NEED TO KNOW is an integrated broadcast and online current affairs project, uniting broadcast and web in an innovative approach to newsgathering and reporting. It breaks through the limitations of the broadcast schedule by means of a web-based production model that empowers audiences to "tune in" anytime and anywhere. A cross-media initiative built around a wide community of journalists and producers, with input from an engaged audience, NEED TO KNOW covers five primary beats: the economy; the environment and energy; health; security; and culture. Stories, interviews, blogs and photo features are continually added to and updated online, with the production teams inviting interaction and input from online readers and users who are on the lookout for the latest information on a given subject. Each week's online story development culminates in the weekly broadcast, curated from the week's reporting by the various beat teams. The broadcast features documentary-style field reports, both domestic and international, short features and studio-based interviews and conversation to complement and advance the produced reports.


  • NYC-ARTS Full Episode: October 31, 2013
  • Massachusetts mandate update
  • Dying to get back
  • Help Wanted: Retraining America
  • Debating the Second Amendment
  • Financial literacy
  • Main Street: Findlay, Ohio
  • Behavioral economics at work
  • Economic inequality and mobility
  • Medical Devices
  • Main Street: Salinas, California
  • After Newtown: Gone Boy
  • Banned in Arizona
  • Can Medicare Be Fixed?
  • Manufacturing Jobs
  • Do No Harm and Danish Medical Courts
  • Ending Paralysis: New Jersey and Germany
  • A Tale of Four Tax Returns
  • The Long-term Care Challenge
  • Frequent Fliers and Healthcare Reform
  • Family Rewards
  • The Family Planning Fight
  • Crossing the line at the border: Update
  • Employment's new look


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