History[ edit ] The idea for a business news program had come from Susan J. Moran developed the program concept and the editorial staff expanded to launch NBR.
As has happened many times in my years here as ombudsman, many viewers assume that what they see on a PBS-member station is a PBS program. Who can blame them?
But often, that is not the case. All plus member stations are independent and can broadcast what they choose. They all get the big package of well-known, PBS-distributed national programs.
But public broadcasters also produce their own local shows at times and get material from other big distributors such as American Public Television APTthe National Educational Telecommunications Association NETAmany smaller distributors and independent producers.
Since it hasn't aired as of this writing, I'll come back to it in coming days. Viewers, So Far, Say They Are Not Pleased The subject of this mailbag is a pioneering, award-winning program with a devoted audience that has been on hundreds of public broadcasting stations for more than 30 years.
But it has had a rocky past few years and now has a new owner. That program is the weekday, minute, Nightly Business Report. PBS was the distributor from toand for a couple of years in the '80 time frame. Sincethe program has struggled. It has twice been through sales to new owners, restructuring, staff shake-ups and bureau closings.
All of this has been laid out in reports in The New York Times and in the trade print and online newspaper Current. Broadcast and public television, viewers say, needs a nightly business news program that they have confidence in, so one can hope that the new program fills the bill.
Perhaps that is to be expected given the attachment of viewers to the older version. Time will tell whether this new version is a good fit. So, although PBS as a financial contributor and distributor APT will continue as a distributor to some stations that air this program is out of the picture, here, as something of a farewell to a once beloved half-hour, are the final letters from PBS viewers.
The talking heads at CNBC are only interested in their careers. Their reporting has no integrity. I don't think the general public will get straight-forward, sound reporting from the new NBR.
The people at CNBC are more likely to confuse people than inform them.“Nightly Business Report produced by CNBC” (NBR) is an award-winning and highly-respected nightly business news program that airs on public television.
Television’s longest-running evening business news broadcast, “NBR” features in-depth coverage and analysis of the biggest financial news stories of the day and access to some of the. this program was madpossible by ctributions to your pbs station fr viewers like you.
thank you. 7//& >> susie: od evening everyone.
ken lewis is stepping downs c.e.o. of bankf america. a surprise announcement lat today lewis told the board o e banking giant he'll be retire at the end of t year.
he's leaving after a tenur rked and marred by the bank' rchase of merrill lynch january 1. lewis and. May 21, · Tonight on Nightly Business Report, Trade tensions ease, stocks take-off and there are a number of companies that could benefit if the cooling continues.
Plus, meet the . well, that's "nightly siness report" fotuesday, september 1. i'm susie ghar. good night, evyone. and good nht to you, paul. paul: good night, susie. i'm paul kangas wishg all of you the st of good buys. "nightly business report" is made possible: this program was made ssible by conibutions to your pbs station from viewers le you.
ank you. The Mailbag: Hey! It's NBR but Not PBS I am enormously upset at the moment tucked in at the end of Nightly Business Report tonight that the staff is changing and the program will now be. Nightly Business Report is a daily business news report show produced by CNBC and airs on public television stations throughout the United States.