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PBS NewsHour is a news program on PBS. Despite the name of “NewsHour,” PBS use the brand name for generic news coverage on the channel.

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The Robert MacNeil Report - PBS 1975 PBS Newshour 1976 The MacNeil-Lehrer Report 1981 PBS Newshour 1983 PBS Newshour 1992
1975–1976 1976–1981 1981–1983 1983–1992 1992–1995
 
PBS Newshour 1995 PBS Newshour 1999 Pbs-newshour PBS News Hour Square Logo 2020
1995–1999 1999–2009 2009–present 2017–present

The Robert MacNeil Report

October 20, 1975–September 8, 1976

The Robert MacNeil Report - PBS 1975

The MacNeil/Lehrer Report

September 9, 1976–1981

PBS Newshour 1976

1981–September 2, 1983

The MacNeil-Lehrer Report 1981

The MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour

September 5, 1983–February 14, 1992

PBS Newshour 1983

September 5, 1983–1985

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1985–December 11, 1991

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December 12, 1991–February 14, 1992

1991 title card

February 17, 1992–October 20, 1995

PBS Newshour 1992

The Newshour with Jim Lehrer

October 23, 1995–May 14, 1999

PBS Newshour 1995

After Robert MacNeil's retirement, the program was renamed The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer three days later on October 23.

May 17, 1999–December 4, 2009

PBS Newshour 1999

May 17, 1999–May 16, 2006

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On May 17, 1999, the program adopted a new graphics package, but the same music from 1983.

May 17, 2006–December 14, 2007

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On May 17, 2006, the program underwent its first major change in presentation in years, adopting a new graphics package and a reorchestrated version of the show's theme music (originally composed by Bernard Hoffer).

December 17, 2007–December 4, 2009

NewsHour HD

On December 17, 2007, the NewsHour became the second nightly broadcast network newscast to begin broadcasting in high definition (after NBC Nightly News on March 26, 2007), with broadcasts presented in a letterboxed format for viewers with standard-definition television sets watching either through cable or satellite television. The program also introduced a new set and upconverted its existing graphics package to HD.

PBS NewsHour

2009–present

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On May 11, 2009, PBS announced that the program would be revamped on December 7 of that year under a revised title as the PBS NewsHour.

December 7, 2009–July 17, 2015

PBS Newshour 2009

July 20, 2015–November 30, 2017

PBS Newshour 2015

On July 20, 2015, the PBS NewsHour introduced an overhauled visual appearance for its weekday broadcasts, debuting a new minimalist set designed by Eric Siegel and George Allison that heavily incorporates PBS' longtime "Everyman" logo.

December 1, 2017–present

PBS News Hour Square Logo 2020
Despite PBS' rebranding in November, the show's logo continues to use the original P-Head design.


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