NewsHour set for name change, graphics makeover

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PBS’s “The News Hour” with Jim Lehrer is changing names tonight and with that comes a new look for the show.

The show will now be produced under the banner “PBS NewsHour” and, as the video below shows, will receive a new graphics package along with the new name.

Keep reading for more images, a video clip and information.

The new look uses a simple, contemporary font set against both white and colorful backgrounds. The opening sequence uses tiny video clips that flow and merge together to format the show’s title, as shown below.

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There’s no word if PBS plans to revamp the show’s set and Lehrer didn’t specifically mention such a change as part of his report on the changes Friday night. However, the new graphics are a significant change from the current look and may not work well with the existing set.

One scenic change is the addition of a newsroom camera position for reporting news summaries:

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Lehrer’s report also provided a look back at some previous News Hour looks:

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Lehrer’s full report can be viewed here:

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