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Judy Woodruff comment

Voicemail received June 20, 2017 from AZ
Feedback:

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

Support of WCNY

Voicemail received June 30, 2017 from NY
Feedback:

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

Washington Week

Received on October 8, 2017 from WV
Feedback:

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

The Trump administration can apparently do nothing right.

My contributions to WV Public broadcasting will cease.

 

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Father Brown

Received on June 5, 2017 from CA
Feedback:

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

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

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

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

About Your Shows

Received on September 7, 2017 from OR
Feedback:

Dear The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting,

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

Sincerely,
XXXXXXX

 

Content not avialable outside of the US

Received on September 17, 2017 from HI
Feedback:

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

 

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Goverment support for The News Hour

Received on September 1, 2017 from MS
Feedback:

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

Your program on the Vietnam War.

Received September 19, 2017 from FL
Feedback:

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

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8/16 Charlie Rose late night show

Received on August 17, 2017 from TN
Feedback:

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

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ISIS

August 24, 2017 from OR
Feedback:

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

Sincere Regards,
XXXX, PhD

 



 

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The news hour

Received on August 29, 2017 from FL
Feedback:

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

Suggestion to make PBS Digital content podcast-friendly

Voicemail received on July 20, 2017 from WA
Feedback:

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

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Technical glitch on PBS NewsHour

Voicemail received on July 26, 2017 from AR
Feedback:

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

Audio complaint about Louisiana station

Voicemail received on July 16, 2017 from LA
Feedback:

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

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

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PBS political involvement

Monday, July 3, 2017
Feedback:

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

 

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Capitol 4th Program

July 4, 2017 from PA
Feedback:

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

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DeVos propaganda

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Feedback:

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

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I'll fly away

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Feedback:

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

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health care

Received on June 27, 2017 from OH
Feedback:

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

 

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After 40 Years We Stopped Watching the PBS Newshour

Received on June 24, 2017 from CA
Feedback:

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

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Sit and Be Fit

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

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

 

Sit and Be Fit

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

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

Going to lose our PBS station

Received on June 17, 2017 from CA
Feedback:

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

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Your interest in public television is greatly appreciated. As part of CPB’s universal service mandate, CPB is committed to seeing that public television programming continues in northern California. CPB distributes community service grants (CSGs) to public television and radio stations around the country. All stations regardless of size must meet basic requirements to be eligible to receive CSG support from CPB. For television, these requirements include maintaining minimum non-federal financial support of $800,000 based on a three-year average. Other CSG funding requirements include meeting a variety of legal, managerial, staffing and operational criteria. As required by the Public Broadcasting Act, CPB sets CSG policy through a formal consultative process with station grantees. As a result, funding includes a base grant and incentive grants tied to non-federal financial support raised by the grantee. Our objective is to have a funding structure that will support a diverse public TV and radio system that serves all Americans. For many years CPB's television CSG program has developed a variety of provisions that provide special assistance to small and rural stations. These include the Universal Service Support Grant, created in recognition of the challenges of stations serving small and rural populations. We share your concern that it may be difficult for PBS North Coast (KEET-TV) operating as a stand-alone station to raise the money needed to meet the basic grant criteria. The KEET-TV Executive Director/CEO and the Board Chair indicate that they believe the station can reach the goal of the minimum three-year average in addition to raising funds needed to replace their aging building. We are supporting those efforts and KEET-TV’s leadership has agreed to work with CPB on options to continue service should their fundraising fall short. Thank you again for your inquiry, concern and support of KEET-TV.

After 40 Years We Stopped Watching the PBS Newshour

Received June 24, 2017 from CA
Feedback:

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

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KCET program comment

Voicemail Received from CA
Feedback:

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

Tunnel season 2 not carried on station

Voicemail Received from VT
Feedback:

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

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CPB political advocacy guidelines?

June 18, 2017
Feedback:

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

 

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Bequest to PBS

June 23, 2017
Feedback:

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

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Sit and Be Fit local airtime

Received on June 15, 2017 from CA
Feedback:

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

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

June 23, 2017
Feedback:

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

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Broadcast coverage of Iran

Voicemail received from PA June 30, 2017
Feedback:

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

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Programming

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Feedback:

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

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

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

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Real Boy Documentary

Voicemail Received on June 13, 2017 from DC
Feedback:

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

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Sit and Be Fit

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

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

Judy Woodruff

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

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

PBS Newshour

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Feedback:

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

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

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

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

 

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Lack of programming

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Feedback:

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

 

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contributions

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Feedback:

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

 

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PBS NewsHour coverage of Jim Comey dismissal

Voicemail from LA
Feedback:

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

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News Hour

Monday, May 8, 2017
Feedback:

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

 

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Mary Moo Cow show

May 26, 2017
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Hello,
My name is XXXXX and I think that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting should make a Mary Moo Cow show on PBS Kids just like the Mary Moo Cow show on the Arthur show. Please make a Mary Moo Cow show really soon.

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About Your Shows

Thursday, April 6, 2017
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Dear The Corporation For Public Broadcasting,

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

 

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Federal Funding

Monday, April 10, 2017
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I sent this to my congressional reps last night and thought I should share with your office also - cause I am sure no one ever thinks about this - we are not on anyone's radar. No response to me is needed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your time.

 

Question

Sunday, April 16, 2017
Feedback:

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

 

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Dying to be a Martyr

Thursday, April 13, 2017
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The apparent focus and content of this 'lesson plan' is outrageous. It should be pulled immediately and not allowed to be taught to our children. Who at CPB, PBS or J.P. Morgan thinks that this product is a good thing? Who? Whoever is reading this, if anyone at all, please ask yourself if you would want your own child, grandchild or other family members to be taught this nonsense?

 

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PBS News Hour

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Feedback:

Dear Ms. Woodruff, 

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

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

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

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

With  admiration and appreciation,

 

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Lidia Bastianich

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

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

 

 

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Howrd Husock

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

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

Funding

Pennsylvania
Feedback:

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

NPR

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Feedback:

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

 

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PBS/KQED Ken Burns American Storyteller

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

 

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OK - now what?

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

 

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Heads will roll

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

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The letter from the President of CPB

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

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

 

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Public Funding

March 17, 2017
Feedback:

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

 

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Can't wait until CPB loses its public funding!

March 16, 2017
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I am especially looking forward to CPB losing its grip on the public teat when Trump's budget goes through and puts an end to your blatant liberal/progressive bias in programming, news, and commentary. All I can say is: IT'S ABOUT TIME!

 

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Funding

March 18, 2017
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Likely budget cuts suggest it's time for PBS to depend less on govt money. I hope you are not waiting for the axe to fall before making outside-the-box changes. I am a listener/viewer and supporter for many years but seems like govt money has allowed unsustainable expansion in every direction. Do you really need to broadcast 24x7? Are so many stations really nexessary in a single area? And with streaming it seems a lot of infrastructure could be eliminated. PBS has become a forum for weeks long commercials for every 'health' evangelist on earth, many of them questionable (Amen at the top of the list) all spouting the same information. Why not turn off PBS for a two week period and post a pledge message on screen. With nothing worthwhile to watch, maybe folks will cut loose their green. And how about selling DVDs of the early (1980s) sessme street programs. They were great. Everyone should watch them. Self sustaining must be your plan going forward. start now!

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Federal Budget Cuts

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

 

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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Feedback:

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

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

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

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

 

C-Span hearing with Patricia de Stacey Harrison

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Feedback:

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

 

Voices

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Feedback:

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

 

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Program/project idea

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

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

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

 

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PBS News Hour

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Feedback:

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

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

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

 

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About Your Shows

Sunday, January 29, 2017
Feedback:

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

 

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NewsHour

January 11, 2017
Feedback:

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

 

PBS News Hour

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Feedback:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Daniel Tiger Live - Exorbitant Ticket Service Fees

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

Newshour

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

We watch most every night.

 

Keep the funds coming idea

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