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Finding your roots. Season seven. Country roots

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

NPR on air availability

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

PBS Newshour Amna Nawaz

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

Newshour

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

PBS NewsHour

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

CPB Television Content

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

Washington Week

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

PBS News Hour

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

NPR Sundays

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

PBS NewsHour Anti-Israel Bias

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

PBS NewsHour

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

Amna Nawaz

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

PBS Newshour

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

Jeffrey Goldberg

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

Washington Week

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

Grant refund

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

PBS News hour

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

Ayesha Roscoe

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

News coverage of UN Secretary General Guterres' use of Article 99 on 12/7/23

Washington
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I watched the television Newshour coverage of Secretary Guterres' use of Article 99 to bring the matter of humanitarian crisis in Gaza before the United Nations Security Council. The NewsHour failed to provide sufficient context and certainly did not provide all the facts of the story itself. The NewsHour coverage failed to live up to its own standard for accuracy. Invoking Article 99 is the only means by which the Secretary General of the UN can bring attention to, “any matter which, in his opinion, may threaten the maintenance of international peace and security.” This is the first time in 50 years, since the crisis that led to the partitioning of Bangladesh, that Article 99 has been invoked. It's being done for good reason. Why did I not hear the rest of the story on PBS television?

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Mistitled programs

North Carolina
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Sirs, several times lately your programs are listed wrongly. Is no one minding the store? Today all Creatures Great and Small is actually a Lucy Worley history of the London Tower. This ha been off and on for weeks. ERlier today Samantha Brown was actually Curious Traveler. Is someone not reading before loading the show?

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