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Washington Week

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

Grant refund

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

PBS News hour

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

Ayesha Roscoe

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

Why is KLCS always broadcasting DEAD AIR?

California
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Trying to watch Consuelo Mack on KLCS, Saturday, 12/02/2023@ 03:30. Nothing but dead air. Is this how you are spending our PUBLIC BROADCASTING MONEY? Why should we ever choose to fund a horrible station like yours?

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Rick Steve's Travels

Georgia
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I have been watching the Rick Steve Travel show for many years. Actually, its a wonderful way to see the world and learn the do's and don'ts from each cultures. But now I'm beginning to ask myself, since I'm a women of color, do Rick not run into any people of color in his travels that have help made the hillsides and communities what they are. This is the year 2023, and in all my years of watching his show there are never people of color and how their customs and accomplishment help shape the none of the places he has travels. Actually I ONLY see him interview, travel with, eat with, lodge with, go and share the history of one group of people, and they all looks like him and his family. Is this what the CPB stand for or is this just a Rick Steve thing? Because I'm beginning to see him different.

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Although CPB does not produce or distribute programming, we welcome all comments about public media’s content and services. Rick Steves' Europe is distributed nationally by American Public Television. https://aptonline.org/catalog/RICK-STEVES-EUROPE-8 Your comments will have more weight if you contact Rick Steves' Europe directly at rick@ricksteves.com

Israeli Council General 12/27/2023

Illinois
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It seem pbs has lost its way. Amna is no Judy Woodruff. She harassed the Israeli Ambassador yesterday with continuous interruptions and pointed questions. She is one sided instead of objective. From previous similar comments it appears the station is deaf. With all the antisemitism one would expect pbs to be more sensitive. Sincerely, S*****e H*****z Please read this older post. “ Nawaz is a terrible wanna-be-anchor whose staccato, machine gun delivery is at least off-putting and disrupts the kind of calm insight Woodruff has brought for years. If Nawaz takes Judy's seat you have lost my viewership and membership as well as those of my circle of friends who share my dislike. I am amazed that someone hasn't taken her aside and retrained her from her network supercharged delivery--she bounces in her seat!!. I would appreciate a response as I have written you all several times and have received NADA. Received: Maine Workbench Page Type: Feedback Email: t******e@gmail.com Month and Year: November, 2021 Comment:

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

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

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Mistitled programs

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

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Coverage of the Gaza/Israeli war.

Virginia
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I'm in VA and am a member of VPM. I watch the NewsHour every evening. I can't thank you enough for that coverage. It's thorough and graphic and upsetting....BUT it's so important that the viewers get the unedited version of that war -- everyone in the US needs to see it. Thanks for your bravery and integrity and creative!!! P******a B**l, Staunton, VA

Wisconsin Northwoods program tonight

Wisconsin
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When paused, the banner reads Wiconsin Special Treasures: Northwoods. Channel 21.1. Kind of a shame. I was looking so forward to the program, but seeing THAT typo kind of wrecked it. Especially on Wisconsin PBS.

Amna Nawaz

California
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Whereas 80% of Americans support Israel over Hamas, the PBS NewsHour newsroom seems to be the opposite, with at least 80% supporting Hamas. Co-anchor Amna Nawaz doesn’t even pretend to be an objective professional journalist. Jim Lehrer must be spinning in his grave at what they did to his program.

Washington Week in Review

Texas
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What a relief and a pleasure to see Lisa Desjardins moderating Washington Week in Review on November 24, 2023! Up until the most recent appointment, all the hosts I've ever seen on the program, from Paul Duke onward, have been both warm and engaging, while also always keeping the focus on the panelists. In short, they never seemed to be modeling themselves on late-night talk-show hosts. Please, enough with the performative bantering!

Amna Nawaz

Wisconsin
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I want to say how much I appreciate Amna Nawaz. Especially in this time of poor news reporting, Amna is a professional that my house relies on every night. She does her homework and is prepared for every interview. When a spokesperson or official tries to use their regular talking points to spin the story, she is not afraid to point out the counterpoint or mis-information. I am a long time supporter of PBS and will be doubling my donation. We need more reporters like Amna to keep us informed!

Interview with Kennedy

Oregon
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Amna Nawaz interviewed Kennedy's son, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., independent candidate for president in 2024. It was the worst interview I have ever seen. In my 70 years I have watched news on a lot of different channels over the years. Her attitude was so, for lack of a better word, snotty, and she kept interrupting him. I no longer have any desire to watch PBS news which I have watched for many, many years. Shame on her.

Washington Week in Review

Colorado
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Wow! Tonight's episode was just terrific! Instead of the host asking questions and then having 2nd. level journalists slowly respond, Jeff Goldberg made it into a real vibrant conversation. Can you keep him as Moderator? He is as good as Peter Lisagor and boy does that date me. And even if he's not selling a book can you possibly make David Brooks a regular....or maybe a regular once in a while. Please pass this KUSOS message on to the producers at WETA. GOOD JOB!

amna nawaz

Wisconsin
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I have tried to like her performance and was very excited to see another female be primary host on the Newshour.....but tonight was too much. She was obnoxious toward John Kirby who conducted himself with class ad patience despite her ridiculously rude , aggressive questioning. I saw one comment on this site that thought she was "biased" due to her heritage. I would never want to think that, but I think she is totally wrong for a Newshour that used to be totally neutral and classy with Woodward. Geoff Bennett is classy. She is not. Move on from her. You've given her enough time to prove her meddle. She is failing.

Amna Nawaz

Texas
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Amna Nawaz is rude, arrogant and overrated. Please remove her from Prime Time, and Programming.... Long time viewers are sadly disappointed and leaving the viewership because of her.

PBS news hour

Washington
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I miss Judy Woodruff and am totally turned off by Amna Nawaz. I have stopped watching PBS when Nawaz leads. Her Muslim heritage seems to influence her objectivity.

mass brainwashing

California
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Dear news organizations, It is important to report on the reasons certain U.S. citizens rabidly continue to support Donald Trump, despite his actual and impending criminality. Obviously, Trump is always acting, always on stage but it is significant to observe: that is who he really is, and most importantly, that is all he really is. When Trump tells his supporters that crime is skyrocketing, or that the economy is the worst it’s ever been, they take his word for it. They are under-informed or misinformed about the issues at hand, and make themselves targets for mass brainwashing, and ultimately identical to cult members. The problem isn’t just that they are misinformed; it’s that they are completely unaware that they are misinformed. To some, it doesn’t matter what Trump actually says because he’s so amusing to watch. Not only are these traits of cult members, but a sign of a mass ignorance pervading a significant sector of U.S. citizens. All cults have something in common. They strip away freedom of thought and realign ideas with those of its leader - a frightening prospect considering millions of Americans are being brainwashed by a reality-TV celebrity. Terms such as narcissistic and psychosis are often mentioned regarding Trump, in psychiatric publications and by experts in the field. When a highly symptomatic individual is placed in an influential position, the person’s symptoms can spread through the population through emotional bonds, heightening existing pathologies and inducing delusions, paranoia and propensity for violence. This is what we are seeing in our society, when people are threatened by Trump supporters, or when politicians are afraid to speak the truth. In the press and in politics, there is much discussion around voting Trumpists out of office, but the problem is far beyond that. There needs to be much more discussion around the mass brainwashing that has occurred, and the resulting cult behavior of Trump supporters and politicians. This would help to pave the way for a mass deprogramming, through an awareness campaign, and fight against the disinformation pervading the media world. Sincerely, Ron F**n, CEO V*****o, Inc.

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