Get ready to watch the PBS NewsHour seven days a week. We’ve been counting down to the premiere of PBS NewsHour Weekend and getting sneak peeks of the show for so long (are we there yet?) it’s hard to believe the first airing is finally here. PBS NewsHour Weekend debuts on Saturday, Sept. 7. To get you ready for the show we’ve prepared a user guide.
If you have additional questions please ask them in the comments section and we will respond. For now, we’ve answered some of the most pressing questions for you:
Remind me, what’s PBS NewsHour Weekend? PBS NewsHour Weekend is a Saturday and Sunday newscast. Veteran NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan is anchoring the 30-minute newscast, which New York PBS member station WNET is producing out of the Tisch WNET studios.
Oh that, yeah! So where can I watch it? What time? Most local PBS affiliates will carry the show. Check your local station for listings. The show also will be aired on Ustream from 5 to 5:30 p.m. ET Saturdays and Sundays.
Now I already record the NewsHour with Gwen and Judy, do I have to reset my DVR? Don’t reset your DVR. After all, you don’t want to miss Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff (who are debuting as co-anchors of NewsHour on Monday, Sept. 9.) To record NewsHour Weekend you need to set up a separate recording. The shows, because they have different titles, will not be automatically recorded together. It’s a pain we know, but we’re hoping to have it resolved in the future.
Sometimes I watch the NewsHour streaming online, can I do that over the weekend, too? What time? You bet! Like we mentioned, you can stream NewsHour Weekend online. It will be available on Ustreamfrom 5 to 5:30 p.m. E.T. Saturdays and Sundays.
Can I watch reruns of segments online? When will those be available? You can watch reruns online, right on the PBS NewsHour website or on our YouTube channel. Online segments will be available shortly after the broadcast airs. Some segments will be up faster than others, so please be patient.
What about social media? How do I connect with PBS NewsHour Weekend? Well, hopefully you already are. If you are connected with PBS NewsHour on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google +, Pinterest,Tumblr, Vine, RebelMouse, etc., you connected with PBS NewsHour Weekend because we’re all the same account (family, that is). You can also connect directly with NewsHour Weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan onTwitter, Facebook, Google + and Instagram. If you’re not connected, well what are you waiting for? Click on those links and get connected.
We hope you enjoy the new show.