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DEEP PSYCHOLOGICAL VETTING OF PROSPECTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT CANDIDATES.... the fix !

Florida
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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
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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
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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 NewsHour

June 4, 2020
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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
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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
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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.

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. We welcome all comments about public media’s content and services. However, CPB does not produce, broadcast or stream content. Technical concerns related to Passport will carry more weight at your local station or PBS. https://www.pbs.org/about/contact-information/

Shields and Brooks 6/29

Florida
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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