Series
The Nightly Business Report
Episode
1985-11-13
Producing Organization
WPBT-TV (Television station : Miami, Fla.)
Interregional Program Service
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-5m6251gn00
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Description
Series Description
The Nightly Business Report (NBR), produced by WPBT, is a nationally televised program of business news. It airs five days a week over a network of more than 250 public television stations. The program combines breaking business news with in-depth analysis, and stock market updates with corporate profiles. In what was considered broadcast television's first daily business news program, NBR premiered locally in January of 1979. WPBT pioneered this enterprising project at a time when business news was largely ignored by other television stations. WPBT recognized that a growing number of viewers wanted more in-depth reporting of economics and market analysis, so we set out to produce the station's most ambitious news project ever. "South Florida viewer response to the program was overwhelming from the very beginning (see attached viewer and newspaper comments). After a year and a half as a successful local program, NBR went national in October 1981. NBR's producers established a network of cooperating public television station bureaus for national coverage. The program was received nationally as it had been locally --with intense interest by a loyal viewing audience. "NBR now has 14 news bureaus around the world including New York, Washington, Tokyo, and London. The program is viewed by about 4.7 million people weekly (A.C. Nielson, February 1985). "Behind NBR's success is the vision of a station, WPBT, to create a nightly business news program for television--making it quality-oriented, with highly polished journalistic and production techniques. The Nightly Business Report provides viewers with an insight into economics, corporate America and capital markets worldwide."--1985 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1985-11-13
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:28:29.274
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Credits
Producing Organization: WPBT-TV (Television station : Miami, Fla.)
Producing Organization: Interregional Program Service
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
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Citations
Chicago: “The Nightly Business Report; 1985-11-13,” 1985-11-13, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-5m6251gn00.
MLA: “The Nightly Business Report; 1985-11-13.” 1985-11-13. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-5m6251gn00>.
APA: The Nightly Business Report; 1985-11-13. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-5m6251gn00