Grantee Profile

WETA Public Television and Radio

Grants to WETA Public Television and Radio

  • $1,500,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years, 1 month)

    Media

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — The PBS NewsHour is the signature news and public affairs program broadcast on public television. It covers a set of issues important to the country in a manner that is deep, sustained, and thoughtful helping audiences fully understand current events. The program's priority beats include politics, the economy, education, science, health, and international issues. This grant provides general support for The PBS NewsHour, enabling it to pursue its highly regarded form of serious journalism and to continue to develop and implement digital strategies that will grow its audience on all platforms.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Media

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — The PBS NewsHour is the signature news and public affairs program broadcast on public television as well as on radio in the U.S. and internationally. It is widely considered one of the most informative and balanced newscasts on television, and it has won every major award in journalism for its thoughtful analysis and civil discourse on the most important news stories of the day. Every night, across the country, on primetime, The NewsHour television broadcast draws a consistent audience of 1 million nightly viewers. Its digital audience has grown rapidly over the last year and now sees 3 million page views each month.

  • $39,500Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Media

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — WETA Public Television & Radio is the PBS station serving the greater Washington, D.C. area and the presenting station of The PBS NewsHour. This grant supports a research project that will collect and analyze data on news consumers which will be used to better understanding and to help expand the audience for The PBS NewsHour.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Media

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — In support of The NewsHour, a nightly primetime news program on PBS (over three years).

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Media

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — In support of the documentary film "Reporting America at War".

The MacArthur Foundation awarded WETA Public Television and Radio $3,739,500 between 2003 and 2014.

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