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Need to Know is the PBS TV- and web- newsmagazine that gives you what you need to know — along with a healthy dose of insight, perspective and wit. Need to Know cuts through the noise of nonstop news to bring you the most compelling stories of the week and of our times.

Less noise. More news. Every Friday night nationwide and all week long on the Web.

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The TV program is a true newsmagazine with a variety of taped field segments and in-studio guests. The program is recorded at WNET.ORG’s studio at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Who is Need to Know?

Need to Know is brought to you by a lively group of award-winning web and TV producers, writers, correspondents, contributors, filmmakers, humorists and bloggers. Some are on staff, others freelance or on staff at other organizations but contributing to us.

For a quick peek at the sparkling personalities of the Need to Know staff, check out their bios.

When can I watch Need to Know on TV?

Need to Know is broadcast during primetime on Fridays nationwide, with repeats over the weekend in some markets. Check local listings.