KCET IN LOS ANGELES ADDS "NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT" TO ITS NEWS LINEUP
Will Bring the Leading Unbiased Business News Program
to Nearly Three Million Southern California Area Viewers
MIAMI (December 21, 2011) - Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, Southern California residents can turn to KCET for trusted, credible, unbiased business news - with the popular NBR "Nightly Business Report", which has delivered timely investment information that helps viewers manage their money and stay abreast of the news that affects their portfolios for more than three decades.
"We are pleased to announce the return of Nightly Business Report to KCET at 3:30 p.m. each weekday and expand our international news block of BBC World News, Al Jazeera English, IBA/Israel News, and NHK/Japan Newsline," said Al Jerome, President & Chief Executive Officer. "KCET remains committed to providing our audience with a wider view of the world through trusted news sources, and we are excited about adding Nightly Business Report to better inform our viewers about the challenging global economic and business landscape."
Launched in January 1979 by the Miami public television station WPBT2, where it was produced as a regional series, NBR immediately gained national interest. American Public Television distributes the series nationally, and NBR has strong, national carriage by over 90 percent of the nation's public television stations. The series is co-anchored by Susie Gharib and Tom Hudson.
"We are excited to bring NBR to KCET's Los Angeles viewers," said Rick Ray, CEO of NBR. "As viewers throughout the United States want more unbiased, independent financial information and investment guidance, the team at NBR stands ready to deliver the breaking financial news, in-depth reporting and insightful perspective needed to navigate today's economic environment."
About Nightly Business Report:
America's longest running business program, the Emmy® award-winning Nightly Business Report has provided business news in a fast-paced, unbiased format for more than three decades. Timely investment information helps viewers manage their money and stay abreast of the news that affects their portfolios. Nightly Business Report premiered as a Miami regional program on January 22, 1979, with national distribution beginning in 1981. Underwritten by Franklin Templeton Investments, Nightly Business Report is distributed live to public television stations at 6:30 p.m. EDT every weeknight. Local broadcast times vary.
On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time weekly television news program that examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 47-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, Web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org.