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PBS Newshour

California
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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.

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Arizona
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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?

NPR supporting Looting! Fix this.

New York
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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
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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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Arthur Anti-Racism Episode

August 31, 2020
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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
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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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General

Virginia
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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
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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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NPR - In defense of looting

California
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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

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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
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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
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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 News Hour

North Carolina
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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
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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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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
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Thank you

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

COVID-19 update

Montana
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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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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
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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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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

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RNC Convention

August 25, 2020 from MT
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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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Yamiche Alcindor, The News Hour

Maryland
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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

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Yamiche Alcindor

Feedback:

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
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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
Feedback:

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

California
Feedback:

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

PBS Newshour - Judy Woodruff

Illinois
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

WILL THE CPB REPORT RIOT SHOOTING PEOPLE IN THEIR CARS

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PBS NewsHour

July 13, 2020 from Maryland
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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

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Voter Fraud

Georgia
Feedback:

Will CPB report on California voter fraud?

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PBS NewsHour

July 24, 2020
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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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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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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.

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
Feedback:

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!!!

 

quinonesb013. 

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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:

https://m.facebook.com/philip.miller.50951?refid=7

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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.

The talk - what happened?

New York
Feedback:

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?

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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 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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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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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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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 ...

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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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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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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
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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
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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

Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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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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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PBS News Hour

Florida
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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

Feedback:

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

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Presidential Debates

Oregon
Feedback:

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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Impeachment coverage

Iowa
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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

Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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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PBS News

Florida
Feedback:

I have been watching the Lehrer report/PBS News with Judy Woodruff for many year years. She is a great reporter and an elegant lady.

Lately, she seems to be a little bias. Why give all this time to Hillary and her daughter for her book’s advertisement? Please, be objective for there are real authors out there who would enrich the public’s knowledge. Another handicap of these news is the addition of some not very capable women reporters who they really do not belong there. Those are: Yamish, whose speech is poor and inadequate weak reports. Another is Lisa who her trying to “compliment” Judy with her low level reports. Finally, Amna Nawaz with her long appalling nails, her strong body language and expressions and one sided reports, is hard to take. PBS News has lost its serious approach to the news. It is all about performance. Please hire some serious people.

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

Michigan
Feedback:

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
Feedback:

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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PBS News Hour Judy Woodruff

Illinois
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Over the years, I have been proud to support PBS. Public has always remained the important element. However, and especially during the PBS News Hour with Judy Woodruff, public has transcended into partiality. What happened to the second voice? With almost every airing, Ms Woodruff's reporting appears one-voiced. We miss Gwen Eifel, and would like to see and hear another opinion. Please give us balance once again. We don't all hate nor disrespect our President. Most all her stories suggest all Americans hate it's President.

Ken Burns Country Music series

Indiana
Feedback:

We watched it every night and enjoyed it very much. Really in depth and compresensive. We learned many interesting tidbits and facts about many of the early countyry/ hillbilly/blue grass stars we'd heard of but didn't know much about. Thank you and Ken Burns for producing such wonderful mini-series.

Ken Burns 8 part 2 hour series - country music

Pennsylvania
Feedback:

Really enjoyed the Burns series. It was great. Did not miss any of the series. We were glued to our seats for each evening. Thank you for such a quality presentation. We love public tv.

PBS News Hour - 10/3/19

Arizona
Feedback:

Very disappointed with comment from the US Attorney General (under Bush). I watch (carefully) news for content, not insult. Too much `noise' and very little `signal.' He insulted the co-commentator at the end of the interviews with " ... a lotta syllables in there but ... not a lotta substance." Please select commentators for interview who are mature enough to match the viewership.

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Judy Woodruff's Interview With Vice President Pence

Michigan
Feedback:

Dear Ms Woodruff~ Thank you for such a truth searching interview with Vice President Pence. Your in depth probing of the truth was excellent. You effectively revealed that we have a President who is untruthful and a Vice President who echoes the same defect. What a sad state of affairs when lying to the American people has become so commonplace. It was obvious from your questioning the Vice President was untruthful. Pence's question avoidance as well as his spinning and tap dancing around your probing and revealing questions exposed his character for what it is....deceptive and intellectually insufficient!! Once again, thank you for exposing such an untruthful person. C. William Howe, Bath, Michigan

General programing

Feedback:

I do not listen much to NPR, but when I do, I always wonder why you as a corporation, lean so far left! Most legitimate news organizations give both sides of any given subject, and let the listeners choose how They feel and who/what they support! Federal money (my tax dollars) should not fund a fully left leaning organization!

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bias

South Carolina
Feedback:

Its obvious that mainstream media including NEWSHOUR is attempting to drive down President Trump's approval rating with bias reporting. President Trump has not been found guilty of any crime. WE THE PEOPLE stand by our president, unlike NEWSHOUR, and will win the election.

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PBS news hour 4 oct 2019

Colorado
Feedback:

Hi I would like to know the name of the artist and song you played on the section on Uighurs in China. It is very beautiful and I want to buy it. Could you please send me the information? Thanks in advance.

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Collaboration

Feedback:

Greetings

I am a journalist and a broadcaster and firm believer in the freedom.of the press and freedom of speech I read up on CPB and am amazed at the talented members of the Org I heard the speech of President and CEO on factual based journalism . And am absolutely delighted to see such work being done.

As a credible journalist , writer , thinker and leader , kindly allow me to send my profile to the relevant department so that I may get a chance to work with your community at CPB.

I host and produce the longest running radio show in my country and also write and publish my work . Forte being environmental journalism, public policy , governance and leadership. Currently I am editor for SIE - Society for International Education.

I am based in pakistan and need assistance to come and work with your team. Also advise how I can work in collaboration with CPB print and broadcast media and utilise my expertise.

Much grateful and obliged.

Zeeshan Shah . M: 92 333 0206401 E : shahze111@gmail.com SKY : zandalee73

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TV channel 6, Minot, ND

North Dakota
Feedback:

Why can I no longer receive PBS channels, over the air, in Minot? When I scan for these channels, nothing shows up.

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PBS Kids

Feedback:

Hello, I am not sure you are the correct department to ask but I have hopes that you will forward to appropriate staff. I am writing to ask you to make the PBS kids app available on Roku Canada. I purchased a Roku thinking I could access shows like Arthur, Daniel Tiger and Sesame Street only to be told it’s not available in our region. Roku suggested I ask you to consider making the app available here. My children love the shows and I would love to be able to easily access them. Thank you for your time, Karmen Douglas

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Hillary suppose to be about Book but was free add

Wyoming
Feedback:

So sick of Judy and her bias reporting...last night giving Hillary a free window and add, never mentioning Bill, or her poor performance as Sect. Of State and all the crimes was insulting to the viewer no matter their political views..I am not going to watch PBS “news” or Miss Judy, who is so carried away with her own agenda again.

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propaganda

Georgia
Feedback:

Notice during judy woodwards interview with crooked Hillary Clinton that Judy hid behind President Trumps tweets; instead of asking her directly about subpoenas.

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Trump supporters attacked

Connecticut
Feedback:

Guess CPB will not report on the attack of supporters of President Trump after the Minnesota ralley?

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evening programming

New York
Feedback:

I don 't understand how you can solicit donations and then serve up reruns of very mediocre British mysteries! What happened to the excellent series such as Chief Inspector Morse or Branaugh's Swedish detective, Wallander? Does it all have to be so lightweight along with already broadcast?! I'm one who would love to watch an hour or two of an excellent, adult drama every night of the week. Is it too much to ask? What gives?

The classic Sherlock Holmes was excellent (I don't like the new postmodernist version --ugh) So was that female police duo: Scott and Bailey Prime Suspect was excellent Vera is generally good Unforgotten was good Foyle's War was worth watching Even Ms Marple had a lot going for it.

But Father Brown, Miss Fischer, Midsummer Night Murders, Bletchley Circle, are all very lightweight.

I thought you wanted to be the channel for college graduates with intellectually substantial programming. This ain't it!

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election debates

Oregon
Feedback:

I used to be able to watch each entire election debate on Newshour, but now the debates are exclusive to CNN, which isn't included in DISH. I search online to get the debate coverage that I think every US citizen should be able to watch for free. Isn't there some way that you could cover the debates so that those of us who don't get all the cable channels could familiarize ourselves w/the candidates? I think debates are important. I am not good w/the computer, but if you show the entire debate online, please let me know how to find it. Thanks.

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I am looking to start my own TV station and am looking for guidance.

New Mexico
Feedback:

I am in Southeastern New Mexico. More precisely in Lea county New Mexico. I would like to seek any guidance in this area. I have read all about the syndicated TV stations. This is something I do not want to do. I am looking at doing all original programing. This in the means that I produce everything locally. What I am trying to do is make a TV station for my general location. That being I believe from all of the populus that I have talked to think the same way. They are looking for a local station that has their interest and not someone elses from over 80 miles away. I have started looking into the cable TV system deliveries here. I think my best bet is to do my own thing on that area. Just like the old time broadcasting but with digital programing instead of the old time way of doing things. I am looking in to waiting for the repack to finish to be able to put my name in the hat for a FCC broadcasting license, Any guidance or help would be a big help for me. Before you ask I will let you know about myself. I am a current student at the LA Film School. Working on my BA for Digital Filmmaking. I know that TV is a much different monster than producing film. But with the out cry of support from everyone I have talked to. I believe that I should ask to see what can I do to start.

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Failure to Rescan

Tennessee
Feedback:

On Oct 23, 2019 viewers were advised to rescan as the channels were changing. I rescanned as I have done many times for various reasons. This time PBS was gone. I am about 30 miles from Sneedville, TN and have been receiving PBS very well in several location in the Tri-Cities area. I have been at my current location about three years and have always had good reception especially for PBS on channel 2. Webantenna.com lists PBS antenna requirement for my area as a multi directional antenna with amplifier. I recanned several time still no PBS. However, in my efforts I did get channel 10 out of Knoxville which is 100 miles away. I have all my other channels with no issues. Where is PBS? I have been enjoying PBS for many years. I was watching Poldark every Sunday but today no PBS. I do have a PBS app on my phone that would allow me to stream various shows. However the PBS app requires signing up with a donation. I am retired and have nothing to donate. I don't have pay tv which is why I depend on OTA tv. I am sorely disappointed that I can no longer receive PBS. I suppose we all live in a Trump world were only the people with money are served. One more reason not to vote for Trump.

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Mark Shields

California
Feedback:

Lately, some news people have admitted that they spent too much time and placed too much significance on Hillary Clinton's email. Near the election, Mark Shields was very, very, very critical of her. He was not that extreme to Trump. It was infuriating and sexist. I wrote several emails at the time. He really needs to apologize. He said after the election, that he was just so surprised not taking any responsibility for the terrible things he said.

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hoax

Georgia
Feedback:

have fun covering this impeachment because its boring already

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House of Rep

South Carolina
Feedback:

will CPB report that Adam Schiff is a witness in his own hearing?

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election medling

Hawaii
Feedback:

The Newshour and Democrats are complicit in trying to slander President Trump and change the outcome of the upcoming election

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WNYC Morning Brief

New York
Feedback:

WNYC refuses to email me their Morning Brief after doing so for quite a while. I don't think a public entity should be doing this. Do you?

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Call The Midwife

Kentucky
Feedback:

Please stop censoring Call The Midwife.

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Considerations for possible membership renewal

California
Feedback:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks you,

Barbara Brady Lapsed KQED Member

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NOVA -The Pyramid Code

Minnesota
Feedback:

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

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Behind the Scenes with Laurence Fishburne

Minnesota
Feedback:

Hello,

I'm contacting CPB to ascertain whether you have ever heard of or aired educational programming entitled "Behind the Scenes with Laurence Fishburne," https://behindthesceneslf.com. I'm asking because we're a small business designing innovative public infrastructure, and we've been contacted by this company (BSLF) and asked to film a segment about our products. They tell us that Public Television airs these segments from time to time. It all sounds legitimate, but they want a lot of money from us up front for production costs, and we want to ensure that they are a legitimate entity before we engage with them -- or send them money.

Can you please tell me if you've heard of this company and if CPB has aired any of their programming?

Thank you, Susan Altenbach President DezignLine Susan@DezignLine.com 612-850-0760

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General

Feedback:

GPB has always been thought of as a good source for education, however a lot of the show has gotten so political and of course no doubt GPB is very liberal. Why do you have to push so many interviews with people like Irene Monroe. I don't think its good to display a person with her views. There is so many good pastors in America but you have interview someone who tries to change the Bible to fit their lifestyle. Sick and tired of GPB's trying to shove these type of shows on our youth. I will never donate to this corrupt type of views.

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poor quality sound

Massachusetts
Feedback:

For the past two evenings the audio on my Newshour livestream has cut in and out as the program progresses. I have tried rebooting my computer and viewing directly from YouTube to no avail. I love your news program and don't want to miss any of it. Are other viewers reporting a similar problem? (I live in the greater Boston area; my local station is WGBH)

Thank you, Sara Jacobson

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PBS

North Carolina
Feedback:

Sent to PBS: CPB is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. PBS I understand you are independent of the CPB,however I am shocked that you have someone so one sided in their comments and opinions as Mark Shields that appears on the PBS NEWS HOUR.I am independent and try diligently to find “just news”.This guy has so much hate for Trump that it seems to spew out of him.My gosh give someone else a chance and let him join MSNBC or CNN where you at least know what you are getting.Please-get him off of there so I can have some real news and do justice with your CPB dollars. Thank You, Bobby Brown 336 201 2009 877 Brookleigh Ct Winston-Salem,N.C.27104

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PBS NewsHour online audio problem

Vermont
Feedback:

September 22 2019. Hello, over a number of days now I have noticed the audio cutting in and out frequently on online playback of PBS NewsHour episodes. Both on YouTube and on the PBS website. Help! I am missing my favorite program. Thanks, Lauren

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Stuck record

Utah
Feedback:

You guys are better than this! It should not take 30 minutes to fix a stuck record.

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Newshour

Florida
Feedback:

Newshour has become un-watchable due to its bias and the slurs of our President.

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Sit and Be Fit

September 5, 2019
Feedback:

Hello. Thank you so much for having Sit and be Fit on television. I really appreciate the show. I watch it every day and work out to the program. Thank you again!

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PBS NewsHour

August 29, 2019
Feedback:

My name is xx, and I live in Washington, DC. I was watching Judy Woodruff regarding her segment with Mr. Cucinnelli about immigration for children born of American parents outside of the country. I was shocked and offended for the content and her position on this, not letting Mr. Cucinnelli verify and explain this new legislation. I am this person that she defined as being helpless and unable to come to this country to participate, that would need handouts at every single corner. I was so disgusting because every point that he countered for her, she didn't want to hear. I was born in Canada. My parents were Americans working outside of the US. Never, at any time, did myself or my siblings expect handouts, welfare, be given this opportunity to come to this country and loathe. We were so honored to come to this country, participate in this economy, and pursue our goals and dreams. I am disgusted by Judy Woodruff. 

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

Oregon
Feedback:

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

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

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PBS Kids

April 9, 2019
Feedback:

I just want to give you a big thank you for supporting PBS Kids. Coming from a mom with little education and from a country in South America. I have two little kids that are three and six. These are the TV shows that they watch every day and because of you guys, they can have access to these educational TV shows. I am a stay at home mom with an autoimmune condition. I do not work and I can not afford TV cable. They learn a lot from your programs, so I wanted to say a big thank you from our family. 

Thank you, Judy Woodruff!

North Carolina
Feedback:

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

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Tues 9/3 French mystery program

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

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Closed Captioning

Feedback:

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

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PBS newshour

Arizona
Feedback:

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

Dick & Cheryl Christenson, Sedona, AZ.

PBS NewsHour

July 2019
Feedback:

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

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Reception

July 2019
Feedback:

I just wanted to mention how very sad it is that people can’t get public broadcasting stations over the air unless they live certain areas. I have an excellent attenta and I can always get Fox but I can only get WTTW when you’re having a fundraiser event. Other than that, I don’t. As a taxpayer, although I’m working poor so I don’t pay a lot towards you, I think its really sad that there is no effort made to ensure that the working poor who need this type of television programming are considered. That’s my comment, very sad. I miss watching many, many programs, but I’m poor so you don’t care.  

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PBS NewsHour

June 2019
Feedback:

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

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Station Logo

July 2019
Feedback:

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

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Presidential debates

Feedback:

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

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Arthur

June 2019
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Hi my name is … I have a concern about the new premier of the cartoon Arthur that is going to view this fall. I’m concerned with same-sex marriage. I would certainly like to complain about that and urge you not to do that.  

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Sound quality

Feedback:

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

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Arthur

June 2019
Feedback:

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

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NPR News Hour

Tennessee
Feedback:

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

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WGBH August 2019 pledge week shows

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

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NPR Newshour August 5, 2019

Wisconsin
Feedback:

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

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Arthur

July 2019
Feedback:

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

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Recent program on reviving old music in Warsaw

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

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

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

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Arthur

July 2019
Feedback:

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

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Carole King "Shot down the congregation."

Wisconsin
Feedback:

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

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KHSU

April 11, 2019
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I am calling regarding the demise of public radio station KHSU, located on the campus of Humbolt State University in Arcata, California. This has become a big surprise. It is a very important link between the university and the community. There has been a huge outcry from everyone in the community regarding the shrinking of this radio station and cutting out local programs and cutting out volunteers who have donated a tremendous amount of time over the past decade. This is a shock to everyone and we don't know how or why this happened and what can be done about it. If you could give me any of these answers that would be great. 707 845 0242

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Becoming biased

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

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KHSU

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Hi, I'm calling today in regards to one of the rural radio stations in Northern California, KHSU. It's located at Humbolt State University. I know its in a category of educational stations, but its also been a community radio station for sixty years. KHSU today laid off most of their employees and are left with two employees, even the people that were paid by the university were laid off. The volunteers and their programs, of which I am a long-time volunteer, have been terminated as well. Somebody who was on air had to end in the middle of his program and its now a canned program that they apparently 

 

This has been a big blow to the community. 

 

I don't know if anyone has brought it to your attention. 

 

I guess the person in charge now is the Vice President 

 

along with the President of the University 

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Judy Woodruff should retire

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

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my radio show

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

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

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

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

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

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WAMC

July 2019
Feedback:

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

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PBS NewsHour

August 2019
Feedback:

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

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Commercial music being played on a public broadcasting station

New York
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Hi, my concerns are with WFUV, a public station in the Bronx, NY. They feature what I find to be very unimaginitive programming which reflects mainstream commercial airplay. Are there standards for these public stations? Is there someone I can speak to about this? Thanks for your assistance. Brian Aspinwall

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PASSPORT programs only accessible by members

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

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Equity and fairness (propaganda of the socialist agenda)

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

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the Mueller questioning

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

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Access to programs on by PASSPORT

Feedback:

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

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Washington Week in Review

California
Feedback:

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

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

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About Your Shows

Oregon
Feedback:

Dear The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting,

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

Sincerely, Harrison

David Gelles should have asked about marketing

Montana
Feedback:

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

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

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

Sincerely yours, Verne W House, Ancient Fan

PBS obsessed with the rich

Feedback:

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

PBS NewsHour

Delaware
Feedback:

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

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Arthur cartoon

Alabama
Feedback:

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

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Finding your roots

Feedback:

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

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WHYY Passport

New Jersey
Feedback:

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

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PBS's current series about the next flu pandemic

Oklahoma
Feedback:

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

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Disappointment with PBS News Hour

New York
Feedback:

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

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

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Amanpour and Company

California
Feedback:

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

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Bias attitude

Feedback:

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

Evening news anchors

Indiana
Feedback:

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

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Arthur Children's Program

New Jersey
Feedback:

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

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Morning Edition 6/27/2019

Puerto Rico
Feedback:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mr. Ratburn has a gay wedding

New York
Feedback:

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

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Arthur

North Carolina
Feedback:

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

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Arthur

Ohio
Feedback:

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

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Arthur

Texas
Feedback:

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

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Arthur gets married to a male

Illinois
Feedback:

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

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Arthur

Illinois
Feedback:

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

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

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Arthur cartoon wedding

North Carolina
Feedback:

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

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arthur

California
Feedback:

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

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PBS show Arthur

Arkansas
Feedback:

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

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Arthur

Georgia
Feedback:

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

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Arthur

Texas
Feedback:

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

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Arthur

Alabama
Feedback:

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

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Boss: The Black Experience in Business

District Of Columbia
Feedback:

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

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

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Arthur

Michigan
Feedback:

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

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

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

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

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

Fucking dumb ass canadians.

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

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Washington Week

Illinois
Feedback:

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

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WW2 Army Nurses - Time to honor these brave women!

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

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

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

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Annual fnd raising requirement per PBS station

California
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It is my understanding that the amount of public donatis required by each PBS station, regardless of size, location or population served, is $800,000 annually. I live in a realitivley rural area in California and my local PBS station (KEET) my source for reliable news and programming that icludes eduction nad entertainment unattainable via other sources. My concern is that my local station is required to raise the same amount as much larger, urban areas that have many times the number of residents and potential donors. This somehow does not seem fair or equitable if the CPB is truly interested in serving all residents in our nation. Please hep me understand how a single required contribution figure for all communities regardless of size can be fairly identified. Thank you. John R. Fesler & Janet E. Fesler

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Arthur Children's Cartoon

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

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Disappointment with "Arthur"

Feedback:

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

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PBS Newshour

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

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PBS NewsHour

February 6, 2019
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I’m watching Judy Woodruff’s NewsHour, and I have to tell you, whoever that lady is, Yamiche something rather, who’s doing foreign policy, just really doesn’t make it highly ineffective, talks too fast, impossible for you guys to keep her, and no, hopefully, I’m not a racist.

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PBS NewsHour

January 29, 2019
Feedback:

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

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PBS NewsHour

January 19, 2019
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I just listened to Yamiche Alcindor on your NewsHour, and I have to tell you, she is an embarrassment. She does not come off. You’ve got to get somebody else; it’s destroying your credibility. And by the way, I am a supporter of you guys.

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PBS NewsHour

January 11, 2019 from Massachusetts
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Hi …, 555-555-5555, calling from the Boston, Massachusetts area, watching PBS NewsHour, enjoy the programming, talking about the Trump, the border wall, the government shutdown. If we could also add into our reporting, just to make it fair and balanced, every government shutdown has been precipitated by someone wanting something. One side holds up another person’s bill or legislation, and if the congressmen want to talk about temper tantrums, look all the way back to Jimmy Carter when the Congress held up, or shut the government down for eleven days for higher wages and leveraging some things with abortion rights. We had another shutdown for Obamacare. It’s the nature of politics; it’s just how politics happens. You put a bill on the floor, we hold it up until you can add some appropriations for us, and if you can add this or that for us into your package, we’ll vote for it, if not, we’re going to hold up your bill, your legislation. It’s the way politics are done; everybody leverages the other person to get what they want, and Trump isn’t the first person to do a shutdown, let’s be fair about how we color this, and what the effects are. I’d like to see that more of that on both sides of PBS. We’ll leave it at that, and I appreciate you letting me leave a comment. Thank you.

Climate Change

January 2, 2019
Feedback:

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

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Donations

December 31, 2018
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I’m calling because I want to donate this evening before the end of the night; I know it’s late, but still I want to donate. And, in doing so, I’ve had difficulty because I’ve filled everything out, and the last page, just before the donation, I have everything in there, and a highlight comes up: “Payment information required,” which I’ve put on there, my card number: “Unknown card type.” And I made sure it said credit debit card. Now why won’t that go through? I keep saying complete your donation, and it says, “Oops, some information is missing.” Well, “Payment information required,” I don’t know what they want. And “Unknown card type,” well, I pressed Visa. I want to get this done tonight. If somebody is there, and probably not, or if somebody is there, I’d like a callback. Thank you. My number is 555-555-5555, and I was a donator last year as well, I don’t know when that expires. Okay, see if you can help me out. Bye-bye.

NewsHour

Virginia
Feedback:

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

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Local Stations

Feedback:

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

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Poor reception on Channel 25 WNYE of BBC

New York
Feedback:

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

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Editorial

April 2019
Feedback:

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

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Time’s Up CPB

Oklahoma
Feedback:

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

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PBS NewsHour

April 2019
Feedback:

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

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Passport

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

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Sit and Be Fit

April 2019
Feedback:

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

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WUCF TV ORLANDO

Florida
Feedback:

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

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PBS News Hour

Massachusetts
Feedback:

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

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PBS Kids Spotlight

Florida
Feedback:

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

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un biased news reporting

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

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The Dominican Republic

Arizona
Feedback:

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

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Antiques Roadshow

March 11, 2019
Feedback:

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

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Reception

March 11, 2019
Feedback:

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

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Programming

February 28, 2019
Feedback:

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

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Confusion on Ombudsman page

District Of Columbia
Feedback:

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

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

NPR, March 9, 2019, Scott Simons, host

Maine
Feedback:

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

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

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

Sincerely, Debra Yates, Brunswick Maine

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casting question

Colorado
Feedback:

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

Thanks for your help, and all the great programs!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Rebecca Potter

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PBS Newshour

Connecticut
Feedback:

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

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News Programing

Georgia
Feedback:

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

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Request for Donations!

New York
Feedback:

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

MEDIA DIVERSITY 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Brooks and Shields

California
Feedback:

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

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roots

New Jersey
Feedback:

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

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FINDING YOUR ROOTS

New York
Feedback:

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

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Elham Omar program

Virginia
Feedback:

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

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Your biased "reporting"

Ohio
Feedback:

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

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NOVA

Louisiana
Feedback:

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

Amanpour & Company

Oregon
Feedback:

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

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NPR

Colorado
Feedback:

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

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

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

Thank you!

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advertising

Washington
Feedback:

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

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

Michigan
Feedback:

Hello,

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

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

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Quality of presenters on PBS News Hour

Colorado
Feedback:

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

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Government shutdown

New York
Feedback:

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

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About Your Shows

Oregon
Feedback:

Dear The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting,

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

Sincerely, Harrison

Lost faith in CPB

Hawaii
Feedback:

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

Those days are now over.

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

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

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

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

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INDEPENDENT LENS - "THE KING"

New York
Feedback:

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

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

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HAPPY YOGA

New York
Feedback:

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

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Brooks and Shields

Arizona
Feedback:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

James Haines

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The Collection

Florida
Feedback:

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

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Children of the Night-1989-Documentary by Ray Telles

Alabama
Feedback:

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

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Social Media

Washington
Feedback:

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

IT Organizational Chart Records Request

Washington
Feedback:

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

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

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PBS Newshour

North Dakota
Feedback:

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

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San Diego KPBS

California
Feedback:

Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dan Dunifer 619-733-3925

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Finding Your Roots Gloria Steinem Playboy

Arizona
Feedback:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pubs news hour

Texas
Feedback:

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

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Trump's showdown

New York
Feedback:

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

Dear PBS, dear Frontline! 

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

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

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

Dr Sandor Balogh, Prof. emeritus

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Tonight on FRONTLINE, our new season begins.

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

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

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

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

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

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PBS Newshour

August 8, 2018
Feedback:

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

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Fairness

New York
Feedback:

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

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NPR

North Carolina
Feedback:

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

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1983 I'll Fly Away A Gospel Celebration

Kansas
Feedback:

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

Montel Ratliff

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Searching for- Making Scense of the Sixties series

Maryland
Feedback:

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

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About Your Shows

Oregon
Feedback:

Dear The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting,

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

Sincerely, Harrison

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Public Media Employment opportunities website is broken

Massachusetts
Feedback:

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

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Disappointing Interview of Physics Nobel laureate Dr. Strickland

New York
Feedback:

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

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PBS Newshour

Illinois
Feedback:

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

Regards, Chester Reft

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

Oregon
Feedback:

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

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

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Arampour

Feedback:

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

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

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

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

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Sit and Be Fit

Florida
Feedback:

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

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Sustainability programme about a number of African farmer tribes.

Washington
Feedback:

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

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

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

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Interview with Trump fired WH

Texas
Feedback:

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

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Transparency - Publication of Corporate Sponsors/Underwriters and Contributionss

California
Feedback:

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

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Washington Week is declining in quality

California
Feedback:

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

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

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

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newshour

California
Feedback:

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

YOU HAVE CREATED THAT IDIOT BY COVERING HIM

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Over the air PBS broadcast

Vermont
Feedback:

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

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NOVA

Pennsylvania
Feedback:

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

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donation solicitation

Oregon
Feedback:

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

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

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Education Week 8/28 on-air correspondent

Kansas
Feedback:

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

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About Your Shows

Oregon
Feedback:

Dear The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting,

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

Sincerely, Harrison

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Capital Fourth

Alabama
Feedback:

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

Capitol Fourth

Idaho
Feedback:

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

Capitol Fourth Concert

Virginia
Feedback:

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

Capital Fourth Concert and People with Disabilities

Maryland
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Dear CPB,

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

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

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Newshour

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

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About Your Web Sites

Oregon
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Dear The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting,

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

Sincerely, Harrison

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

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

Many thanks

Katie

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

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

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

Cumulative SAS Reporting - Salary Information

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

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

New York
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Dear Ms. Zerger and Ms. Woodruff,

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

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

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

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

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The News Hour

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

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Going to War

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

Sgt. Brian Grinston, USMC (1991-1995)

Equal representation of issues

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

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

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

Voting citizen,

Jason Schultz Provo, Utah

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Free Broadcasting

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

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Going to War

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

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Station Revenue Reports

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Good afternoon,

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

Thank you

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Narrators & Background

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

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Royal wedding watch

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

Cathy Branch

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

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

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

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

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About Your Shows

Oregon
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Dear The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting,

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

Sincerely, Harrison

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

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

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Organization of PBS

Feedback:

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

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Entertainment

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

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

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About Developer job

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

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My federal taxes used to support leftist views

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

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NPR Editorial Concerns

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

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Programming Comment

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

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Director Mueller explain FBI terrorizing framing people

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

POTUS/Corporation for Public Broadcasting OIG Mary Mitchelson

Feedback:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Use of my tax dollars

California
Feedback:

To the Board of Directors of CPB:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Respectfully, Johanna Delay

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Sherlock

March 23, 2018 from Washington
Feedback:

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

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Technical Issue

March 20, 2018 from California
Feedback:

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

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New conservative talk show

Massachusetts
Feedback:

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

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Is my local PBS station financially tied to the NRA?

Colorado
Feedback:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Kim Johnson President & General Manager

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

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Interactive Dust Bowl

Illinois
Feedback:

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

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Sit and be Fit

February 28, 2018
Feedback:

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

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Programming Request

March 16, 2018
Feedback:

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

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Praise for the website

Feedback:

The website is awsome!

Sit and be Fit

February 1, 2018 from KY
Feedback:

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

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Media bias

Texas
Feedback:

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

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PBS NewsHour Editorial Concern

February 2, 2018
Feedback:

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

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

 

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

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Funding

New Jersey
Feedback:

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

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

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

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Memorial Day Tribute

August 2017
Feedback:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

x

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Public Funding for CPB

North Carolina
Feedback:

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

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

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Get in the Way

February 4, 2018
Feedback:

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

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Help

Feedback:

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

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KCETLINK Democracy Now Program

February 5, 2018 from California
Feedback:

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

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

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Book Publicity

February 21, 2018 from CA
Feedback:

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

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

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

x

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Sincerely,

x

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Ken Burns Documentaries

September 5, 2017
Feedback:

Dear Mr. Burns,

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

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