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PBS biases

New York
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As a leftist, PBS is actually right wing. The only reporters PBS seems to interview are from Washington Post, which is a fascistic propaganda outlet. Why does your organization find it acceptable to I interview people from an organization that wants elites to have EVEN MORE CONTROL???

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Judy Woodruff

Pennsylvania
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Judy Woodruff's stuttering and repeated syllables and words, are completely unnerving to me. It has to be obvious to PBS. Do something, please.

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BBC broadcast

Texas
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I normally listen to the BBC on 88.7 on my way home from work (3:15am). The last 2 nights there has been only static, no programming whatsoever. What happened?

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Judy Woodruff needs to retire!

Texas
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Isn’t it high time Judy Woodruff retired and allowed some new faces to refresh the face of PBS News hour. Please , please we are so tired of seeing her as the face of this program. Time to give Amna Nawaz an opportunity to take over the helm. She brings much needed energy to the program! If Judy won’t leave, it’s time to push her out. Thank you!

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Jonathan capehart

Colorado
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capehart has many good points-but his bias is thickly palpable-David Brooks is a national treasure, IMO. Hopefully, Capehart can benefit from his exposure to the wisdom of Brooks…

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PBS Newshour

Missouri
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On Monday and Tuesday, Jan, 3 and 4, the sound stuttered, a speaker’s voice was full for two seconds, then silent for 1 or 2 seconds. It made it impossible to understand any speaker. The stuttering happened for a few seconds after I pressed play, but it also started several times during the program and for longer than a few seconds. I have not been able find any other way to communicate this to 9 or PBS.

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Brooks and Capehart

California
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I know it’s an opinion segment, but having a progressive like Jonathan Capehart as one of the commentators makes it uninteresting. You know what his opinion is going to be on every issue before he even starts talking, whereas Brooks surprises me a lot of the time with his straddling of the political divide. I felt like Shields shared that same consideration for both sides of the fence and would criticize the left just as easily as the right. Please consider a less-polarized personality if you ever decide to replace him.

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PBS Newshour

Maine
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Judy Woodruff is beyond her usefulness as an interviewer - she is no longer able to deliver the news without being inept : stuttering “How- How” then the question. Unneeded in the anchor seat but seemingly tolerated while those around her hold the show together . Fawning over past his prime David Brooks and “ Our William “ and tripping over her attempts to ask questions - what a turn off ! Age 75 is goodbye time ! Despite her we watch the rest of the crew.

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NPR's indefensible leftist leanings

California
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Regardless of what NPR program that I happen to turn on, other than Marketplace (and, sometimes even it), every subject, interview, and opinion are left-leaning, and sometimes to an extreme.

Although a liberal bias is nothing new at NPR, I have been listening to NPR for almost forty years and I can honestly say that there is essentially no reporting or interview that supports anything that has a conservative point of view, or does it incorporate an objective discussion with anyone who represents a more conservative position on a subject.

NPMSNBC or CNNPR would be more befitting than NPR, because NPR only takes the side of a portion of the "public".

After the Juan Williams debacle, you would think that NPR would have changed its ways, but sadly, nothing has improved in giving its listeners a truly objective source of information.

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PBS Newshour Feminist/African American bias

California
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Judy Woodruff and Sara Just have ruined the PBS Newshour and should be replaced as soon as possible. As a liberal and longtime viewer, I have watched the quality deteriorate drastically since they took over. Their brazen feminist/African American bias is a disgrace to PBS and responsible journalism. They relentlessly push their agenda far beyond the pale in their selection of reporters and stories, with women totally dominating the program night after night ad nauseam. Even though African Americans constitute only about 13% of our population, Woodruff and Just devote a much larger percentage of the stories to them, excluding other minorities and whites from equal coverage. To call their work fair and balanced is ludicrous. They only prove the point that given power women are just as abusive and discriminatory as men.

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All Creatures Great And Small

Maryland
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The remake of this program is a travesty! I have read Herriots books, and unless his autobiography was a total lie, I think that he would be devastated to see how his story is being told.

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It's good to be the king

Indiana
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There was the wh produced production for the ...spirit of the season ...it was curious for several reasons including joe and Jill as only in person audience? No hunter, Ashley, James, whomever. It seemed like the only group not included in performers, asians. The two male performers with aviation frames, and the he one performer wore a black garment and was oversized. From room to room and the different acts. So a country singer included for a season spirit song makes up for the gaps in the artists and content. No Michael buble for sample. And the honoring of public safety, military, etc, and jll speaks, as joe looked ...presidential.. and with few actual words. The persons that were killed at bagram and victims of drone strike were included. And joe spoke with seasons greetings only hours after a completely different tone to his words . Again, the sole presence of joe and Jill to be on camera and present for performers? The handlers put on the wh production, and more than one take to get the proper sincere tone and no gaffs? The fact that there are more to come, and the things he, administration, and democrats can do? Success here too is subject to definition. The inflation, higher costs, plus, and the divisiveness that is so present, and the course we are on.

Margaret Prescott

California
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She needs to stop lying and fear mongering. This does not help the cause. She’s out of control and sounds hysterical on her broadcasts. We need clear, truthful broadcasting.

pbs evening news

Massachusetts
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The volume on PBS evening news is very poor, especially when compared to other pbs programs and or other networks. Judy Woodward in particular is often barely audible. Is there diff we're rent audio equipment for pbs evening news? Have you recieved any similar comments? This has been th he case for at least 2 yrs. Thank you Victor C

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A "CHRISTMAS MIRACLE" Channel ABC 33/40

Alabama
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I have a question I hope you can help me with. A news station in Alabama has aired a story that I know without a single doubt is a lie, is one sided, and was not checked for accuracy in the slightest. The other party involved is accused of theft of a dog, which is a lie to cover up other facts to avoid the worker at a shelter getting in trouble. The other person has been harassed by strangers, had her daughter who is 12 posted on social media along with their home address by total strangers who were also harassing through messenger (Facebook) and she had animal control called to investigate her animals, and was also harassed and threatened bby police officers (2 that I know of) all because she went to the shelter got the dog and took it to the vet. She DID lie to get the dog by claiming it as hers because in order to get it out of the shelter, she needed to claim it because it was on a stray hold. The dog is 14 years old and the vet said it was severely mistreated through neglect, they removed teeth that were necrotic, a sebaceous mass on the dogs back, and gave the person meds to treat a skin infection and also staph. When the dog was treated, she picked it up from the vet and was home for a few minutes before the human shelter called her and started threatening her. She went there to speak with the people and she admitted to the lie and she apologized. She told them she would give the dog back but didn''t bring it with her because it was just out of surgery and she had 5 children with her. AT that point her boyfriend was threatened because he had outstanding tickets and she was told he would go to jail. She was told they would arrest her for taking the dog because it was a felony, which it is NOT. The dog would need to be worth over $250 for a felony charge and I don't know a single person in their right mind who would pay that for a neglected 14 year old dog that was rotting from the inside out. The channel ABC 33/40 aired a supposed ' FEEL GOOD CHRISTMAS' story detailing how the owner who was responsible for the original pathetic condition of the animal got the dog back after it had been "missing" for 12 days. We don't know how long the shelter had the dog but I do know that they are lying about everything, right down to the fact that she gave them paperwork saying the dog belonged to her (Obviously she couldn't do that if the dog DIDN't belong to her, which she'd already said.) The "journalist" did not attempt to contact the person to get the other side of the story or to check facts. Now this young girl is STILL having her information posted on social media along with the pictures of her children. I am drafting a letter to send the Cynthia Gould, who is responsible for the story, explaining this to her and telling her to retract the story because I am absolutely fully prepared to sue on behalf of the girl in the middle of this gang of old ladies. I am also including the caveat that she is more than welcome to re-publish the story when she has all her facts. I am well aware that the 1st gives permission to report the news, it does not however give any news station the right to publish or prepetuate false information or to defame another individual. Is there anything else that I should include befor sending the communication? I would appreciate your help and I certainly appreciate the mission CPD.

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Live stream

Texas
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I haven't had a working television since the switch to HD in 2009 or so. I try to watch PBS' live stream, but it constantly stops. If I reload the page, I miss parts of the show, but sometimes it won't restart itself, so I have to reload the page.

Perhaps PBS needs a name change, since it really isn't a public broadcast anymore.

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Short segment on St. Nicholas on Ch. 25 @7am on Dec. 13, 2021

New York
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There was a short segment on St. Nicholas on Ch. 25 in New York @7am today. It came on after the broadcast of the exercise show Sit and Be Fit and I found it objectionable as a Catholic. In trying to separate the history of the (Turkish) Bishop St. Nicholas from the commercial Santa Claus it was disrespectful in portraying him as a tyrant. And when discussing how Amercans perceive him, it stated "America was too late for the whole saint thing." The graphics were also derogatory. Please stop attacking Christianity. Thank you.

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PBS Newshour and Judy Woodruff

Massachusetts
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We respect Judy Woodruff tremendously, but her dour tone and political bias toward minorities is becoming monotonous on a daily basis. Stephanie Tsai asks better questions and Amna Navazz is very good as a regular host. Please let her retire gracefully from the nightly desk and concentrate on special pieces.

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Why CPB is paying BBC?

Texas
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Why is PBS/NPR paying BBC? Why did BBC have Alan Dershowitz on commenting on conviction of Ghislaine Max (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59828961)? Not even Sky (no) News had Dershowitz on, but BBC did! Why the Corp. for Public paying BBC (https://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jan/19/bbc-strikes-deal-with-pbs-to-create-factual-programmes)?

I posted the above to kera.org at its contact/feedback page.

Regards, Aram Azadpour Grapevine, TX

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Announcers

Pennsylvania
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I am very unhappy with the changes that have been made on NPR and my station WHYY. I liked the professionalism of the past announcers. WHYY has new people all day who treat us like we want to be all familiar and folksy. I am all for change if the integrity of the station is not compromised. I am missing David Green and Noel King.

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