A weekly newsmagazine called by host Bill Moyers a `journal of ideas, stories and people' that `will be close to the news but not the news.' A collaboration with National Public Radio, the program includes reports, essays, interviews and commentaries. David Brancaccio co-hosted with Moyers the year before taking over the series himself in January 2005, and the show, retitled `Now,' was cut from an hour to a half hour.