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Tues 9/3 French mystery program

Washington
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We now receive KWSU 10-1 & 10-2. Delighted to stumble upon a French mystery, 10 pm, Tues 9/3,. -- je parle français ! I'll check your schedule in the hope of finding other French programs and I'll alert my francophone friends in Spokane. Also happened upon DW news, around 12:30 -- excellent reporting. Thank you, Pullman ! Mary Benham, Spokane County, west of downtown

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Closed Captioning

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Why do the CC disappear several times on The PBS News? It makes the channel less available to me

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Call The Midwife

Kentucky
Feedback:

Please stop censoring Call The Midwife.

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Considerations for possible membership renewal

California
Feedback:

This is a copy of an email I just sent to KQED, San Francisco, in response to a membership solicitation:

I am receiving solicitations to renew my KQED membership and before I do, I have some comments:

For most of my adult life, I have been an avid advocate for public TV and radio. I have been a basic member, on and off, in several metro areas. My most recent membership renewal for KQED was for the specific purpose of getting access to the vast PBS programming library with a "Passport." However, I found that benefit to be less than satisfying. PBS is rather stingy with what it makes available, and I feel that, as a publicly-funded entity, ALL programming should be available. Frankly, I believe it should be available without subscription, since it is tax supported.

With the growth of streaming media, I find myself willing to pay monthly or annual, auto-renewed fees to several providers. Yet I am reluctant to support public broadcasting, particularly public television because PBS sits on its library of programming like a bird protecting a hatchling. Even with a "Passport" it seemed that I could not watch everything I wanted to watch.

I am tired of supporting infrastructure and administration for an organization that spends 75% of its time fund-raising with programming that looks and feels like the home shopping network or a non-stop infomercial. I just don't watch anymore; I don't even have cable TV. And, for the first time in my life, I would consider urging congress to end funding for public broadcasting.

The entire PBS content delivery model needs to be rethought. What the public that funds public broadcasting deserves is a PBS service that streams its entire catalog. That, I would subscribe to, auto renew and all, because I do understand that our tax dollars may not have covered all production costs, but subscription fees would need to be in line with HBO Now, Hulu. Netflix, etc.

If I have missed something, and a KQED renewal at some level does provide access to all the intellectual and entertainment resources developed by PBS since Congress passed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, then it's only your marketing communications that need to be addressed. As it stands, your messaging is just not getting through to me.

Thanks you,

Barbara Brady Lapsed KQED Member

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NOVA -The Pyramid Code

Minnesota
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I really enjoyed the information in this series about Ancient Egypt but the music so often is louder than the person speaking or the music continues with a loud rhythmic distracting beat making it hard to hear the person speaking and stay connected to the progression of thought expressed. It seems that the music is more important than the message. I tried for three chapters to continue viewing but finally grew frustrated and quit. I am disappointed because the travels and information is great. Tone down the music considerably.

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Newshour's Shields and Brooks segment, August 30, 2019, RWNJ talking points

Oregon
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One of these men allegedly is "left of center," yet they both were spewing right-wing-nut-job talking points, pooh-pooh-ing the fact that Drumpf has, in fact, committed innumerable "high crimes and misdemeanors." Just because the M$M (mainstream media) is terrified of being attacked by the Drumpf's cult members who think all media but FOX is liberal doesn't mean that impeachment isn't the RIGHT goddamn thing to do.

I am ashamed for both Shields and Brooks. They're not erudite commentators, they're scared little boys who have served Drumpf's propaganda goals very well.

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Thank you, Judy Woodruff!

North Carolina
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Thank you for your courage in interviewing Gen. Mattis! You didn't back down in the face of his reticence and cowardice. We felt like you stood up for America even though he did not have the courage to do so.

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PBS newshour

Arizona
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Just a note from long time viewers of the PBS newshour. We really appreciate the exceptional job that Amna Nawaz does on this program. Keep up the good work!

Dick & Cheryl Christenson, Sedona, AZ.

my radio show

Missouri
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Dear Sir I am a record collector and have produced 50's groups in the recording studio, but now I create my own generic radio show of one hour that can be played anywhere and I am looking for more outlets for it to air or put on pod cast or internet I shall email a sample upon request. Here are the present outlets Jerry Zwecher count-doowop@juno.com______________________________________________________________ radio show "down the road apiece "with countdoowop (1945-1965) doowop,(group Harmony) blues,jazz,gospel, pop http://Blast1386.com Blast 1386 is the radio station of Reading College UK Sundays at 18:00 Greenwich Mean time --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- kboo.fm/downtheroad you can listen to all the shows anytime on pod cast _______________________________________________________________ http://www.sthoerfunk.de/ 97.5 FM and 104.8 FM new radio show "down the road apiece" with countdoowop (1945-1965) doowop,(group Harmony) blues,jazz,gospel, pop saturday 5PM & wednesday 7:00 AM central european time this show is from crailsheim , germany

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KPBS in San Diego -- Inability to adhere to it's own published schedule

California
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A week ago I sat to watch an episode of Finding Your Roots -- which I had recorded a few days earlier on KPBS in San Diego. Instead I was watching the 1st half of an American Experience documentary on Woodstock. It was fascinating, but I only got to see the 1st half, since it was supposed to be a 1-hour show. I contacted the station to see when it would be re-broadcast, and they said it would not be! (And why didn't they show it this past week, which was the 50th anniversary of this legendary festival? They gave no answer.) This has happened dozens and dozens of times -- the Cox cable guide says one thing, but they show something else. We get 500 channels on our cable system, and 499 of them adhere to their schedule once they release it to the cable companies and the media. Why can't KPBS? It is so frustrating!!! I've complained to them via e-mail and phone calls many times, but they persist!

They said I should check their web-site, but this entails leaving the sofa, going to the back room, waiting three minutes while the computer boots up, Googling their web-site, navigating it to find the schedule, and then running back to the living room – hoping I won’t forget the programming information. Why can’t they just provide the cable company with an accurate schedule, and then stick to it?

Is this typical of PBS stations around the country, or is KPBS terribly mismanaged? We have supported them with our membership in the past, but now perhaps we will start sending our donations to the stations who generate such excellent programming. Can you help us?

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WAMC

July 2019
Feedback:

Hi, I’m calling regarding the administration of WAMC in Albany. I’ve never really encountered anything like WAMC. This morning, there was an interview by a man by the name of Chartock, who I believe is CEO and President of the station. He referred to President Trump as a nightmare in an aside during an aside during an interview with some dance official. It was not even germane as far as I can tell. This is some kind of throwaway line constantly operating the station as. It's quite incredible. There are roundtables every day. Roundtables, to me, usually means there are different perspectives. There are no different perspectives on these roundtables. They’re all the same. There’s just towing the line, which I would say is progressive, not even mainstream Democratic, but really Progressive. Now the community, is a very liberal one, so I’m sure that not too many people will mind. I don’t understand how the government is supporting this kind of enterprise. I can’t imagine how this could be conceived as any kind of balanced programming. I really think somebody ought to look into before the newspaper or some other electronic journalist gets into it.  

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PBS NewsHour

August 2019
Feedback:

I want to comment on Yamiche Alcindor, who I understand is the White House Reporter for the PBS Newshour. I think she is usually among the press corps questioning Trump. I think he stuck the “fake news” tag on her when she’s questioning him. What I would say is, I don’t think she has to go back and forth to say that he tells lies and that he is a liar. I think what she could do is say, “no sir, that is not true” when he says that she is fake news. I think that’s what the reporters should do when he says the reporters are “fake news” and just leave it at that. Instead of making any attacks on his veracity. If he’s attacking a reporter's character without warrant, then they have every right to yell that out.  

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PBS NewsHour

July 2019
Feedback:

On a recent episode of your NewsHour, David Brooks, your phony baloney faux conservative claimed that the census question had never been asked. That was a blatant lie and Amna Nawaz knew it was a lie. You twice lied. PBS is not public television. You are progressive left-wing television. There is no one on PBS that represents the 63 million people that voted for Donald Trump. Instead, you regard us as irredeemable and deplorable. You are the deplorable, the scum of the earth. You have no intellectual or moral integrity. I would say that David Brooks lied on that occasion and Am knew it was a lie. You’re just left-wing hacks.  

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PBS NewsHour

June 2019
Feedback:

Hello this is a regular viewer, I was watching today, Monday, June 24th evening news with Judy Woodruff interviewing Paul Ryan. He really slid by her at the most crucial applauded question that she asked about our President being a model for children. He slid by her without her pressing him kindly for a true response instead of confusing her. Thank you.  

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Station Logo

July 2019
Feedback:

Hi I’ve been PBS watcher and subscriber for over thirty years. Recently, We’ve noticed that our WAMC Albany has chosen to display a large, white, dense logo almost in the middle of the screen on all of the programs. It is so annoying and so districting that we have stopped watching. We’ve called them and we have written to them and they have not responded. We hoped that you might be able to express this to them. When did the logo of the station become more important than the programming? Other stations have a very small, very faint logo at the bottom of the screen. I was hoping that you would call.  

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Arthur

June 2019
Feedback:

Hi my name is … I have a concern about the new premier of the cartoon Arthur that is going to view this fall. I’m concerned with same-sex marriage. I would certainly like to complain about that and urge you not to do that.  

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Presidential debates

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Should PDS and NPR host the presidential debates including the individual party debate? It seems that would fit with the charter of CPB.

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Arthur

June 2019
Feedback:

Hi this is .. I am a mother and a grandmother, and I am absolutely appalled that the cartoon character Arthur is having a same-sex marriage on their programming for the premier this season. It is awful. I will not support public broadcasting if you are going to put this kind of stuff on. I am asking all of my friends with young children not to watch this show  

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Sound quality

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Why is the sound quality on the pbs news hour consistently poor?

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WGBH August 2019 pledge week shows

Massachusetts
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I love Boston channel WGBH but I cannot understand why for the past week and now into this week their pledge week marathon shows are the same films of old music groups that the channel has shown in years past over and over and over from decades ago e.g. the BeeGees, Peter Paul and Mary, The Highwaymen etc. etc. all once great in their time. Why the station owners, or whomever makes these decisions, think that these repeated and repeated again ancient programs will motivate the audience to make pledges is a great mystery. Please explain. By the way, I am 76 years old so loved these groups in their time!

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NPR News Hour

Tennessee
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When reporting about gun violence, why are those not actually killed... those also shot, who are usually severely injured, disfigured and disabled, ignored? Is being more detailed too complicated? The unacceptable implication is that those who do not actually die are OKAY..... not even remotely true !!!

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Arthur

July 2019
Feedback:

Hello, I wanted to complain about the recent episode of Arthur where there was a same-sex marriage. I do not approve of that and I do not like tax dollars used to further that agenda. Same-sex marriage is wrong. 

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NPR Newshour August 5, 2019

Wisconsin
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I think that Amna Nawaz is a truly gifted and wonderful journalist and anchor. However, I felt that she totally lost her objectivity while interviewing Larry Ward on Monday. I am no fan of his type of rhetoric but I do not perceive her role to be an adjudicator. That's it. Best. Greg Landretti

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Arthur

July 2019
Feedback:

Hello, I'm calling as a father of six to express my extreme disappointment that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS have decided to portray same-sex marriage in a children's television program. I have six children, as I said, and my wife and I live a traditional lifestyle, and we do not approve of the normalization of what we consider to be indecent conduct. Given the controversy that this generates, I think that CPB would be much much wiser not approving such an episode. 

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Recent program on reviving old music in Warsaw

California
Feedback:

Your program, featuring the attempt to revive largely Jewish influenced music from the 1930's in Warsaw, contains misleading information. To begin with, there may be limited Polish influence along with the overwhelming Jewish connection, but where do you come up with "Polish, Jewish, Palestinian"? The latter has no connection whatsoever and did not exist.

Secondly, you speak of a golden age of such music until the german invasion. There was no golden age for the Jews of Poland and the 1930's saw the enactment of anti- Semitic laws by an anti-Semitic government, even outlawing kosher meat. These were the same people who aided and abetted the destruction of Polish Jewry.

It is truly disgusting that you would present such a mendacious story, somehow believing that you have to kowtow to two historic enemies of the Jewish people.

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Judy Woodruff should retire

New York
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Ms. Woodruff is well above retirement age. At least she should avoid doing interviews which she is known for asking softball questions.

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Carole King "Shot down the congregation."

Wisconsin
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Watched Sat night on Channel 21 WI public broadcasting. Live from Hyde Park, London (2016). Less than a week after 2 mass murders Ela Paso & Dayton, you air a song about Smackwater Jack buying a shotgun, wanting a confrontation, and shooting down a congregatiin? She's one of my (many) favorite singer-songwriters from the early 70's, so I was engrossed in the wonderful show. But I had to cringe and almost throw up at the words to that song, after all the talk of gun control, and who is to blame for the mass shootings over the years. All these types of things are partly responsible, this one alone airing millions (+?) times over many years. How/why could you possibly air a show containing that song less than a week after the latest mass murders?? I feel you owe the entire PBS/PBC audience an explanation of your oversight.

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Becoming biased

Ohio
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Watching the the news hour today so biased today I'm withdrawing my funding and my so so many friends will also if thus continues over are in the discussions if we should take it farther and discusse with our senior group if we should take it to the top as we watch pubs news hour for its fair and honest reporting so the time has come we think the guest are getting to much of there on views on the show you should be getting them as much as the government does to keep terrorist out of our country at this point we have one show a week for the next month and if it continues then we will make our decision on moving forward with removing our funding per all of our senior communities ,friends and organizations within. Thank you for listening to our concerns the private public's funding is a concern of having unbiased news.

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Access to programs on by PASSPORT

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Recently, Public Television Stations across the country have instituted a PASSPORT PROGRAM that limits access to programs except to paying members -there are many people in this country that may not be able to afford membership fees - they should not be denied access to programming - PUBLIC means PUBLIC - access to EVERYTHING for EVERYONE. For example, Public libraries cannot deny access to certain materials except if payment is made - so why is Public Broadcasting allowed to deny access to certain programming unless payment is made. Please respond - Thank you.

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Washington Week in Review

California
Feedback:

The commentator consistently inserts a bias word into his question statement to the reporters. He asks: What is happening this week with the deplorable conditions and the failed Trump policies at the border. He should ask: What is happening with the conditions and policies at the border this week.

He should be replaced. I was a regular weekly viewer, but rarely watch anymore.

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PASSPORT programs only accessible by members

New York
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I wrote to ask about PASSPORT programs requiring additional membership fees to be accessible. If this is Public Television -PUBLIC MEANS PUBLIC -accessible to EVERYONE - not just to those paying additional membership fees. Since Public Television receives FEDERAL FUNDING - all programming should be available to everyone - So I have contacted my Congressional Representatives since no one from your group has responded to my previous email. As taxpayers we have already contributed to Public Television & should not be required to pay additional membership fees to access programs. In addition - 5 friends have contacted their Congressional Representatives in regard to this issue. Thank You.

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Equity and fairness (propaganda of the socialist agenda)

Tennessee
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CPB used to complain about the unfairness of funding. Not getting the revenue of advertising, etc. You do NOW. Ads abound. CPB gets federal money, foundational money, memberships/private donations, volunteerism and gifts from volunteers for membership promotions............AND ads. Following all your funding from many and various sources the shows, documentaries, comments are as strick and narrow as can be possible. There are some interesting, informing, and entertaining productions, but overall the agenda and radical left-wing, anti-American video, audio, scripts, intent IS outrageously socialist/anarchist. You deserve no funding from me or millions of others who disagree totally with your direction. It IS literally sickening. Only thing worse is the democrat party. Pure evil, mean, hateful, criminal, treasonous, full of anarchy, up to and including murder.

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the Mueller questioning

California
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Discussions regarding the results of the Mueller questioning of the Russian collusion report seemed to be focusing on moving forward with the impeachment process. Let's face it, Trump deserves to be impeached no more the H Clinton deserved to be penalized. Trump was voted in as the anti-establishment throwback guy who is highly involved in business. He has contacts around the world in high places. If smut lands on his desk, is he to ignore it? Let's move on as it's going nowhere and is sounding highly partisan/biased and the media are pushing the narrative.

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About Your Shows

Oregon
Feedback:

Dear The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting,

I like your shows and your web sites. Hope you're doing well.

Sincerely, Harrison

David Gelles should have asked about marketing

Montana
Feedback:

David Gelles “Corner Office” column interview of Patricia Harrison told of her appreciation for Colin Powell’s way of working with people. I share her view of his leadership style, purposive teamwork. For me, the most important points in Gelles’ piece are the statements about what CPB does and for whom it is important. I live in Montana. Public media are essential to life here, and they are well supported. I am proud of my YPR t-shirt.

Gelles did not ask about marketing. He should have. I loved teaching marketing, researching markets not so much, so I think I see what it is that our public media are selling. Credibility. Every public radio station, every ETV channel, is hustling donations. Hucksters May entertain us but they do not engender trust. It creates jobs for marketing students, yes, but to what end? We do not have the commercial-free programming that Ms. Harrison mentioned.

CPB May protest my complaint that credibility is being sacrificed, that the advertising is essential to solvency, etc. I also listen to BBC and CBC. How do they do it, financially? Gelles failed to ask. How about a comparative documentary? I would watch / listen.

Sincerely yours, Verne W House, Ancient Fan

PBS obsessed with the rich

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I'm sick and tired of PBS thanking the rich and powerful before the viewers like you .That really makes the average American sound like he is a nobody in our society when in reality most of the ideas that the rich and famous were taken from average people that were not obsessed with GREED !!!!! Dave F

Evening news anchors

Indiana
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Why isn't Amna Nawaz appearing anymore? She is very good but appears she's being pushed out when she's clearly one of the best you've ever had! What's going on in your corporation?

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Arthur Children's Program

New Jersey
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Very disappointed with the gay Arthur program. Boycotting the station.

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Morning Edition 6/27/2019

Puerto Rico
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This morning's story "Reporters Tour Texas Holding Facility For Migrant Children" by Joel Rose (hosted by Steve Inskeep), regarding a second tour of the El Paso facility that has recently been under scrutiny contained some completely unacceptable content. My feelings about the way NPR has covered the story aside, there is no place to slyly insert derogatory and completely unfounded slander against the family members of those faithfully following their duty to their country.

Rose: Hull said "[About the allegations] It's hurtful". His "agents are risking their lives, their health and even their marriages in order to do their jobs"

Inskeep: Risking their marriages? Why are they risking their marriages?

Rose: I didn't even get a chance to follow up on that.

Inskeep: Maybe just saying they're very busy, I don't know, or maybe that their spouses disapprove with what's going on...(followed quickly by a transition with no room for comment)

NPR has a right and obligation to look into potential wrongdoing in a situation, but these unfounded (according to Rose's own admission) insinuations that are targeting what apparently are already strained relationships by officers and their spouses is a low blow. This is unacceptable journalism that fails to foster peace and solution-finding, but rather discord and agitation.

I invite and expect professional recourse for Mr. Inskeep and his intolerable insensitivity.

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PBS NewsHour

Delaware
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For the past two plus years I have listened to the PBS NewsHour slander the President of the United States with false allegations of collusion in violation of law with Russia and other alleged crimes, all of which have been proven false. The reporters have been relentlessly vicious in their programming and reporting. They have relied on a slew of lies fed to them by a coalition of Clinton Campaign, Obama Adminstration, British Intelligence, and C.I.A., F.B.I. and Justice Department official at the highest levels who have now been exposed in what appears to be an attempted coup against the President. They have not presented a fair or balanced report of the state of the nation night after night after night. PBS Newshour Directors and Employees have been active participants and accomplices in this slander. I respectfully request that all public funding be withdrawn from this station and its affiliates, an all of its Directors and employees dismissed.

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Arthur cartoon

Alabama
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Dear CPB, We would like to let you know that our family had been a loyal supporter of the Arthur cartoon series because we considered the series to be safe. Every episode portrayed non-political values all children need to be taught, and this track record was admirably maintained for many seasons of the cartoon series, However, when the series released the episode that endorsed the marriage between two men, our family had to consider whether or not other politically-motivated episodes could appear in the future. We want to be able to trust that the programs our children watch are not pushing an agenda. Please consider leaving out the politics and sticking with good values. At the present, our children are no longer allowed to view this program.

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Finding your roots

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Henry Louis gates is becoming increasingly bigoted in his reporting in this show. Also in his part in a civil war documentary. No other views are set forth. A disclaimer should be made that the show reflects only his bigoted or racially ethnic centric views. Thank you

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WHYY Passport

New Jersey
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I have been trying to find an answer to the following question but cannot find it anywhere. How or why is WHYY Passport allowed or legal? Isn't that double billing taxpayers? I would love to have somebody citing a section of public law that allows this type of paid service from PBS. Thank you for your help.

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PBS's current series about the next flu pandemic

Oklahoma
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I am a long-time financial supporter of PBS, and applaud your recent airings on the Newshour about how the public health sector is preparing for the next flu pandemic. As an evolutionary biologist and teacher for thirty years, I was really disappointed that PBS refrained from ever using the important word 'evolution' when trying to explain how the flu virus 'adapts'. Instead, the narrator explained that the viral strains were 'created' by 'mutating, growing, and spreading'. We were told that the virus often 'jumps' from birds to humans, without being told that to do that, some random mutations by chance permit the virus to overcome the challenges for the virus to grow in humans. PBS missed an excellent 'teachable moment' by not explaining that viral genes, are constantly randomly mutating when they reproduce. It's those random changes in their genetic make-up that enable them to evolve so quickly, permitting them to 'jump' from a bird host to a human one, when one or several mutations occur that permit them to overcome the challenges of adapting to a new host. While I was happy to see you use the words 'mutate', and 'adapt', you fell far short of educating the public on how this excellent example of rapid evolutionary change occurs. The more the press explains science the better. But I bet your reporters actually discussed how you could parse the narration so that you wouldn't offend any of your 'creationist' viewers. Shame on you for not being totally transparent that any flu pandemic results from the ability of viruses to rapidly evolve to new environments, which is the same thing that happens to produce antibiotic resistent bacteria. I have come to enjoy and expect excellence from PBS - please do better on your reporting of science! So much of the public depends on your excellent reporting to get it right.

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Disappointment with PBS News Hour

New York
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Please investigate, why is it?!? Channel 13 wants public support! when they so easily Discriminate against People of Color!! in All their Daily broadcasts?!? much in the same way as your paper being unwilling to provide investigative journalists of Color!! to give their unique divers opinions on any topic of Today!! why are all your experts White-looking?!? doesn't your large Well Respected have any Equally Qualified People of Color?!?

Here is the raw truth! I believe the biggest reason for the lack of support for public TV and important shows like the PBS news hour which should realistically be a three hour long show!! Is your consistent discriminatory practices of Denying the equally qualified voices of both men and women who actually look like Dark-skinned Hispanics; African Americans; Authentic Asians; and non-white looking Muslims!! Both equally qualified journalists an equal place at the table!! and totally inclusive to all political discussions!! Especially on your politics Monday show! For our unique diverse perspectives!!! and also as So-called experts from other news organizations like the Times, Washington post, and other respected news media! As well as your choice of experts from around the world, where you can only find some white person!! to interview when people of color!! Actually live there!! and are just as totally qualified in their field of expertise! Be they doctors, lawyers, politicians, government officials, or journalists . Additionally, if your double your contribution was so important to the abundantly-rich corporations? Why are they only offering Chump-change!! Instead of Millions of matching dollars!! That they can easily afford to share as a charitable contribution . Finally, is your Troglodyte bias, and racial prejudice exemplifications to a overwhelmingly white-only perspective of all events! Totally dismissing all the uniquely diverse perspectives and observations of fellow citizens who actually look like us!! Where as “ Leaders make good and/or bad policy! and are judged by both their exemplifications and also by their failure to actively correct wrongs of unacceptable behaviors brought to their attention! immediately!! “ so I believe the main reason so many intelligent, independent-thinking people who might want to support Public TV, are not yet moved to contribute to a network that is totally intolerant and doesn’t Actually Respect or Honestly Value our diverse voices!! In all discussions of issues that are equally important to all our nations citizens!! and Where are our perspectives are totally absent! Including many of your other shows that totally focus on only the white population in our nation!! As if no one else lives within our counter!! and then you wonder why the White supremacy’s are trying to create a Blue-eyed Blond society!! and align with many of the alt-right?!? So where is our Seat at the table?!? Why do you so quickly dismiss our unique and diverse perspectives on your shows and within the general media .

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Amanpour and Company

California
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Ms. Amanpour and her group consistently display profoundly partisan views without granting equal time to opposing views. The discussions are often boring because C.A. Asks leading questions, which really makes her biased perspectives transparent. The program ends up being free advertisement for political partisans usually with a book to promote who are sympathetic to views expressed by Ms. Amanpour. She never or rarely gives equal time to opposing viewpoints and often the "conservatives" she invites on her program have a middle of the road to negative view of the conservative views, such as Kasich. Amanpur's conservatives must have one trait, Hate Trump. I object to my tax dollars going to fund leftist propaganda, night after night. This same complaint goes to other PBS programs such as Open Mind and The PBS Newshour. Amanpour should be cancelled and Newshour should be reconstituted with new and different reporters and managing editor. Stop the nepotism already. (Des Jardin) And the far leftist Alcindor. Woodruff should be retired. Enough of the feminist anti male drum beat. Besides, they are increasingly boring and irrelevant news coverage. You can do better Much better. The exception is Firing Line, where you have a very fair minded Ms. Hoover and staff doing their homework and asking the tough questions.

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Bias attitude

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I and alot of true Americans see your satanic problem, so comments will not help you correct your problem but taking issue on yourselves MIGHT HELP YOU AND YOUR LIBERAL STATE OF MIND. This comment from a 70 year old retired Veteran that does see thru your lies and deceit that you install in other Americans. You show anything as long as the people show you the money and you promote it. I just bet your people that are on your board are very far from being Christians. Do not tell me you are good for family values because I even seen gays,lesbians,dragqueens,transgenders and more junk, FOR OUR CHILDREN,REALLY? If alot of non blinded people had our way CPB WOULD NO LONGER EXIST. But no matter what us GOOD TRUE AMERICANS say nobody will listen and the bad things will continue and satan will rule your lifes

Arthur

Texas
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Children programming is not the place for same sex marriage or sexual preferences. Children should be taught about beliefs and values from parents not TV programs that parents have believed were safe for children. I am adamantly opposed to the same sex marriage on the show Arthur. My grandchildren will not be watching it any more. They all love Arthur and were upset when I said we cannot watch Arthur. Same sex marriage is in direct opposition to the Bible and God's plan of sexuality. I don't want sexual preferences to be put in a program without previous warning so a lasting impression is made on kids.

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Arthur

Alabama
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I regret to inform you that my family and I will no longer view PBS. My young children watch PBS cartoons daily. I am surprised and upset by the lack of judgement in featuring a gay wedding on a cartoon for young children. I hope that you are a little more considerate about what you choose to expose other people’s children to in the future. It was very arrogant and disrespectful for you to decide how this subject should be presented to my kids. Quit trying to indoctrinate children. You have no right.

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Arthur

Michigan
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So when did it become okay to throw a controversial matter down childrens throats?

What if we decided to throw a cross burning episode of arthur in there? Yes, that would be terrible, but since you people tend to associate conservatives with that, I went there.

I'm trying to protect my daughter from that type of crap. Are you going to have an abortion episode next?

Leave cartoons as cartoons. Not your fucking brainwashing propaganda you sick mother fuckers.

Fuck sake, these kids get that shit thrown at them every day, yet they cant tell you the major players of WW2.

Fucking dumb ass canadians.

Quit using MY tax dollars to subsidize this foreign fucking filth.

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Boss: The Black Experience in Business

District Of Columbia
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I watched this documentary. Overall, I would rate it 7 out of 10.

I was very disappointed with the very limited discussion about A. G. Gaston. He was more than what was presented in relation to Martin Luther King, Jr. The documentary should have spent more time on him and the diverse businesses he operated and spent less time on “hip hop.” Black Enterprise Magazine named A. G. Gaston the Black CEO of the Century. But the producers reduced his business acumen to his hotel & paying Martin Luther King Jr’s bail.

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WW2 Army Nurses - Time to honor these brave women!

Pennsylvania
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I would like to tell you about an incredible factual narrative. It is the extraordinary account of a courageous group of women who gave so much in the service of their country at a time when women were not often seen as military heroes. The story of these remarkable women veterans deserves to be told I realize that you receive hundreds if not thousands of requests from people asking for your attention to their stories. I would be so very grateful if you would consider this wonderful true chronicle. Soon after Pearl Harbor, a call went out from all branches of the military for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to enlist and form medical units to be sent overseas and serve in the European and South Pacific Theaters of War. My mother was Captain Ruth Kinzeler of the WW2 4th General Army Hospital (originated and formed at Lakeside Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio - January, 1942). The 4th General Army Hospital was the very first United States Military Medical Unit sent into the South Pacific Theater, stationed first in Melbourne, Australia. Then as the Allies pushed north, they followed, building a tent hospital on an abandoned Japanese air strip in the jungles of New Guinea. Many years later, when Mother had to go into nursing home care, I discovered a journal that she had maintained all through her three and a half years of military service. It was begun on the night of January 20, 1942, the night she and this brave group of nurses boarded the Navel Destroyer – “Thomas H. Barrie” in New York Harbor. They were part of a convoy of seven other naval ships. Their destination was unknown. (One of the ships in their convoy was torpedoed in route!). This was not merely the day to day ponderings of an ordinary diary. It was the first hand account of historical events, professional and career challenges, personal triumphs and struggles. She wrote of her intense homesickness and terrible loneliness, broken (even one tragic) love affairs and friends made and lost. Over the course of the next 3 ½ years, Mother wrote of terrifying times especially as the Allies pushed the Japanese north. Then they (the 4th General Army Hospital) moved up too, setting up tent hospital wards in the jungles of New Guinea. They remember operating while standing in mud up to their knee caps! Mother’s years in military service defined her whole life. Even years later, when Alzheimer’s had ravaged so much of her mind that she no longer knew me or her family, she could remember with crystal clarity incidents and situations from her time as Captain Ruth Kinzeler, United States Army Nurse Corps! I would appreciate anything that you could do to help bring the story of my mother and these brave women Army nurses of the 4th General Army Hospital to light! The story of this "Band of Sisters" is true gold and holds so much promise and potential and will be of interest to many - those who have served our country and those who are serving now. There are numerous reasons this saga will hold significance to many. But foremost and most notible to me is the patriotic fervor of these valiant women who enlisted, without hesitation in the Army Nurse Corps soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Above all else, my ultimate goal is to honor my mother, her nurses and the 4THGeneral Army Hospital. They deserve to be honored and remembered! My heart swells with pride when I think about the dedication and sacrifices these courageous women made in the service of their country. And above all, this story merits telling because their unit, the 4th General Army Hospital was the very first American military medical unit deployed to the South Pacific Theater of the War! I would be so extremely honored to send you this incredible journal for your review. If you would like to read it, I will mail it to you immediately , along with corresponding photos and news articles! What an outstanding outlook and new vision it would be to have a war story recounted through the eyes of an Army Nurse! And what a story it is!!

One that thing I would like to share with you. When the nurses enlisted after Pearl Harbor, they left Terminal Tower in Cleveland by train and went to New York. There, they boarded the Navel Destroyer – Thomas E. Barrie. They sat at anchor in NY Harbor for several days while a convoy of seven Navel destroyers was formed. This was the night she began her journal or as she called it : My little black book. It was her best friend and confident throughout her time over seas. N They had no idea where they were going or what their destination was! To me, this is true courage! Anyway, after she wrote this marvelous journal, with so many experiences, dramas, anecdotes, historical witnessing, when she was discharged, she ended her journal with these simple words: “And now for me, the war is over”. Everyone who has read it, ends up in tears with her parting words! However – it gets better!! A few years later, she apparently picked up her “little black book” again and added one more chapter. This absolutely blew me away!! When I wrote her journal into a manuscript, I used her very last chapter as a preface to her story. Here it is: (THE LAST PAGES OF MOTHER'S WWII JOURNAL): PREFACE: LOOKING BACK AND REMEMBERING THE WAR November 9, 1946 While brushing the molars and inspecting the rather evident crows feet around the eyes, I became somewhat introspective and got to wondering how long I’ll hold together. Isn’t it funny at such a time, one digs up an old incident, brushes the cobwebs off, inspects it thoroughly and perhaps really sees the meaning of that situation for the first time? Or have you never done that? Tonight, I’ve become really acquainted with an incident which occurred almost five years ago. It happened while we were zigzagging across the Pacific on the way to Australia. Hours were of greater length and life seemed no longer measured by time. There was something awe inspiring about the sudden disappearance from the world of the dust of small things, of petty feelings and cares. One had a keen sensation of a lull in ones’ existence with almost nothing to see, or to meet, or to expect. As I told you before, we were never scared for a minute. Although we were on our way to war, it was hard to believe that hate, jealousy and murder were running rampant all over the world. Those rolling waves seemed to wash away so much of the tiredness, the spite, the bitterness. There was a peculiar feeling of being cut off from all lands and all countries and for a while, seeing them all from far off in a perspective of miles and smaller proportions. I know this wasn’t only a personal reaction. Leaning over the rail of the blacked out deck, looking at the stars, so close you could almost reach out and grab a handful. Or watching the phosphorescent glow sparkling in the waves as the ship cut it’s way quietly through the water, we often gathered in groups or just in couples and talked about the past or speculated about the future. It was easy to bare one’s innermost thoughts and ambitions to comparative strangers. A relationship existed which is difficult to describe to a person acquainted only with the reality of everyday life. My favorite companions were the ships’ First Mate and our Catholic Chaplain. They had both traveled over the whole world and were able to analyze this peculiar sensation that I was experiencing for the first time. Listening to Kelly, the ships’ mate, I began to understand why some men choose the sea and become enslaved to it. Often, Kelly and the Padre became so engrossed in swapping yarns about where they had been and the things they had done, that suddenly, one of them would come to with a start and realize that I was there with open ears and mouth shut. (Except for what I hoped was an inaudible gasp). At such times, the Padre would say “Ruthie’s learning about life tonight”. On one such occasion, I flipped back; “I’d say I am! In fact I think I’ll write a book after this little excursion”. The Padre laughed, but I assured him that I was serious about it. Then he became serious and gave me some advice that I stored away but didn’t quite believe. It was this, practically verbatim: “Write a book! No! You have to live before you can do that. Some desires must be realized; some must be left to strive for. You have to experience some disappointment, yes and grief. You must know good people and bad people and have some understanding of why they are that, before you can write anything worthwhile. No, Ruthie, you’re not ready yet!” I must admit that I felt pretty juvenile and over ambitious after that little outburst, but secretly I decided I’d show him! Several times over the next two months, I started stubbornly, to carry out my threat, but it didn’t take long to find out that the Padre was right. Then – too – we got busy with many things and I left the idea to gather cobwebs. That is the incident which I’ve been brushing off tonight and seeing it in it’s true sense at last. The good Father was right. I’m on the other side of the fence now. I think I could qualify. Some desires have been attained; others are still faintly aglow with hope keeping them alive. I’ve experienced joy, grief and bitter disappointment. I’ve known good people and have learned to make excuses for the bad ones. I supposed you realize that I could not chatter on in this manner to anyone but you [my little black book]. There are some who would think that I’ve gone completely balmy, but I feel certain that you understand. At this point, you’ll see that I’m struggling for an outlet for pent up energy. As usual, you’re right. But please give me credit for trying to at least keep up the strength. ONLY THE WEAK GO BACK TO YESTERDAY BUT THERE ARE LOVELY FLOWERS ALONG THE WAY! THE END

I have wonderful corresponding photographs, letters, documents and newspaper and magazine articles to support the saga of the nurses of the 4th General Army Hospital! It is time to honor these brave women! They did so much work that was before their time - setting up tent hospitals in the jungles of New Guinea, dealing with horrific battle injuries of the men that they treated, caring for the nurses evacuated from Bataan, and so much more!! My mother's journal documents their story with incredible truth and integrity! From the first few days of being boarded on to a Naval Destroyer in New York Harbor with their destination being unknown! To spending weeks at sea with little or no water for drinking or bathing! These wonderful women learned and adapted to their situation with patriotic grace and fervor!

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Washington Week

Illinois
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Please consider moving this excellent program to one hour .... a half hour does not do it justice....Costas does a primo job hosting...

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Arthur Children's Cartoon

Ohio
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I would like to express my anger and disappointment that someone thought that it was appropriate to include a same-sex wedding in a CHILDREN'S CARTOON that us geared towards children 4-8 yrs old? This TV show has been permanently canceled in my household and I hope that many more parents, grandparents and instructors follow suit. Totally inappropriate!!!

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Disappointment with "Arthur"

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My family and I have loved to watch the show "Arthur" on PBS, and read the books over and over again. They have been a sure source of laughter and learning for my children, and (I was hoping) my grandchildren. That is why I am so disappointed to see that the first show of the season features beloved Mr. Ratburn getting married to another MAN. I am saddened that PBS Kids would use their children’s network to promote same sex marriage. For you to use this beloved show to glorify the homosexual lifestyle and indoctrinate children is truly upsetting. By airing this subject matter in a children's show, you may think you are advancing a good cause, but really you have just stepped into my area of authority as a parent to bring up my child according to my religious faith and my conservative values. Since CPB is funded by ALL taxpayers, your viewpoint should reflect ALL values, or better yet stay NEUTRAL. CPB continues to veer away from family-friendly entertainment. I hope you will reconsider airing this show in the future, and consider ALL points of view as you develop story lines. Thank you.

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PBS Newshour

California
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As a public broadcasting station, I would have hoped to receive factual, objective news instead of editorials that I see on the PBS Newshour. I find the choice of topics as well as the reporting on those topics to have a blatant liberal bias.

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Mr. Ratburn has a gay wedding

New York
Feedback:

I will be sure to be in contact with my politicians this week to demand any / all funding to public broadcasting be suspended and o longer considered. Promotion of your approved lifestyles and indoctrinating innocent children will not occur with my tax dollars. I will also review any corporate support of your media madness and inform them of withdrawing my support of their products if they continue to sponsor your trash. Bob Hearin and family

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Arthur

North Carolina
Feedback:

I am outraged by the push and propaganda regarding the gay wedding on a CHILDREN'S program!!! Can't children be children and decide for themselves? Why push this agenda?? Outraged!!!

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Arthur

Ohio
Feedback:

I am a long time fan of PBS Children's programming but this season's "Arthur" has gone too far. Using children's programming to promote alternative lifestyles is manipulative and irresponsible on your part. For this reason I will no longer support PBS, CPB or any known affiliates with my finances, and will not purchase or support any merchandising or advertising efforts related to PBS. Your organization touts itself as educational and supportive of families. With education comes a certain responsiblity that this current agenda completely ignores. I may be just one of millions if viewers but I guarantee there are plenty more that share my view. Good bye Arthur, Eastenders, Doc Martin, Celtic Women.

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Arthur

Texas
Feedback:

Hello my name is Natalie and my children have looked forward to our local pbs children’s television shows particularly Arthur. I read that Arthur will be showing gay characters getting married. I am dissatisfied that public television chooses to air such controversial topics with tax payers money. I will not allow my children grandchildren or any children to watch any future Arthur shows. And will find another resource for educational television. Very disappointed.

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Arthur gets married to a male

Illinois
Feedback:

Are you kidding me? You have to inject this whole LGBT into kids cartoons? Heterosexual marriages are still mainstream, not LGBT. It's alternative lifestyle and does not need to be in cartoons. Kids will find out about it soon enough. Let them have a carefree childhood without these heavy topics. PBS has lost my support.

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Arthur

Illinois
Feedback:

I was very saddened to hear that my favorite children's program, Arthur, has a new episode where Mr. Ratburn comes out as gay and marries another man. Why do we feel the need to indoctrinate children at such a young age into the LGTB agenda? I do not understand why we cannot allow our children to grow up & understand sexuality (after they have already gone through puberty themselves) before subjecting them to lifestyle choices they might not understand (nor need to at a young age), some of which may conflict with their families' religious beliefs.

Please do not politicize such a wholesome, non controversial program for young children. I am disappointed that PBS is falling into this trap. Keep children's programing for children. They'll be force-fed this ideology from elsewhere at a later age but many of us parents count on PBS to deliver high quality educational programing with no political agenda. Sincerely, a disappointed mom of 3 Arthur fans/ high school teacher

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Arthur cartoon wedding

North Carolina
Feedback:

I do not want my tax money used to promote same sex marriage. Same sex marriage is wrong and it is not right to put this in cartoons for children.

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arthur

California
Feedback:

You fund Arthur the kids program on pbs. Can we please let kids be kids for a bit longer without indoctrination about gay weddings? Let them decide when they are old enough to understand.

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PBS show Arthur

Arkansas
Feedback:

A recent episode of Arthur on PBS promoted a homosexual wedding of two men. I am 100% opposed to promoting homosexual behavior and normalizing it to children. My grandchildren will no longer be watching. Very poor decision by PBS to broadcast this and cpb to fund it.

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Arthur

Georgia
Feedback:

We're very disappointed in the recent homosexual Arthur episode. To encourage small children to enter an unhealthy lifestyle with the highest suicide rates is irresponsible and evil. We will never watch or donate again, and we will fight taxpayer support and vote for anyone who promises to cut it or eliminate it.

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Passport

Colorado
Feedback:

Since PBS is supported by tax payers why isnt all on demand programs free?

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Sit and Be Fit

April 2019
Feedback:

Hi, I am just calling to tell you that I really am doing some of the exercise programs that are included in the Milwaukee area for the channel that is public TV. I really like Sit and Be Fit, Classical Stretch, and Body Electric and I am hoping that you will continue to support those.

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WUCF TV ORLANDO

Florida
Feedback:

I MAKE THE CASE THAT WUCF IS USING HISTORY TO INCITE A 21ST. CENTURY WAR AND CONTINUED HATED AMONG THE RACES WHITE AND BLACK. AROUND THE CLOCK ALL THE STATION DOES IS AIR STORIES WHERE WHITES DID THIS AND THAT TO BLACKS, KILLED AND MANNED, AND CONTINUE TO INCITE HATRED AND RACISM. THE WAR IS OVER, TIMES HAVE CHANGED IN AMERICA AND THERE IS NO NEED TO CONTINUE TO SPREAD HATRED AND RACISM THAT NO LONGER EXISTS. STOP SHOWING 100 YEAR OLD STORIES OF DESTRUCTION AND START SHOWING HARMONY IN AMERICA.

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PBS News Hour

Massachusetts
Feedback:

My family has been fans of the PBS New Hour for decades. No longer. What was an hour of thoughtful news analysis has devolved into a variety show. The news now takes up about a half of the hour. The remainder is devoted to infotainment in the form of cultural and human interest subjects. We routinely turn it off when the news part finishes. We would argue that a minority of viewers find the cultural and human interest segment appealing. Has PBS done any polling of its viewers on this? The other argument for sticking to what the news hour does best is the desperate need in these politically fraught times for dispassionate evidence based discussions of policies. Surely you cannot argue that the cultural/human interest part is more important. Please reconsider your format before you lose your audience.

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PBS Kids Spotlight

Florida
Feedback:

Why do you not spotlight children like my son. It is always minorities and my white son does not see anybody like him. This is very racist of you.

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un biased news reporting

Louisiana
Feedback:

Although I watch PBS and listen to NPR , and have for the last 50 years, BUT I can not be believe how liberal slanted your coverage is now, if it is not fake news, it is propaganda with the liberal take on every article or news report, it is a tool that does not deserve one red cent from the government or me personally, . Your lack of professional journalistic ethics is more representative of a third world country news reporting . I plan to contact my congressmen to report your total disrespect for half of the citizens ( conservatives) and hopefully we can force you to balance what you call reporting or totally defund and bring you to a balance in your words or KILL you altogether as a network.

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The Dominican Republic

Arizona
Feedback:

Thank you for your contribution to the fake news about how wealthy and rasist are the people of the Dominican Republic. The Dominican community did not belIeve it when Donald Trump stated that you all are fake news..Believe me when I say that we will make sure every hispanic community knows that you are creating false stories to damage the reputation of a small iasland just because you feel like it. Your fake news opinion will help others make decisions about the trust of PBS companies. However, we all know that you soon will disapear because the social media will become the media for information..the hispanic community do not thust you anymore.. RIP, we will boycott Fake PBS

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Antiques Roadshow

March 11, 2019
Feedback:

I live in Florida, 55555 area code, and I always like to look at Antiques Roadshow, and it’s on the schedule, and the local people have taken and put some kind of stupid musical that they like to hear about. I just wanted to let you know, you want money to keep you going, but you take away what we watch. My number is 555-555-5555. I’m very disgusted with your company

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Reception

March 11, 2019
Feedback:

Yes, this is ..., I’ve called about three times regarding KCET, I don’t have cable, but I get it on 46.1, 2, 3 and 4, and I haven’t gotten it for a whole week. I can’t seem to get it in, I don’t know what is wrong, I was wondering if there was something wrong with the station. Anyway, I’m just letting you know, 555-555-5555.

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Programming

February 28, 2019
Feedback:

I’ve been your supporter for many years. One of the reasons why I support your programming is because you have an excellent program like Amy Goodman, which comes at the local primetime, not even primetime but you used to put her on at seven o’clock in the morning, and this morning, this is the last day of February, February 28th, you didn’t put her on. I don’t know what happened to her program, you had the Japanese program on instead of her program. And we had the house hearing on Cohen and Trump go on yesterday. And I’m sure Amy Goodman had lots of things to say about that testimony by Cohen. But the point is, you better not cancel her program, otherwise you will not get support from people like us. We think that Amy Goodman is one of the best programs right now. So please do not cancel, or maybe you can move her to the primetime. Anyway, I want to talk your programming department, but you don’t give out that number. So I’m just leaving a message now.

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PBS NewsHour

February 6, 2019
Feedback:

I’m watching Judy Woodruff’s NewsHour, and I have to tell you, whoever that lady is, Yamiche something rather, who’s doing foreign policy, just really doesn’t make it highly ineffective, talks too fast, impossible for you guys to keep her, and no, hopefully, I’m not a racist.

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PBS NewsHour

January 29, 2019
Feedback:

Hi there, I’m offering some feedback on PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff. I’m an attorney; I probably have a group of ten or twelve of us who are all graduate school professionals who watch PBS NewsHour, not because we like it, but because we love to see what the other side is saying. When I say other side, what I mean is, the just blatant bias of Judy Woodruff, it is just disgusting. I know you like specific examples, and that’s why I’m calling right now. Tonight, January 29th, I just heard Judy Woodruff try to get Susan Collins, senator Susan Collins, four times to say that she would not support Donald Trump in 2020. She kept rewording the question and trying again. This is what she does; she corrals her guests into saying what she wants them to say. That is disgusting. So the reason I’m calling is, when you look at your ratings, your Nielsen ratings or whatever, never assume that people watch you because we follow you. We are all dropouts from both NPR and PBS, who love to watch it and then sit around and laugh over the weekend at the media bias. Thanks so much for listening.

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PBS NewsHour

January 19, 2019
Feedback:

I just listened to Yamiche Alcindor on your NewsHour, and I have to tell you, she is an embarrassment. She does not come off. You’ve got to get somebody else; it’s destroying your credibility. And by the way, I am a supporter of you guys.

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PBS NewsHour

January 11, 2019 from Massachusetts
Feedback:

Hi …, 555-555-5555, calling from the Boston, Massachusetts area, watching PBS NewsHour, enjoy the programming, talking about the Trump, the border wall, the government shutdown. If we could also add into our reporting, just to make it fair and balanced, every government shutdown has been precipitated by someone wanting something. One side holds up another person’s bill or legislation, and if the congressmen want to talk about temper tantrums, look all the way back to Jimmy Carter when the Congress held up, or shut the government down for eleven days for higher wages and leveraging some things with abortion rights. We had another shutdown for Obamacare. It’s the nature of politics; it’s just how politics happens. You put a bill on the floor, we hold it up until you can add some appropriations for us, and if you can add this or that for us into your package, we’ll vote for it, if not, we’re going to hold up your bill, your legislation. It’s the way politics are done; everybody leverages the other person to get what they want, and Trump isn’t the first person to do a shutdown, let’s be fair about how we color this, and what the effects are. I’d like to see that more of that on both sides of PBS. We’ll leave it at that, and I appreciate you letting me leave a comment. Thank you.

Climate Change

January 2, 2019
Feedback:

I just watched part of your Antarctica series on global warming and climate change, and you have no data, nothing. It’s just a farce, come on. If I ever heard of fake news, or BS, you guys make up BS and think people are going to believe it. Wake up.

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Donations

December 31, 2018
Feedback:

I’m calling because I want to donate this evening before the end of the night; I know it’s late, but still I want to donate. And, in doing so, I’ve had difficulty because I’ve filled everything out, and the last page, just before the donation, I have everything in there, and a highlight comes up: “Payment information required,” which I’ve put on there, my card number: “Unknown card type.” And I made sure it said credit debit card. Now why won’t that go through? I keep saying complete your donation, and it says, “Oops, some information is missing.” Well, “Payment information required,” I don’t know what they want. And “Unknown card type,” well, I pressed Visa. I want to get this done tonight. If somebody is there, and probably not, or if somebody is there, I’d like a callback. Thank you. My number is 555-555-5555, and I was a donator last year as well, I don’t know when that expires. Okay, see if you can help me out. Bye-bye.

NewsHour

Virginia
Feedback:

Am I the only one who notices a news bias since the passing of Gwen Ifill? Amna Nawaz & Yamiche Alcindor, primarily, always profusely backed up by Judy Woodruff. A distinctly open-borders (Nawaz) continually depicts illegal immigrants as victims, not job-seekers, and demonizes Border employees as inhuman jailers. Yamiche Alcindor, at a WH press conference, asked the president why he hosted a white nationalist at the WH (based on her Twitter feed from that man who visited the WH in a group many weeks prior), implying the president was a racist. Yamiche editorializes when commenting about the WH as though we need her to explain attitude. I am a Democrat. I don't want the NewsHour to be converted into MSNBC. I tend to not watch NewsHour anymore, after 35+ years. (You have no email for comments?)

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Local Stations

Feedback:

Hi this is … in Los Angeles. 555-555-5555. A couple of comments about your comments line, such. The public broadcasting stations are becoming more like Pacifica Foundations, which has KPFK, and so forth. They’re always selling merchandise. They’re as much a merchandising operation as they are a broadcast operation. It’s not good. And the public broadcasting stations in Los Angeles have not lived up to the promises that they made when they were organized 40-50 years ago. KCET, they answer Community Educational Television, has failed to do that. Also, it has, around fundraising time, endless doctors telling you how to live better, longer, healthier, all of that: diet, exercise, psychology, all kinds of stuff. It’s really embarrassing. The whole concept of giving grants to these people seems questionable to me when they’re not really serving the public interest the way they could. Admittedly, they’re better than commercial television, but not what they could be. They just have not lived up to the standards that we expect. We have a problem in this country with the educational system, and public broadcasting stations could ameliorate that problem, but they don’t. A great many of their programs are nothing but high-class soap operas. Anyway, if someone wants to talk to me more, that’s okay, I’d love to hear from you, if you’ve got other things to do, that’s okay too. I appreciate the work you’re doing, your intentions are great. I think sometimes you fall short, maybe it’s because you don’t have any other alternatives. Anyway, enough from me, goodbye, thanks again.

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Poor reception on Channel 25 WNYE of BBC

New York
Feedback:

Why can't I watch BBC News America at 5:30 pm. Your transmissions are garbled evry night. Good weather bad weather same problem. I am a Spectrum Subscriber?

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Editorial

April 2019
Feedback:

I am a public broadcasting service viewer. I’ve been watching your programs for four months now. I’m disgusted with you people. Put on some American news. We don’t give one crap about what’s going on in other countries. I want to know what’s going in my country. And I’m going to make sure you people, PBS, are off the system forever. I’m reporting it to the President. Goodbye.

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Time’s Up CPB

Oklahoma
Feedback:

CNN is taking a lot of heat for failing to hire people of color in its newsroom and senior leadership positions. What about CPB, an organization that certainly must strive to reflect the diverse public it serves? It is truly disappointing to see CPB hiring and promoting people who do not represent minority populations. Is this a topic for the ombudsperson to address?

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PBS NewsHour

April 2019
Feedback:

Hi I’m watching one of the PBS NewsHour programs and they’re talking about the census. I’m just wondering if we can simplify process as an intelligent race of people who live in this country. Voting rights are for US citizens. If you are a citizen, you have the right to vote. If you are not a citizen, you do not have the right to vote. If you are filling out a census, you’re a citizen, you’re a resident. If you’re here on a visa or some other temporary form of residency… In an age where national security is so intense, don’t we have records of who is in this country, here on a visa, here on a student visa, here on a work visa, or here on asylum or some other immigration step or process? Our immigration bureaus should have all that information. All that information should be known and separate from what is included in the census and the census should be US citizens and those people who are 18 or older or 21 or older.. and who has the voting right is dependent on your age for a US citizen. That’s it. Once you turn 18 you have the right to vote. You’re a US citizen, you have the right to vote. If you’re not a US citizen, you do not have the right to vote. If you’re an illegal immigrant or you’re here illegally under any category, you’re not going to fill out a census and tell people oh by the way I’m here illegal. Illegal anything is still a crime. You’re not going to admit that on a census. I’m here illegally and by the way I live at this address when I’m sleeping on a mattress down in someone’s basement. I’m not sure where the dialogue is going with this but we’ve seem to lost our minds about how we all have complicated this in this country. Anything you can do to uh feedback would be really appreciate.. anything you can do get a different dialogue going on something that comes back to making sense.

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Confusion on Ombudsman page

District Of Columbia
Feedback:

You have a confusing page about the ombudsman, https://www.cpb.org/ombudsman/about

You have a photo of Jan Schaffer but no caption (who IS this lady?), and a link to "Ms. Schaffer's bio," but nothing about her full name. These omissions could be fixed simply by changing the headline to "About CPB's ombudsman, Jan Schaffer."

NPR, March 9, 2019, Scott Simons, host

Maine
Feedback:

Hello, I am writing in regards to Scott Simon's discussion with Susan Davis. The title of the article is "Democrats Face Internal Tensions".

Mr. Simon's words were: "While there is a lot in the Green New Deal that they can make fun of or make issues of when there was talks about getting rid of air travel or things like that...". There is an obvious bias here and because of his position, his voice is influential at a time when our environment is in crisis. This has bothered me strongly enough that I have written to President Trump to suggest that federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting should be discontinued.

I strongly request that this statement be revisited and corrected publicly.

Sincerely, Debra Yates, Brunswick Maine

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casting question

Colorado
Feedback:

Hi! I LOVE all the CPB's kids programs, and wonder how people go about getting connected to your shows as characters, voices, and readers. I live in Colorado Springs, CO.

Thanks for your help, and all the great programs!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Rebecca Potter

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PBS Newshour

Connecticut
Feedback:

Hi. I love the newshour and your excellent hosts. I have a simple request: would you be able to have Yamiche Alsindor (sp?) slow down her speaking and attempt to enunciate more. She's very good and smart but I miss some of what she says, and I don't wear hearing aids! This is not to be negatively critical as I think she has a very excellent future in commentary on television and I value what she has to say. (Please do not post this online. This is for PBS personal interoffice use only.)

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News Programing

Georgia
Feedback:

I have enjoyed your Sunday evening shows like Call the Midwife, Victoria, and Downtonn Abbey for years.Unfortunately, whenever I try to watch ANY of your NEWs Programing, I never make it past a minute before I must turn the channel due to your obvious liberal bias and always ant- Trump. A 10 year old child could see it ,if watching. Have you no journalistic standards anymore? I guess not. April Reed Atlanta, Ga

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Request for Donations!

New York
Feedback:

First, Why is it?? that Newman's Own, or The Syms Foundation or others ever talk about Supporting Diversity?!? nor more importantly offering a Matching challenge of at least $ 1,000,000.00 all year long!! they can afford it! but More Importantly how does your board of directors expect viewers to want to contribute? when our voices and unique perspectives are TOTALLY IGNORED!! and Dismissed?!? for example,

MEDIA DIVERSITY 2019

My Grandmother Always said, “ Everyone wants the Truth!! But is afraid to actually hear what is being told to them! and then analyses what they were told without getting side tracked by the words they were utilizing to express their thoughts! You can give a person powerful knowledge! But you can’t make them actually think!!! Some people are lazy and want to remain fools!! Only because the Truth requires a real effort to choose to change ….. “ So, is it just me?!? or do other independent-Thinking individuals also believe that ‘Power Truly corrupts’!! and the major decision makers in the media, in this day and age! are still behaving like a spoiled, intolerant, racists, Two-year old troglodyte, as they still willfully discriminate against the Over 200 known Superhero’s of color! When green-lighting movies, TV shows/series, actresses/actors, writers, directors, and/or producers! Who support the full inclusion of equal diversity in both Primary/Lead human characters, and Secondary/Side-kick cast members! Where at least both of these groups have 50% human people of color! Instead of this hostile, implicit-biased, absolute, reliance by these white major decision makers, or unimaginative white writers, directors, and producers, that easily green-light productions for the overwhelmingly abundant and totally Generic screen plays/scripts, of generally new and unknown white actor! That in reality could have equally been played by a just as qualified and talented minority and a person of color; in shows like FAM; FBI; Quantico; Blue Bloods; Chicago PD; Taken; Madam Secretary; The Division; Private Eyes; The Resident; etc., just to name a few Generic shows. So where are our unique voices and perspectives .

So Why do they always need to be blue-eyed and blond?!? or for example, with the PBS News Hour, Why do all the so-called ‘Experts’ on any subject need to be White-looking?!? Where are the Equally relevant voices and perspectives of Respected Journalists like, Mrs. Audie Corins, or Mrs. Zerlina Maxwell, to expand the daily PBS News Hour panel to TRULY Include Mrs. Judy Woodworth, Truly Sharing the spotlight!! with an African American, a Dark-skinned Hispanic, an Asian, and someone from the Muslim community!! to offer their Equally Qualified unique Life-experiences Perspective!!! on the News of the Day !! or on the Regular weekly PBS News Hour Political-panel of an African American, a Dark-skinned Hispanic, an Asian, someone from the Muslim community, and a White individual !! to dissect the current Political news and how it Daily AFFECTS our Diverse communities!!!

Why do the major decision makers, always need to be so disrespectful and rely on the ancient and truly outdated 7 to one formula of casting with one bleached token character of color! and basically whitewashing actors to be so white-looking!! In our reality of financially successful Diverse projects such as Black Panther, and Crazy Rich Asians?!? Why does there still need to be this weak-minded, mentally-challenged, behavior of a totally insecure white monopoly?!? Why is it so important for white decision makers to continue to perpetrate the fraud that a white character needs to be the ‘Protector character’; or the ‘Smart/Genius character’; or the ‘white male with the black woman character’; and the many other false stereotypes that they continue to be utilized in movies and TV Shows/Series?!? Please DON’T EVER Get me WRONG!! I have No problem with White people!! My Dissatisfaction is with the TV Networks and Movie studios!! Who keep perpetrating so many stereotype’s! and blatantly continue to ‘White-wash’ characters!! That are Not White-looking . That is what I was trying to express! Since its been well over Forty years!! That all we see are White characters in all these GENERIC stories and sitcoms . Where is all their So-called progressive Inclusive Diversity?!? Its 2019 for God’s sake! Or again, Am I the only person with a pulse?!? To notice. Why can’t these white decision makers just put-on their big girl panties and deal with the True Diversity of our Great nation . I’m sorry! I thought these major decision makers wanted to make a lot of money with high quality scripts staring people of color?? Besides, intelligent, independent-thinking individuals! Would really like to know why they are so hostile .

Where are the known human superhero’s and other human characters who actually look like us?!? Like the 100 known Authentic Carmel-complexioned Hispanic American Superhero’s like; Jessica Cruz and Kyle Rayner Green Lanterns; Living Lightning; Black Tarantula; Spider-Girl; Mike Morales; Firebird; Aquagirl; Hawkgirl; etc., or the 49 known Authentic Carmel-complexioned Asian American Superhero’s like; Jade; Dr. Light; Katana; Lady Shiva; Cassandra Cain; Jubilee; Mantis; Grace Choi etc., or the other 100 plus, known Authentic Black Superhero’s like Kid Quantum; Cyborg; John Steward Green Lantern; Ryder; Frenzy; Trent; Twilight; War Machine; Luke Cage; Deathlok; Patriot; Misty Knight; Blue Marvel; Vixen; Lightning; None of which are seriously being supported, considered, or seemingly being sought after by the majority of intolerant and hostile implicit-biased, unimaginative, myopic white decision makers, producers, writers, directors, who hold the positions responsible for greenlighting and actually producing High Quality works with people of color who actually look like us!!

Its hilarious how in 2019 the major decision makers at Walt Disney Studios; 2900 Alameda Ave; Burbank, California 91505; Mr. Alan F. Horn, President and CEO; or DC Entertainment HQ; NYC headquarters 1700 Broadway; New York, New York 10019; Phone, (212) 636-5400; or Marvel Entertainment, LLC; 135 W. 50th Street; New York, NY 10020; or the many other movie studios and TV Networks, that have come out with advertisements espousing their Greater desire to acknowledge a more inclusive mind-set!! Yet in such a hypercritical behavior!!! of exemplifications in Their new schedules of new shows and movies, which are still exclusively white!!! and absolutely lack any real and tangible inclusive diversity within their primary and secondary cast members!! for Black Americans, Carmel-complexioned Hispanic Americans, or Carmel-complexioned Asian Americans!! That they so steadfastly espouse!!! Wonder how many letters and E-mails they would get? If like-minded individuals took the time to also ask! Why we don’t see ourselves in any movies, tv series/shows, or reflect our unique perspectives?!? So is it just me? Who wants full inclusion and Fair Equality of Diversity in all the media for my family, and Future Generations of fellow citizens . I'm just saying, I wish the PBS News Hour was Three hours each day!! its the Most Trusted!! for REAL News!! even though they still Fail to IMMEDIATELY Correct anyone who Misstates or Flat-out LIES!! during the newscast .

Brooks and Shields

California
Feedback:

Brooks is grand but Shields needs to retire. There must be some younger journalist, male or female, to effectively share the Friday time slot with Brooks. (I have no préjudice against older people. I am an older person myself.) I have long found Shields uninteresting, unconvincing, and boring. Please Explain why Mark Shields continues on this PBS program. Elizabeth

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roots

New Jersey
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No idea what has happened to PBS and your programming. Shows are cheaper looking and nothing more than reality shows. Regarding finding your roots... Why would I care about famous people relatives? To me, they receive another undeserved perk for doing NOTHING except being famous. One last question, how many productions are being done to show the war crimes and apartheid being practiced by Israel? Terri Gross, are you listening? I'm disgusted and my contributions are over.

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FINDING YOUR ROOTS

New York
Feedback:

EXCELLENT SHOW...LOVE IT! HENRY LOUIS GATES IS WONDERFUL. WISH I WERE IN SHOW BUSINESS TO HAVE MY ANCESTORS RESEARCHED! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ON THE SHOW!

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Elham Omar program

Virginia
Feedback:

you really dissapointed me and your integrity in your two reports aired on elham omar the congresswomen from minnesota. i de mand National Public Radio that we want full, accurate news reports, not slanted, prejudicial programs.

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Your biased "reporting"

Ohio
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I find your obvious liberal bias absolutely repulsive. Why can't you just report the facts and let the people who pay for public broadcasting make up their own mind. Amanapour, Frontline, in fact all of your "news" reports make me want to barf! I will never send funds and will discourage anyone I speak with from sending funds. The sooner this disgrace is off the air the better.

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NOVA

Louisiana
Feedback:

Evolution can be disproved. Please research the truth of life being created by our Creator. Genes are programmed which requires a intelligent Programmer! There are many sources to prove creation. An example of programming is the “master eye gene”.

INDEPENDENT LENS - "THE KING"

New York
Feedback:

PBS' AIRING OF INDEPENDENT LENS "THE KING" WAS CRUDELY AND BADLY DONE. IT WAS USED TO SHOWCASE SOCIALIST AND MARXIST VIEWS OF A LIBERAL MINORITY. IT DENIGRATED A GOOD ENTERTAINER. I DECRY THE ATTEMPT TO HIGHJACK AN AUDIENCE BY LIES THAT IT WOULD BE ABOUT ELVIS' CAR GOING CROSS-COUNTRY. INSTEAD. HIS STORY WAS USED AS A FOIL FOR REPORTED BLACK COMMUNIST VAN JONES TO SPREAD RACIST NONSENSE ABOUT A DEAD MAN! THIS WAS LOW, EGREGIOUS, SOCIALIST B.S.

IF PBS IS WORKING TO INDOCTRINATE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC INTO UN-AMERICAN SOCIALISM, THEY MUST DO IT WITH NON-PUBLIC FUNDS ON NON-PUBLIC MEDIA. I WILL OPPOSE THEIR USE OF THE PUBLIC TV SPECTRUM. I FEEL THAT PBS OWES A MAJOR APOLOGY TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, AN IMMEDIATE CANCELLATION OF THE RADICAL INDEPENDENT LENS AND MARXIST TRASH LIKE IT, AND A SOLEMN PROMISE TO NEVER AGAIN ENGAGE IN SOCIALIST INDOCTRINATION WITH PUBLICLY FUNDED MEANS.

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Amanpour & Company

Oregon
Feedback:

I can only acknowledge I worked PBS interviewing in Seattle. This is the 2nd night she interviewed Paul Simon! WHY? Paul Simon is the worse musician and not articulate, etc. He was acceptable with a partner but now. WHY IS SHE INTERVIEWING A TOTAL LOSS - had she no musical intelect, no knowledge in music at all? What an idiot she interviewed AND WHY??? The following interview with Ahanad Giridharadas said exactly what is deteriorating completely in PBS, media, news, etc. Charlie Rose brilliant, personal interviewing so intelligent with depth, kindness, ability to get THE PERSON, with people we appreciate and learn in a beautiful way what he was obtaining in truth and his dignified presentation and love. -WHERE IS IT WITH AMANPOUR & WHY IS SHE EVEN ACCEPTED AND ALLOWED TO BRING IN TRASH??? Judith Van Dyke 503-222-0753.

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NPR

Colorado
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I want to make a complaint about NPR receiving Federal money. NPR is blatantly leftist and anti-trump. They constantly bash the President of the United States. During the Presidential oval office address on 1/8/2019 they prior to him speaking were already bashing what he might say, then during the President speaking they played other audio covering up what he said, and after the speech they again bashed the President for his lies! I would not be so concerned about their extreme leftist programming except for the fact that my tax dollars are going to promote their propaganda machine. Here is a list of what I have listened to them report on in the last month:

1. Pro abortion rights 2. pro immigration and no wall 3. pro democrat anti republican 4. pro Gay rights 5. pro migrant

and the list goes on and on!!!! This is clearly NOT balanced programming!!!!

Thank you!

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advertising

Washington
Feedback:

When PBS came to be in my youth it was touted as being commercial free. Over the years that has changed. Now you have lengthy commercials because of donations made by private corporations. Why should they be allowed to violate your founding ideals? At the most they should just get a line mention like the foundations get. How much would I have to "donate" to allow me a lengthy add telling everyone how great I am? That is why I don't donate. Remove the adds and will donate.

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Showing of 'Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution' for a Black History Month Event

Michigan
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Hello,

I am contacting you on behalf of GSBES (the Graduate Society of Black Engineers and Scientists) at the University of Michigan. We are interested in showing one of the films that your represent (Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution’) to our group in honor of Black History Month. Would it be possible to get your permission for this?

Our group would have a maximum of 20 students at the showing.

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Quality of presenters on PBS News Hour

Colorado
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I wish Judy Woodruff would tutor her female presenters on how to present the news. They talk too fast. Yamiche Alcindor is the worst. Although she may be an excellent reporter, she is like a faucet. Turn her on and the words just gush out. Amna Navaz is better but soon she too is talking a mile a minute. I love Lisa DesJardin but wish she would slow down so I don't miss any of her reporting. Judy has such an excellent voice and paced presentation, she is a great example for these young women if they just had some instruction. We watch PBS news every night for its balanced reporting.

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Government shutdown

New York
Feedback:

When interviewing congressmen from both sides of the aisle, the following point should be made. You are the only ones with the power to solve the immigration problem yet you continue to collect your compensation when no progress is being made. TSA and other federal employees are denied their salaries even though they have no power to solve the current problem. It would make more sense to penalize congress who is not doing their job.

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About Your Shows

Oregon
Feedback:

Dear The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting,

I like your shows and your web sites. Hope you're doing well.

Sincerely, Harrison

Lost faith in CPB

Hawaii
Feedback:

I am a middle to left leaning professor of social science. In former years I enjoyed and supported public broadcasting, tuning to it almost exclusively wherever I was.

Those days are now over.

While I would like to enjoy mature, thoughtful broadcast journalism that is free from commercial control, the heavy-handed material being produced by today's CPB has become unendurable.

Even the most cursory sampling of current CPB broadcasting unmistakably demonstrates an unrelenting, ideologically-driven campaign of anti-religious, anti-rightwing sociopolitical diatribe bathed alternately in contrived outrage, strategic suspicion, character defamation and arrogant "good ol' boy" self-congratulation.

Such deeply biased "journalism" not only is offensive to reason, it's destructive to our social fabric, distortive to today's much needed social dialog and frankly, embarrassing to those of us who have in former times espoused support for public broadcasting as a balancing social agent.

With fond memories of past times together, I must wish you well and bid CPB adieu, -aa

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Brooks and Shields

Arizona
Feedback:

Please stop portraying Brooks and Shields as the “point-counterpoint” highlight of the News Hour. Nothing could be further from the truth.

We all know that both of these men are liberal to the core and it is simply insulting to suggest otherwise.

As long as David Brook’s paychecks are written from the account of The New York Times, Brooks will remain on the safe side and tailor his comments to align with those of his employer, the most liberal newspaper in the USA. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out this calculus.

Mark Shields fairly bubbles over with anti-conservative venom to the point that he is often reduced to babbling incoherently. I feel downright sorry for the old guy when he goes into his aba-daba mode of expressing his untethered, vitriolic hatred of Donald Trump.

If you really care about presenting opposing arguments and analysis of the news, at least replace Brooks with a well spoken and knowledgeable Conservative such as Newt Gingrich.

Until you do that, this segment of the News Hour will remain a sham.

Please do not respond with a comment about how popular the Brooks-Shields segment is with viewers. It is no secret that the majority of viewers are likely to be left leaning and enjoy hearing their own views confirmed!

Thank you,

James Haines

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The Collection

Florida
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This program will be your next Dowwntown Abbey. Beautifully scriptive. Show the world of fashion, not just murder and mayhem, but the art of beautiful clothing introduced to the world. Please reconsider returning The Collection had it going on toward excellence. Thank you for hearing me out. If I can be of any help, let me know. I love yall. I been a fan for over thirty five years from Dade county to Seminole county. Thanks

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Children of the Night-1989-Documentary by Ray Telles

Alabama
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I have been looking for this either on VHS or DVD and I cannot find it! I Loved this Documentary and I still love it! I tried calling PBS for it and learned it was sold to someone. What a shame because it was a part of a Frontline Documentary series! I feel it should be found and maybe more copies could be made of it! This Documentary really kept me glued to the TV the whole time I watched it. Please Help to get it finally put on DVD and give it the attention it really deserves! Thank You Kay Stone 256-859-3457

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Social Media

Washington
Feedback:

Everyone now knows that a public alternative to Facebook and Twitter is needed. We rely on these services for the value they add, but their business model - making money by harvesting our personal information and connections for commercial gain - is unacceptable. What will it take to create a National Public Internet to provide a public alternative? Is this discussion occurring within the CPB, and if not, why not?

HAPPY YOGA

New York
Feedback:

This program airs on WNE-TV on Saturday and Sunday at 6:00 am on WNYE-TV in New York City. I bookmark it because it is effective. For some reason it does not appear on the Spectrum schedule after January 5 and I was unable to bookmark it for January 6. This is unacceptable. Please restore it to the schedule as it is the most efficacious of all the shows of its type. Thank you.

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San Diego KPBS

California
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Hello,

I have been a VERY LONG TERM SUPPORTER of KPBS. I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat, and as an Independent, I have always enjoyed KPBS and NPR news stories as well as educational coverage.

However, since Trump has taken office, KPBS has fully abandoned it very mission to provide NON POLITICALLY motivated news to the community. I am VERY OFFENDED by KPBS's recent decision to fully tilt EVERY SINGLE NEWS STORY towards being Trumps fault. I did not vote for Trump, I do not support his ideas, but it is ABSOLUTELY statistically improbable to have EVERY SINGLE NEWS STORY be Trumps fault. This has ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED my belief in KPBS as an important news outlet, one which I have financially supported and which I have touted to friends as being very important for our community.

The RELENTLESS attacks against the Trump administration and Republicans is OFFENSIVE. I now doubt EVERY SINGLE NEWS STORY which comes from KPBS because it is %100 clear that KPBS has absolutely decided to push the Democratic Political Agenda. This has POISONED KPBS's WELL and by default, KPBS's credability!!!

IT is %100 clear KPBS is poisoned because of the repeated twisting of words, use of comments out of context, constant insinuations, devious introduction of feeling based commentary, and flat out FALSE quotes/lies which are presented to the public repeatedly through out every single day. The news that comes through the radio is very important to the community, but when KPBS decides to specifically push Democratic Political Agenda, it destroy's KPBS's reputation of being impartial and provides Trump validation for his efforts in cutting off your funding.

Why can't KPBS take the high road as it has done so many times in the past? Instead KPBS has taken the Republican's bait and fully jumped off the cliff. KPBS has a FUNDAMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY to remain impartial, by ignoring that responsibility, KPBS has become FULLY IRRESPONSIBLE. The term "FAKE NEWS" is being legitimized one tilted story at a time. Trumps claim that media is unfair is being validated because of KPBS's childish response to his claims. KPBS is fueling the fire between Democrats and Republicans by choosing a side, and is just as responsible for politically motivated attacks/terrorism as Trumps "rhetoric". How does KPBS not realize their news stories are "rhetoric" also?

Knock it off, people are not that stupid and they hear the political junk which KPBS is pushing to San Diego. Take the high road and stop wallowing in the mud with a pig like Trump. You are systematically proving him correct by allowing democrats to run the show.

Dan Dunifer 619-733-3925

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Finding Your Roots Gloria Steinem Playboy

Arizona
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On November 10, 2018, I started watching the episode of FYR with Neil Patrick Harris and Gloria Steinem. I was particularly interested in Steinem as I am a 68 year old woman who came of age in the Sixties and Seventies.

When I heard Steinem state that part of her "interview" process to work as a Playboy Bunny included an "internal gynecological exam," I reflexively shouted "Bullshit" at the TV screen.

I worked as a bunny at Playboy from 1971-1972. My interview consisted exclusively and entirely of smiling a lot and reviewing my food service experience with the "Bunny Mother." I don't remember whether I ever interviewed with anyone else -- probably not, given the absence of memory of it. It is unbelievable to me that Steinem or anyone would submit to such an invasive procedure to obtain a job, even in the 1970's. Unbelieveable.

At NO TIME during my employment with Playboy was I sexually harrassed by anyone, neither staff nor guests.

At the time, 1971, well-paying jobs for female college students were nearly non-existent. I chose Playboy on the recommendation of someone who worked there. It was hard work, but I was safe from the sexual harrassment by customers and staff that I had endured at previous food service positions.

Although today I am an adamant opponent of the objectification of women by anyone, male or female, I also strongly oppose sensationalized, highly questionable statements like Ms. Steinem's regarding her interview with Playboy.

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Pubs news hour

Texas
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All things aired on pubs channel 16-2 in corpus Cristi tx. Are horrible. The jobs news hour and Washington week are bias. And mostly based on feminism. I am a make. I disagree. I hate Judy Wodrige. She is a racist. She hates all men. The pubs news sucks and is bias against all who are not feminatzies.

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IT Organizational Chart Records Request

Washington
Feedback:

To Whom It May Concern: Under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, I am requesting copies of the following information:

The Organizational Charts for the Chief Information Officer of Corporation for Public Broadcasting- something that includes the names and titles/departments of the people who report to the Chief Information Officer of Corporation for Public Broadcasting. I would also ask that this Organizational Chart contain the direct reports of the people reporting to the Chief Information Officer. Also, contact information on the people listed in the above organizational charts to include: Business Address, Direct Business Telephone Number, and Business Email Address would be greatly appreciated. I am requesting this information for commercial purposes and I am willing to pay up to a $15 fee to receive this information. Please contact me if the fee for this request is greater than $15. I hope the request is thorough/clear enough. If you have any questions about this request, feel free to contact me using my information below. The requested information can be submitted either through email, fax, or mailed hard-copy, whichever allows me to receive the information as soon as possible. Kim Warren Fax: 614-573-6377 805 S Broadway 9th Floor Vancouver, WA 98660

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PBS Newshour

North Dakota
Feedback:

DEAR JUDY WOODRUFF I want to compliment you and the rest of the PBS Newshour staff on your excellent and measured response and reporting in the worst political scene in my living memory (I am 76 yrs old and a PBS Newshour groupie since the 1970s!) Forgive me if I am murdering the spelling of both YOUR name and that of Yamiche Alcindor, but I want to deeply compliment her on both her calm demeanor and her persistence when she questioned DJ Trump (I refuse to call him President) about his affinity for the white racism movement aka "white nationalism". and I really appreciated that you (Judy) stood up for her in the interview with the trump spokeswoman, KellyAnn, HATS OFF TO YOU BOTH, and all your other great staff, hang in there!! MARIE HOFF, BISMARCK, ND

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Public Media Employment opportunities website is broken

Massachusetts
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Your webpage: https://www.cpb.org/jobline/results.php?page=1 is broken. It will only list the first page of opportunities and despite showing several more page links, clicking on any of those links just refreshes the first page. This has been broken for more than a year, and previous emails to you have not shown any progress. Hope you can fix it.

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Disappointing Interview of Physics Nobel laureate Dr. Strickland

New York
Feedback:

My wife and i are both scientists. We were both very disappointed by this interview as it was nearly entirely focused on the fact that the Nobel laureate is a woman and very little on what she had done to earn this honorific - my wife described it as a fluff piece. I realize her accomplishment as a woman is worthy of discussion but it demeans her accomplishments to make it almost entirely about her gender. I would much have preferred the primary focus to have been on what she did and to have a thoughtful discussion by someone who had some understanding of science - this interview was beneath the usually high standards of the station and this interviewer

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Trump's showdown

New York
Feedback:

I received and forwarded to m friends and family your announcement, and the following is y reaction

Dear PBS, dear Frontline! 

I sent your announcement to several of my frieds, and am sending this letter to the same people.

Yur program was a masterful hatchet job, the best I have seen in my 87 years. and it came just weeks before the election.

As a taxpayer I will write to my Congressman and all the people I know objecting to give pulic funds to a partisan business like  the CPB and its affiliates to produce and dissemnate biased program, attacking the elected president.

Dr Sandor Balogh, Prof. emeritus

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Tonight on FRONTLINE, our new season begins.

Don’t miss Trump's Showdown — a two-hour documentary that methodically reveals how an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has grown to threaten Donald Trump’s presidency. 

From filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team, Trump’s Showdown goes behind the headlines that have dominated the news for months — taking you inside President Trump’s unprecedented war with the special counsel, the FBI and even his own attorney general. Tracing key moments in the ongoing battle, the film is a must-watch look at a political struggle of historic proportions — and what’s at stake.

Premiering tonight a special time, 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST, Trump’s Showdown draws on more than 60 in-depth interviews with former heads of U.S. intelligence agencies, Trump insiders, attorneys, authors and journalists. You’ll be able to explore many of those interviews online tonight, when we also publish the latest installment of our FRONTLINE Transparency Project: an interactive version of the film that allows users to see quotes from interview subjects in their original context.

The Baltimore Sun says Trump’s Showdown “is as good as long-form, non-fiction television gets,” and The Globe and Mail praises the way the documentary “brings coherence to an incoherent narrative.”  

Trump’s Showdown premieres tonight at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST on PBS stations (check your local listings) and online at pbs.org/frontline.

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PBS Newshour

August 8, 2018
Feedback:

My name is Bishop. I’m calling from Virginia Beach, VA. My local PBS station is WHRO channel 15. This is a message for Judy Woodruff. Judy, you hypocrite heretic, why don’t you interview Judge Jeannie Pirro, author of Liars, Speakers, and Liberals or Gregg Jarrett, author of The Russian Hoax on your program? You gave Michael Wolff an extended interview and you concluded saying that it was an “interesting book.” You represent the worst of America. You’re not public television you’re progressive television. You’re so pathetic you use the tax dollars of Trump supporters to keep you in your jobs. How pathetic is that, Miss Woodruff. You’re intellectual, immoral trash.  So why don’t you interview those two people? They are the number one and number two books on the New York Times bestseller’s list. Why don’t you interview them, Judy? What are you afraid of? You hypocritical fraud. I suspect this comment is reviewed by your little snowflake, left-wing, progressive interns who erase everything they don’t like. I listened to PBS for forty years and you’re a disgrace to PBS. You’re not public television. You only represent a narrow slice of the public, which is your left-wing followers. Half the country voted for Donald Trump. You don’t represent us. You’re not public television. You’re a disgrace.

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Fairness

New York
Feedback:

I have been a listener for many years. Mostly the BBC and classical music. I find the "news" programming to be very one sided (leftist.) A couple of days ago I listened to a commentator on WSHU bash President Trump and Republicans. If you want to be fair to both sides (hopefully), you will balance commentary and report the good that is happening in government along with what you view as bad.

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NPR

North Carolina
Feedback:

I have been listening to NPR for 25 years, but over the past couple of years, it is so skewed towards political topics and the topics are overwhelmingly skewed toward the democratic party that I can no longer support NPR. I don't understand why CPB doesn't demand some type of equality in the reporting of a publicly supported medium such as NPR. Can you help me understand this?

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1983 I'll Fly Away A Gospel Celebration

Kansas
Feedback:

Good Evening, I am writing to ask if your company has a tv program called I'll Fly Away A Gospel Celebration from the year of 1983 with the host of Rev. Al Green. If so, could it be possible to please upload the program to www.youtube.com ? Thank you so much for your time.

Montel Ratliff

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Searching for- Making Scense of the Sixties series

Maryland
Feedback:

I’m looking for a series that broadcast in the early nineties maybe. It’s called, Making Sense of the Sixties. I haven’t had much success locating this documentary so far. Your help and any information is greatly appreciated. Best Regards, Joel

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About Your Shows

Oregon
Feedback:

Dear The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting,

I like your shows and your web sites. Hope you're doing well.

Sincerely, Harrison

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PBS Newshour

Illinois
Feedback:

I enjoyed the discussion on Nike's advertisement with John Feinstein on Tuesday, 4 September. However, I am somewhat confused regarding Colin Kapernacks ability to obtain a contract with an NFL team. I have read in a number of papers that John Elway of the Denver Broncos discussed a contract with his team that Colin Kapernack trurned down. I would have liked the interviewer to have brought this issue up with John Feinstein to either deny that this contract was ever offered to Colin or explain why he did not accept it.

Regards, Chester Reft

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Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon
Feedback:

While this is an interesting project, I feel it should be pointed out that many students will move out of the region between kindergarten and senior year. I'm a data analyst for Portland Public Schools. According to our records, of the kindergarten class of 2005-06, under 50% were still enrolled with the district by their projected senior year of 2017-18. Almost half of that senior class had moved into the district after kindergarten: there was some net loss. Even more striking, the number of students who moved into the district after kindergarten and then left before senior year was larger than either of the above groups.

Too often, in doing longitudinal analysis, we filter mobile students out of the data because they don't fit the question we're trying to ask. When that results in filtering out 3/4 of the available students, it should suggest we're asking the wrong questions. Mobility needs to be part of the story, not dismissed as an error.

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Arampour

Feedback:

Why Has Christiana Arampour's program been relocated to 12:00 midnight?

It might as well be taken off the air. if it is to be broadcast at such an unfavourable time.

What were the criteria used in making this regrettable programming decision?

Do most of PBS' audience have more interest in Nikon news of the far east than what is happening in their own country?

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Sit and Be Fit

Florida
Feedback:

I would like to know if you carry 'Sit and Be Fit' on one of your WEFS channels. If so, what time is it on?

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Education Week 8/28 on-air correspondent

Kansas
Feedback:

The on-air correspondent for 8/28/2018 piece on the 4-day school week. is a story-whisperer. You should let her write, but not narrate pieces. I'd use her name but she speaks so softly that all of us in the room -- young and old -- missed it. Someone needs to teach her to project before letting her talk on-air. Thanks for your consideration.

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About Your Shows

Oregon
Feedback:

Dear The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting,

I like your shows and your web sites. Hope you're doing well.

Sincerely, Harrison

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Sustainability programme about a number of African farmer tribes.

Washington
Feedback:

KWSU aired a documentary Friday August 3rd. sometime between10:00pm and midnight. There were a goodly number of different tribes featured. They all lived in an area of approximately 300 square kilometers somewhere in Africa. They also had a plethora of crops / seeds at their disposal. Longevity appeared to be common, too ... thanks, hal

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Why I will be contacting my Congressman to STOP funding public broadcasting

Minnesota
Feedback:

I will be contacting my Congressman and asking him to put a STOP to my tax payer money to support public broadcasting. My reason is simple. Your programing is WAY to bias towards liberal political causes with only the occasional (token) conservative viewpoint. I had hoped you would have changed when our President was looking to cut your funding. Clearly, this did not happen as your liberalism is alive and well. I would love to support some of your programming but I cannot because of you political views.

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Interview with Trump fired WH

Texas
Feedback:

My favorite unbiased news source Nightly News with Judy Woodruff was difficult and frustrating to watch this evening August 13, 2018. I want you to know I just had to and did change the channel. Ms Woodruff interviewed the WH aide fired last yea.......THAT woman who was walking the halls of a traditional monument to democracy with no credentials, no education to political course, she was given a voice to her book that I would encourage a burn ban on. Her opinions should not have been given time on one of the few news shows left, due in part, because she is UNQUALIFIED! She and her book should not have been given credence to truth or newsworthiness. I hope the editors and producers will think twice about asking some of these unqualified WH cranksters to be on Nightly News. I hope the FBI, CIA and Secret Service find charges to arrest her for taping in a secure area-tell me when that happens! This woman is a charlatan, bad risk, and gold digger! To me it would be as bad as asking that Ted Nugent if our strategy in Iraq is good! Don’t ask and don’t try to make me think they are newsworthy, hmmmph I’m still upset! And believe I am not a Trumpie Bear fan either but this is just crazy!

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Transparency - Publication of Corporate Sponsors/Underwriters and Contributionss

California
Feedback:

I have tried the Ombudsman route and performed as much research online as I could to determine NPR's Corporate sponsors/Underwriters and how much the biggest contributors are donating. This is absolutely key to assessing integrity and transparency. Looks like NPR had previously published this information, but had ended that practice some years ago. Why would that valuable source of information not be made available to Listeners/Supporters of NPR?

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Washington Week is declining in quality

California
Feedback:

I have always loved Washington Week for the journalists' knowledge and take on issues, but the tone is changing under Robert Costa. It's becoming more CNN like - ugh. No glee, please, when reporting on Trump's latest outrage. Many of the contributors are fine on this, but some of the new ones are not.

Also, are you not keeping ANY continuity? The music is completely different after all these years, not just updated? I think it's a mistake.

I hope you take better care of this treasure of a program.

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newshour

California
Feedback:

W H Y do you people continue to cover the moron trump

YOU HAVE CREATED THAT IDIOT BY COVERING HIM

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Over the air PBS broadcast

Vermont
Feedback:

I am writing this Email with hopes that it is going to the right people. I am writing to say that I and many other people are very disappointed with PBS in our area which is , Springfield Vermont area and much of New Hampshire . The problem is with the over the air broadcast . A few weeks ago we got a message on VPBS TV saying that on a certain date we would have to rescan our TV because there were going to be changes in over the air programing. When the date came we could not get the major news station and several of the other stations were also gone . A few of us went and bought new antennas thinking that was the problem only to find out through the local news paper that VPBS sold the broadcast antenna and the broadcast frequency for 65 million dollars , leaving hundreds of us without any major network station which many of us relied on for our news , weather and a few shows to watch during the week . When VPBS was contacted about this we received an email saying "sorry we will be more transparent in the future or for us to get cable to watch PBS. We can not get NHPBS OR VPBS over the air stations anymore. We feel since many of us gave donations to PBS and our federal funding go to help support PBS stations we deserve better than this. Somebody made 65 million that should be used for PBS. Some of the people I spoke with are contemplating contacting their State reps about any more funding going to PBS. We can't seem to get anywhere contacting VPBS OR NHPBS so I decided to start with you to give our feedback. Thank you for your time. Peter Baker

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NOVA

Pennsylvania
Feedback:

I am looking for the film documenting magician James Randi exposing faith healer Peter Popoff which was aired live on the Jonny Carson Show in 1987. Where is that film and how can it be viewed? I believe the original material of the Carson Show appeared in a documentary published by NOVA / CPB. Please help.

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donation solicitation

Oregon
Feedback:

I've been looking for the regulations around they types of solicitation that are allowed for donations and have been unable to find through guidelines. Is that something that is available for review? I ask because the letters I have received from OPB are styled to look like passed due bills/collection letters. That behavior seems like a predatory tactic and is the reason I will never donate to OPB or CPB derivative again. If you want to ask for a "subscription" or say there is a regular subscription rate be a for profit company and stop accepting money from the federal government; if you want to ask for donations make it clear and don't try to deceive the public.

you also don't say what you are going to do with my email address on this page if i put one in so i assume you will be monetizing and I'd rather not.

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Capitol Fourth

Idaho
Feedback:

Wow! What a rousing show. You sure covered all the bases, from Jimmy Buffet, the Beach Boys and the Temptations to Luke Combs, CeCe Winans, Joshua Bell and Renee Fleming and more. Made me proud to be an American and forget for a moment how polarized our nation has become. Keep up the good work. Capitol Fourth is always one of our most anticipated, must-see shows of the year. Thank you!!!!! Robert & Brenda Atkinson

Capitol Fourth Concert

Virginia
Feedback:

Outstanding!!! The Best one ever!!! Well done !!!

Capital Fourth Concert and People with Disabilities

Maryland
Feedback:

Dear CPB,

I am a proud volunteer for MPT and live in Columbia, Maryland. I went to the capital fourth rehearsal concert on July 3rth and encountered issued about access for people with disabilities. I do not know who this comment should go to but I feel that my family with disabilities were not treated with respect and dignity. Perhaps the statement on the capital fourth website should be modified. Could you please forward this to the appropriate department? Many thanks. Dear National Park Service, My daughter and I, along with both my handicapped 78-year-old mother and disabled 57-year-old sister visited the west lawn of the Capitol on July 3rd for the fourth of July Rehearsal Concert. Around 7:05 p.m. We entered through the gate with the intention of heading toward the "Handicapped Section" which turned out to be on the opposite side. We asked a volunteer for assistance to get to the other side since my mom could not walk that far on her cane. A short time later Ranger Fox came and spoke to us where we asked her for assistance. She left and came back 10 minutes later to which she replied that she was looking into it. The 2nd time she returned and said there was no way to get there but my mom would have to walk 1/2 a mile to the other side. Mind you a clear path was never shown to us as it seemed the Ranger was eager to rid herself of the situation. She also stated that there were no wheelchairs nor anyone who would ride my mom there. Another 10 minutes passed, Later I saw Ms. Fox and asked for an ice pack for my Mom as she stood in close to 90-degree weather, but this time 2 members of the Fire department came and tried to take my mother to the hospital. My mother declined because she was not sick and clarified her request for assistance to get to the handicapped section. While I was consulting with a very kind DC police officer Chief Ranger Allen approached us and stated to the police officer, "Did my Ranger hand off that issue to you..." The police officer responded to Ranger Allen while I stood there aghast at his rudeness and complete lack of compassion. I then respectfully asked Ranger Allen why the statement on the website contradicts the assistance that we received, (from http://www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth/about/faqs/). “How does the concert accommodate guests with disabilities? There are two designated viewing areas for guests with disabilities that include a monitor with closed captioning for the hearing impaired. After you arrive at the grounds of the Capitol, let a park ranger or an event staff member in a yellow shirt know you need access to this area and they will be able to direct you.”

Ranger Allen replied, in an agitated tone "We can't do everything". At that point I backed away as I was done with his aggressive, blasé attitude, and total lack of compassion. Surely your staff is trained to handle these situations in a professional manner. How did a simple request for assistance turn into something completely unwarranted? I felt embarrassed and my mother was extremely disappointed. Even though we were not told how to get to the handicapped section, we still don’t know where it was, by the rangers we ended up sitting on the grass close to the gate where we entered. Although this put a damper on the evening we managed to enjoy the concert something that we originally set out to do. In the future I will think twice before asking for help. Handicapped people do not want to sit at home and have a right to common decency as well as an opportunity to visit the Nation's parks. We are American taxpayers who have worked for many years making positive contributions to society and I hoped that vacationing in the District of Columbia was a good idea. If my father, a former Army Green Beret were alive he would have been mortified. It is not my intention to make trouble but to bring this matter to your attention, so improvements can be made so no one else suffers humiliation in the way we did. Sincerely Loretta Albert

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Newshour

Oregon
Feedback:

The only TV program I watch consistently is the Newshour each weekday evening. I never miss Friday evening with Shields and Brooks. The recent substitute for David Brooks I found overbearing, strongly opinionated and rude. As long as he is on, I will make other plans for my Friday evening. I know I am only one voice, bur Shields and Brooks have been a winning duo for many years, they can disagree without being disagreeable - don't fix what isn't broken!!! Long time (many many years) supporter and viewer. Thank you. Irene Stewart and family, Oregon

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About Your Web Sites

Oregon
Feedback:

Dear The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting,

I like your shows and your web sites. Hope you're doing well.

Sincerely, Harrison

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Immigrant High / Skipping Up / I Really Wanted To Make It

New York
Feedback:

For Diversity Week (10 - 14 September) we'd like to screen one or more of these documentaries and would love to hear from somebody who was involved in the making or production of the films. Is it possible for me to be put in contact with the producers to try and arrange this please?

Many thanks

Katie

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Capital Fourth

Alabama
Feedback:

I just finished watching A Capital Fourth and it was the best I've seen in years! Thank You! Wanted to let you know how pleased I am.

Liberal bias in public media's news--more than ever

Virginia
Feedback:

I am 24-year Development and Community engagement professional with my local PBS/NPR station. One of the central themes of the PBS conference this year was that our country is more divided than ever. I heard in almost every session that PBS has a role in bringing us together. I want to call attention to the fact there are many things we do to bring our communities together, but one that contributes very much to our division is the lack of air time and respect that is given to the conservative viewpoint by our system-- on TV, on radio and through the jokes we make from the stage at our conferences. There is a liberal way of approaching a problem and a conservative way. Both are viable. Because public media is supposed to be fair, conservatives feel continually betrayed. This imbalance by many of the shows, particularly through NPR's news division, contributes to the political division in our country. Conservatives call me on it all time. It's gotten exponentially worse since Trump was elected. We are alienating half of the people we should be serving and who could be contributing membership dollars to our stations.

Our country became divided racially, socio-economically and politically, years before Trump came into office. I don't remember hearing concern then on our air or at our conferences. There are good things that are happening in our country now under Trump's leadership. Because he is crass and unconventional, the achievements don't get the in-depth coverage that we are known for. We, instead, give in-depth coverage to Russia investigations, Obama-era experts, Republicans who don't like Trump, Stormy Daniels and mid-term elections (this was the focus of the White House correspondents' remarks at the PBS conference this year) when there are real and good things happening under his leadership. This kind of coverage damages our trust and contributes to our nation's division. Conservatives are a large part of our country's population. They elected Trump. It's not kind or cool to marginalize such a large swath of our population. And we honestly do. It feels like the system discriminates against people with that viewpoint. If we are going to be fair and balanced, we need more conservatives in the newsroom and on air. If your whole newsroom can't stand Trump and can't fathom how he got elected, it will come through on air. The same way it did on stage at the conference. As a development professional,I feel this coverage damages our brand and will negatively affect both our ability to raise funds locally and nationally. Please share with Pat Harrison.

Cumulative SAS Reporting - Salary Information

Nevada
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I thought there used to be a summary report or something like that that showed salary information in a cumulative format for all stations as reported on the SAS. Is that no longer available or am I just missing it somewhere on your website.

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Public Broadcasting Servies --The News Hour-- Bill Clinton interview on the News Hour

New York
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Dear Ms. Zerger and Ms. Woodruff,

I am contacting you to let you know how disappointed I am in the PBS’s News Hour’s Interview with Bill Clinton. I tuned in late to catch the end of the interview and learned at the interview coverage of his views of the Monica Lewinsky affair was on your website but not on the TV program. I watch the News Hour every week day and have found it to be superior to other news venues . I am a life long democrat and voted for Bill Clinton as well as Hillary Clinton. I felt that not showing his responses to the Monica Lewinsky affair was poor journalism and frankly biased. I learned more from watcihng the NBC Today show than the New Hour about this situation. Craig Melvin asked Bill Clinton, whether his actions in the 90's would fly in the #MeToo era. This is a good question to ask and the question and answer were shown on television not a website.

I would hope that you would acknowledge your error and correct it.

I hope that you would uphold the standard that men who make mistakes in their handling of women need to be held accountable and that PBS will report this whoever engages in this behavior because it is a standard held by PBS. Yours truly,

Peg Skarrow 10 West 135th St. Apt. 3F New York, NY 10037 Tel, 212-666-9652

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The News Hour

Illinois
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I have been watching The News Hour from the very beginning when it was the partnership of Robert McNeil and Jim Leherer. I had genuine concerns when it was taken over by PBS that it could continue fair and impartial coverage of the news. I can no longer watch or support the News Hour as I believe my early concerns were justified. I see a partisan agenda taking shape to the extent that watching the program is no longer comfortable. As a native Chicagoan, I know what it is like to live my entire life in a political climate shaped behind closed doors for an agenda by a select elite. This turn of events will have devastating effects on the future of our republic.

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Going to War

Alaska
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Thank you for "Going to War". Never in my life had I seen such an open and honest portrayal of what war is really like... and its effects on everyone who survives it. Although the program was brief (could have been an in-depth mini-series), I think that the creators nailed it. Viewers will, hopefully, be a bit shell-shocked by the images and raw emotion of the film. Our country needs more programs that display "real" life, instead of the fantasy world that many people live in. I sincerely appreciate your support and funding, which made "Going to War" possible.

Sgt. Brian Grinston, USMC (1991-1995)

Station Revenue Reports

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Good afternoon,

I am wondering when the station revenue reports for fiscal year 2016 and 2017 will be posted on the website?

Thank you

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Narrators & Background

California
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Dear PBS: The following comments in no way detract from program interest, divetsity, and quality. After all, what would we have to eatch w/o PBS. My subject is about too many commentators describing content detracting from the story line. Viewers are attracted to the narrator as well as the documentary itself, and attention is lost with all the different petsonalities, temperments, inflections popping up. As example, the Battery doc' repeated here in Sacramento 5/4 on KVIE was an especially good 'watch' brvause of the lone narrator. There also is a penchant to overdub (as you will) background affects as if viewer attention will be lost otherwise - (oh give us credit for being decern viewers, please). Think while these comments pertain main to thr NOVA programs, so please make sure they are passed along tp Paula A. Thank you

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Royal wedding watch

Connecticut
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Meredith is failing as co host for this program. She needs to grow up and stop acting like s high school cheerleader and stop talking so much. I’m finding her dialogue and constant interruptions annoying. I’m sharing this feedback privately so someone can tell her to chill if there’s still time.

Cathy Branch

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Equal representation of issues

Utah
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Tax dollars should not be dedicated to these programs which are painfully one sided on every issue. Common sense dictates both sides of every issue be equally represented, explained and presented.

I, and my fellow conservative, Christian, capitalists are tired of our tax dollars having any part of funding these sources of propaganda.

Dictate the change to equal points of view or end the tax dollar funding, let the left pay their way for a change.

Voting citizen,

Jason Schultz Provo, Utah

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Free Broadcasting

Oklahoma
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Hi, my name is Sha Page and I am writing you to ask if you have ever considered having as one of your show guests Dr. Paula A. Price. I have been following her ministry for some time now and she would be very compatible and engaging. I would love to see her on your program because of all she has done. Dr. Price is the author of The Prophet’s Dictionary, sold worldwide. It is now a required text for prophetic education. She wrote a companion textbook called “The Prophets Handbook”. Both are widely used in schools, churches, and ministries. What else makes Dr. Price really interesting is her television show called “Taking It on With Paula Price.” Weekly, she tackles contemporary issues with biblical wisdom and counsel in ways often unheard in the typical church. The show is on YouTube; just key in her name and you will learn more about her or click on this link to access her page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAHkRR1F-k9RsNY-BAX51FA She invented an online assessment tool, founded a university, and church in Tulsa, OK. Both promote the apostolic and the prophet in the 21st century. Hundreds of her teachings are on youtube.com. And, before I forget, you can also hear five years of her call-in radio talk show where she teaches, counsels, and prays for live callers. It airs on blogtalkradio.com. Key in her name and scroll through a few of them. There is so much more I could tell you about this dynamic woman, but you must experience her for yourself. Click this link to learn more and invite Dr. Price to be on your show. https://youtu.be/k7wV5BR0nF0 https://youtu.be/5A7Ujsn28dg https://youtu.be/JN04oBcbeDk https://youtu.be/EMJjVGDmnwA Thank you for considering my recommendation and I look forward to seeing Dr. Paula A. Price on your television show in the very near future. Sincerely, Sha Page Phone: (918) 406-6341

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Going to War

Missouri
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What a great documentary. Will it be repeated anytime soon? Can a copy be gotten?

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About Developer job

Arizona
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Hello! May be you need help in website development? We can help you. We are web development team with 8+ years of experience. Our portfolio has projects starting from simple one-pagers to complex e-commerce solutions with an intricate back-end logic. Please, confirm the request to find out more.

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My federal taxes used to support leftist views

California
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NPR content is politically to the left of center. I resent my tax dollars being used to support this obvious bias of NPR.

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NPR Editorial Concerns

April 11, 2018
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I just want to leave this comment in regard to the corporate media, which NPR is a part of. I’ve listened to all these news agencies from NBC to CBS to CNN and Fox and now NPR for three years. Let me tell you something, each and every one of these agencies, including yours, are biased. We don’t get the truth on the political, economic, social, even the ecological. You may get some truth, but the misinformation or disinformation is pronounced and biased. You’re as rotten as Fox. The only difference is you’re on the opposite end of the political pole. Two sides of the same coin. Like the neocons that run Washington and the globalists that run Washington. You’re fascists you’re commies. All taking different routes but all part of the same cabal. You people suck. I’m serious. You should call yourself National Propaganda Radio. It’s rotten. Give us the truth. Thank God people there are waking up everywhere. That’s why people have no respect for the corporate media. NPR is a part of it. You people make me sick. You’re rotten. The people at the lower and middle levels are useful idiots. The people top know exactly what they’re doing. They are aware. You can be highly educated, but that doesn’t mean you’re intellectually honest. And you’re not.

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Programming Comment

April 20, 2018
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I just got the program. I enjoyed it immensely. Loved it. I hope it keeps going like its going. Keep up the good work.

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PBS NewsHour April 2nd Edition - Regarding Sinclair Broadcast Group Story

Virginia
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I find it ironic that a left leaning public broadcasting organization, with huge reach and influence on the public, would highlight the perceived threat of a coordinated editorial voice of a right leaning media conglomerate in your story about Sinclair Broadcastings coordinated ‘talking points’ accross stations.

This is especially interesting considering that most of the commentators you invite from other news outlets are members of unions which have a long standing funding relationship with the democratic party. This is never disclosed on air, in print, or discussed anywhere. 3,000 employees of the New York Times are represented by AFL-CIO’s Communication Workers of Americas’ Newsguild of New York alone. The pressmen, truck drivers, maintenance workers, janitors, editors, photographers, and others are all members of guilds or unions as well. This is true at the Washington Post and most other national media outlets. Most of the individuals that work in your buildings and on your program are members of AFL CIO’s CWA’s National Association of Broadcasters and Technicians Local 31.

You are less biased than many media outlets, but you must do better as you have a responsibility to the public. Public TV and Radio has immense influence with a monthly TV reach of 121.9 million, radio of 64.7 million, and 13.7 million unique visitors on your websites according to the CPB. Remember you are not a propaganda arm of labor, or the democratic party, but are entrusted by all Americans to show and tell the truth.

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About Your Shows

Oregon
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Dear The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting,

I like your shows and your web sites. Hope you're doing well.

Sincerely, Harrison

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Navigation issues on the CPB jobline page https://www.cpb.org/jobline/results.php?q=new_by_date

Alabama
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Your navigation to page forward does not work on your CPB Jobline page; it just refreshes the current page

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Organization of PBS

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I would like to encourage a change in the organization of PBS. I would like the individual stations to be less powerful and to have much more of a national interaction, especially with current travel and the importance of the internet. It seems like a major finder is the only way to push for that. Personally, I regularly interact with nearly half-a-dozen different stations and give to multiple ones.

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Entertainment

Alabama
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Twilight by Philip Miller Fourth and title track from the Twilight Album Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9BkWW829ow

Track Download available from all main sites including: https://open.spotify.com/album/3DOQTK1pcmGjC1yN7W6yXt?si=6fU6NYSuTvy-rZ9hqQn7QQ

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Director Mueller explain FBI terrorizing framing people

Texas
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Hello this message was sent to president Trump Very important Director Mueller explain FBI is terrorizing and framing innocent people Please read (GOVERNMENT HARASSMENT JUDICARY REPORT) FBI Director Robert S. Mueller As seen in the Wikileaks and Steven Hatfill cases, to name but two of a large number of incidents, where the U.S. government, criminally broke domestic and international law, in unduly harassing, terrorizing, abusing and attempting to literally destroy people, the FBI, CIA and Pentagon are willing to stoop to unprecedented lows to "neutralize" individuals. The government's conduct never really changed over the years, from the time of Civil Rights movement. Each surveillance program just bears a new name, with old tactics, to cover illegal, covert activity, being waged against innocent people. As technology progresses, so does the intrusive level of government spying. With the progression of time, there has also been a significant deterioration in common sense and decency at a government level. The government spying on innocent people for political and social reasons, is unconstitutional, unseemly and unbecoming. To preach "Liberty and justice for all" and tout the Constitution at every turn in the world, then so viciously and abominably violate it against Americans and international citizens, is bald-face hypocrisy. It tells the nation and the world the government doesn't stand for squat - only what is expedient to a particular administration or federal agency. The government's conduct in trampling the rights of the poor and middle class, summarily spying on anyone they feel like, whilst arrogantly officiating the illegal redistribution of wealth in the corporate sector, giving impunity to criminals stealing from others, in acting out of self-interest, has permanently damaged America. Hence two administrations in a row being unable to stem the ongoing financial depression. Government corruption has destroyed America, via the destructive and haughty behavior of the Bush Administration, which is being carried on by the current President. One would think such a terrible wake up call, via an unprecedented financial crisis, would be a catalyst for change within the government, but they have refused to desist the corrupt conduct. Billions in taxpayer money is being wasted on terrorizing people, in and outside the country, who are deemed a threat to national security, when in actuality, they pose a political risk to a particular politician, which is insufficient reason to engage in such conduct. When a psychotic president (Bush Jr.) can sic the Secret Service on a 12-year-old, over slamming him on her blog, whilst engaging in her right to free speech, the government has gone too far. When a psychotic president (Bush Jr.) can sic the Secret Service on an elderly man, who writes into a feedback section of a mainstream newspaper stating "They hung the wrong man" in response to Saddam Hussein's execution, the government has gone too far. When an administration (Obama) can keep revenge lists, of outspoken critics, they misuse federal agencies to target, dig up dirt on, harass and leak false information about, in a bid to discredit and harass them into silence, the government has gone too far. When an administration (Obama) constantly contacts search engines and hosting companies, demanding websites be pulled or unlisted from search results, as the content is not flattering to the incumbent, the government has gone too far. Either people have free speech and free press or they don't. Make up your mind, which is it. Does the Constitution stand or have you struck it down to make way for your ego. The billions being spent on such endeavors, could be put to better use, engaging in items such as, creating jobs for millions of unemployed Americans. Instead, said money is going to the CIA, FBI, Pentagon and other related agencies, to engage in grudge matches and unconstitutional battle royales, against citizens that exercise their right to free speech and free press. That is the definition of insanity and bad budgeting. Some mentally unhinged CIA, FBI and Pentagon employees, become so obsessed with targets, they go to extraordinary lengths to destroy people, which inevitably backfires and goes public. They have unconstitutionally turned the following conduct Americans and foreigners, in violation of the law. People who have been the target of U.S. government harassment have been subjected to: Illegal wiretapping Illegal email and computer content scanning and copying Illegal bank account scanning Stalking Harassment The sabotaging of their personal and professional lives The sabotaging their family members' personal and professional lives The sabotaging of the target's business and or job Harassment of family members Harassment of friends Harassment of employers and business associates The indirect initiation of litigation against the target, via third parities Frame the target for crimes they did not commit The deliberate interference in family, personal and business relationships with the intent of inflicting as much emotional, psychological and financial abuse as possible Assault Attempted murder Murder Take a good look at the above mentioned conduct. Only mentally deranged animals engage in such egregious human rights abuses, yet the U.S. government, has been caught red handed doing such things to a number of people. Such sick conduct has no legitimate place in any civilized society. It is depraved beyond words and illustrates conduct one would expect from a rogue regime, not a democracy. However, invariably, these criminal misdeeds come back to them. If you look at the lives of those engaging in this misconduct on behalf of the government, it is filled with strife, paranoia, restlessness, discontent, malcontent and tragedy. For the simple reason, God says in the Bible, "You reap what you sow." You don't go around destroying other people's lives, without God bringing that misery right back to your doorstep. One would think the government learned from what they did to Martin Luther King Jr, but they haven't. *************** Thanks for reading Bob Askari Since 2004 I am victim of crime by government agencies and lucky to be alive. I have already experienced everything on the list Director Mueller says. They tried to create fight & shooting between me and my coworkers and neighbors. They sent garbage truck and eighteen wheeler after me in the freeway they sent military boys after me tried to get in to my hotel room. They left briefcase next to me at the airport tried to set me up with explosive. They sent teenage girl and undercover ladies showing me their chest and under ware tried to set me up for sexual conduct. They continuously torturing me electronically sending signals to my face, eyes, ears, toes and body feel like something touching, pinching and burning skin. Experienced psychologist told me long time ago they play with your head and can kill you any moment, he also said no one will understand you unless they experience it themselves. American agents are responsible for hacking to electronic devices, phones, TV, cars, plane, they have played so many dirty games with me many years cut of electricity and water, alarms, security cameras,,,,,acting like UFO. They are responsible for making phone call Bomb thread and suicide bombing. They are in business of violence and gang activities blaming innocent people, other countries and making fake news. One reason for shooting around states is in 2017 (Hillary & Bush) wanted to come with new law install microchip in every citizen’s arm and track everybody. “Very important people under harassment should consult attorney right away” and (ignore free vacation ticket you receive in the mail it’s a trap). Watch movie (eagle eye) FBI set up college student with guns. Please pass this around

POTUS/Corporation for Public Broadcasting OIG Mary Mitchelson

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Attention POTUS c/o US Federal Inspectors General /Senate/Congress/ ww media Corporation for Public Broadcasting OIG Mary Mitchelson press@cpb.org

Greetings US President Donald Trump I “Luise Iantorno” have earned the right and have the lawful obligation to internationally call you out on your intolerable behaviour!

YOU chose all time deliberate indifference to my pleading for your help to have since 1987 documented scientifically factual supernatural interventions verified for the sake of humanity's well being. Patrick J. Conroy Chaplain of + for the U.S. House of Representatives + Barry C. Black (Rear Admiral Ret.) Chaplain of +for the United States Senate e.g. are up on. YOU have lied to Canada PM Trudeau and he continues to betray not only Canadians (e.g. the RCMP is in dire straits) but Americans + all of humanity. 31 years of self evident records bring to daylight horrific crimes against humanity due to the up to date categorically protection of one human being's criminal conduct on cost of all people.

Re: excerpts from your July 21, 2016 acceptance speech followed by analogies “ My pledge reads: "I'm with you the American people." God bless you and goodnight!” “ there will be no lies. We will honor the American people with the truth, + nothing else” “ I have embraced crying mothers who have lost their children because our politicians put their personal agendas before the national good”

YOUR arrogance, smugness and bully-rag are extremely toxic. e.g. You have lost the right to invoke the name of God. God has listened - but YOU deliberate dis God > dissed the truth.. YOU continue to blatantly put your improprieties and personal agenda before the national and worldwide good. Crying mothers or fathers and the people in their fierce anger will have YOU ousted when they find out that YOU recklessly denied them crucial knowledge for the well being of their children. YOU dishonoured the American People!

The US Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, the US Congress and the US Senate are also well informed but all chose deliberate indifference I herewith hold them internationally accountable to immediately impeach YOU “POTUS Donald Trump” if YOU will not promptly demand the verification of over 30 years of documented truth for the US's and all of humanity's well being from the following:

“International Criminal Court, Office of the Prosecutor, Mark P. Dillon Head of the Information & Evidence Unit” / ICC/OTP-CR-351/15/001 + “Civilian Review + Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Government of Canada, Guy Bujold, Acting Chairperson / Ref.No.R2017006320/11.28.2017

Luise Iantorno Coquitlam, BC, Canada, V3B 6T8, March 19, 2018, liantorno @ yahoo.ca C/o T.W.T.C.

New conservative talk show

Massachusetts
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I have been a long time supporter of public television and NPR. I cannot support you any longer. I believe there are many conservative talk shows on many media outlets. I don’t think CPB needs to add to them and I don’t wish to fund them. I will give the money I have been giving to you to a group I find more deserving.

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Is my local PBS station financially tied to the NRA?

Colorado
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Today I received an usual email message from the President of our local PBS station. After speaking about youth speaking up there was in incongruous leap to this statement: "Let’s also hold back accusations and vilification of those who support legal and responsible firearm ownership." In my decades of experience supporting PBS in California, Hawaii and Colorado, this sort of specific addressing of any political topic is unprecedented...much less a thinly veiled siding on a political topic! It struck me as so inappropriate, unusual and unprofessional for the President to be simultaneously speaking in support of the 1st amendment and suggesting how I should curtail my own self expression, that I searched her name on Google and the first page led me to see our PBS station is partnering with the Outdoor Industry Association which seems to serve, among other things, the interests of gun manufacturers and sellers.

Here is what I received...deeply concerned and wanting to know if all PBS stations carry these same financial ties or just my local station:

Photo of Kim Johnson A Message From Our President Welcome to March, a month who’s name is being taken literally as people participate in marches and demonstrations, voicing their opinions of support or protest. It is interesting that our First Amendment continues to this day to cause so much angst as well as pride. The right to free speech and public assembly is critical to every American, but exercising these rights can be questioned when the opinions expressed don’t mirror our own.

Recent tragic events have ignited our young people on a scale and in coordination that I’ve not previously seen, and regardless of where any one of us stands on the issues, we need to embrace the fact that we are raising a generation that cares enough to take a stand and engage in the process of civil discourse. Let’s support that passion in our young people. In standing up for the Second Amendment, we must protect against denying First Amendments rights. Let’s also hold back accusations and vilification of those who support legal and responsible firearm ownership.

I hope that we can embrace the responsibilities that come with the right to peaceful assembly, free speech and a free press, the responsibility for truthfulness and respect for our fellow citizens. It is not a terrible thing to take a stand, it keeps us from becoming “sheeple”; we just need to disagree constructively.

Here at CPT12, when we walk through our front door, we understand that we are here to do a job for you. It is our responsibility to uphold the trust and value that you’ve placed in PBS and in this community asset. You count on us to encourage open dialogue and to present many scientific, political, and philosophical opinions and ideas so that you can make informed decisions yourselves.

For over 38 years, CPT12 has taken a stand that still holds today – we will unabashedly present to you thoughtful, relevant and diverse information that may invite controversy. Some of our content will challenge you, some may open your mind to a new approach, and some will confirm your long-held opinions and beliefs. We won’t tell you what to think. It’s our highest priority to give you something to think about.

At CPT12, we take our responsibility to provide new information and different perspectives very seriously. We believe that it’s of paramount importance that we share stories that differ from our own. We take this stand because we, as a community, need opinions other than our own to make the most informed decisions we can.

Together, we can all continue to celebrate and treasure the freedoms and rights that make Colorado and this country so great. Let’s march on.

Sincerely,

Kim Johnson President & General Manager

P.S. During our special programming in March, we will be asking for your support. We hope that you will consider the value that engagement with many perspectives and viewpoints bring to our discussions, particularly the difficult ones.

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Interactive Dust Bowl

Illinois
Feedback:

This isn't working, and I would like to see how it works.

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Sit and be Fit

February 28, 2018
Feedback:

Hello. I’m calling regarding Sit and be Fit. I really, really appreciate that program and miss it so much. I hope that you put it back on the air, not only for me but for a lot of seniors citizens that watch it. They really need the movement and the encouragement to do it. Thank you and god bless you.

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Programming Request

March 16, 2018
Feedback:

Yes. I usually watch pbs every day. Lately, in the afternoon, there is about three hours of nothing but French shows. I appreciated the first ones, a little French, but none of them have translation in them, so they aren’t educational at all for my child. I’m now watching something else for those three hours. I’d appreciate it if you put The Dinosaur Train or something back on. If you’d like to talk please call me back.

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Use of my tax dollars

California
Feedback:

To the Board of Directors of CPB:

I recently sent a message like the one below to my local public radio station, KCRW in California. I noted therein that the station and NPR receive donations from an impressive list of foundations, sponsors, and probably millions of individuals, which is as it should be. I congratulated the station for this show of public support, and for the quality programming that I do appreciate. KCRW's President contacted me and seemed genuinely interested in my viewpoint. She also indicated that she would take the issue up with the station's Board. To date, i.e. three months later, I have seen no change in what I perceive to be programming bias.

The same goes for NPR. I contacted that organization with very similar comments to those below. The station representative responded point blank that they disagreed with my viewpoint. There seemed to be no further avenue to pursue the issue with NPR.

I am now taking up this issue with CPB, which supplies our tax dollars to these two broadcasting outlets among many others. I object to the distribution of our money to what I consider to be biased entities. Therefore, I would like you to consider:

- CPB's mission says content and services should be "reflective of America's common values...." I disagree that the content CPB finances at KCRW and NPR are so reflective, inasmuch as my own values are given very short change. (See my communication below.)

- CPB's mission states it finances "content that is for, by and about the diverse communities we seek to serve...." This content does NOT serve my community, i.e. the community of people such as myself who do not agree with what I will label the Progressive platform.

I have already filed a complaint with your Ombudsman Mr. Coleman, who couldn't be more polite and understanding, but he describes his incapacity to address my issues. He referred me to Helen Mollick at the Office of the Inspector General, but she declined to participate in a phone conversation among the three of us, referring me rather to this contact format to inform CPB's Board. Hence this message, which is addressed to the Board of CPB.

Here is the content of my messages to KCRW, NPR, and also now to CPB, in previous communications:

I have been a listener of KCRW/NPR (and also PBS/CPB on television) for about 20 years. I used to donate, but I no longer do because I am increasingly disappointed in the content. The station and NPR's (and PBS/CPB's) managers probably believe the content is balanced, or unbiased, but in my opinion, this is not accurate.

20 years ago, I got my news from the radio station/NPR every morning (and often on TV in the evening through PBS/CPB). I was never insulted or irritated. Today, I listen for only two reasons: because I want to get the liberal (Progressive) point of view, and because it’s the only station my radio picks up in my bathroom. (I no longer spend much time on my PBS news TV stations either.) I never used to have negative reactions to the reporters’ words. Today, I do almost daily.

The content is not balanced. I disagree with where KCRW/NPR (also PBS/CPB) are placing the fulcrum point. In this increasingly polarized political environment, it is crucial that publicly supported media refrain from picking sides. From what I can glean from the 990s, public stations receive a significant percentage from government in various forms, and some contributions in kind from publicly funded institutions (e.g. at KCRW, space from Santa Monica College, and perhaps other universities).

Because the public stations accept donations from government, no matter how little, I believe they have a duty to remain impartial, especially on political matters. Yet, particularly since Mr. Trump was elected, I hear only a small percentage of the reporting in support of the Republican/conservative or even libertarian point of view. A majority of the states voted for a Republican, but even if Republicans were in the minority, I find this kind of partiality unconscionable. I would say the same were the situation reversed.

Now I realize that some states such as California and the larger urban markets are left-leaning, and that from that perspective the interests may lie on the left side of the spectrum. I also realize that most of the programming officers very likely believe, deep in their heart, that the reporting is balanced. For example many probably believe, judging from what I hear and see, that Global Warming is decided science; that Mr. Trump is an imbecile and a danger to society–worse, that he is a traitor and probably colluded with the Russians; that Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong and has unblemished integrity; that women deserved to have a female President in 2017; that minority issues and diversity merit disproportionate emphasis compared to other topics of interest; that sanctuary cities are helpful to this nation; that the new tax plan shouldn't be explained over the air waves more than a token few minutes out of hours of negative debate; that guns are responsible for deaths and not people and the lack of strong security; and that anyone who disagrees with the above is intellectually inferior and should be ignored.

I understand the sincerity and the market choice, but because I am one of those inferior intellects, I will not give to KCRW, PBS or NPR for as long as they continue to be the subliminal voice of the left. Furthermore, the CPB has been given the public mandate to distribute tax dollars. In other words, CPB is distributing my money and that of millions of people like me. Either give us our dollars back, or begin giving some of that money to broadcasters with alternative viewpoints.

Respectfully, Johanna Delay

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Sherlock

March 23, 2018 from Washington
Feedback:

So, what happened last Saturday to Sherlock? After about 30 minutes , some German program came on with subtitles. I do hope this doesn't happen this Saturday.

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Technical Issue

March 20, 2018 from California
Feedback:

I’m just calling to find out if something is wrong with KCET, Channel 46. Have you lost power? You don’t need to call but my number is 555 555 5555.

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Praise for the website

Feedback:

The website is awsome!

Public funding

Louisiana
Feedback:

Chris Plante has a nationwide talk radio show 3 hours per day, 5 days per week. His staff is 3 people. NPR with a similar show employs 28, plus a private chef & other perks. Why is this? To snswer my own question, it’s necause NPR is suckling st the government teat, has no incentive to economize, but only to grow the staffing and ask for bigger budgets every year. And pays no taxes. Should be sold, subsidy ended or shut down.

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pbs newhour

Michigan
Feedback:

The online stream for segments of PBS Newshour are really poor, slow and don't cache like other streams when you pause them. The full episodes aren't available until late in the evening (EST) or the next day when it's old news

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Ready to help CPB!

Georgia
Feedback:

As a grateful former employee of Alabama and Georgia Public TV; I am eager to roll up my sleeves and pull on my waders for CPB.

I am a lifelong recipient of your programming. I am a better person because of it.

Last week I had to withdraw my application from Grand Rapids NPR selectoon committe because I can't relocate right now; it was very hard. I love public television.

Let me lobby, fight, fundraise and elevate you. The proposed cut on your funding "is treasonous"! :)

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Public Funding

Wisconsin
Feedback:

My family does not privately contribute to CPB because CPB receives my tax dollars. If the proposal pf President Trump, which you have found so terrible, is ever approved we will contribute significantly. My wife and I are conservative in our beliefs and we find most of your news related programs to be liberally biased and do not believe it is appropriate for us to be taxed to support this liberal bias. Roger Hilde Cumberland WI 54829

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Your bias programming and reporting

Pennsylvania
Feedback:

I switch on NPR every so often just to see what they're up to. You know damn well all someone hears and I'm fuckin tired of it. You're taking my hard earned money to support that trash. One day we're going to up the fight against you liberal self righteous, self defineing moral fucks. And keep throwing money at NPR and letting them insult and spew their hatred for our president who won the election fair and square. I pray, I pray, I pray all your budget is totally gutted. If I had my way the CPB would not even exist. Go ahead and think you can ignore the people who are against the trash you help make possible to be spewed everyday. Just stop supporting NPR. Give the funds only to channels like WRTI. There's a channel not offending anyone, only airing truly beautiful material. I'm telling you, a lot of people hate the trash and bias on NPR, and there's also some who are getting to the point of feeling the need to fight back against it.

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Elimination of Public Funding

California
Feedback:

CPB needs to [re] evaluate how news is delivered. While I enjoy listening to NPR and personally find value with the broadcast, the tone, unfairly, of said news is “left-leaning.” I believe, as evidence would support my assertion, that CPB is aware of this and probably encourages broadcasting that falls within the boundaries of one-sided politics.

It’s long overdue for CPB to stop the partisan games and begin to develop and foster news stories that are equally representative of the people. Related news stories about eliminating CPB funding simply erodes the trust people have in CPB to deliver fair and objective content.

Thank you

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Can't wait to see your taxpayer funding end

New York
Feedback:

You should have considered your future as you chose to become the total propaganda arm of the insane leftist movement. And yes, I know exactly what I am talking about. I have a Columbia master's degree in journalism, and 25 years in the business. Good riddance!

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Federal funding

Indiana
Feedback:

I used to be a big fan of Public broadcasting. But with affiliates like NPR I am just really turned off by the obvious liberal format that they try to shove down my ears.. I have a suggestion. .. Get mr. George Soros to make up the little bity 15% that you will lose next year.. yes I know he already contributes heavily to CPB. So he won't mind as long as cpb. expresses his likes.. can't wait for the media's reaction to what the bad old man in the White house trying to eliminate public B. I will still watch some of your so called free programs but am not falling for the "we need your help funding pbs" B S. Anymore. . Thanks for listening and don't forget. .. don't underestimate conservatives. . We stand for traditions, morals , and American values. .. America 1st.

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Sit and be Fit

February 1, 2018 from KY
Feedback:

I’m leaving this message for Sit and be Fit. It comes on twice in my area in Glasgow, KY. I’d like to say thank you so much for making it possible for this to be on because I have Parkinson’s. It has tremendously helped me. Thank you so much for helping to broadcast this. My number is 555 555 5555 if you wish to contact me.

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Media bias

Texas
Feedback:

I am interested in learning about how the CPB determines if programming on public broadcasting is politically biased.

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PBS NewsHour Editorial Concern

February 2, 2018
Feedback:

I love PBS news and have been a big fan for years.  I was deeply disappointed with

Judy’s interview with the Turkish ambassador over attacks by his country on Kurds within Syria.  How could she not ask about the Turkish genocide of Kurds this century, where  2 million Kurds were systematically killed by Turkey. 

 

I expect more from PBS and I think your viewers deserve the context behind the fighting.  If I wanted a slanted view I would have turned on another channel.

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Funding

New Jersey
Feedback:

I'm in favor of cutting federal funds to CPB. As a conservative, I keep being turned off by PBS and NPR within minutes after turning them on. PBS and NPR are clearly slanted left and gay. Therefore, they are no longer truly public. They serve a certain niche, which is fine with me as long as the niche pays for it. If CPB wants public funding, they have to serve the full diversity that the public is, including conservative and other interests that are now bullied into silence by the LGBT/Left.

Furthermore, when PBS was founded, there were only a few channels on TV, so PBS had a real mandate to provide an alternative. Nowadays, however, much of the programming has become redundant. Children's programming? There are now many WHOLE CHANNELS full of it. Science? Again, there are CHANNELS of science programming. What does CPB do anymore that's not being done on other channels? I have a suggestion: Classical music. I don't see hardly any of that elsewhere--but I don't see much on NPR/PBS either.

Again, if leftists and "educated" (leftist-indoctrinated) people love NPR/PBS, great! Let THEM fund it! I have no problem with CPB existing. Go ahead and exist! It's the public funding for a no-longer-public media corporation that I disapprove of.

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Memorial Day Tribute

August 2017
Feedback:

My family and I have watched with great enjoyment your wonderful Memorial Day tribute to the men and women who have served our country. We are contributors to public broadcasting. However, we think you have forgotten to recognize on large segment of brave men who have served on the front lines with the highest casualty rate of any of the services-the Merchant Marines. Our country began with mariners while we were still a British colony. One out of four signers of the Declaration of Independence was either a ship owner or a captain. Our very existence depended on supplies from Europe. Our young country profited greatly from our cotton and tobacco trade.

 

The first war that an organized Merchant Marine took part in was the Revolutionary War when the Continental Congress issued Letters of Marque to private ship owners to outfit their ships as warships (called privateers). These ships harassed British shipping along the seaboard and out into the Atlantic interrupting their chain of supply and inflicting grave damage. The Merchant Marines predate both the U.S. Navy and the Coast Guard.

 

The fact that the U.S. government paid 20% of its annual revenue to the Barbary pirates for ransom and tribute indicates how important our merchant ships and mariners were to the very lifeblood of our young nation.

 

The War of 1812 was caused mainly by the fact that Britain was halting, searching, and impressing 6,000 of our sailors. Two or three hundred Merchant Marine privateers were deployed to prey on British shipping, mainly in the West Indies, causing a huge financial impact on the British. It looked as if we were fighting for our independence a second time.

 

The merchant marines were very active in the Civil War, unfortunately it was a war of brother against brother.

 

Merchant ships are often called upon for rescue operations, example the “Carpathia” picked up the survivors from the “Titanic”.

 

In the First World War, merchant ships were a necessity to carry troops, supplies, etc. to France and Britain. The German U-boats were very effective in sinking merchant shipping with great loss of American personnel. In fact, the Germans were sinking our ships faster than we could build them. Finally, the Allies got together and used the convoy system with good results.

 

In the Second World War, Germany was having “happy time” in the Atlantic. Between February and May, 1942, they sank 348 Allied ships, losing only 2 submarines. Reluctantly, the U.S. began to use the convoy system for some of their ships with good results. Unfortunately, there were still too many unescorted freighter and tanker crossings.

 

During World War 2, merchant ships took orders from naval officers. If merchant mariners survived a torpedoing, they had to beg, plead or work their way back to the States from places such as Murmansk, Russia in order to get another assignment, and if they didn’t get another ship within 30 days, they were liable to be drafted.

 

Wartime records reveal that the Merchant Marines had the highest losses of any group who served on the front lines.

 

In 1947, the failure of Congress to pass the Seaman’s Bill of Rights saw to it that no survivors received any benefits or accolades from the nation. Almost five decades after that, Congress allowed them veteran status, but it was too late for half the survivors. Nor were there any accolades for those who perished on the seas. I think it’s about time they received some recognition. I am also of the opinion that our nation needs a strong merchant fleet to maintain our status as a great nation.

 

A great anthem for the Merchant Marine would be the old tune, “For Those Who Perish on the Sear”.

 

My brother served his nation. After many brutal crossings, he finally gave his young life. I hope I’ve made my position clear and I hope that next year on Memorial Day, I’ll hear a small tribute to these brave men.

 

Sincerely,

 

x

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Public Funding for CPB

North Carolina
Feedback:

My tax dollars. ... Military - Yes ...Leftist news outlets - NYET ..nor am I paying for Charlie to run amok in his athletic supporter.

Let far left wacko Steyer fund you. Long past time for the fed. gov't to STOP funding NPR ...the Democrat Propaganda Machine & Abortion Mill PP.

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Get in the Way

February 4, 2018
Feedback:

I was watching this documentary yesterday, on Saturday, about John Lewis called Get in the Way. It was a very good documentary, but then as I recall everything was so small at the end as far as giving the credits. There was so much wasted space. I don’t know why they need to do that. Don’t they realize there are people who are visually challenged who are watching it? Can’t they make those credits and all the print they put up as large as possible? Thank you.

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Help

Feedback:

Hello, I would love if this great foundation can assist me by gifting me a laptop. I need a laptop to start my final year project in school and afterwards i want to learn how to code so as to become a developer so as to be relevant in my country. Would love to hear back from you. Thanks so much.

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KCETLINK Democracy Now Program

February 5, 2018 from California
Feedback:

I believe that KCETLINK "Democracy Now" is too one sided in their Political News Reporting. I don't like to see the United States tax dollars being spent on programming that has an agenda, that to me, seems to be non-Democratic. I watch the show occasionally and each time there is some sort of anti-Trump Administration/ Anti Republican view being reported. They are one-sided in their reports and lead folks misguided. EXAMPLE: Today (2/5/18), they were discussing how the new Tax plan that was just passed will be only helping the rich and specifically people like Paul Ryan (Speaker) and President Trump including his Family. The story lead you to believe that they were passing this only for their benefit, not the American people. The story stated that right after Paul Ryan passed the bill, the Koch Brothers made a huge financial donation to his (Speaker Ryan) campaign. The donation part may be true, but to say it was done because a tax bill was passed and that it would favor the Koch Corporations and other like them? I find a correlation like this to be untrue and misleads the viewer watching the program. It guides folks down an untrue path. Untrue because it doesn't give the whole story. One-sided news statements are unfair especially to the folks who need to understand it most. These folks are the ones watching program such as this one.

Tax dollars shouldn't be used for this type of coverage. News Shows, especially Federally Funded, should tell the truth from an unbiased view. It should follow the 1st Amendment and be worthy for all to understand and decide for themselves based upon the facts presented. The tax plan will help Corporate America, but to say it was done to only benefit them (Kochs and the wealthy) I find that to not be true. The tax plan was designed and will help ALL of us. To say that it only helps the rich is in itself an untrue statement. I would like for our Taxes to be spent on more wholesome and educational shows that discuss topics from all views. Not one-side. Thank-you

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Book Publicity

February 21, 2018 from CA
Feedback:

My name is x, author of “Harry Pawter and the Golden Spoon.” The book is a spoof on Harry Potter and combines real recipes with cartoons and humor. My book has recently been published, with the purpose being to raise money for my non-profit organization the Educational Wildlife Foundation.

The purpose of my letter is give you an early preview of my book in order to give it a review. Any publicity and exposure for my book would be appreciated, as all profits from the book will go to the Educational Wildlife Foundation.

To receive your full hard copy of the book, please contact my Publication Assistant at the following:

x

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Sincerely,

x

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Ken Burns Documentaries

September 5, 2017
Feedback:

Dear Mr. Burns,

 

My husband and I have been fans of your documentaries for many years. You have such a gifted eye and a storyteller’s should that gets to the heart of whatever subject you explore. In your talented hands, these stories come off the pages of history books and play themselves out on our TV screens. Which brings me to why I am writing. Recently, I have been thinking about screens, and their role in human dynamics. From the invention of the first glass window, to today’s smart phones, humans have wanted to see the world outside of their own four walls. I believe this is indicative of man’s need to feel connected to others.

 

The advent of big screens in movie theaters allowed people to gather with their neighbors and even strangers, to experience powerful images brought to life through videography. Gathered together in a dark, quiet space, people experienced danger, fear surprise, joy, victory, celebration, etc. – all human emotions – as a group. In much the same way as a live concert stirs the spirit more viscerally than a recorded performance, seeing a movie on the big screen with others around you takes you to a different emotional level.

 

When TV was in its infancy, it too brought people together. Families would gather around the small screen after dinner or on weekends and watch their favorite shows In the 1950’s when I was growing up, there were many shows that featured family oriented themes. Parents and children could see how other families dealt with hardships and challenges. They saw much of what went on in their own homes being discussed and brought to life on the small screen, and it made their own small worlds a little bigger, and maybe a little less scary.

 

Computers took the screen to a whole new level. Not only could people watch screens, now they could interact with them. The world literally became available at our fingertips with the advent of the Internet. It appeared we were more connected than ever before, but in truth, I feel it was the beginning of a reverse in human dynamics. No longer were screens bringing us together ina room to physically experience something together. We were now viewing on a much more independent plain. It was the beginning of “virtual connectedness.”

 

Enter the smart phone – the ultimate small screen device that has us virtually connected 24/7, but more and more physically separated. People now connect online with social media. Families no longer experience the same group dynamic within themselves. Kids are on their phones, texting or playing video games, and parents are looking things up or doing their own texting. Texting has replaced phone calls, where at least people could hear each other’s voices.

 

Mr. Burns, as a grandparent of two young boys, I worry about human connectedness in the future. Truly, what will it be like to be a grandparent fifty years from now, when my youngest grandson is 55? It is already hard for people of my generation, baby boomers, to feel as connected to our grandchildren as our kids (gen x-ers) were to theirs.

 

Feeling connected to others is vital to the human spirit. Just ask anyone who works with folks with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, which prevent people from being able to converse and interact with each other. While working in an assisted living community in Seattle, Washington, I was struck by the silence during lunchtime in the dining room of 25 Alzheimer’s residents. The only sound in the room was that of forks and spoons on the plates and the piped in background music. I started doing a Rhythm Band activity twice a week with this group in an effort to help them feel connected to each other. Fourteen years later I am still doing Rhythm Band with residents in assisted living and health centers in the Nashville, TN area. I firmly believe to be human you must feel a real presence of others in your life. You must feel real connections.

 

Mr. Burns, would you ever consider doing a documentary on the effect of screens in society? Your documentaries have used screen technology to help people connect to human history. But human history can only survive if we ensure human dynamics. Without people remaining connected to each other in real time and space, there will be nothing for screens to show in the future.

 

Thank you for your time in reading this letter. I look forward to following your documentaries and learning from your inspirations.

 

Sincerely,

 

X

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NPR

Tennessee
Feedback:

Why are taxpayer dollars funding NPR when they are pushing socialism, disrespecting the President, and taking money from George Soros who does hate and discontent in America?

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PBS NEWSHOUR

Georgia
Feedback:

MY WIFE AND I ARE IN OUR late 80's and lIve in ROME,GA. We are not now or have ever been members of a political party. No one from the USA much less Russia contacted us about how to vote in 2016. We vote according to issues and thought all USA citizens did the same. So how did the Russians influence anyone's vote. We've not heard one example on the PBS Newshour. To get pure news, we must watch BBC. I majored in Journalism in college. The first day we were taught that to be news, the 5 W's must be only used; otherwise it became editorializing. That is what has has happened to the PBS NEWSHOUR. We voted for Mr.Trump, because as owners of a small business, we wanted a businessman as President, who could understand our plight and help us, HE HAS !!!! It is "deplorable" people like is who will re-elect him.

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ONE conservative news/discussion show a day. Just one.

New Jersey
Feedback:

Could we have one conservative show a day-just one-to be fair to all the lsiteners ? The show would be a news/discussion show. It would make it possible to have real conversations. It would bring in a whole new audience. It would bring in a whle new batch of supporters of CPB. It would prove that CPB has intergrity.

Could I get a response.

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Finding Your Roots

Mississippi
Feedback:

I live in Biloxi Mississippi Harrison County. I'm wondering if Finding Your Roots will be back on regular broadcast television I do not have cable. One of my favorite shows and I have been unable to find it on any schedule recently. Thank you.

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ONE conservative news/discussion show a day. Just one.

New Jersey
Feedback:

Could we have one conservative show a day-just one-to be fair to all the lsiteners ? The show would be a news/discussion show. It would make it possible to have real conversations. It would bring in a whole new audience. It would bring in a whle new batch of supporters of CPB. It would prove that CPB has intergrity

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NOVA

February 27, 2018
Feedback:

Dear Nasa People,

NOVA People,

CPB People,

David H Koch People,

 

 

Recently we watched a documentary ”Earth from Space” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpFryXQbVEA. As described in the credits it was a created by NOVA in close contact with NASA.  It was funded  by the David H Koch Fund for Science and by the American  people via CPB. Thank you all.

 

We enjoyed the documentary, but we were disappointed that, while discussing the gases that protect Earth from the Sun’s radiation  you omitted to mention the cooling properties of CO2 discussed in this earlier  NASA video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEFQHDSYP1I

 

Also, there are some statements  and images in the final section, The Human Effect, that  the evidence indicates are incorrect and misleading.The instances we refer to are:

 

1.47 > “Looking for signs of pollution……… our industries and transportation  produce more  CO2 than the Amazon Basin captures”.  First,  Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.  Second, as the documentary  indicated earlier the Amazon rainforest is initially a closed system, therefore it cannot capture more CO2 than it emits. Third, Murry Salby’s work shows the highest levels of CO2  are actually homogenised over the Amazon rain forest and other heavily vegetated areas.  So, if  our cities and industries are producing excess CO2  why isn’t it homogenised there? http://www.galileomovement.com.au/docs/jr/SatelliteObservationsOfGlobalCO2Levels.pdf

 

 

Further, no matter which way you look at it, CO2  comprises somewhere between .03 and .04%  of the atmosphere. https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=R%2bCrs%2fMO&id=D9CEDEB37C2EE9DE5DB9D5CE4A24CE446BDDDE7C&thid=OIP.R-Crs_MOLl09oiQk9plypQHaF4&mediaurl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.gridgit.com%2fpostpic%2f2013%2f11%2fair-composition-pie-chart_19994.jpg&exph=447&expw=563&q=Pie+Chart+of+Gases+On+Earth&simid=608031865035885150&selectedIndex=10&ajaxhist=0

 

 

This is a minuscule amount, both in substance and in comparison to the historical record https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=D5fSYfhq&id=84072BA9AA4E50B8E405B47F6312D6B6893967CB&thid=OIP.D5fSYfhql_fGFWqS89rSbQEsDV&q=vincent+gray+graph+co2+vs+temperature&simid=607998449652993283&selectedIndex=0&ajaxhist=0

 

 

 Further, as  97-98% is from natural sources  we are measuring the accumulation of anthropogenic atmospheric  CO2  in  minuscule amounts.  This table  shows the calculations for the decade of the 1990’shttp://www.galileomovement.com.au/docs/jr/AtmosphericCO2LevelsFromThe1990s-2.pdf 

 

>1.49 “Satellites show  ocean warming in last 30 years” More recent NASA research indicates that 30 years is not an indicator of human caused global warming of the oceans  https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/06oct_abyss

 

 

>1.50  The evidence shows that the alarmist, scientifically unsound statements re warming effects at the Arctic and Antarctic are untrue.

 

https://www.bing.com/search?q=researchers+stranded+in+antarctic&form=APMCS1&PC=APMC

 

 

https://www.bing.com/search?q=researchers+stranded+in+arctic&qs=HS&pq=researchers+stranded+in+arctic&sc=1-30&cvid=D8DD323AEAC341F58C17E3F3796BE7CD&FORM=QBRE&sp=1

 

https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/548516/North-South-poles-not-melting-Dr-Benny-Peiser

 

 

In closing , it is disappointing that, with all the resources and funding  at its disposal NASA, while it produced very impressive digitally enhanced images, could not produce a more objective and balanced documentary.

 

Respectfully Yours Dr Judy Ryan and Dr Marjorie Curtis

Members: WWWeb of Independent Scientists

Email judyryan@grapevine.com.au

Affiliated With

 

Charles Camenzuli

CATCAM Group

Sydney

 

 

Citizens Electoral Council

Australia

 

Dr David Evans

Perth

 

Principia Scientific International

John O’Sullivan

Britain

 

The Carbon Sense Coalition

Qld

 

The Climate Realists of Five Dock

Sydney

 

The Climate Sceptics

NSW

 

The Galileo Movement

Qld

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Station Finder

Illinois
Feedback:

Your station finder provides inaccurate information. The WYCC TV20 Chicago Public Television ceased all broadcast operations on November 27, 2017. However it still appears in your search results. Please update your database to reflect that. Thanks.

CPB Website

Arizona
Feedback:

I noticed that our station link is wrong and does not work. Below is the correct URL. Thank you! Arizona, Tempe, KJZZ www.kjzz.org

Careers at CPB

District Of Columbia
Feedback:

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing today to inquire about employment opportunities within the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Please advise as to where to find the jobs listings for your organization.

Best, Annie

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American Forum Series

California
Feedback:

Why did CPB not renew this series? I think it is one of the most balanced, civil, political discussion programs. We need more thoughtful hosts such as Douglas Blackmon. I watched this program faithfully every week, and I gained new insight each time. Sandra Massen

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Nova special- The Hubble Telescope

January 4, 2018
Feedback:

Dear Nova I would like some clarification on a part of your script. You indicated the 'embarrassing mistake' in grinding a mirror for the Hubble was caused by paint chips falling into the grinder. I had understood the error was caused by a technician failing to read the blue print properly, changing the sign in the directions given to the machine. As a result, the mirror was perfectly myopic. This seems a more accurate scientific explanation.

An admirer of your program

Gord Baker

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No sound

Iowa
Feedback:

Saturday night, January 6... There is picture but no sound on all our IPTV stations. We have sound on other channels, but not on IPTV. We watch on channel 11. We want to let you know so it can be fixed soon.

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Sit and be Fit

Feedback:

This is Virginia and I live in Port Orchard, Washington. I just want to tell you much how much I enjoy exercising with Mary Anne Wilson and her daughter. I am quite stiff because I am 78 years old and it does help me get unwound and I really appreciate it.

SILK Series Three

Washington
Feedback:

Having watched and then purchased Series One and Two of Silk, I am disappointed that Series Three is not available in an American compatible DVD. I purchased the first two individually and will not purchase all three series if offered as a group. I love the many British series cpb has offered the American audience. I feel marketing those not making the third series of SILK is a slap in the face of your American audience. It's disappointing not to be able to add it to my collection of my many Masterpiece and other PBS DVDs.

I look forward to your response and explanation.

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Sit and be Fit

January 16, 2018 from Milwaukee, WI
Feedback:

Can you tell me please, I’ve been trying to get a hold of Sit and be Fit and make an order. Can you tell me please if they still are in business? My name is Paulette. I live in Miluakee, WI. My phone number is 555 555 5555.

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Judy Woodruff's Bias

January 10, 2018
Feedback:

I watch PBS Newshour everyday. Judy Woodruff presents herself as a straightforward and unbiased journalist. However, she usually shows a strong bias against Donald Trump, making subtle comments about his lack of intelligence, his obsessive/compulsive behavior and his unfitness to serve in office. She insinuates his being a dangerous actor in matters of foreign diplomacy. Those soft comments that she makes strongly contradicts her appearance of dignity. It looks strange. In spite of her unbiased appearance, her liberal views show strongly.

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Judy Woodruff Promo

January 22, 2018 from Arizona
Feedback:

Hi. I watch Arizona PBS out in Phoenix and they run a promo right around or maybe after the time of the PBS Newshour with Judy Woodroof. I guess she made it when she was still just a co-anchor of the Newshour with Gwenn Ifill and it’s for the Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU.

In that promo, she refers to herself as the co-anchor of the PBS Newshour. I’m thinking that that is out of date. I don’t know whether you could prevail on them to change that or perhaps have Judy Woodroof make a new promo.  

Sit and be Fit

Feedback:

I’d like to know when Sit and be Fit would be televised on your public broadcasting network. I really miss that program

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DVD Recording

January 23, 2018
Feedback:

Hello, I’m calling about a documentary that you showed on TV about a week or so ago. I can’t tell you the title of it but it was about an hour long. It was like a circuit rider back in the 1800s. At the end of the program they offered the DVD for about $20. I’m interested in that. If you could call me back on this number and let us talk about it.

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NewsHour Editorial Concern

December 2017
Feedback:

I’m a regular viewer of PBS NewsHour and I think generally it’s very good. I see at the beginning of your show you highlight the words honest, balanced, and trusted. I would say you’re generally balanced except on the issue of the police relationship with the black community. I think you really haven’t given the police a fair chance to explain their position about things. It seems that it is loaded in favor of the black community. As if there are no criminals in the black community and everybody there is law-abiding and every white cop is wrong. And I think that you should adjust that. You should still interview people in the black community with their grievances. You should interview a lot more cops. Beat cops and police union representatives to get their point of view. Because there have been so many white cops killed by black civilians. I think that it is irresponsible journalism on your part to ignore that or soft-pedal it. I think that you have been unbalanced or imbalanced that way. So, I hope you can improve that. I don’t want you going to the other extreme. You could make it a lot more balanced I think. And hopefully, it might help improve the situation. Thank you.

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Victoria Book

January 25, 2018
Feedback:

I’m looking for a book that follows the program Victoria. It’s on public tv on Sundays. I want to buy a book.

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Sit and be Fit

December 2017
Feedback:

Hello I’m calling regarding Sit and Be Sit. I would really like to have it be in your programming. I really miss the program and so do many of my elderly friends or friends with arthritis. It was really a good program. Please have it included in your programming. Thank you.

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American Masters

December 2017
Feedback:

I’m watching this Bob Hope show again, American Masters. And I love it, but I just wish there was some way somebody go back and could put years on these films. I think it would enhance it so much for people to be able to put a date on all these films. This is what he looked like at 33. This is what he looked like at 28. This is what he looked like at 40, etc… I wish somebody could do that. And if they don’t know the date then put in an approximation like circa 1940 or circa 1935. That would mean a lot I think. Okay. Thanks for listening.

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PBS NewsHour

December 2017
Feedback:

With regard to the PBS Newshour tonight, December 5th. I think that Judy Woodruff made a little mistake at the beginning of it talking about the cake case. I think that she said it was a conflict between freedom of speech and discrimination. I guess she meant freedom of religion and discrimination. Although she seemed as if she was pretty much saying it that subsequent remarks. I just wanted to mention that. It was a rare, rare mistake by Judy Woodruff. Thank you

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Rebels with a Cause

December 2017
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I’m looking for a movie that was aired on KQED called Rebels with a Cause. If you know anything about it or how I can possibly get a copy please call 555-555-5555. Thank you very much.

 

 

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wed site official authorization/access

Texas
Feedback:

To who it may concern My name is John Hughes and I serve as General Manager of KPVU, Prairie View A&M University. I've made numerous attempts to register on CPB’s Music Rights site. Will someone please contact me and/or ELIMINATE the existing names associated with KPVU and list me as the station official. My direct telephone number is 936-261-3742. Thank you

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Viewpoint Bias in Public Media -- How to Report ?

California
Feedback:

Dear CPB,

I am frustrated by the political bias of the 'news' commentators of NPR & PBS. Why is there no viewpoint diversity within this taxpayer funded group?

How should I best bring examples of bias to CPB's attention?

/s/ Disappointed with the breach of public trust by biased media,

Tom Reeve

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Not on air in my area!

Feedback:

Second day we are only seeing a red logo screen in Mankato MN. Generally receiving broadcast on TPT from Minnespolis. What gives?

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Dance Program

New York
Feedback:

Hello,

We are an upcoming Indian Classical Dance School in NY - Aalokam. We are looking for dance opportunities to perform or be a part of a program or project that involves the Classical Dance form. We have over 40 students learning from us between our Manhattan and Brooklyn locations.

Kindly let me know whom to contact for the same. Your response would be much appreciated.

Thank you Shilpa

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Finding Your Roots

Washington
Feedback:

Title: You support PBS Finding Your Roots

Unless Larry David and Bernie Sanders approve of how their ancestors suffered persecution, they need to speak out about Zionist Israel persecution of the Palestine People!

Charlie Rose

November 22, 2017 from DC
Feedback:

Dear Public Television:


Thank you for the many years of wonderful public broadcasting I have enjoyed for a long time. You’ve enriched my life immeasurably.

I am sorry to write to you that I will no longer be watching your shows, your station, or contributing or encouraging anyone else to. I will therefore no longer be able to give favorable reviews in writing or to colleagues about your shows.

There are two reasons for this. First, the journalism I respected and appreciated the most was in the form of the Charlie Rose show, which I have learned you have canceled. Why you would cancel the main remaining, adult, intelligent, in-depth journalism show on television escapes me, but apparently reveals your going along with the fad of instant, no-thinking, mindless factoids that have replaced decent journalism in recent times. I understand that this is the trend, but sorry that PBS has decided to go along with it.

Secondly, the reasons given for your cancellation was apparently due to allegations made by individuals against Mr. Charlie Rose, which as best I can tell, have no basis in anything other than their personal vendetta, apparently part of a bandwagon, and have not seen any due process. If your journalists were to report as fact every pre-trial allegation made, then your newscasters should be ashamed for Trump-like nonsense. I am growing to appreciate the systems in other countries where people are not tried (as they are here) by public opinion and sentenced without any due, fair, transparent process at all. Even aside from this, I find the substance of the allegations, as reported, to be questionable. You have done a disservice to your own credibility by your summary judgement.

Again, my regrets. I hope PBS goes under and disappears.

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Charlie Rose

November 22, 2017
Feedback:

Are you people do you ever work? I mean it’s only 3 o’clock. Here’s what I’d like to say - I don’t believe Charlie Rose did anything wrong. All of these other women who are coming out, I don’t believe over half of them are telling the truth. If they dress more like businesswomen instead of like people I don’t know how they dress, but you can see up their dress a lot. I am so fed up with these discussions and I hope that you bring Charlie Rose back because he is one broadcaster that I love to listen to.

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Garrison Keillor

November 30, 2017 from NM
Feedback:

So Garrison Keillor is through now because he once touched the bare skin of a woman's back. I suppose we are heading for a Taliban/Puritan fanatics world where no one ever touches anyone unless they legally married that person or gave birth to them. Does anyone think that actually wouldn't be such a good world. Keillor made many contributions and is as much as any other single individual responsible for the wide popularity of Public Radio. How about a little recognition of that as he departs! He was probably ready for full retirement soon in any case but why not let his fans get used to the idea for a few weeks before he goes. In these and earlier stressful times Keillor's voice and gently humorous, good-natured perspective was always a comfort and a gentle correction for the world's rancor and sadness. Maybe the rabid inquisitors themselves could relax and lighten up a little for just a few weeks. Folks it's almost Christmas and the world has even worse troubles than the shocking idea that a man once touched a woman's back.

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Roads to Christ

California
Feedback:

The program was so well produced with the exception of loud background music. Couldn't hear the dialogue as a result. This is a continuing problem for many PBS programs. Think the intent is to keep viewers interested which isn't necessary. The program's subject is enough, virwers are sophisticated to appreciate w/o it. Also, not with the Subject program, but other PBS documentaries is the number of narrators used, so many that it is hard to follow the Story Line. Some of these several narrators have hard to understand accents or inflections which also complicate attention. Please attempt to resolve - pass it along . . . .

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Talk show host replacement

Michigan
Feedback:

With the recent openings on the schedule I wanted to introduce myself. I'm Patrick Gilligan. I'm considered by some to be the best interviewer in the country. I've interviewed many celebrities on my radio and tv shows: Larry King, Tony Robbins, Les Brown, John McEnroe , Paul Harvey, Ed McMahon, etc. Think Charlie Rose, but younger, better looking and a better interviewer. I'm an author: Patrick Gilligan Says Be Your Own Boss! and a blogger: PatrickGilligansays.blog.spot.com. I've alos been a guest on numerous talk shows and news casts around the country.

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Amanpour on PBS

Pennsylvania
Feedback:

Hello: As a 70-year old progressive woman, I find nothing left to view or listen to in current events on PBS except the News Hour and Washington Week, with the wonderful cool, calm, capable Robert Costa, whom I pray is free of allegations, and of course the dignified, eminently listenable Judy Woodruff. Christiane Amanpour is loud, strident and inflammatory, contributing nothing like the intelligent, deep and wide-ranging shows hosted by Charlie Rose and Tavis Smiley. Clue: Women DO NOT want all-female media! Another annoying hyperventilating commentator is Tamara Keith--you'd think she's trying out for the high school play! We DO NOT want loud, emotionally charged commentary--this approach emulates the worst of major commercial network reporting. Incidentally, NPR radio also is crippled with the potential loss of Tom Ashbrook; conversely, Joshua Johnson needs remedial broadcast voice instruction--again, much too loud, strident, shrieky, thus distracting from the subjects under discussion. Yet view his appearance on Sunday December 10, ABC's This Week--a tremendous contrast showing he is capable of excellent professional delivery. Charlie Rose was a giant whose shoes cannot be filled, but CPB needs to scour the media landscape for MEN who know how to handle broadcast in a dignified manner and also possess deep intellect. Meanwhile, we are left with only a very few shows to look forward to from CPB.

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PBS NewsHour David Brooks and Mark Shields are WRONG, FALSE, and Making FALSE Statements against President Trump.

New York
Feedback:

PBS NewsHour David Brooks and Mark Shields are WRONG, FALSE, and Making FALSE Statements against President Trump. David Brooks and Mark Shields Must be Legally Sued in Court for their FALSE, Biased STATEMENTS Against President Trump.

David Brooks and Mark Shields on "PBS NewsHour" Have been making NEGATIVE, BIAS, INSULTING, Degrading, FALSE STATEMENTS against Trump, and they are Responsible for NOT Properly Reporting the TRUTH, and thereby Causing MORE HARM and MORE DIVISION, Leading to MORE VIOLENCE to American Citizen.

David Brooks and Mark Shields that they MUST BE LEGALLY SUED. David Brooks and Mark Shields do NOT even talk about the THOUSANDS Upon THOUSANDS of Victims and CHILDREN who were KILLED by ILLEGAL Undocumented Immigrants in America. How Pathetic. See “IN-Complete KNOWN" Victims at: http://www.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp And there are THOUSANDS of VICTIMS Not even Mentioned in this List.

Please Forward this message to ALL American Citizens for their Safety, their JOBS, Careers, and Businesses. Democrats & Republicans & ALL Citizens MUST STOP ILLEGAL Undocumented Immigration, STOP Sanctuary Cities, STOP DACA. See “IN-Complete KNOWN" Victims at: http://www.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp And there are THOUSANDS of VICTIMS Not even Mentioned in this List.

American Citizen Victims like Kate Steinle, Jamiel Shaw’s Child, and Bologna’s Children, G.R., J.W., Baby Reedy, And THOUSANDS of VICTIMS have been KILLED by ILLEGAL Undocumented immigrants for YEARS before Donald Trump Ever thought of Running for President, and Many of the KILLINGS Should Have NEVER HAPPEN. Many of the MURDERS Could have been PREVENTED if America Followed Immigration LAWS.

Thank GOD for President Donald Trump for SUPPORTING VICTIM’S FAMILIES & CHILDREN who have been KILLED by ILLEGAL Undocumented Immigrants for YEARS! Those Victims KILLED will NEVER be Forgotten and Justice will be Done. PLEASE SUPPORT VICTIMS and their CHILDREN who were KILLED by ILLEGAL Undocumented Immigrants.

STOP Sanctuary Cities STOP DACA, STOP ILLEGAL Immigration. Please Support ALIPAC, FAIR, OJJPAC, or Whatever organization Stop ILLEGALS.

Ann Coulter's book "Adios America" SHOULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN YEARS AGO! What a TRAGEDY for American Citizens! This Country can NOT Protect its own citizens & its Borders!

Why does Israel have a WALL? Try telling Israel to Tear Down the WALL.

1) ILLEGAL undocumented immigrants SHOULD TAKE THE JOBS, CAREERS, OPPORTUNITIES, and BUSINESSES of those DEMOCRATS and REPUBLICANS, WHO SUPPORT ILLEGAL immigration, and Sanctuary Cities, and DACA in America!

2) Those DEMOCRATS and Republicans, and Other Peoples, Who SUPPORT "ILLEGAL" undocumented immigration and Sanctuary Cities are RESPONSIBLE for the DEATHS, ASSAULTS; and LOSS of JOBS, Careers & BUSINESSES of American Citizens.

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Hereby Requesting David Brooks and Mark Shields to SUPPORT VICTIMS and their CHILDREN KILLED by ILLEGAL Aliens Immigrannts.

New York
Feedback:

Hereby Requesting David Brooks and Mark Shields to SUPPORT VICTIMS and their CHILDREN KILLED by ILLEGAL Aliens Immigrants. PBS NewsHour David Brooks and Mark Shields are WRONG, FALSE, and Making FALSE Statements against President Trump. David Brooks and Mark Shields Must be Legally Sued in Court for their FALSE, Biased STATEMENTS Against President Trump.

David Brooks and Mark Shields on "PBS NewsHour" Have been making NEGATIVE, BIAS, INSULTING, Degrading, FALSE STATEMENTS against Trump, and they are Responsible for NOT Properly Reporting the TRUTH, and thereby Causing MORE HARM and MORE DIVISION, Leading to MORE VIOLENCE to American Citizen.

David Brooks and Mark Shields that they MUST BE LEGALLY SUED. David Brooks and Mark Shields do NOT even talk about the THOUSANDS Upon THOUSANDS of Victims and CHILDREN who were KILLED by ILLEGAL Undocumented Immigrants in America. How Pathetic. See “IN-Complete KNOWN" Victims at: http://www.ojjpac.org/memorial.asp And there are THOUSANDS of VICTIMS Not even Mentioned in this List.

David Brooks and Mark Shields Care More about "ILLEGAL" Undocumented Immigrants than the Victims and their CHILDREN who were KILLED by ILLEGAL immigrants.

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violence, hohum

California
Feedback:

It concerns me that many of the PBS programs feature stories of gruesome violence and a plethora of murder mysteries in small towns. Art and great literature explore Universal themes illuminating the struggles of the human condition and the consequences of choices. Here we are in the amazing 21st century facing ethical challenges so interesting and varied - PBS continue to educate our public with the unending drama of LIFE. Rise above the mundane. Donors will amaze you contributing dollars to insure PBS continue their honorable mission. And, You are to be commended for so many excellent productions.

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3 2 1 Contact

Ohio
Feedback:

3 2 1 Contact knows about the future of Columbus.

Fan mail for Judy Woodfurr

Maine
Feedback:

Please relay my compliments to her for consistently using the old-style HARass rather than the prevalent haRASS.

About Your Shows

Oregon
Feedback:

Dear The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting,

I like your shows and your web sites. Hope you're doing well.

Sincerely, Harrison

you tube Hallmark romantic movies Daesch ads

Feedback:

I watch very often here in France thru you tube Hallmark channel romantic movies Christmas Fall etc and the other day was watching Chasing Leprechauns and was shocked by an ad from a Arab news station promoting Daesch...aren't these movies controlled? I was shocked. It did come from the states as it was thru you tube - Hallmark channel romantic love stories Christine Ferguson

False Authority

Connecticut
Feedback:

Comcast puts a message sometimes that they are required by law to block this program on CBS or ABC .. at Brookside Estates and Rock view 6 Solomon Crossing New Haven, CT. 06515 Their home office in in New Jersey Michaels 3 East Stowe Rd PO Box 994 Marlton, NJ 08053

The property manager Mario gave his associate the EXCLUSIVE and I believe He is getting a bribe of some sort

CM Siddaramaiah is Fooling Public, by Spreading Only Kannada, Defeating Public Interest, due to Destruction and Damages caused.

Feedback:

CM Siddaramaiah is Fooling Public, by Spreading Only Kannada, Defeating Public Interest, due to Destruction and Damages caused to Residential Properties and their Vehicles, Loss of Lives, Damages to Public Health. In Rural Areas, Farmers suffered heavy loss for want of Rain. More than 540 farmers committed Suicide. His Actions, A Purely Mockery, He is a Bafoon/ Joker laughing at Public Cost. His Entire Ministry, Secretaries and All Bureaucrats Working Under His Administration is a total Failure. They all should be Punished with Heavy Penalties.

Charlie Rose

Received on November 24, 2017 from DC
Feedback:

I am disappointed that you have canceled the best in-depth news show on television, Charlie Rose.

Consequently, I am ceasing to watch PBS all together and will stop donating or supporting and hope PBS goes out of business.

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Request for a copy of a broadcast?

Received on November 14, 2017 from GA
Feedback:

Hi,

My name is *** and I am medical student at Mercer University School of Medicine. Part of our medical curriculum is a community medicine rotation where we go to underserved parts of Georgia and develop a plan to improve local healthcare. I am in Clarkston, GA and have spent 3 weeks here, and am now in a stage where I perform a literature review as part of my project for Clarkston. I have repeatedly seen a reference that refers to CPB but I cannot find it. I assume it was a tv or radio broadcast and I was wondering if it is possible to get a transcript of this broadcast or some clarification as I cannot find it anywhere on the internet despite being cited in multiple locations, and I Was hoping to cite it myself.

The citation is : Rosenwasser, M. (2012, September 21). Need to Know: America by the Numbers, Clarkston,
Georgia. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

I appreciate any help.

Thanks

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Editorial Concerns

November 30, 2017 from CA
Feedback:

When will PBS get back to where it supposed to be which is true and accurate media for all the people.

With the all the adult media on PBS being directed by liberals it becomes very concerning what PBS agenda is not only for adults but also children

I no longer can watch PBS without getting frustrated with the lies and deceit presented

Please reevaluate your mission statement which is for public broadcasting without bias, opinions, and unhealthy agendas for the country

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Editorial Concerns

November 12, 2017
Feedback:

I would donate to pbs if they were not so pro left wing political. 

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Judy Woodruff comment

Voicemail received June 20, 2017 from AZ
Feedback:

Hi, I wanted to make a comment about Judy Woodruff. I was looking at her today. I’m a regular viewer of the PBS NewsHour. I was watching Judy Woodruff, and I don’t know if she had something done to her eyes, or something, but it seemed like her eyebrows slanted downward in an unusual angle, slanted downward toward her nose, an unusual angle. And consequently she kind of had an angry look on her face throughout the show even when she wasn’t saying something that you would think would cause her to be angry. I don’t know whether she had some botox done or something like that, but her eyes looked different from how they usually look, it seemed to me anyway and it did not seem to be a change for the better. I mean, usually Judy Woodruff comes off as a very pleasant person and certainly not an angry person normally but here she had what seemed to be an angry look on her face throughout the program. I don’t know maybe it’s something where whatever was done has to wear off or something or she had her makeup done differently or whatever but as I say it did not seem to be a change for the better it seemed to be a change for the worse. I wonder if somebody would want to look at that and see whether what I seem to notice is really true, that’s just my observation anyway perhaps it’s mistaken but that’s the way it seemed to me from watching her regularly and then watching her tonight. It seemed to be a change in her appearance as I said that did not seem to be a change for the better. Okay, thank you for listening, bye. 

Support of WCNY

Voicemail received June 30, 2017 from NY
Feedback:

Hi, this is XXXXX XXXXX from New York, and I rely on my public broadcaster WCNY in Syracuse for news where I (inaudible).

Washington Week

Received on October 8, 2017 from WV
Feedback:

Your "objective coverage" of news events is just to the right of CNN and MSNBC."

The Trump administration can apparently do nothing right.

My contributions to WV Public broadcasting will cease.

 

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Father Brown

Received on June 5, 2017 from CA
Feedback:

This comment may seem a bit untoward, but I mean it in the most positive way. PBS programs are always well-done and expertly cast, and we watch "Father Brown," "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries," "Agatha Raisin," and "Death in Paradise" regularly. So you can see that we do appreciate PBS.

For me, the ONLY series among them that I rarely miss is "Death in Paradise." Yes, I enjoy the Caribbean scenery and the laid-back style of the islanders. But these assets, good as they are, are not the things that keep me coming back to PBS.

You see, I am a leg man. Yes, I enjoy and appreciate the clever plots of the aforementioned series, but I always watch for the too-rare moments when we get to see a pretty lady's legs on the screen. "Death in Paradise" provides that in every episode, but your other PBS series do NOT.

Do not think that I am a "dirty old man." I am a long-time married man, a Eucharistic Minister at my church, and I have three grown children and six happy grandchildren. We have the necessities of life, but I don't think it is too much to ask that my entertainment sources occasionally -- and TASTEFULLY -- let us see pretty legs beneath a short skirt or short shorts. These are, after all, an innocent part of life.

"Lost LA"

September 2017
Feedback:

I’d like to get some information about your production which is called “Lost LA”, meaning Los Angeles. I understand that it was produced by KCET. I live in the San Francisco Bay area. I happened to catch it on television, but I don’t know where it was and then I heard from an ad that they were starting a new series. I can’t get it and I can’t get anybody to let me know how to find it. I wanted to find out if it is possible or if its available through the library to rent.

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"Democracy Now"

September 2017
Feedback:

Hi, this is a message for Democracy Now. Why doesn’t KCET put on Ludwig the mad king of Bavaria filmed in 1973 the director being Luchino Visconti. What is the difference between Ludwig II of Bavaria and our current president?

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RT

May 29, 2017 from California
Feedback:

Dear CPB, I have previously written the Ombudsman on this topic, but observe that RT is still being broadcast after it has been clearly established that it is under the direct control of Vladimir Putin as a propaganda tool for the Russian government. Why on earth does public television still broadcast this channel?

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Unknown Broadcast Concern

September 2017
Feedback:

Yes. I’ve got comments about National Football League taking a knee. They can take a knee all they want but you guys don’t have to put it on camera. Just point the camera towards the flag and let us hear the national anthem. Those players that choose to take a knee let them take a knee and deal with the fans.

Let the chips fall where they may. So, stop filming it.

Goverment support for The News Hour

Received on September 1, 2017 from MS
Feedback:

Lots of people have written their Congressman and Senator about The News Hour. It should be called the Bash Trump For a Hour Show. Can't get money when you bash the President. DAAAAA!

Your program on the Vietnam War.

Received September 19, 2017 from FL
Feedback:

Vietnam was not a war. Only congress can declare war, and they never did. At no time during the POLICE ACTION did this happen. Why can't you get this wright. You do you and everyone else get this right.

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About Your Shows

Received on September 7, 2017 from OR
Feedback:

Dear The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting,

I like your shows and your web sites. Hope you're doing well.

Sincerely,
XXXXXXX

 

Content not avialable outside of the US

Received on September 17, 2017 from HI
Feedback:

I would like to know the justification for blocking access to PBS shows for viewers outside fo the US. I am an American citizen that spends most of my time overseas working. I was very disappointed that I could not even view the Ken Burns trailer for Vietnam. I would appreciate an explanation of the justification used to block access for IP addresses outside of the US.

 

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8/16 Charlie Rose late night show

Received on August 17, 2017 from TN
Feedback:

The excessive length of including Trump's news conference was unconscionable. It violated the separation of reporting the news vs making the news and in doing so gave Trump a soapbox he did not deserve. Many clips of the n-c throughout the day made it well known. A clip by Rose to introduce J. Green would have been more than sufficient.

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ISIS

August 24, 2017 from OR
Feedback:

Dear CPB,
Thank you for your great work.
I am writing to ask that Newscasters et al, not use the word "ISIS" when reporting about the terrorist group. If you could please use Daesch, IS or some other name. The reason being that it confuses and insults the name of the sacred Egyptian Goddess Isis who is also known as the Mary and the Divine Sophia i.e. Isis Mary Sophia. This is a deity of high regard for myself and others.
Is it not time to give this terror group greater scrutiny especially in light of its attempted caliphate being annihilated? Does it not legitimize it when addressed as a "state"?
I watch the Newshour and other programs religiously and it offends me every time I hear the misappropriation of the word.

Sincere Regards,
XXXX, PhD

 



 

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The news hour

Received on August 29, 2017 from FL
Feedback:

I would just like to comment that I have really enjoyed Miles O'Brien filling in for Judy Woodward. He is good at presenting the news and questioning.

Technical glitch on PBS NewsHour

Voicemail received on July 26, 2017 from AR
Feedback:

I’m watching the PBS Newshour July 26 and I think there was some technical glitch with the tape of President Trump on the Iraq nuclear status segment, where I think the tape must have been sped up. It didn’t sound as if  it was at the right speed. I haven’t heard it corrected yet, I’m still watching. If that mistake wasn’t acknowledged, then I think it should be acknowledged in the future. If it was a mistake as I think that it was, the tape from President Trump commenting on it. Ok, thank you for listening. Bye. 

Audio complaint about Louisiana station

Voicemail received on July 16, 2017 from LA
Feedback:

Hi I’m not sure if I’m calling the right line or what, but I’m watching channel KLTM which is calling KLTM which is a Louisiana public broadcast station and the audio has been out for two days. So I’ve been trying to figure out why and who I need to report that to.  I reported it to my cable company, but they said since the audio is working on every other station other than this one, it’s not really their problem.

Which of course they would say that. But I was just wondering if there is a problem with KLTM which is again the Louisiana Public Broadcasting station that I watch.  Anyway my name is XXXX XXXX. Thank you, bye. 

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PBS political involvement

Monday, July 3, 2017
Feedback:

I am a minimal donor to PBS on a monthly basis, but I am thinking of discontinuing my small annual donation because I feel that the political inclinations of Judy Woodruff are too far to the right. She is a Republican, which is OK, but she should not make her right-leaning thoughts a part of her presentation. Can you coach her on this?

 

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Capitol 4th Program

July 4, 2017 from PA
Feedback:

Fireworks show was terrible. You should have used one camera showing the whole scene without so many interruptions. Some cameras were way to close and all you could see were the fireworks flying up, but no explosions, no colors. Others you could only see part of the explosions. Very poor.

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Suggestion to make PBS Digital content podcast-friendly

Voicemail received on July 20, 2017 from WA
Feedback:

Hi. I just had a suggestion for you guys, I saw that you recently, I don’t know how recently, engulfed the Crash Course series on YouTube which is a series that I enjoy, and I saw that you’re also releasing a series using one of the same people for something called Ions that’s going to be available on YouTube. All of these things would be things that I’d be interested in being able to listen to as I go throughout my day. The problem is that I don’t have time to sit down and actually watch a YouTube video. Instead It would be so much more helpful for me to be in Podcasting form. So I just wanted to suggest that perhaps you guys think about using the same series doing the same stuff you’re doing but make them podcast friendly.  And for technical reasons, just having the YouTube video playing while I listen wouldn't’t really work. It would literally have to be an audio file that I could hear. So, that would be really helpful to me, I would appreciate you guys considering that. So thank you so much, bye. 

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KCET program comment

Voicemail Received from CA
Feedback:

Hi just a comment I’m a regular subscriber and avid watcher of KCET. In particular right now I’m watching the Fisher(sic). I’m just curious why they would show a body hanging in a shower stall showing graphically the injury to the neck, showing the death scene. Yet they find it necessary to blur the naked posterior.  I thought that this was a sophisticated television station I really didn’t think that that would be necessary in this type of programming however I don’t know what the powers that be have to say about this. If anyone wants to call me about this, my name is XXXXX. XXX-XXX-XXXX. Thank you.

Tunnel season 2 not carried on station

Voicemail Received from VT
Feedback:

The Tunnel season 2 is being advertised on Vermont Public Television, New Hampshire Public Television and New York’s Mountain Lake Public Television, but nobody is carrying it. What’s up with that? Why do you advertise shows that nobody’s carrying, even on their websites? 

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CPB political advocacy guidelines?

June 18, 2017
Feedback:

Where can I find guidelines for CPB grantees to help avoid political favoritism? Can a candidate for federal office be a programmer on a supported station? 

 

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Bequest to PBS

June 23, 2017
Feedback:

My client wants to leave money to PBS. How should I word the gift?

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Sit and Be Fit local airtime

Received on June 15, 2017 from CA
Feedback:

Hi my name is XXXXX XXXXX. Can you please call me back I want to know what time PBS gives the exercise for older people?  I am interested to practice with Miriam. Can you please call me back? My telephone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX.

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NOVA, "Making North America: Origins", S42/E18

June 23, 2017
Feedback:

The 34 of us that contribute annually primarily to our local PBS have decided that if NOVA, or any other program on PBS, EVER EMPLOYS "KIRK JOHNSON" (supposedly affiliated with N.M.N.H.) AGAIN TO PRESENT OR NARRATE A-N-Y PROGRAMMING ON PBS, WE WILL END OUR GIVINGS TO ANYTHING RELATED TO PUBLIC BROADCASTING. This person should NOT be in front of a camera, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME. Please make note of our strong objections, AND NAUSEA FROM "KIRK JOHNSON." Thank you very much. X.XXXXXXX (member of the group that drew the "short stick" and had to communicate this worthy information) 

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Broadcast coverage of Iran

Voicemail received from PA June 30, 2017
Feedback:

Hi, I’d like you to incorporate into your stories when you talk about Iran stating that America has been shameful because it’s trying to protect its citizens from incoming terrorists and wants to vet our people better. What’s really shameful is when Iran has its missiles ready on the launch pad, sends them up as trials to see if they work and has them in death to Israel. Now that’s shameful. Trying to protect your people is one thing. Trying to attack other people and call for their annihilation that’s what’s called not just shameful but evil.  So thanks very much I look forward to hearing that incorporated into your broadcasts, bye-bye. 

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Programming

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Feedback:

I am concerned about a PBS plan to air a three-hour “documentary" called Schools Inc. that tells a very one-sided story of school privatization. It is anti-public education propaganda. The film was produced by the Libertarian Cato Institute (which supported Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary) and got funding by extreme right-wing conservative foundations.

I believe this is an assault on public education. As a public teacher for 37 years, AND having direct experience of the failure of privatization of schools in Michigan specifically (DeVos), I know how allowing education to become a business for profit is a travesty for the improvement of education for all.

I request, even demand, that PBS also broadcast former Assistant Education Secretary Dianne Ravitch's response, and air the documentary "Backpack Full of Cash" that tells the truth about privatizing our public schools.
I have supported AND marched for the continuation of federal budgeting for PBS because I have for 35 years enjoyed the diversity and quality of programming. I hope that you feel that showing both sides AT THE SAME TIME is a responsibility you don't neglect.

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Real Boy Documentary

Voicemail Received on June 13, 2017 from DC
Feedback:

Hi I understand this month PBS is televising a documentary called Real Boy and I really think it’s unfortunate that PBS is promoting transgenderism. I will do everything I can to make it difficult for you to exist in the future if you continue to promote such harmful perspectives about this. 

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DeVos propaganda

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Feedback:

I am horrified that you are supporting Betsy Devos's fascist, racist and bigoted de-education policies! You ought to be ashamed if you have any human decency left! I have supported you in the past, but you have become more and more reactionary over the years and this propaganda piece is the final straw! You need to repudiate this grave mistake or i will go on a campaign to insist people no longer give money to your once great organization!

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I'll fly away

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Feedback:

This was a terrific series on PBS years ago and I can't find any way to see it again. Can you help?

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health care

Received on June 27, 2017 from OH
Feedback:

I am currently on medicaid services and wondering how the GOP health care bill will impact citizens, the economy and jobs here. I heard in the CBO report 22 million will lose care.

 

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Editorial Concerns

June 22, 2017 from Oklahoma
Feedback:

I used to love PBS, but your biased left-liberal views and shows that are now promoted by PBS seem to be one-sided. I will no longer donate money nor any other means of funding to You. I know now why some lawmakers want to pull the plug on Public Television Funding from Taxpayers... Remember YOUR Own Mission Statement? I think you’ve forgotten about staying neutral and showing ALL Sides of the political issues NOT just Democrat Views. The Nightly News is Unwatchable if you are a Republican and Conservative. Sadly PBS has sank into a dismal wretched television. Goodbye PBS.

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After 40 Years We Stopped Watching the PBS Newshour

Received on June 24, 2017 from CA
Feedback:

My husband and I faithfully watched the PBS Newshour for more than 40 years. Even when we lived in the UK for 3 years, we had tapes of it sent to us from the US. We've now stopped watching because the presentations on policy issues are so one-sided. Over the past decade the Newshour and NPR have become political interpreters and advocates for "Liberal Establishment" positions. Increasingly, the producers and editors omit describing opposing views of controversial issues. Too often PBS' producers fail to present BOTH SIDES of issues, particularly, economic effects and implications for all taxpayers. Issues are too often discussed only in terms of anecdotal stories that imply that nationwide policy should be determined by these singular pathetic stories. An aggregious example of this is the use of the Kaiser Family Foundation which promotes one point of view. Most of the time, alternate views are not given. The only exception to PBS' one-sidedness are Paul Solman's Making Sen$e reports. In total, PBS now fails to offer professional objective journalism. We no longer support taxpayer funding for PBS.

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Sit and Be Fit

Voicemail from WA, Friday, June 23, 2017
Feedback:

Hello I live in Spokane, WA and I wanted to say how much I enjoy Sit and Be Fit on public television I just wanted you to know that. Thank you, good bye.

 

Sit and Be Fit

Voicemail from NY, Monday, June 5, 2017
Feedback:

Hi, my comment: the “Sit and Be Fit” program it’s on television with Mary Ann Wilson is a wonderful program and it’s helped me a lot. I wanted to make that comment. Thank you. 

Going to lose our PBS station

Received on June 17, 2017 from CA
Feedback:

I live in a small town in Northern California. I just got a letter from my local station saying that they are going to have to shut down unless they raise $800,000, the same amount that the station in San Francisco has to raise. This is not fair. We don't have that kind of money up here. We might be able to come up with this once, but every year, not likely. There are only 135,000 residents in the whole county and the median household income is $40,000. Can you tell me how we can possibly come up with that kind of money? I am serious. This society is falling apart because of partisanship. If there is no unifying narrative, how can that be a good thing? I just wonder why you are punishing small rural communities that are already cut off from many things (for example, there is no cell phone service where I live). It is depressing to think that rural residents are written off as insignificant by you, the rich and influential.

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After 40 Years We Stopped Watching the PBS Newshour

Received June 24, 2017 from CA
Feedback:

My husband and I faithfully watched the PBS Newshour for more than 40 years. Even when we lived in the UK for 3 years, we had tapes of it sent to us from the US. We've now stopped watching because the presentations on policy issues are so one-sided. Over the past decade the Newshour and NPR have become political interpreters and advocates for "Liberal Establishment" positions. Increasingly, the producers and editors omit describing opposing views of controversial issues. Too often PBS' producers fail to present BOTH SIDES of issues, particularly, economic effects and implications for all taxpayers. Issues are too often discussed only in terms of anecdotal stories that imply that nationwide policy should be determined by these singular pathetic stories. An aggregious example of this is the use of the Kaiser Family Foundation which promotes one point of view. Most of the time, alternate views are not given. The only exception to PBS' one-sidedness are Paul Solman's Making Sen$e reports. In total, PBS now fails to offer professional objective journalism. We no longer support taxpayer funding for PBS.

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News Hour

Monday, May 8, 2017
Feedback:

Commentators and news reports are all negative on Trump. Reporters, comments and attitudes are all negative and anti-Trump.
I watch News Hour and did not vote for Trump but find coverage and reporting all biased.
Sorry to say it and I realize viewers would be liberal but news reporting needs to be unbiased.
If I can sense from questions, smerks, etc, I find it really discouraging.
I did vote for Trump but I respect the office of the Presidency and really wish him well for the benefit of all our citizens.
Sorry, I have enjoyed and respected the NewsHour and hope that you will continue to strive to unbiased news reporting.

 

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Mary Moo Cow show

May 26, 2017
Feedback:

Hello,
My name is XXXXX and I think that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting should make a Mary Moo Cow show on PBS Kids just like the Mary Moo Cow show on the Arthur show. Please make a Mary Moo Cow show really soon.

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Sit and Be Fit

Voicemall from OR, Monday, May 22, 2017
Feedback:

Yes, hi I wanted to leave a message. I’ll also try leaving a message on the website. I’m an avid watcher of “Sit and be Fit” and I wanted to speak to somebody about my accolades about the program.  My name is PXXXXXXX. I can be reached at XXX-XXX-XXX anytime, and I’ll also try leaving a message.  Thanks, bye. 

Judy Woodruff

Voicemail from AZ, Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Feedback:

Hi, I just wanted to comment on yesterday’s PBS Newshour: Monday, May 22. I thought it was very interesting at the end of the NewsHour that Judy Woodruff commented that she had given the commencement speech, at I think it was Muhlenberg College, but they did not play a tape of that. They played a tape of the speech given by the student, who I guess was Arab, she seemed to be anyway. And Judy complimented her. And I guess that goes to what seems to be Judy’s humble and self-effacing nature which is very unusual in that business and very refreshing too. It’s another reason to like Judy Woodruff. One among many. Okay, thank you for listening. Bye. 

PBS Newshour

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Feedback:

You are moving back to the left of center. You continue to Criticize this
New Administration.

I expect from you a balanced approach giving him time to speak not interpret.

If you expect our support in my opinion
You need to rebalance like LONDON TELEGRAPH THE FINANCIAL TIMES.

If not I will encourage this Administration as well as the Republican House & Senate to cut your budget twenty five percent and cutoff fund completely to the PBS NEWS HOUR!

 

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Lack of programming

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Feedback:

I would like to support funding for CPB, but your ability to produce anything new and exciting for adults is sorely lacking. Almost all of the shows I watch on our local PBS stations are produced by the Brits. Great mysteries and dramas! What do you guy make besides Sesame Street. Mercy Street was pretty good, Historical drama based in America and produced in Virginia. Aside from this drama -- what is being made in your studios. If the only adult content is going to be British, I might as well use Netflix and forget about PBS.

 

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contributions

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Feedback:

I would like to make a contribution, but that doesn't seem to be covered on your website. What's up with that?

 

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PBS NewsHour coverage of Jim Comey dismissal

Voicemail from LA
Feedback:

I was calling to request that the nightly news, the Newshour discuss the manner in which Jim Comey was fired by President Trump. I think it was poorly done. I am shocked. I am dumbfounded.  He didn’t even have the courtesy to let the man be in his office. He’s out in California and he finds out by a news release. This tells me.  I’m just absolutely shocked and I think the news media needs to address this: What is the proper way to fire somebody at that level of government? Thank you.  

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About Your Shows

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Feedback:

Dear The Corporation For Public Broadcasting,

I like your support for PBS Kids. I like your web sites. Hope you're doing well.

 

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Federal Funding

Monday, April 10, 2017
Feedback:

I sent this to my congressional reps last night and thought I should share with your office also - cause I am sure no one ever thinks about this - we are not on anyone's radar. No response to me is needed.

It has become very evident that the Republicans who hold control of Congress hold contempt for those “who don’t have”, and even with that in mind, I feel that I need to have my voice heard on the issues of the budget line item to defund public television.

Republicans will argue that people’s taxes shouldn’t be used to fund public broadcasting and for the following reasons I strongly disagree with the Republican stance.

Cable vs Over the Air Broadcasting
UNLIKE EVERY ONE OF YOU IN THE CHAMBER
I do not have cable television. I watch television on over the air free channels. I do not have access to HBO or any of the other “pay for fee” channels that produce higher quality programming. The ONLY consistent quality programming that I can watch - - is on public broadcasting. For the most part the programming on NBC, ABC or CBS is fluff and geared toward a younger viewing audience that I share nothing in common with.

When my grand-daughter comes to visit, there is no option for Disney channel at my house - BUT she can watch quality children’s programming at my house - - on public television

Internet Based Broadcasting
UNLIKE EVERY ONE OF YOU IN THE CHAMBER
I do not have a tablet, a data plan or a fancy computer. My computer is 14 years old, runs on XP and I can not view any video over 25 minutes long. Netflix/Hulu/etc requires an outlay of additional money in addition to having a computer capable of viewing the programming

When my grand-daughter comes to visit, there is no option for her to access a computer to watch anything, due to the age of my computer and the lack of Wi-Fi in my house- BUT she can watch quality children’s programming at my house - - on public television

Public Funding vs Fund Drives
UNLIKE EVERY ONE OF YOU IN THE CHAMBER
I do not have the discretionary funds to donate to public broadcasting. BUT, I DO pay taxes and do not feel that it is unreasonable for some of the tax dollars which are paid into the Federal government to be used to support public television.

Seventeen (17) percent of the people in the US watch television on FREE over the air channel. Public television provides us with consistent quality programming for adults and for children.

Haves vs Have nots
UNLIKE EVERY ONE OF YOU IN THE CHAMBER
I am a have not. Public television provides the main source of entertainment for me throughout the year. I do not have discretionary funds to afford cable, I do not have discretionary funds to pay for movies on the internet; I do not have discretionary funds to upgrade my computer; I do not have discretionary funds to go to regularly go to the theater to see a movie.

My main entertainment – the entertainment I enjoy is on public broadcasting.

I strongly support public broadcasting –I can’t financially support it/
I strongly believe that the miniscule amount budgeted for public broadcasting should not be cut, especially when compared to the HUGE federal budget that is approved every year.

Thank you for your time.

 

Question

Sunday, April 16, 2017
Feedback:

Hello,
I read that the current administration might stop/limit future funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting/PBS in the near future. Will the Corporation for Public Broadcasting/PBS possibility follow the lead of The BBC or CBC to rent out their facilities(studios,etc.),create an on demand web site for their series, possibility ask the American public to donate $3.00 a year on their taxes(325 million Americans x $3.00=975 million dollars) for Corporation for Public Broadcasting/PBS programs? This along with other items/ideas can help save the Corporation for Public Broadcasting/PBS for future Americans. Thank You!

 

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Dying to be a Martyr

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Feedback:

The apparent focus and content of this 'lesson plan' is outrageous. It should be pulled immediately and not allowed to be taught to our children. Who at CPB, PBS or J.P. Morgan thinks that this product is a good thing? Who? Whoever is reading this, if anyone at all, please ask yourself if you would want your own child, grandchild or other family members to be taught this nonsense?

 

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PBS News Hour

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Feedback:

Dear Ms. Woodruff, 

The News Hour and Public Television in general are the two reasons why I subscribe to cable service. Let me put that into perspective: as an independent artist in my sixties, I make ends meet by teaching part time at the local university, and my every expenditure is mulled over. 

The News Hour has always practiced reliable, in-depth journalism with the highest standards.  Yet under your leadership, it's reaching new heights of creative, inspiring, and  thought-provoking content. For many years I've listened to NPR daily, and I applaud the inclusion of radio journalists on  the News Hour; it's interesting to see them in action.

The periodic features, "In My Humble Opinion" and "My Brief But Spectacular Moment" are priceless additions.

It's been great to watch you getting more relaxed and natural in your role; you seem to evince a new level of authenticity, and it suits you very well.

With  admiration and appreciation,

 

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Lidia Bastianich

Voicemail from NY, Sunday, April 23, 2017
Feedback:

Hi, I’d like to leave a message for Lidia Bastianich. Lidia the show.  My name is GXXXXXX HXXXXX. We don’t know each other. I am currently in a rehab facility where I have met a 95-year old woman who I think comes from the same region as Lidia, from Istria. This woman, clear of mind, sings like a wonderful angel. And sings only the same song. And that I guess they have a dialer, in that dialer. And I thought wouldn’t that be something? She’s really tronic(sp), and she sings it every day. And I kind of follow her through the facility. I’m in a rehab called XXXXX in XXXXXX, New York, and I listen to her singing these songs. Anyway, if it’s of interest to anyone, my name is GXXXXXX HXXXXX, I am at XXXXXXXXXXXX.  And the number at XXXXX is XXX-XXX-XXXX. That’s the general number for XXXXX. I’m sorry to be so…and I’m currently, one of the reasons I’m here at rehab is I had an intervention. And its cost me temporarily some used to work with.  So, GXXXXXX HXXXXX at BXXXX. It’s XXX-XXX-XXXX. It concerns Lidia Bastianich possibly and it’s about Istria. Appreciate it, stay safe, (inaudible) I believe it’s a part of Italy. (inaudible) So I’m in your hands whoever you are, if it’s of interest let me know, I’ll tell you where I am, thanks.   

 

 

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Howrd Husock

Virginia
Feedback:

I am extremely concerned that Mr. Husock who serves on the board of directors of CPB has publically stated in the March 26 Washington Post that he feels "NPR and PBS don't need tax money anymore". He stated that CPB's mission is being accomplished by for-profit media and that "diversity and excellence" is supported by such media.

Given that he does not support the mission of CPB, I wonder why he is permitted to serve on the board of directors. I believe he should be immediately removed. I would appreciate your explaining why he should continue in his position. Thank you for taking the time to address my concerns.

Funding

Pennsylvania
Feedback:

For many years I have appreciated the unique programming on PBS radio stations. I hope the Trump administration is NOT successful in its efforts to cut Federal funding from the CPB.

Public Funding

March 17, 2017
Feedback:

Like so many other programs that rely on "Public (tax $'s) Funds. That crutch might not be there forever. I personally have never [sought out] or used any of your services, & yet I pay for them through my taxes. Companies like yours need to realize that we as tax payers cant continue to pay for things that we do not use. Start charging your clients for your services, just like other business do.
If you can survive great if not maybe it was not needed in the 1st place.

 

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Can't wait until CPB loses its public funding!

March 16, 2017
Feedback:

I am especially looking forward to CPB losing its grip on the public teat when Trump's budget goes through and puts an end to your blatant liberal/progressive bias in programming, news, and commentary. All I can say is: IT'S ABOUT TIME!

 

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Funding

March 18, 2017
Feedback:

Likely budget cuts suggest it's time for PBS to depend less on govt money. I hope you are not waiting for the axe to fall before making outside-the-box changes. I am a listener/viewer and supporter for many years but seems like govt money has allowed unsustainable expansion in every direction. Do you really need to broadcast 24x7? Are so many stations really nexessary in a single area? And with streaming it seems a lot of infrastructure could be eliminated. PBS has become a forum for weeks long commercials for every 'health' evangelist on earth, many of them questionable (Amen at the top of the list) all spouting the same information. Why not turn off PBS for a two week period and post a pledge message on screen. With nothing worthwhile to watch, maybe folks will cut loose their green. And how about selling DVDs of the early (1980s) sessme street programs. They were great. Everyone should watch them. Self sustaining must be your plan going forward. start now!

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Federal Budget Cuts

March 21, 2017
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I am outraged that Trump wants to cuts your funds. CPB is an essential in my household, not only for my 4yr old son's program's but for my viewing as well. There has to be something that can be done. I can't imagine something so sacred, almost an institution, being threatened in such a disgusting way.

 

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Appearance of Ms Patricia de Stacy Harrison's appearance before congress today, March 28, 2017.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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PBS is precious to me, as an 80-year-old grandmother. I had raised three children in sometimes desperate poverty. With only a 13-inch, black and white television set,
PBS opened the world to my children.

In the early 1940s, kindergarten was not available to my siblings and me. It took me three years to catch up with my classmates who had attended kindergarten, just because learning materials were unavailable. My own children entered school at least one year ahead of their classmates. They all won college scholarships. One child was not able to complete college because of health problems. My grandchildren are presently in college or will all attend college. All of them have high grade point averages. Most of them are "A" students. Awakening a burning desire to learn is the greatest benefit of early childhood education.

Since my children are racially mixed, the diversity of people and places presented on PBS helped them to establish strong self-images.

Please keep up the good fight to protect federal funding for PBS.

 

C-Span hearing with Patricia de Stacey Harrison

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Brilliant and inspiring testimony. Those who opposed her facts pointed out how uninformed they were about historical world views. I will send money. I declined recently because I believed corporate money was distorting content. I will call my representatives and Senators to express my opposition to cutting fund to CPB.

 

NPR

Thursday, March 2, 2017
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There is a link on your site to OIG, Office of the Inspector general but it is a link to cpb.org. Is the OIG part of CPB? I have been listening to NPR in Southern CA for some period usually midday most every day for some months as the recent election period had become interestingly intense. I have found that NPR is excessively and consistently biased and the hosts too often rude and vitriolic in sneering criticism of Donald Trump, especially, but anyone of opposing political position may be targeted. It is not a necessary aspect of news nor of any journalist endeavor. NPR surely is a model of Bad journalism. Recently I read somewhere a threat to stop Federal government funding for NPR and I suppose PBS and was surprised as I thought funding was topped years ago. Today I decided to go to the website of the station purveying NPR to comment on the excessive bias that is apparently the norm but which does not serve the public if fair and accurate info is the desired product; NPR is rank propaganda without variance in my experience. So I do not think it appropriate that it should receive public funding. As I recall the MacDonald's heiress long ago left NPR a fortune so they can likely persist on that and from listener support. On their website I found that they No Longer Allow Comments. There was a notice about 6 months ago, in August 2016 indicating that the station, KPCC, was no longer going to have an online comments feature as it did not like the comments people made and they were deleting the comment feature plus all the comments ever made in the comments feature. August 2016 was in the midst f the highly intense presidential election which ultimately resulted in Donald Trump becoming the President. NPR programming I hear on this station was vehemently hostile to Trump and anything associated with him. Ithas also been consistently manipulative misleading and misinforming on the issue of Immigration, in my opinion after having looked into the history and current reality of immigration both legal and illegal. So I am offering this comment but I know it is like water off a ducks back, and I will as a dutiful citizen share it if I can without obstacles with the OIG if there is a government website for that. Also I should mention that NPR.org does not have any online comment facility either. This is I assume effectively to censor the public and in the case of KPCC in the midst of their extreme anti-trump bias, the abolition of public comments was likely to block pro-Trump comments and reasonable criticism of Hilary Clinton, specifically, and the Democratic Party interests generally during an intense period of NPR PROPAGANDIZING it's agenda which was not to fairly and accurately convey news material. Though I may not have voted for Donald Ttrump, I am genuinely almost daily appalled by the ongoing vehement rancid vitriol quality in it's, NPR's, ongoing anti-Trump pogrom. It is positively unseemly and unworthy of any public funding; not a dime.

 

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PBS/KQED Ken Burns American Storyteller

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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I am a sustaining member. I do not donate alot, but do so regularly, and for a number of years. Tonight I gave some thought to cancelling my sustaining membership. I watched the first possibly 50 minutes of the Ken Burns Storyteller story. I spoke to some friends informed them of the program, they changed stations and we watched for almost another hour together. The period from about 50 minutes into the story and going for more than another hour was more solitictiation for donations than it was program. I actually walked out and turned the tv off in disgust at PBS. Never before have I felt this way. Donations and pledge drives are necessary, I understand that. What you put before your audience tonight was worse, really worse than, Hallmark or CBS at their worst. I have learned, and now expect much more from PBS/KQED. What you did tonight breaks my heart. Do it once more and I WILL cancel my sustaining membership.

 

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OK - now what?

Thursday, March 16, 2017
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While we have supported our local public TV and radio stations over the years - based off of this AM's WH announcement it appears that the vulgar barbarian that skated in on electoral votes intends to zero out CPB's budget. My wife and I intend to at least triple our previous gifts and the question arises do we help fund the CPB or our local T& radio stations?

 

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Heads will roll

Saturday, March 11, 2017
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The news you report on NPR is biased. Its nice to know that heads will roll!

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The letter from the President of CPB

March 17, 2017
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I have been a fan of public broadcasting since my childhood, and five years ago in May, I wrote a letter of admiration to Charlie Rose to tell him how much I enjoy his work and that he has my admiration and respect for being someone I like to think of as ''the salt of the earth''. My blood pressure went up a few points when I heard on the news last night that the President's budget cuts included doing away with funding for public broadcasting, and I want to thank the President of the CPB herself for the heartfelt and articulate letter she wrote. As a creative writer myself, I would have like to have done the same.

Furthermore, even though I am a regular citizen, if I was in the Senate, I would still stand with Sens.Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and fight a good fight to keep public broadcasting alive and well for future generations.
Thank you for letting me get up on my soapbox.

 

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Voices

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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I recently watched a couple of episodes of Daniel Tiger with my grandson. Story evidently is attractive for children. I noticed this: The pronunciation of certain words
could be better as the children are going to repeat what they hear. There are two glaring errors that came across in the show that I watched. Who ever is doing the voice over is saying "your" where the sentence or phrase calls for "you're" or 'you are". And when they are evidently supposed to be saying "they're" or they are, your voice over is being pronounced as "there". Though the nuance is not huge, it should be distinguishable as children listening to it are going to grow up thinking they're
pronouncing the words correctly.

 

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Program/project idea

Saturday, February 11, 2017
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I just sent an email with the following message to WETA and thought that I should also sent it to you.

"I would love to see a program that is an extended tour of the exhibits in the new Museum of Black History. I can't get there in person very easily so such a tour would be the next best thing. Your production team is right there on location. I would bet that if you could produce such a program, PBS stations all over the country would want to air it. And if they would produce programs that featured museums in their localities, and share those programs with other stations, I would be overjoyed."

If WETA can do the Black History museum, it is a program idea. If other stations cover those museums in their areas, it's a project project, and a great one!

 

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PBS News Hour

Thursday, February 16, 2017
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While my family both contributes and supports the PBS News Hour!! In spite of our financial hardships! because this show is WORTH IT!!! with its Unique, Fair, and Just Appraisals, and seemingly Unbiased Intellectual Perspectives!!! on an incredible wide range of worldly topics and events!! Both without ever trying to be Condescending or Entertaining, like the majority of our local news stations, So SADLY Do!!! in their efforts for higher ratings! which to us, TRULY Tarnishes the whole local news Credibility of Being Fair and Impartial!!! Enough to give us the FACTS!! of a story and/or have Comprehensive questions on current events that affect Our Daily Lives!! Either directly or indirectly .

Unfortunately, the PBS News Hour TOTALLY FAILS!!! in the Humanity!!! to FAIRLY Represent the Country’s Vast Diversity!!! which, became more and more visible as this last election cycle, brought this Reality into the FULL-Light of day . In other words, our intellectual contemplative observational Perspective, of the PBS News Hour’s TOTAL Dis-respectfulness towards the Country’s Citizens of Color!!! and their TOTAL DISCRIMINATION of everyone who is NOT White!! through your media’s Major Decision Maker’s who ONLY have a myopic-vision of the news!! that Totally DISMISSES the Views, Opinions, Voices, and Perspectives of others who are NOT White!! in the election process!!! which surprisingly and ultimately helped the Aspiring DICTATOR!!! trump, to win the way he did!! and establish an Unchallenged Perspective of public discourse that was ALLOWED to DISCREDIT Journalists, Reporters, the Intelligence Community, Voters, Judges, Eliminating FREE access to an OPEN INTERNET!! and place a Gag-Order on the EPA to allow republicans the ability to approve fracking, Destroying Protected lands, lay pipelines without restrictions, and drill wells without consequences!! thus allowing all the republican companies quick and easy profits!!! irregardless of the REAL Consequences!!! to Fellow Citizens or OUR Fragile Environment!!! through following his personal copy of “How-to Become the World’s Greatest Dictator”!!! and so far Its WORKING!!! and everyone in the media, with all their resources!!! is Tooooo AFRAID to challenge his Violating Our Constitution!!! as the highest Elected official?!? and his claims of Plausible Denial ability!!! through the position of Executive Privilege! As President!! It may be just US!!! but in today's Reality!! the PBS News Hour, along with other World news organizations! Are Totally GUILTY of arbitrarily TOTALLY ELIMINATED the REAL Voices, Opinions, Views, and Honest Perspectives of Our Diverse Nation .

So in the face of there being this TRUE!! Insult!!! to the Intelligence!! of Fellow Citizen’s, and the PBS News Hour being TRULY DEVOID of the Humanity of African American, Asians, dark-skinned Hispanics NOT Trying to Pass-for-White!!! and Other Minorities on a daily basis!! for the entire 580 Plus Days of the election reporting!! trump was created . In other words, the PBS News Hour was TOTALLY DEVOID of the Challenging Voices of the Minority American Voter!!! there were ABSOLUTELY No regular Experts of Color!! ABSOLUTELY No regular Political Analysts of Color!! Nor ABSOLUTELY No regular Highly Regarded and Respected Journalists of Color!! from any Respected News Paper be it the NY Times, Washington Post, or Others!! or TV Stations like CNN, C-Span, or Others!! that was a regular part of any discussion of the candidate’s! As if these businesses Don’t have Even ONE Equally Qualified Reporter, Journalists, Expert, or Political Analysts within their hundreds of employees?!? thus the PBS News Hour’s Hypocritical Perspective!! was/Is TOTALLY and 99% White!!! as IF No Employee of Color!! has a Valid Opinion, View, or Perspective of any aspect of the election, the Candidate’s, or More Importantly Daily Events . Not ONE of their White Journalists, Reporters, or Political Analysis Ever Thought Like a Minority!! or EVER Walked a Mile in Their Experiences!!! Like Fellow Citizens trying to survive on $34,000.00 salaries or LESS!!! or EVEN tried to pose questions that the Average Citizen!! had and/or wanted FACTUAL Answers to!! in helping them decide the best candidate for Our COUNTRY!!! SADLY!!! the Whole 580 Plus Days of coverage revolved around the perspectives of White people lacking the Humanity to realize the error of Not Being Inclusive!!! of ALL Our Diversity!!! and ONLY counting on the perspectives of those earning salaries comparable to any of your news reporters!!! No Other Perspective of REALITY were EVER Entertained!!! Since White Major Decision Makers still TOTALLY Believe that they have the ONLY Answers!!! which by observation!! EVEN continues Today!! with your REFUSAL to choose an African American to replace Mrs. Gwen Iifel, with a regular African American!! like Mrs. Audie Corins, or Mrs. Zerlina Maxwell, Nor to expand the daily PBS News Hour panel to TRULY Include Mrs. Judy Woodworth, Truly Sharing the spotlight!! with an African American, a Dark-skinned Hispanic, an Asian, and someone from the Muslim community!! to offer their Equally Qualified unique Life-experiences Perspective!!! on the News of the Day !! or a Regular weekly PBS News Hour Political-panel of an African American, a Dark-skinned Hispanic, an Asian, someone from the Muslim community, and a White individual !! to dissect the current Political news and how it Daily AFFECTS our Diverse communities!!! DON’T EVER get us WRONG!!!! we LOVE Mr. Michael Bashloff, Mrs. Marcia Coyle, and Others!!! who ARE TRULY Down-to-Earth!! and Explain stuff REALLY!! Really!! Well!!! They are an Amazing and Treasured BONUS to the broadcast!!! But, Where is the Integration of Real Diversity in your current and Future news reporting!!! Why do you Still Demand the importance of an ONLY White Perspective!! as the ONLY Perspective that is Deemed Valid!!! Why isn’t the Perspectives of Our Diverse Society Equally Valid?!? and Presented?!? Why Do you ONLY seek-out!! White people as supposed EXPERTS?!? What’s WRONG with that picture?!? and Why are you So TOTALLY Unable to ACTUALLY Find!!! Experts who ARE Equally Qualified in that same Field?!? of Law, Business, Politics, or whatever?!? which Are people of Color?!? How is this Blatant Hypocritical Biased Discrimination Still possible in OUR Progressive Diverse Nation!!! where were the investigative questions of Congressional republicans, on their allowing the nominees a FREE-pass!! to be confirmed?!? or their changing the Rules! to SECRETLY pass legislation in the Dark!!! Without any TRUE Transparency?!? or ACCOUNTABILITY to ALL Fellow Citizens . Intelligent Viewers Really Want to KNOW!!! how do you consider those perspectives UNBIASED reporting?!? Without any True Representation!! of ALL OUR Fellow Citizens!! Where ARE the Real FACES of Our Observational Contemplative Perspective’s!! that ACTUALLY Look Like US?!? .

 

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NewsHour

January 11, 2017
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I was tremendously impressed by the job Steve Inskeep did tonight and if his strong performance continues, I hope he is under serious consideration as an anchor.

 

PBS News Hour

Thursday, January 5, 2017
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First, I would love to contribute at least $10.00 per month!! however my Voice, Perspective, Opinions, or Views ARE NOT Recognized, Considered, and/or Even RESPECTED!!! as People of DIVERSITY!!! and INDEPENDENT Thought!!! as Exemplified by both the Public Broadcasting Station and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting!!! No matter how Mr. Shapiro, with ALL DUE RESPECT!! keeps trying to spin the Snake-oil pitch. And while this view will never be Fairly presented to the viewing public! Nor more Importantly!! the Voting Board members!! or Shareholders!!! Here is some Food for THOUGHT .

Fact # 1. - on Diversity, in the PBS News Hour giving viewers a Fair!! and Unbiased election coverage?!? They get an “F” due to their MYOPIC One perspective view of candidate’s and Failing English definitions. Meaning, that the News Hour Both Lacks the VOICE of The People!! and More Importantly!! they DISCRIMINATE Against any DIVERSE Observations, or Assessments by Black citizens and/or TRUSTED Black journalists!! Non-white!! Hispanic citizens and/or TRUSTED Hispanic journalists!! or even any Asian citizens and/or TRUSTED Asian journalists!! In these modern years. Why is it ONLY just the White perspective being considered in our diverse nation?!? WHY IS IT all your political panels are TOTALLY Restricted To!!! and ABSOLUTELY REJECTS!! The Fair and Equal Representation of Black Voters, Hispanics NOT Pretending/Passing for White!! Voters, and Asian Voters?!? Especially since those chosen for your daily/weekly panels DO NOT EVER!!! Actually Experience the Diversity of circumstances in other fellow citizen’s daily lives!!! ……..

Fact # 2. - on the issue of seeking Expert commentary, the News Hour gets an “F”, again because they allege that out of ALL the college graduates, MBA’s, Doctors, Journalists, Scientists, Business Leaders, or other Equally Qualified individuals in any career field!! They can ONLY FIND some White person to speak!! Where is the DIVERSE Perspectives?!? Our nation is not all Blue-Eyed and Blond!!! and Hitler is dead by all accounts!!! of intelligent individuals!!! so why ONLY the White Supremacy view in the year 2016 and beyond??? and yes One-quarter of my very close friends are Respected WHITE Individuals!! just so you NEVER EVER Get It Twisted!!!! So we fail to understand why your TOP Rated show still continues to be So TOTALLY Dismissive of Equally Qualified and/or more Superiorly Qualified People of Color!! living within or outside of Our supposedly Great Nation?!? while trying to convince viewers that the News Hour and other shows ARE So Progressive and Diverse!! that we as viewers must be TOTALLY STUPID!! for not supporting such a fine station.

Fact # 3. - on the issue of Being Informative!! No Nonsense, more or less HONEST!! Being Thought-Provoking!! and Endeavoring NOT to Insult the Intelligence of the viewer!! You get an “A+ squared” .

Fact # 4. - on the issue of staff! they get a “C”, only because of the “Tokens!!“ Mrs. Gwen Ifill, Mr. Ray Suarez, Mr. Hari Sreenivasan, and Mr. John Yang, who ALL are EXCELLENT at their jobs!!! while again Everyone else is Lilly white!! and equally Good at their jobs!! The news panel - the abrasive and self-important!! Mr. David Brooks, where as big as the NY Times is! Can only find someone White!! Though my family much preferred Mr. David Bashloff!!! Mr. Mark Shield, resident historian! is ok! As is Mrs. Judy Woodruff, Mr. Jeffrey Brown, Mrs. Margaret Warner, and Mr. Paul Simon . However their MYOPIC 2016 political panel, ONLY White!!! for the WHOLE Year!!! No Black Perspective! No Asian Perspective!!! No Non-White Hispanic Perspective!! their legal panel - Mrs. Marsha Coyl, white BUT AMAZINGLY Knowledgeable, Well Spoken, and EXTREMELY Capable of explaining Our Laws in a way that is TRULY ALWAYS!! Appreciated!!! and Deserves a BIG Raise!! and their so called “Panel of Experts” and correspondents?!? ABSOLUTELY White and DEVOID of Equally Qualified and Capable Individuals of other Cultures and Ethnicities in the year 2016 and beyond . HONESTLY this news program should Be Three Solid Hours Long!!! Just for the excellent investigations!! But I am biased when compared to the level of entertaining news of other second-rate local channels!! Catering to all our Cell-Phone Zombies .

Fact # 5. - on the issue of Common Sense investigative questions on behalf of the Greater Good for this DIVERSE society!! You get a “B+” for choosing “Sound-bites” over identifying the Real questions!!! that Rational Intelligent Adults would REALLY Ask!!! Like asking republicans, WHY they keep alleging the Obama administration! Is at fault!!! When according to Our Constitution your control of the House of Representatives! TOTALLY Means that YOU!!! as a republican!! ARE in Control and More importantly YOUR IN-ACTION is the ACTUALL PROBLEM?!? or EXACTLY How an individual working for one of your Privatized republican companies!! and ONLY being offered under 32 Part-time hours, mandated to be ‘On-Call’!! and ONLY Earning Minimum Wages With No Benefits!! is expected to live in a $1,200.00 per month apt., afford a $60.00 per month utility bill, spend $120.00 per month on transportation to work, $200.00 on Food, and still be expected to purchase luxuries to keep your other business partners in business?!?

And you Wonder Why Viewers, Are So Reluctant to Support a TOP Rated station, that DOES NOT!!! Represent Our Perspective!!! Nor has enough Successful individual’s who ACTUALLY Look Like Us!!! and our Children CAN Aspire to Become!! or Contribute Equally as any Intellectual College Graduate!! Who’s Voice, Opinion, and Perspective Are VALUED!! and RESPECTED!!!

Where is That INTELLIGENT Perspective?!? in the Station’s and in the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s PERSPECTIVE . Intelligent Viewers would like to KNOW!!! before actually supporting such Lack of DIVERSITY with our economic power .

Finally!! As a Loyal viewer!! It is a Total SHAME!!! That the PBS News Hour was So DISCRIMINATORY Against people of Color in the Whole election coverage!! Where were the Intelligent Voices of DIVERSITY?!? Like Ms. Zerlina Maxwell?!? or Others!! to offer viewers an Observational Perspective that represented the GROWING Majority! That wasn’t centered around ONLY the White perspective?!? More Importantly!! Who Will Be the African AMERICAN!! that we Can Identify with!! and Looks like Us!!! Replacing Mrs. Gwen IIfel?!? to as you claim EVERY Day?!? to Provide a DIVERSE Perspective of Todays Worldwide and/or Global events?!? and even More Important than that, Why in 2017 are All your So called experts So Lilly-White?!? Where ARE the Experts who LOOK like Us?!? Be they Dark skinned Hispanics, Asians, or African AMERICANS!! that offer our DEVERSIFIED Observations!! that Are TRULY Beyond the conceptualization of any white person who has NEVER Lived our experiences!!! Within this otherwise Great nation of ours . This consistent DISCRIMINATION!! Is one of the Reasons many Don’t feel obligated to support the show’s TOTAL LACK FAIRNESS!! DIVERSITY!! or RESPECT!!! for OUR Voice on matters that affect All Fellow U.S. Citizens . Why is it?!? The News Hour Doesn’t have Mrs. Judy Woodworth as Sr. reporter, and journalists to Represent the Dark skinned Hispanics perspective, someone to Represent the Asian perspective, someone to Represent the African AMERICAN perspective!! and someone to Represent the Muslim’s of Color!! ALL at the SAME Time!!! So viewers have the EVERYDAY BENEFIT of a wider Perspective!! of ALL our Fellow U.S. Citizen’s!! as we continue to Build a BETTER FUTURE . Why is it?!? This Broadcasting Dictatorship is ONLY presenting the Singular White perspective in 2017 while criticizing trump for Doing the SAME EXACT THING . THANK you!!! for these few moments of your Valuable time!! and have a Very Blessed day!! .

 

Daniel Tiger Live - Exorbitant Ticket Service Fees

Saturday, January 14, 2017
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I am very disappointed by the exorbitant service fees charged by Ticketmaster to attend Daniel Tiger Live. I feel strongly that this is a failure of the producers of this tour at the expense of children and parents.

Newshour

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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I was tremendously impressed by the job Steve Inskeep did tonight and if his strong performance continues, I hope he is under serious consideration as an anchor.

We watch most every night.

 

Keep the funds coming idea

Thursday, January 26, 2017
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When I fill out my taxes every year there is a little box I can check to donate $1 to the Presidential Campaign. Why can't they add a box to check to donate $1 to you?

About Your Shows

Sunday, January 29, 2017
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I like your shows. I try to watch them everyday on KOPB Portland, Oregon and Sprout. I like your web site. KOPB stands for Oregon Public Broadcasting. Hope you're doing well.

 

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Soundbreaking

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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the scheduling of SOUNDBREAKING on Comcast Xfinity On-Demand , zip code 60098 , has to rank as one of the most monumental WTTW - Chicago screw-ups ever

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NPR

Saturday, December 10, 2016
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Recently I heard two comments on NPR by your reporters that I find disturbing. One by Steve Inskeep and one by Brook Gladstone. Steve was interviewing a reporter about the Republican victory and the individual used the analogy to the Catholic Church with the terminology "... it was like the Pope saying 'Jesus Schmeezus'." Both of them then broke into peels of laughter. As a respectful believer and someone who tries not to take the name of my Lord in vane, I found that discourse to be very offensive.
The other icident occured this morning when Brook Gladstone was reporting on child sexual abuse. She referred to Gerry Sandusky, another example, and "the Catholic Church". She didn't say certain errant priests in the Catholic Church, and in doing so she criminalizes the entire Catholic Church. You coucld say this is just a verbal slip, but I think there is a real pattern here. And I'm only listening to a small fraction of the entire scope of programming in NPR. I can't help but think there is a subtle but very real anti Catholicism among some very prominent reporters. If there were anti Semitic references made by prominent reporters, I'm sure there would be a huge hue and cry. As well ther should be. But when just as serious slurs are made against the Catholic Church, the response is a deafening silence. Why is this the case? Could it be that among some of the prominent progressive and open-minded journalists, it's quite permissible, if not even laudible, to have a derisive bias against the Catholic Church? It just leaves me with a very bad taste in my mouth, and a sad feeling in my heart. I've always been very supportive of public broadcasting and applaud many of your programs, and that's partly why I find these incidents very disturbing and disheartening.

 

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David Able/Boston Globe

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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The guy is representing himself as a spec reporter for PBS with self generated numerous endorsements about himself from your organization. Portrays he is in South Florida doing television documentaries on Everglades restoration as part of an approved leave/break from his job at the Boston Globe paper for a teaching stint at the University of Miami.

Is he really working for CFB or am I getting a runaround? Is he actually being considered for environmental documentaries on national PBS?

I work for the South Florida Water Management District ( an agency of the State of Florida). I would appreciate any information/knowledge you might have about David Abel's endeavor. He claims CFB is a major supporter of his work. If your organization actually commissioned Mr. Abel's documentary on Everglades issues that would be important to know.

I realize your response time is not likely to occur rapidly so I will send this to the CPB Ombudsman and to the Florida Congressional Delegation.

Thanks for your attention.

 

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Fetch With Ruff Ruffman

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Due to Fetch with Ruff Ruffman being cancelled because of lack of funding, maybe we can donate so you can have enough money to broadcast that show. Also I have a great plot for Fetch With Ruff Ruffman season 6.

 

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HONESTY -DONNA BRAZILE SHOULD GO

October 31, 2016
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I would like to see honesty come back into our lives. The honor system . We have lost this due to certain individuals who do not believe in anything but there own selves . I would like to see PBS take a stand and do what CNN did. They gave donna her walking papers. Take a stand show your viewers of all ages that this station believes in doing the right thing . Maybe, just maybe if PBS and CNN takes this position to end there relationship with this women. Then others just may follow. For the life of me I fail to comprehend how well educated individuals allow this to happen. These people should know better. No one who sits in the White house should sell rooms to donors to put money in there pocket. And how these people or the wife can run for the office of President.
PBS it is in your hands to do the right thing. Show our children this is not how to run your life.

 

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jerry apps author limping thru life

October 31, 2016
Feedback:

i am 78 years old and had polio when i was 11 months old. when i saw that story jerry apps wrote and was on public tv is not right. i can tell you when you have polio your knee would not lock up at a 45 degree angle. i can tell anybody how many lies are in his story . to make money off a disease like polio is a sin. i spent all my life suffering from polio and now have post polio syndrome . this man writes other books that things cant be true. i dont think this mans stories should not be on public tv.

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PBS NewsHour

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Feedback:

I have admired Gwen Ifill since she first appeared on Public Broadcasting, and I regret her passing at such a young age. She will be missed.

I'm a long-time viewer of the PBS NewsHour, and I write to suggest it's time to retire commentators Shields & Brooks. They are two old men with sour attitudes and commentary to match. Please replace them with younger people who are up-beat plus and some women. I suggest Amy Walter and Tamara Keith.

 

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Political Reporting

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Feedback:

I have been a loyal viewer of OPB for many years. Due to your biased reporting on the presidential election, no guests with no truthful facts or stories about Hillary Clinton, asking foreign Governments for donations to Clinton foundation, e-mail opinions, meetings with Wall Street Bankers. All we heard from you was how bad Mr. Trump was.

Did not see any stories on the protests, marches and destruction or opinions on these. College campuses counseling to crying students. College credits for protesting in the streets. How about cities saying they are going to protect illegal immigrants from federal prosecution. This is some of the other side of the story you did not tell. Shame on you for your lack of unbiased reporting.

Will not be good to have a President who does not consent to the wants of the rest of the world. That has more concern for United States of America than their own foundation. I am sorry but your biased reporting has driven me to other news sources.

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Soundscape

Sunday, November 27, 2016
Feedback:

BEAUTIFULLY produced programs, y'all.
I enjoyed every one. Thank you!

 

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Liberal bias at PBS and NPR, funded by federal tax monies.

Friday, November 25, 2016
Feedback:

It concerns me that my tax dollars go to support a nonprofit that promotes liberal and bias thinking and employees such people as
Donna Brazile with liberal concerns that pushes the same bias on to a political and public agenda.
We plan to contact the new administration in regard to eliminating all federal funding to the Corporation of Public Broadcasting.

 

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Public Radio's Distinct Bias in 2016 Election

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Feedback:

The bias exhibited by Public Radio in the current national and state campaigns in favor of Hillary Clinton and the entire Democratic ticket is unconscionable. As an American taxpayer I am appalled at how flagrant and obvious this and it's being done with our tax dollars. I intend to do everything I can to get this funding eliminated going forward. You have finally gone too far!

 

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WRVO-HD1 88.9 No RECIVA for wifi radio

Friday, October 14, 2016
Feedback:

Always listen to WRVO on my WIFI radio but have not heard you on for the past month. RECIVA states that your configuration link has not passed their system. When will you be back onto RECIVA?

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About The PBS Kids Shows

Saturday, October 22, 2016 from Oregon
Feedback:

I like your shows. I try to watch them everyday on KOPB Portland, Oregon and PBS Kids Sprout. I like your web sites. KOPB stands for Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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Local PBS Station

September 21, 2016
Feedback:

Since the changeover to digital tv I have not been able to access my local station WYES. I receive all other broadcast channels very well with antenna. Neither wyes nor pbs cares!!!

 

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NOVA's special episode 'Future of School'

September 20, 2016
Feedback:

First a little about me & where my view of the following comes from, I am former Public high school facilitator, who went into education because I want to change the world & have experienced education with many language processing challenges & short term & long term memory challenges. I am degreed in ESE & later in PE, with VE, ESOL & PE (K-8 & 9-12) certifications, from FIU (while I do not think so highly of, thought of the best higher education for education in the state of Florida). I did not have what it took to survive the craziness of Florida Education. I grew-up in a family of countless educators (from elementary, three of my aunts & one uncle retired from high school teaching & principal & currently mother in high school chairperson for EB or older term used At Risk department, to higher education of my late grandmother & current cousin; still many educators in my family).
I just finished watching a record of NOVA's special episode 'Future of School', I was so mad at the fact that the episode had far too many PRIVATE educational facilities & people working PRIVATELY in education (not working with PUBLIC education systems to achieve the goals & other equally important goals), compared to the at best less than a handful PUBLIC education schools. There has countless FEDERAL GOV. done studies & research that shown PRIVATE educational facilities are, at least one or more of these three-things:
Fraud, criminal operations,
Even though have the better or best students, much less regulations & more funding per student-
Failing to do better than PUBLIC education schools do,
Or
Failing to do as good as the PUBLIC education schools are doing,

 

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'New Beginnings', we'd like others to consider picking us up.

September 17, 2016
Feedback:

New Beginnings radio is about recovery through a 12-step program. Each week, we broadcast a message of hope, encouraging safe solutions and reminding you that you are not alone. Our show covers these topics with everyday people, local practitioners, and treatment experts, who tell their personal stories and share how recovery has changed their life and the lives of their loved ones.


 

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Expected "Madam Butterfly" on KRCB, but saw "Il Trovatore"

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 13:27
Feedback:

Last week - week of Sept. 18, possibly Wednesday, we were expecting "Butterfly" from KRCB, but instead "Trovatore" was shown. Our paper (SF Chronicle) TV schedule listed "Butterfly". KRCB confirmed the TV schedule was not in error. KRCB said there was some mix-up with the satellite transmission. The station apologized more than once for the confusion. KRCB said the error was beyond their control; and that we should take up our complaint with you. Will there be a rerun of "Butterfly"?

 

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Daniel Tiger's neighborhood

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 09:29
Feedback:

Hello! I am a parent of 3 little ones, all under 3, and we watch this show every morning. Well, this morning I had to change the channel. Teaching children if they do not get what they want to stomp 3 times is very disrespectful. To me it would be my child having a tantrum and that's not how we raise child to behave. I am very disappointed with this episode.

 

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Complaint About David Brooks on PBS NewsHour

Feedback:

My name is MXXX JXXX HXXX, I live in St. Paul Minnesota, I am sorry but the PBS NewsHour broadcaster David Brooks has actually shown a bias towards Hillary Clinton and I was watching the show on Friday of last week and it happened at 7:00 Minnesota time Mr. Brooks needs to be less bias towards candidates and maybe somebody needs to review his statements on Friday at 7:00 Minnesota time. I’m really disappointed in David Brooks, he has no business having a bias towards Hillary Clinton of any kind and he didn’t show that in that broadcast, bye.

Concerns that Public Media Does Not Cover the Libertarian Party

From TN
Feedback:

Why doesn't the Libatarian Party and their candidate not get any coverage?  People deserve to know about them.  I know so many people who are fed up and embarassed by the other two parties and would like to hear more about the Libatarian party and Johnson.  How did we ever get to the place where we have Clinton and Trump as our only two choices?  It is disgraceful that we have allowed our politics to come to such a low place.

Complaint About Charlie Rose

From OR
Feedback:

I am a fan and long time supporter of Public Broadcasting.  I also am a fan of Charlie Rose, and his program on PBS.  Unfortunately, however, Charlie has diminished his program by being blatantly biased for one of the candidates for President in the upcoming election.  He demonstrates this both by his own comments, and by the guests he schedules.  As an example, today I watched his interview with Mike Morell, whose insights I usually find perceptive.  No disclosure was made that Mr. Morell currently works for a PR firm whose clients number among them the Clinton Foundation and the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign.  Charlie should do better than this!  Thank you for considering my comments.      JXXX MXXXXXXX, Lake Oswego, Oregon

Complaint About A Capitol Fourth

From VA
Feedback:

I would like to protest the lack of candor and even basic truth in broadcasting during last night's telecast of mostly previous year's footage of Washington fireworks coverage.  Recalling the images, it seemed like less than 5% of the images were from this year's fireworks.  I neither saw nor heard any announcement that this "fake" image broadcasting was being done.  I have already called WETA and reduced my contribution for this year.  I hope that the Congress continues to fund PBS as in the past because it provides an important service to our country.  However, I hope they have your leadership up on the Hill for a hearing to explain this unfortunate act that is inconsistent with our expectations for the integrity of CPB/PBS broadcasts.

 

Complaint About the PBS NewsHour Coverage of the Republican National Convention

From SC
Feedback:

After watching about 20 minutes of the opening night of the Republican Convention on PBS, I decided to switch the channel to watch "Ninja Warriors".  The commentators of the Republican Convention are more interested in us seeing their faces and hearing their opinions than they are in letting us hear many of the speakers.  Why would you have such liberal people covering a Republican Convention when many of us who are conservatives are not interested at all in their comments?  For example, they would prefer that Hillary's involvement with Bengazi never be mentioned, but the mother of one of our "butchered" servicemen was speaking of how she was treated by Hillary after his body was brought home.  We will never forget what happened to those unprotected men, and the time spent researching the truth by the committee was time well spent.  All Americans should hear exactly how they were killed and how they suffered.  I certainly hope some of the major networks show us some  of the convention as I don't plan to watch it on PBS with its liberal slant. 

 

Complaint About the PBS NewsHour Coverage of the Republican National Convention

From IL
Feedback:

Let me state that I am a long time member and supporter of public broadcasting programing.  I greatly enjoy the News Hour, especially the discussions with Shields and Brooks.  However, I was somewhat disappointed in the Friday, July 29 discussion on the highlights of the two political conventions.  Two speakers were presented from the Republican convention in which one, Ted Cruz, illustrated the disunity in the party.  There were seven speakers from the democratic convention.  I agree that the speakers at the Democratic convention generally projected a more positive messages and implied a very unified party.  Listening to these speakers one would have the impression this this was a very unified convention with little disunity.

This is rather interesting considering that the chair of the convention was forced to resign and booed by her own Florida delegation.  I also observed a lot of booing of speakers on the first day when Hillary Clinton's name was mentioned.  There were also delegates that walked out of the convention during the role call vote for for giving her the nomination.  I also watched the BBC coverage of the convention.  They pointed out the disunity in both parties and stated that there was disunity in both parties following the conventions, although there was obviously more disunity in the Republican party.  I did agree with the conclusion in the News Hour that the Democratic convention was more successful with its mostly positive message.

 

Complaint About the PBS NewsHour Coverage of the Democratic National Convention

Voicemail from MN
Feedback:

Uh yes I’m calling in connection to public broadcasting stations, Washington DC group. There were very slanted statements made by men about the Hillary Clinton Democratic Nominee for President Convention. David Brooks is very slanted and said very negative things that he shouldn’t be saying, he should be fired from his job. He demeans Hillary Clintons position and I don’t know who’s paying him off but maybe Donald Trump is giving him some money to say things that are not available to anybody else. But a criticism of his just now, at this time on television, I was listening to Mr. David Brooks making ridiculous statements about the first female woman candidate for president and he has no business tearing her down.

Complaint About the PBS NewsHour Coverage of the Republican National Convention

Voicemail from MA
Feedback:

Hi I’m watching the Republican National Convention on one of your public television stations in Springfield, MA and I’m watching Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill, a woman by the name of Amy, Mr. Shields, Mr. Brooks, and Mara Liason, and it is unbelievable to me that even though your funding comes from public dollars, that you and your staff can sit at this convention and tear down Donald Trump in a way that mirrors the propaganda that comes out of the former soviet union, it is unbelievable to me and I have to say that your programming staff should be ashamed of themselves. Those are my comments, those are my feelings, thank you very much.

Complaint About the PBS NewsHour Coverage of the Republican National Convention

Voicemail from NY
Feedback:

Hi is this the Corporation for PBS, um I just have a message to leave you. I feel that the television host reporter that are on there tonight for the republican convention are very bias and they’re not saying nice things about um, Trump, Donald Trump and I think they’re very bias and I just don’t think that they should be talking, giving their negative opinion on TV, like they’re doing. And I hope that you can change this because I’m not gonna support PBS if this is the way they’re gonna be acting. And this is AXXX CXXXXXX.

Complaint About the PBS NewsHour Coverage of the Republican National Convention

Voicemail from CT
Feedback:

Hi my name is RXX CXXXXXX and I am watching your coverage of the RNC and I would like – because my tax dollars go to fund public television – I feel I have a right to complain about your bias coverage of the RNC and it is bias against Donald Trump and Judy Woodruff and her friend should be replaced with more objective commentators. It is bordering on propaganda and it is doing an incredible disservice to the country. That is my opinion, thank you very much.

Complaint About the PBS NewsHour Coverage of the Republican National Convention

Voicemail from PA
Feedback:

I don’t know if this is PBS or not, I don’t know what CPB is but like many people I ditched cable, I will never have it in my house again and trying to watch the convention on PBS and it’s disgusting. You’re making sure – the imbiciles that are sitting around talking – making sure we hear nothing that is being presented, so why the heck do you even advertise that you are covering this convention. You’re absolutely… the coverage is so disgusting and demeaning to anyone with a brain, if you don’t think we see what you’re doing. We heard that George Soros bought you, so that would explain a lot, so it’s just more propaganda media to make sure that we hear nothing. We really wanted to hear about Benghazi and you made sure that we didn’t. You should be so proud, yea we have a free press in America, if you think we believe that you’re crazy. Yes Like I said I don’t have cable although they include everyone who’s ever had it as having cable. One of the imbeciles commenting on this farce, said murders by illegals… Every 12 days a murder is committed by an illegal that does not include all of the rapes, robberies, assaults, and everything else. And they’re too dumb to even know that, and those are old numbers they’ve gone up significantly.

Praise for Sit and Be Fit

Voicemail from WI
Feedback:

Hi I would just like to comment on the program Sit and Be Fit, I think it is a wonderful program and I have been participating in it and I really feel like I’ve benefited a great deal and I am so happy to have this on the television.

Complaint About NPR's Coverage of Bernie Sanders

From CA
Feedback:

I am concerned about things that I have heard on National Public Radio recently. As a supporter of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, and as a believer in the importance of balanced, accurate, non-partisan journalism, I would like to make the following complaint:

The first instance occurred on March 7, 2016, when Cokie Roberts was asked how Bernie Sanders can win the Democratic nomination. Her response was "He can't." That was a lie. It may end up being true but at the time, there were well over 1000 pledged delegates that were still in play. Sanders' road to victory may have been difficult but it certainly was not impossible. Roberts' response was aggravating because it could convince voters to stop supporting his campaign, making a victory all the more improbable. People who have yet to vote in the primary may have decided to stay home or vote for Hillary Clinton, believing that she is the only viable choice on the Democratic side.

(http://www.npr.org/…/politics-in-the-news-primary-season-co…)

On April 11, 2016, Cokie Roberts was back on the air to discuss politics. This time she stated that Bernie Sanders "could not win in the general election." Unless she is infallible and clairvoyant, this was also a lie. It is a very uninformed lie or a lie intended to persuade voters not to support Sanders.

(http://www.npr.org/2016/04/11/473772718/politics-in-the-news)

This is the same nonsensical, opinion-driven manipulation of the electorate that is common on the television news channels. But NPR gets federal funding. My tax dollars are being spent to broadcast misinformation about this election, seemingly in an attempt to undermine support for Bernie Sanders' campaign. That is unacceptable!

I have written to NPR a few times, threatening to withhold funding if their reporting didn't improve. For many years, I was a donor to KCRW at the Angel level. I stopped sending money to the station in 2015 because I no longer felt that the NPR programming (where most of KCRW's money goes) was worth paying for. The final straw was a week-long report about Hurricane Katrina anniversary that was sloppy and focused entirely on the human interest aspect.

There were a lot of important stories that were uncovered in New Orleans after the hurricane but NPR did not mention any of them. Their coverage didn't mention that the company that was hired to come up with an emergency evacuation plan for New Orleans never wrote the plan. The company also had little (if any) experience in emergency management and seemed to get the lucrative contract because they were big donors to prominent Republican politicians. The NPR coverage also neglected to mention any culpability of the oil industry in regards to the damaged caused by the storm. Oil drilling and operations have destroyed much of Louisiana's marshes and is responsible for a dramatic recession of their shoreline, bringing hurricanes closer to the cities where people live. The Mississippi River Gulf Outlet was also not mentioned in any of the NPR reports. The canal is used by oil companies to bring crude oil to the refineries more efficiently than winding through the Mississippi River  . It also brought a surge of storm water directly into the city of New Orleans.

I still feel that NPR provides some good news coverage but I think that they should be warned about trying to influence election outcomes with inaccurate opinions. There are plenty of channels on TV that do that and NPR needs to stand apart from them. If they do not, then they certainly do not deserve funding from the tax dollars of citizens!

 

 

Complaint About NPR's Coverage of Bernie Sanders

From CA
Feedback:

National Public Radio- Morning Edition; Inaccurate and Misleading Information I am concerned about things that I have heard on National Public Radio recently. As a supporter of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, and as a believer in the importance of balanced, accurate, non-partisan journalism, I would like to make the following complaint:

The first instance occurred on March 7, 2016, when Cokie Roberts was asked how Bernie Sanders can win the Democratic nomination. Her response was "He can't." That was a lie. It may end up being true but at the time, there were well over 1000 pledged delegates that were still in play. Sanders' road to victory may have been difficult but it certainly was not impossible. Roberts' response was aggravating because it could convince voters to stop supporting his campaign, making a victory all the more improbable. People who have yet to vote in the primary may have decided to stay home or vote for Hillary Clinton, believing that she is the only viable choice on the Democratic side.

(http://www.npr.org/…/politics-in-the-news-primary-season-co…)

On April 11, 2016, Cokie Roberts was back on the air to discuss politics. This time she stated that Bernie Sanders "could not win in the general election." Unless she is infallible and clairvoyant, this was also a lie. It is a very uninformed lie or a lie intended to persuade voters not to support Sanders.

(http://www.npr.org/2016/04/11/473772718/politics-in-the-news)

This is the same nonsensical, opinion-driven manipulation of the electorate that is common on the television news channels. But NPR gets federal funding. My tax dollars are being spent to broadcast misinformation about this election, seemingly in an attempt to undermine support for Bernie Sanders' campaign. That is unacceptable!

I have written to NPR a few times, threatening to withhold funding if their reporting didn't improve. For many years, I was a donor to KCRW at the Angel level. I stopped sending money to the station in 2015 because I no longer felt that the NPR programming (where most of KCRW's money goes) was worth paying for. The final straw was a week-long report about Hurricane Katrina anniversary that was sloppy and focused entirely on the human interest aspect.

There were a lot of important stories that were uncovered in New Orleans after the hurricane but NPR did not mention any of them. Their coverage didn't mention that the company that was hired to come up with an emergency evacuation plan for New Orleans never wrote the plan. The company also had little (if any) experience in emergency management and seemed to get the lucrative contract because they were big donors to prominent Republican politicians. The NPR coverage also neglected to mention any culpability of the oil industry in regards to the damaged caused by the storm. Oil drilling and operations have destroyed much of Louisiana's marshes and is responsible for a dramatic recession of their shoreline, bringing hurricanes closer to the cities where people live. The Mississippi River Gulf Outlet was also not mentioned in any of the NPR reports. The canal is used by oil companies to bring crude oil to the refineries more efficiently than winding through the Mississippi River  . It also brought a surge of storm water directly into the city of New Orleans.

I still feel that NPR provides some good news coverage but I think that they should be warned about trying to influence election outcomes with inaccurate opinions. There are plenty of channels on TV that do that and NPR needs to stand apart from them. If they do not, then they certainly do not deserve funding from the tax dollars of citizens!

Complaint About NPR's Coverage of Bernie Sanders

From CA
Feedback:

I am concerned about things that I have heard on National Public Radio recently. As a supporter of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, and as a believer in the importance of balanced, accurate, non-partisan journalism, I would like to make the following complaint:

The first instance occurred on March 7, 2016, when Cokie Roberts was asked how Bernie Sanders can win the Democratic nomination. Her response was "He can't." That was a lie. It may end up being true but at the time, there were well over 1000 pledged delegates that were still in play. Sanders' road to victory may have been difficult but it certainly was not impossible. Roberts' response was aggravating because it could convince voters to stop supporting his campaign, making a victory all the more improbable. People who have yet to vote in the primary may have decided to stay home or vote for Hillary Clinton, believing that she is the only viable choice on the Democratic side.

(http://www.npr.org/2016/03/07/469462364/politics-in-the-news-primary-season-continues-to-heat-up)

On April 11, 2016, Cokie Roberts was back on the air to discuss politics. This time she stated that Bernie Sanders "could not win in the general election." Unless she is infallible and clairvoyant, this was also a lie. It is a very uninformed lie or a lie intended to persuade voters not to support Sanders.

(http://www.npr.org/2016/04/11/473772718/politics-in-the-news)

This is the same nonsensical, opinion-driven manipulation of the electorate that is common on the television news channels. But NPR gets federal funding. My tax dollars are being spent to broadcast misinformation about this election, seemingly in an attempt to undermine support for Bernie Sanders' campaign. That is unacceptable!

I have written to NPR a few times, threatening to withhold funding if their reporting didn't improve. For many years, I was a donor to KCRW at the Angel level. I stopped sending money to the station in 2015 because I no longer felt that the NPR programming (where most of KCRW's money goes) was worth paying for. The final straw was a week-long report about Hurricane Katrina anniversary that was sloppy and focused entirely on the human interest aspect.

There were a lot of important stories that were uncovered in New Orleans after the hurricane but NPR did not mention any of them. Their coverage didn't mention that the company that was hired to come up with an emergency evacuation plan for New Orleans never wrote the plan. The company also had little (if any) experience in emergency management and seemed to get the lucrative contract because they were big donors to prominent Republican politicians. The NPR coverage also neglected to mention any culpability of the oil industry in regards to the damaged caused by the storm. Oil drilling and operations have destroyed much of Louisiana's marshes and is responsible for a dramatic recession of their shoreline, bringing hurricanes closer to the cities where people live. The Mississippi River Gulf Outlet was also not mentioned in any of the NPR reports. The canal is used by oil companies to bring crude oil to the refineries more efficiently than winding through the Mississippi River  . It also brought a surge of storm water directly into the city of New Orleans.

I still feel that NPR provides some good news coverage but I think that they should be warned about trying to influence election outcomes with inaccurate opinions. There are plenty of channels on TV that do that and NPR needs to stand apart from them. If they do not, then they certainly do not deserve funding from the tax dollars of citizens!

 

 

Complaint About Public Media Bias

From MT
Feedback:

I realize your organization makes an effort to not show bias. It is very clear to me that you do so systemically. I enjoy your programing and have watched it for many years. However if you choose to offer any preference to one political party or another I believe it is your duty to not take any taxpayer dollars. Please forward this to your highest superior. It's your choice: Bias or Money...One or the other!!!

 

Complaint About NPR's Coverage of Bernie Sanders

From CA
Feedback:

I am concerned about things that I have heard on National Public Radio recently. As a supporter of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, and as a believer in the importance of balanced, accurate, non-partisan journalism, I would like to make a complaint.

I believe the first instance occurred on March 7, 2016, when Cokie Roberts was asked how Bernie Sanders can win the Democratic nomination. Her response was "He can't." That was a lie. It may end up being true but at the time, there were well over 1000 pledged delegates that were still in play. Sanders' road to victory may have been difficult but it certainly was not impossible. Roberts' response was aggravating because it could convince voters to stop supporting his campaign, making a victory all the more improbable. People who have yet to vote in the primary may have decided to stay home or vote for Hillary Clinton, believing that she is the only viable choice on the Democratic side.

(http://www.npr.org/2016/03/07/469462364/politics-in-the-news-primary-season-continues-to-heat-up)

On April 11, 2016, Cokie Roberts was back on the air to discuss politics. This time she stated that Bernie Sanders "could not win in the general election." Unless she is infallible and clairvoyant, this was also a lie. It is a very uninformed lie or a lie intended to persuade voters not to support Sanders.

(http://www.npr.org/2016/04/11/473772718/politics-in-the-news)

This is the same nonsensical, opinion-driven manipulation of the electorate that is common on the television news channels. But NPR gets federal funding. My tax dollars are being spent to broadcast misinformation about this election, seemingly in an attempt to undermine support for Bernie Sanders' campaign. That is unacceptable!

I have written to NPR a few times, threatening to withhold funding if their reporting didn't improve. For many years, I was a donor to KCRW at the Angel level. I stopped sending money to the station in 2015 because I no longer felt that the NPR programming (where most of KCRW's money goes) was worth paying for. The final straw was a week-long report about Hurricane Katrina anniversary that was sloppy and focused entirely on the human interest aspect.

There were a lot of important stories that were uncovered in New Orleans after the hurricane but NPR did not mention any of them. Their coverage didn't mention that the company that was hired to come up with an emergency evacuation plan for New Orleans never wrote the plan. The company also had little (if any) experience in emergency management and seemed to get the lucrative contract because they were big donors to prominent Republican politicians. The NPR coverage also neglected to mention any culpability of the oil industry in regards to the damaged caused by the storm. Oil drilling and operations have destroyed much of Louisiana's marshes and is responsible for a dramatic recession of their shoreline, bringing hurricanes closer to the cities where people live. The Mississippi River Gulf Outlet was also not mentioned in any of the NPR reports. The canal is used by oil companies to bring crude oil to the refineries more efficiently than winding through the Mississippi River  . It also brought a surge of storm water directly into the city of New Orleans.

I still feel that NPR provides some good news coverage but I think that they should be warned about trying to influence election outcomes with inaccurate opinions. There are plenty of channels on TV that do that and NPR needs to stand apart from them. If they do not, then they certainly do not deserve funding from the tax dollars of citizens!

 

Complaint About PBS NewsHour

From NC
Feedback:

The PBS News Hour is long over due for a change. The constant progressive repetition of Gwen and Judith is getting more unbalanced. They are unable to even conduct an interview with a conservative personality without their condescending reactions. The same shadows Brooks and Shields. The leftist monopoly that the taxpayers are funding needs to undergo a revision with an IG and Ombudsman declaration. Woodruff is showing memory problems and too repetitious. It's time to revamp and replace with another generation. Give newcomers a chance at Public Broadcasting. Even Broadway Shows need changes. If there was an honest poll taken the results would prove that News Hour is Last Hour. Whoever decided there were NO changes necessary, and the announcers could have multiple careers on corporate stations as well as cable stations? Who's paying off these Old Goats?

Complaint About PBS

Voicemail from AK
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Hello PBS used to be for educational and informative information and entertainment and now it’s being used a lot for political propaganda. The publics getting beaten over the head all day long with every problem every third world country has and they have no control over that they don’t elect ambassadors and they don’t have any control over corporate America. And so I think you should go back to being entertaining and informative about general education and quit being a tool for political propaganda. The political propaganda is so thick that I don’t watch television as much as I used to, I just turn it off because it’s so infuriating.

Concerns Over Journalistic Integrity

From VA
Feedback:

This morning on WVTF.org, a reporter reported that an INGAA Foundation report shows that gas pipelines don’t depress the values of surrounding properties. Besides offering no details on the basis of INGAA’s report, your reporter failed to mention that the INGAA foundation is funded by the natural gas industry.  It saddens me that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and National Public Radio (NPR) have lost their integrity to such a degree; consequently, I will no longer contribute my after-tax dollars to National Public Radio stations, nor will I support the continued use of my tax dollars to support your the CPB.  Furthermore, given that WVTF represents Virginia Tech to the community and apparently provides no control over the substance of its news reports, I will no longer contribute to VT.  

Integrity matters!

WXXXX AXXXX

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PBS Newshour Accuracy

Feedback:

Your leadin to the news on May 24 stated the head of security for TSA was fired. He was reassigned--just like a number of other government mistakes, e.g. IRS, postal service, Veterans Administration. That's a story by itself.

Complaint About Fresh Air Promoting Hillary Clinton

From GA
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Comment: I didn't realize contributions to WABE / NPR were intended to promote Hillary Clinton's campaign for the presidency but the so called interview with Dave Davies to review of his new book served little more than this purpose. Very disappointing from the interviewee and interviewers perspective.

Praise for Sit and Be Fit

Voicemail from VA
Feedback:

Hello I’m just calling to say I like the Sit and be Fit broadcasting that you do. I’m really not sure about what time it comes on its somewhere around noon but I thank you for putting it on the air. Thank you, good day.

Praise for Sit and Be Fit

Voicemail from AL
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I just wanted to say I like your Sit and Be Fit program. I miss it when it’s not on on Mondays hope you keep it on the air it’s wonderful and helps me so much. My name is KXXXX PXXXXX my number is XXX-XXX-XXXX thank you.

Programming Suggestion

From Facebook
Feedback:

Hello. I wanted to send this message to make a comment about one of the greatest and most innovative rock bands, Emerson, Lake & Palmer. As you know, Keith Emerson passed away recently. It seems he has not received much of a tribute and hardly any coverage since his death. It would certainly be nice if the media could pay a tribute to Emerson. And one such place...PBS. He certainly deserves it. He was one of the most talented and innovative rock, film composer and etc. Is there someone who could give him such coverage, a documentary or ...something? thank you. MXXX KXXXXX

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Praise for CPB and KOPB

From OR
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Dear PBS and The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting,

I like your shows. I like your web sites. I try to watch them everyday on KOPB Portland, Oregon and PBS Kids Sprout. KOPB stands for Oregon Public Broadcasting. Hope you're doing well.

Sincerely,

HXXXXX

Complaint About David Brooks on PBS

From NC
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Comment: David Brooks opinion is biased just like his writing and speech on PBS. His use of the term 'amoral' seems to place him in a permanent position at PBS with taxpayers funding his unorthodox progressive stance, and half the time he's contradicting himself. He needs to be replaced. He's already being funded by the NYT et al. It's time to defund CPB permanently. It's time for Big Bird to get out of the basement coop.

Praise for Sit and Be Fit

Voicemail from IL
Feedback:

Hi my name is MXXX KXXXXX and I watched channel 20 WYCC as much as I can and as soon as I have Mary-Anne Wilson on TV with the Sit and Be Fit, I just feel so much better doing her exercises and I just wanted to leave a message saying that I really do appreciate her time and energy and everything you guys put together with her so that she can be on TV and I just really appreciate that. Thank you very much.

PBS Newshour

California
Feedback:

I think it was a waste of time and money to fly Judy Woodruff to California to stand in the road and make comments about Nancy Reagan's funeral. The Newshour staff might just have announced her passing, shown photos of the funeral and commented on her life all from the studio. It would have been more informative. Thank you,
BeXXX DaXXX
San Francisco

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Praise for Keystone Crossroads and WPSU

From PA
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Wanted you to know that I find the Keystone Crossroads stories at my local station WPSU, as well as in my email news from WHYY, to be interesting and extremely helpful in my daily life.

Thank you for making them possible.

Yours, MXXXX

Concerns About PBS Coverage of the Zika Virus

Voicemail from IA
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I’m listening to the radio on your report on the Zika virus, I’m just wondering why you’re not reporting on the Argentinian doctors who have exploded the myth and said that micromycemia [sic] is not cause by the Zika but rather the pesticides that the Brazilian government has been spraying on the poor neighborhoods. I just wonder why nobody’s been talking about that. Thank you.

Criticism for the PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate

Voicemail from AL
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I’m a tax payer from Alabama, I watched the debate the other night, there’s been an FBI investigation on Hilary Clinton now going on about two years. You did not ask a single question about that at the debate the other night. The taxpayers pay PBS money you should have asked that question because America is very much interested, and it appears that PBS is in the pocket of the Democratic Party and Hilary Clinton. That’s a disgrace and I refuse to be involved with PBS again, thank you.

Complaint About Charlie Rose

From TX
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I was impressed with Charlie Rose' ability to read the appropriate questions to Neel Kashkari dealing with economic problems.  Clearly, Mr. Rose doesn't have the natural ability to understand what Mr. Kashkari was explaining regarding the banking situation.  To be fair, most network presenters who have "artsie" degrees like Mr. Rose does, albeit from an ivy league school, generally don't have the gray matter to understand what is going on.  Unfortunately, our leaders in Congress really don't either.

Otherwise, we would not have the national debt we do.  When Carl Icahn is warning us about what is just ahead in terms of a potential crash, you would think that economic nervousness would be pervasive.  No such indication can come from a presenter like Charlie Rose or any other glassy-eyed network presenter.

Programming Suggestion

From ID
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It would be great if CPB or PBS would make a series based on the book Sex and World Peace by Valerie Hudson et al. It is a powerful, well-organized and well- documented book that could be turned into an excellent television series. The thesis is that equality for women is not a side issue but is directly involved in creating world peace. Gloria Steinem recommended the book in an interview that appeared in the 1-31-16 New York Times.

Could Ken Burns do it?

Underwriting Concerns

From FL
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I am writing to express my disappointment with my local PBS channel (wucftv) for broadcasting the oft repeated Prudential commercial. Tonight I tuned to PBS to avoid watching the prudential ad on commercial TV, only to be subjected to it PBS! I consider this "selling out" to commercial interests and a betrayal of your contributing members, myself included. I will withhold future contributions as long as you continue to broadcast these commercials.

Complaint About the PBS Program Supplements and Safety

From CO
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It's hard to explain what is one of the most biased and poorly done programs I've ever seen. Here is part of the intro to my debunking article:

"The PBS program called, Supplements and Safety demonized the supplement industry, offering a one-sided view, glaring omissions, deception and manipulation. Because the Ombudsman’s response was to whitewash the program’s significant errors, it’s now a scandal!"

The article is 35 pages long with about 90 source links. I debunk every segment of that dishonest show in detail: http://www.endsicknessnow.com/frontline-scandal

When is someone going to take this fraud seriously? All I get from Frontline and PBS is PR talk and bragging about how great Frontline is!

Watching an educational network refuse to be open-minded or educated or professional is astonishing!

SXXXX CXXXX.

Complaint About the PBS Program Supplements and Safety

From CO
Feedback:

I’ve been trying to get someone to respond to a really terrible unfair bias program that was run on supplements and safety on January 19th. I’ve sent a few messages around I seem to get nothing of consequence in return. There’s clearly been a cover-up down on the part of the FRONTLINE staff, they’re in a state of denial denying a lot of things that happened, offering half-truths and lies in their rebuttal. I’ve never been so shocked in my life at the lack of transparency, honesty, and integrity on the part of a broadcasting company, let alone PBS and I want someone to contact me. My number is XXX-XXX-XXXX my email is XXXXX@inbox.com thanks.

Praise for Sit and Be Fit

Voicemail from TX
Feedback:

I’m just calling to say thank you so much for Mary Anne Wilson and her wonderful program, Sit and be Fit. I’m 84 I’m a widow, I’m living on social security, I get up really early in the morning and to have her at 5am in my living room helping me to feel better every single day. I’ve been working out with her for a month and I already feel so much better so much better able to live my life with pleasure I just thank all of you for her and I’m going to continue watching the program until I go out of the door feet first. I really am grateful for her and for your production of her. Thank you again and God bless you.

Praise for Sit and Be Fit

Voicemail from FL
Feedback:

Hello, my name is HXXXX and I live in the villages here in Florida and I want you to know how much I appreciate your station putting on Sit and Be Fit. I have been watching, and exercising with this lovely lady for quite a while now. I have neuropathy in my feet and it has helped me greatly with her foot exercises, her attitude, and her just daily sense of wellbeing for the rest of us so please keep this show on the air and when I turned it on Friday, it wasn’t on so I don’t understand why but for all the other days that you keep it on, those of us who watch and exercise with her I greatly appreciate it and I hope you continue to carry her show. Because for me with my problems and other ladies like me it really helps us a great deal. So again thank you and please continue with Sit and Be fit on your station. Bye.

Praise for Sit and Be Fit

Voicemail from MD
Feedback:

Hello, this is MXXXX YXXXXXX in Baltimore, I live in a retirement community and I’m calling about Sit and Be Fit, a program that’s broadcast on Maryland Public Broadcasting. It is an excellent program that they air for seniors, I want to comment on its value and I hope they will continue airing it. Thank you.

• Request to Re-Broadcast a Program

From WY
Feedback:

Some years ago you had [a] show named "Cooking in Quilt Country" W/ Marsh Adams. [I] was wondering if it could be re-shown again. It's one I think the young people/ and us older ones would like to see. Their interest in cooking that's growing & the older gals would love too. Please consider doing again. A cooking show lover. Mrs. NXXXX PXXXXX

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Complaint About Netanyahu at War

From NY
Feedback:

I was appalled by the one sided documentary “Netanyahu at War.” One might ask, with at war with whom? The conclusion that the cause of the war is Netanyahu’s paranoia is absurd. At this very moment Abbas and the PA are telling the Palestinian people that the Israelis are planning to change the status of the Dome of the Rock because there was an Israeli who was shot for wanting to pray on the Temple Mount. Terrorists are hailed as heroes etc. etc. But this is nothing new. It starts with Al-Husseini, continues with Arafat and with Abbas.

Two key missing elements in your film are the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza that brought only terror, and the killing of Netanyahu’s brother in a raid against terrorists. These two facts that might have given some perspective to Netanyahu’s mindset. But they would have confused the picture PBS tried to draw.

This is a true disgrace for any TV station, but more so for a publically funded station.

In my own work I am a physicist and work hard to arrive at the truth. PBS has deliberately hid and distorted the truth.

I am deeply disappointed.

I hope there will be some attempt to tell the truth of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the future.

• Complaint that NPR is Promoting Hilary Clinton

Voicemail from MA
Feedback:

My name is PXXXX NXXXX, I live at XX SXXXX St. Apt. X in Quincy Massachusetts 02169 my phone number is XXX-XXX-XXXX. I’m calling to complain about All Things Considered, a week before the Iowa race they spend the whole week on the road with Hilary Clinton. They’re running ads that have this cute little thing where they are asking Hilary whether or not she’s gonna get paid as much as a man if she gets elected. All Things Considered, like all of public radio, takes on tax payer money, tax payer money is not supposed to be used to support any candidate or party in an election and this is definitely coming across as an effort to help Hilary Clinton. I am going to file a complaint with the FCC and I am going to be in touch with Congress to act to have the funding pulled. You should know that I am a Democrat and I resent the spending of money this way and the obvious effort to help Hilary. The other night you had a piece on that was done by Ari Shapiro, it was in two segments and it was repeated so it was a wad of minutes of the program on her. It was repeated and the whole program was repeated on the Morning Edition, the next night you did something on her in Jalapeno Peppers and all day I’m hearing there are going to be more things with her tonight. The fact that she’s lost her 50 point lead does not mean that All Things Considered should be trying to influence this campaign. Thank you for your time.