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Finding your roots. Season seven. Country roots

Oregon
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This episode re-aired several times in southern Oregon this week. I found myself disturbed by an assumption Dr Gates made. While it is clear that many white slave owners impregnated their female slaves— whether out of lust or as a matter of breeding to expand “property” in a manner similar to horse breeding—- it is not at all clear that some of his guests’ African DNA comes from that. He completely has ignored the fact that Sicily is close to Africa and Moors and other ethnic groups resided on the island in past centuries. Racial intermarriage could simply have occurred sometime before the guests’ ancestors left for America. Please be more careful about assumptions.

NPR on air availability

California
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Why such poor service near zip 92240. Station constantly off air...just static

PBS Newshour Amna Nawaz

California
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I just watched Amna Nawaz’s interview with Michael Herzog, the Israeli ambassador to the US. She is so biased, and so rude. She interrupted, didn’t listen to Ambassador Herzog’s responses, used invalidated statistics spouted by the terrorist group Hammas and was generally revolting. Perhaps it is time to get a decent interviewer who doesn’t ooze her support of terrorism and antizionism. She’s just another sorry excuse for a reporter.

Newshour

Arizona
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My compliments to Amna Nawaz for her interview of Hertzog , the Israeli ambassador. On Dec 27 Amna never gave up her very important line of questions as Hertzog tried to evade the answers.

PBS NewsHour

Oregon
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I was (and am) a HUGE fan of Judy Woodruff; thought I could never switch my loyalty to the 'new kids'. But, I'm very impressed with Amna and Geoff. Both highly professional and very worthy of my continuing support. I keep watching for, and think I've seen, the two of them checking in with each other at the end of the broadcast, much like Judy and Gwen did during their all-too-short time as co-anchors. Keep up the good work which continues to be very important in these times of fake news and charlatans.

CPB Television Content

California
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I HAVE BEEN TASKED WITH REVIEWING MAINSTREAM MEDIA TO PROVIDE ORGANIZATION ENLIGHTENMENT ON WHETHER THERE EXISTS BIASED CONTENT, ANF IF SO, WHETHER IT IS A "ONE OFF" OR WHETHER IT IS A CUSTOMARY PRACTICE. IN THAT REGARD, THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASIDE FROM PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS ALSO RECIEVES FUNDING FROM THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. THERE ARE SIX NEWS PROGRAMS WHICH "APPEAR" TO EXHIBIT A CHRONIC Moderate TO PROFOUND BIAS IT IT'S NEWS REPORTING. THE SIX PROGRAMS ARE LISTED AS: 1. "THE PBS NEWSHOUR" 2. "AMANPOUR AND COMPANY" 3. "DEMOCRACY NOW" 4. "BBC NEWS" 5. ONE UN-NAMED PROGRAM DESCRIBED AS "NEWS FROM FRANCE" 6. ONE UN-NAMED PROGRAM DESCRIBED AS "NEWS FROM GERMANY" Please provide an email addresses for the Offices of your CEO, Ms. Harrison, , Exec. VP and C.O.O. Michael Levy and Senior V.P. for Television Content, Ms. Washington. Thank you very much. WM, RN

Washington Week

California
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Some of the reporters on Washington Week refuse to call Trump by his name, instead using the euphemism, “the former president”. If I didn’t know any better, I might think they were referring to Jimmy Carter.

PBS News Hour

Arizona
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I don't like cliches but Ali Rogin is a "bright and shinning rising star journalist" Ali Rogin shows sincere thought with her questions and an ability to be direct to the point of the question with out being someone who screams look at me I am asking the question a rare talent. Some of the changes that have happened with the full time anchor Judy Woodruff departure have not been great in my ears but I am holding back on negative feedback because I realize the budget plays a major roll in some of the changes

NPR Sundays

Texas
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I must agree with the multiple comments above about Ms Rascoe’s voice. It is grating and ultimately unlistenable. Sundays were always my favorite day to relax and listen to NPR. Since Ms. Rascoe took over the reins I have tried to listen but gave up each time. It is downright unpleasant. Maybe it’s time to listen to the listeners. Perhaps it’s time to put the “P” back in NPR and find a replacement for squawky slangster and give us back our treasured Sundays.

PBS NewsHour Anti-Israel Bias

New York
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Has PBS NewsHour abandoned any pretense to objectivity? Your opening segment on December 18th about the Israel-Hamas war featured Dr. Ghassan Abu Sitta, a physician who has propagated the outrageous libel that "Israel aims to clear Gaza of its population" and "to ethnically cleanse Gaza". During your segment, Dr. Sitta charges the IDF with "waging a war on children". And when confronted with video substantiating the weapons cache that Hamas secreted at Al-Shifa hospital, Dr Abu Sitta ascribes it to the arms that patients shed before entering MRI tubes. His contention is mendacious. The widely circulated video that the IDF recorded of weapons at al-Shifa hospital refute Dr. Abu Sitta's claims. But more problematic still, doesn't PBS ostensible commitment to objectivity obligate it to offer an IDF spokesperson an opportunity to rebut Dr. Abu-Sitta's assertions. By concluding the segment with Dr. Sitta's assertions, the NewsHour leaves the impression that his assertions are incontrovertible. Worse, the report's dishonesty bespeaks the kind of segment a viewer might encounter on Fox News.

PBS NewsHour

California
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Reporters on the PBS NewsHour repeatedly say by rote that there is no evidence that Biden committed an impeachable offense. They pretend to be unaware of the video where VP Biden brags to Richard Haas how in March 2016 he threatened the Ukraine president with withdrawing a billion dollars in aid unless they fired Burisma prosecutor Viktor Shokin. Burisma paid off Hunter Biden, who admitted he was a disturbed drug addict and knew nothing about the oil business. Why do the reporters pretend to know less than their viewers? Why does PBS put up with such an embarrassment?

Amna Nawaz

Arizona
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Please talk slower. Thoroughly enjoy watching you and Geoff in PBS

PBS Newshour

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Amna Nawaz doesn't even try to be objective. She is obnoxious, interrupts people she is interviewing and is the most unpleasant and biased news reporter on your otherwise excellent group of reporters. I have reluctantly stopped watching altho I sometimes cheat on Friday night but only to watch David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart. I have been watching since the days of Gwen Eiffel (Spelling?) and sadly the program is now just a disappointment solely because of Ms. Nawaz.

Jeffrey Goldberg

Colorado
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I love his leadership on Washington Week with the Atlantic. He has brilliant panelists and asks deep and thoughtful discussions that provoke and challenge my thoughts and views. He elevates the quality and intelligence of the program and I feel massively smarter watching him.

Washington Week

Oregon
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Since the Atlantic took over I find the show completely irritating. The moderator dominates, which changes the ethos of the show completely, so it feels like an opportunity for an ego driven white man to dominate. The show has few vibrant young people and almost no African Americans. It used be energetically lively and full of multiple perspectives emanating from a diverse group of young reporters. Now it is stodgy and dominated by the moderator’s perspective

Grant refund

Florida
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Hello, just a quick THANK YOU for alerting Vanguard Charitable about the lack of correspondence between my grant to CPB and my wishes or focus on public television (specifically the PBS Newshour). As a result of your query, I will make another gift with those funds that is more targeted to my specific focus.

PBS News hour

California
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Way to liberal leftists minded, this is sad and frustrating when trying to access real news and commentary. Please please stop the biased reporting and commentary, it’s to the point that I no longer believe that I should support PBS.

Ayesha Roscoe

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I've tried, I think she is trying but Ayesha Roscoe's grating voice is incredibly painful to listen to. I turn off the radio as soon as I hear it and I miss the Sunday morning show. I'm sure she is a very good reporter, please move her to a different slot.

Rick Steve's Travels

Georgia
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I have been watching the Rick Steve Travel show for many years. Actually, its a wonderful way to see the world and learn the do's and don'ts from each cultures. But now I'm beginning to ask myself, since I'm a women of color, do Rick not run into any people of color in his travels that have help made the hillsides and communities what they are. This is the year 2023, and in all my years of watching his show there are never people of color and how their customs and accomplishment help shape the none of the places he has travels. Actually I ONLY see him interview, travel with, eat with, lodge with, go and share the history of one group of people, and they all looks like him and his family. Is this what the CPB stand for or is this just a Rick Steve thing? Because I'm beginning to see him different.

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Israeli Council General 12/27/2023

Illinois
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It seem pbs has lost its way. Amna is no Judy Woodruff. She harassed the Israeli Ambassador yesterday with continuous interruptions and pointed questions. She is one sided instead of objective. From previous similar comments it appears the station is deaf. With all the antisemitism one would expect pbs to be more sensitive. Sincerely, S*****e H*****z Please read this older post. “ Nawaz is a terrible wanna-be-anchor whose staccato, machine gun delivery is at least off-putting and disrupts the kind of calm insight Woodruff has brought for years. If Nawaz takes Judy's seat you have lost my viewership and membership as well as those of my circle of friends who share my dislike. I am amazed that someone hasn't taken her aside and retrained her from her network supercharged delivery--she bounces in her seat!!. I would appreciate a response as I have written you all several times and have received NADA. Received: Maine Workbench Page Type: Feedback Email: t******e@gmail.com Month and Year: November, 2021 Comment: