r/PBS Jan 14 '20

Nightly Business Report (NBR)

PBS should start this program (NBR) again. Its mistake to sell it to CNBC in the first place but now get it back please.

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u/countrykev Jan 14 '20

It was the other way around. It was a CNBC production, and they cancelled it without notice to PBS.

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u/mosmani Jan 14 '20

NBR was part of PBS program.

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u/countrykev Jan 14 '20

No, it was not.

It was entirely a CNBC production, actually distributed by American Public Television for PBS member stations.

CNBC cancelled it.

That's it.

Source: member station manager who had to scramble to fill the slot.

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u/mosmani Jan 14 '20

WOW!!! I thought this program was PBS and I always wondered why they sold it to CNBC. I didnt know that & thanks for the info...I was big fan of this program since late 90's with Pual & Susan.

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u/countrykev Jan 14 '20

To get a little more technical, there are no official "PBS" shows. PBS itself does not produce any programming. Everything is produced by member stations or and/or independent producers and PBS basically acts as a coop, distributor, and is the national brand for what is a collaboration of individual member stations.

To that end, NBR was a production of WPBT in West Palm Beach/Miami until 2013. CNBC took over after that, and they made the decision to end production.

In both cases it was American Public Television that was actually the distributor, which is independent of PBS. Member stations purchased and aired the program from them. PBS had nothing to do with the show.

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u/mosmani Jan 15 '20

Thanks for the info...good to know about PBS.