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Truth

Ohio
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Why do we never see Chris Hedges or Ralph Nader who speak truth about our economic and political systems? It's as if I'm watching mainstream media that only tells us what they want us to hear.

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Live from Here

June 17, 2020
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I'm calling to report that I'm really upset that Live from Here is being canceled. It's such a great show. It's one of the reasons why I listen to public radio. I urge you with any speed, all haste possible, to bring it back whenever it can be brought back. I realize that the pandemic is taking a hit and making it hard. You can't cancel the show. It's one of the best things on radio.

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CPB PROPAGANDA

Florida
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NOTICE CPB PROPAGANDA WILL NOT REPORT THE SEATTLE AUTONIMOUS ZONE MURDERS

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CPB and White supremacy

June, 2020
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CPB was created to champion programming that takes creative risks and addresses the needs of unserved and underserved audiences, "particularly children and minorities." Yet 7 of 8 CPB board members and 11 of 12 CPB senior leaders are white. It's time to change. (This is a comment on the substance of public broadcasting; publish it online.)

CPB propaganda

Georgia
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Will CPB propaganda report the hospital insurance frauds?

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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.

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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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Mark Shields and David Brooks

New Mexico
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Please extend our greatest appreciation to both of these men for providing us with the best commentary available in news today. We know their tireless efforts are causing them untold exercises in handling anger management. We know it has and is becoming more and more difficult to maintain their composure during an increasingly idiotic attempt at leadership in which trump is failing. We support them wholeheartedly. Please thank them for us. And please thank you, PBS, for providing us their platform. We support you financially and personally.

PBS News Hour

Washington
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The News Hour with Judy Woodruff is excellent. Thorough, probing and timely questions are asked of professionals in the news event at hand. The variety of current social events and political discourse are treated with respect and careful discernment for relevance and truthful information.

PBS NewsHour

March 13, 2020
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The person that was at the President's conference today from PBS was very rude to the President. She may have political views and all this, but if you're going to have a fair and balanced reporter there. I think she did disrespect to the President. Somebody should look into her employment because that's not what I think is good news broadcasting or good questions. Thank you. 

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CARES Act Funding

March 26, 2020
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Hi this is Steve calling from Northern Wisconsin. I just wanted to let you know that I believe you as public TV should refuse the money from Congress, the $75 million. That money should all go to hospitals, doctors, research, curing people who are physically sick and in harms way. You people have got more money than you know what to do with. You pay your executives outrageous salaries. There is no reason that public dollars should be going your way during this hardship time. I believe you as honest, patriotic Americans should refuse that money and make sure that money goes to the right place. Thank you and good day.

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting us with your concern about funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the public media organizations it supports. Public media is a public-private partnership relying on federal funding from Congress through CPB and on private funding from donors and corporate underwriting. Due to the unprecedented financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, public media stations across the country are facing a severe decrease in funding from individuals, charitable foundations, corporate underwriting, states and universities. We are thankful for Congress’ bipartisan action to support public media stations' financial needs with funding in the CARES Act. The CARES Act provides financial support to local stations that are delivering vital health and safety information, while at the same time working to deliver curriculum-based educational programming to homebound students, despite the challenge of declining non-federal revenue. CPB dispersed the entirety of the CARES Act funding to local public media stations. No funding from the CARES Act remains with CPB. A list of grantees and their grant amounts can be found on the CPB website.

PBS NewsHour

March 14, 2020
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I'm definitely probably wasting my time making this comment to a left-leaning program like any of the programs basically on PBS, but I'm going to be doing it anyway. Shields and Brooks is supposed to be one side and the other side, a conservative versus a liberal. I think the liberal speaks more conservative or has more decent comments as conservative than the conservative. If you're trying to be fair and balanced like Fox News, at least put a true conservative in, not two liberals and say one is a conservative and one is a liberal. It's totally false. It's a charade. Everybody knows it. I talked to my accountant and I mentioned about watching your program and he says, "Are you kidding me? I haven't that for ten years. Anybody in their right mind doesn't watch network TV, especially PBS. I talked to my workers and they said the same thing. I feel like I'm the only crazy one that watches PBS every once in a while. At least 51 percent of America or 50 percent of  America doesn't even acknowledge your programming. The only decent show you have is Antiques Roadshow. You should probably sell it and make some money instead of begging for money all the time. 

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