited for length, relevance and clarity, with Jesse Mojica, director of education policy for the Bronx borough president, on treatment and education for children with the disorder. Continue reading

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