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I would have given more

Washington
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I used to give thousands of dollars to PBS as it was a big part of my family's life. Passport was a great idea and I was sympathetic to its limitations due to costs. However, I have moved to another city and am forced to use their passport which does not support the shows which I like. I have to log in way too often. In short it is a hassle for what I don't care for. This year, PBS will get the bare minimum for us as we feel that is what we get from you. We feel the rules imposed by CPB are the reason for the failure. We fear that by watching the pennies, you have lost the dollars. PBS has become irrelevant through a lot of its own doing. This is a tragedy. Please consider another structure for online viewing. A little upfront organization on your part could be way more profitable in the long run. I often make recommendations to people who reject the offers because they aren't members. Free samples has always been a successful model when the content is good. PBS still has the best content... but people have become used to sad offerings on other platforms. Please tempt them with something better. To prove my point, people donated when the television showed things for free. During these hard times, people could use something other than YouTube as a free options. We urge you to do something soon.

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What is your function?

California
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First, I think it’s strange that you’re a *private* corporation created and funded by government and managing government resources. Shouldn’t you be public under those circumstances? The public deserves to have more insight and influence into what we’re funding and de facto authorizing. Why is this organization not public?

Second, I think people need more help understanding what it is you actually do. You’re apparently using taxpayer funding to help stations by providing ‘grants, seed money, and operating support’, and you make the comment that you “make “major investments in national content”, but anytime someone has a question or criticism, your standard response is ‘we don’t have any influence or input to programs or content’. I’m trying to understand how this is possible and what your function actually is. Are you purely processing disbursements from government direction without any strategy or analysis on your part? If so, who is providing the direction? And do we really need a private corporation to do that? Where’s the taxpayer benefit? If you do have some true managerial/ developmental/ operational oversight, how is it you give the same form letter response to everyone saying you don’t? If you keep getting comments talking about bad reporting and bias for instance (in violation of NPR/ PBS posted mission statements and code of ethics), how is it that your only response is to say that’s not your area? If you’re making managerial/ developmental/ operational investments and have that kind of business relationship, shouldn’t you at least be collecting these comments for feedback, internal policy/ process decisions, or at least some kind of report? Shouldn’t you be able to point commenters to some kind of official surveys or feedback process you have for your taxpayer funded entity? From this vantage point (with such limited/ non-existent information) it seems kind of like a shell game. It looks as though you are either an unnecessary organization, you’re not being fully upfront about your role, or you’re being used as a means to intentionally block public input into public broadcasting.

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re: anchors

Tennessee
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Dear PBS, Curious if William Brangham was considered for co-anchor with Amna Nawaz? He is a thoughtful and insightful correspondent with a wonderful "broadcasters" voice and for an older person (like myself) very easy to hear and understand. Kindest regards, Jerry Clarke

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). CPB does not produce programming or employ journalists. Sharon Rockefeller, President and CEO of WETA and President of NewsHour Productions named Amna Nawaz and Geoff Bennett as co-anchors of the nightly newscast, succeeding Judy Woodruff, who has solo-anchored PBS’s nightly news broadcast since 2016. Please contact PBS NewsHour directly: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/contact-us

Judy Woodruff

California
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When the MacNeil-Lehrer Report first appeared in the 1970s, it was a shiny city on the hill in the wasteland of TV news. They would devote each show to a single issue, with opposing advocates sitting at the same table as they were interviewed by Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer. They were thus forced to make their best arguments because they could be immediately rebutted. The show did not tell the viewers what to think. They trusted the viewers to make up their own minds after hearing both sides of the story.

As the MacNeil-Lehrer Report became the PBS NewsHour and Judy Woodruff took over, she destroyed this once great show. She turned it into a propaganda program. Only one side of an issue is presented, the left wing side. For the weekly roundtable, they hired fake-conservative Jonathan Capehart as the conservative counterpart to liberal David Brooks. Instead of offering conservative arguments, Capehart seems to always agree with Brooks.

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Chefs Life

New York
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Why cut this great show??? Why not cut the not so jazzy jazzy vegetarian...or the BBQ one...oy!!

Closed captions

Arkansas
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I am hearing impaired and I enjoy Public Broadcast's programming because it is unique and educational. However I rely heavily on clear captions. Recently the captions have been garbled. This is very disappointing. Can you please correct this so I can continue to benefit, along with other hearing impaired patrons. Thanks

political bias

Montana
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Date: 11/3/22

From: Ed D****r PO Box **** Kalispell MT 59903 (406) ***-**68 ***@ usa.com

To: Patricia de Stacy Harrison Board Officers CPB

Enough! NPR’s political bias is so skewed, it has become intolerable.

There is a well known ‘game’ in politics called, “Lets play Democrats and Republican.”

My older brother just died at 83. At no time in his entire, adult life did he ever vote for a candidate, although he dutifully voted in every election. He signed over, carte-blanche, his entire voting rights to the Republican Party at twenty one and never looked back.

If the powers that be can get everyone playing the ‘game’, they can hide a tone of unqualified, corrupt, and special-interest candidates from prying eyes.

And your stations are right in there with the best of them playing the ‘game’.

Enough already! You are suppose to be autonomous and free to point out the corrupt practices of the political parties, not digging-in to help them.

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Oregon Ballot Measure 114

Oregon
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https://www.zerohedge.com/political/opponents-setting-out-unintended-consequences-oregons-gun-control-measure

Measure 114 is a real bad piece of fantasy and if passed will make it even more dangerous for the average citizen in Oregon. Please address this misleading measure M-114.

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PBS News Hour

New Jersey
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If and when Judy Woodruff retires, please consider Geoff Bennett as the next host to replace her. His weekend coverage is very good, he has a pleasant voice and would be the best choice. I'm sorry that Hari is no longer around. He would also be a good choice as a host for the News Hour.

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). CPB does not produce programming or employ journalists. Sharon Rockefeller, President and CEO of WETA and President of NewsHour Productions has named PBS NewsHour chief correspondent Amna Nawaz and chief Washington correspondent and PBS News Weekend anchor Geoff Bennett as co-anchors of the nightly newscast, succeeding Judy Woodruff, who has solo-anchored PBS’s nightly news broadcast since 2016. The PBS NewsHour, co-anchored by Nawaz and Bennett, will launch on Monday, January 2, 2023. https://www.cpb.org/pressroom/Amna-Nawaz-and-Geoff-Bennett-Named-Co-Anchors-PBS-NewsHour

Recent rape in NYC of early morning female jogger

Virginia
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Why isn’t the NYT covering the rape of this middle aged female? Another reason why the media can’t be trusted to report fair, balanced, accurate news.

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I want to build a sound between the news brakes I love your program I want to know how what the name and how program.

Missouri
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I would like to know the name of the sound between the program and it is almost impossible to find out from you folks I know it's not deeper important but it's soon even I would like to know the name of it I watch your program in your station thank you. I pray for blessings of you you folks

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Voting results!!! 11/08/2022

Georgia
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I CALL BULL**** ON THESE RESULTS!!!!!! No Way it can be true or accurate!!!! The only way voting in AMERICA WILL EVER BE TRUE AND ACCURATE IS BY ASSEMBLY!!!!! EVERY VOTER BALLOTS IN HAND WALKING THRU A COUNTER LIKE AT AIRPORTS OR SIX FLAGS!!!! NO MORE BULL****!!! WE THE PEOPLE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF ALL THE CRAP, BOLD FACE LIES, the INSULT I. OUR INTELLIGENCE!!! ENOUGH!!! WE ARE DONE WITH IT!!!!! TIME TO RISE AND FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT!!! PERIOD! EVERYONE FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS!!!!

Gayla * B**t 346-***-****

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Bias

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Unfortunately PBS is now showing more bias than ever. I won’t give any money to them .. they are a Public Broadcaster.. and should not show bias. It’s a sad day..

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Washington week in review ,the host

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I just read a comment about the host that she mumbles,she speaks to fast .please tell her to take her time to articulate properly.Before being the host of the show she spoke clearly in her interviews.

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Judy Woodruff

Virginia
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I watched the interview with Judy Woodruff tonight on 60 minutes. I found it interesting. However, having had a bout with thyroid cancer years ago myself, I was concerned about the knot on her neck. Please have her check it out with her Dr. Hopefully, it is nothing to be concerned about.

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News Hour

Arkansas
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I hate it that Judy Woodruff is leaving. She is calm, professional, objective. Amna Nawaz would be an excellent replacement for Ms Woodruff. Please not Lisa Desjardins who appears excitable and talks very fast. The News Hour is my favorite on PBS.

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). CPB does not produce programming or employ journalists. Sharon Rockefeller, President and CEO of WETA and President of NewsHour Productions has named PBS NewsHour chief correspondent Amna Nawaz and chief Washington correspondent and PBS News Weekend anchor Geoff Bennett as co-anchors of the nightly newscast, succeeding Judy Woodruff, who has solo-anchored PBS’s nightly news broadcast since 2016. The PBS NewsHour, co-anchored by Nawaz and Bennett, will launch on Monday, January 2, 2023. https://www.cpb.org/pressroom/Amna-Nawaz-and-Geoff-Bennett-Named-Co-Anchors-PBS-NewsHour

Washington Week

California
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We are Regular viewers of the program. Very intelligent - often fairly “left leaning” - guest commentators - yet those guest experts responding to a question from start their response. “Yeah, well I mean” or something just as juvenile. Bright people should be able to develop a vocabulary to match their intellect. Can you work with your guests on their vocabulary to reflect the deep topics that they discussing?

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WHAT IS THE REAL HUMAN POPULATION on EARTH? WHEN WILL PBS EVER DO A DOCUMENTARY on this guy. You could put it on late at night.

Maryland
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FROM CONTACT REPORT 825 ------- AT futureofmankind.co.uk

The whole nature of the planet is being destroyed by the machinations of overpopulation, which is growing ever larger – it is mendaciously claimed scientifically that there are currently around 8 billion, whereas there are already more than 9.2 billion.

This, while the Earth at its peak was designed to support a total population of no more than 2 billion. But the human beings of the Earth have proliferated in terms of their billionfold offspring and have multiplied to such an extent that they have become a threat to the continued existence of the whole planet as well as to the whole of nature and its fauna and flora.

As a result, the extinction of many life-forms has increased in number, so that now every year more than 1,000 genera and species of plants, animals, creatures, snakes, amphibians, fish, birds, bees, butterflies, beetles, ants, termites, wasps, hornets and all kinds of other thousand-fold life-forms disappear from the entire surface of the earth, from the waters and mountains, from the skies and from the soil, and are thus eradicated. In principle, demonstrations against environmental pollution and against environmental destruction as well as against climate change and global warming etc. are of no use, because in reality and unstoppably the huge mass of humanity resp. overpopulation continues to grow uncontrolled, whereby the pollution and destruction of the planet, of nature as well as its fauna and flora is rampant and can --PTAAH

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Today about IRAN

California
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AS AN IRANIAN AMERICAN I DISAGREE WITH THE FINAL COMMENT IN TODAYS REPORT .THE Revolution THAT IS GOING ON WILL TRIUMPH AND THE PEOPLE WILL GET A DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM .I THINK YOU OWE ALL THE PEOPLE OF IRAN FAIR AND ACCURATE REPORTING NOT PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS OF YOUR REPORTER.WE WILL BURY THESE DEMONS IN THE TRASH HEAP OF HISTORY .ZAN ZENDGY AZADY

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Public Radio Listeners & Staff Creating New Sports For Uninterrupted Play During Pandemics Like Covid-19

New Hampshire
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With one report of the average weekly listeners being over 19 million, why not create a program for listeners to solve the global challenge of playing sports uninterrupted during pandemics like Covid-19 to help the world with emotional, physical, and economic wellbeing? It can be done. Do an internet search for: "New Gender-Neutral Sports That Keep Players Separate." These New sports should 1. Keep players separate at least 6 feet. 2. Have no head or hand contact with shared equipment. 3. Be adaptable for those with a disability. Consider that two schools in Massachusetts had a recent teachers' strike keeping home over 13,000 students. If each student worked just one hour on creating a new sport, that would have been over 1 year project time in just one day. If only 100,000 Public Radio Listeners and Staff out of the more than 19 million worked on creating new sports, that would be over 11 years of project time in just one day. Society missed the opportunity to create these new sports during the 1918 Spanish Flu and the 2005 Bird Flu. Then in 2020, Covid-19 showed the world why these new sports are needed to allow society to be together in physical activity while maintaining social distance. It can be done. The hope is that society will create these new sports and or modify current sports before the next pandemics like Covid-19.

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