"PBS NewsHour," faced with major budget issues, may need to rethink its studio-interview format and beef up its online presence to remain relevant, according to employees and some outsiders. The show is closing its Denver and San Francisco bureaus and cutting 15 positions to help close what's said to be a $7 million funding gap out of a $28 million annual budget. A "NewsHour" spokeswoman defended the show's format, saying it had already begun to bolster its digital presence and would continue to do so.

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