Behind the scenes of the PBS NewsHour

Posted:  Monday, September 3, 2018 - 7:15am

Story Location:
2 Theater Street
Damariscotta  Maine  04543
United States

Lincoln Theater in downtown Damariscotta is pleased to host a free evening on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. with the PBS NewsHour’s Executive Producer, Sara Just. Ms. Just will discuss what happens behind the scenes of the PBS NewsHour in the context of the current challenges faced by the news media.

In her 30 years in the television news business, Sara Just has seen dramatic changes. As patterns of media consumption have changed for so many of us in our lives, so too has the process of reporting and producing the news on television.
In her remarks, Sara will outline a typical day at the PBS NewsHour, from early morning Twitter feeds to getting the program on live at 6 p.m., as well as the many changes made to the program since she joined four years ago. Sara will also compare the current process to her first TV newsroom with Ted Koppel in 1989 at ABC’s Nightline. In so discussing, she will explore how the media landscape has changed, in both positive and negative ways.  Sara will also be joined live via Skype video conference from the PBS NewsHour studios by one of the show’s news correspondents.
For additional information, please call the theater at 563-3424 or email  Doors will open at 6 p.m. with festival seating for this is free event. The theater is located at 2 Theater St.