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PBS

District Of Columbia
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Washington DC 911 live white house press Secretary talking about 911

Pbs white house press briefing in prass 911 day set 11 at 9.00 am . Et on pbs newshour

Telephone contact information

New Jersey
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To whom it may concern: I have been a fan of PBS for more Han the 30 plus years that my dear Mother was watching Julia Child. I had become a teacher and told so many about it and the wonderful programs available "back in the dark ages". When I did Vol Work at McCRter Theater in Princeton I did the same. I tell you this only because I still only watch you and the daily news. The big however. you are now too complicated for me to navigate and get in touch with,sad to say. I live in Ewing Twp, N.J. and I did call from time to time but that again what happened? The number is gone and no was answering recently when it was available. I even had my daughter (who now lives in Cambridge,Ma. doing vol work while growing up and at home Would be pleased to hear from you. Eileen D

CPB bias?

New York
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The reason so many of you think the CPB is liberal is because it is right. The right way to improve society happens to be "liberal" policies. The opposite side wrongly referred to as conservative is wrong about many of their espoused ideas. If you pit "real" liberals and conservatives in a debate on the air, the liberals would crush the conservatives. These right wing ideas are self-serving and power hungry and bankrupt. Not popular. So that is why CPB appears to be liberal. Do you think the Constitution is a conservative document? No.

lawrence welk

Virginia
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My wife and I have enjoyed watching The Lawrence Welk Show reruns on Saturday night on our local PBS station, WCVE, Richmond, VA. Without warning, they dropped LW from the schedule. Is it ever coming back? Thank you.

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News Hour

California
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Why aren’t you doing the Friday Covid memorials anymore? I thought that was beautiful and a good reminder of what people are going through.

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Programming

California
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Im tired of having to pay to watch PBS at all and then my local shows or just crap and the shows that I want to watch I have to pay a separate fee and join a club it used to be perfect that on the weekends it was as time goes by follow up with some other British comedies and now they're gone and it's just one-sided political crap mostly against Republicans

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Judy Woodruff

Minnesota
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We watch the Newshour consistently, serving as our best source of truthful and balanced news and insights. However, for the past six months or so, it seems as though Judy has developed an attack mode interviewing style that is off-putting. Is this a ratings increase effort dreamed up by management to be more competitive or is it simply another example of the erosion of the integrity of our discourse? Civility is difficult and cannot be earned by cordiality at the end of an interview. We know you can do much better because we've seen it from her over the years.

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most of yout crap

Illinois
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wow sometimes the same program is on two stations at the same time reruns are great , some times even in the same week but not 3 times a week do much crap, the ridiculous “dr” Amen. whats next voodoo pracrice. commercials are understandable, but dont the Koch bros already make money without USING public tv. its what used to be like an unbiased gift to all but now youve just sold your soul

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continual activation

Florida
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if public broadcasting is free why should i have to activate each time i would like to watch programing way too much trouble and would seem that it becomes arduous for those people who only watch infrequently i have been watching pbs for fifty years and iti has become a nightmare, . why do i need a password when my taxes pay for PUBLIC tv

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Advertising

Wisconsin
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I am SO disappointed advertising has come to public television. How can these companies say they are contributors/benefactors when we are forced to watch their advertising. Not OK.

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Newshour

Oregon
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How bout having a conservative viewpoint since your liberal biased news is taxpayer funded. David is a flaming liberal. Sad. Please provide balance. You do not. Cape hart and Brooks are only giving the liberal media perspective and spins left and does not ask any hard questions. Sad. No press inquisitiveness, just spew liberal blather. Please hire someone that represents the other 50% of America. McNeil and Leyer are vomiting Woodruff and Brooks in projectile fashion.

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Music performance rights for indy TV program on a PBS affiliate.

Alabama
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As an indy producer, are the song performed in a program I provide to a PBS affiliate covered under the CPB music rights umbrella under which PBS affiliates operate? Thanks.

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WETA

Maryland
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Please please please give radio host Linda Carducci another time segment and not the morning slot when I love to listen in. As the mother of a special needs young adult son, her condescending voice is obnoxious, patronizing, and doesn't sound unlike some of the many inclusion teachers my son has had over the years. From Wagner to Beethoven I cringe at her introduction and wait for the day she will extol "Good Job!" after one of her selections. PS: Carducci plays too many waltzes -- no wonder young people feel so disconnected from "white" classical music and no wonder I have to turn off WETA until 10AM when, mercifully, Carducci, vanishes from the air waves.

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Fall of Afghanistan reporting

Maryland
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I am increasingly disappointed with Judy Woodruff as anchor of the PBS Newshour. Her report tonight on the fall of Afghanistan was particularly hollow. Please give us a fresh format with new anchors, perhaps returning to the show's original co-anchor format. Amna Nawaz and William Brangham would be welcomed replacements. Thank you. Louis D.

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afghanistan coverage August 16, 2021

Georgia
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I watch the newshour most nights and respect the coverage. I was very disappointed at the biased reporting on Afghanistan, particularly from the woman reporting from the country. It was irrational, with little value except the emotional aftermath of a weak government collapsing. I expect reporting that looks at more than one perspective on the issue!

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Thumping noise on Newshour

California
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What is the thumping noise that you hear during Newshour? It’s like someone is thumping a pencil on a desk?

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Pakistani perspective of Afghanistan Judy Woodruff style

New York
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After totally eschewing PBS for over a year due to overt political bias, I watched Judy Woodruff interview Prime Minister Khan tonight. She was absolutely fantastic; calm, with no bias, very informative. Where had she gone? I will listen tune in again to see if we are finally able to listen and learn something rather than cringe from overtly hostile body language and supercilious questioning on PBS. I have yet to hear Yamiche....

Negative comments about PBS programming

California
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I doubt seriously that negative comments about PBS programming and/or its purported bias are submitted by regular viewers, but rather are submitted as part of a campaign to defund public broadcasting waged by political factions that live in a “post reality” world in which ideology trumps, so to speak, a genuine concern for a reliable picture of the world as it is instead of how they have been led to believe it should be. What these commentators have in common is an unwillingness to accept that political reality is under no obligation to be either reassuring or pleasant. In my judgment, based on four decades of teaching and researching mass media, public broadcasting (whether television or radio) is to a democracy as a clean water and good air quality are to a healthy community.

The weak Strength of the SF PBS Signal

South Dakota
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I live At xx, and there is no PBS signal. Zero. Even using 2 Antennas. What excuse is there for any city in America not to provide enough PBS signal strength to reach the whole community? None. Especially since the people have already paid for the PBS services. ? The correct Answer should be, OK we at PBS Will Double And Triple and Quadruple and daily increase the transmitter signal output. Hurray. Kw.

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Quit being liberal

Florida
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I try to watch PBS, but more than it should happen, I have to find another station as the liberal wonks on the news come on. The majority of the programs are great, but PBS is not trustworthy with news. Stuck with documentaries and informational programming and stay away from News. And, the next time am anchor cheats for a presidential candidate, fire Her.

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Funding

Pennsylvania
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None of the programming CPB supports interests or benefits me. Why do I have to pay for it? You should transition to an advertisement supported platform instead of using money that could be better used for the betterment of all taxpayers.

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Media/New Hour

Texas
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YOU ARE TOO BIASED!!! My God, please stop the bias. You are definitely not serving the American People. You are partisan.

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Washington Week

Ohio
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I appeal to Yamiche Alcindor to stop beginning her questioning of each week’s guests by saying to them that she is going to “turn to you, so-and-so. Talk to me a little bit about ….” It’s a verbal tic that is both annoyingly repetitive and uses many more words than needed to accomplish the same objectives.

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News stories

Louisiana
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I was a avid watcher of your programs. But now our sees that you only choose to petal to the left and their radical extremisms. That is not the America we love. Therefore my family and I will no longer watch your stations, programming or contribute to you and yours in any way!!!!

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Publicly funded media needs to drop its bias

California
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It is much more important for public media to get defunded than the police. Over the past five years public media has done a nosedive away from positive, culturally improving content, to slimy, bottom of your shoe, dregs of 'I'm offended' devisive content. This shouldn't be rewarded with grants and high paychecks. These 'writers' are a disease.

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Defund NPR

Washington
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We are fed up! NPR does not deserve federal funding. NPR cut down the “Declaration of Independence” and we do NOT trust anything NPR reports. NPR is anti- American and should NOT be getting grants, federal funding or any tax dollar help. We demand defunding of NPR now! Cheryl Thompson

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NPR funding

California
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It is long past time to defund NPR. It has had a biased, liberal agenda for years and now outright states such beliefs opening by holding the Declaration of Independence in derision, and at taxpayer expense.

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I support CPB, but you need a new tag line

Connecticut
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Hello:

I absolutely support the mission and the role of CPB. I am a longtime contributor to public broadcasting and have NO problem with my taxes going to CPB.

That said, as a retired communications person, I find your long-time tagline laughable: "A Private Corporation Funded by the American People” is an oxymoron. If it is funded by the American people, it is by definition, NOT a private company. A private company is funded by shareholders. Or customers. Or donors. Or benefactors. Or trusts. Or venture capital. Or private equity. You are funded by the public. And NOT by volunteers but by taxpayers, whether they like it or not.

As I said, I like it and support it.

But in a time where alternative facts have run of the rhetorical landscape, your attempt to have it both ways comes off as naïve at best and downright dishonest at worst.

Bill Baker

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PBS NewsHour

July 8, 2021
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I like Stephanie Sy and the article she did on homelessness.

Capitol Fourth

July 6, 2021
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We were very disappointed with the Capitol Fourth presentation with how they had such a divisive song at the very end. It does nothing to unite the nation, in fact, it does quite the contrary. We have one national anthem and not two. As long as people who are at the top of their world and jobs and education and are doing very well are in your face trying to say they don't have anything. If they're the problem and they are presenting this, look in the mirror and say I made it in this country. Why are we trying to divide it by saying it's not possible to make it when it certainly is. We're not a systemic racist country. We are a country that has made mistakes, but a country that deserves better than to have two national anthems. It was very disappointing and we won't be watching it again. 

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Brooks and Capehart program on PBS

Minnesota
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This program used to be my favorite feature Friday evening. Capehart is such a mouthpiece for Biden and Kamala Harris and so strident in the Democrat propaganda that I have elected to turn off the program when it appears on Friday evening. Mark Shields or is remarkable in his broad perspective on politics. Capehart is just a Democrat who loves to spin the spending siren song.. I am so sorry that he was chosen to be the spokesperson on your Friday evening feature. Thank you, Fred Winston

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Nightly news

Ohio
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The background looks primitive, just a blue paper like Not sophisticated nor classy enough!

Appreciation

South Carolina
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Hello, I appreciate all y'all do for the PBS/NPR stations, I love all the programming y'all have, they're very inspirational to me, thank y'all for everything

Baseball history

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Loved the show did not appreciate 20 minutes of send us money i understand your need but 5-10 minutes max thus might be upsetting people to the point they wont support you

About Your Shows

Oregon
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Dear CPB,

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

Sincerely, Harrison

Subjects covered on your Friday Night news report 7:00 - 8:00 EST Exchange Covid death memories for Climate Change issues arou

Maine
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Since you are discontinuing the Covid - Death Memories time, the Weems, in Brunswick ME., suggest you use that slot to talk about Climate Change issues around the world. Certainly the drought and water issues in our southwest warrant critically important information as do the storms in the southeast, glacier melting in Alaska and the death of salmon in the Northwest. The list is endless. Why aren't tv newscasters talking about this most important issue. Please!!! Susan Weems

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PBS Newshour 6/22/2021

Florida
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Judy asked a question to the CA Democratic Senator using the term "marginally qualified voter" which even a Republican would not use. A voter is either qualified to vote based on an evaluation of their registration application or not. There is nothing marginal except in the eye of a racist who wants someone based on their heritage to have difficulty registering for, and casting a ballot. The Republican states are passing laws that would allow politically appointed boards to throw out ballots as Trump requested for the 2020 election. Federal oversight is necessary. Terry Kelley Jacksonville

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Fresh Air

June 24, 2021
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I'm calling in after listening in to an hour long program that was so extremely partisan and biased that I couldn't understand how a publicly-funded program could be so partisan and one-sided without offering any challenges to the perspectives they were giving. The program was Fresh Air and the topic was Critical Race Theory. They didn't ask a single person that didn't agree with Critical Race Theory what their position was. They just lambasted everybody that had an opposing view and made them sound like complete morons. If it's going to be a publicly-funded program, then they should offer both sides of the story. I think you guys should look into just how biased NPR is and consider doing something to make it so that both sides of the story are being presented and people can get a fair grasp of the situation and decide for themselves. All of the legacy media is one-sided. It would be nice if radio programs were not the same.

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Judy Woodruff

Oregon
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The anodyne and yet self-satisfied comments of Judy Woodruff are about to drive me away from watching the PBS NewsHour. I agree with those who say she must retire. Yamiche Alcindor must practice to slow down and catch her breath. So sad that listening to the NewsHour is getting to be an irritating experience. I like the content.

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Programming

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I have been thinking about donating to your pbs station but I've decided not to! I cannot donate to a station that promotes things that I don't think should be shoved down our throats! I don't care for or appreciate what you air! Even if I donated you would still air this crap! My money will NOT go towards the gay community or trans people! I'm appalled that you use people's money for this type of programming! Because of your programming and others programming you're making this look like it's okay when it's not! We don't want to see this crap and you along with other stations are shoving this crap down our throats! We are sick of hearing and seeing crap about this! You need to get back to the programming you're known for... good! You're showing crap and I'll never donate to you unless you change your programming!

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Commercials are increasing on NPR.

California
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I have noticed over the last three years that "words from out sponsors" (which I translate as "commercials") have increased to degree that is very irritating, distracting. I send in donations to my local NPR station KPCC twice a year to make sure programming continues for the "public," not commercial interests. With more commercials on all the NPR programs I Iisten to I am concerned that business interests will influence programming. The public deserves better. Was not the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide commercial free broadcasting to the public or has that been sidetracked? Please ensure that all public broadcasting is focused on the public.

Thank you for your time, attention, funding, and overseeing public broadcasting.

P.S. I was not able to find a way to contact the Ombudsman.

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Awful bias

Illinois
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I will never watch any PBS program until the clearly biased Yamiche Alcindor is fired. There are real reporters willing to get to the bottom of where COVID-19 came from and this scum actively attacks anyone who even wants to ask questions.

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Newshour - Washington Week

Washington
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I join the chorus of longtime viewers who’ve had enough with the Newshour and Washington Week. I am a lifelong progressive and liberal. I once considered PBS the gold standard in journalism. Now I’ve quit The Newshour and Washington Week and not for a perceived liberal bias, I am unabashedly liberal. I’ve quit because the journalism is so poor, the reporters so green, the content so decidedly use enlightening. No it’s not because most of the correspondence are women, it’s because their not ready for the assignments they’ve been given. Having Yamiche Alcindor anchor Washington Week is hurtful to her and the show.

Would somebody there please pay attention to the quality of the the shows, they are nowhere near is good as they once. It’s time to clean house, retire Judy Woodfuff, find an A team of journalists, pretend it’s 60 years ago and start over.

As a lifelong viewer I’m done until you start over ~ and, after 50 years we are no longer going to contribute

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The most one sided biased news that the American tax payer could ever pay for.

Iowa
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Your news sucks. It is far from objective journalism. I used to love your programming and write my senator often to convey my support for your funding. That will now stop as I am tired of my tax dollars going to a blatantly obvious partisan form of journalism. You have turned into the opinion column. Thanks but no thanks. Get your operating funding from Nancy and Chuck's super pacs and quit stealing my money to indoctrinate my child to your liberal fantasies. Good bye

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NPR facebook

Indiana
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Hello Corporation for PUBLIC Broadcasting. Your group runs on PUBLIC treasury dollars. That means PUBLIC. NPR allows me to comment. However my comments are blocked from PUBLIC view. Your fringe left wing NPR needs a course correction to fall within your PUBLIC charter rules, established by congress for the PUBLIC. Perhaps it's time to end your PUBLIC charter, since you refuse to follow the LAW established by congress. I will forward this complaint to others, lawmakers. This is what they hide, in violation of your PUBLIC charter, This is the latest fringe left wing NPR hiding stunt: Sometimes a short message is better than a book, but only if the human mind is willing to grasp. Allen West posted this: Happy Juneteenth folks, it’s the day when Blacks in Texas learned that they were free, June 19, 1865 in Galveston. But what does today mean? It’s the day when Blacks found out that the first Republican President had signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing them from the physical bondage of the Democrat Party. It was two years later, on July 4th 1867, that 150 of those same Black men met in Houston and established the Republican Party of Texas. The Democrats, in response, established the Ku Klux Klan. Today, the Democrats are economically enslaving Blacks and have turned inner city communities into modern plantations of welfare and economic dependence. Juneteenth is a celebration of why the Republican Party was established in 1854, the abolition of slavery. Only a flaming incompetent idiot would give the party of the jackass any credit for Juneteenth.

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Are you fair

New York
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Do you believe in unbiased reporting , both black and white, this country needs healing, on both sides.

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Future Funding for CPB including PBS and NPR

California
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Now seems the right time for the networks of PBS and NPR to remove the constant on-air begging from members to fund programming and ask our new President and Congress to include all funding in his newly proposed 2021 congressional bill to fund national infrastructure, now known as "The Americans Jobs Plan", Please have the member stations go into lobby overdrive. If $1.35 for each citizen, can fund 25% of the CPB budget, then $5.40 per year for each citizen, will completely fund all operations and we can get rid of those on-air public begging, as well as corporate commercials that have crept into the programming lineups. Of course many of those supporting corporations want something in return. It has now become to also share their purpose and what they do. Previously, the names of the donor corporations would suffice. $1.8 billion in Federal funding per year, would support it all. It's a huge difference from what UK residents are said to contribute: Over $400 per TV set is is charged per year for each UK citizen to support the BBC.

Newshour

New York
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I am a longtime viewer of the Newshour and eve all the crew, especially the new Amna Nawaz. But ever since Yamiche Alcindor joined, I have been watching less and less regularly. I find her to be a clearly biased and unpolished reporter, who also speaks too quickly to be understood.

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Not really a human rights group

Virginia
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Dear Ms. Woodruff,

On last Tuesday’s PBS Newshour (27 April 2021) News Wrap, you reported that a report critical of Israel had been prepared by Human Rights Watch (HRW), a “leading human rights group”. If only.

HRW is anything but a “leading human rights group”. Their most recent report is only one in a long line of reports regarding Israel that is based on distortions, half-truths, and out-and-out lies. So much so that in 2009, Robert Bernstein criticized HRW, the very organization that he himself founded, due to its anti-Israel fanaticism.(1)

Think about that for a second. The founder of an NGO feels compelled to publish an Op-Ed in the New York Times no less criticizing the organization he founded as they have lost their way when it came to covering Israel. That should be enough right there to not even report on anything that HRW publishes regarding Israel.

This recent HRW report does it best to unjustly attack, undermine, and demonize Israel. Not surprisingly, there is not even an attempt at balance. Nowhere in this 216-page report is there mention of any Palestinian terror attacks or suicide bombings. Without context, for instance one cannot even begin to debate Israel’s Security barrier without acknowledging its origins.

Furthermore, the “apartheid” report is authored by Omar Shakir, a known anti-Israel, pro-BDS activist. Shockingly he did no actual fact checking or investigating for his report. He simply relied on other anti-Israel NGOs to do his dirty work, so the outcome was baked before he typed his first word. Mr. Shakir likely has an ax to grind as he was forced to leave Israel due to his subversive anti-Israel activities that violated Israeli law.(2)

CAMERA has done an excellent job debunking the baseless HRW charges in this report - of water theft & discrimination, explaining Israeli’s Law of Return, and the supposed seizure of Arab lands.(3) Other organizations have exposed the fundamental flaws in this latest HRW publication as well.(4)

The report has been criticized by major media outlets as being one-sided and even disavowed by the current US administration.(5) Consequently HRW has now pivoted to say they are not actually comparing Israel to South Africa, but instead just giving apartheid a new definition.

But just wait, next week they will have a new way to slander Israel. I would hope the PBS Newshour has a more nuanced coverage on HRW by then.

Regards, ER Seidman Richmond, VA

1) https://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/20/opinion/20bernstein.html 2) https://honestreporting.com/media-fail-to-ask-tough-questions-after-preposterous-hrw-claim-about-israeli-apartheid/ 3) https://www.camera.org/article/human-rights-watch-report-maligns-israel-with-lies-on-top-of-lies/ 4) https://www.ngo-monitor.org/reports/hrws-apartheid-demonization-bds-lawfare/ 5) https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-rejects-human-rights-watchs-accusation-of-israeli-apartheid/

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Lawrence Welk

Virginia
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Seriously, Lawrence Welk on Saturday nights? This is a programming punt. What donor base are you serving by presenting these stale chestnuts? Surely, surely, you can do better. I’m 63 and Lawrence Welk was old fogey in the 1970’s...

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All of NPR

Mississippi
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I used to listen to NPR all the time while driving. I am on the highway a lot. The last week I have been keeping up with your programming and every story or at least every other story is about racial injustice, injustice toward Illegal immigrants, injustice concerning LBGTQ, basically identity politics. Even if it is a legitimate news story NPR is going insinuate how it has something to do with race, etc. even if it has nothing to do with race. It's absolutely absurd. I used to wake up to Steve Innskeep for probably 20 years. Yes, he was always left leaning but not obnoxiously so. I enjoyed his show. But everything changed with Trumps election. I had to quit listening. And I would not listen to anything Steve Innskeep has anything to do with for 2 seconds now. I decided last week that I am tired of all your totally biased broadcasting and I will not be listening anymore. You guys have messed up a really national treasure. You are just rubber stamping the liberal left in this country. And that is not what made this country great. Either move back to somewhere near the center and do some interesting and informative stories and reporting or just quit. I will not be listening until you do.

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Popping audio on PBS News Hour

California
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Hi! Thanks for all you provide us. I love the PBS News Hour, but I don't understand why you can hear popping audio distortion throughout much of the show. Is it not possible to correct this problem on a national news show?

Karl

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Judy Woodruff

Washington
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Time for her to retire and pass the baton to younger generation

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PBS Newshour

New York
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Please save the Newshour. It is drowning in a sea of repetitive displays of individuals who, injured by terrible catastrophes, are expected to stand for social injustice, discrimination, inequity, racism. Is it necessary to emphasize their victimhood at the expense of balanced debates and in-depth analyses that would direct attention to fuller contexts? The Newshour reminds me of positivist historians who believed that their sources are transparent, that publishing a document gives full access to its meaning. Seeing yet another wounded Palestinian, an Indian citizen suffocating from lack of oxygen, a Honduran immigrant being deported, or an emaciated Yemenite child is not informative; it is voyeurism. With regret, and after several decades as a loyal viewer, I am leaving the Newshour.

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Colin Powell's participation in PBS Memorial Day concerts

Colorado
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Paula Kerger, President and CEO Jonathan Barzilay, COO Sylvia Bugg, Chief Programming Executive Judy Woodruff, Managing Editor, PBS Evening News Hour Ricardo Sandoval-Palos, PBS Public Editor Public Broadcasting System May 29, 2021

re: Colin Powell's participation in PBS Memorial Day concerts

Dear PBS Executives::

This email is to comment on PBS's choice of Colin Powell, who is a war criminal, for involvement in PBS's National Memorial Day Concert May 30, 2021, and in these concerts in prior and likely future years.

Gen. Powell publicly and knowingly lied to the United Nations Security Council on Feb. 5, 2003, about evidence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction in a key moment initiating the Iraq war, lied 244 times about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and 10 times about Iraq's links to Al Qaeda (1), providing a false basis for US initiation of this catastrophic war. He also participated in review and micromanagement of torture techniques, in dozens of White House meetings as part of the Bush Principals Group along with Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, George Tenet and John Ashcroft (2), war criminals all, with the knowledge and approval of George W. Bush (3), who has been convicted of war crimes in absentia (4). Powell's lies, and George Bush's 935 documented Iraq war lies (1), directly set the stage for the 30000+ lies and crime-ridden presidency of Donald Trump.

With Gen. Powell's critical early support and lies, the Iraq war unnecessarily took the lives of up to 1 million Iraqis (5-6), and over 4500 US servicemen in a war that wasted well over $3 trillion entirely added to the national debt (7). His front-end review of torture techniques as part of the Bush Principals Group (2-3), contributed directly to the Bush administration's practice of systematic (8-14) torture (15-22). Mohamed El Baradei has suggested a war crimes probe of the Bush team (23). Since systematic torture is a crime against humanity (24), Gen. Powell, the rest of the Bush Principals Group, and especially Bush and Cheney have committed crimes against humanity. Although later repentant, the large number of Iraqis who were tortured and killed in part courtesy of Gen. Powell cannot be brought back to life. There has been no accountability for any of these war criminals; these war crimes provide the substance for the widespread and constant hypocrisy of American politicians accusing other countries of war crimes, such as Barack Obama (who protected these war criminals from prosecution), John Kerry as Secretary of State and most recently Nancy Pelosi.

The PBS management decision to honor Gen. Powell in this way devastates PBS's reputation for quality journalism, instead revealing a political correctness so severe that you will stoop to including a war criminal as an honored participant in this celebration. This decision also devastates the generally high quality reporting of your staff by very much making PBS look like it values political correctness above all moral and factual arguments, and is not only an insult to all US citizens, to black citizens that are the focus of your intense advocacy/reporting for social justice, to General Powell's only slightly indirect torture victims, and to all of the US servicemen and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who died in this criminal war. Could you not find a genuinely distinguished black citizen to honor instead of a war criminal??? Henry Louis Gates? Karen Bass? Lloyd Austin? Kamala Harris? Andrew Young? James Clyburn? or another of many other choices.

D. Anderson Ph.D. Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

1. Charles Lewis, Mark Reading-Smith. “False Pretenses. Following 9/11, President Bush and seven top officials of his administration waged a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq.” The Center for Public Integrity, Jan. 23, 2008. This article discusses 935 documented lies/distortions by Bush and his top officials, including Colin Powell. 2. Jan Crawford Greenburg, Howard L. Rosenberg, Ariane de Vogue. “Sources: Top Bush Advisors Approved 'Enhanced Interrogation'.” ABC News, April 9, 2008. 3. Jan Crawford Greenburg, Howard L. Rosenberg, Ariane de Vogue. “Bush Aware of Advisers' Interrogation Talks. President Says He Knew His Senior Advisers Discussed Tough Interrogation Methods.” ABC News, April 11, 2008. 4. Yvonne Ridley. “Bush convicted of war crimes in absentia.” Foreign Policy Journal, May 12, 2012. 5. Burnham, G. et al., “Mortality after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: a cross-sectional cluster sample survey.” The Lancet, Oct 11, 2006. 6. Opinion Research Business [London, reported by Reuters Jan 30, 2008] survey of Iraq War casualties as of Aug 19, 2007. 7. Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes. “The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion and beyond.” Washington Post, Sept. 5, 2010. Prof. Stiglitz is the 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics; Linda Bilmes is a Professor at Harvard University. 8. Larry Siems. “The Torture Report.”, O/R Books, Feb. 15, 2012. 9. Matt Spetalnick, Jane Sutton. “U.S. condoned torture after 9/11, must close Guantanamo: report.“ Yahoo News, Reuters and The Constitution Project, April 16, 2013. Concerning the 577-page report: “An independent task force issued a damning review of Bush-era interrogation practices on Tuesday, saying the highest U.S. officials bore ultimate responsibility for the "indisputable" use of torture.” “...the panel concluded that never before had there been "the kind of considered and detailed discussions that occurred after 9/11 directly involving a president and his top advisers on the wisdom, propriety and legality of inflicting pain and torment on some detainees in our custody." "It is indisputable that the United States engaged in the practice of torture.” “Torture occurred in many instances and across a wide range of theaters." 10. Dana Priest. “CIA holds terror suspects in secret prisons.” Washington Post, Nov. 2, 2005. This discusses the covert CIA global internment network (“black sites”) in 8 countries. 11. Claudio Fava, European Parliament. “CIA activities in Europe: European Parliament adopts final report deploring passivity from some Member States.” Feb. 14, 2007. The report discusses at least 1245 illegal CIA rendition flights using European airspace in 2001-2005, the illegal 2003 CIA abduction of cleric Abu Omar in Milan, secret detention facilities at US military bases in Europe (that may include Germany, Sweden, Spain, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, Denmark, Turkey, Macedonia, Bosnia, Romania and Poland), the UK allowance of 170 airport stopovers (and Ireland allowance of 147 airport stopovers) of potential CIA rendition flights, and a number of cases of individuals illegally subjected to rendition, including torture in some cases, by the US. 12. Harbury Jennifer K. Truth, Torture and the American Way: The History and Consequences of US Involvement in Torture. Boston. Beacon Press, 2005. Up to 100 CIA prisoners, deliberately hidden from the International Committee of the Red Cross, have apparently disappeared. Incidents at Abu Ghraib included setting fire to prisoner’s hands, mock executions, electric shock, insertion of lit cigarettes into detainee’s ears, mock burials, water pits, deprivation of food, light, sleep, and medications, blows to the head resulting in death, confinement in scorching hot shipping containers, beatings with cables and rubber hoses while hung upside down, immersion in cold water, chaining to a ceiling for 7-8 days until extremities turned black, liquefaction of legs by numerous blows followed by death, chaining of hands and feet to a bolt in the floor while being subjected to severe cold and heat while being denied toilet privileges, rape, and prolonged and repeated rectal searches. 13. Lee Keath, Sarah El Deeb. “[Human] Rights watch: evidence of wider US waterboarding.” Associated Press, Sept. 6, 2012. This 154 page report discusses the torture of 14 Libyan dissident exiles. 14. International Committee of the Red Cross. “ICRC Report on the Treatment of Fourteen "High Value Detainees" in CIA Custody.” Feb. 14, 2007. 15. Defined in US Code's Title 18, Chapter 113C (2340), torture is illegal under the 1994 Torture Statute and 1996 War Crimes Act; Torture is prohibited by the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, the United Nations Convention Against Torture, Geneva Conventions III and IV, the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment of June 1987, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners of 1955, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 1966, for example. 16. “CIA torture report fast facts.” CNN.com, updated Sept. 24, 2015. This article discusses the Senate Select Committee's Torture Report, with a 525 page summary of a 6077 page review. Some report conclusions: “The interrogations of CIA detainees were brutal and far worse than the CIA represented to policymakers and others." “119 detainees were held at CIA sites between 2002 and 2008. This is 20 more than previously reported by the CIA.” “39 detainees were subjected to enhanced interrogation techniques, which included sleep deprivation, waterboarding, prolonged standing, and exposure to cold. All but one of these interrogations took place before April 2006.” “At least 26 detainees were found to be held "wrongfully." “Jose Rodriguez, director of the CIA's National Clandestine Service, ordered that 92 tapes of terror suspect interrogations be destroyed. The tapes were made in 2002 and showed the interrogations of Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, including waterboarding.” 17. “Bush admits to knowledge of torture authorization by top advisers. ACLU calls for independent counsel to investigate administration approval of torture and abuse.” American Civil Liberties Union, April 12, 2008. 18. BBC News. “CIA admits waterboarding inmates”, Feb. 5, 2008. 19. CNN. “Memo: two al Qaeda leaders waterboarded 266 times.” April 20, 2009. 20. Spencer Ackerman. “Torture by another name: CIA used 'water dousing' on at least 12 detainees. Interrogators used a technique that elicits a drowning sensation and lowers body temperature on many more detainees than the agency admits to waterboarding.” The Guardian, October 16, 2015. 21. Larry Siems. “Creators of the CIA's enhanced interrogation program to face trial. Two psychologists will face claims they are financially liable in lawsuit brought by three victims of US intelligence agency’s torture program.” The Guardian, Aug. 8, 2017. 22. Peter Foster. “CIA torture more 'brutal and sadistic' than Senate report disclosed. Newly declassified testimony by Guantanamo Bay detainee shows CIA interrogators running out of control.” The Telegraph; Center for Constitutional Rights; Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture; June 2, 2015. 23. Charles J. Hanley. “El Baradei suggests war crimes probe of Bush team.” Associated Press, April 22, 2011. Nobel Peace Prize laureate (2005) Mohamed El Baradei, also former chief U.N. nuclear inspector who failed to find any evidence, in 700 inspections, of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq prior to the war in Iraq, “..accuses U.S. leaders of "grotesque distortion" in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, when then-President George W. Bush and his lieutenants claimed Iraq possessed doomsday weapons despite contrary evidence collected by El Baradei's and other arms inspectors inside the country.” “The Iraq war taught him that "deliberate deception was not limited to small countries ruled by ruthless dictators...""I was aghast at what I was witnessing," ElBaradei writes of the official U.S. attitude before the March 2003 invasion, which he calls "aggression where there was no imminent threat," a war in which he accepts estimates that hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians were killed. In such a case, he suggests, the World Court should be asked to rule on whether the war was illegal. And, if so, "should not the International Criminal Court investigate whether this constitutes a `war crime' and determine who is accountable?" “El Baradei, citing the war-crimes prosecution of Serbia's Slobodan Milosevic, sees double standards that should end. "Do we, as a community of nations, have the wisdom and courage to take the corrective measures needed, to ensure that such a tragedy will never happen again?" he asks.” 24. Crimes Against Humanity include systematic torture and murder, according to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

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Escaping Eritrea programmed to be veiwed on May 4th ,2021

Delaware
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I am a regular watcher of Front Lines and NPR listener for over 30 yrs. and I learned a lot . But Escaping Eritrea ,is full of recycled lies , defamatory and debunked in 2015 . How CPB was blind sided of its responsibilities of TRUE and Unbiased contents . The Eritrean people and government work hand in hand to develop their country .It receives limited rain and prone poor harvesting or famine .Eritreans built numerous Dams the size of west Phila' and feed its people without outside assistance , has free education pre K to University .95% of its people drink clean water and have electricity , maternal-child death to 5% ,stopped genitalia mutilation . COVID19-.Everything was on lock down for 1 yr. Infected came from neighboring countries . Total 3600 infected ,3200 treated successfully ,400 in hospital and 10 fatalities .

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Changes in programs this week

Washington
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I want to know why the programs Daniel Tiger and Donkey Hodie seem to be a little less educational and a little more “commercial cartoon-y”. I find myself streaming old programs on PBS Kids instead of live TV.

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PBS News Hour

Minnesota
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I love Judy Woodruff, David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart. I think they make up the best substantive intelligent available news reports. I have friends who say the same about the PBS News Hour. Judy Woodruff, David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart are intelligent and honest and open in their opinions. They are willing to listen to different point of view respectfully and ask hard questions of both parties. I am relieved that David Brooks, remaining a Republican, is able to see and be honest about the Republican problems that appear to bring about division in our country in a nasty way. These issues are preventing the work needed in our country. We need - truth - not political bias. Our country is hurting. We are beginning to see healthy conversations and a move to better health with President Biden. However, if the Republicans can only think about winning by putting down Biden or the Democrats and hampering good change, we will find our country back on the road to further decay - dividing instead of unifying. There is no question we have huge problems with racial equity, homeless, gun control, increased violence and crime, poverty, hunger, etc. This is occurring in what we have considered the greatest country. We are all going to have to take action and make sacrifices to get to a better place. If we do not pay attention to these serious problems, they will get worse and it will be the undoing of our country. I have to say I admire and know that it is very brave and ethical of David Brooks to be honest, because Republicans are so cruel if someone does not walk the Republican line - that line is pretty harsh these days. I so appreciate the the PBS News Hour with this great trio. Thank you.

1A with Jenn White

New York
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I absolutely love this program, its presentation and hostess. Today I listened to Jenn's interview about the documentary "Women with Transitors" and want to mention to Jenn a book about a remarkable woman that I just finished: "The Woman who Smashed Codes" by Jason Fagone. Combination of brainy woman, sensitive woman, the world, wars and code breaking -- timely beyond time. Thank You for all your great great work, Jildy Gross PS I also studied at Uof M.

Love ❤️ the News Hour

New York
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Read some crazy comments here from people who think PBS is biased. All those comments seem like they have come from Fox news trolls. PBS IS THE ONLY UNBIASED NEWS reporting available. And all those folks calling for Judy Woodruff’s retirement are nuts.

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The Blinding of Isaac Woodard

Texas
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I'm disappointed that I cannot find the real, detailed information about the Shull trial, including the names of the federal prosecutors. Would it be possible you could direct me towards a directory or resource that I might locate such information.

Last night's program on the insurrection

Connecticut
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Years ago I used to support my public broadcasting channel I knew it was fair and nonbias. Now since Trump came into his presidency, the news and discussions are as bias and filled with lies as the main stream media. There is no regard for the conservatives and their opinions left. All is geared toward the liberals and their goals. America and most people are concerned about truth but they have been fed so many lies and so much misinformation that NO news station is concerned with truth except Fox News has some truth in it mostly in the late evening. Science has become a god and lies and immorality are accepted as part of this way of life. Actually science has NOT been followed directly but is influenced by the left who want to please those who hate our conservative values. There is NO more truth nor justice in any of you everything is tainted with hatred for God and hatred for the values we share. May the light shine again and may truth be valued not perverted by you.

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Complaint to AzPBS

Arizona
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The following was emailed to Az PBS as a complaint to their programming and political position on April 20, 2021, the subject was TWO LIES!

I am outraged as a taxpayer helping to support this corrupt enterprise called "public" TV!

LIE ONE: How dare you discuss and support the concept of "systemic racism" as if it exists and is true. IT IS A LIE!! It is a provable lie because we had systemic racism in this country when I was a child in the 40's and 50's so I know what it is and what it looks like. IT IS GONE!!! None of the purveyors of this lie can produce any evidence of what systems are in place that are racist. Saying outcomes aren't equal is no proof at all, intellectually lazy and frankly stupid! The ONLY area where there may be a system that is racist is in college and university admissions whereby Asian and white students are routinely discriminated against.

LIE TWO: Climate change is not primarily man-made. Only a very small part (less than 5%) of any small amount of warming that has occurred in the last century is due to man-made CO2 emissions. Thousands of scientists and many books are available to PBS to cover why and how we have been lied to now for decades. EDUCATE YOURSELF....before you spend 3 hours of taxpayer time and money promoting that brain-washed child from Sweden's irrational rant....man hasn't caused climate change and CAN'T FIX IT!!

The unbridled irresponsibility of promoting these two positions borders on the criminal. Not only that, it is partisan as it is obvious that the country is split down the middle on these two issues politically and therefore to take a position supporting the leftist agenda on these two issues means you are stealing money from half the country...that also borders on the criminal.

I will be sending a copy of this email to the board of the CPB!

Larry Weaver, Show Low, Az

NPR no longer airs unbias programming

Pennsylvania
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I have been an NPR/PBS listener since 1987. Over the last few years the content and tone of your programming and reporting has become increasingly bias. NPR often leaves their listeners trying to sift out what is fact and what is overwhelmingly becoming opinionated, virtue signaling. While I still have great respect for journalist, it appears as though most reporters now must be argumentative debaters, certain to get THEIR righteous point of view across. Perhaps it is best to leave arguing and personal bias reporting to the cable "news" networks? I do expect more from our NPR/PBS stations. Consider making some course adjustments to try to salvage your long standing credibility.

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Yamiche Alcindor

Florida
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In an attempt to escape biased journalism, I turned to PBS. After many instances of blatant bias from Yamiche Alcindor, I am turning to BBC. How a publicly funded network can justify this reporter’s clear agenda is beyond comprehension. My taxes should be put to better use.

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Politics in kids programming PBSKIDS (BLM, Racism, and Skin Color....) WHY??

Wisconsin
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I am not asking for a correction. I am asking that social justice and race-based "propaganda" be left OUT of kids programming. I am not talking about black history, I am not talking about accepting each other as unique, I am not talking about any of those healthy and wholesome topics. I am referring specifically to BLM and race-based political ideologies (which are tools of division) that are designed to amplify our kids differences rather than their commonalities. This type of programming is not going to bring us together, it will do quite the opposite. These segments are teaching racism, disunity, and skin color awareness. They are putting skin color front and center to children who would otherwise never even care. I found it particularly appalling that certain cartoons are specifically including segments on current news and political affairs, These are not topics that belong in the classroom or on PBSKIDS. Just because the current corp news zeitgeist paints America as racist, does not make it so. Just STOP.

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Oscars

California
Feedback:

What happened to the best actor....? I think thats newsworthy!! All you reported on was minority's receiving an oscar.....

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False Programming

Minnesota
Feedback:

All citizens pay for your shoddy coverage of conservatives. You are the right arm of the driving move toward socialism in our country You seem to forget Half this country does not agree with you. I will be working diligently to have public dollars taken from you. Linda

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PBS News hour

Texas
Feedback:

I just watched a wonderful segment on cicadas. It was very well done and should really help city people better appreciate nature. But I was appalled by Judy woodwards comment at the end about the repulsiveness of insects. Insects are important to nature and to our existence on this planet. We need to encourage people to understand that. Her comment is likely to turn off many. Pls don't that happen again. Joan Mukherjee

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Judy Woodruff’s Program

Missouri
Feedback:

I would really like to see David Brooks removed from her Friday night show. He really isn’t a conservative anymore,if he ever was. He pretty much agrees with everything Jonathan Capeheart says. The show is so one sided.

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Pacifica Foundation Fails to Conduct the Requisite OPEN Meetings of Its Board and Committees

California
Feedback:

Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 3:45 pm Pacific: I take no pleasure in writing this; however, as a financial supporter of the Pacifica Foundation's Station KPFK, and a US and California taxpayer, I believe I that I should. During 2020 and 2021 (to date), I have taken great pains to learn about the governance and financial status of the Pacifica Foundation. I have attempted to do so, in part, by listening to meetings of the Pacifica's National Board of Directors, to meetings of that Board's committees, and to meetings of the Listener Station Board of KPFK. I do so by relying upon the information published on https://kpftx.org/index.php . Alas that information is misleading. On several occasions, including this afternoon's scheduled Pacifica National Board Coordinating Committee, when a public stream of the meeting(s) was to be available, NO SUCH STREAM(S) HAVE BEEN PROVIDED. The CPB should be mindful of these transgressions. You may "track" such failures by searching the "archives." You will note that often when such audio streams were to be available to the the public, no such streams were available.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

--Raymond Goldstone 10535 Missouri Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025 Email: rgoldsto@saonet.ucla.edu

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Judy Woodruff

Washington
Feedback:

It’s time for her to retire. She no longer is capable of anchoring the Newshour. I’ve watched the show since it’s inception but quit 3 months ago, will resume after she’s replaced

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Lack of consistant closed captioning by PBS

Arkansas
Feedback:

PBS CAN NOT seem to deliver consistent closed captioning. The one entity, you would think they care because they (PBS) seem to do an inordinate amount of "virtue signaling". I complained to Masterpiece a couple of weeks ago and learned PBS was the cause and they were having trouble with a"machine". Now STILL Brand new Masterpiece show...LARGE gaps, a disgrace.I have noticed the advertisers had good captioning.Doesnt the public pay enough ?

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PBS Newshour

Maryland
Feedback:

We love this news how and watch every Friday night. We especially enjoy listening to David Brooks and Jonathan Cappart.

Can you please tell David Brook that his rocking in his chair while talking distracts from his articulate and enlightening comments. I’m sure it’s a difficult habit to break but worth trying.

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Soul!

Iowa
Feedback:

Hello, Where can I watch the episodes of Soul!? This was a very important program that should be available to us, especially given the fact that CPB cancelled it far too soon. Thank you, Jessica Young

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Acting

Illinois
Feedback:

Hello Pbs,

I hope you well. My name is Emmanuel Ofosuhene. I am 14 years old and a new Voice Actor. I was emailing you today. To ask for a potential opportunity to get a voice acting role at Pbs Kids or relating to education. Also, because I am a new professional voice actor. I kindly ask you to view my Voice Acting Profile (to see if I am the right fit) and then hire me from the website. I want to assure you that I am ready and decided to use my talent to help people and mainly kids.

Emmanuel Ofosuhene | Professional Voice Actor | Voices(https://www.voices.com/profile/uccsdone/voice-over)

Thank You, Emmanuel O.

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Diversity

California
Feedback:

As a great admirer of CPB and PBS, I have really enjoyed the Ken Burns series on Hemingway, but as a retired professor and author of a biography of the Mexican artist Siqueiros, I would like to encourage you to increase the diversity of subjects as well as film makers. Since the American Masters series includes films on Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco, two of the great three Mexican muralists, why not an American Masters production on Siqueiros, who painted three murals in Los Angeles and who has had a great impact on contemporary American artists, including Pollock, but also many contemporary American muralists of all colors? There is plenty of archival footage, the Getty Institute and the city of Los Angeles have spent millions on restoring Siqueiros's murals in LA and Lorena Manriquez produced Siqueiros, Walls of Passion recently shown on public TV. The life and work of David Alfaro Siqueiros is a great story and his ideas and innovations in art deserve recognition. Thank you. D. Anthony White, Ph.D.

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Your news organization is a leftist group

Texas
Feedback:

Your news organization only seems to talk about the bad past of the white race. Why don’t they mention facts if they’re going to talk about it like who gathered up the blacks to be sold from Africa to begin with. When they find out the truth they resent you. Every race has a few bad apples but all you talk about is racism how bad our history is on blacks. That’s my point right there it’s history it’s in the past it’s not what’s happening now why don’t you talk about what’s happening now besides what you’re causing in the news! For some reason you want a racial divide, why? We have to live together...Tell facts and and tell the truth if you’re going to tell any story at all! I’m ashamed I’ve watched your program most of my life, The news is supposed to deliver fax and let us decide how we’re going to feel, please tell Judy to stop telling us how we should feel, really! Please retire her, now! And tell the truth, the whole truth, or no story at all.

immigration holding areas

New York
Feedback:

I would like to suggest a place that can accommodate many people . There are a lot of large schools in California that are not being used right now. They all have large cafeterias, gymnasiums, and sports fields. Use of those areas should be utilized. Thank you for your service.

Station classification

Ohio
Feedback:

Hi, I am trying to find lists of stations that fall into the following categories. NPR, Classical, Jazz, AAA, folk/blues, joint licensees, state legislature stations. I see your station finder that is a great tool, but was wondering if there was a way to break them down.

What are the collection of faded red books behind Amna Nawaz when she does her interviews and reports?

Nebraska
Feedback:

When Amna Nawaz reports from a room setting there is a collection of books over her right shoulder. I would like to know what the collection is.

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Judy Woodruff

Michigan
Feedback:

Judy appears to be a wonderful, compassionate person--a great individual and even newsreader. However, her skills as an interviewer are nonexistent. Any interview with Judy becomes an opportunity for the interviewee to control the conversation, present a unpaid political commercial and leave the viewer even more uninformed. We do not need to hear more talking points from entrenched politicians.

There are many good interviewers out there--including a few a PBS. It is time for a change at the News Hour. Perhaps it is also a problem with the producers of these shows if they do not see the problem.

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PBS News TV

Maine
Feedback:

Judy Woodruff needs to retire . She is unable to show dynamic affect and drones on in a ho hum dutiful way stumbling over questions ( rephrasing fragments of questions ) and is a chore to watch ( we do not any more ). Please bring vitality back . Yamiche Alcindor is not a talented presenter and has a forced reporting style that makes watching her unpleasant . Please PBS. Move On!

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Too long

Georgia
Feedback:

This spring's pledge has gone on far too long! Asking people to pledge should then give them the weekly and daily shows they are supporting.

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Pbs newswatch

New Hampshire
Feedback:

Turn channel when Judy woodruff is on .get someone younger 800.000 a year you're kidding

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Mary Moore Cow show

Kansas
Feedback:

Hello I think that there should be a Mary Moo Cow show on PBS Kids just like the one on Arthur.

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Judy Woodruff is not appropriate any more.

California
Feedback:

I just received one of the many PBS entity donation requests and have decided to respond to all of them that I will not donate until Judy Woodriff is replaced. How about Jericka Duncan from Sunday evening news? Per presentations are very straight forward and to the point.

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March 4 PBS News hour Judy Woodruff interview with Senator JohnThune South Dakota

Arizona
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opposing the Covid legislation as too generous to states Here is what Wikipedia has to say about South Dakota's economy North Dakota oil boom has given those who own mineral rights large incomes from lease bonuses and royalties. The boom has reduced unemployment and given the state of North Dakota a billion-dollar budget surplus. North Dakota, which ranked 38th in per capita gross domestic product (GDP) in 2001, rose steadily with the Bakken boom, and now has per capita GDP 29% above the national average. PBS has to do better interviewing ;that interview was a disgrace .Aside: You -PBS- are spending to much on "Black Lives Matter' It could enrage MAGA supporters -although I bet less than10% watch PBS As a retired physicist - I would like to see less air time spent on cultural issues and more time devoted to complexity of life due to exploding technologies while IQ's remain stagnant Frank Lipsky 928 328 2192 franklipsky79@gmail.com

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White House Press Conference

March 26, 2021
Feedback:

I have been a financial supporter of PBS and that will stop. I really think you are a propaganda machine for liberal causes. There was nothing reasonable about Alcindor's question to Biden about being to nice. We've got an economic issue. We have an energy issue. We've got problems at the border. These questions were just absurd and they weren't even based up what the American people want to know about. I'm stopping my contributions as are so many people. Get some facts. Deal with reality and what America really wants to know about important issues. How nice Joe Biden is totally irrelevant to what struggles people are facing inside and outside the border.

 

 

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What happened to “Washington Week” on WCPB, Salisbury?

Delaware
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Wondering about the subject line. We are located in Dagsboro, DE but the only PBS station we receive on Direct TV is the Salisbury one. We at one time received the Wilmington PBS but it was dropped from our lineup. We have contributed to WHYY for a number of years but have never received such requests from the Salisbury station. Are the State boundaries porous or do we have to emigrate?

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PBS NewsHour

March 27, 2021
Feedback:

Last night Judy Woodruff and Brooks and Capeheart, failed to report the most important part of the suppression of the vote in Georgia with the Governor signing of these new voter suppression laws. The most important part is that they take the nonpartisan control of elections away from the Secretary of State and give it to the partisan GOP in the legislature. This means that they can take over any election. They can overturn the results to anyone they want to. They can throw away anyones vote if they want to. This is the heart of the voter suppression and yet it wasn't reported on. I found this extremely disturbing. I want to know why this news is being suppressed. It makes no sense to me. If you could please explain it, I'd really appreciate it.

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Claims about Fact-Based News & No Transparency about Why Fictional Scenarios Or Accusations of Conspiracy Are THEORIES?

Virginia
Feedback:

Dear Representatives:

Transparency about who makes the decisions to frame fictional scenarios and unsubstantiated claims of conspiracy as THEORIES, as in fiction novels, is missing with regard to news media, including NPR. Why am I so suspicious about corruption without transparency about decision-makers in our news? We have the tools of modern science to help test, verify and substantiate claims of conspiracy as theory, except in "fact-based" news, or that is the claim. If a journalist cannot verify a claim, then report it as a suspicion, or unsubstantiated claim. However, journalists seem to ignore the validation of their claims about "conspiracy theories." Journalists chew on these "conspiracy theories" as if they are real enough to sink one's teeth into them! How do serious journalists verify the claim that a conspiracy is tied to a pizza parlor basement in Washington, D.C., in which the basement does NOT exist? A high school science student should be able to nullify such hypothetical statements right off without much testing to keep such hypothetical statements from EVER becoming a THEORY in the real world. Theory comes with rigorous testing, validation, peer review, etc. Please, have some quantum physicists come tell us how this "conspiracy theory" nonsense might parallel the paradox as we have seen in the thought experiment involving Schrödinger's cat in the quantum Universe. Why try to make all this more complicated than ordinary theory concepts in science seem to be? Otherwise, stick with the facts, what is verifiable, testable, and so forth, when speaking of theory in headline news.

Applying basic science literacy as published through the National Academies of Sciences, which is one our best institutions in pursuit of 21st century knowledge. Functional citizens and even dysfunctional ones should be learning basic science and good journalism should help pervade good science methods for discerning the truth from fiction. However, NPR keeps on talking about "conspiracy theories." I keep asking who validates and substantiates these unsubstantiated claims of conspiracy, or false narratives, or plain lies, scams, and hoaxes, as theory? Who helps journalists establish that garbage is theory according to the science model for establishing theory from hypothetical concepts through rigorous methods for testing and validation of data and evidence? This element is NOT TRANSPARENT. Talk of hoaxes, scams, lies as theory is misinforming the public, and talk in interviews in which your hosts equate "ideas of the people with theory" with scientific theory is absurd. The misleading concept is that theory = theory, and given a myriad of other synonyms to explain suspicions, that bandwagon is absurd and cannot work. Language is important. Good journalism, which is what we expect from public media, should follow the science model for the use of theory about phenomena, when reporting news to the public. Suspicions and speculation are not theory either until tested and validated, etc.

It is important for citizens to know how to quickly dismiss nonsense before it can become any theory. There are synonyms for the fiction version of theory, such as suspicion, conjecture, speculation, hunches, guesses, wild guesses, myth, lies, hoax, false narratives, etc. Imagine some member of the U.S. Congress learning how to dismiss a hypothetical narrative, and making it a nullified hypothesis, and never posting it anywhere as THEORY. Public Media are a joke, and are helping with pervading ignorant beliefs that help sustain political positions. We heard President Trump claim that climate change theory was a hoax. Journalist help substantiate that theory is a hoax with claims about conspiracy being framed as theory, and not framing it as a hoax; thus, theory = theory and hoax = hoax. Leave "theory" out of these false claims. Please, apply the following.

"Scientific literacy implies that a person can identify scientific issues underlying national and local decisions and express positions that are scientifically and technologically informed." Source: https://www.nap.edu/read/4962/chapter/4#22

We should demand and expect Public Media to help citizens understand how to apply science in daily life, and not more myths, hoaxes, and lies as theory. Theory should be reserved in fact-based news for hypotheses that have been rigorously tested and validated. This is an excerpt from a National Standard for Science Education:

"Scientific literacy means that a person can ask, find, or determine answers to questions derived from curiosity about everyday experiences. *******It means that a person has the ability to describe, explain, and predict natural phenomena. Scientific literacy entails being able to read with understanding articles about science in the popular press and to engage in social conversation about the validity of the conclusions.******** Scientific literacy implies that a person can identify scientific issues underlying national and local decisions and express positions that are scientifically and technologically informed. A literate citizen [journalist] should be able to evaluate the quality of scientific information on the basis of its source and the methods used to generate it. Scientific literacy also implies the capacity to pose and evaluate arguments based on evidence and to apply conclusions from such arguments appropriately." Source -https://www.nap.edu/read/4962/chapter/4

NPR does not follow this model, but it's not alone, and why? Asterisks added above to highlight how I say, Public Media fails to help people see that a hoax, or scam or false narrative, lies and fabricated nonsense are just that and NOT THEORY, as in fiction novels. It seems that much of what is framed in journalism as theory and theorists (more likely conspiracy creationists) really comes from the fiction model and not one from science literacy. Please, work to change that each and every day, such that we have normal citizens, voters, and members of Congress who are literate regarding the tools of modern science.

Regards,

Aubrey Neas

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Stabilization Fund for new funding for Section 501(c) 3 Entity LifeVista Joy Community Aloha Hawaii for ethnic minority Chinese

Hawaii
Feedback:

Dear Sir/Mdm, I am the subscriber to your news letter & happy to know of Stabilization Fund for new funding for Section 501(c) 3 Entity LifeVista Joy Community Aloha Hawaii serving Seniors for ethnic minority Chinese ?

The funding to CPB will be directed to local public media entities that are continuously responding to the pandemic’s impact by providing essential educational, informational, and public safety services. Stations in all 50 states are informing their local communities about the latest coronavirus vaccine and economic developments, increasing access to distance learning with innovative educational resources, and helping protect communities by transmitting emergency alerts and sharing public health and safety information during natural disasters and throughout the pandemic.

As the nation continues to recover from the pandemic, the stabilization funding from Congress will support these valued public media services and sustain the broad reach and access that keeps public media resources available online, over-the-air and in communities across the country.”

Hope to hear from you soon.

Thank You Shalom Alice Lee

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Propaganda and MY TAX MONEY

Mississippi
Feedback:

If CPB is going to continue to get my tax money, they could at least put on something besides how to chop an onion, and all that PROPOGANDA for the leftist libs. This is an outrage, CPB is getting 495 million dollars for junk that over half the country knows better. But they just keep gobbling up tax money and spewing their propaganda all over the place. Their like listening to stupid Ole nancy pelosi over and over. They might occasionally put a decent non biased show on, but 9 times out of 10 its leftist garbage, or chopping onions. Makes me sick. If the govt is going to give them money, then they need to give to all TV stations, which cant happen. PBS/CPB shouldn't be getting funded either. This is just leftist malarkey.

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Program series

California
Feedback:

Can you show the series Pie in the Sky

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Technical Complaints

January 2020
Feedback:

Hi This is Claudia out in Palm Desert, California. We haven't had any signal for about three weeks now. Can you fix it?

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Henry Louis gates jr

California
Feedback:

Why let such a racist propagate his propaganda on pbs? PBS is supposed to just be for good people. I’ve seen him on there many times but it really hurts my feelings, he says such inappropriate and racist and offensive things. For example he was interviewing Fred armisen and told him that he’s Korean not Japanese descendant and therefore should now like kimche. Please stop this it hurts.

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Donald Trump Carnage

Feedback:

I am deeply offended of your characterization of the mob riot as an insurrection

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Your Programing is so Bias you should be taken off the air!

California
Feedback:

Any claims that you are not responsible for the otter crap that is seen on your station, is as truthful as your stations claims of balanced news. It would be clear to Helen Keller (Yes, I know not PC) how far Left your over all programing and so called news have become. You no long have a honest service to the public and should not receive a penny of taxpayer money.

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Cost of Passport

Connecticut
Feedback:

As a disabled individual with a brain injury I find your policy requiring a minimum $60 yearly donation to qualify for your passport member benefit on PBS Video a burden and impossible to afford. Why not have a donation sliding scale for such matters? The amount i can afford in relation to my severely limited income would equal what your regular folk would pay. As a non profit surely you can relate to my and others’ struggle.

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Conspiracy Theory Reports Are NOT Truthful /Apply Science Model for Theory in Public Broadcasting in News

Virginia
Feedback:

Dear Managers:

I am sending a subsequent letter to continue explaining the importance of the truth in journalism. The following is what I call upon journalists and editors to follow for the model for public news. We need the truth in our daily news and not have the truth subverted in the interest of pop-culture and expediency for framing suspicions, lies, hoaxes and fabricated nonsense as "conspiracy theories," which is a media bandwagon of false headlines for misleading the public. Journalists and editors should be literate enough in science to follow the recommended education expectations for science literacy and be able to reserve the use of theory for science and truth revealing to the public and not follow the fiction writer's model for reporting essential news.

Can you work to strengthen truth in public supported reporting of the news? Can you provide the impetus to influence the editors and journalists to follow the model for theory in science? Here's an excerpt for expected science literacy for the ordinary citizens, and I might add, what we ought to expect from publicly supported news media. Note: journalists ought to be able to frame suspicions and allegations of conspiracy not as theory but as suspicions and unsubstantiated claims of conspiracy as matter of daily activities in their lives as journalists.

"A literate citizen should be able to evaluate the quality of scientific information on the basis of its source and the methods used to generate it. Scientific literacy also implies the capacity to pose and evaluate arguments based on evidence and to apply conclusions from such arguments appropriately." Source -pg. 22 paragraph 3 previous citation & pg. 23 second paragraph: "Scientific literacy implies that a person can identify scientific issues underlying national and local decisions and express positions that are scientifically and technologically informed." (https://www.nap.edu/read/4962/chapter/4)

Best regards,

Aubrey Neas

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Newshour

District Of Columbia
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As someone who has been watching the Newshour since the early 1980s, I am dimly tired of listening to Judy Woodruff. She is competent and articulate, but change is needed, especially if the Newshour wants to be attractive to an audience younger than 60somethings. Just hire Lisa Desjardans! She has smarts, youth, and warmth on her side.

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Frontline: Trump's American Carnage

February 3, 2021
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I happen to be contributing to PBS for a couple of years. I just saw this documentary calling my President Donald J. Trump carnage. If you want to get donors from the 75 million while calling his carnage... How dare you. How dare you allow that. There is documented TV of exactly what this man said. I can't believe how PBS would be a part of this. You see how they twisted that man's words. He did nothing but want to help the American people. If you have a problem with me because I support this great president and the 75 million people, then maybe we shouldn't donate to PBS. You want to talk about misinformation. If PBS is going to start being like the propaganda media, then I'm going to pull my money. This is crazy. Shame on you people. If you want to be along with the other numskulls of America and take it down, then don't accept our money. 

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PBS

January 30, 2021
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I was wondering if this was PBS. I think you're very liberal. I don't think it's fair and I think Paris is a piece of sh**. 

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PBS NewsHour

January 29, 2021
Feedback:

This has to do with the PBS NewsHour, that you fund with our tax dollars. They have not made one mention of an event that took place one week ago. A representative from Georgia, Marjorie Taylor Greene, submitted House Resolution 57, which calls for the impeachment of President Biden on the basis of his corruption. When you read through the document, there seems to be a lot more standing there than either of the two Trump impeachments. I'm wondering why the trusted PBS NewsHour, which is now showing its liberal bias beyond any stretch of the imagination, has failed to even mention that this event took place a week ago. I watch it every night and I have not heard one mention of this. The PBS NewsHour has shown its liberal bias, especially with Yamiche Alcindor, who is so unbelievably biased against anyone on the right. I'm a centrist and I'm disgusted by both sides, but I'm particularly disgusted by the left right now. They're covering up anything that doesn't go along with their narrative or their agenda. They are even using characters to get the agenda across - the critical race theory and the identity politics. I am now going to work with a group of friends to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Shame on you for your lack of balance or anything that shows any kind of fairness. You are adding to the divide in this country and my tax dollars are not going to fund it. 

 

 

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Objectivity

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Enjoy the PBS News Hour. Watch it daily but am concerned that while hateful, incorrect, anti-Semitic troves made by Republican officials are censored the same is not true in regard to the Democrats. Some have called Jews termites, others talked about “following the Benjamin’s”. Is this not equally despicable?

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PBS Website should provide national information about Programs Supported by CPB

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PBS will not provide information about programs unless the user specifies a local station. but many of us access multiple PBS stations, perhaps because of traveling all around the country. I think that CPB support for programs should require that program information be available to the public without specifying a specific station.

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photographs

Oregon
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Prior to certain PBS programs, I see photographs or paintings that have been submitted, and wondered how one goes about doing that? I've a few photos that I'm pretty pleased with, and thought others might also find them pleasing.

How does one submit them?

thanks

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Lack of journalism

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I listen to news to be advised on what is happening in my country. I don't need these so called journalists to tell me what to think. All I ask for from journalists is the bullet points, you can't even give me that. I want basic info from journalists, not opinions. Give me the basics, I can find facts and form my own opinion. Journalism no longer exists

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Washington Week

New York
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Yamiche Alcindor seems to be well loved by her compatriots, but she is simply not a smooth and articulate speaker and it gets in the way of following her line of reasoning. I know it’s important for black women to have prominent spots in the media and support that - Gwen Ifill was highly talented! - but can we get someone in there who really moves the discussion along at a high level please? Thank you for reading this.

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Brent Goff DW News

Connecticut
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This commentator is a part of the biased hate journalism from PBS. Constant attacks on Trump completely negative broadcasts! PBS is not going to get donations from 75 million Trump supporters with this one sided negative reporting! Goff is a low brow no talent wannabe news anchor! This German station should pay more attention to Chancellor Angela Merkel and her huge political mistakes. Open immigration, purchasing energy from the Russians and making huge trade deals with the Chinese and also refusing to pay their for share for NATO . . . The Americans saved with the Germans with the Marshall Plan and stationing of American troops in Germany for their citizens and the European's protection!

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Need Tech Support

New York
Feedback:

All recorded videos on CBS lock up. I have a ROKU Television without a box. I stream via Spectrum. Spectrum tried but can not fix it. Please help. I miss Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Sunday Morning, etc. Can you help? John Roth, 29 Montvale Ln, Rochester, NY 14626

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PBS News

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This is for the PBS public television. You are destroying America with your news you are putting on with this hatred for Republicans and for Trump. What I just turned on just now was so unbelievable - not allowed to say Trump's name because he is so bad. The nation is tired of it. They are mad with everything that is going on and you are throwing this in your face. There are 80 million people who voted for him. You gotta remember that. Half and Half. Not all Biden. This has to stop. Judy Woodruff is one of the worst news anchors I've seen outside of CNN. I want to hear both sides, not just one hateful side. You hate United States citizens. That's what they are - United States citizens. I'm not a Biden or a Trump, I'm a libertarian. I want whoever is going to work in there. Biden, in his first twenty days, destroyed America. You destroyed 80 million Republicans with your biased news. I will never send money to you again unless you get both sides on this. Every single night you have Judy Woodruff and that other girl who hate Republicans and hate Trump. He's a human being, he's a citizen and he does not need to be treated like this. Nobody needs to be treated like this. You and your public, federal television are destroying the United States of America. You shouldn't be biased. I don't think any money should be going to you. I am so sick and tired of this. You've got to bring the United States together and Biden is not doing it, but your news people can do it if they tell the truth. Quit lying through your teeth.

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American Experience

February 19, 2021
Feedback:

I wish to comment on the American Experience program about the race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921. It was so one-sided. There was no anger from the Black people that you had on there. It was so one-sided. I hope that you will not make any more American Experiences with that one-sided view. 

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Finding Your Roots

Indiana
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If I have to hear Henry Louis Gates ask the question one more time “ how do you feel about that.” I am going to scream. I am tired of the fact that this program always target the ancestors who were slave holders, or who had mixed race roots most probably due to rape, to the exclusion of all other ancestors that could be researched and discussed on the program. This show is not about genealogy but is about the mission of Henry Louis Gates and I am sick and tired of it. As a genealogist, this program has become very tiresome and I may never watch it again. The way you let Gates engineer this show is turning myself and my fellow genealogists off. If tax dollars are being used for this show, then there needs to be a better balance. The show with Pharrell Williams was the worst. Stop playing politics with this show.

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Weekly Bias

Illinois
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Every Monday The NewsHour has a political segment with two left-leaning women. You aren't a private entity. Why shouldn't you include participants who are conservative? I don't mean faux conservatives like David Brooks. Perhaps this would grow your viewership by presenting all views? As it is, Monday night is free advertising for Democrats.

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General Observations of Public Television Newshour

Washington
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It has been many years since I've used television to obtain my news. I say that because medium too often is more of the message than the message itself. While the organization's founders were really riveted on minimizing the impact of personality or other visual or sensorial influences, it's choice of message-givers made it a construct of the power-elite. Today's news show with Judy Woodruff is a far more message-driven production, that makes great efforts to portray the impacts of world and national news on a broader populace. The selection and prioritization of news pieces also reflects the importance of impact on everyday lives. The lifestyle/arts magazine portions of the show are routinely uplifting and insightful. While I still predominantly obtain my news from written sources, I wanted to convey my appreciation and admiration to you for your current product.

"Meet the Helpers"

Georgia
Feedback:

This is a really neat and beneficial set of videos for the children of our community! Perhaps some of these beautiful illustrations could be made into printable pictures for use by the community as well.

Your WRONG!

California
Feedback:

Errogant is actually spelled Arrogant., if you want to be taken seriously! Congratulations Joe & Kamala.

PARADE ACROSS AMERICA

California
Feedback:

BRAVO and Thank You.

IRS gets more relief payments out after delays

Colorado
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IRS gets more relief payments out after delays - The IRS said that after initial problems, it is getting more of the second round of relief payments to taxpayers.

The democrats v the reublicans

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You know I don’t even vote because things are so corrupt and one sided that I understand why the democrats are in fear. The non sto lies and efforts to remove him from office has created there own fear. Thy are so self centered and focused on destroying trump they completely ignore the efforts by fbi and there illeagal subpoena and wire taps for something they created this has been on going non sto. What makes them so errogant to think that people aren’t going to turn on them and there constant efforts to destroy this country. It’s probably pretty smart to get him off social media because all he would have to do is make a call to arms nation wide and the dems would be hiding in an crack or whole the can find Again I don’t vote but the capitol was very small in the scope of things cause I along with many many numbers would answer his call they better get a grip before many people get a grip on them. It would be one thing if the did the same with Biden. To where thereefforts where true and honest. But it is so sad and sick If I did what they have done. I would be in fear as well. And I would hope that somebody would stop me in my track and shake the hell out of me befor I did something there was no coming back from I don’t care how much you dislike e him you don’t lie create scenerios that aren’t true to get what you want then when there is real evidence against you that you’ve been caught at many times and your candidate and his son are thief’s and liars and criminals How can you keep going along the same track your on. If you think the capitol was scary just keep it up and see how many people will really answer his calll to arms. I would back the f off

Inspiring Woman nomination - Dr. Wilhelmina Van Dyke

Massachusetts
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Dr. Wilhelmina Van Dyke was the first woman at Mass General Hospital....The only female and got through the bias of being a woman with the gaul to do such a thing as be a Doctor. Not only did she kick open doors and ceilings.... she was my Pediatrician! I did not know her story... because I was a kid and thought this was normal. When she passed and her obituary showed her story..... I wish I had known... as an adult... and thank her... and celebrate Dr. Van Dyke for the amazing strong woman and trailblazer that she was!!!! Please look her up..... She was modest etc.... but deserves a shout out and a huge thank you from the woman that stand on her shoulders. Thank you - Holly Kissane

Editorial

January 5, 2021
Feedback:

My comment or question is, will the Corporation for the Public Broadcasting continue taking taxpayer money to hide the truth from the American people of the fraud of the election. If you hate our country so much why do you take our money? Why don't you tell the truth?

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Quit being liberal d****

Florida
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Quit being liberal d*** heads. Love the 1st ammendment, protected by the 2nd ammendment.

Unacceptable Government Sponsored Rcism

California
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I was extremely offended by a segment on Amanpur this week in which Christine sat there with a smirk on her face while a guest REPEATEDLY spoke about how "White Males" think, act, and should be treated. This constituted a blatant act of government sponsored racism. This will NOT be forgotten unless it is addressed immediately and in such a way that it could never possibly happen again. Think of the effect it has on the white males in your employ and the fact that children witnessed this. You should be ashamed of youreselves unless you terminate the program and publicly state the reason was blatant racism.

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PBS programs over the years

California
Feedback:

I have been watching PBS including the Masterpiece Theater offerings for many years. I'll tell you one reason British TV does so well here: It's because UK productions are done so excellently and imaginatively. The British have a long history of excellent literature and theater--and it shows. I often sit in awe of the productions and the quality of British dramatics. The culture here in the U.S. has not for quite some time lent itself to the quality of our productions compared to that which we are lucky to receive from the literary/drama traditions of Britain. (Just a note: I am probably the only person in the world who would have preferred Mr. Cumberbatch performing the "Sherlock" of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I didn't enjoy a surreal "Sherlock" at all. You should have made up a character of your own, not stealing the name "Sherlock" and, instead, come up with your own character name. For me, it was a cheap shot! And god help us if you do the same thing to Agatha Christie characters. Unfortunately, the generations probably since Vietnam or even Korea and The Beatles and R & R have been left without any taste for the classics and don't know any better). Thank heavens I lived in the era of wonderful Hollywood (and foreign film era), and radio, based many of their stories on British stories and very often starred British actors. e.g. Charles Laughton, C. Aubrey Smith, Cary Grant, Vivien Leigh, Maureen O'Hara, Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Clare Bloom, Helen Mirren, Geraldine Fitzgerald [was she British?]) I respect and enjoy thoroughly the classics, as well as current offerings IF they're good. However, the classics today barely exist: Shakespeare? Walter Scott? Brontes? Austen? Stevenson? Beethoven? Gregorian Chant, De Lassus? Hayden? Mozart? Stravinsky? Ravel? Schubert?--and in television: "I Claudius", "Prime Suspect", and many others. I have repeatedly appealed to KOCE to rerun "Prime Suspect." Its theme, its plot is totally current. But they just don't do it. "I Claudius" definitely should be rerun. You'll never equal the 1st production if you make a new one. The actors and the mindsets today just aren't in the right ballpark. "Victoria"? Sure. It will become a classic. Also, the most recent "Forsyth Saga" (Forsyte?) may become a classic. But, you, too, have no interest in your Masterpiece productions that have become classics (I'm not saying that all are, but some ARE). I suppose that you like to get more money to produce new work and support current writers, directors, actors, etc. Too bad, it appears that the classics are disappearing off the shelves and racks. By the way, KOCE has the most disturbing clanging sound that is increased, electric guitars(?), during program breaks. I don't know why they keep it. It's particularly unpleasant after an important or moving program. They should get rid of it. Otherwise, it's a pretty good station, but then, all the PBS stations are.

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Unequal news coverage

Illinois
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Dear CPB, I was once a big fan of your news program...not any more. I live near Chicago and watches the 7pm local news every night. In recent months, all the local news are dedicated to some racial groups and there is almost no coverage on Asian American community. I feel completely left out as Asian American. And I guess some people from other ethnic groups feel the same way. This is exactly why America becomes more and more divided- media fueled the division by unequal coverage. The correct path to racial equality is to treat everyone equally with the same amount of respect, but not favoring one over another. You as a government sponsored media should be more conscious than a private media outlet. In addition, your news programs become no less biased than CNN and Fox. The news hosts and guests are emotional and opinionated, making the program look like realIty show. I am no Trump supporter. Actually I am relieved to see him go. But I think you have got two things wrong: 1) not all people who voted for him are loyal to him - it is simply because Biden’s polices may cause more harm to them. 2) many people who vote for Biden not because they agree with everything on the leftists’ agenda - it is simply because they don’t like DT. If you don’t stop unequal news coverage and keep inviting biased guests to the news program, you will drive more and more audience away. And then you wonder why so many people fall for fake news? Because of you!!!! I used to donate to you every year, but this year I decide to give the money to WHO to help the poor countries buy COVID vaccines.

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reboot sagwa

Louisiana
Feedback:

please reboot sagwa

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NC Spin vs Gospel Music

North Carolina
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We were shocked when we heard it was the last week of NC Spin, a great take on NC politics. Then, when perusing pBS looking for something to watch we came across the gospel music and bluegrass music programs. NC has grown up a lot in the last few years but you are living in the past. Church attendance is way down and I would be very surprised to find people are truly interested in church music. The same with bluegrass which is enjoyed by a select few. We were just about to give more monthly. Ugh.

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PBS Newshour. Judy must retire.

Georgia
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I watch PBS Newshour live with your new live feature on APP on Apple TV. My husband walks in, and says oh no live. I can’t fast forward through Judy Judy Judy. Please help her retire, ease her into it.

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Scarlet and the Duke

Utah
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I was looking forward to watching the new Masterpiece program, “Scarlet and the Duke” but it was broadcast with a verbal overlay for the blind. That made it unwatchable for me. Why the verbal overlay? Doesn’t make me happy about being a new subscriber.

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Jan.11, 2021

Feedback:

Please can Judy Woodruff provide more in-depth reporting about the planned continued planned insurection that will manifest in armed attacks on every capitol in all fifty states.

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Jan.11, 2021

Washington
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Please can Judy Woodruff provide more in-depth reporting about the planned continued insurection that will manifest in armed attacks on every capitol in all fifty states. A l s o : Recently, our Governor Enslee have the front gates of the Governor's Masion destroyed by pro-Trump cult members who came on the property and did a little riot rehearsal before Police quickly broke them up. Are these thugs even attacking small venues? Anne Williams

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Why is Fake News So Effective

Massachusetts
Feedback:

I am a Massachusetts educator, and I was impressed by the online assignment, "Why is Fake News So Effective?" This topic was broken down in a manner which reached different types of learners. The images and interactives really kept my students engaged. I also appreciate the final assessment, which nicely drew on a culmination of skills that the student built from the previous segments in the assignment.

I wanted to know if the maker of this online interactive has other interactives of this nature. I appreciate the manner in which students can work on topics, save information, and see a folder of their work. I also think that this is extremely helpful for educators, as they are able to conveniently aggregate and grade students' data. If you can please assist me with this, that would be great!

Sincerely,

Robert Fitzgerald Norton High School, Massachusetts

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Lincoln Project

January 18th, 2021
Feedback:

I'm just curious why no media or news organization has picked up the story of the Lincoln Project persecuting people that used to work for our old government. They're going after people, canceling their jobs, getting them fired. That doesn't seem very American to me. Why isn't there a story about that?

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Fire Michael beller

Illinois
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I saw a video circulating Facebook where your principal counselor is calling for Trump’s supporters children to be placed in camps, like Hitler. If this is truly the view of this station, you do not deserve any funding. You are a disgrace. If this is not your company’s view, you need to fire him immediately!

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WGBU Television Viewer

January 21, 2021
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If you are a godly, Christian channel then why are you supporting evil, such as what our Democratic parties are doing? I'm going to bring it up this up in my church and a few other churches about this television station. You are not posting the truth about things. Change it or higher above will take action. 

PBS GRANT

California
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Are these the ideals that CPB were intending to support when the donation to PBS was made?

https://www.projectveritas.com/video/pbs-principal-counsel-lays-out-violent-radical-agenda-says-americans-are-f/

This is a disgusting point of view. Re-education camps and separating children from their parents for an opposing point of view.

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PBS Newshour - Yamiche Alcindor talks too fast

Oregon
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The show is excellent. We just wish Yamiche Alcindor could slow down when she talks. It is so bad we can’t understand what she is saying. On other shows she doesn’t talk this fast and very good and professional. We wish she could take it down a notch or two so we could hear her properly.

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Classic Arts Channel

Florida
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WEFS Channel 456 here in Kissimmee, they had a slide on indicating they were changing Satellites and to check their website for the new coordinates. Please make the change as I love the programming.

Thank You

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PBS and CPB Broadcasting Propaganda

Idaho
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I have read hundred of complaints regarding how unbalanced and opinionated the NewHours has become, you can't take money from taxpayers and only report propaganda from the left, you state that you have nothing to do with these shows, you don't produce ect., so making comment is a complete waste of time, pointless. Both of these organization refuse to hire conservative journalist, or have any guest that don't fit a Socialist/Communist narrative. You make wonderful shows on Travel, Science, Food etc., but you should no longer be allowed a favored tax break for reporting any Political programs. Your ads say, Fair and Balanced or something like that and that's completely untrue. Yamish and the other three gals are not journalist, they just give us their liberal opinion, so cut the crap, drop those ads as the News Hours is not honest at all. Go back to Journalist school, or hire some Conservative Journalist, investigative reporting is not what you are doing, you are nothing more than a propaganda tool for the Communist party. . . the other show are great, stop the Political B.S. shows. . . Bashing the President of the United States 24/7/ 365 is not news, you treated Obama or Hillary or Billy, or Sid Blumenthal the senator who lied about his Military service. Everyone knows voter fraud is real but U? Not one honest story on Voter Fraud, where's the Journalism.. .. . . I have watched you every week for years, so I know how bad you have become, lead, follow or get out of the business. . .

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michael beller

Illinois
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see the michael beller interview proves your guilt you all should be in prison

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KOCE a PBS station in Los Angeles

California
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KOCE has a disturbing clanging (probably from electric guitars) noise during a station break just after and just before a program. They often show very serious or a particularly interesting human story or serious history, perhaps about some kind of human struggle. Then, on the station break you get this very noisy clanging sound. It's disturbing. I don't know why they have that particular noise between programs. Why? Often I just leave the station as soon as a program is over and go to some other station. Moreover, I send NO donation to the station.

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PBS News hour

California
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PBS is publically owned, given $445 Million per year by Taxpayers, Democrats, Republicans, Independents Etc. Given these facts why did PBS refuse to report the stories about Hunter Biden's ties to the Chinese and the FBI investigation of his Laptop?

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PBS Newshour

Oregon
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Judy Woodruff should retire. NOW. She drones on, forever, setting up questions and generally talks WAAAAAAY too much, and says virtually nothing. We do not need 5 damned minutes of Woodruff "setting the piece up" with her own ridiculously long opinions.

To Woodruff: Shut the f*** up b****.

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Reveal , weekly program on KCHO, Chico, CA

California
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Program was cut off this AM at 10:40 and jazz music was played instead of the program I was hoping to listen to. This is one of my favorites, and there was an interview being conducted....THE CUTOFF WAS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERVIEW AND APPEARED TO BE CENSORSHIP. This is not what we should be about!! I love this program....excellent reporting. They were interviewing an author, and we were gaining insite into her research. Even if you disagreed, it was a BOOK. Sylvia Meyer, Chico listener and donor

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Judy Woodruff Wardrobe

January 1, 2020
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Although I'm a big fan of Judy Woodruff, I must admit that I'm mystified by Judy's frequent changes in wardrobe in mid-show, and sometimes seemingly, in mid-interview. I could have sworn Judy changed her outfit in the middle of an interview on Trump's foreign policy on yesterday's show. I'm just wondering whether she turned off her monitor before during so. That might be a sure sign that Judy is suffering from cabin fever. I don't recall that she ever changed her outfit mid-interview when she did the show from the studio. Although, some of her male colleagues may not have minded it.

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Editorial Concerns

January 26, 2021
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I would like to know why your news broadcasting on PBS is so anti-American. It is disgusting. It is a terrible thing that you are using taxpayer money to run down the United States. 

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PBS NewsHour

December 31 from California
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I know through our funding, through our donations, that you fund all the programs on PBS, including PBS NewsHour. I'm calling to let you know why I will not donate again. I am thoroughly disgusting with what I regularly see now on the PBS NewsHour. Right now I'm watching a report on the pandemic, where Judy Woodruff is interviewing some guy from the New York Times who has laid the entire pandemic at the feet of Donald Trump. I'm a lifelong Democrat but this is absolute nonsense. I have videos of all of our leaders, including here in Califronia - Nancy Pelosi and Gavin Newsom saying, "Come to Chinatown. This thing is going to pass quickly." The same thing in New York, where they were putting recovering patients in nursing homes and then had people dropping like flies. The misstep that took place here was on all sides and by everyone. The fact that Trump was not more forceful in his rhetoric, yes, I think he is an idiot in that way. However, people were listening to everyone, including the Democrats who said that there was nothing to see here. The CDC said for months that they didn't believe that it was airborne and they didn't believe we had to wear masks. All of the sudden we had to wear masks. All of that seems to be forgotten while they lay all of that at the feet of one man, saying that he is responsible for as many for 180,000 to 200,000 deaths. What absolute garbage. That is not news. That is bull****. I don't know what else to call it. That is pure bull****. Watching the Newshour and hearing to Yamiche Alcindor almost regularly now, "Judy, people are saying" or "Judy, according to critics." That is not news. That is heresy. That is yellow journalism and garbage. I won't fund it and a lot of my friends are saying likewise. If your funding is going down then that is why. I think its time for Judy to go take a holiday anyway. I think Amna Nawaz should take over for her. I think she is a journalist. When she's questioning reporters it has a different tone to it. When Judy is questioning reporters, especially Yamiche Alcindor, she seems to lead her. Yamiche, I don't know where the h*** she came from but that is not a journalist. Someone that says "critics are saying" and things like that is not a journalist. And most of your bumpers that they put up a graphic - they have these statistics that are all out of wack with no source mentioned at all. This is like heresy news now. I think MacNeil/Lehrer would be agast if they saw this. And Gwen Iffil, who was my favorite, would vomit if she saw what was passing for news on PBS now. I just wanted to let you people know why I am not with you anymore. I love PBS, but I am disgusted by the PBS Newshour now. I will fund my local one but I will never give a big gift ever again.

 

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Liberal Bias and Who DOES oversee PBS' Ethics?

Illinois
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My family has watched The NewsHour, a former interesting news show, for years. Now the program offers slanted Narratives, not News. Here's an example. Last night Lisa recapped the news and then stated enthusiastically, "On a BRIGHT NOTE, the House of Representatives signed off on impeaching President Trump." What sort of person regards an impeachment as a bright note?

Furthermore, the NewsHour used to show about 30 minutes of international news and feature stories. Now it seems unless there's an anti-President Trump slant or Critical Race Theory slant that fits your Narrative it won't make it on air.

Shameful.

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Trump carnage ???

Michigan
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I have watched pbs always.i have ordered from the catalogue.i will no lonnger do so.for the most part you have non stop shows that are black and hispanic oriented as if they are the only people that count.you are not impartial at all. The democrats have fermented hate and division for decades always claimintheother guy did it.communisim has now been illegally been put in to office. Biden is a treasonas lying crook You will never show that anymore than you did about the commumist leaning of obama.your like the rest of tv news & mainstream news.biased. all o care about is saving the rebublic from the lunatic left.personality wise trump lacks it but he is also the only president since tegan who has tried tp stop china from taking our country.the 1% who own facebook google & the media stole this election. I am done with your station.you do not give equal coverage For the most part you are to far to socialist left.trump is the only person who has called it what it is .fake news

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Doc Martin

Arizona
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Your schedule states that Doc Martin was to be seen tonight, Jan 4 2021 at 7 PM but, once again another screw up and disappointment - The PBS NEWSHOUR was shown instead. How many times I have adjusted my own schedule to watch PBS programs and then NUTS - here we go again - one reason why I quit watching PBS

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NPR in gen

Florida
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Way too liberal. NPRs answer to why they chose to ignore the very real laptop of Hunter Biden was a complete lie, 100% fabrication. Not one ounce of truth. Given the outright lie, that asshole should be fired and any and all federal funds should be withheld. New standards forcing fair and non partisan coverage enacted. The paradox, NPR would not be able to find any. Odd, huh. No ex NYTer, no Berkeley professors. None

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propaganda

Alabama
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Will CPB tell the American people the truth about election fraud?

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election

Alaska
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Your all disgusting and all of you should be in prison

Newshour

Minnesota
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The Newshour presents great, balanced coverage of the news. Thank you. I'm very sorry to see Mark Shields retire. I've look forward to Shields and Brooks every Friday night.

Mark Shields departure & PBS Teams' work

Indiana
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I have really enjoyed the Mark Shields & David Brooks discussions. Judy Woodward & the entire team are hard driving, remarkably fair, objective, unbiased & always professional. I will miss Mark Shields, am glad he'll be back on occasion, & wish him the best! In the meantime PBS News Hour will remain my go to for comprehensive news & creative programming geared to both inform & educate. TKU

PBS

Illinois
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PBS is federally funded yet thinks that it can be extremely liberally bias. My taxes for their radical views? Take them off the air.

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Newshour: Please deliver this message to Mark Shields

Colorado
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Dear Mr. Shields, I just read David Brooks's column on your retirement following the Newshour broadcast this coming Friday, and I need to write to wish you, from deep in my heart, the very best. I have watched the News Hour since 1982, when it was the MacNeil Lehrer Report. I have watched you since GERGEN and Shields. I also was the one who ran into you in a hotel in San Diego some years back while you were trying to order some eggs from the breakfast buffet and thanked you for all you do -- sorry to disrupt you! I am going to miss you. I have always admired your passion, decency, goodness, and humanity. You treated people fairly. You spoke with such clarity about the democratic process, of your conviction that politics can be a force of good. I cannot thank you enough.

This Friday I will tune in again, looking forward to seeing you once more. I will smile, and likely a tear or two will fall down my cheek. You are, Mr. Shields, something special. Thank you again, and best wishes.

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PBS News Hour and Judy Woodruff

Texas
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I voted for Biden, and I dislike and disapprove of Trump. That said, I would like Judy Woodruff to resist showing her animosity to Trump. It is getting boring, predictable, and annoying to hear her bash Trump every evening and in almost every news story. It is almost to the point that I think she has a personal (not professional) vendetta towards Trump. If she cannot report news without unnecessarily bringing Trump into it, she should retire. I donate to PBS, but I'm looking for other news sources.

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Mark Shields

Maine
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Thank you, Mr. Boston..watched you every Friday for years.

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Judy Woodruff interview with Georgia Attorney General

Illinois
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That was the worst interview my family has seen by Judy Woodruff. She constantly was asking the same nonsensical things about the people being duped? What was she trying to get that man to say.? She was trying to get her point across on how the people want Georgia’s election thrown out. How about retiring Ms Woodrow. For a competent interviewer

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A Gentleman and A Scholar

Oregon
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I will miss Mark Shields commentary but look forward to his occasion appearances. It is like a breath of fresh air to hear Mark's take on current events, especially during the last few years when democracy took a nosedive. I also found his exchanges with David Brooks a model for civil discourse... he is a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you.

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PBS news hour Mark Sheilds

California
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I sincerely want to know why people who run for offices in congress are not vetted at any point when they are running for office, especially the President. How can we even begin to clean up the toxicity in Washington if we do not Vet who is wanting these positions? If we the people have any hope for a continued democracy, this is mandatory and yet for some reason it is not. This sadly is how vacant human beings with no grasp of moral perpetuity become monsters, grifting America under the disguise of patriotism. Please help me and the rest of this nation understand why we have failed in making sure this thoughtlessness does not continue.

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PBS news hour David Brooks

California
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I sincerely want to know why people who run for offices in congress are not vetted at any point when they are running for office, especially the President. How can we even begin to clean up the toxicity in Washington if we do not Vet who is wanting these positions? If we the people have any hope for a continued democracy, this is mandatory and yet for some reason it is not. This sadly is how vacant human beings with no grasp of moral perpetuity become monsters, grifting America under the disguise of patriotism. Please help me and the rest of this nation understand why we have failed in making sure this thoughtlessness does not continue.

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PBS news hour Judy Woodruff

California
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I sincerely want to know why people who run for offices in congress are not vetted at any point when they are running for office, especially the President. How can we even begin to clean up the toxicity in Washington if we do not Vet who is wanting these positions? If we the people have any hope for a continued democracy, this is mandatory and yet for some reason it is not. This sadly is how vacant human beings with no grasp of moral perpetuity become monsters, grifting America under the disguise of patriotism. Please help me and the rest of this nation understand why we have failed in making sure this thoughtlessness does not continue. Sincerely Brenda McLaughlin

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Please Share with Mark Shields

California
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I hope you can pass this along to Mark Shields.

Dear Mr. Shields,

Over the last few years my wife and I have cherished our Friday nights (or Saturday morning via DVR) with you and David Brooks. She works in corporate PR and I am a former congressional staffer. Congratulations on your retirement and thank you for all of your wisdom and insight. We've so enjoyed your intellect and humor. I look forward to seeing you again on PBS.

Josh and Negin Kamali

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PBS Passport

Florida
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How are you legally charging for a PBS Passport to watch programming my tax dollars pay for? I'd like to give PBS an opportunity to answer this question before I take it to my state representative.

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The News Hour

Feedback:

Like so many, the retirement of Mark Shields has been a tremendous loss for me, and although I know his age and it is time to seek peace and tranquility, I think David summed it up for so many of us in his eloquent piece in the NYT. His great ability to zero in on critical issues, yet remain civil and polite, as David said a rare ability in today's news. Stay well old friend, for I will always think of you "as my friend" and you leave your legacy in good hands with David Brooks, and Judy Woodruff, and all the PBS crew.

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Yamiche Alcindor

December 3, 2020
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It is very important that you look at Yamiche Alcindor. She is biased. She starting to talk completely with her hands. She needs to be fired.

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Virus safety

Montana
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I’m watching PBS 3:37. 12/23/2020 News break gave ways to prevent the spread of covid, it was shown to wash hands and social distances but NO MENTION OF WEARING A MASK!!!!! Why no mention of wearing a mask

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Programming

North Carolina
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I believe in public Television. We’ve contributed in the past. However lately your programming is really bad, All this dark and hopeless murder garbage, one after the other! Incredibly depressing. Then there are these pointless repetitive series that disappear after 3 episodes because they don’t get traction. How many times in a row can you show the same Father Brown? As a musician, I have to say you ignore jazz and more serious and modern forms of music. Austin City Limits has become laughable. Lawrence Welk, really? Every time you want money you show the same tired old rock and soul over and over again. Now you’re pushing these idiot new age gurus which are ridiculous. I guess yet another excuse for showing Downton Abbey is coming right? You need to modernize and live up to the values you claim to have. At the moment I’m finding less reason to watch you.

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Mark Shields

Illinois
Feedback:

Dear Mark Shields,

You will be missed, your voice, your thoughts, the twinkle in your eyes.

Stay strong,

Denise Doctor

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Mark Shields’ final appearance on the News Hour

Feedback:

Dear Mr. Shields, I cannot describe how sad I am , having heard you are leaving the News Hour. I don’t know how many years I have followed you, but they have been fulfilling in a joyous way. First, you remind me of my beloved Dad because you share a strong resemblance; secondly, your analysis is continuously spot on, in my opinion. Thank you so much for sharing your able observations of our political challenges over these decades. My deepest respect, Geraldine Lash

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Donation

Florida
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I just received an email from PBS requesting a donation. As long as this station continues to have such an overt leftist bias, they can forget about any additional support from me. In fact, I support eliminating taxpayer funding since they do not impartially represent ALL of the people.

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Announcement of Mark Shields' retirement from PBS Newshour's Friday Political Commentary Desk

New York
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What a sad day for those of us who have listened to his wit and wisdom for all these years. Somehow it seems to be more than thirty-three years. Every Friday evening watching the Newshour for the exchange of sharp political insight and witty remarks between Mark and David Gergen, Paul Gigot, and now the equally incomparable David Brooks, has been a weekly must. For anyone who prides himself on being politically attuned, there has been no better set of commentators. And among this select group, Mark has always been the standout--witty comments, encyclopedic knowledge of past and current political issues and figures, and wise, thoughtful remarks that put all of these other "pundits" to shame. Thank you for such wonderful work, enlightening our minds and bringing leavening humor to our perceptions of American democracy in action. A new star added to the PBS galaxy: Robin MacNeil, Jim Lehrer, Gwen Ifill, et al.

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new programs

Oregon
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Do you think you will ever do A Town Like Alice and The Thorn Birds again? Thank you. Lillian Smith Corvallis OR

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News Hour on P S

Illinois
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Mark Shields has been my lens for understanding a principled view of American politics. Please extend my gratitude for his years of service. His commentary has been intelligent, insightful and convivial. I will miss him an awful lot.

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Donation Support

Colorado
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I am of the opinion as others before me that PBS is a far left organization and your bias is so obvious. The German station DW New with Brent Goff is a typical left leaning propagandist against the United States. He doesn't impress me at all and seems to me to be a no talent journalist that couldn't get a job in the USA!!!

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PBS NewsHour

Pennsylvania
Feedback:

Hello,

Please pass along my thanks to Mark Shields for his years of excellent work, including his commentary on the Friday evening PBS NewsHour.

His decency, humor and insight have been an inspiration, and I will miss him!

Brian Steer Pottstown, Pa.

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Liberal bias

Missouri
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I am contacting my senator about cutting government funding to PBS due to it's liberal/ democratic party bias. There should be no bias in public television. It is plain to see the bias, especially on Ampour and company and the PBS news hour.

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Mark Shields goodbye 12/18/2020

Minnesota
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Mark - Thanks for being you. God bless you. See me - go to google - enter Huot our town with Ron Ron

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Peg + Cat

Virginia
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I cannot believe you would drop the most intelligent show on your schedule (Peg + Cat) and put in its place something as vapid and ridiculous as Pinkaicious. You wonder how young children have any chance to learn anymore

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Wishing Mark Shields the best of times in retirement

Pennsylvania
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Mark Shields has brought us words of political and historic wisdom each week for years and years. His analysis has been well researched and based in historic and accurate facts. He presents information with intelligence and ethical consideration bringing meaning to the week's news. He will be missed but we wish him the very best that life has to offer in his retirement. We've learned so much and are so grateful for the years that he has dedicated himself to the public. You've earned this, Mark - now enjoy it! Gila and Ron Pacanowski

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CPB Merch

Massachusetts
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Is it possible within the corporation's power to also sell merchandise based on its legacy and place in the culture of public media in our country? I know this becomes a niche of a niche, but I figure it might be worth considering as a revenue option, if only insignificant. Also, I just want a shirt with the CPB logos of yore on them. Thanks!

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election

Hawaii
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HEY DUMMIES SENATE COMMITTEE IS NOT BASELESS CLAIMS OF FRAUD HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF AFFIDAVIDES? STOP THE PROPAGANDA A*******

Correcting False Narratives

Georgia
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For many years, brown African Americans have been called black. As you know how negative and corrosive the term represents. Pinkish European Americans have been given the false narrative and privilege of being called white. Forms, schools and media continue these false narratives that causes hate and arrogance because of this ignorance. It is the responsibility of you who address the public daily to teach Truth and heal the divisions caused by this propaganda. Native Americans, Hispanic or Latino Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and European Americans are some of the diversity that comprises America. Let's begin speaking Truth!

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

Casual conversation

Montana
Feedback:

This is Richard James Goodall, checking in with you guys. Just wanted to let you guys know that, during these tough times, working together as a big team is a must, as we try to find a cure for the COVID-19 virus.

PBS News Hour Politics Friday 11/6/2020

District Of Columbia
Feedback:

Please send this email to Mark Shields.

Mark, my husband and I always enjoy your laconic observations and your wry sense of humor. You hit the ball out of the park last night when you said that Lindsey Graham makes Tonto look like an independent. We are still chuckling over this bullseye.

With thanks and admiration,

Stephanie Karsten

Mark Shields

California
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I wanted to thank you for having Mark Shields on your program every Friday. I've been following him for years and I think he is the voice of reason and sanity in what seems a sometimes insane country. Such a relief just to hear his comments once a week.

Signal interruptions

Florida
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Your signal transmission has been intermittently blocked all weekend. Screen goes blank.

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PBS News Hour

Maine
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My wife and I are avid watchers of the PBS Newshour and enjoy what we feel is excellent and fair reporting. We are also long standing supporters of NPR. We have, however, been very disappointed by the biased reporting by Yamiche Alcindor. As I watch her manage to take any positive news that involves Republicans and turn it into a negative, I wonder how it is that she has been given such editorial leeway. I always wait for the...but...which is the signal she is about to move into her biased agenda. The Newshour has a great team of reporters, however, Alcindor does not, in our opinion, maintain the same level of professionalism.

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The Pilgrims

Vermont
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All of the videos including "The Pilgrims" vibrate so much that I cannot watch any of them. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Judy Woodruff calling republicans "Rural, without a college education"

Ohio
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I watched almost all of the PBS News Hour election special, and was disgusted by the obvious liberal bias of your news anchor Judy Woodruff. At about 1 am last night (November 4th 2020) Judy Woodruff made a statement about republicans being "rural, and without a college education." I am an independent but my family is all college educated republicans and the assault on them was unjust and uncalled for. Ever since David Gregory got fired as moderator of Meet the Press, I have relied on PBS for what I felt was the last unbiased news. It makes me sad that the last reliable news station in this country has been corrupted by anchors like Judy Woodruff who would rather report their opinions over facts. I will no longer be watching PBS News Hour, and no longer recommend it to others who are tired of the far left and far right news. I'm sure this email wont even be read but it's important enough that I have to try. My last remaining source of unbiased news media is foreign news like german Deutsche Welle. Even though many of the topics on Deutsche Welle are impertinent to me as an American, the lead anchor Brent Goff is always on point. His interviews are full of poignant unbiased questions and he never puts forward his opinions, only facts. I hope some day PBS News Hour can find an anchor like Brent Goff who can return your news station into the hub of information it once was. Thank you for reading.

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PBS NEWSHOUR is a disgrace, 100% bias against President Trump

Wisconsin
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We can no longer count on the PBS News Hour for trustworthy / factual / balanced reporting. The days of MacNeil and Lehrer are long gone. Since 2016, the program is so one-sided, so biased against conservatives, especially Trump voters, that it is painful to watch. (Frankly, I do so less and less, and I used to be a donor!) Also, how much abuse can one take? I would like to say to Judy Woodruff that we, "deplorables," are not stupid; have dignity; are as much children of God as anyone else. We get it: You despise us, just like you despise the President.

To the board of CPB, I say: Enough is enough. Get rid of the PBS News Hour. It has outlived its usefulness and it cannot be fixed.

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NewsHour broadcast of David Brooks is badly out of focus

New York
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The video from David Brooks home webcam has been TERRIBLE for 6 MONTHS!! This is a feature segment. It looks really poor, it's distracting. Look at Jonathan Carhart crystal clear, David is badly out of focus/cloudy. Look! An excellent camera is $100. I'd be honored and happy to donate that new camera.

Please forward this to: Sydni Dreher, Senior Production Manager Michael Melia, Senior Broadcast Producer and Stuart Cohen, Editor/Camera/Tech.

This is my daily news since the live Watergate hearings coverage,(I was 14).

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Lost Support & Credibility

West Virginia
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I am cancelling my channel and will never again support PBS. Your broadcasts do not reflect, inform or serve a very substantial portion of ‘the public.’ I will not support nor contribute to topic suppression and such blatant, politically slanted broadcasting. Further, as a private, nonprofit entity benefiting from CPB grants and other federal funds, it is even more disturbing. This isn’t journalism...it’s simply ‘opinionism.’ No credibility. No support.

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Shields & Brooks

Texas
Feedback:

Dear Mr.Shields and Mr. Brooks, A former Marine asked last Friday "why can't America have 2 Presidents?"

Taught to fight after Vietnam mostly with other Marines on base after years of being kicked out of exceptional schools over fighting, this 65 year old who got a GED from Jesuit in Dallas, predictably claims to have voted, after finally staying out of prison for a score of dwi's. Yes he never went to jail while I represented him for 1 score of cases. But later, penniless, the Tennessee solution presented itself and thankfully he quit.

Impressed by wealth and touched by narscasim himself, this man who used to con many others, has always been vulnerable to bigger cons. He took care of a disabled sister who is now cared for under Medicaid but fails to understand Texas Republicans would starve the program if they could.

Ironically it seems that if Biden gets to 270 with Nevada Saturday, his hero Trump will not exit with class and will claim being co president, without forcing Biden into a corrupt bargain to encourage him to leave.

McConnell wanted the will of the people. Well 2 million more selected Biden before Trump tries to use the 2000 playback to stop the count. Can't these folk be more creative?

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1A

Virginia
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This comment is directed to Mr. Rupert Allman, executive producer at NPR's 1A. This used to be a very informative radio show. Former hosts, Diane Rehm and Joshua Johnson, would engage with their guests by asking thought-provoking questions. While that may have been the case today (11/11/2020), when the discussion centered around upcoming vaccines for COVID 19, it certainly was not the case the previous two days. This past Monday, the host did not engage with the guests by asking any question of substance. As a matter of fact, she just gave free rein to the guests. This is especially true of the female guest (an academic from a local state university) who dismiissed statements by the show's listeners regarding their assertions on moral compass. This is the kind of attitude that gives the acedeme a bad rap for snobbery. Unless there is a substantial change in the way the host is supposed to interact with the guests, I'm afraid 1A will not have too many listeners.

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Stop

Pennsylvania
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Being an old USAF Korean veteran and living through many life lesions, I find it quite disturbing that your programing is so unbalanced.

Constantly your stations show past and present history of the Jewish people, why is this done?

This is the USA, your stations should be showing our own history of how our native people were treated rather than mostly Jewish populations in Europe, both past and present

At this time I now turn off your stations off that blast the old and new articles about Hebrews, I have heard every story too many times.

Get with our USA and show our own problems, stop living off the backs of Jewish people.

Possibly your concern needs new management !!!

R A Ebitz Pittsburgh/Greensburg Pa

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Hunter Biden Emails

October 19, 2020
Feedback:

I was wondering if there were going to be any investigation or any comment that I've read on other news sites about the Hunter Biden emails. I wanted to know what NPR's position was on that and what they have been finding out. I would appreciate if something could be brought up about it so we could at least be informed. 

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November 10, 2020. Mark Shields newspaper column comment

Michigan
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I just read Mark Shields column in my local newspaper, the Mining Journal, Marquette, Michigan. Nov. 10, 2020. The article is about two white older men who ran for president. Fire of all, I like Mark Shields, consider myself a progressive Democrat. He mentions the number voting, etc. NOT ONCE, however did M. Shields mention the choice ofKAMALA HARRIS (diversity!) -- By Joe Biden. This is a HUGE factor in the MASSIVE NUMBER of votes for Joe B.

It is still astonishing --to me--that Trump got the number that he did. I have to remind myself that many of those who voted for DT 45 are people who will vote Republican - NO MATTER WHAT forever. Many are white non educated people who think he is going to actually help them. Some Trump voters care only about what they see as the ECONOMY getting better. So really -- Not many are the extremist RIDICULOUS white supremacist wing of this group (the ones who carry guns into Michigans capitol, for example. Another part of his voters are ignorant of actual facts and do not care about the DIVERSITY of this America today. America is changing rapidly -- whether WHITE VOTERS for 45 realize that. Far more states are purple or bue than ever before. Women who voted for Trump are simply voting against their own best interests, like the women of the 50-60s who served dinner in their aprons, Handmaids tale.

Those old white men who voted for Trump need to wake up to a more diverse country. Thats just a fact of American Life.

Thanks, Mark, for the good work. Just a few comments. You needed to add Kamala to the article.

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Timeline youtube video don't match the verbage or have missing links.

Georgia
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Some of the YouTube videos linked on the history timeline are either broken or do not match to the description. For example the 3-2-1 contact video is "a day in the life of a KISS concert" and the January 12, 1982, American Playhouse video is "for colored girls: somebody almost walked..." October 25, 1971 video is unavailable June 6, 1983 video is unavailable

These are just the ones that I have found. I haven't gone past 1983.

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PBS NewsHour

October 22, 2020 from Vermont
Feedback:

I was calling in concern of the PBS NewsHour. I am a local viewer in Vermont. I am concerned that it is not factual news and that it is opinionated news with people sitting there to crap on the President and talk nothing but negative opinions about him. They're not basing the news on facts. It is ridiculous. You guys need to stay neutral with politics. You guys are losing millions and millions of dollars in donations. That is a fact. I watch your news daily. They just commented that Trump interrupted Biden over one hundred times but they did not mention that Biden interrupted Trump over seventy times. It is ridiculous. It is based on opinions not facts. Your news channel is a mess. Just is a Socialist Democrat who can't hold her emotions back. You guys are losing millions in donations. You need to stay neutral in politics. 

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the "public" WNYC treats the public with contempt

New York
Feedback:

Dear leadership of CPB,

I am writing regarding a problem with the way the "public" WNYC treats its listeners.

I approached WNYC asking them to make a segment on judicial fraud -- judges replacing in their decisions parties' argument with bogus argument of judges' own concoction so as to decide cases the way they want to, not the way they have to -- and when sued for fraud. judges arguing that they have a self-given (in Pierson v. Ray) right to act from the bench "maliciously and corruptly." (I tried to describe this pernicious phenomenon at https://alibi.com/news/61032/Judicial-Fraud-Impacts-Americans.html and you can check my site, www.cajfr.org)

I purchased tickets, and came to several events with Brian Lehrer, their host of political program so as to talk to him, and came to meetings of their Community Advisory Board to advocate for reporting of judicial fraud -- and asked for reason why 1/3 of US government -- its judiciary -- being officially "corrupt and malicious" does not count as "news."

They refused to answer this simple question, and I kept e-mailing them further evidence of judicial fraud. They blocked my e-mail address and phones -- so I cannot e-mail them or call them. Is that a way to treat a listener by a "public" radio station? They are taking money from the public -- from NPR, and thru fund drives in which they assure listeners that they are the epitome of honest reporting, acting in public interest -- which is a lie because investigating how judging is being done, and reporting that judges think they have a right to act "maliciously and corruptly," is manifestly in the public interest, and hiding this as WNYC does, is counter to the public interest -- as is cutting off communications with members of the public just because what they hear from the public is not to their liking.

CPB likely gives WNYC some funds -- this funding should be cut off. WNYC's contempt for the public does not warrant public funding.

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Covid vaccine trisls

Wisconsin
Feedback:

Please comment on the experimental error rate (margin of error) for the various trials. Please comment on what the placebos are in the various trials; they are not all the same. Also , why isn’t the appropriate placebo the adjuvant rather than saline? Also, why did the news media not immediately ask for the error rate? it’s the same principle as in political polling.

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Hunter Biden Emails

October 22, 2020
Feedback:

I'm calling because I'm so disturbed, after being a very loyal listener to NPR, that you are not doing anything to discuss the Hunter Biden email controversy. You are completely ignoring it and acting like it doesn't exist. I'm quite disgusted by your bias. I would like to complain that I don't want my tax dollars to your Corporation any longer. I think it is just so un-American of you to be this biased and I'm really disgusted. I couldn't help but share my feelings and thoughts. 

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yamiche Alcindor

New York
Feedback:

This reporter, who is one of the Newshour's featured, speaks so fast she is impossible to hear. Such speed trivializes the content.

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PBS NewsHour

November 27, 2020
Feedback:

I would like to give kuddos to Judy Woodruff, who spoke all of those names and lives with such love and caring. She is a fine journalist.

Hunter Biden Emails

October 23, 2020
Feedback:

I want to let you know that I have been a contributor for years and this is the straw that broke the camel's back - the disregard unbiased news stories, especially with the Hunter Biden issue and lack of support for the President. I will not be donating any longer to PBS. There are a lot of good programs, especially for my grandson. However, I can't continue to support an organization with such biased accountability. You have lost a loyal supporter and I will encourage others to do the same, and actually look toward defunding the organization. This is absolutely ridiculous. There needs to be accountability in your real, whatever that may be. I will continue to pursue that. 

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PBS Programming

November 7, 2020 from Minnesota
Feedback:

I'm calling from Minneapolis and I really do enjoy PBS shows and entertainment. I wait for Saturday night, especially during the pandemic, to watch the programming. I am really not happy about seeing more political nonsense on the television on Saturday night. Give it a break. Put it on some other time but don't put it on Saturday night. I'm not going to watch it. I'm very disappointed in how PBS makes that call to do that. Your viewers are not happy. Take it to heart. We are not happy. I could go on again about the political issue but I choose not to do that and you should choose not to put it on Saturday night or anytime until the whole thing is totally examined and we have the right President in there rather than what we're going through. Again, keep the political nonsense off Saturday night. 

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PBS

November 29, 2020
Feedback:

I hope this is PBS. I just wanted to mention that I will never watch your station. I feel that your reporting was biased and I also felt that you were trying to make the news rather than report the news. Unbelievable that I've been watching you all these years. Maybe I have not been getting the proper news. I'm done with PBS. And your radio stations are included. They're horrible. They do exactly the same thing. I'm finished. 

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Hunter Biden Emails

October 23, 2020
Feedback:

You can either report on Hunter Biden and the corrupt Biden family or I will fight like hell to make sure that all government funding stops going to your left-wing organization. You're not journalists. You are in the fact that you're a loudspeaker for the leftist-Democratic party. I'm just leaving you a warning that me and many of my fellow Conservatives will make sure that you are defunded and put out of business. 

 

 

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PBS YouTube

November 14, 2020
Feedback:

Why does PBS on Youtube most times turn off their comments section. Why do most people who work for PBS show and affinity for democrats. I have watched many of your news shows and it always seems you turn off comments and then spout democratic rhetoric. I am sorry but i pay a bunch in taxes and i am curious why you use our tax dollars to belittle or under mind any conservative frame of mind.

I am going to do my best to see what i can do to have the ACT President Johnson signed and the appropriations given to CPB withdrawn or lowered. I do not see why you need hundreds of millions of dollars of our tax money to tell use how good the democrats are.

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PBS NewsHour

November 30, 2020
Feedback:

I am absolutely disappointed in PBS NewsHour and in their reporting, specifically Amiche Alcindor. Fairly regularly now, she will say to Judy, "Judy, people are saying" or "according to critics." Those are not news sources. Those are opinions that she is dressing up as they are real news. It is absolutely disgusting to me to see what used to be a prominent news program resort to things of that nature - "people are saying" and "according to critics." That is not news. That is someone's opinion that they have dressed up as some official source. It just goes regularly un-commented on. I've seen some of the bumper statistics that you do, it will say "96% of this is this," with no attribution to the statistic. Judy Woodruff herself has resorted to opinion. That is why people want to defund PBS. It is so stilted to the left it is unbelievable. As someone who was on the left, with the last Hillary debacle and the current debacle, I've registered as an Independent. This is so unbalanced now that it is unbelievable and undeniable. I'm seeing how stilted it is to the left. The identity politics, especially from people of privilege. I'm tuning out. I don't trust the PBS NewsHour anymore. 

 

 

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Hunter Biden Emails

October 24, 2020
Feedback:

I have been an NPR listener for years. Unless you start covering Hunter Biden and the information coming out concerning the Bidens, I will listen to you or donate to you again. How dare you cut out the news. 

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News Report on over policing of teen

California
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I am concerned about what message your co-host Tony D. Intended (at the conclusion of the report on the arrest of a Black teen) when he tossed his ink pen onto the desk.

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Hunter Biden Emails

October 24, 2020
Feedback:

I have been listening to NPR for forty years. I can not believe the audacity of you not to cover real news. Unless you start covering Hunter Biden and the laptop, hotel, and other people associated with Biden, I will make sure that you never get another public dime again or from any government agency. I will work hard to defund you. 

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PBS NewsHour incorrectly bad quotes Republicans to attack republicans (proof)

Michigan
Feedback:

Tonights episode is rhe final nail in the coffin for your unlegit reporting. Tonight's episode Nov. 18, 2020 has an obviously bad misquote all to attack republicans, and I can prove it is still up on youtube!

In the report called (Trump's dismissal of Christopher Krebs sraws widespread criticism) you PURPOSELY MISQUOTE a republican senator!

Proof At the misquote if you pause at 3:35, The misquote text and biased narrative you push at PBS Newshour is, again, wrong as usual, so wrong...because AS HE TALKS IT ON AUDIO HE ACTUALLY DISAGREES!

You misquoted him saying this on your video, "the irony is we really did a much better job in 2018 and 2020"

That IS NOT what he says, clearly on my 50 inch HDTV fullscreen loud 100 volume, he ACTUALLY SAYS: "the irony is WE HAVE really DONE a much better job in 2018 than in 2020"

Listen, and correct your pathetically biased mistake.

And yes, your obvious bias and hiding truth in the youtube comments by disabling comments proves you all are pushing a biased and untransparent agenda.

Get real, you are being watched and prepare for lawsuits, your bias has been showing a while ... bye bye nonprofit status, PBS!

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The Choice 2020

October 29, 2020 from Wisconsin
Feedback:

I just got done watching "The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden" I was just appalled by that documentary. I have watched PBS Frontline over the years and I thought they were a pretty good year. This year, not so much. What they were trying to get us to believe is that election is all about character, temperament, persona, and personality. They said that at the end of the show. They said that policy is not the choice on this year's ballot. I don't believe that for a minute. They tried to make Trump look better than Biden. If this show was the only thing that I ever saw to make a decision, I would not vote for either man. I have been watching politics my whole adult life - some 50 years. I can tell you that Trump is a better President than Biden will ever be. This is just another propaganda film. You put some blemishes on Joe Biden. I grant you that. You tried to make him look like an empathetic figure. He's had a tough life. I'll grant you that, so have a lot of other people. To be a 78-year-old, senile man as President of the United States will not get the job done and PBS did not get the job done on this film. I'm appalled. I will never make another donation to PBS. 

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Fire judy woodruff as newshour anchor

Arkansas
Feedback:

She has turned newshour into a political left wing platform with no real interest non bias reporting of right wing views to balance .i would rather that news hour stay out of the political arena when ever possible but her left preference and snide comments and attitude make half the viewership uncomfortable and frankly down right angry.its time for a change new unbiased anchor and lead reporters as well.a grassroots movement to defund pbs is gaining speed due largely to judy.

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The Choice 2020

from Pennsylvania
Feedback:

I'm leaving a message about programming on my local PBS station, WHYY. I'm here in Philidelphia. I'm really upset that they are playing the Frontline interview with the 2020 candidates, which is the most biased piece of "reporting" that I've ever seen. They are playing it here on a day when there are riots and protests and an election six days away. This is public broadcasting and that is absolutely not acceptable. The Frontline piece on Joe Biden and Donald Trump is highly biased, highly prejudicial in favor of the Democratic candidate and it makes me disgusted. I'm an actual Democrat. I really want to complain about that. I already canceled my membership for this very reason. I don't want to see it in my newspapers. I'm sick and tired of the bias. Everything seems to be fake news and it's impossible to know what to believe because of things like this. Public broadcasting stations shouldn't be biased. 

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PBS News hour

Arizona
Feedback:

Mark Shields comments ,

" I haven't found that many good Germans among the Republicans who are resisting "

I found that comment offensive. I am not certain what he was driving at. But leave Germans or Americans of German decent out of it completely.

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It's time to stop beating up the 'Nazis' (everyone's favorite 'bad guy') on PBS every week!

California
Feedback:

I am a PBS subscriber and I am also a subscriber to 'COMMENTARY', a conservative Jewish magazine. I am ALSO a German-American and a historian by academic training. I am quite well aware of the terrible events that occurred during the 2WK (AKA: WW2) under the Hitler regime. And yes, they were reprehensible by any definition of 'racial persecution', but I am extremely tired of having this 75+ year old drama replayed practically every week on PBS programming. If it isn't Rick Steeves preaching about the horrors of German National Socialism, it's 'The Rise of the Nazis' or the 75th anniversary of that travesty of international law known as the Nürnberg War Crime Trials.

It is quite obvious that PBS loves to rub Nazis in our faces, every time we turn around, and I for one am sick to death of it. What is also quite obvious is that bashing Nazis has become a regular pastime on PBS and I'm uncertain as to exactly why, unless it's because there's so much influence by pro-Jewish elements of American society at PBS who are behind this. In the present decade of American progressive 'Democratic identity-socialism', it appears to be conveniently overlooked that Hitler's execrable transgressions against humanity were and have been far exceeded by a full century of Soviet/Russian Communist barbarity (whose victims number in the hundreds of millions)! There have been innumerable, equally despicable villains (AKA: mass-murderers) in the past several thousand years of human history...Napoleon, Ghengiz Khan, Mao Zhedong, Pol Pot...the list is practically endless...but whom do we chose to trot out of the closet of horrors every week? Why, those lovable, ultimate mega-monsters, the German National Socialists!

The fact that Josef Stalin was ostensibly our 2WK 'ally', who shared in the defeat of the German Third Reich (and a subsequent victory-wreath) endowed his utterly barbaric depredations (mostly against his own people!) with a most convenient blanket immunity from worldwide censure that has been conveniently swept under the historical carpet. Had the Soviets been on the losing side, make no mistake in thinking that Stalin would have escaped the same sort of carnival-like miscarriage of justice that the Nürnberg Tribunal defendants faced. Despite the populist ballyhoo that portrays the Nürnberg Tribunal as just and fair, a preponderance of objective jurists today condemn them as an absolute, utter farce. They were in fact a travesty of proper jurisprudence and the equivalent of a virtual 'Old West Style' lynch mob right from the beginning!

Reichsmarschall Herman Göring, in his lengthy prepared statement before the Tribunal, presented many compelling arguments in his defense (and the defense of the other defendants), but today the lucidity and practical cogency of his testimony is also conveniently ignored and/or overlooked by liberal historians. Göring masterfully summarised his testimony with the chilling reminder that “Der Sieger wird immer der Richter und der Besiegte stets der Angeklagte sein” ("The victor will always be the judge and the vanquished the accused").

In summary, enough is enough. It's time to stop beating a dead horse. Stop fanning the leftist liberal 'SOCI' (for that was the popular term for socialists, back in Germany's 1930s) flames and let's get on with life in the present moment! We have enough things on our cultural plate to worry about without being accused of being 'closet Nazis' every time we turn around!

One final thing: What is termed 'Anti-semitism' is a gross misnomer. The proper term should be 'Anti-Jewish' or 'Anti-Zionist', since the term 'semite' applies to all peoples of the Southwest Asian region and therefore unjustly impugns the entire range of Arab peoples, none of whom are Jewish.

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Yamiche Alcondor

Virginia
Feedback:

Both my husband and I were enthusiastic in Vice President Biden’s defeat of President Trump. Listening to Yamiche Alcindor’s screed heard on Hari Screenivasin’s interview on Saturday (11/07/20) was an embarrassment of clear racist bigotry. We can never again listen to her reports or commentary with anything resembling confidence or respect. This type of irrationality besmerches your reputation and our fondly held respect for Gwen Ifill. This commentator was so focused on the gender, place of education, race of sorority of the Vice President elect that she actually failed to focus comment on the Predent elect. This reporter offered a shameful commentary so biased in presentation that we shall refrain from watching or listening to her again.

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Jamestown Season 2

Maine
Feedback:

Just recently signed up for PBS passport. Since signing up, I have noticed language censorship. Why, and is there a way to disable it?

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Aiming radio signals

Texas
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I'm ordering Judy Woodruff to stop aiming her radio signals at me. I have a case number from a federal agency allowing me to file suit or issue an order to pay. I'm the only legal King, Chairman, CEO, President of the U.S.A. King of the Universe by birth

Bruce Mlynski

PBS NewsHour with Judy woodruff

Vermont
Feedback:

Liam Jardin’s reporting is Excellent but I wish she would over a few inches so she wouldn’t always be displaying that Martini shaker in her cabinet. She must read. Why not show a few books?

A strong supporter of The News Hour.

The Marching Mothers of the southern Ohio Appalachian Trail

Ohio
Feedback:

I hope in February (Black History Month) 2021 you will sponsor a series on PBS about the Marching Mothers of the Appalachian Trail. These women marched for two years from 1954-56 in an attempt to get their children who was attending the all colored school in Hillsboro, Ohio to be admitted to the all white school in Hillsboro, Ohio. The children had nowhere to go because the all colored school had been set on fire and it burned to the ground. The case ended up in the United States Supreme Court, where the late US Supreme Court Judge Thurgood Marshall ( who did not argue the case) provided legal guidance to the lawyers who argued the case on behalf of the Marching Mothers. This was the first Northern desegregation case in the North and the second desegregation case in the country. I hope to be an consultant on this story and maybe future stories from the Appalachian Trail.

Staff salaries at CPB

Illinois
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In the interests of transparency, I was looking through the cpb.org website for staff and officer salaries. It surprised me to find that there is little to no information about what the staff and officers are paid, and since this organization is entirely funded by taxes, it should be somewhat easier to determine how those tax dollars are spent. I see that 5% of total revenues are allocated to administration costs, but further details are lacking. Where can one find this information?

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PBS Passport

October 15, 2020
Feedback:

I'm wondering why the "Cobra" series is censored. The swear words are muted out and it really detracts from the show. All the sudden dialogue dips out. It's really annoying and it shouldn't be. Please stop doing that. It's ridiculous. 

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Debates

October 8, 2020
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I wanted to comment on the debates last night and in general. I find that there is a remarkably limited variety of commentary going on, not a wide range of discussions like I am used to. I used to watch the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour. What I really liked about it is that one got a very wide variety of perspectives on things. There were great discussions and one could always rely on the fact that you were going to learn something new and be enlightened. Even if you didn't necessarily agree with a person's opinion or their take on their subject, you got a different perspective on it. What is different now is that it seems to be all of the same perspectives and it is a shame. Judy Woodruff is the managing editor of the NewsHour and she was a contributor to the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour significantly. She knows very well about the mechanisms of having a varied perspective and point of view is practiced in journalism. I'm very disappointed in Ms. Woodruff and the whole operation. It seems to be very amateurish. You have people who appear to be very biased and it's clear when you listen to them that they hold these partisan views. It's very discouraging and I personally don't wish my tax money to be going to this operation and I intend to make it known. 

 

 

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Funding

Wisconsin
Feedback:

SINCE YOU ARE A TOTALLY COMMITTED ARM OF THE SOCIALIST DEMOCRATIC PARTY, Your funding from My TAX DOLLARS SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY STOPED! LET THE BASTARD DEMOCRATS PAY YOUR BILLS NOT AMERICANS!

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WGCU donation - I demand my item or my funds back

Florida
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October 18, 2020

Dear Sir or Madam,

This is my second time to donate to my local PBS station and not receive the 'gift' that was promised to me. I realize that I was supporting my local PBS station when I make these donations, but it is irresponsible to promise products that never come. Especially since the item has a special significance to me and my husband. It is a cheap trick to tug at your viewers emotions and not deliver on your promise.

Here is what I sent your local station just this morning, as a second follow up:

----- Forwarded Message ----- From: Ruth Buchanan To: "memberservices@wgcu.org" Sent: Sunday, October 18, 2020, 09:32:38 AM EDT Subject: Re: Confirmation of Your Gift to WGCU

Please track down the item that came with my contribution. I really would like to have it. Otherwise, is it possible to get my funds back?

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 7, 2020, at 10:13 PM, memberservices@wgcu.org wrote: THANK YOU! Your gift is crucial now more than ever. We are very grateful for your support of WGCU Public Media, your source for fact-based news and information, exceptional arts and culture, and trustworthy education and entertainment for our children. This email is to confirm your recent gift to WGCU Public Media, your PBS station for Southwest Florida. It's a gift we promise to use wisely in support of the television shows you count on every single day. The details of your donation are reflected below. If you find a discrepancy, please call 239-590-2361 or email us at memberservices@wgcu.org.

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Barney

Feedback:

good evening sorry to attach everybody to the email I know that a lot of you guys are busy during the pandemic this email is in regards to yes Barney and friends I did a very video while back on YouTube on Barney am I got about 12,000 views on basically I was explaining why Barney is still good to have around you know I know it’s 2020 and you know Barney  is not really around on television which is bad you know I have nieces and nephew to our 2 3 4 and five and they watch shows such as SpongeBob Sesame Street is good but the message IOf love and just compassion is gone and I feel like Barney actually filled a big gap in there in the 90s and 2000s  I just hope that is a way to re-brand the product and I’ve been reaching out to certain people who would love to have the show back I know that is may take time and even years to try to get to show back to where it was but I feel that the new generation needs to experience love it’s 2020 and as I mentioned you have such things as racism police brutality things going on and I feel with Barney educated that the kids it would be good kids  will be involved the ratings will be skyrocketed like it was before so I definitely feel like it is a good way to rebrand him also all summer long I’ve been giving  multiple Barney DVDs to children hospitals in New York City lots of the kids enjoy Barney the nurses said they were still surprised that the message that he brings the kids still work so I definitely think it’s a good idea but it’s just my opinion hopefully it just gets through to you guys thank you

Shields & Brooks

California
Feedback:

I really miss Mark Shields and David Brooks' commentary this year during the debates. I hope you will be bringing them back for election coverage and commentary. I am a (former) long time Republican who could not check the box for Trump in 2016 and will not in 2020 either. The Republican Party as it exists today is not the party of true conservative values: smaller government, compassionate, a hand up rather than a hand out, strength abroad with our allies, fair trade, and support for business. I do not recognize today's party and am disgusted by Trump. He is a fraud and a charlatan. While I never agree with Mark Shields, I respect his opinions and he makes think about other perspectives. I find myself in nearly complete agreement with David Brooks as his struggles with today's Republican/Trumpian values mirror my own. Please bring them both back for the election coverage.

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1A Broadcast

October 5, 2020
Feedback:

Today's 1A radio program was on the US 2020 Census. I would like to know when the program will be repeated, rebroadcast again. Please let me know as soon as possible so I can listen to the entire program. 

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PBS News Hour

September 24, 2020
Feedback:

Why do you keep lying? It is bad enough that we have to pay taxes to support a left-wing group. This woman Breonna Taylor.. The Attorney General for Kentucky went through the facts from the grand jury, not from a police internal report that you view as skewed. The guy that shot the cops admits that he shot first. The cops returned fire. It was not a no-knock warrant. You keep repeating that no-knock warrant mantra over and over. You just let these things go and you don't challenge it when you get people you're interviewing that lie. You don't question them. You don't bring up the other side. You don't bring up independent facts. This Breonna thing is turning into a riot now because people are operating under a bunch of false assumptions - that it was a no-knock warrant. The paperwork did not say that. The paperwork said that it was a knock and announce warrant and there were independent people that were not related to the police that corroborated that they heard the police. You guys enjoy putting fuel on the fire. People die and get injured because of it. There's blood on your hands. You do it for your liberal agenda and to stir up interest in your show. It's disgusting. 

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Debates

September 30, 2020
Feedback:

The reporter was saying that Joe Biden was just as bad as Donald Trump. That's just not true. If you care at all about this country, reporters should be supporting Joe Biden. They should be rallying around Joe Biden now. He did very well and it's only going to make him more nervous in his next debate. If you think that he did a bad job in this debate, he surely isn't going to get any better in the next debate. I think Donald Trump will. If you care at all about this country, please rally around Joe Biden. 

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PBS News Hour

Virginia
Feedback:

Lately, the more I see Judy Woodruff's interviews the more frustated I get with how she gets manipulated by the interviewee! Just watched Tim Murtaugh (Trump Communications Director) on the News Hour. So very disappointed again to see Judy Woodruff allow a political operative not answer questions and lie nonstop. And so frustrated to see Judy Woodruff afraid of interrupting and looking so timid and frightened. Why wouldn't she challenge Mr. Murtaugh's assertions? Can we get another person to do real interviews: hard questions, press to get answers, and control the air time!? Please!!

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Oct 2 Shields & Brooks

Oregon
Feedback:

I love Judy & how she presses for the truth from ppl like McConnell-lying about top economists saying the American ppl are just sitting around avoiding work & collecting those HUGE-HA-unemployment checks.

But I was seriously disappointed by the discussion of the subject line, p****footing around Trump’s outrageous actions bc he got infected with Covid. This penchant to lionize is not what I expect from professional reporters. I want to hear facts, not bleeding hearts.

And if he were to die, then is he suddenly a saint? He has callously rode roughshod over the very lives of the American public, to name but one of his gross offenses against this country.

He doesn’t deserve consideration.

I honestly sat watching wondering how many of Hitler’s atrocities you would brush aside were it he that was the subject of discourse?

You need to up your game to meet reality.

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Refuse to cover Biden laptop

Wisconsin
Feedback:

I am contacting my congressman and senator to ask to repeal all government funding to CPB. They refuse to cover Bidens laptop but smeared the lies on Russia about the Trump administration. Now the are enemies of free speech.

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The PBS NewsHour

Illinois
Feedback:

Why have you made it so difficult to contact you?! I’m so disappointed.

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Biden Scandal

Arizona
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ITs hard to believe that NPR a government funded radio station can deny anything it wants as newsworthy..Until the Biden crime family says any of these emails are not lrgitimate it is a STORY and not subject to your Censorship..Thank God Dr, Gosar is going to get you defunded!!!

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The PBS NewsHour

Illinois
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If you want public contributions, you must dismiss Yamiche Alcindor. She’s way too partisan.And why is it so hard to contact you. Are you intentionally making this difficult? Please reply…

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Recent announcement by pbs they will not cover the Biden's possibly illegal activities while the FIB Confirms investigations

Maryland
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It is bewildering to me that tax payers democrats and republicans give money to PBS as a non political entity, yet in all their coverage, both radio and tv are far to the left in a lot of their coverage of political issues. Shame on them, and shame on us for supporting them!

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Question for Aman Nawaz

South Carolina
Feedback:

Dear Aman - I appreciate ALL your talents and how you use them to keep me informed and connected! Could you please satisfy one simple, strange curiosity that I've had since you have been reporting in various settings? I have a 37-book set of classics that looks exactly like the matching red books on the shelf behind one of your reporting sets. Try as I might, I can't read the titles of the volumes! My set goes from "The Works of Balzac" to "The Works of Zola." What title are on the shelf? My set was printed by Black's Readers Service Company, Roslyn, New York, in 1925. I haven't read all 37 volumes, though I've dipped into many of them over the years! Thanks for satisfying my curiosity! - Elaine Frick, Columbia, SC.

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Biased reporting on the PBS Newshour

California
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I understand that people leaning left or right on the political scale can see bias in reporting and interviewing. I have watched the PBS Newshour on and off for many years and I sense a shift in reporting to the left. For example, following a final report on the unsuccessful impeachment proceedings against the president in late January and February, a PBS Newshour reporter stated that another House Committee would soon launch another inquiry into the president. To which Ms. Woodruff replied forcefully with a smile, "You bet!" This seemed to imply that she wholeheartedly supported yet another attempt oust the president. I thought that was uncalled for and showed extraordinary bias unbecoming a journalist. This is but one example of what I hear regularly on the program. Ms. Woodruff seems to go to great lengths to be harsh and almost uncivil in tone, demeanor and line of questioning of anyone from the Republican side of the political spectrum compared to the softer tone and line of questioning with anyone on the Democratic side and I do not believe I am imagining it. I have seen this in her interviews with the Senator from Wyoming vs. NY's Schumer or Speaker Pelosi. She impatiently interrupts the Republican, not allowing the person to completely answer the question, while letting the Democrat talk on and on without interruption. This results in a different impression of the interviewee, negative as to the Republican and positive for the Democrat. The day to day reporting seems, by implication, to lay the blame for every event at the feet of the current administration, be it a weather event or a racial confrontation or a gun related situation. I get a "gotta" feeling when I watch the Newshour. What I want, and so many other people too, is balanced and fair reporting that the newshour advertises. Reading the CPB viewer comment section, many people do not feel that the PBS Newshour offers balanced, fair reporting. Many Americans do not seem to trust in the news they are receiving from PBS Newshour that is funded, in part, by the taxpayer and viewers. I am one of them. I have found the Wall Street Journal to be far more balanced and educational in the presentation on issues of the day with well written columns and editorials. The news coverage is better too, with reports from many places around the world, rather than touchy feely articles that are weak on information. The WSJ leans conservative, but it provides a forum for differing views, such as a column by Rahm Emanuel on why Biden would be a president for change and Trump is a disrupter, or the column on the background of Harris' mother, a Tamil Brahmin, from a culture that highly values education, who was forced to leave India due to quota systems for employment. This explains why Harris as SF DA prosecuted parents of truant children. She values education too. It's a pity she has been reviled by the black community for this effort. Without an education, there is no hope of becoming a contributing member of our society. What I seek in the news is a variety of opinion and wide range reporting so I can form my own opinions. The PBS Newshour does not measure up and in fact it is a disappointment. Another PBS program, Amanpour and Company is equally disappointing and is even more biased in its presentations. Recently, the program had as guests, the Lt Governor or Michigan (democrat) and the woman who started Republicans against Trump, to discuss the upcoming election in the battleground state. There was no interview with a Republican or a group that is against Biden. There was no balance in the program. Why do you continue to carry such a one-sided excuse for journalism? Ms. Amanpour seems to have abandoned any standards of journalism in her programs and they should be offered as commentary and entertainment. She is reputed to have said, "when you are neutral, you are an accomplice." This should not be the position of a journalist and yet the PBS Newshour program and Amanpour and Company appear to be anything but neutral.

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Pbs newshour

Arizona
Feedback:

I am continually struck by the anti Trump bias on the Newshour, especially by Ms. Yamiche. I suggest that ALL complaints be made public. If they were I suspect it would be clear that viewer complaints are being ignored and bias tolerated.

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pbs programming

Florida
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I am legally blind as are over three milion people in the US. I know that PBS accomodates the hearing impaired with captions. However, when programs have people speaking in other languages, there is no voice over to help us understand what is being said. Also, with some shows that are hard to understand there are also sub titles and again, low or no vision patrons are left out. Of course it is not only PBS but all TV staions, but supposedly PBS is interested in accessibility. Another issue the diversity of programming in SW Florida. We are "snowbirds" and have the opportunity to compare programming in Fla. and Southestern, Connecticut(Ct.) Though the couhnty in Ct. is not affluent about two and half hrs. NYC, we have six PBS channels wh are: Ch.2; Boston: Ch.13, Hartford: Ch1160, Create; Ch.1161"Sorit"; Ch.1146 World and chPBS44, local PBSBoston. One thing are do appreciate is that Friday and Saturday night are a little"special". Series such as "Dr. Blake" and "Mid-Sommer Murders" and other interesting programs are aired. So too, they have finally cancelled "The Lawrence Welk Show, which has been on my whole teen and adult life and I am 77. It is really time to say "Goodbye" to Lawrence. While you are at it, "Keeping up Appearance" and "As Time Goes By" need to be laid to rest. :ast is the repetition; I know your funds have been cut but repeating things ten to twenty times a month is wearing. If you must repeat, go back to your succesful series from the past such as "Jewel in the Crown" and re-run" those. Because I have twice as many choices in Ct. the repetition does not bother me as much.

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WNYC Morning Brief

New York
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They refuse to show comments that are contrary to their views. I have tried repeatedly over many months with no success. I use no improper language. It is scandalous. Someone needs to be fired.

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PBS Viewership in Maine

Maine
Feedback:

October 28, 2020

Dear PBS,

How many hundreds of thousands of households in Maine no longer get public television? If you took a poll to determine who is able to watch PBS anymore I think you would be surprised that it truly is in the hundreds of thousands.

Why when WCSH TV channel 6 NBC switched to digital recently and all I had to do was rescan my TV to get it. As for PBS, I haven't been able to view it since you switched to something else impossible to get even on a new smart TV.

Years have gone by with no PBS for probably hundreds of thousands of Mainers. is just unknow or it's swept under the carpet along with the viewership of myself and everyone else in Maine who hasn't viewed PBS for YEARS.

Sincerely,

Randy Hawkins appletonfair22@yahoo.com

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Logo items

Minnesota
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Hello. I am curious and wondering if there are any CPB logo stickers and/or related merchandise available (i.e. notepads, pens, keychains, etc.) If they are available for purchase, I'd be happy to buy them. If they are available for free, please send to:

Ben Faklasnam 1595 Monarch Street Shakopee, Minnesota 55379

Thank you.

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French Laundry Restaurant

Virginia
Feedback:

Shame on you. I felt the discussion with the French Laundry chef was appalling and insensitive to what is occurring today. Parents can’t feed their children, millions are out of work, and many face eviction while this chef feels it important to give people (rich people) an “experience” dining for $1600.00 a couple. I turned it off because it made me sick. If he said at the end he donated $1400 to their local food bank I would have felt better.

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PBS Newshour

California
Feedback:

Thanks and deep appreciation to Judy Woodruff and the staff at PBS Newshour for your professionalism: Right on, Yamiche Alcindor for 2019-2020 White House coverage. I agree with my wife who says Yamiche should get extra pay for “hazard duty” covering the liar-in-chief and his lying den of hyenas in the cabinet. Kudos to Lisa Desjardins and William Brangham, stellar work from both! We can see this past year has been extremely difficult to be true journalists and I wish to extend my sincere gratitude for PBS Newshour’s even handed, fact based reporting.

feedback

Arizona
Feedback:

many of comments on pbs is in their opinion you lean left. No facts provided just opinions, conservatives want pbs to become like talk radion which is 91% conservative. I appreciate facts not biased opinions, Who balances conservative hoover?

PBS News Hour

North Carolina
Feedback:

I love PBS, but News Hour needs to stop leaning to the left and get it to the center. I'll give one example from yesterdays program, when talking about the presidents response to the protesters that were shout by that young man they said he shot the protesters but failed to mention that they were attacking him and said the president was defending the action, but he said it was under investigation. The people need to hear both sides. If they are unable to do that, then PBS should have their funding taken away. As it stands now, News Hour is a waste of tax payer dollars. Just so you know, I voted for Clinton the last election and I'm leaning towards Biden for the up coming election.

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Replace Judy Woodruff

Utah
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I realize Ms Woodruff has had a long and illustrative career... but the operative words are "has had". She is not sharp, she stutters and she is unable to quickly adjust when her guests take her off topic. She's not an investigative reporter and worse, she's a lackluster anchor who clearly stutters when reading the teleprompter. Ms. Woodruff should be moved off air. I am over 60 and I'm embarrassed for her. She should focus on features that do not require her to be hard hitting . Even i know when it's time to move one. If you are catering to the over-60 crowd, the PBS News Hour is going to die slow death w/ her and your audience. I personally am about to move back to network, or worse cable.

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Frontline The Choice 2020

Tennessee
Feedback:

again, i call bias. You are using the words of trump's niece, clearly anti-trump and selling a book. Meanwhile, poor little Joey(?) Let's all grab the kleenex. Let's all also remember he has been in office 47 yrs! Rich beyond means b/c he is a career politician...oh but poor poor Joe! This is PBS showing their true blue colors.

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I must condemn the promotion of pro looting books

California
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And the miss use of tax payer money

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PBS Newshour/Judy Woodruff

California
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For many years I had appreciated the professionalism of The PBS Newshour management and staff. Both McNeil and Jim Lehrer had an uncanny ability to facilitate the contrasting or opposing views of their numerous expert analysts. Unfortunately, those days are long gone. The managing editor Ms. Judy Woodruff does not particularly care to host much in the way of contrasting/opposing perspectives either as expert analysts or as her correspondents. There are other reasons why the PBS Newshour has deteriorated in quality. I do not have time to go into detail. The following staff are a detriment to the program and should be replaced:

Ms. Judy Woodruff: She worked with McNeil and Lehrer and was very familiar with the objective philosophy prevalent at PBS at The Newshour. Apparently she has elected to change horses in mid-stream to a highly partisan one sided and bigoted production exemplified by her poor choice of correspondents, specifically:

Lisa DesJardin- Her family has donated how much money to CPB and PBS. Partisan Correspondent with poor journalistic skills.

Y. Alcindor-Partisan Correspondent with poor journalistic skills.

Shields and Brooks- Obsolete Editorials Infuriatingly one sided partisan, lacks fairness and objectivity.

The only one who does a good job consistently in Miles O' Brien. He should be made interim Managing Editor. Let Woodruff stay under the condition she goes back to the way she interviewed during the time of The McNeil Lehrer Newshour and replace all of the rest

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PBS News, Judy Woodruff

Virginia
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I am not a Trump supporter - but I object to the biased and argumentative interviews by Judy Woodruff. I am a significant and dedicated supporter of PBS, but Ms Woodruff is hurting PBS.

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NPR supporting Looting! Fix this.

New York
Feedback:

I am deeply concerned that NPR is running articles for a pro-Looting book entitled "In Defense of Looting". The title is not ironic or sarcastic like "In Praise of Folly" or something, which is what I thought before paging through the book's sample pages on Amazon. I thought this might have been something like that at first. It's not. The book literally advocates theft and rioting, and among other things that make no sense, claims private property is racist, which doesn't even make sense from an Anarchist perspective, since property just wouldn't exist. "Property is theft" is the line from Proudhoun, if I recall. I'm a lifelong liberal, and social justice advocate (I taught in the prisons and I have a program for undeserved adult learners), but this is just absurd. I can't believe taxes are funding this trash.

Here's the article. I would have thought the person who sent me the link was lying, as well.

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2020/08/27/906642178/one-authors-argument-in-defense-of-looting

You need to address this. ASAP.

I already have to worry about COVID-19 and how little the gov't did, now I have to worry about intermittent riots and my tax dollars doing PR work for rioters? Thanks, no.

I'm also writing my congressman and senator. I have listened to cartalk for years and I know NPR has had fine shows, and am a huge believer in public programming, but this is just appalling. I think the total and complete lack of standards needs to be addressed and they need to stop promoting violent, insane anarchists who advocate crimes if they want public monies. These types of maniacs are going to get Trump re-elected and get public broadcasting defunded.

For the love of God, take care of this. I enjoy watching Neil Coward and Broadway on PBS. I'd like to continue to do so.

Michael Murdoch 347-247-7681 michaelmurdoch0@gmail.com

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Shields and Brooks on Trump panic avoidance

Washington
Feedback:

Why haven't these people figured out that Donald Trump is a consummate liar? When Donald Trump says he didn't reveal the danger of the COVID-19 disease, because he didn't want the public to panic, he is really lying in an attempt to cover up his need to keep people coming to his rallies and providing the adulation that he needs. Saying he doesn't want the public to panic is about as phony and excuse as one can make, from a person that is fully of phony excuses. Wake up and smell the coffee!

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Election 2020 Debate

New York
Feedback:

I am a devoted viewer of PBS. I watch PBS because I learn so much and very much respect Judy Woodruff and other journalists and analysts who work closely with Judy Woodruff. I wanted to see if any assistance could be provided by Judy Woodruff and all involved who critiqued the very disturbing outcome of the debate. Simply asking that the Presidential Debates are handled with more decorum . Chris Wallace represented Fox but it seemed he lost ability to control racial slurs and constant interruptions made by President Trump . As a result, extra time was made for him at Biden’s and the viewers expense. President Trump should have been disqualified . He violated every rule of diplomacy in a debate. Wallace tried to set limits but failed . Perhaps a new rule to Turn individual microphones on for time granted and when time is up , turn it off. If not abided by , he should have lost his turn. At least Vice President Biden did more to explain facts with less time allowed. Once again President Trump got the attention he so desperately needs. To him that is a “Win”. He does not have what it takes to be a responsible or respectable President. Less viewers will want to see more debates after the first one tonight if this is all we can expect. People will not be educated and may not vote. I want everyone to vote, and I want to have hope that there are better days ahead. Respectfully, Barbara Branigan Broderick

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Arthur Anti-Racism Episode

August 31, 2020
Feedback:

I am very, very disappointed that you are injecting propaganda into at least one program, Arthur. I thought we were into teaching children about kindness, sharing, relieving some of their anxiety about the dark, and strangers. To teach them that black people are being victimized is just disgusting. I am stopping any kind of money going to PBS, canceling any subscription that I have, and I will not allow my grandchildren that show and will monitor the other shows. It is unnecessary. I don't know if BLM is funding you. You've really crossed the line with this indoctrination, propaganda, and silliness. 

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Washington Week

Arizona
Feedback:

What a biased program - the announcer used slippery language to fault the Republicans for refusing to approve the skinny pandemic bill when it was actually the Democrats. Appalling. Can't you hire real journalists?

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Captions/translation and music vs talking

New Jersey
Feedback:

To Whom It May Concern, First and foremost on behalf of family and friends I want to thank you for all of the wonderful hours of entertainment you have provided over the years. Especially the British, Canadian and Australian Broadcasting Corps just to name a few, We especially enjoy the coms and the mysteries. Also the many educational and informational programming you air. I am not sure that you can do anything but I feel you know how to spread the word in regards to the matter I am writing you. Didn't know where else to turn. I'm pretty sure that we aren't the first to be annoyed about the two problems I am writing you about. 1) While watching mainly documentaries (Th Alphabet A-Z or something like that is the most recent) when they add captions because they person is speaking another language or their Accent is very thick or their English isn't that well they provide captioning. Overall this is great and wonderful. However, there is two problems with it. First and foremost is a majority of the time the captioning blends in with the background. An example would be using white for the captioning when there is a a light background or vice versa makes it very hard to read. Also the writing is very small. This does cause a significant problem especially for the elder and those with vision problems. If you watch the program I mentioned above you'll understand what I am talking about. We wonder about the editor's, producer's and whoever, is responsible for the finished product. It's as if they either don't watch the final product or they don't care. If you're providing captioning you'd think they would have a contrast so the viewing audience can see what's being said and it could be written a little bigger. 2) The other is why on many occasions do they increase the music especially during dialogues or talks making it harder to hear. Or they just increase it. Again this can be a problem for the elderly and those with hearing problems. Many also don't like the loud noise. As I stated before I didn't know who else to address these issues with. I figured that since you deal with many of these people, groups or organizations you can pass the word to them. I would also appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction of where I can address the issue or get a petition going so that they know that there are many in the viewing audience can also address the issue with them. Hopefully, if enough people complain they can change it so that we the viewing public will really appreciate not only the program but the time and effort they made in making it. Hopefully, this makes sense. Again thank you for the many wonderful years of alternative television viewing. At this time I would like to thank you for your time and attention to this matter. My email address is 32hibernias@gmail.com Respectfully Yours, Joseph W Kirwan

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General

Virginia
Feedback:

Why do you play bad shows during pledge time? It doesn’t cause me to pledge. In fact, when I see one of these “infomercials” with someone selling the latest diet book or most nutritious eating plan, I just turn the channel. I just want to see the regular shows, or maybe a ballet. Really, are these informercials all you can come up with?

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Weekend edition Sunday

Colorado
Feedback:

NPR has taken a serious leftward lurch due to the staff being of the millennial and younger gen x demographic I’m assuming. I used to listen to WHYY in Philly, Radio times, fresh air, ATC until the content became all victim all the time. Moved to Colorado, CPR same stuff different location. WHYY alumnus Joanne Allen came out here too. Today they were pushing a book “the history of whiteness” which I’m sure isn’t flattering to white folks. A promo for an HBO movie, a supposed comic romp about a young girl running away with her friend to get an abortion. Hysterical! The usual “disproportionately affects people of color” inserted in every story when it’s not even relevant. I listen to the puzzle and some rare non leftist political shows, hidden brain and the like. That’s it. Wouldn’t give you a plug nickel hope you get defunded.

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Debate

Texas
Feedback:

For the next president debate, unless it’s the candidate’s two minute turn their microphones should be muted.

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NPR - In defense of looting

California
Feedback:

As a listener to This American Life, Snap Judgement and other NPR classics I appreciate the content that CPB offers. However, lately I have started to shy away. The last fundraiser was the first time I did not contribute. A big part of the reason is the normalization of violent idea's towards our political opponents. This article in particular made me realize that NPR is no longer on the correct side. As I have started to leave heavily biased sources behind...I always previously felt NPR was neutral....however, I no longer feel that way. Please stop supporting the unrest, violence and chaos that is ripping this country apart. I simply will NOT be a part of it....and if NPR is a part of it, I will no longer support CPB. Thank you

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2020/08/27/906642178/one-authors-argument-in-defense-of-looting

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Nature Cat

Kentucky
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At end of program there was a short piece encouraging children to pick up pine cones to use in a variety of different ways. Although that is excellent to suggest, many creatures hide out in pinecones, especially scorpions in the South. This could be very hazardous to young children and you should encourage kids to have parents check the cones out before they smell, paint, and take apart the cones. Thank you

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The News Hour

Feedback:

I am a long, long-time lover of the NewsHour. Judy Woodruff may not remember, but we chatted at the Carter 70th Anniversary venue in Annapolis.

I have not mentioned a name in my criticism that with your new woman speaks too fast, barks questions, diminishes the wisdom with which we are accustomed on the program. I bought Gwen Ifill stamps!

I thought she was improving. But this evening's interview with the Harvard representative surrounding the validity of a quickly produced vaccine was just awful. Most elderly persons cannot keep up with the speed of her comments/questions. Imagine someone with English as a foreign language trying to understand her?

I really do protest.

Either school her or send her to another network.

Ken Kaufman

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Propaganda

Mississippi
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PBS is nothing more than a Propaganda Broadcast System, continually hard left leaning. Trying to twist the true facts of what's happening in this country, one example is, agreeing with looting, burning police cars, blocking off city streets, and shooting anyone who crosses that line. Polluting our kids mind with socialist ideas thru cartoons etc. Continually harping on slavery, which ended over 155 years ago, but bringing it up like it happened yesterday. Continually bashing President Trump, and hailing the left who seriously want to take our 1st &2nd amendment rights away. PBS is not the true educational television it once was. They report the news then have someone to spin it trying to make something out of it that its not. If their going to report the news, report it and leave the commentaries out. I recently cut the cord of dish tv, live way out in the country and my antenna only pickup pbs, and I was shocked at how far left or socialist/ communist PBS has become. They spin everything to the hard left, then try and make it sound true. I' m really disgusted at what PBS is doing. Agreeing with a terrorist group antifa/ BLM? Its just unbeleivable. I mean if the whites in this country are so racist as PBS claims, then how did a black person ever get elected president? Its as if their continually trying to stir up something.

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Biased Reporting by Fox. REALLY JUDY WOODRUFF?

Missouri
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Really? You chose to do a 10 minute segment on bias by Fox News and let Brian Stelter spin his magical yarn without challenging him on anything? I can't think of a better word than "dufus" when describing Stelter. He is extremely biased and doesn't check his facts. YES - I know you will say to report it to Newshour or my local station, but you need to be aware of the overall programming that you allow. I'd stop funding for NPR and PBS in a minute with the biased reporting they offer.

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Reporting Suggestion

September 12, 2020 from MI
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I'm trying to get something put on the news about a nursing home that is neglecting their patients. There's lots of reviews on the place. 

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PBS NewsHour

Pennsylvania
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Please stop repeating the nonsense that demonstrations have been "mostly peaceful."

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biased communist propaganda

Tennessee
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CPB and all it's many octopus tentacles are an evil, venomous, hateful, mean-spirited propaganda machine for 1917 Red, Marxist Communism. I boil thinking about the lies, hate, dissension you propagate against America, the Constitution, freedom and peace. You are exceedingly clever and twisted how you wear a mask of civility to cover the reality of your genuine intent. For decades you have worked hand in glove with the depraved democrat party, communism, socialism, and practically any mortal enemy of America. Your documentaries portray enemies almost as humanitarians. You rail against conservatism and the American culture and tradition. As in the democrat party and communists you have diligently but determinedly for decades not so much as inaudible sound. Now you think you are one breath away from joining with your partners in crime and treason. You may suceed in bringing about a civil war. However, you will regret it. God and good people will ultimately destroy you. In the process you will be hunted as the dogs and traitors you are. You will not enjoy being hunted and eliminated on sight. Your "news" and that of the MSM is so unreal there is no way it could remotely be accurate. You communists are running a democrat campaign without a candidate; Wag the Dog. Biden is walking dead and the world knows it. Washington Week; how can that be news. It is planned in caverns, in the dark, with bats, and blood on the floor of the American people. Democrats will *** their children and **** their mothers and sisters. Everything is a LIE. Murder, lie, steal, abuse, commit treason.......all for power and control. You have made a fatal mistake of assuming you have control now and are ready to grasp it in your wretched paws. NOT! Antifa is not strong or to be feared. They are children convinced they are players in a redo of 1917. All running on adrenaline and romance. Fools, pawns, cowards; they will die very young and for nothing. You don't need or deserve Federal funding. You now have volunteers, donations from individuals and foundations, federal dollars and now even advertising. You have it all..........and you use it against America. I would as soon see a French type revolution. Round up the communists and enemies, give every last one a trial, remove to a holding pen, shuffle them into the E and B area for disposition. Leaders? Seize ALL assets, take them to a "special" area for slow E and B. Ticket to h*** you filthy, vile, murderous demons. May you burn in h***. Just my opinion, but I am not alone. Washington Week-just a hand picked panel playing out a script. There is no other side or view point. Just a socialist fireside chat, OR propaganda. I am f****** tired of the s*** from enemies like you, MSM, dems., communists, islam, Isis, BLM (self avowed communists), Antifa (the same), Soros, Clinton's, obama's, and the complete cast of murderers. Burn in h***.

I would call accepting money from the people and using it against the people as gross waste. Maybe the IG should hear more complaints about CPB?

whyy radio programming - liberal - all of it is slanted and biased

New Jersey
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npr whyy is not doing a fair job of reporting the news at all. it is liberal and keeps all information on conservative views off the air.i am referring to the radio broadcasts. i have complained alot to whyy radio statoin and nothinog ever changs.it is so violently liberal and so slanted and biased that it definitely needs to be looked at. i dont think taxpayer shoudl be forced to support such a biased, slanted radio program as npr whyy . does it come ouit of boston, a knoiwn liberal state. it continually has a political leader of one stripe discussing a situation with never someone o fthe opposite view to bring clarity to the situation and event. it presents one liberal side continually. this radio station should lose its funding from taxpoayers, becasue it is not presenting both sides of an issue. it is slanted and biased and needs poblic money taken from it entirely. let the liberals support it if they want such a biased radio programming.

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Bias

California
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How can you receive government support and be so biased against Republicans? I am a gay man living in San Francisco for over 40 years and even I can see the bias. Frontline used to be great and non partisan. Now it’s all woke propaganda and trying to influence elections. Stop taking taxpayer money.

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The Newshour

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I have watched (and supported) our local public TV channel (Ch. 9 KQED) here in the SF Bay Area for nearly 50 years. Judy Woodruff has had a long and distinguished career. So it pains me to urge you to see her into retirement. She has lost her edge; her engagement with others is no longer crisp and smart as it should be. She is simply too old to do the job effectively. I am 82 so I think I know a little about age. With all due respect, please encourage her to turn the hosting of the nightly show over to a younger person--and there are a great many of those who appear nightly with her who could succeed in that position--perhaps co-hosting with Hari Shrinivasan? He is outstanding in his hosting of the weekend program. Thank you

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CRISPR taken too lightly by NOVA

California
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It seems the Ken Burns documentary on CRISPR had a healthy attitude of “approach with caution” , whereas this latest Nova episode has shown the use of CRISPR in a positive “go forward and make the world a better place” kind of light... which causes me great pause and suspicion of certain financial backers of PBS. There should be approval before a CRISPR ethics board prior to release of such materials to the general public. It’s basically an ad or a stamp of approval to use such an entity as Nova to endorse this powerful piece of science to the public. I fear the train has left the station. Shame!

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RNC Convention

August 31, 2020
Feedback:

I'm reading your website and under "who you are" there's a list of things that are lettered that say "achieve our goals." Item C says you want to "produce high-quality content, including news and information, that is accurate, fair, balanced, objective." I just really want to know if you believe that. After watching the Republican and Democratic conventions, I was appalled at the prejudice. During the Democratic Conventions, everyone was kissing up to the speakers, saying how wonderful they are, all your pundits and commentators. During the Republican Convention, it was absolutely and totally critical. That can't possibly be fair and balanced reporting. I think it's a disgrace. From now on, when we do something political like that, please keep your commentators out of the action or put in a balance of conservative and liberal commentators. We are totally disgusted with PBS these days. 

 

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News Hour

California
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I am consistently frustrated by Judy Woodruffs inability to manage interviewees. Just now, in her interview with Jared Kushner, she let him go on and on praising Trump’s efforts on Covid etc and she couldn’t get a word in or rebuttal. This is a very consistent and very troubling failure to keep the news factual and not mis-information or misleading. Its time for stronger leadership on the News Hour. I am a PBS/NPR sustaining member and have been watching the news hour since the 1980s. I increasingly do not like what I’m seeing.

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CPB Funding

Nebraska
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CPB is the group that should be "defunded". How can you allow NPR & PBS go on and on about being fair & unbiased when they so strongly support the left. News Hour & Washington Week are now just Democrat advocates & Trump bashers. JR Nott Grand Island, NE

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Judy Woodruff,PBS news hour

North Carolina
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I want you to know how much I appreciate your reporting, your patience and your professionalism. Listening to Jared Kushner (9/15/20) almost made my head explode. You ask good questions with persistence. You have the capacity to “tolerate fools gladly “ . I fear that without the patience you exhibited, our democracy and our society will come apart. With gratitude, Frank 

 

PBS News Hour

New York
Feedback:

I have been watching the News Hour for over twenty years but I can’t remember a time where the news are so biased against Trump and the Republican Party. Judy Woodruff does not miss an opportunity to chastise both. It is so obvious that is ridiculous. No wonder I hear the president wants to defund you. I really miss Gwen Ifill and Jim Lehrer. Please correct for the country’s sake.

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Mark Shields Contact Information

New York
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I have detailed information on a Catholic Lobby that I would like to get into the hands of Mark Shields. What is his e-mail address.

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Leftist programing

Oregon
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My husband and I are appalled that you are using children's shows to push socialism and leftist information. The riots in Portland have ruined a once beautiful city. We are offended that anyone thinks this is ok! We are canceling our membership to OPB PBS.

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global heating and nature programs

Oregon
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I'm appalled at the continuing head in the sand airing of Nature Programs that project an all is well attitude concerning the state of the natural world. The most recent knowledge that 67% of vertebrates are gone in the last 50 years is an emergency! Please stop minimizing the truth.

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PBS Newshour

Feedback:

Ladies and Gentlemen,

PBS Newshour is awesome in reporting. I love to watch it via YouTube, because I live abroad

Sincerely yours, Ivo Sesnic

Mark Shields

California
Feedback:

British historian A. J. P. Taylor wrote: "He [David Lloyd George] was the most inspired and creative British statesman of the twentieth century. But he had fatal flaws. He was devious and unscrupulous in his methods. He aroused every feeling except trust. In all his greatest acts, there was an element of self-seeking. Above all, he lacked stability. He tied himself to no man, to no party, to no single cause. Baldwin was right to fear that Lloyd George would destroy the Conservative Party, …."

Thank you

Georgia
Feedback:

Thank you for all the fine work you do on NPR and on public television . Informative, inspiring, and entertaining.

COVID-19 update

Montana
Feedback:

As of right now, we are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and, with more muscles and power, we can get through it. After all, we rare all in this together.

Brute / Checker on Airbnb.com

New York
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Yamiche Alcindor, The News Hour

Maryland
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Yamiche Alcindor has been adding editorial comments and opinion to her reporting of the Trump Whitehouse for sometime. Ms. Alcindor’s diction and rushed elocution is very difficult to understand-she talks way to fast To be understood clearly. Her editorializing damages PBSs very high standard of excellent journalism. I contribute to PBS and I love The PBS News Hour with all my heart. I urge you to replace Ms. Alcindor with any of your excellent reporters. I thank you so very much for the important work you do. It is vital to our democracy. Please keep up the great job.

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Arthur Anti-Racism Episode

August 12, 2020
Feedback:

I'm calling as a mom with four kids under age seven. I just wanted to say that I'm very disappointed in the programming. I'm very disappointed with Arthur in particular. I really thought that was a good channel to help good values like kindness and respect, but I'm very disappointed. I think they're too young to be told about world problems or even U.S. problems. They started sticking racism in there and I don't like for them to be told that kind of stuff yet. It's too young. I'm very disappointed. I think you need to let kids be kids. I don't know what other shows on PBS are doing the same thing. I don't want any of my tax money to go to you guys anymore. I'm gonna find out if I can stop this tax money going to your programming. We're not watching PBS anymore.  

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Biased coverage of RNC by PBS Newshour

Texas
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Please stop the completely biased coverage of the RNC. You spend all your air time with commentary from your biased reporters to your guest commentators. You spent last week glorifying Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and this weeks started with calling Donald Trump a Racist. There has to be some middle with all the public dollars that support this program PBS Newshour. Please stop the fall to the extreme left. You’ve officially become the mouthpiece for the Democrats. Disgusting news and reporting

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you need to fire Yamiche Alcindor

Washington
Feedback:

The idea you let the far left person represents your organization is a disgrace.

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Yamiche Alcindor

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For some time, I've perceived Yamiche Alcindor, from her reports and questions at the White House, has a political bias and a double standard. Her tweet knocking that paralyzed fellow, Congressional candidate Cawthorn, for standing for the American flag at the RNC validates my perception. It's a sad and shame that journalism has morphed into a political agenda. I suggest she be assigned to be report nonpolitical subjects such as technology, finance, travel, family, etc.. This about the third time that it has happened her. I'm sure she's a nice person. I'm an independent voter. I watched both the Democrats and the Republicans. I thought her tweet was not appropriate. 

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Arthur Anti-Racism Episode

August 15, 2020
Feedback:

I'm calling in regards to PBS Kids - the Arthur show. I was just watching this show with my son. I just want to say that I'm offended on what I just saw. I do not appreciate hearing for 15 minutes about how I have to be anti-racist. My son is four years old. He's trying to be a kid right now. For some reason, this narrative that somehow grew on the left of the political spectrum, is now working its way into PBS Kids. The fact that you guys get hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers money, my money. It's not your right to shove a political narrative down the throats of children that are too young to know what you're doing. It would make sense if the statistics were true and African Americans were being disproportionately treated with racism daily, but they're not. Not statistically. Racism exists but not to the wide degree that the left is trying to push right now. We have an election going on right now, and after years of this show being on air this narrative shows up. It's appalling that you guys have to jump on the bandwagon with no regard to parents. 

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NPR Political Coverage, Most or All Shows Horribly Biased

Arizona
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As a listener since college and now for over 25 yrs, I was a fan and past financial supporter of NPR. I am a moderate who crossed party lines. Now, after years of naked leftist bias, I am repulsed and revolted by most NPR programs (Morning Ed., All Things Considered, Here and Now, Fresh Air, many podcasts) and nearly, without exaggeration, all the time. Public dollars can not be spent promoting the unbalanced and even anti-American programming (ref Hiroshima bombing coverage).The bias is evident in the topics, adjectives chosen, editorial comments/exchanges between hosts, & sound bites -- simply throughout every show, broadcast and segment. More than other factors, NPRs slant has repulsed me to the right. The label of depressing/negative "fear mongering" is also apt. CPB, your charter is "quality content". Permanent political slant is the poorest of quality and even dangerous.

A past friend of NPR, I am now an opponent.

Your strange editorial reply on Feedback to similar comments is nonsensical.

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Yamiche Alcindor

Virginia
Feedback:

Everytime I come across her reporting or questioning officials, she shows her lack of knowledge, and you should be embarrassed to have her represent you. And as a taxpayer I find it egregious that the public pays for this . You should be better than supporting someone who is just asinine.

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RNC Convention

August 27, 2020
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I've never seen such a biased one-sided presentation of a news happening than PBS has done this week with the Republican National Convention. I watched your network last week and watched you fawn and drool all over the Democrats for four nights in a row for two to three hours every night. When they had a good feed coming you went right to their feed and stayed on it till their speaker finished and then came back and talked about it. I noticed you let very few Republican speakers through. It's mostly the talking heads. You've got two panels with four people on each panel. Three of the four are leftists with one token Republican and then you've got Judy Woodruff who leans sorta left with Amy who also leans sorta left. It's basically twelve people to two. That's how one-sided, lop-sided and biased your coverage is. And one of the worst is Cynthia Tucker. She is just a foul mouth leftist. Yamiche Alcindor is even worse than her. Even Michael has become an outright leftist. The fact that you guys take tax money from the United States taxpayers and then put out this one-sided diatribe leads me to believe its time to take public funding away from you guys. You should be embarrassed. I'm watching C-span so I don't have to listen to the leftist talking heads that you put out there every damn night. How can you guys call yourself journalists? How do you guys sleep at night. 

 

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As a Cuban refugee

Florida
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When I was 19 years old and in college, I, a Cuban young woman (nacida y criada en Cuba) who prided herself on speaking Americanized English, worked at a college library to put myself through college (something that most college kids refuse to do nowadays). The college librarian one day said to me, "Would you mind calling Miami for me? I hate having to call down there. They can barely speak English." She didn't know I had been born in Cuba.

In typical "PBS leftist belief," that comment would have been considered a crime that terminally injured my "feelings," and therefore perfect for StoryCorps or some anti-American documentary geared to "explain" how evil America and its people are to minorities.

Please know that when the librarian said that to me, I agreed with her 100%! Refugees to any country should be legal, but not only that. They should also never refuse learning and education, and in particular should never ignore (or refuse to learn) the language of the country that offered them safety.

PBS does minorities no favors by encouraging or excusing their flaws, or by disabusing others of the idea that they should be expected to excel.

A few days ago I decided to return to PBS for a few days to watch your current programs, and I found that except for the English programs from the BBC, more than 50% of what you air, are anti-American programs. It's the reason I had ceased watching PBS altogether and discourage others from watching it.

Thank God I ignored your leftist beliefs back then. If I hadn't, I might have today been rioting for nothing other than manufactured mainstream media racism.

Thank you for listening. Hopefully, you will listen to those of us who are refugees, and believe that Communism and Socialism are evils that destroy countries, and who believe in promoting excellence rather than excusing mediocrity and blaming the U.S.

Sarita

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PBS Black Live Matter

August 10, 2020
Feedback:

I just want to compliment PBS on their obviously increased coverage of black lives matter. I am 91 years old, white and have lived here forever. I am so glad to see more coverage from PBS. 

PBS news hour

Arizona
Feedback:

I used to watch as I considered it to be the most centrist news show. It's too biased to watch anymore.

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PBS Newshour

New York
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Love Yamiche Alcindor’s reporting, but please slow down and enunciate!!!

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RNC Convention

August 27, 2020
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Could you political coverage of the Republican Convention be any more biased? You're supposed to report the news. You're a taxpayer funded organization, yet you're a mouth for the Democratic scumbag party. All you people are disgusting. It's disgusting to sit her and listen to you. I demand you return all taxpayer funds. You disgusting human beings. You're not even human beings. That would be a compliment. My god you people are sick. 

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Newshour

New York
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I so strongly disagree with comments purporting to find Yamiche Alcindor and others on your team as leftist. She is a reporter who bends over backwards to serve her profession. Judy Woodruff is the epitome of professionalism. I have watched and respected her for at least 30 years. However, the two analysts Amy Walter and Tamara Keith are so cautious that they come across as milktoasts simply repeating the obvious to anyone who has been awake during the day. Give them more rein to speak or find women with more creativity and courage.. I never learn anything new from them nor retain anything quotable.

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Republican National Convention coverage

Florida
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I chose PBS to watch the Republican National Convention Monday night because I though it would be fair, being publicly funded. I was sadly disappointed. Many of the speeches and films were omitted by PBS. What is worse, the producers chose to cut away from many speeches, using the time to frame each speech in a negative way. Instead of analysis, commentators gave a rebuttal to what had just been said. The result was that PBS viewers were denied many of the strongest speeches of the evening, including Andrew Pollack, father of Meadow who was killed in Parkland, and Georgia Democrat representative Vernon Jones, who gave an impassioned defense of his planned vote for Trump. I conclude that you did not want those messages to be heard. You called Donald Trump, Jr’s speech “angry,” yet some of his warnings were illustrated by your own network: censoring the RNC convention and changing the who tenor, tone, and effectiveness of the presentations. You illustrated the dangers of “cancel culture.”

I have seen an increasing leftist bias at PBS and CPB. The worst part is your use of lies and exaggerations, unchecked by Judy Woodruff or others on the panel. Yamiche Alcindor dishonestly said that Donald Trump said “there were fine people” among the white Nazis at Charlottesville. He never said that. He said there were “fine people on both sides,” referring to those local residents who wanted to preserve their historical statues on the one side, and those who wanted to demonstrate against racism on the other side. There were truly fine people on both sides, and Ms. Alcindor grossly misrepresented this and many others facts. In response, Judy Woodruff praised her skills as a reporter. Needless to say, Ms. Alcindor is not an unbiased news reporter but a political pundit of the worst sort (a liar).

There were many other lies and distortions offered by Woodruff and others on the panel, but the above examples provide representative samples.

I am very unhappy to see my tax dollars going to support leftist ideology as you do in many of your programs. I would never personally support PBS unless it seriously reforms its policies toward neutrality.

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Coverage of 2020 Republican National Convention

Texas
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I chose to watch the PBS coverage because I was hoping it would not be biased. I was mistaken. It was overwhelmingly critical of Trump and biased toward Democrats. So disappointed. Can we trust any media outlet to be fair.

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Editorial Concerns

August 27, 2020
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I'm calling to give you feedback on your public television reporting. From my opinion, it's completely biased and it has continued to become more and more biased over the years. I am no longer donating in any form to public television. I have donated in the past over the years. I will not be watching. I will not be donating in any way or form because I believe that your reporting is completely biased and its out of control. I would vote for any defunding of public television of my tax dollars as well. I think you guys need to evaluate your programming. Maybe stay from these topics if you can't resist the biased nature of them. I believed in public television being a good service. It helped children and families in the past, but you're completely off the mark. It's being going on for too long. You get a big thumbs down from me and other people that I know. It's becoming more and more evident. You're done. 

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Communist Indoctrination programming targeting children

New Hampshire
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Over the past year PBS has shown its true color...Communist RED. Good old Arthur might as well have “CCP” tattooed on his forehead. That segment on the BLM was the last straw. I find your “Read-Along with PBS Kids” to be particularly OFFENSIVE. It should be called “Communist indoctrination Time with the Commie of the Week”.

This attempted Marxist brainwashing is going to stop. You and your comrads need to take a one way flight to Beijing. Also, take that racist toad Yamiche Alcindor, with you.

I have lots of time and I will be devoting it to contacting every person in DC who has control over PBS funding. I know that I won’t be alone in demanding that all taxpayer funding, of your dirty little Commie indoctrination network ( all 1500+ radio and TV stations), cease immediately. I will contact these people direct since I am absolutely positive that you will not include the comments on this form in any report to the White House, Congress or on the internet.

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Democratic 2020 Convention

Colorado
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I think that Judy Woodruff has crossed the line a long time ago! She is obviously a Democrat and Trump Hater! I will not or contribute to watch PBS because of her biased commentary. I think that Judy, Mark Shields and David Brooks all need to retire. . .

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Biased reporting

Nebraska
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I use to respect the reporting of Public Broadcasting. I can't believe how biased they are. Why is the government still funding this entity.

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Biased coverage of RNC by NPR/newshour

Texas
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There should be balanced coverage. I’m tired of the Trump hate train paraded on these publicly funded shows. Most of the reporting only speaks in negative terms regarding Trump and this administration. Any positive news is spoken of with an immediate negative spin that is opinion based on the bias of the reporter or guest panelist. Regardless of political ideology you should have balanced non opinion reporting of the news. You are forcing people that are seeking news of The day or week to go elsewhere for Information. Please stop the biased reporting

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Editorial Concerns

August 25, 2020 17026959043
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I thought this was a 24-hour telephone line. I don't know how much public money is going into public broadcasting, but my father would be 92 years old and he helped build PBS in several states. It is appalling and absurd to watch Judy Woodruff and Yamiche. I'm filing an FOIA request and it's going to the public broadcasting company where I live and its going into Washington DC. You people think you can get away with trying to hide what you are. It's sickening to watch that people put money into public broadcasting. You take people's money and they're so stupid that they don't understand what you are. I am going to get to the bottom of what you people are tying to do. Taking public money and pushing an agenda. Most of it is lies and crap. I will go on any program and I will debate that old windbag Woodruff and the rest of those clowns are all liberals. That is what they are. I will being filing major FOIA requests. If I don't get an answer in thirty days I will be going to my Congressman and my Senator to find out why public money is going to push this agenda of these radical, nutcase, leftwing Democrats. 

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PBS News Hour

Michigan
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Please do not invite the Trump team to speak about Biden. Invite Biden or his people to speak about Kamala and the virus. The Trump team are all going to confront the Democrats and fast talk their about how great the Trump is. Why would you ask THEM about the Democrats?? That only hurts the Bidenteam so please stop inviting them to express their opinions and get free TV time to spew their dislike for the dems and abortion etc. It was a mistake to ask them.

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Disappointed

Feedback:

Too many talking heads. Missed farmer and young woman's stories. Woodruff too much talking. Not about her. Switched to CNN.

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Republucan Convention Coverage

Louisiana
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The coverage of the RNC convention is left leaning and intentoinally omitting some of the most effective speakers. Instead we are getting left leaning comentary so as to talk over many American patriots.

I'm petitioning my representatives to cancel all public funding or your organization. The money can be applied to cspan. I'm also asking for hearings of the commentators and management for this gross interference in the election process. What you have done is treasonous and cannot stand. Not with my tax dollars.

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The News Hour

Virginia
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The News Hour has become increasingly partisan in tone. Yamiche Alcindor might as well be on MSNBC. Her tweet on Madison Cawthorn was unprofessional and uncalled for. Viewers do not need her to tell them what and how to think about something they can see and hear for themselves. I have written my representatives urging that the CPB be defunded. I’m sure you will survive just fine without taxpayer subsidies

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NPR News - Lying About the Assaults on Sen. & Mrs. Rand Paul - NOT a peaceful demostration

California
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Soooo painful to see NPR devolve into a fake news broadcaster. Sen. & Mrs Rand Paul had their lives threatened after the RNConvention, while they simply tried to walk 2 blocks to their hotel. But NPR called the threats and confrontations "Peaceful Protests" - LIES!!

Please get some integrity into NPR.

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Clearly Biased Opinion / No Longer News Reporting / Woodruff

California
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Judy Wudruff is no longer a reliable source of objective reporting. Her willingness to steer Left and push the Democrat agenda has become more and more obvious. Her apparent hatred for Trump is revealing itself in the tonality and discourse during interviews. I once relied on PBS for news, It's a shame that is no longer possible. Clearly Biased Opinion / No Longer News Reporting / Woodruff .... would love to see PBS return to actual news reporting .. i am holding out hope !

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Democratic Convention: Freedom on Disp[ay

Colorado
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I was saddened to watch PBS last night, well after the Demo convention started. And all I saw was your tallking heads. Reminds me of watching a basketball game and having talking total nonsense, and making it very obvious they are not even watching the game. That what I saw last evening. Your talking heads are as dumb as the rest of us, but paid more. I find them uninteresting, aged and tired. We need to have a public broadcast system that just shows the news, and does not bend the forces of the monied class. You always state that the BBC is your model. However that media is also nonsense. Just a continued exhibit of the loving, ruling class. Big houses/Small brains. Try to do better. Do not comment on the event. Broadcast event. Do not replay 40 year old BBC content. Broadcast contemporary plays. Broadway is dead now. Use some of your cash to get one stage up and running. We do not need a cast of thousands. Many very good content can be result with just few actors. A stream such as Britbox is just ruining your reason for dumping ancient BBC junk down the PBS tube. How about live broadcasts from the Supreme Court. Congressional Hearings. Reports from the CDC. I judge that PBS has moved into the junk status, a grand idea, but not a grand outcome. Just show the convention. We can make up our own minds.

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judy Woodruff

Florida
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I am an avid reader and researcher- in find that Judy Woodruffs characterization of a non violent protest is way off the mark--PBS along with the controlled American media is misleading the public badly, Biden has been shielded from the public and protected by the media whores-the country is headed towards anarchy-and most of this chaos was manipulated by the DNC whose agenda was to defeat Donald Trump either before or after the election-Congress has failed in its sworn mandate to defend and protect US we the people-The GOP has not done much better- i rely on FOREIGN media for reporting accuracy-The people know and understand that neither party represents the constituency-we have turned into a fascist ologarchy, whose objection the public manifested itself in the ignition of a national rebellion over the George Floyd murder- and now worsened by gun wielding cops who have yet murdered 3 more of the public--Military complex [warned aboit byb Eisenhauer] is running this country into war--WE WILL NOT ABIDE WITH THESE ACTIONS-as well now we learn that this pandemic was LABORATORY CREATED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-CHAPEL HILL --AND HARDENED IN GREAT BRITAIN--WE WILL FIND THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ENGAGED IN GENOCIDE, AND WE WILL DEAL NWITH THEM THAT LEGAL PROCESS IS ALREADY UNDERWAY--NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW NOT EVEN POLITICAL PARTIES IN AND OUT OF OFFICE--WE WILL TAKE OUR. COUNTRY BACK WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR HELP--IS THEIR NON SHAME ON YOUR PART FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE CHAOS WE NOW EXPERIENCE? MILT FARROW

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PBS Editorial

August 26, 2020
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I am a moderate republican. I have in the past been a supporter of PBS until you became political. I can tolerate debates about ideas, ideology and other public views. I do views taking a political position and being critical of a person in a wheel chair, regardless of political views as a cheap and undignified criticism of anyone. I know you are a liberal organization and as such will act accordingly but you truly should as an organization reevaluate your standards. I no longer contribute. I found your values long ago did not align with mine.

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Yamiche Alcindor

Massachusetts
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Ms Alcindor is a talented reporter. Alas, her tv delivery needs work. She speaks too fast. Often her comments are garbled and difficult to follow. Does she review her on- screen performance? Does anyone? It's a simple fix. Just slow down, modulate and articulate so we the vieeres can follow your reporting.

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Yamichie Alcindor

Pennsylvania
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I listeded to what the president said and the read what Yamiche Alcindor reported and said and she left out information to twist the truth, is she Ok??

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Mark Shields

Texas
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I admire and respect Mark Shields. His insight is very important and thorough. I always learn something new. Will someone please inform him that Kamala Harris's first name is pronounced like "Commala" with the first part of her name pronounced like the punctuation mark rather than "Kamala" (short "a")? Thank you!

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Republican National Convention

August 24, 2020
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I have been a supporter financially for my local PBS station for decades. I find your lack of coverage this evening of the Republican National Convention so offensive that I will never give you another dime and I will fight to get you defunded. 

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TONIGHT'S WASHINGTON WEEK....

Nevada
Feedback:

YOUR GUEST IS SO WRONG TO BLAME TRUMP FOR DIVIDING THE COUNTRY.....THOSE WHO HAVE REFUSED TO ACCEPT HIS 2016 LEGITIMATE ELECTION AND HAVE TRIED EVERY DIRTY TRICK TO GET RID OF HIM ARE DIVIDING THE COUNTRY. HAD HE BEEN ACCEPTED AS THE LEGITIMATELY ELECTED PRESIDENT -WHICH HE IS - AND HAD THOSE WHO OPPOSE HIM SPENT THEIR TIME DETERMINING WHY THEY LOST AND SPENT THEIR TIME CONSTRUCTIVELY OVERHAULING THEIR PARTY TO SERVE THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE, THEY MIGHT BE IN S BETTER POSITION TO ACHIEVE A WIN AGAIN. THEY ARE SO OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE NEEDS OF AMERICANS THAT YOU COULD NEVER GET ME TO CONSIDER VOTING FOR THEM. THEIR ANTICS HAVE BEEN AND CONTINUE TO BE DEPLORABLE. FROM THE PHONY RUSSIAN HOAX, TO THE ILLEGITIMATE MULLER INVESTIGATION TO THE PHONY IMPEACHMENT TRIALS TO BLAMING TRUMP FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG WITH AMERICA, THEY HAVE KEPT THIS COUNTRY IN TURMOIL. NEVER HAS A DULY ELECTED PRESIDENT BEEN TREATED SO UNFAIRLY. HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED MORE GOOD FOR THIS COUNTRY IN HIS FIRST TERM THAN ANY PRESIDENT IN MY LIFE TIME. AM 77 AND HAVE FOLLOWED POLITICS WITH AN OPEN MIND ALL OF MY ADULT YEARS. ANYONE WITH AN OUNCE OF COMMON SENSE AND A DECENT MIND KNOWS THAT IF YOU TREAT PEOPLE BADLY YOU ARE SETTING UP YOUR FOLLOWERS TO DO THE SAME....SO THANKS TO THE DEMS AND THE ILLEGITIMATE MEDIA YOU HAVE THOSE WHO SUPPORT TRUMP BEHAVING LIKE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AND THOSE WHO DID NOT SUPPORT TRUMP TREATING TRUMP AND HALF THE POPULATION OF THE USA DEPLORABLY. I'M SICK OF THE MESS. TRUMP SHOULD BE REELECTED AND THOSE WHO CANNOT ACCEPT HIS RE-ELECTION SHOULD KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT OR GO FIND ANOTHER COUNTRY TO RUIN!

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PBS Reporters

Tennessee
Feedback:

Good Evening PBS,

My simple request, can we try to act like adults and treat leaders equally with insightful and important questions? The inability to see anything from a central view is very disappointing, long time listener increasingly turned off by the silliness portrayed by your correspondents. Hoping for better....

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Democratic convention 2020

Indiana
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Why buskirk the Fox News commentator on the program tonight and why is he given time for his opinion rather than the actual program. If I want to watch news I can choose to do so. I don’t appreciate on PBS that I hope I can hold in esteem tomorrow if not today.

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Emergency Alert System Notices

California
Feedback:

Please be aware the EAS notices being broadcast on my TV on KCET and KOCE are illegible for obvious reasons. They are written in light print on green background. Optimal communication techniques should be used for these important messages. The most modicum visual research reveals black on white to be best. My vision is fine and i can’t make out those messages on the green background so i can only imagine they're useless for others who may have vision issues. Please use any influence you may have to correct this problem.

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PBS Editorial

August 24, 2020 from TN
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I am sitting here in my living room in Memphis, Tennessee and watching the PBS news that is on tonight. If this is a public broadcasting station, why are you being political? Why are you being political and rallying around the Democrats. You need to get off the air. Stop lying. You are not a public broadcasting station. 

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BIASED PUBLIC BROADCASTING

Tennessee
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A big spanking is coming to the Democrats Nov2020! The media is causing this with their biased reporting. I hear it on NPR radio, I read it in every newspaper, magazine, hear it from Holliweird, Cable and MSN television channels. You need to clean this up! This is pathetic. Watch CSpan, Right Side Broadcasting News and others who do a better job of letting us decide for ourselves. I will never donate dollar. We are sick of it!

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The PBS News Hour - Complaint

Louisiana
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In previous years I have always tuned to The PBS News Hour to find unbiased political news because I understood that CNN and Fox had political agendas. Unfortunately, in recent years I have been very disappointed in PBS' political coverage. There seems to be very little balanced reporting. All the political coverage stories seem slanted to the Democratic narrative. I no longer watch The PBS News Hour due to the unbalanced viewpoints and obvious lack of coverage of damage and crime happening in many of America's cities. But, mostly it is the programs' lack of courage to confront the Democratic position on their lack of leadership to stop violence. In my viewpoint The PBS News Hour has bowed to political bullying and turned a blind eye and refused to confront the Democrats in anyway whatsoever. I can only speak for myself, but It is a great loss when I cannot turn to public TV for unbiased reporting. Instead, I feel I am watching only the Democratic and liberal political parties viewpoints.

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Coverage of the assult on Trump

Florida
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Of all the news organizations I am most disappointed in PBS. You are not anywhere near balanced. Your hate of Trump is readily seen in your reporting. My belief in PBS as fallen to zero. Get right and at least be balanced. Get rid of the old guys and get people that can actual report facts and let the audience provide the evaluation.Your reporters are junior grade. Have a Republican report on Trump as well as your not very bright reporters. McNeil and Learer would be disappointed in where you have taken PBS

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RNC Convention

August 25, 2020 from MT
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I was curious about the fact check between the coverage of DNC convention compared to the RNC. I don't feel that it is necessary for a panel discussion and to tear each speech down after they are presented. I would like to see the unadulterated whole content of a convention without some perspective of a commentator. I thought that public broadcasting was to bring the information and let people make up their mind. I do not like the panel discussions after. Just let us view the content of the speeches and let us make up our minds of how we feel. I am very unhappy and unsatisfied with PBS and will not be giving any additional funds. 

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Bias in reporting

Ohio
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I was very disappointed with your coverage of the republican convention. To interrupt speeches, to inject opinion or to redirect the message is wrong. Provide the coverage and allow people to formulate their own opinions. I watch alot of news and most on PBS but there is never an opposing view point. Washington Week is especially guilty. The BBC has also become more bias. As a periodic contributor to public television I will consider redirecting my contributions.

Respectfully, Ciro DiDonato

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pbs newshour aug 14 2020 mark shields' comment regarding u.s. postal service disruption

Maryland
Feedback:

mr. shields stated that 67 million Americans depend on their monthly social security check, and implied that trump's recent interference in the timely delivery of mail could result in delayed social security checks...social security benefits are delivered electronically (the treasury dept can grant exceptions in rare circumstances)...so mr. shields' sensationalized the post office story to suit his personal agenda...this is an example of why we no longer trust the media...mr. shields should get back on the high road and resist the temptation to join trump on the low road

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Democratic National Convention Coverage (specifically night of 8/19/20)

Kentucky
Feedback:

I enjoy watching the PBS newshour regularly. Judy's coverage on 8/19/20 was poor -- we need less talking heads (panel of experts!) and more uninterrupted coverage of the convention. She continued to interview PBS talking heads throughout the night rather than show the audience what was happening at the convention. During performances, videos, etc. -- your coverage was more about PBS than the democratic convention. Please reconsider -- I don't care what talking heads have to say until the end of the evening!

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Just woodruff

Arizona
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I can't watch PBS anymore due to their commentary over news.

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RNC Convention

August 25, 2020 from MT
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I was very unhappy with the coverage of the RNC as well as the DNC. We do not need a panel discussion and comments after every speaker. I would like something that just had the information and let us figure it out. For public broadcasting to manipulate the content by having the discussion and not having more content. Some of those speakers we did not get to see. I had to go to other links in order to try to ascertain that coverage. For me a public broadcasting system should be able to do that, especially for something like the RNC or the DNC. I personally do not need to have it spoonfed to me. I just want the facts. 

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Left leaning programming

New York
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I used to love politics, and PBS was my most beloved source of information and insightful analysis. I found great joy, based on great reporting! The best. However, all of that is gone. Not sure why/ how, but all the joy is gone. I guess it is hard to be joyful when there is no balance in the reporting. I tried watching the RNC convention on PBS but could not quite get through it. Perfectly fine that some of your guests are unhappy, fearful, depressed based on everything is going on - absolutely no question. But where is the voice for people looking for balance, or those looking to hear from those that disagree with them? I can find them in the supermarket, but not on PBS?? Appreciate your input, as I am just very confused. Am I missing something? I have to say that I no longer watch the News Hour. There seems to be an intellectual honesty that is missing. This is not a Trump thing, this is really is a PBS thing. The great thing about independence, is you never have to worry about being someone's cheerleader. Seek truth and balance, and you earn everyone's respect. Best of luck to you guys!

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Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe

August 10, 2020
Feedback:

I'm watching "Travels to the Edge - with Art Wolfe" right now and I'm very disappointed because he is riding an elephant. My husband and I went to Thailand a few years ago and riding elephants is strictly forbidden there. It's very cruel because the frames that they put on them are made out of metal. There are three men riding on the elephant. How could Art Wolfe not know that it is not okay to ride on an elephant?

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Democratic National Convention Coverage

West Virginia
Feedback:

I was shocked and angry when the coverage of Convention Day 4 ended abruptly in the middle of Joe Biden's speech. Of course, I switched to CNN to continue listening. I expect so much more from the organization I have listened to and supported for more than 40 years. Please provide an apology and explanation that will inspire me to continuing believing in and supporting PBS.

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Rnc

Arizona
Feedback:

Why do you air this lying republicans they're all a bunch of crooks an liers. Cannot wait tell they all kicked out of the white house . lying trump and all republicans get out.

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PBS NewsHour

August 25, 2020
Feedback:

Judy Woodruff does not invite any Republicans on her show, does she? I have watched her for years. She is not a genuine reporter. If you keep continuing this crap I am going to stop listening. 

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Shields and Brooks

Oregon
Feedback:

Mark Shields. Please retire and allow the next generation to take on the mantel of liberal Democrat. I'm sorry, but it is more and more difficult to listen to your halting sentences. I just watched the latest 8/28/20 broadcast. Besides your difficulties in expressing a thought, I am appalled that you take up the Republican line about violence and law and order. If you are so sure about the horrors of Portland, please come and take an actual look. I live in Oregon and though the anarchists are good at spoiling legitimate protests, their actions are as much a distraction to the genuine calls for a just society as are the screeching about law and order from Trump. Leave Republican views and talking points to the Republicans if you are going to assign yourself the role of a liberal in an argument. And really, it's time to let a younger liberal voice take on the roll for the Newshour... Besides all that, I have really appreciated you through the years. Garth Cheff

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CPB Return email address?

Ohio
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I've sent a formal preliminary proposal for a documentary for the topic of The History of Slavery to your office via Priority Mail. It would expedite and simplify things if I had a return email address to use. Thanking you in advance.

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Arthur Anti-Racism Episode

August 15, 2020
Feedback:

Stop causing divisiveness with children and stop trying to indoctrinate my children with taxpayer money. This is enough. 

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Niall Ferguson's Networld

California
Feedback:

Is this series going to resume with a Season 2 and future Episodes?

Ferguson is doing PBS and We the People a great service by raising our awareness of where the U.S. stands in the global usage of Artificial Intelligence. My congratulations to Mr. Ferguson. He should be familiar with the book, BetweenBrAIns by Omar Hatamleh and George Tilesch. The two of them complement each other fabulously.

Mr. Tilesch has just returned from Europe and I’m sure Mr. Ferguson will be most interested in talking with him about AI, networks and citizen reaction to the new technology.

Thank you for your reply to my question.

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Coverage of RNC2020

Oklahoma
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I want you to know that I am thoroughly disgusted I got from listening to the woman who kept everything together. She is very good at APPEARING not to have bias. But it was subtlety apparent that she does. She has that right but not on national tv, not while covering the political party she is in opposition to! She was very cunning. However, I have to say that the people she talked with seemed to be somewhat complimentary to the convention speakers even though she tried to shoot down or water down what they were saying. There was one person in her camp that tried to keep a fairness going in her reporting. She is black and wears black-framed glasses. Sorry, I cannot recall her name.

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RNC Convention

August 26, 2020
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I am a viewer in Tuscon, Arizona. I would like to leave a comment about Judy Woodruff and her coverage of the convention. She is not giving us a chance to actually watch the convention. I'd like to express that a concern. It seems a little biased to me. 

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coverage of the DNC and RNC

Arizona
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We love NPR and PBS..... most of the time. Until they get political, which is a lot more often these days. Since some of my tax dollars go to support NPR and PBS, I have a couple of questions that I would like to get answers to. What is the mission statement and or the ethical guidelines for new reporting. If these are publicly supported entities, are they supposed to strive for objective non partition reporting and commentary? If so, why did most of the commentators making comments after the various speeches at the Democrat convention have mostly glowing commentary about the various talks at the Democrat convention and mostly negative comments after the Republican convention speakers. One has to wonder if there is significant bias in NPR and PBS news reporting. If so, is this what you want this organization to be known for? Maybe you the board are OK with that. If so, can you at least put a disclaimer on your news reporting? I have a suggestion....particularly when it comes to something like the conventions. Do NOT make comments after the talks. Let the public decide. Unless you think the public is stupid, the public does not need your commentators to pick apart every speech.

PBS and NPR have complained a lot about foreign entities manipulating our elections. If the goal of NPR and PBS is to manipulate the vote, are they not just as guilty as a foreign power trying to manipulate the way Americans vote? Would not your board and NPR and PBS be hypocrites when they complain about foreign interference in our elections when you yourselves are trying to manipulate the vote?. We who love NPR and PBS expect better of you....unless of course, it is your goal to influence our elections, then just admit it Inquiring minds would like to know your answers to these questions. We look forward to your reply.

Sincerely Philip and Cindy Alderink 2651 N Santa Rita Av Tucson AZ 85719 520-205-2963

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Pbs news hour

New York
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there are many qualified people at this show, however Judy Woodruf is not one of them. She is lost after asking one shallow question- that which is already writter for her. She cannot think on her own of any credible follow up or rebuttal to obviscations from people she is interviewing. Her interviews of reporters are so shallow it's so clear the questions are rehearsed. She struggles for words when that happens and is not a journalist. She was never one on cnn and is not one right now. She is merely a reader of what's in front of her who can be replaced by a computer real cheap, or better yet by a new journalist...a real one

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PBS NewsHour

August 14, 2020
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I usually watch PBS but now I realize how biased you guys are. Shields is talking about how great Harris is and everything of that sort. They're not coming out with any of the truth on this. Got to find a news station now. 

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Democratic National Convention Coverage

August 20, 2020
Feedback:

I happen to be watching the Democratic National Convention on PBS this evening, the third night, and I see Mark Shields go into this diatribe about George Floyd being killed by a white person. George Floyd's family said that it was personal, that he didn't get along with the officer - Chauvin. Apparently, Chauvin worked as a bouncer at a bar for twenty years and George Floyd was also hired as a bouncer of the bar or club. It could have been that Chauvin was caught dealing drugs or shaking down somebody or that George Floyd was wanting in on his side gig. George Floyd's family said it was personal so that takes the race out of it. Why is that piece of crap Mark Shields still on TV. It is disgusting. Anyway, keep doing what you're doing. God bless you.

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My tax dollars and your PBS Newshour anchors

Virginia
Feedback:

Is there a forum where I can file a complaint about Yamiche Alcindor? I assume that she gets paid via taxpayer dollars?

I am deeply saddened at this person's condemnation of a quadriplegic man who is expressing his opinion.

Thank you, Tom Wells EE2020@mail.com

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Yamiche Alcindor

August 27, 2020
Feedback:

Your White House reporter that made the tweet about Congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn was the most disgusting thing I ever read. She is a horrible woman with ice water running through her veins. I'll never your station again. I'll never donate to your station. Disgusting. 

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Judy woodruff and pbs biased reporting

Illinois
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Soo disappointed in Judy woodruff and others reporting the news, I will stop watching as you are becoming progressively more biased against trump, reporting mostly ,only on occasion conservative viewpoints,crushing most of them to your liberal agenda so advantage. You lost the respect and integrity you once enjoyed by most viewers, what a shame,you should join msnbc and cnn, you are not much better.

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Arthur Anti-Racism Episode

August 12, 2020
Feedback:

I'm calling to let you know that my grandchild saw the Arthur episode talking about racism and I think that it is totally disgusting. It is sick. It is evil. How dare you put that on TV. My grandchild saw it. I'm having everybody watch that and everybody is appalled. It is sick. 

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new newscaster

Massachusetts
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The woman who has recently delivered the news in the last week or so drones and is boring to listen to. Also, why does Judy move her hands so much? It is distracting and needs to be off video if she can't control it.

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Defunding PBS

Virginia
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I will be contacting groups to urge the people that supports PBS to stop donations. Your one sided twisted views are communistic, bias and disgusting. How do explain keeping a straight face when you bow down to evilness and disgusting rhetoric. Shame on your communist democrats. 

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Yamiche Alcindor

August 28, 2020
Feedback:

I want you to get this message to Yamiche Alcindor. Tell her, first of all, I'm white, since she bases everything on color. Tell her she's a pathetic soul. She doesn't represent women in this country. She doesn't represent men. Tell her I'll never put my fist in the air for "white silence is violence." That's not correct. She's wrong. I will stand for the pledge of allegiance. I will stand for the national anthem. My family will, our friends will, our neighbors will. Tell her she's wrong. I don't like that. Because I don't like it, she needs to listen. Black lives matter doesn't matter at all. All lives matter. Black Lives Matter is a Marxist group, a communist group, an oppression group. Is she for slavery? Tell her she has a hell of a nerve. She has no talent. She has a filthy mouth. Tell her to leave the country. Why doesn't she go to North Korea or Japan? Tell her I don't like her and tell her that I'm an average American and that I'm better educated than she is. Tell her she's a loser and she is a weak woman. She doesn't represent any people in this country except this country except the Marxists that feel the same way. Nobody wants them and nobody cares to hear from them. Make sure you pass this message on to her because its how the majority of Americans feel. You'd never know this from PBS, or CNN or MSNBC. They're all clowns and a disgrace and an insult to the intelligence of Americans. I am voting for President Trump, our whole family is, neighbors, friends, everybody is voting for President Trump. The Democrats, the Communists - they'll have to cheat. They'll have to have mail in ballots. That speaks volumes. Have a good day. 

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Judy woodruff and pbs biased reporting

Illinois
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Soo disappointed in Judy woodruff and others reporting the news, I will stop watching as you are becoming progressively more biased against trump, reporting mostly ,only on occasion conservative viewpoints,crushing most of them to your liberal agenda so advantage. You lost the respect and integrity you once enjoyed by most viewers, what a shame,you should join msnbc and cnn, you are not much better.

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PBS Newshour

Colorado
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I'm proud of Judy Woodruff for asking Nancy Pelosi a "soft-tough" question about the flexibility regarding lawmakers negotiating a so-called "Phase 4" coronavirus aid bill. I'd like to see more tough questions asked. It's called journalism. Thanks.

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Arthur Anti-Racism Episode

August 12, 2020 from Nebraska
Feedback:

I have a large problem with the way you are trying to program kids to be activists. I have not been watching your channels for years because of your liberal views. I am now going to be pressing my Congressman and Senators to defund you. Your programming, your political views are no longer needed in this country. You are out of control and I am tired of paying for it. 

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Coverage of RNC

Illinois
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Watched at 8pm,turned to ABC at 9pm when their coverage started. It was awful the way you cut away from black Democrat supporting PRES for your own bias reporting Boo!!

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Republican National Convention

Arizona
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I have noticed in the past when I watch PBS that their news is slanted to the left but I was really surprised how the comments were so different from the Democrat National convention compared to that of the Republican national convention. PBS raises money to stay on the air and their news should be unbiased.

If they wanted to stay unbiased all the station would have Of had to do was to televise each speaker without anybody from PBS making comments. The American people can think for themselves they don’t need a commentator giving us their opinion.

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RNC Convention

August 27, 2020
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I watched the Democratic Convention for four days and the Republican Convention for three days. I can not believe the bias of all the contributors. You must have a dozen leftsts, Democrats, liberals. Everything on the Democratic was wonderful and powerful form Obama and so forth. Basically everything that the Republicans have done is dark and stark. Yamiche is unbelievable. Criticizing and criticizing. You do not have a conservative out of twelve people that are making comments. Judy Woodruff doesn't even know where she's at. She's too old to host. She doesn't ask questions. She sets up a question for her contributors to say something that she wants to hear. I'm amazed. It's so blatantly obvious. Mark Shields, the self proclaimed conservative from the New York Times and Canada. The people on the show are all so biased. It is unbelievable. I'd like hear you all explain your coverage of the Republican National Convention. 

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The PBS News Hour - Afraid to report two points of view!

Louisiana
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It is a sad state of affairs when you feel you are being fed propaganda by PBS. What are they afraid of? I feel there is no balance in the reporting anymore. I wonder if anyone even bothers to read these complaints? There is no longer any integrity or a "safe space" to be found on PBS. Apparently, it must follow the Democrats' political agenda and stay in line to get funding. Yes, PBS will sell its soul for the almighty dollar - PBS was cheap.

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CA is not as vigilant about COVID 19 as reported on the news

California
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COVID 19 TASTES GOOD LIKE A PANDEMIC SHOULD

The question of whether or not there are "Nazis in the Whitehouse” is better asked "Today, as opposed to the end of World War II, how MANY Nazis do we have in the Whitehouse and what are they doing there?”

Nazi COVID 19 plan COULD BE to do the opposite of 1933 and to go for the non-essential children and young adults last.

The American Nazis aren’t worried. Their PLAN to kill 6.5 billion 'useless eaters'.

Why don't you report AGENDA 21?

About Your Shows

Oregon
Feedback:

Dear CPB,

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

Newshour

Texas
Feedback:

Hi - Please forward to Mark Shields at the Newshour.

Dear Mr. Shields,

I have been an admirer of your work for decades. You seemed a little down on tonight's Newshour. Hopefully you and your family are doing well; I will pray that you all stay safe and healthy.

Esther Colwell

CPB propaganda

Georgia
Feedback:

#DEFUND PBS

Mandy Gonzales

Maryland
Feedback:

I am a 80 yr old who has heard many versions of our national anthem over the years. However, the performance last night by Mandy Gonzalez on A Capitol 4th was so good it gave me goose bumps and brought tears to my eyes. Fortunately it was near the beginning so I could hear it a second time as repeated the broadcast.

Please send her my best. Stephen Meskin

Voter Fraud

Georgia
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Will CPB report on California voter fraud?

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PBS NewsHour

July 24, 2020
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Hello. I watch Judy Woodruff and I am almost stricken with Mark Shields inability to hold to the subject and the way he wonders. Is there anything you can do to help him with his elderlyness and his message. He is no longer a good reciprocal partner with David Brooks and doesn't even begin to meet the intellectual capacity of Brooks.

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Very loud programs/commercials in-between programs.

Ohio
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While watching programs on Dayton Ohio Think tv, Channel 16/14 via antenna on a daily basis, the volume of the upcoming programs or commercials if you want to call them that, are tremendously, tremendously loud once the program has ended. So much so that I have to lower the volume a great deal ahead of the ending of the current program to eliminate the blaring high volume. While I have loved PBS for ages, I'm not so much in love with this huge volume issue.

Thank you for your time and your great public service.

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Political content

Michigan
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You are funded primarily with 445 mil. federal tax dollars. You allow very left leaning programs much politically charged with the Democratic agenda As a tax payer I resent the use of tax dollars to allow any political content unless it is documented truth, not someones personal take on any situation, or a sometimes not so subtle condemnation of the present administration The only reason I have at all for watching PBS is some of the BBC's better offerings , in deference to a political hack or four bozos with big hats, cowboy boats and a guitar to fill the void.

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PBS Newshour - Judy Woodruff

Illinois
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Hello,

I've noticed Judy Woodruff has not been hosting the PBS Newshour for the past 2 evenings (starting Monday, July 13, 2020); it's been hosted by Amna Nawaz. Why? Ms. Nawaz does a good job, but I very much prefer Ms. Woodruff. There is something about Ms. Woodruff's calm, self-composed, reassuring, clearheaded demeanor which allows her to ask probing questions while still maintaining a distance, an apparent objectivity, and a professionalism, that is extremely rare in journalism. Also, I see Ms. Woodruff as having earned, in what was a male-dominated profession, and continuing to deserve, her anchor position - I am concerned that ageism and/or reverse discrimination attitudes in PBS and the wider world may now be working against her. Ms. Nawaz is young, and she may, with experience, sound a tad less judgmental when interviewing guests (she projects no obvious party bias - just a slightly judgmental tone) - but I say, let Ms. Woodruff anchor until she doesn't want to or can't - like any of the famous male anchors before her.

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RIOTS

Georgia
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WILL THE CPB REPORT RIOT SHOOTING PEOPLE IN THEIR CARS

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PBS NewsHour

July 13, 2020 from Maryland
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Tonight on Judy Woodruff's report, Lisa Desjardins said that a pardon is technically for someone that has already served their sentence. When Richard Nixon was pardoned by Gerald Ford he had not served a sentance. It is unclear and ambigious what she said. Please clarify this.

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Wyoming PBS liberal bias

Wyoming
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Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for reading my comments. 07/24 I turned 65, a 20-year resident of Wyoming. What happened? Where is journalism without left bias? Report the news and let me decide thank you very much; we’re not idiots that need you to explain it to us.

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Sit and Be Fit

July 13, 2020
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I watch Sit and Be Fit all the time and I enjoy the program a lot. I just wanted to let you know that viewers enjoy it and we don't want to see it go away.

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Possible program

New Jersey
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Last year while in Gothenburg, Sweden I visited the Rohsska museum. . They had a an exhibition concerning the environment. I watched a film there about the life of a plastic bag. It was moving. In fact I cried at the end. The film was in English. Since then, I have often thought that this film would be fabulous shown on PBS, as it would educate so many about plastic bags and just what becomes of them. Perhaps, people will reconsider their use, after seeing this thought provoking film. Thank you for your consideration to this request, Barbara Samuels

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NPR Editorial

July 12, 2020
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I would like to see if anyone could do an investigation of NPR. The words that they're using contains a lot of bias, unconscious bias. The host of the program Latino USA said that someone's mother "went back to Mexico because she was so tired of being undocumented." I fully understand the circumstances. However, I don't think she could be "tired of being undocumented" because she wasn't supposed to be here from the very start. It's very interesting the wording that they use. It creates an unconcious bias of liberalism.

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Agenda

Illinois
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So tell me why I should let my tax dollars fund public broadcasting when it is very left leaning in its views and shows? I thought journalism was supposed to be non-biased.....doesn't appear that way

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Streaming for Canadians

Washington
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Hi  Our family has been supporting PBS (Local KCTS, Seattle) for at least 35 years.   We currently donate $20 a month to KCTS.   My sons were raised on the excellent quality TV your channel provided.Technology has moved on and streaming has become a very useful and popular method of watching programs.   No panic about missing episodes and catching up to watch a series can be done at the viewers' convenience.   Too bad this is not available to Canadian viewers and supporters of PBS. I have contacted my local station and asked them why this is the case.   I get very defensive and vague answers about "copyright and distribution issues".   I have asked them how many Canadian supporters/contributors they have.   It is a substantial % of their contributing viewers.   I am sure this is true right across Canada.  Yet none of us can stream PBS content.   My question is how can copyright issues apply to programs like Frontline, American Experience and Nova where surely you own the copyright.   Further, very little effort has been made by PBS to explain the situation to Canadian viewers.   There is NOTHING on PBS websites explaining the details nor providing information about what we can do.   For example, we can and do stream "Newshour" over Youtube.  Can we do this with all PBS programs?   Yes/no?   Why some but not others?  We are extremely disappointed in PBS.  Our 35 years loyalty is being tested.  Why should I donate to PBS when we cannot get some basic services and answers AND PBS does not seem to care one bit?   This makes no sense to me. I really would encourage PBS to look at the contributions Canadians make to your revenues and then ask yourself whether you cannot do better - at least by informing us of the problems in an informative, transparent way.   I simply cannot believe that in this day and age PBS cannot stream its own content where ever it wants. Please provide some answers and make some effort to reach out to your Canadian supporters. Thank you. Best regards, Bill Archibald Coquitlam, BC H: 778-355-5075 C: 778-773-0599

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news, stock market

Idaho
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JULIAN ASSANGE, JULIAN ASSANGE, MANNING, SNOWDEN, JULIAN ASSANGE, ever hear of them/??? The stock market is one of the best rip off ever invented, is has privileged people who trade many stocks in minutes, can make money when stocks go up, when they go down..Your nightly coverage of the stocks just makes me boil. it is a symbol of oppression and for snobs, not for real people

I used to give , but will not.....Why do you ignore JULIAN ASSNge, until you start covering real news, will never send you another dime. sorry, PBS has sold out, it no longer represents any particular value, and is run by ELITE snobs, in my opion

Why not do a show , where those who no longer donate, can espress theri views?? Sorry, i am angry with all of you.

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Public Education

Colorado
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Has CPB discussed content you may be able to put on television for school students if buildings are closed due to coronavirus and students don't have computer and internet in the home?

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white noise Thursday July 2

Connecticut
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Your station WPKT Norwich has been broadcasting white noise since 9 AM this morning... for over three and a half hours. Someone must have failed to flip a switch or a relay

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Amanpour and Company

California
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The CPB broadcasts Amanpour and Company. The program is hosted by Christine Amanpour. If there is a case to be made for incitement to riot charges being brought against Ms. Amanpour, than CPD would be liable would it not. To whom can such a complaint be sent, please.

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The News Hour

New Jersey
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Just an observation... I think it’s time to replace Judy Woodruff as the anchor of The News Hour. She’s had a nice run, but I believe that the show needs an injection of young blood, particularly now. Young people are becoming much more involved in politics and social matters and I believe that The News Hour should acknowledge the youth movement and, at least, make an attempt to reflect the generational shift that has swept the political landscape. Sadly, Judy Woodruff no longer is representative of that ever expanding youth movement that has only recently come of age.

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"Vicious" epidsode

California
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Is there any chance that an episode or two of "Vicious" (the entire series was never, I believe, shown here) might be shown here in Los Angeles PBS? I believe only one episode was shown. Would you show it again? It's HILARIOUS! Well written, well acted and well directed. I'd love to see it again. Cordially, Dael Klippenstein (Los Angeles, CA)

PS: Would you, could you have KOCE channel 50 cut out its clanging NOISE between programs? I'm not the only one who feels that it's most irritating--and for no good reason, unless of course, there's some station weird person who likes to do that and can't live without it.

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Propaganda

Georgia
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So what propaganda will CPB spread this week?

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PBS NewsHour

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I've been a PBS subscriber and I've supported PBS and watched the NewsHour my entire life. I'm a little disturbed by what I've seen more recently. What I'm seeing could only be called virtual signaling, very extreme left virtue signaling. One of the specifics about that is Black Lives Matter. They basically are falling all over themselves, even with anchors saying, "we support Black Lives Matter." A news organization shouldn't support anyone. While I absolutely agree with the hashtag black lives matter, the organization itself is a very radical left organization. The people funding them are extremist Marxist radicals. You have done nothing to research that and bring that out into the public. The reality is they're a project of a group, you can find this online, that is Thousand Currents. Two of the leaders of that group were a part of the Weather Underground. One had a 56 years jail term for bombings during the 70s, a sentence that was commuted by Bill Clinton. The other had a 16 year sentence for similar activities. The Black Lives Matter organization is a project of this. They are an extreme Marxist group. You are pandering to the extreme left, which I've never seen the NewsHour do before. I'm disgusted by it. I think you've handled the right pretty fairly as far as exposing the extremes on the right. When it comes to the left, you seem to be more and more blinded every single day and your reporting seems to be more and more pandering to extreme right viewpoints. That is something you need to check or else I'll stop watching.

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biased reporting

California
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I am neither Republican or Democrat and I find it impossible to access objective, unbiased news reporting in the US that has not been given a spin to fit someone's narrative and/or to serve as confirmation bias. PBS has become so biased and preoccupied with their editorials & pandering to minority groups recently that factual news concerning the vast majority of Americans, and the rest of the world goes unreported. PBS has no legitimate right to use public funds to further their partisan agenda and should be forced to operate as a private entity.

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PBS Newshour

Connecticut
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I rely on PBS news programs to give me unbiased accounts of factual events and information. This is why I urge PBS to do a better job of locating accurate stock footage to accompany stories in order to avoid the appearance of bias towards people of color. For example, on the Monday, July 20, 2020 broadcast of the PBS Newshour, a story by Amna Nawaz about the first Covid-19 case in the US began with a stock photo of an African American man on a gurney in front of an ambulance, followed by a photo of a different African American man in front of a hospital. The story was about the first covid case in the US which was a 35 year-old white male from Washington state. The photos of African Americans at the beginning of this story were misleading and unfair. PBS news programs can and should do a better job of finding photos and videos that more accurately match the events and information being reported so that viewers don't connect negatively to people of color, especially African Americans. If no stock footage is available, it would make sense to show the location to the viewers. Images of the US minority population should not account for the majority of images seen on the news in connection with negative events such as disease, crime and poverty. I ask the PBS Newshour to take a closer look at how people of color are portrayed on their platform. Thank you.

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Editorial

July 29, 2020
Feedback:

I was wondering why you guys have such a liberal bias for all of your programming. Is it just because Trump wanted to pull your funding or is it you have a hatred towards others.

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PBS NewsHour

California
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I have not been able to financially support PBS for some time now due to the level of bias that is displayed on the NewsHour. There is no objectivity in their reporting, and the disdain they have for the president is obvious. I will be watching on election night only to watch how they try to control themselves from crying after the president gets re-elected.

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John Lewis

Colorado
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I have supported PBS for years--programming, auctions, etc. My TVdial almost never goes off WNED KCET, WGBH, etc. I was actually appalled that the short shrift was given to the death of John Lewis---possibly less than a minute. I have seen tributes to movie stars, rock musicians, and the ilk that lasted possibly 5 minutes. Mr. Lewis was such a heroic person. I hope that PBS does a documentary about him very soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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pBS newshour

California
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Shame on you. Up until a few days ago I could watch the news via the Fire stick/PBS app almost in real time. Now the current day's broadcast is showing up 2-3 hours later than available on broadcast. This in no way shape or form inspires me to donate to public broadcasting.

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Baseball

Feedback:

I live in Great Britain, in the heart of England, in what is known as the Black country. Being the heart of the Industrial revolution. Many years ago I watched your series on baseball in the USA. It filled me with such wonder and tears that a I bought a baseball bat and ball and taught my children to play it. Ive tried getting the series on DVD with no luck. Kept my eyes open in the UK for a repeat. To my sadness, nothing. This is my last hope. Please repeat it. At present watching one of your fine series on the "Dust Bowl" Brilliant station. But im getting old now , but Field of Dreams still sends hairs on the back of neck rising each time I watch it. And im British. Well perhaps its the dreams of an old man and I will hear nothing BUT. Old men can dream dreams. Kind Regards. Gary E. Bowen

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PBS Newshour

Oregon
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I’ve been watching PBS News Hour for many years. Many of my friends and family have stopped watching because they believe it only airs one side politically but I refused to listen until tonight. It saddens me to see the bias so clearly. I live in Oregon and have been following the events in Portland closely. I can’t understand how all four of the reporters got the story wrong in such a identical way. It is widely understood by people living in the Portland area that there are two separate events going on. There are the demonstrators who know to go home sometime after dark because they know the night shift comes on around 11:00pm. The night shift are the rioters. Also Mayor Wheeler in an interview stated he didn’t want federal law enforcement to leave. He just wants them to stay inside the Justice Building. This is very different from this evenings report. The only explanation is that PBS News Hour was pushing a narrative. I will not watch again.

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CPB propaganda

Florida
Feedback:

No longer are they protestors but now Terrorist

PBS NewsHour

North Carolina
Feedback:

Why on earth would you give Peter Navarro a soapbox? He didn’t answer Judy’s questions. Why didn’t she cut him off?

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Reporting Bias

Illinois
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I used to watch the McNeil - Lehrer without fail. It was superb and about as unbiased as one can expect. Today the 'news' reported is highly selective and is basically an extension of the Left and the Democratic Party. Honestly , it is rather pathetic and a joke trying to pose as 'journalism.' Today , I might watch it for a few minutes just to see the thinking/propaganda of the liberal establishment. Then I turn it off.

Unfortunately there is no TV news that even tries to offer objectivity. PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN are conventional Left and Fox is conventional Right with MSNBC being far Left. PBS could provide a real service by reporting the news like in the old days and then have a segment of balanced political pundits for the remaining hour of the segment. Of course, that will not happen, PBS is committed to its Leftist focus.

Too bad. With very few exceptions (again when it ventures into the political realm) PBS offers excellent- the best on TV.

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The Suite Life of Zack and Cody was kinda weird...

Kansas
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The Suite Life of Zack and Cody was kinda weird...

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Thank you for keeping our country informed

New York
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Reading through many of these comments, I am appalled. There is almost nothing but complaints over News Hour (regarded as one of the most neutral television programs in existence) or the fact that federal funding is provided for public television. Obviously many people in this country are in dire need of education--and their lack of understanding beyond their own worldview says that loud and clear.

Black and white advertisements

Florida
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We have supported pbs for years but due to the recent ad whereby someone selected a white female and a black man for your ad we will no longer donate to pbs. We feel it is supporting the black cause which is totally destroying our country because of the heathens that are ruotIng/looting and destroying property. Shame on PBS!

DEEP PSYCHOLOGICAL VETTING OF PROSPECTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT CANDIDATES.... the fix !

Florida
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Some people should not operate a crane building a skyscraper, some should never have control and deadly force over living things, people.

WHY IS THIS SUCH A SIMPLE IDEA WITH NO ONE MAKING IT THE MAIN TOPIC !

Public Media Response to Pandemics

Texas
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CPB and PBS exist to serve the people without white privilege. If you're serious about your mission, pull the plug on legacy players like Ken Burns and use the funding and airspace they suck up to support programming that actually reflects today's realities.

Judy Woodruff, PBS Newshour

Maryland
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Please tell Ms Woodruff that she is doing an especially good job in covering this moment of crisis. Her tone, approach, and professional skill is not only good reporting and editing, it is comforting. The message seems to be: yes, the news is terrible and we are reporting it, but we will get through this together. I want her to know I appreciate her work and what she conveys of her own empathy. Thank you.

The talk - what happened?

New York
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WNET received a big grant from CPB to support a civic engagement campaign for this important film about race in America way back in 2017. Yet there is no sign of how the money was spent, or made a difference. Where can people go to learn more about what happened with WNET's "The Talk" grant?

Note from CPB: In 2015, CPB invested $1.15 million in the development and production of The Talk, a groundbreaking two-hour documentary through WNET about the common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, regarding how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police. CPB also contracted with WNET to provide engagement activities around "The Talk" for a further $400,000. CPB and WNET spent many months working to refine and review the engagement plan to meet program goals and expectations, taking care to design a broad and most effective multimedia approach. With several engagement activities planned around the February 2017 premiere of "The Talk," WNET requested CPB redirect engagement funds to create more programming about issues surrounding the police and communities of color throughout the year. Nearly $260k was allocated to PBS NewsHour Weekend to fund at least 12 original reporting segments that examine, in-depth, race in America focusing on criminal justice, jobs, education and families.

PBS News Hour

California
Feedback:

I’ve written to PBS previously imploring you to not broadcast anything which includes a clip of Trump. At minimum, please do not include his voice. I suspect there are still people who are repulsed by seeing and hearing Hitler and Mussolini. I am repulsed by both seeing and especially hearing Trump. His is the worst of humankind. Yesterday’s (6/24) PBS Newshour included at least 4 clips of that monster, including his pontificating. I had to leave the room each time, and finally turned off the program entirely.

Please, the PBS Newshour, and especially Judy Woodruff’s contributions to it, is a vitally important source of objective, balanced, and insightful reporting. Including clips of Trump does not enhance its newsworthiness, and in fact is a terrible detraction.

Thank you,

Steve Perls Lafayette, CA tel: 925-389-1434

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NPR Editorial

May 30, 2020
Feedback:

I think NPR has been a terrible radio station. It's just a left wing propaganda outlet and so is the public broadcasting company. I think they should be made to pay taxes and to implement the fairness doctrine that use to be the principle for all broadcast media

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Sit and Be Fit

June 16, 2020
Feedback:

Hello, I am an 87 year-old widow in Texas. I wanted to tell you that I very much appreciated the program you put on Sit and be Fit. I give it credit for keeping in physical form and also from keeping me from falling. Thank you very much. However, now the schedule has changed and it is airing at 5:30 in the morning. Who is up and ready to exercise at 5:30 in the morning? With no computer I very much relied on this program airing on TV. I think it was a wonderful public service for older folks. Do you think that you could get it restored to a decent time? For instance, 9 AM Central Time would be perfect. Thank you so much for whatever you can do for me.

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Political Bias

California
Feedback:

It's very obvious that you have reporters that hold a bias against President Trump. A very biased reporter is your own Yamiche who is constantly trying get get the President and his press secretary with gotcha questions and is reporting fake news! I don't see why I should have to have my tax dollars supporting a one sided news agency.

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PBS News Hour

Florida
Feedback:

Dear PBS News Hour Staff--

I am upset and appalled at the placement of a PBS News Hour donation solicitation featuring two old white people which cut into the reporting about systemic racism in America and the interview with Black men in Minneapolis who were accused by an old white man of using a gym without permission.

Just in the middle of a statement by one of the men, the was a "commercial" interruption of two old white people asking for donations to PBS and specifically in support of the PBS News Hour. This was absolutely appalling! At this point in time, there could not have been worse timing. This donation ask last for for SIX MINUTES! There was important information that was being shared and this pledge pitch cut into the news. Six minutes late, when the pitch was done, the viewers were returned to the PBS News Hour SIX MINUTES further into the broadcast. We were not returned to where the interruption happened. Even more disturbing was that the PBS News Hour ended one minute later, at 7:54. This means there were SIX MINUTES until the top of the hour, when the next program was starting. That pledge pitch didn't have to interrupt the News Hour.

You literally interrupted a young Black man in the middle of an interview, showed us two old white people asking for donations to PBS and the PBS News Hour and they kept going on and on about the great tote bag the we will all be able to carry around to prove we are part of the same community...

MY COMMUNITY WOULD NOT HAVE INTERRUPTED IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RACIAL INJUSTICE IN AMERICA TO ASK FOR DONATIONS AND DISCUSS THE MERITS OF HAVING MATCHING TOTE BAGS!

This is outrageous.

You should be embarrassed and ashamed.

Sincerely,

Tiza Garland

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Live from Here

June 17, 2020
Feedback:

I'm calling to say that I'm deeply disappointed that Live from Here is being canceled. It was the biggest vehicle, or only vehicle, that I had for ever donating to public radio. Without that, I think that it will end up costing NPR more dollars. I really hope you reinstate the show.

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Bias in all news reports

Texas
Feedback:

Can’t trust your reporting. Definitely false information and you think Americans are too stupid to know their being lied to. Poor tactics that will help Trump get elected again. Your plan will backfire!!!!

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Truth

Ohio
Feedback:

Why do we never see Chris Hedges or Ralph Nader who speak truth about our economic and political systems? It's as if I'm watching mainstream media that only tells us what they want us to hear.

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Live from Here

June 17, 2020
Feedback:

I'm calling to report that I'm really upset that Live from Here is being canceled. It's such a great show. It's one of the reasons why I listen to public radio. I urge you with any speed, all haste possible, to bring it back whenever it can be brought back. I realize that the pandemic is taking a hit and making it hard. You can't cancel the show. It's one of the best things on radio.

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CPB PROPAGANDA

Florida
Feedback:

NOTICE CPB PROPAGANDA WILL NOT REPORT THE SEATTLE AUTONIMOUS ZONE MURDERS

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CPB and White supremacy

June, 2020
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CPB was created to champion programming that takes creative risks and addresses the needs of unserved and underserved audiences, "particularly children and minorities." Yet 7 of 8 CPB board members and 11 of 12 CPB senior leaders are white. It's time to change. (This is a comment on the substance of public broadcasting; publish it online.)

CPB propaganda

Georgia
Feedback:

Will CPB propaganda report the hospital insurance frauds?

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PBS NewsHour

June 4, 2020
Feedback:

I'm curious if this organization has oversight for Yamiche Alcindor, who has been writing incredible things that I don't agree with - that there are no anarchists involved with these protests in Washington. There's clear evidence to that and I think you should start policing your reporters to basically report true happenings. This is outrageous what is going on.

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Newshour June 30 2020 interview with Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Ohio
Feedback:

We are faithful followers of the Newshour almost EVERY night. We've told many about the balance shown, the topics covered, and the inclusion of positive stories many evenings. We were so very dismayed with the length of Nancy Pelosi's almost-monologues. Two other guests interviewed before and after offered new information in a succinct manner. Please do not inflict an interview like that on us again. Don and Jane Gardner

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Passport usability

Maryland
Feedback:

Passport lacks the ability to "resume" a program you have started. Since many of the programs are information dense, this feature would greatly facilitate full appreciation of these marvelous productions.

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Shields and Brooks 6/29

Florida
Feedback:

I believe that Mark was incorrect when he stated that veterans could be deported under the White House proposed DACA changes.

Was this just a dramatization?

Dee Hooker 504 Buckingham Ave E. Oldsmar, Fl 34677

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Trump and the Bible

New York
Feedback:

Your commentators have overlooked this critical fact regarding Trump and the Bible: It is a direct affront to the Constitution's stipulation of the separation of church and state.

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sunday, jun 21: cancellation of 7pm Father Brown

California
Feedback:

please inform me when you have rescheduled your cancelled Fr. Brown episode from sunday, june 21 to ?????

your cancellation/preemption is most unappreciated !!!

if you don't reschedule this program, at least let us access it free on your streaming without passport !!!

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We want Truth! Full and accurate News NOT biased Opinions

Florida
Feedback:

I have stopped watching PBS News and some of the other programs because too much of the truth is left out. Reporters of News and producers of certain documentaries purposely pick and choose what they want to report either based on their personal belief or that of PBS. The public is given only a one sided version of the truth. The Media in general never reports all the facts and continues to incite and divide people more so than any of the politicians out there. When Gwen Ifill was reporting in the 2016 election after Trump had announced his running for President, She refused to initially report or acknowledge that fact he was running for President even though it was public knowledge and obvious News. Another program I watched recently on Islam was very one sided - did not tell the Truth about Muhammed being a warrior who conquered others lands and took slaves and murdered members of his own tribe, they made him out to be a peace loving person guided by god which is far from the truth. The program did not tell the truth about Islam and their hatred and persecution of Jews, Christians and homosexuals and the Sharia and honor killings. If you can't tell the whole truth then don't air the program. Very Disappointing direction PBS has taken and ALL the Media. News reporters should represent all sides and the facts as they exist not just their personal opinions and they should not try to influence people a direction because of ideology. The only thing worth watching on PBS these days are the travel shows, cooking and gardening. You should get out of the News business, we don't need anymore biased propaganda.

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Ruff Rufman

June 17, 2020
Feedback:

 

Hello. 

 

I would like all of you to fund FETCH! with ruff ruffman because I really want this show to come back. Please fund this show so we can have it back to us. 

 

Thanks!!!

 

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Leftwing propaganda

Kentucky
Feedback:

Please tell PBS journalists(one in particular, we all know who) to stop being so rude and racist while the rest of Americans are trying to listen to the President. You have become a leftwing propaganda mechanism, and have lost this viewer and monies contributer. Good Riddens! Be unbiased before you lose more...

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NPR

Georgia
Feedback:

"right wing extremist using cars to attack" is propaganda that is causing anger. NPR should be defunded and classified as terrorist for its LIES against The American Citizens.

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Fundraiser Program Content - Dr. Steven Gundry, The Longevity Paradox, as presented on Georgia Public Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA

Georgia
Feedback:

This past week has been pledge week, and one of the special programs on Georgia Public Broadcasting was "The Longevity Paradox with Dr. Steven Gundry." I watched, as a loyal PBS supporter for decades, and I was seduced by his charming presentation, ending up with $180 being donated to PBS to receive his program in 6-8 weeks. Being close to 75 years of age but with some sense left in my head, I then did some research on Dr. Gundry's conclusion and found that he was just the opposite of what is considered scientific and beneficial to the public. Numerous respectable sources consider his research and conclusions slipshod and even dangerous. I have written to Dr. Gundry, and I have requested my PBS contribution be cancelled in full. I want nothing to do with his questionable products or conclusions. I want you to know this so as not to allow him back on any PBS stations in the future for fundraisers. He is not a helpful influence. Please consider my advice. Sincerely, Bruce M. Gregory, Atlanta, GA

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Defund PBS

Virginia
Feedback:

No more federal fund8ng for pbs and their brainwashing

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Dirty Mirror Mix cover song by Philip Miller

Alabama
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Dirty Mirror Mix cover song by Philip Miller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg0F8dMK10Q

I could not record my own tracks in Lockdown so I made a screening from an earlier Cover Song Mix recording.

(**I do not have the copyright to the songs or lyrics in this video. Online under fair use and entertainment)

But I sang, performed and made the mix and video edit.

Original Twilight Album by Philip Miller

https://www.amazon.com/Twilight-Album-Philip-Miller/dp/B07P92F39G

My Facebook page has some of the most advanced flight technology now working within the last five years. Take a look:

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Sit and Be Fit

June 22, 2020
Feedback:

Well. I just wanted to let you know that I go online every morning. I was trying to start Sit and be Fit, which my doctor told me was very good. Did you take that off or something? I couldn't find it this morning. I hope it didn't get removed. 

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Raul Bias, CPB?

Virginia
Feedback:

SUBJECT: Rural Bias, CPB? COMMENT: It's great to see that rural public media stations received $75 million via CPB through the CARES Act to stay alive during the coronavirus crisis, but it's hard not to think of "rural" as code for "white" in this context. If the CPB ombudsperson were to closely examine the people benefiting from this windfall, what would they look like?

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Technical Issues

June 22, 2020 from Arizona
Feedback:

I can't get PBS on the TV today. I can't watch all my favorite shows and can't figure out what is wrong. I give like twenty dollars, which is extravagant on my social security budget. I watch PBS all the time and its not on the TV now. Thank you for your awesome programming.

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Finding Your Roots

California
Feedback:

I would like to contact the show regarding the 1850 and 1860 slave censuses that Dr. Gates mentions about not having names. I have been trying to find a way to start a program where names can be added to those censuses using the 1870 census, probate records, and records such as tax lists and slave sales. Also making use of the plantation records themselves - for instance, I used to work for Alex Haley and we discovered that the family cookbook for the Jackson family (for the series "Queen") that is in a college library in Alabama had the slave births and deaths recorded at the end of the book. Other records like this should exist. It would be a major project but it might help connect families better. I used to work in Salt Lake City also, and knew Johni Cerny. I was sorry to hear about her death.

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NPR Editorial

June 23, 2020
Feedback:

Hey let me ask you a******* something. If you're on the street and armed thugs wearing a mask came up to your car, What the f*** would you do? Ya'll need to stop spreading these lies or we're coming to find you. Goodbye.

Sit and Be Fit

June 23, 2020
Feedback:

I would like to thank you for airing several very good programs, all very good. I especially like Sit and Be Fit with Mary Ann Wilson. Thank you.

Mark Shields and David Brooks

New Mexico
Feedback:

Please extend our greatest appreciation to both of these men for providing us with the best commentary available in news today. We know their tireless efforts are causing them untold exercises in handling anger management. We know it has and is becoming more and more difficult to maintain their composure during an increasingly idiotic attempt at leadership in which trump is failing. We support them wholeheartedly. Please thank them for us. And please thank you, PBS, for providing us their platform. We support you financially and personally.

PBS News Hour

Washington
Feedback:

The News Hour with Judy Woodruff is excellent. Thorough, probing and timely questions are asked of professionals in the news event at hand. The variety of current social events and political discourse are treated with respect and careful discernment for relevance and truthful information.

George Bush

California
Feedback:

Saw the first segment of your bio of George Bush, Jr., America's 1st burned-out speed freak president. Good Freudian construct. But, it barely mentioned the "Patriot" act. That's kind of like mentioning George Wallace without talking about his racist views. I wonder what the concluding segment will be like. And I do hope this is the concluding segment on the Bushes...I here there's a Peter B. on the rise, God help us. And God save the republic.

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PBS News-hour Friday 29 May 2020, Host Judy Woodruff's interview with former Vice President Joe Biden on violence in Minneapolis

Feedback:

Hello, I am an avid Canadian viewer of the PBS News Hour. I am an avid viewer of the Mark Shields and David Brooks segment. On Friday of this week, I was disappointed with Joe Biden's responses to Judy Woodruff on the topic of the previous days violence by police in Minneapolis and the subsequent outrage. I also did not understand Mr. Biden's reference to Missouri in that interview. David Brooks expressed disappointment as well, though Mark Shields gave the former vice president credit for his calm and mature stance. I wished both Shields and Brooks had seen the Amna Nawaz interview with Eddie S. Glaube Jr, in another segment of the newscast. He was outraged, but calm and thoughtful. If only Joe Biden could have seen that before his own interview, perhaps he might have quoted Glaube, and pledged to build a New America.

Henry David Thoreau, the American philosopher, said in his essay Life Without Principle, "Do we call this the land of the free? What is it to be free from King George and continue the slaves of King Prejudice? What is it to be born free and not to live free? What is the value of any political freedom, but as a means to moral freedom?"

Thoreau died in 1862, "relatively unappreciated."

Thank you for the PBS News Hour.

I hope you can share my feedback with the former Vice President Biden, Eddie S. Glaube Jr., Mark Shields, David Brooks, Amna Nawaz, and Judy Woodruff,

Maudie Whelan.

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A GoodBye from a 64 Year old life time viewer

Connecticut
Feedback:

Over the last decade I have seen PBS become nothing but a left wing propaganda machine with pretty Nature cinematography and the odd well written British show. I kept looking Hopefully through the diminishing Number of shows I could stomach but kept running smack into your extreme lack of any other point of view Other than extreme liberal bias. It is now like watching a polished propaganda machine. I would guess you would see similar bias if you were watching TV in Moscow, but that is my guess.

Those of you old enough not to have been indoctrinated in the left wing educational system (here in CT) must be aware of this and therefore you are horrible human beings to misuse the public dollar to propagate such one sided terrible bias. It is bias BECAUSE it is one sided. Disgusting. PBS - Perpetual Bu** Sh**

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Judy Woodruff

Feedback:

The PBS Nightly news has abandoned all pretense of journalism. We used to appreciate the balance it offered in national debate, but now it's just insulting to viewers. David Brooks, a conservative???? Give me a break. He used to have some interesting commentary. Now he doesn't even try. And Judy Woodruff is so completely biased she can't even say the President's name without such tremendous, weary sadness. I kept giving the show a try, hoping they would correct this, but instead add that nitwit Alcindor, who is outrageous. I can't watch this program for even a full minute anymore. And to be clear, I am a true Independent, and have voted for both Democrats and Republicans in past years. But PBS hasn't even covered the outrageous coup attempt within the DOJ which has been a historic travesty. I'm done with PBS.

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Judy Woodruff

Arkansas
Feedback:

The PBS Nightly news has abandoned all pretense of journalism. We used to appreciate the balance it offered in national debate, but now it's just insulting to viewers. David Brooks, a conservative???? Give me a break. He used to have some interesting commentary. Now he doesn't even try. And Judy Woodruff is so completely biased she can't even say the President's name without such tremendous, weary sadness. I kept giving the show a try, hoping they would correct this, but instead add that nitwit Alcindor, who is outrageous. I can't watch this program for even a full minute anymore. And to be clear, I am a true Independent, and have voted for both Democrats and Republicans in past years. But PBS hasn't even covered the outrageous coup attempt within the DOJ which has been a historic travesty. I'm done with PBS.

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Classical music at KVOD

Colorado
Feedback:

The repetition of oldies but goodies on KVOD, particularly during fund-raising, turns me off any longer...literally. Whenever Vivaldi's Four Seasons comes on air, I turn off. The same applies to the god-awful John Williams junk, trash Hollywood movie soundtracks, CPR promos, the interminable testimonials and fund-raising spiels, and corporate/capitalist advertisements. Even the repetitious playing of many of my long-time favorites, i.e. The Moldau; all of Smetana's, Rimsky-Korsakov's and Dvoraks's music; Karelia Suite (parts thereof); Peer Gynt suites (parts thereof); L'Arlesienne suites (parts thereof); not to mention the interminable excerpts from Carmen, and I either ignore them or turn off. When I return to on-air KVOD...often any longer seemingly relegated to algorithmic choice...is becoming problematic. I have tons of recorded folk and popular music from the Balkans, Germany, France, Scandinavia, and the Celtic/Gaelic nations, plus a large collection of classical music. Increasingly, I don't need KVOD...and I am sorry to have to say that since I have been a constant listener to the station, in its various incarnations, since the mid-1960s. Due to the slanted extreme right-wing political content of both NPR and CPR (I refuse to have anything to do with these outfits), I will not contribute to KVOD in any way, as long as the station licenses have any association...corporate or otherwise...with those networks.

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Clarence Thomas--in His Own Words

Feedback:

I can't fathom the one-sided piece of blatant advertising for Clarence Thomas, that you decided to broadcast. What an awful joke.....especially in the time of Trump. The Koch brothers fund it, get a conservative ideologue to write, produce and direct it. Wow. Then YOU show it? It's shameful. You have sunk to a new low, PBS. One thing is for sure---it's in HIS WORDS, alright!! (And his wife's). Nobody else 'good' enough to interview ABOUT Thomas? No one on the side who had a few things to say about him? Ah, that would have introduced an element of TRUTH to it, that I'm sure the production just couldn't risk. What a piece of whitewashing mythology. How offensive that you allow the undermining marginalization of Anita Hill, through honoring this hack, in this kind of way.

Ridiculously sappy music underneath misty lakes and folksy RV crossing the countryside, and Thomas looking wistfully up at his grandfather's bust, for inspiration. Ugh. Ack. Oh dear, you've made me question you soooooo.....CPB. One of your low points for certain~~and it lowers us all.

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Frontline

Colorado
Feedback:

I have never watched Frontline before but like with all of your programming you want me to pay to watch??? I always have to rail you before I ever get to watch any o fb your programs. Why is that? P.s. mI do pay to be a passport member because no one can watch your ‘free’ programming without paying so I do not understand why I cannot watch Frontline tonight???

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Firing Line

California
Feedback:

What is Margaret Hoover doing hosting "Firing Line"? Yes, she's a good looking woman. PERIOD : She dishonors Bill Buckley's name and that of the intellectual right. Miss Hoover doesn't have a thing to say, does not asking penetrating questions, and adds nothing to the national discussion of the issue at hand. I guess she has her grandfather's name to go on. But didn't he lose a Presidential election by a rather W I D E margin?--this makes her worthy of her own show? How about the Hillary Clinton hour?--I could see her first guest now...William Jefferson Clinton! I've watched this new "Firing Line" three times...but no more.

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Financial news reporting

Feedback:

I’m a big fan. OK? But please stop saying “Today the market rose MORE THAN . . .” When you really mean the market rose ABOUT. . . . “. You are better than that. MORE THAN means any higher number. Please stop it.

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PBS NewsHour

May 2020
Feedback:

Somebody of authority at PBS needs to review the program Newshour, I think with Judy Woodruff. Its a skit on liberalism. It's not news. They make comments about the President being exposed to the virus from the President of Brasil visiting and one of his aides standing next to him. It showed a picture. The host asked for a comment from the pundits, I guess you could call them, and they were giddy in saying the President had been exposed. They were basically laughing, smiling, and smirking. Yours is not a news program. It's ridiculous. It's a joke. It's a circus. If you don't want Trump as your President, at least give him some respect. Someone needs to do something about your out-of-control attitude of hatred towards a President. I didn't like Obama, but I respected him and I never talked bad about him, especially in public. Feel free to call me. 

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Your programs have overbearing LOUD music, and drowning out the voices.

California
Feedback:

ALL of your shows (Documentaries, Nature, Frontline and Create, etc) now have music so loud it DROWNS out the dialogue and conversations. It is often musical styles which do not even relate to the style or nature of the program. This seems like someone's bad idea or way to employ relatives and friends who are musicians.

Don't blame our TV sound system. We have had the same system since 2012 and only in recent years has this happened on more and more of your programs. By the way we HAVEN'T noticed it on the limited number of COMMERCIAL TV programs we watch. We have had to stop watching MOST CreateTV shows. As far as NOVA and Frontline programs, the music has become the lame method of telling us "how to feel" during the program.

You (CPB) need to get the word out to the production teams that it is seriously out of hand. Please, no more excuses.

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PBS NewsHour

March 13, 2020
Feedback:

The person that was at the President's conference today from PBS was very rude to the President. She may have political views and all this, but if you're going to have a fair and balanced reporter there. I think she did disrespect to the President. Somebody should look into her employment because that's not what I think is good news broadcasting or good questions. Thank you. 

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CARES Act Funding

March 26, 2020
Feedback:

Hi this is Steve calling from Northern Wisconsin. I just wanted to let you know that I believe you as public TV should refuse the money from Congress, the $75 million. That money should all go to hospitals, doctors, research, curing people who are physically sick and in harms way. You people have got more money than you know what to do with. You pay your executives outrageous salaries. There is no reason that public dollars should be going your way during this hardship time. I believe you as honest, patriotic Americans should refuse that money and make sure that money goes to the right place. Thank you and good day.

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PBS NewsHour

March 14, 2020
Feedback:

I'm definitely probably wasting my time making this comment to a left-leaning program like any of the programs basically on PBS, but I'm going to be doing it anyway. Shields and Brooks is supposed to be one side and the other side, a conservative versus a liberal. I think the liberal speaks more conservative or has more decent comments as conservative than the conservative. If you're trying to be fair and balanced like Fox News, at least put a true conservative in, not two liberals and say one is a conservative and one is a liberal. It's totally false. It's a charade. Everybody knows it. I talked to my accountant and I mentioned about watching your program and he says, "Are you kidding me? I haven't that for ten years. Anybody in their right mind doesn't watch network TV, especially PBS. I talked to my workers and they said the same thing. I feel like I'm the only crazy one that watches PBS every once in a while. At least 51 percent of America or 50 percent of  America doesn't even acknowledge your programming. The only decent show you have is Antiques Roadshow. You should probably sell it and make some money instead of begging for money all the time. 

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audio quality

Pennsylvania
Feedback:

I am hearing impaired and wear hearing aids which normally work very well, except when I am watching PBS Nightly News on WHYY in Philadelphia. Judy Woodruff always seems loud enough but when there is a shift to a remote camera, the sound is hardly loud and clear enough. When the shift goes back to Judy Woodruff, sound becomes louder and clearer again. I've been a listener and watcher for over 50 years and do not enjoy watching PBS like I used to. I do NOT have the same problem with other networks, just PBS. I wonder why.

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Reporting Suggestion

March 20, 2020
Feedback:

I'm just wondering if you could ask the CDC or the government. Why have they not approached Seegene of South Korea to get a license to produce and manufacture test kits for the virus? It seems to me that would be a faster way to go. 

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Viral:Antisemitism in four mutations

North Carolina
Feedback:

Why would You present shows like this that propagate hate and more racism,against Jews or any race.

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sit and be fit

Washington
Feedback:

This is an amazing program for excercise for seniors. Since the progreams supports balance and flexibility, it is a great fall prevention program. Thank you for continuing to offer this program, especially during these challening COVID times. Many of my friends locally are participating with Mary Ann Wilson, Sit and Be Fit.

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NewsHour

May 22, 2020
Feedback:

Neither Shields, nor Brooks could opine on Trumps comments about Henry Ford made in Michigan on thursday. They gave him the benefit of the doubt for being ignorant of Ford's racism and xenaphobia.

 

Trump grew up in a household headed by a member of the KKK. Fred Trump was active in that organization in the 1920's, into the '30's. Did not like Africans, Asians, Latinos; eastern, southern, and south eastern Europeans as well. Had it been up to Fred Trump, neither Ivana Trump; nor the current First Lady and her family would have been allowed to immigrate to this country. And of course African Americans, and Jews are included on that list.

 

Ford was a bigot extraordinaire. Loved Hitler, hated Jews; in the grand tradition of many white businessmen had no problem regularly consulting with George Washington Carver on manufacturing process and operations research to make Ford Motor Company what it became. You would think that Carver would have been a Ford Executive and Board Member, but that genius was taken without proper compensation or acknowledgement. Not even a consideration.

 

Donald Trump knows the meaning of everything that he says, and means it. He is equally the racist and bigot that both his father and Henry Ford were, and is quite proud of it. Uses these tools as they have always been used to manage American social and economic  structure throughout the pre-history and history of this nation. He is nothing new; he is just " out there " with it. Counts on everything that he does as being seen as benign and mitigable because he is a white, wealthy male. At worst, maybe having a bad day; but not really evil. Many of our children are learning from this man. Many an adult who have always wanted to show their overt racist behavior toward other americans now do it because they feel that Trump has given them permission to do so. 

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There is nothing benign about him. If there is any good to be derived from his presence in the White House, it has yet to manifest itself. 

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PBS news hour 5/4/2020

Wisconsin
Feedback:

I am disappointed and dismayed that the news hour failed to acknowledge or honor the 50th anniversary of the Kent State massacre. History still matters, especially for we who lived through that time.

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judy Woodruff

Virginia
Feedback:

When Judy Woodruff talks about Trump someone should give her a clothespin to hold her nose. It's all about her dislike for him. David Brooks ducks his head apologetically to Mark shields when he says something positive about Trump. Then Mark Shield shakes his head and and tries to mimimize what David said. I have stopped watching. She should be replaced

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Books on Background

Arizona
Feedback:

I have a great deal of respect for Ms Judy Woodruff and noticed many books on shelves behind her during the PBS NewsHour. Could she point out, on the air, the book she liked the best and also the one that would be good to read in the time of the pandemic and other areas of concern to US citizens. Thank you, Stephen R Hempelman, MD, MBA

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Your hand washing video

Florida
Feedback:

A week ago you had one of your teen "Helpers" (A redhead with braces) show the helpers how to wash your hands. She was very thorough and the video was informative however there was one issue that as a former ER nurse that I noticed: One one of her wrists your Helper worse several "friendship" style bracelets made out of string or cord. These look to be cotton and that's not good - if these get wet they can harbor mold, and if they come into contact with the current virus, she can't wash them like she washes her hands. These bracelets are actually a danger as they could be infected and re-infect the poor person after she washed her hands, not to mention of they get wet it's just not good for things like mold or just offering a damp environment for bacteria to grow in. She may want to consider ditching these bracelets.

jUDY wOODRUFF

Massachusetts
Feedback:

i admire & respect Judy Woodruff for a job well done. Her demeanor is constant and usually intelligent. I've noticed since the C19 Quarantine she asks questions that some of us obviously already know the answer. She appears to attack in her tone. Perception is that there is puzzlement on questions that are popular and widely broadcast. ?? What's going on? Brooks & Shields is more like a volleyball in her format and seems redundant. May be it's me....too long in the house :-) Thanks for all you do.

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News Hour with Judy Woodruff

Pennsylvania
Feedback:

What a negative, ungrateful, liberal, democrat. She continually attempted to downplay and attack everything President Trump has done during an interview with VP Mike Pence. As he was stating our progress during this pandemic, she inserted a story about one nurse requesting gowns in NYC...One nurse? She continued to state that the President hasn't done this or that. Wow, you and the rest of the liberal media, I.e. "Morning Shmoe on MSNBC) make America and myself sick. What would Obama do? Sit on his hands as he did for Eight years. Biden would have had a mental breakdown by now. Knock off the criticism and try to be optimistic!

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Magical Thinking of Mike Pence

New York
Feedback:

PBS Newshour,

Last night’s 4/17/2020 interview with VP Pence was painful to watch. It was like he was a wind up mouthpiece of the outright lies of White House propaganda. He went on and on about the fairytale magical message he was asked to promote about the handling of the Coronavirus pandemic, and refused to participate in any sort of dialogue with Judy Woodruff, talking over her and basically ignoring her attempts to speak until he had finished his memorized recitation. The hospitals are not overwhelmed? Everyone can be tested right now? The government has supplied all hospitals with an abundance of PPE? Does he live under a rock? And then to top it off to include a story about Biden’s alleged misconduct must have had Trump and Fox news salivating with joy. It was painful to watch Judy in such an uncomfortable position with both segments. It was shocking to see PBS contribute to the divisive nature of politics today.

Sincerely, Robin McKay

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CARES Act

Minnesota
Feedback:

I urge you to refuse the $75 million from the government as part of the CARES Act and request that those funds be used to provide PPE for healthcare workers. If they get sick, they won't be available when we need them the most. Your leadership has a moral obligation to do the right thing and refuse that money. The country will survive if PBS and NPR had to go off the air or couldn't produce new content. Lives could be saved with $75 million. Can I count on you to do the right thing?

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Video explanation

California
Feedback:

I saw a video of yours in an article. The epidemiologist asks “Have you heard about the new coronavirus?” But they never said what it is or what any virus is. Then they went on to mention washing hands. If you don’t explain what a virus is, then the kids won’t understand. Kids aren’t stupid, they are ignorant. The whole idea of a video is to explain what’s going on. There is more to a kids video than cutesy backgrounds and music. Don’t be lazy, do it right.

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Y. Alcindor

California
Feedback:

She is a marvelous reporter and I have a great deal of respect for her as she stands up to attacks from the oval office. I want her to know that I support her and look forwards to her reports.

Shootings at Kent State University, May 4, 1970

Montana
Feedback:

As the 50th anniversary approaches of the shootings at Kent State, I sought out titles, including American Experience, of programs covering this event. To my surprise, there was nothing listed. Are you kidding me? Of all networks, PBS would be the one to cover those events in a fair and unbiased manner. Please let me know if PBS is planning to make these available or is planning some sort of commemoration for the events at Kent State and Jackson State that redefined the Baby Boomer generation.

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pbs news hour

Wisconsin
Feedback:

It use to be a joy to watch PBS news hour so unbiased, fair ,well rounded, both sides, now it is horrible!!!! no better then any other news outlet lets come together not divide and conquer your reporters are terribly bias, negative, looking for the worse in everything our nation deserves better. lets be fair to all sides WHAT HAPPENED!!!!

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nightly business report

Washington
Feedback:

Please start another nightly business report.

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Monies received from virus package

Virginia
Feedback:

Please return the monies you received to enable purchases of masks, ventilators, testing kits, and other much needed equipment to save lives.

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PBS NEWS

Washington
Feedback:

I keep reading your responses to complaints about the news show bias, in which you consistently pass the buck to someone else on grounds that you have no power to do anything about them. If you don't have any power over the content of the shows despite funding them, what exactly do you do?

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PBS Newshour

California
Feedback:

I recently turned to PBS to try and get unbiased news. I am not a Republican or Democrat and definitely not a Trump fan. PBS liberal bias is undeniable and unwatchable.

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NEWS HOUR

Pennsylvania
Feedback:

This is the only place I can find to send Judy a COVID-19 question.

HOW SAFE IS THE MEAT being processed at plants with infected workers? The virus lives on plastic for 2-3 days and all our meat is wrapped in plastic. This is such a basic question and no one has discussed it at all.

Thank you for all you do. We really need it. Karen Kukish karenkukish@gmail.com 781-910-3735

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Twilight of the PBS NewsHour?

Hawaii
Feedback:

The cloying on-air relationship between Yamiche Alcindor and Judy Woodruff is swiftly becoming a justification for abandoning my loyal viewership of the NewsHour (in all its iterations) after more than forty years. I do not believe the late Jim Lehrer would embrace the echo chamber character and "mutual admiration society" atmosphere that heavily permeates the NewsHour today.

Yes, you enjoy the freedom of the press and the freedom to increasingly cater to a target audience. Perhaps what the NewsHour has become is what it needs to be to survive its competition in a world of endless choice.

If so, then so be it. In the end, it's likewise an exercise of personal freedom to no longer support the NewsHour, and its host PBS, as I've done before. Perhaps you will further evolve. . . or face extinction.

Good luck.

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$75million

Wisconsin
Feedback:

The corrupt democRAT Pelosi held up the relief package for a week so that she could inject it with her commie wish list! During that time people were getting sick and some died! People were losing jobs and their businesses so that she could force real Americans who were trying to help America to give in to some those criminal items! You received $75 million that you don't deserve! I know why she did it, you are an organ of the DNC! She has not one iota of shame! Do you? The 75mil would have bought a lot of PPE and save many lives! You could refuse it! Lets just see what you do! I bet that I know!

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presidential covid 19 briefings

Feedback:

Please stop televising these atrocious wastes of time.

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What has happened to the NewsHour this year?

Florida
Feedback:

I have always made a point to watch PBS news programs, specifically the NewsHour over any other network station. However, over the last few months I have been so disappointed with the show, that now I will stop watching and recommending it to other individuals at work.

I have reviewed other feedback comments and I guess I am not the only one that has noticed the bias and one sided opinions, commentaries and reporting since the last election.

Good bye NewsHour, you are insulting and condescending like the rest of the media.

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PBS NEws Hour, 4/7/2020; Coronavirus Toll on minority populations

Illinois
Feedback:

The interview with Chicago Mayor Lightfoot was incomplete. The information contained was correct and sobering. However, no questions were asked about modeling the correct behavior by Black leadership. The local Chicago media had multiple stories about how the Mayor violated her own social distancing rules and blatantly posted pictures of this on social media. She had her hair styled (non-essential business that was supposed to be closed) and picture with stylist right next to her and neither had an protective equipment. Modeling bad behavior encourages others to make bad decisions. It is reminiscent of stories of other Black leaders flaunting their disregard of rules, such as Dak Prescot and Des Bryant (Dallas Cowboys) posting videos of themselves violating orders or Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz) touching microphones.

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Christine Amanapour 4/9/20 Fox News broadcast

Feedback:

There are only 2 Conservative news outlets left in our TV broadcast lineup...Fox News & One America News OAN. As in every Presidential election cycle PBS which is now totally Left leaning politically, tries to rob Americans of fact based News. Today’s Anti-Trump anti Republican and anti grass-roots conservative broadcast leaves us no choice but to never send another “Dollar” to a PBS fundraising campaign. “You are the Wolf in sheep’s clothing.” Your motives are exposed God help America

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PBS news Yamiche Alcindor

North Carolina
Feedback:

Please review the conduct of Alcindor. Her reporting on the evening news is very BAD for this country. She seems to have an AX to grind and I for one will not stand for her type of reporting.

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Judy Woodward and Yamiche bias!

Vermont
Feedback:

Time to fire Judy W. and Yamiche! They have a sickening bias. The News Hour certainly has degraded since previous times. The bias illustrated is equal to CBS,ABC and NBC. PBS is funded by the public and I would expect neutral reporting. I often change channels during Yamiche's reporting. She is a lousy presenter and much too bias.

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PBS News Hour

California
Feedback:

Love the News Hour. All the correspondents are great; I just wish Yamiche Alcindor could talk a bit more slowly.

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ANNUAL Public Feedback Report

Louisiana
Feedback:

As stated above this form: CPB produces an annual Public Feedback Report for the White House and Congress.

Instead of an "annual" report, I kindly request that you provide a "weekly" or "monthly" Public Feedback Report for the White House and Congress, so that our Legislators will be CURRENT on the opinions expressed by so many of their constituents on this platform. As I read through the dozens of letters here, I have come to the conclusion that MOST PBS NewsHour viewers who send feedback are complaining of the obvious BIAS (in political views) expressed by Judy Woodruff, Mark Shields and David Brooks when these journalists should be reporting on U.S. politics and interviewing guests in an "unbiased" manner. Judy Woodruff, Mark Shields and David Brooks are obviously not supporters of President Trump and his current administration and ,more often than not, let their personal feelings set the tone of the program, leading to PBS NewsHour being more of an editorial program than a news program.

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McConnell on Covid and impeachment

Kentucky
Feedback:

Why do you promote Mitch McConnell's assertion that impeachment diverted attention from Covid 19 and not mention that Trump cancelled the National Pandemic Response Team in 2018 to save money?

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Public Telivison and CPB's failure during a world wide crisis

Illinois
Feedback:

For some time I have meaning to write regarding my growing disappointment with many things WTTW does or doesn't do as well as what seems to be misguidance from the CPB. I looked up on line how to write CPB but that requires snail mail. I shall include the text of this message and snail mail it to them. Now, the Wuhan virus scare has emboldened me to write.

For sometime, I have been amazed how WTTW squanders valuable educational time during programming gaps, by using paid ads, self promotion of upcoming, yet extremely well know programs which need no promoting, rather than using those moments (often extensive) to educate. We are avid watchers of TV5 Monde from France. They, during program gaps, use the time to teach and educate. French language clips with clever teachers, human handicap issues with silly and extremely well done skits, history via the post office using postage stamps to teach that history. We, on the other hand, are subject to promotions of Downton Abbey reruns, Check Please, Suze Orman plugs, Il Volo etc etc. No teaching or education in 5-10 minute programming gaps. Public Television and local program production seems to be slipping into oblivion as more and more British programming is purchased and shown, costing lots of money inducing the need to continually ask for more and more money, rather than developing homegrown programming (I understand homegrown costs money, I am guessing a lot). Currently there is absolutely nothing addressing the current health and economic crisis that I can find, except for Chicago Tonight. When Governor Pritzker addressed the state yesterday Friday March 20, 2020 at 3PM CT, WTTW was showing its regular programming (children's programming "Nature Cat" and "Wild Kratts") not the governor. Yet WTTW covered all of the impeachment proceedings. I was absolutely bowled over this AM when tuning into WTTW to find Suze Orman peddling her books and tapes in another WTTW pledge drive. Not only was her content inappropriate for today's new economic world, it was obviously taped, old and even comical while at the same time sad, to listen to her pitch because her information is no longer valid for today’s economics, not even by a long shot. But there she was this AM at 8:40. WTTW should be ashamed. Pre-recorded re-runs of Check Please (yes, I know this is local programming) are showing as usual promoting restaurants that have been closed for a week and only serve to make people realize what they are missing. Thanks WTTW for the fingernails on a black board. WTTW should really be ashamed. Who at WTTW, completely out of touch programmers and management, does this to Chicagoland? Both CPB and WTTW are clearly missing a golden opportunity to return to the good graces of the vast non-Downton Abbey world, Congress and the politicians by reestablishing themselves as a leader in education, societal support and hope. There is no reason why Public Television can't help with some of the heavy lifting, rather than being a powder puff by mostly showing the best of British programming, instead of helping America through this crisis. I am not saying all programming needs to be dedicated to the crisis, of course not. Intelligent programming and entertainment must continue, but even a modicum of education addressing the current crisis would be welcome and be a feather in Public Television’s cap. Get rid of the Suze Orman and the other medical hucksters you have used in your pledge drives to attract contributions. Permanently! Public Television needs an upgrade and it needs it fast. You should be a shining star rather than scraping your fingernails on the blackboard

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Yamiche Alcindor/Media Bias

California
Feedback:

I’m an International Relations major who is deeply disturbed by the depth of hostility the media is targeting at Trump. 1. He is our President. 2. As President, he has the toughest job in the world, particularly now. 3. He has innumerable decisions he must make. 4. Continual hostility will not help him make good decisions because it heightens his stress levels. Hence, his comment, “Be nice.” 5. Selfish agendas on the part of the media put us all at risk by increasing his stress levels which must be “off the charts” by now. 6. Journalists are not decision makers and “pretend questions” which are really statements of accusation is not journalism. Stop the arm-chair quarterbacking. If a journalist cannot treat the President of our country kindly and politely, I don’t trust that journalist and he/she should be removed from White House duty. 7. Journalists should do something positive and productive. The President challenged the journalists to go find out what happened to the respirators, test kits, etc. Be INVESTIGATIVE journalists. Go do that and I might consider what the journalist has to offer. Current journalists seem to be nothing more than cheap paparazzi.

During the Cuban missile crisis, JFK was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and HE created the situation. If he was that close and had the love, adoration, and at the very least silence over his transgressions from the media, then what do you think constant badgering will accomplish. If the plan is to break this tough SOB, think again. You break him, you destroy our country. I will interpret further badgering of this President in this situation as treason.

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Programing

Ohio
Feedback:

Please..please with everyone shut in.. Cant you show More cooking ..soo many are running out of ideas for meals etc!!! No one cares about all this diy right now!!! Oh and after watching the SAME commercials for the last 14 yrs..it's about time for something new!!!!!

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Mark Shields

Washington
Feedback:

Hello, I can't seem to find an address to send this note to Mark Shields personally, so I hope that my compliments will get to him somehow. I regularly watch PBS News Hour and always look forward to Fridays when Shields & Brooks take on the politics of the week. What most impresses me is Mr Shield's consistent inclusion of history and how it applies to the reasoning he has for his opinions about the week's politics. I like his sly sense of humor, his use of language and, what appears to me, his love and respect for democracy. So many thanks and for Mark Shields. A very good man for the job!

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News with Judy Woodruff

Oklahoma
Feedback:

This is supported by my tax dollars and I would hope you would be neutral and truthful in REPORTING the news rather than spinning the news with your very obvious bias. Why should my tax dollars go toward this. BTW, I am a registered independent and pride myself voting across party lines. I am so disappointed in your lack of professionalism.

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Programming

Michigan
Feedback:

Please, please bring back The Red Green Show

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Relief Bill

North Carolina
Feedback:

With all due respect to your organization, I find it offensive that politicians have included pet political projects within the COVID-19 Relief Bill. It is inappropriate that any entity benefits from this tragic situation beyond the effects that the pandemic has had on its own operation and employees. I encourage you to either reject this windfall blood money or donate it for the purchase of medical supplies and equipment or to a COVID-19 related charity. Hopefully, you agree that it would be shameful to benefit from this money because of people's unemployment and illness.

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Clifford-gay characters/lesbian characters

North Carolina
Feedback:

Stop pushing liberal agendas on NC kids! If Roy Cooper was a decent governor and has made it clear that he prefers evil over good morals. It is in the liberal agenda he pushes on this state, to be like the failing states of NY and CA. If we had a decent governor, he would stop the funding of the corporation by tax-paying citizens of NC. Tax money should not go to these special interest groups and sick lifestyles. I am very disappointed in PBS. Mr. Rogers would be very unhappy at how you are leading the children's programming. I know I am. I have friends with children who will not let their kids watch PBS kids programming, Disney or Sesame Street because of how they have become so morally defiled. Our kids deserve better! You are slowly destroying any wholesome programming that parents can trust. You are no better than Disney who pushes liberal agendas on children. Or Sesame Street who also does the same. I will tell everyone how you have failed our state's children. I hope you can learn from this and find some way to bring it back to NC in a way that is safe for our kids. Your programs are almost as bad as rated r programs.

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Stimulus Bill funding of CPB

Idaho
Feedback:

I'm appalled at funding for CPB was included in the coronavirus stimulus bill. I'm asking you to refuse to accept the money. You should be striving to be fully funded by those that choose to listen to you.

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PBS AUDIO lack of quality and LEVELS to HEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

South Carolina
Feedback:

Reading here, audio has been an issue for years. Music shows especially are terrible. Hire a competent engineer and FIX the sound. IF service providers are bad, REPLACE them. PBS shows are 50% of the SOUND of all other shows at any time . Got it??

Sadly, WOW is carrier but likely audio may be bad for all. WITV, ETV, bad audio.

Music shows, bad sound, low and not good.

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Subtitles/picture descriptions

Connecticut
Feedback:

I find the fairly recent addition of adding a voice description of the video during any brief silence in the audio of the program to be very distracting, confusing, and annoying. I question how much value this adds to a visually impaired person. I find it so distracting that I find myself turning off any program utilizing this, even if I have an overwhelming Interest in the subject matter. Please review its usefulness and consider repealing this practice. Thank you, Richard Hanusch

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Cable provider Comcast in Western Massachusetts is charging customers to view reruns of the PBS program NOVA

Massachusetts
Feedback:

The cable provider Comcast in Western Massachusetts is charging customers between $3 and $14 per episode to watch the Public Television Program called NOVA reruns. I always thought that Public Television shows like NOVA was supposed to be free to view. Thanks for your time! Donald

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Yamiche Alcindor

Oregon
Feedback:

Please stop her from fumbling through another broadcast. I commend her for being an intelligent educated woman. However, she has a difficult on screen delivery. I tense up at her message delivery as it is stumbles though sentences and imparts information with breathless speed. I do not mean any harm to her but some of us have gifts. Hers may be in other areas.

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Broadcast Schedule

March 10, 2020
Feedback:

Your on-air TV broadcast signal shows no information when you go to the contact line in the guide. There is no information for what channel is playing what on your lineup for the regular, on-air TV broadcast. 

 

 

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using taxpayer money

Illinois
Feedback:

do the patriotic thing and give the money to those that need it.

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news hour 3/13/20

Colorado
Feedback:

Tell Mark Shields the selection of Biden as the nominee is a complete conspiracy by the establishment corporate Dems. Barack Obama is the person who got Buttigieg and Klobuchar to stop their campaigns and support Biden. Bernie isn't a socialist, he's an FDR Democrat. 70% of the American public supports Medicare 4 All. Why should the health insurance industry make huge profits off of someone's misfortune? If you think the insurance industry is going to compete to lower costs, I will tell you they are too busy taking care of their share holders. Take it from a retired critical care RN. 56% of the American public support the GND. I suppose you support the creep-in-thief's bailing out the fossil fuel industry leaving the people in an immense financial mess. I will NEVER vote for another corporate politician as long as I live! That includes Biden, Frackenlooper, Michael Bennet and Diana DeGette. It is time to get the obscene amount of money out of politics. Give the power back to the people instead of the corporations. We don't live in a Democracy we live in a fascist plutocracy / oligarchy and the damned media is a good portion of the problem!!!

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Honorable Charitable Action

California
Feedback:

I believe the CPB could create more good will and set an excellent example for other large arts & publicly funded organizations by contributing the $75 million coming to you from the stimulus bill toward hospitals, supplies and medications related to the care for and curing the sick of the current corona virus here in the U.S.

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pbs newshour

Feedback:

Distressing how rapidly this show has descended from objective reporting to editorial non-sense.

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Fiscal 2020 450 Million, Corona "Stimulis" 75 million

Colorado
Feedback:

Over a half billion dollars, yes Virginia, that's with a "b." The amount the US taxpayer will subsidize CPB to demean, criticize, and discredit the Trump Administration and its supporters. Have you no shame? To add insult to injury, one of your Seattle NPR stations, will no longer broadcast the much needed and demanded, daily Corona updates from the White House. How ironic, one of the nation's plague -ridden hotspots, and the half-wits in charge will deny valuable and timely information to its paying members! How many more NPR stations will accept tax dollars while ignoring the vast majority of U.S. taxpayers?

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PBS Newshour

Wisconsin
Feedback:

Friday, March 20

Just to be clear, I've had no symptoms of any illness. However, I'm just listening to the Newshour. And when Mr. Trump said "we inherited a terrible system"

I suddenly felt like throwing up.

I wisely responded by hitting the "mute" button until the source of my nausea was finished lying to the people, and my symptoms quickly improved.

Genevieve Beenen in Sheboygan Wisconsin

America’s Heartland

Washington
Feedback:

Makes me sick! Watching AH program today airing a Colorado elk/bison commercial ranch for profit. Theses animals are not intended for commercial farming. They’re for wild environment ! Remember, it was commercial farming in Canada that started “Chronic Wasting Disease” by pure negligence maybe not intentional. But the risk is very high and therefore should not be allowed! CWD has now spread throughout about half of all states in the wild animal populations especially deer and elk with devastating effects. There’s no mention of in the AH programming. You might look further into “wolf” reintroduction and see the devastating results it’s having on the wild population in the lower 48 states. You’re condoning pure ignorance by man instead of eductucating the mass. I am not an “anti@ to any extreme measure but rather a concerned hunter and fisher and a pure naturalist raised in the way of respecting Mother Nature and what it has to offer. I suggest you do much research and allow time for both positive and negative sides of every subject aired. Put mores emphasis on saving the planet and mankind before we destroy ourselves. God help us . LOL.

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News Hour

Oregon
Feedback:

Mark Shields is supposed to be the "liberal commentator" but he is so nice to the evil monster Trump. We need a commentator who will rip that rotten bastard to shreds not some mealy mouth sorry ass old encrusted "liberal" like Mark Shields

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Yamiche Alcindor

Arizona
Feedback:

The quality of the reporters appearing on the Newshour is outstanding, with one exception. Yamiche Alcindor speaks so fast that her entire report is seemingly one very long sentence. Also, although I am no fan of this president, I object to her manner and tone when she asks the president questions. Frequently she interrupts and speaks over him while he is trying to answer. I find that rude and unprofessional.

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News Hour

Iowa
Feedback:

I have on going questions you haven't answered and should continue to answer throughout. How long must we wait for enough test kits to be made? How many testing stations are available and where? How many test are made per day? How many positive? How many are quarantined and where?

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News

Pennsylvania
Feedback:

Why don’t you get some real reporters. No wonder nobody watches. Federal funds should be removed.

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Yamiche Alcindor

Massachusetts
Feedback:

Much as I like the reporting of Yamiche Alcindor at PBS NEWSHOUR, she does the wrong thing when it comes to questioning tRUMP. Yamiche must: 1. Ask a very simple question, 2. Ask a very short question, and 3. Never ask a compound-SUBJECT question.

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Question for Patricia Harrison, President of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

North Carolina
Feedback:

The CPB received $75 million as part of the Corona Virus "stimulus" bill.

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/03/26/822215614/emergency-relief-package-provides-for-tens-of-millions-in-funds-to-help-the-arts

In view of the fact that the CPB is not impoverished, and the fact that there are starving Americans who ACTUALLY do need the money, does the CPB intend to return the $75 million to the American taxpayers as a gesture of good will?

Sincerely, Gary Roughton

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Technical Complaints

January 22, 2020
Feedback:

We are long time subscribers of public radio and public broadcasting starting when we were in graduate school in 1969. We are sitting here in Florida and unable to access public broadcasting because our station, WUCF, has been off the air since last Thursday. We are on an antenna. We will not support Spectrum. It's a crooked horrible company. We give our money to public broadcasting, not to places like Spectrum, but we have no service. There are all kinds of things happening in the world from impeachment trial to the coronavirus and we can't get any television news. I am absolutely fed up. You probably need to fire the General Manager. He doesn't seem to be able to manage the system. I'm extremely dissatisfied and very disappointed. 

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Npr news hour est 6 pm 02/25/2020

Arizona
Feedback:

In today’s news lead by Judy. Once again mis information and biased against Hindus in India was reported in today’s news of Feburary 25 2020 This time the violence in New Delhi India is been mentioned as “Hindu mobs “ causing the riots . While it’s the Muslim mobs rioting from several days. I have been followingNPR from the last 18 years but these last few years NPR has been reporting misleading news creating an anti Hindu bias. Clearly this trend has been increasing more as Muslim news readers / reporters have started joining NPR. It’s unfortunate to see that this once unbiased news channel has been reporting biased news in this era of mis information This behavior is never professional No wonder many of the Indian origin members stopped following your news organization after Kashmir misinformation

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Editorial

January 18, 2020
Feedback:

I can't even make out what your message is. Get somebody else that can talk so we can understand them. 

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PBS News Hour

California
Feedback:

I listen PBS newshour podcast daily on my evening drive back to home and love their news coverage.

However in recent podcast PBS newshour I was astounded by coverage of PBS regarding recent riots in Delhi. The podcast mentioned that "Hindu mobs attacked Muslims and 10 people died". This was clearly communal violence which needs to be condemned unequivocally and where both sides lost people including policeman Ratan Lal and Intelligence officer Ankit Sharma.

PBS should not broadcast such lopsided and inaccurate coverage as it can unnecessarily challenge social harmony for Hindus living in USA.

Thanks for taking this feedback and please continue with brilliant coverage which PBS is known for.

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Funding

Maine
Feedback:

Did the current government do something bad to your funding that you get from the government? Did you loose some of the government funds because of that reduction? If there was one? I'm thinking of the quality of prime time tv shows - like Masterpiece. The show we watched last month was not of the caliber we saw in past years. Was this because of fewer funds to spend on programming? Specifically, the show Howard's End was a real disappointment for any number of reasons.

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Clifford the Dog and Sesame Street

West Virginia
Feedback:

I am thoroughly disgusted with your plans to appease the gay groups by having introduced gay relationships onto children’s programming and Sesame Street planning in introducing g a drag queen character in one of its shows. You have taken too much liberty for a station to receive so much backing from our tax dollars and I am going to have to carefully watch from now on what my little granddaughter watches while visiting me. Shame on you PBS. Shame on you that you felt you had to become politically correct to back a group that is a minority in our country rather than consider the many conservative minded families that have supported you for so long. I am disgusted with our America today! Disgusted by how companies are being controlled by the voices of groups such as the alphabet people as I call them because I can not even remember all the letters they go by. You no doubt have lost another family who once valued safe programming for our children. More will follow when word gets out about the latest Sesame Street debaucle. Patty Hager of West Virginia

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PBS NewsHour

November 2019
Feedback:

We have watched Nebraska Educational Television for forty years. PBS NewsHour also for a long time. We have noticed Judy Woodruff and her guests have nothing good to say about our President of the United States of America. Even David Brooks and Mark Shields now took opposite views - it is only one-sided now - all the guests do not say any good about our President. We really believe Trump is trying to make America Great. If the news media would have more great stories I believe would not incite riots, racism, suicides and mass shootings. The news is upsetting; even the local TV stations report one sensationalist story after another - surely there is more good than bad things to report. Does the news incite bad behavior, is it money, are they paid to do this? We would like political wisdom and not political views. 

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2/28: tonight's Shields and Brooks

New Hampshire
Feedback:

Mark offered that during this week's debate in SC that the only candidates on stage that remained calm and in control were two guys. (Buttigieg and Bloomberg) Though I don't own the in control meter, my take is that Klobuchar remained calm and in control. To leave her out plays into a gender bias which is beneath the typical reporting behaviors of these men. I hope you will do more than provide a bot reply. Thanks

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Outrageous biased program today

New York
Feedback:

I listen to NPR frequently in my morning drives, especially between 10am and noon. I'm a Vietnam combat veteran with service connected disabilities and was honored to be the first Vietnam Veteran to honored on Honor Flight-Syracuse, (April, 2014). John McCain called NPR "radio Hanoi". Now I know why, Your show today that I heard only from 11:30 to noon was like a Democratic fund raiser, and instructions on how to unseat Republican Senators. If you get one dollar of public funding it is outrageous. I'm looking into this.

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PBS News Hour

Texas
Feedback:

I have written to the PBS Public Editor several times about routine violations of PBS' Editorial Standards in it's political coverage. I'm not asking you for comment on merits of these concerns but want to know what recourse is available if the Public Editor doesn't even respond to my correspondence.

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PBS NewsHour

February 6, 2020
Feedback:

Hello, I'm calling to complain about Judy Woodruff and how she's so pro-Republican. I'm neither. I'm an independent. I'm so tired of her cuddling up to Kellyanne Conway. I'm not going to watch your show anymore and I'm contributing to it. I am not paying what I agreed to because of her. 

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So biased

New Mexico
Feedback:

I can't listen to Mark Shields. He is so biased. He makes no mention how the Democrats conducted the investigation- not calling witnesses nor allowing Republications to participate in the investigative hearings. Schiff allowed no cross examination of witnesses in the committee. Shield could care less about due process. Frankly, I could care less about his opinions because he just a silly ideologue. At what point do these people forsake objectivity and integrity? Gross negligence.

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PBS NewsHour

February 7, 2020
Feedback:

When the NewsHour talks about debates, they always put up the Democratic candidates who are still in the running and they put up President Trump. They omit Bill Wield and Joe Walsh. They are running as well and they need to be up there pictorially. 

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PBS NewsHour

February 11, 2020
Feedback:

I've never made a complaint before and I've been watching PBS NewsHour since I was in junior high school when it was Jim Lehrer NewsHour. Tonight I felt that the reporting, the segment on Trump's plan for peace in the Middle East, was antisemitic and anti-Israeli. I'm not a Trump supporter, but I felt that the anchor that was substituting for Judy Woodruff was using her role as a bully pulpit. I do hope that PBS News issues and apology and never makes that mistake. 

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PBS NewsHour

February 14, 2020
Feedback:

I have watched Mark Shields and valued his opinions for over thirty years on the NewsHour. I am deeply disappointed that tonight when he described the outcome in New Hampshire that he only said, "Bernie lost many votes as compared to 2016." Not once did he say that there were many more candidates than in 2016. I think he does a disservice to our country by leaving that out. Right now, the Democratic Party and others are trying to figure out whether Bernie has the message that will appeal to most of the people. When pundits or politicians obscure the facts, it is very difficult to find that out. I hate to see Mark playing into that and leading us this way. 

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PBS Create Channels -- Content

Missouri
Feedback:

1) It is infuriating that Create programming choices put so many "Bob Ross" painting shows on the air. There are OTHER artists, and for your information, Ross obtained instruction from Bill Alexander and pretty much pirated all of his techniques without giving him any credit. Very ungrateful of him. 2) TOO MANY "TALKING HEADS!!!!!!!!" YUKKY. 3) TOO MANY COOKING SHOWS! How many "virtual meals" are we supposed to "eat"? 4) TOO MANY TRAVEL SHOWS, shows that must be directed to the "idle rich" who can actually afford to travel (to places more appealing than the ugly cities and endangered wilderness we see have in Trump's America). 5) WE NEED MORE DIVERSITY!!!!! You're starving the brain and soul of your viewers. SHAME.

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Judy Woodruff, Shields, Newshour 2/21/2020

California
Feedback:

I am at the end of it with your "TRUSTED, HONEST, BALANCED" reporting. Really, Ms Woodruff, "hoping desparately" he will lose? You and Shields are nothing but a pair of ugly opinionated power brokers trying to discredit a person like Bernie Sanders as "sooo angry" and other defaming descriptions that are all about creating the same storm bias that took down Howard Dean, Imagine showing temporary results election without as much as showing the front runner, buried in your predjudices! The language Mr. Shields used about this candidate is so inexcusable and hateful that I will never trust Mr. Shields again.You sir are a disgrace to integrity. You two seem nothing if not determined to see the elites remaining go unscathed again. Friends of the Pelosis, Clintons, Wassermannn eh? Mercifully,Brooks was forever dignified and balanced. Thank you sir.

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Public Media Funding

January 2020
Feedback:

I just wanted to know if public broadcasting is taxpayer-funded or if they get any of their money from the public. 

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PVS newshour Feb 24 @ 7

Maryland
Feedback:

Mark Shields spoke of defeating Pres Trump by the Dems & referred to the duly elected president of our country who campaigned, debated, & won as a monarch. I regard his comments as traitorous. He should be ashamed of himself & that kind of talk causes deserved anger against those who can’t accept the results of an election. . Views like that are deplorable❗️

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Broadcast Schedule

January 29, 2020
Feedback:

I watch the public broadcasting station or CPB for my little kids because they like to watch all the channels that are available. It has really been difficult with the impeachment process taking over. It would be so much better if it could be on channel 12, the other public broadcasting station, or any of them, channel 4, 7, 9, any of them rather than taking over taking over the little kid's program. 

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PBS Newshour

California
Feedback:

Hello,

This email is requesting clarification 4 questions arising after comments made on the PBS Newshour episode from 2/21/2020:

Question 1: Does PBS Newshour try to persuade voters to change their mind on a certain candidate or candidates as Newhour commentator David Brooks stated? Question 2: Of the remaining candidates, which has PBS Newshour been favoring, and which has PBS Newshour been against? Question 3: Why does PBS Newshour try to persuade voters to change their minds on certain candidates? Question 4: Should public funding be used to fund a program that has been trying to persuade voters to certain candidates?

Here's the context for these questions:

David Brooks stated the following on the episode from 2/21/2020 (transcribed from youtube to the best of my ability): "I still remain a little skeptical of how effective the russians are getting people to persuading people to change their mind on a certain candidate. There's no magic formula for that. We try here every week and it doesn't work". These comments were followed by apparent laughter from David Brooks, Mark Shields, and Judy Woodruff.

Here's the original source video containing the comments (see time 31:13 through 31:27): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akVRaDZYLuw

My name is Mike. I am a concerned voter in California. I would appreciate a response to the 4 questions asked above.

Thank you.

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Editorial

January 26, 2020
Feedback:

Your network is totally liberal and biased. Just thought that you should know that. 

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Kangaroo Polka ...

Feedback:

Erik Visser Hello, My mother in law Lucille Boehm had a hit in 1946 with her song ' The Kangaroo Polka' performed by Jerry Wald, published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Lucille passed away on in 2014. I just can't seem to find that old track. Is there a possibility that WNYE or any radio station has a copy of the song and perhaps would be so kind to send me a Mp3? That would be great ..! Sincerely, Erik Visser Amsterdam Holland / Europe

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Sit and Be Fit

December 9, 2019 from CA
Feedback:

I want to leave a comment recommending that you continue working with Sit and Be Fit, Mary Ann Wilson's program. It's a wonderful help to so many people with overall health and neurological problems and lymphatic health and I really encourage you to keep working with them and airing then. 

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Debate background

December 19, 2019
Feedback:

Your moving background on the Democratic Debate is incredibly awful. It's distracting and it is giving me a headache. It's the worst. 

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ATTN: Michael Fragale, VP Educational Services and Programs

Florida
Feedback:

Hello. I am writing to ask that you contact our local DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE, here in Daytona Beach, Florida and afford them some of your on air programming. Their antenna broadcast station channel 15.3 Worldview programming will cease this February 2020. Are you able to offer them your rights to broadcast some of your holdings/programs such as the American Experience, Reading Rainbow, Great Performances, Sesame Street, 3-2-1 Contact and the like in those genres ? Understand that the PBS stations from UCF are not viewable in this area. As we are not familiar with the rights for certain broadcast programs, am asking that you contact Mr. Larry Lowe at DSC 386-506-3508 and offer this station programs that we the retired viewing audience can watch. Know that we are and have been local residents who enjoy entertaining programs via antenna, and we are asking for your assistance in providing our local educational station with programs that are not currently available to them for broadcast. Thank You for your courtesy in achieving this goal. We do not want to lose our channel, and know you can provide programs for local viewers. Respectfully, Doc

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PBS NewsHour

January 11, 2020
Feedback:

I'm calling because I just watched the Brooks and Shields segment on the NewsHour about the assignation of Suleiman, the Iranian general. I'm really dismayed at the apparent sanction of the American government assassinate people without taking the proper consideration. I think it's really dangerous. They made it sound like this was an okay thing. We're on the brink of disaster, potential catastrophic disaster, walking into another war like Iraq. It is irresponsible of PBS and the NewsHour to let these guys come on the air and not give thorough, unbiased opinions on these things. 

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PBS NewsHour

January 10, 2020
Feedback:

I just watched Mark Shields on the PBS NewsHour and he made some statements that I thought were very insulting and incorrect. He said that the United States has relied on Europe since the ending of World War Two. I guess it is pertaining to Trump not letting Europeans know that he was going to knock out that Iranian general who had a bad track record. Mr. Shields really should know it's been Europe that has been relying on the United States since World War Two. They spend one percent of the economic prosperity on their defense. We've been defending their asses since the end of World War Two. They have free health care, five weeks vacation, retire when they're sixty. All because the United States has been defending them. Mr. Shields really needs to get his facts together. It was insulting to anyone with a high school degree or higher to listen to what he had to say. It was obvious that he did not like Donald Trump, like everyone else at PBS. Get used to it. He's going to be the next President, again. Thank you for taking my comments. 

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Public TV programming

New York
Feedback:

Claims of a diverse media is not accurate. The shows are mostly white orientated. The black talk shows, topic, complaints and discussion are no ware to be found on Public TV. Most of the black actors are being shown as criminals in movies as well as on news Broadcasting. The public media is showing pregidous actions in there programming and it appears to be a premeditated, sinikely established conspiracy against the male African decendants.

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Frontline- Presidents

New York
Feedback:

I think it is unfortunate that you did not include Judicial Watch in your hour about pres. Trump. You highlighted press from NY Times and Washington Post- those who promoted the Fake dossier- about Russia & the President. Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, Comey, Mueller, McCabe, Etal knew about the coup cabal and continued to pilfer tax payer monies to pursue this..Please go to www.judicialwatch.org for the truth.

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News hour

Florida
Feedback:

I can’t believe Judy woddruff closing comment about the brief but spectacular segment tonight on pain and forgiveness was simply “wow what a remarkable story”. She should have said Wow what a remarkable WOMAN!!! Very very sad remark Judy!!!!

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Shields&...comment

Massachusetts
Feedback:

January 17, 2020 the topic of whether a woman should run, could win came up and the commentators both said, of course a woman can win. That is so head in the sand. If the Democrats run Elizabeth Warren, they are ignoring the misogynism that is rampant in the United States. At this time a woman cannot win in this country. Wlizabeth Warren is admirable in many ways, but she will have a lot of voters who will not vote for her. The two commentators fell all over themselves asserting that a woman can win. They are not dealing with the reality of the mafia Don and his unbelievable nastiness. The voters will not elect a socialist or a gay man, either. The Democratic party is not dealing with reality. Mark my words.

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A time for new talent on pbs newshour ?

California
Feedback:

The information presented on PBS is trusted and unbiased. I’m grateful for the professionalism. However Yamiche Alcindor is such a poor speaker that it distracts from the information. She has a halting almost stuttering speech pattern. How this is allowed to continue baffles me. I also think it’s time for Judy Woodruff to retire. Thanks for reading.

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Schedule changes

Connecticut
Feedback:

I just want to report my displeasure with the schedule changes made last week, especially removing Studio 360 from the weekend lineup and replacing Here and Now with 1A. It's very frustrating and disappointing.

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PBS Newshour

Feedback:

Yamiche Alcindor. Please. She's not up to it. I've gotten to the point where I mute her when she's speaking. Please. Do something.

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Border wall

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Yamiche constantly omits truth to change context. Tonight it’s the border wall is falling over in winds. . Wow. It’s almost as if she wants to mislead her audience and keep the fact that the cement wasn’t dry yet at the time. Because she did that very thing.

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BBC Technical Issues

December 9, 2019
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The BBC feed has not come through. I'm just calling because this is not an unusual situation. It goes on and on and no one checks it at the top of the hour. It would seem like you would be concerned about this for your news watching public. 

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PBS News Hour

Florida
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I have watched PBS for years, but lately judy Woodruff is too much to take, the bias she is showing takes away from this station as being the last decent place to get unbiased news, the debacle that this country has gone through for over 3years has made a lot of us have no faith in the media in general, understand she is entitled to her own personal views, but wish she could temper her responses when she hears a different point of view from her own.

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your continual dismssal and SPARSE coverage of Bernie Sanders and the grassroots revolution!

Oregon
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I am 63, and for most of my life have supported my local PBS station and NPR. I am now officially divorcing your corporation. Why? You are biased and obviously working for the corporations who support you. After years of gulping down the "belief" that your programming is for the people, I have now awaken to the reality of complete bias on your end against real change that is NOT supported by either the 1 percent nor the corporate welfare state. I am not alone in this awakening. Expect millions of us to finally tune out and no longer support your "business".

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fundraising

Florida
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the ceaseless demands seeking donations is counterproductive

how many more times will you show the carpenters or whatever, then interrupt for the shameless pleading. we don't need to be told. i regret providing support at these times as it is a fortnight where i don't watch any pbs

get your act together

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The NewsHour and more

New Mexico
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Here is the question for PBS and its NewsHour; Do you think that the new information regarding the deliberate poisoning of the families in Flint, Michigan is worthy of a complete segment which will ultimately ask whether a criminal act was committed by the Executives of Veolia, the public utility, whose senior Executives were aware that lead from the city’s pipes could be leaching into drinking water, but never revealed that because they were bidding on another contract?

Does PBS believe that as a network TV station, operating in the interests of the public, and is a TAX Exempt corporation partially operating with tax payers governmental support, should be on the front line of this endless list of corporate environmental criminal behavior or do you think you should continue to behave as all other "For Profit" networks?

We are at the cusp of creating major changes to the American system of government as well as the removal of Corporate Entitlement in our country and in 2020, for the first time in modern history, voters will actually decide which road this nation should take!

Does PBS feel any amount of responsibility toward that end, or does it still feel that "balanced news" or its result, giving both sides of the argument despite the fact that one side continues to lie regularly and the PBS commentators do not challenge them?

What does the management of PBS, a government funded non profit, believe is their responsibility during such times as these, besides "reporting" or having nearly dead commentators espousing decades old rhetoric and analysis, as our nation faces the greatest peril since the Civil War?

It is up to you to decide now, not tomorrow or next year, to clean house and look closely at The Guardian's work and then get a clear picture of what "Non Profit" actually means! History will reveal your complicity, as it has done with the German media decades ago! Is that to be the legacy of your management?

Bill Sortino

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News reporting of election 2020 candidates for President

Hawaii
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I noticed your coverage totally omits Bernie Sanders from consideration of his candidacy for President of the USA. I consider this to be a grave infraction of your duty to function as a "Public" Broadcasting System as PBS is to be. You are evidently quite biased or partisan in your coverage. This is a disservice to the public and betrays your mission. It also makes you liable and vulnerable to being seen as just another propagandist news outlet, similar to FOX. There is a reason Sanders is so popular right now, and you must take this seriously, or you are guilty of misleading the public with a false impression. Please do your job as a public entity for the News. I am quite offended by your lack of coverage of Bernie Sanders.

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Gun museum at Buffalo Bill Historical Society in Cody, WY; aired 12/16/19

California
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Dear Judy, I'm sure the NewsHour statistics about gun ownership in Wyoming are accurate. However, to the best of my knowledge, there has never been a mass school shooting or mass shooting of any kind in Wyoming. As a Wyoming native, I'm asking the NewsHour to add that data to clarify the often mistaken perceptions about Wyoming. Thanks to you and the NewsHour for your excellent public service! Judy Gould Sacramento, CA

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Debate background

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Make it stop It is a hideous distraction and a cheap ploy

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Presidential Debates

Oregon
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I was saddened by the latest Presidential debates, for many reasons, not the least of which was your allowing running commentary during some intermissions. The commentators were superfluous. Viewers like me need time free of talking heads. What these heads had to say was utterly superficial. Viewers deserve time for reflection without the hasty intrusiveness of commentators who seemed be speaking to an audience that hadn’t witnessed What they’re discussing. There was no real analysis, but simple summary. I support Public Broadcasting, but not this atrocious commentary. Also, can you please explain how the questioners and the commentators were chosen, and why no academics (eg. Political scientists, historians, experts in rhetoric/debate )were not chosen as either questioners or commentators?

I look forward to your reply.

George T. Karnezis Georgetkarnezis@gmail.com Portland, Oregon

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NBR

California
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Where's the NBR replacement?! You've had more than a month to line-up/create a replacement. PBS viewers shouldn't have to go to financial cable news for something so essential to modern life.

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Proposal: A Public Option Social Media Platform operated by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Michigan
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Revelations concerning widespread abuse by many commercially available social media platforms are deeply troubling.  These huge platforms have become purveyors of false advertising, both political and commercial, have participated in providing insidious foreign influence and become vehicles for rampant cyber-bullying as well as child pornography. Public trust has been violated in numerous ways, including the sale of private information, the reliance on a lack of user understanding regarding privacy settings and a paucity of legislative and self-regulation in the industry. We have all observed a failure to monitor policy and practice until finally compelled by public and political pressures.  Most alarming is the willful use of the First Amendment as a shield to ignore or avoid actions that will eliminate abuse and regain public trust with ethical behavior.

There is an approach that would effectively address many of the aforementioned unacceptable realities. That approach would be a Public Option Social Media Platform. A nonprofit platform that would offer all of the original family and friend communication services that are not problematic. There would be no advertising and no ability to disseminate false, dangerous or destructive news sources.

Conveniently, the vehicle for this concept already exists. According to its published goals and objectives, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is a private, nonprofit corporation created and funded by Congress in 1967. CPB’s mission is to ensure universal access, over-the-air and online, to high-quality content and telecommunications services that are commercial free and free of charge.

Just as National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) were originally designed as public options to commercial radio and television, so would this Public Social Media (PSM) option be available to those who choose to enroll.

It should be emphasized that this public option, as part of the Corporation For Public Broadcasting, like the proposals for a health care public insurance option, would be a choice to be made by each individual and would in no way be mandatory. In fact, there would be many who would want more than such a public option might offer and choose the commercial options that presently exist. It is also possible that enough individuals would support the public option so that market place forces could generate positive changes in the commercial environment.

There would certainly be many challenges to the development of an appropriate Public Option Social Media Platform but perhaps the time has come in this country for serious consideration.

Michael Rolnick Farmington Hills, Michigan 248-763-2916

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newshour

Georgia
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I am tired of the politics on newshour; please make the news more balanced. I can't believe the hole hour is covering the impeachment hearings. Lots of chit chat, politics and senseless conversations. Please cover more real news; there should be more to cover. Thanks.

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Impeachment coverage

Iowa
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I treasure and look forward to PBS news broadcast since I feel it is the most objective. I must say though that I think much of the time of the reporting is focused on the small details who said what where did they say it. Equally important is the big picture. Take a step back and look at the president's behavior both verbal and actionable. The entire situation regarding the Ukraine demonstrate the behavior of a bully. He demeans any opponent, he deflects any criticism of him to be the work of others. He does not see the bigger picture. Certainly he does not see the importance of the big picture of the United States relationship to Ukraine. He reacts positively to other person's bully behavior and of course all his focus is on himself. How often has he used the term we or the term our? I would invite the NewsHour to interview behavioral professional. I see his overall behavior as typical of what we would expect from the mob boss. His behavior has been unlike any other president in the modern era. I invite PBS to take a long broad total look at his behavior in the context of the office of the President.

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Ageless Living

Kansas
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Hello! I have a request that regarding an upcoming new show "Ageless Living" a show that I beleive is in a few parts and scheduled to start airing in Febuary 2020 but only airing in Mexico at this time. It has any different speakers leading each episode such as Anita Moorjani, and Eben Alexander. My request is that my PBS bring this show to the United States. It will be beneficial for everyone and I have a feeling you will have many requests like this from many others like me. Thank you in advance and please dont hesitate to let me know if I need to do anything further to help this show make it over to the States. Have a wonderful day and thank you again. Nicolle Hartman

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Community Advisory Board Mandates

California
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My local community radio station has one signal, two repeaters and an FM translator covering our rural/semi-rural Northern California region. The station created three advisory boards for its three frequencies -- one original and two translators -- but recently consolidated them into one central advisory board. Consolidating the CABs into a central advisory board excludes reporting from most of the population it serves. Some listener areas -- including the county seat and a state university -- are a two-hour drive from the board meetings and there are diverse and distinct ethnicities, local traditions and economic, educational, and environmental concerns that I believe should be represented. Does each repeater/frequency require a community advisory board? Thank you, Emma Nation

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Impeachment Hearings

November 2019
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I would like to request that PBS show the hearings on impeachment in the primetime hours for people that are unable to watch during the day. 

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Questions on bequests

North Carolina
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Please have someone call us (or give us their telephone number). We would like to make a bequest or a trust for your company in our wills and wonder also if you do estate administration. Thanks, Susan Gouger, 973 328 8551

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Pinkalicious

Maryland
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I watch Pinkalicious with my biracial granddaughter. One particular episode featured the little girl going to the hair dresser. After getting her hair done, Pinkalicious thanks the hairdresser by her first name. It may be coincidental that Pinkalicious is white and the hair dresser is black, but it made me very uncomfortable that this little girl would refer to the adult by her first name, without a title. Does Pinkalicious call all adults by their first name? I don't know but it seemed odd that she would refer to her African American elder by her first name. Perhaps I'm being overly sensitive, but I would hate to think that either Pinkalicious is allowed to call all adults by their first name, or perhaps just the black ones. This is Just a word of concern from the grandmother of a little biracial child who will have a whole world of prejudice to learn about. Hopefully she won't learn about it from PBS.

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Broadcast the Impeachment Hearing

Ohio
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As a “viewer like you” and a contributor not only to our local PBS station but to three public radio stations, I encourage PBS to broadcast gavel-to-gavel coverage of the upcoming impeachment hearing for the reasons as cogently expressed in the full-page ad published in today’s New York Times (and I presume in other newspapers as well). Regardless of one’s position on the matter, access to the information to be developed serves the very purpose for which public broadcasting was established and which is presented absent bias and spin.

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Impeachment hearings

California
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I agree with the call for pbs to broadcast these hearings in the evening, just like you did the Nixon hearings. Serve the public by allowing the majority of working Americans to watch these hearings for themselves! Please! Regular programming won’t forward democracy; these hearings will. Judy Johnson

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Reception in my area

California
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As of Friday, I have been unable to pick up your stations. Wonder if it's just me or problem in my area. Thank you!

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Upcoming Hearings on Impeachment

California
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PBS rebroadcasting the hearings in prime time evening hours would allow working persons unable to see the morning broadcasts ( keeping commentary to a minimum) would be a service to our nation. Just do it!

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The criminal Jamie Diamond

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Gee seeing on your program allowing g him to speak about his helping Detroit is such bullshit. Why didn’t you ask him about his Rico charges or his gold fixing schemes. When did pbs become a PR puppet for Jamie Diamond?

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Impeachment Hearings

South Carolina
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Thank you so very much for providing live coverage of the hearing today. It's vital that Americans get to see such events in real time without the filter of reporters / pundits, and only CPB was willing to do this on air and not just streaming. We live in rural SC without cable and with only limited bandwidth. Without your service, this important event would have been unavailable to us.

We are grateful for CPB, PBS, and WETV-Greenville, SC.

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Impeachment notice during nova

Florida
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Impeachment notice during nova You’re running of a subtitle message to view Impeachment procedures during are you daughter da Vinci nova Copperside is disgusting. I find it insulting when watching a non-political program to be subjected to liberal attacks on our president. I quickly change the channel and will re-examine my donations to PBS in the future.

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