Arun Rath to host “In It Together” daily at 7 p.m.
BOSTON (March 17, 2020) – Tonight, WGBH News will launch In It Together, a new nightly news program that offers a space for listeners to connect. Hosted by Executive Editor and Host Arun Rath, the hour-long program will air Monday-Friday at 7pm, highlighting the news of the day with a focus on the impact of COVID-19 across our region. Audiences will be able to call in with their questions and concerns engaging with a variety of experts, including public health officials, religious leaders, psychologists and educators.
“In a time of great uncertainty, we want to offer listeners the information and analysis they need to navigate a rapidly changing world,” said Phil Redo, WGBH general manager for radio and local news. “We know that our programs provide regularity to the upended lives of our audiences. We’re hoping this new offering builds a sense of community as we face the challenges of this pandemic.”
The program will be produced with guests and staff adhering to best practices for social distancing. Guests will record in a separate studio or be interviewed by phone, and staff will maintain a minimum distance of six feet.
The one-hour program will immediately follow All Things Considered, airing daily at 7 pm throughout the duration of the pandemic. To accommodate In It Together, the 89.7 FM radio broadcast of PBS NewsHour will move to 8 pm. The World will continue to be heard at its regular time of 3 pm but will not be re-broadcast during the program’s run.
In It Together builds on an increase in WGBH News’ operations during the global pandemic. Hourly local newscasts have been added on Saturday and Sunday and designated reporters are covering through the weekend. All of WGBH News’ coronavirus coverage is available at www.wgbhnews.org/coronavirus.
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