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    This move could open the way for WETA and WNET to merge the weeknight and weekend editions of “Newshour” into a single organization and a single program airing seven nights a week.

    PBS should move the live “Newshour” feeds to prime-time, from 8 to 9 P.M. Eastern.

    America is one of the few countries without a national prime-time newscast on broadcast television; moving “Newshour” to 8 P.M. Eastern time will (at least on the East Coast) rectify this situation.

    It also would open the way for many PBS member stations extend their children’s programming until 7:30 P.M. Eastern time, and to move “Nightly Business Report” to 7:30 P.M. Eastern time.