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The Daily Need

A personal note from the corner cubicle

This episode of Need to Know, the first of Season Two, will be the last one I produce.  I’ve been with the program and website since it was an idea waiting to be turned into reality, and it’s been my honor to be its executive producer.  One of the great joys of producing for public broadcasting is that you get to do the kinds of important stories that often are overlooked by commercial television, and you get to share them with an intelligent, informed and committed audience.   We’ve covered the issues of our day through the personal stories of our fellow citizens.  That’s been the signature style of Need to Know, and it will continue to be as the program evolves into a 30-minute, politically focused show.  You’ll see that focus represented here on the website, too.

I’ve loved engaging with those of you who post comments or suggest stories, and I thank you for taking the time to do so.  I’m going to be moving over to a whole new challenge, and leaving the program and website in the very capable hands of Marc Rosenwasser, a friend and colleague for more than 20 years.

Marc was executive producer of “WorldFocus.” He spent 16 years at NBC News as executive editor and senior broadcast producer of “Dateline,” and as executive producer of “Tom Brokaw Reports.” He is a recipient of 23 Emmy Awards, three Columbia-DuPont Awards and a Peabody Award.

So you can see Need to Know is in good hands.  Now all we need is your continued support.

My sincere thanks to all who made my tenure at Need to Know such a wonderful experience.