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Bo Jones Named president of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions

Former Washington Post publisher Bo Jones has been named president and CEO of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions the producer of PBS’s “Newshour”

“It is a happy day for us in public broadcasting,” said Robert MacNeil. “We welcome a man of such rich experience in journalism management to help us keep MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and the NEWSHOUR vital into the future.” “Bo Jones is the ideal person to take us where we must go,” adds Jim Lehrer.

Jones will head corporate and foundation funding for “Newshour,” coordinating relationships with all public television broadcasters while also developing documentary programs and projects.

MacNeil/Lehrer Productions is a partnership of MacNeil and Lehrer, the longtime co-anchors of the broadcast, along with Liberty Media Corporation.

(Photo Credit: Bill O’Leary/Washington Post)

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