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'The PBS Newshour has an audience that is larger than anything you see in the cable news universe' - Posted November 10, 2010
In Part III of this week's Media Beat interview, MacNeil-Lehrer Productions CEO Simon Marks talks about the new PBS Newshour: "We wanted the program to look a little bit more engaging, to give it added impact." Marks also talks about his time with Fox News Channel as a contributing correspondent which... [TVNewser]

Simon Marks on 'Doing more with Less' - Posted November 9, 2010
In part two of our Media Beat interview, Simon Marks, the President and CEO of MacNeil-Lehrer Productions talks about merging the broadcast and online newsrooms of the PBS Newshour. "The broadcast benefits from the fact that there are more people in the field with a multi-disciplinary approaches: they're able to shoot,... [TVNewser]

Are the Nets Doing Enough to Cover Foreign News? - Posted November 8, 2010
Before he left TVNewser a couple months ago, Kevin Allocca sat down with Simon Marks for our Media Beat series. Marks, the president and CEO of MacNeil-Lehrer Productions and a veteran international reporter, talks about the current coverage of international news by American TV networks, and how technology has changed the... [TVNewser]

PBS NewsHour's Simon Marks Talks WikiLeaks - Posted July 31, 2010
We had the opportunity to sit down with "PBS NewsHour" associate EP Simon Marks on Friday. Marks, who was recently promoted to President and CEO of MacNeil-Lehrer Productions, has traveled the world as an international reporter for several networks including Fox News. We asked him for his thoughts on the WikiLeaks... [TVNewser]

Marks Replaces Crystal at MacNeil Lehrer - Posted July 21, 2010
•"NewsHour" associate EP Simon Marks will take over as president of MacNeil Lehrer productions starting September 1st. He replaces PBS veteran and former NBC News President Lest Crystal, who ... [TVNewser]

PBS NewsHour Producer Named President of MacNeil Lehrer Productions - Posted July 21, 2010
Simon Marks, associate executive producer of the PBS NewsHour, has been named president of MacNeil Lehrer Productions effective September 1, 2010. Marks will take the position of current MLP President Lester Crystal, who recently announced his retirement. MacNeil Lehrer Productions, a partnership of ... [FishbowlDC]

Iranian Court Sentences Roxana Saberi to 8 Years For Spying - Posted April 19, 2009
TVNewser: After a five-day trial held behind closed doors, an Iranian court has sentenced Iranian-A... [FishbowlDC]

Iranian Court Sentences Roxana Saberi to 8 Years For Spying - Posted April 18, 2009
After a five-day trial held behind closed doors, an Iranian court has sentenced Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi, to eight years in prison. The former Miss No... [TVNewser]

American Reporter Detained in Iran - Posted March 2, 2009
From TVNewser: A former Miss North Dakota, who's been working in Iran as a freelance reporter, is being detained in ... [FishbowlDC]

American Reporter Detained in Iran - Posted March 1, 2009
A former Miss North Dakota, who's been working in Iran as a freelance reporter, is being detained in undisclosed location there. 31-year-old Roxana Saberi has reported for NPR, "The NewsHour with Jim Lehr... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.24.08 - Posted September 24, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

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