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PBS's new TV and web newsmagazine gives you what you need to know -- along with a healthy dose of insight, perspective and wit. Need to Know cuts through the noise of nonstop news to bring you the most compelling stories of the week and of our times. Every Friday night nationwide and all week long on the web.


Season 3
Episode 22
The Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate included President Obama’s Affordable...
Season 3
Episode 20
While the number of illegal crossings at the border has plummeted dramatically — roughly...
Season 3
Episode 18
Even as unemployment remains stubbornly high, millions of jobs remain unfilled because...
Season 3
Episode 17
With the gun control debate raging after the mass school shooting in Newtown, CT, Need to...
Season 3
Episode 16
To mark financial literacy month, "Need to Know" correspondent Stacey Tisdale travels to...
Season 3
Episode 15
Correspondent John Larson travels to Ohio to assess how workers are faring after the loss...


Season 2
Episode 57
Dr. Jerome Kassirer, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine...


web-magazine integrating news with a touch of insight, perspective and wit.