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The new and un-improved NPR.

North Carolina
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At one time NPR was a part of my morning routine. The sole content of today's NPR stations consists of nothing but flack Democratic propaganda. What a shame that tax dollars are providing such one-sided information to the American public.

Judy Woodruff leaving

Texas
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If she leaves hopefully her replacement is as trustworthy and respected. I have read some ugly comments here and am seeing that behind the scenes PBS is cut-throat. Lost some respect for the organization.

PBS news with Judy Woodruff

California
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Why do you have Greg Abernathy on the program as a commentator? I don’t care about his political party. He is a very ignorant man and a terrible waste of important news time.

Morning Edition

California
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Pls take Leila Fadell off the air at times when she has a sizable audience. I dunno if you listen to her speak: she doesn’t speak SAE; she speaks “babytalk”. She goes on air, I turn off npr. A**y N****n

Weekend edition Sunday

Oregon
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Big fan of NPR. Longtime listener. But can no longer listen to Sunday morning show. Ayesha Rascoe's voice is hard to listen to. Annoying. Thanks.

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Biased Programming

Texas
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I read your "CANNED RESPONSE" to anyone commenting on your "progressive/ultra liberal" programming bias. Your programming goes out nation wide, trying to lay this bias at the feet of "local stations" is BS. You receive hundreds of millions in taxpayer funds. We deserve balance reporting and programming (opinion shows, like PBS News Hour.) Seems to me you've sidestepped the 1967 Federal Law requiring your annual report verifying the balanced presentations funded by those taxpayer funds.

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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

Bias propaganda

Indiana
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Why are all your show left leaning and bias against conservatives? Your complete liberal narrative even in nature shows make most people I know want to vomit. The funny part us we are not burying it.

So called news broadcast

New Hampshire
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Do not donate to you will never again until you change back to a non biased program I believe your total funding should be pulled all you do is repeat lies spread by the legacy media why should you get public funding for one sided lies that are getting exposed daily time for you to go what a shame in the seventies and early eighties you did fairly good go woke go away you are twice as bigoted as the normal people you lie about

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Benjamin Franklin

Virginia
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It was quite a shock to tune into Ken Burn’s production and not find Closed Captioning. Please tell me why?

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Call letter changes, poor reception...., feeling disrespected as a long time supporter of public radio in Cleveland

Ohio
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I am extremely disappointed with the recent shuffle of the three stations in north east Ohio (WCPN, WKSU, WCLV). While I understand there might be an expanded listenership outside of Cleveland, public radio reception in Cleveland is substandard at best. Adding insult to injury, the WKSU call letters are a constant reminder of a college owned small city (pop 30,000) station with poor reception and the abandonment of the urban identity of WCPN.

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Upstart crow

Maine
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There are 3 seasons of this spectacularly witty show (Upstart Crow); I believe PBS in Maine has only run one. When can we expect to see the other seasons on channel 10? They're Wittier than any of your other shows..

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Your Programing

Texas
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I am so disappointed at the Bias against Conservatives on your outlets now. I have stopped being a donating members due to your biased programming that is obviously being controlled by Liberals and Democrats. Heart Broken! We have been staunch supporters for many years.

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Suggestions for restructuring PBS

North Carolina
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Can more be done to encourage state affiliates of PBS (in my case, PBS North Carolina) to set up news programs that cover state and international news, to make up for shortcomings in the current national news landscape?

Also, can PBS consider the possibility of restructuring to a model similar to that of German public broadcasting association ARD, with regional broadcasters cooperating to form national programming?

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Changing Planet program and numerous similar programs

California
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On so many of your PBS programs, the background music drowns out the speaking. I know there's pride in the background music that is provided, but too often it simply is a little too loud. Many of us older viewers get disgusted when we can hear what's being said and can't keep up with the closed captions. I would rather hear the speaker, and it would be a problem if you music was toned down some. Darrell Berkheimer, Grass Valley, Calif.

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General news and interviews about current events.

Arkansas
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I am to a point where if PBS news and programing goes any farther left, I will have to quit listening. I have already quit donating, because I can not support a news agency that tends to show such biased. It is more and more a liberal mouthpiece, and I can not condone the lack of factual reporting that is being substituted by implicit bias. Get back to Facts, drop left leaning opinions and just report news instead of trying to color it.

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Newshour and Washington Week

Washington
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I have just watched Judy W. interview the Czech foreign minister. Once again, the questions were sub par, bordering on ridiculous. For example, "is NATO doing everything it can?" Please, have other correspondents conduct interviews. Judy can remain as long as she does not conduct interviews. I have made this comment before. What is the plan?

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PBS Newshour

New York
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Regarding Amna Nawaz's reading of the news and her interviewing techniques, it is almost impossible to understand her flat and extremely fast delivery. There is no inflection in her tone with no pause between phrases to allow comprehension of what she just threw at you.

I believe she is very knowledge but her rendition is impossible to listen to her and comprehend. The speed at which she talks with lack of inflection must be addressed or viewers will not be willing to tolerate her.

Judy Woodruff speaks succinctly with intonation and clarity. She is understandable and therefore carries authority. Long may she stay in her position.

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CPB In General

American Samoa
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Has devolved over the last 5 or so years into a weird unrecognizable disjointed mess - clean house and re-boot or better yet just pull the plug on the whole thing

One Small Step

Indiana
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Dave Isey is spot on with this program, and has just reached the tip of the iceberg. Maybe its is time to up the ante, and move it to the ultimate goal of the Senate and the House, and start sitting down a Republic across from a Democrat, and maybe, just maybe they two can both learn from each other about what can be accomplished in this great nation of ours, if, and only if bills can pass in a bipartisan way, can you just imagine, just a thought, probably more difficult getting them together, but maybe in both are in session, it might just work.