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.
The Robert MacNeil Report
October 20, 1975–September 8, 1976
The MacNeil/Lehrer Report
September 9, 1976–1981
1981–September 2, 1983
The MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour
September 5, 1983–February 14, 1992
September 5, 1983–1985
1985–December 11, 1991
December 12, 1991–February 14, 1992
February 17, 1992–October 20, 1995
The Newshour with Jim Lehrer
October 23, 1995–May 14, 1999
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
May 17, 1999–May 16, 2006
On May 17, 1999, the program adopted a new graphics package, but the same music from 1983.
May 17, 2006–December 14, 2007
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
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.
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
July 20, 2015–November 30, 2017
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