American Graduate Community Town Halls - Production Support and News Content 

With Nine Network/St. Louis as lead station, PBS NewsHour and 12 American Graduate Community Hub Stations produced a slate of local broadcast town halls convening business leaders, nongovernmental organizations and parents to discuss challenges and solutions to the high school dropout crisis. PBS NewsHour served as executive producer for the town halls; provided national correspondents as moderators for four town halls; and developed seven local co-productions, in partnership with stations, which aired nationally as part of the NewsHour feed. Additionally, content from locally broadcast town halls was repurposed for national broadcast news.


MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and successor NewsHour Productions LLC

Arlington, VA

Total CPB Investment


Made Possible by CPB's


American Graduate Initiative