PBS, NPR to Partner on Politics Coverage

TCA 2016: Public television broadcaster also orders presidential-campaign documentary series “16 for ’16”

PBS announced Monday that it will partner with NPR on political coverage heading into the 2016 election.

The multiplatform effort will include a new politics vertical at PBS.org that will feature content from both organizations, and the integration of PBS content into the politics section of NPR.org.

PBS also announced Monday that it has ordered a new documentary series, “16 for ’16,” that will focus on memorable presidential and vice presidential candidates. Each half-hour episode in the 16-part series will focus on a different candidate. Among those to be featured are Gary Hart, Sarah Palin, Ross Perot and Ted Kennedy.

“16 for ’16” will be directed and produced by Cameo George and Alan Chebot of Ozy Films. The series will premiere ahead of the November election.