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Your hand washing video

Florida
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A week ago you had one of your teen "Helpers" (A redhead with braces) show the helpers how to wash your hands. She was very thorough and the video was informative however there was one issue that as a former ER nurse that I noticed: One one of her wrists your Helper worse several "friendship" style bracelets made out of string or cord. These look to be cotton and that's not good - if these get wet they can harbor mold, and if they come into contact with the current virus, she can't wash them like she washes her hands. These bracelets are actually a danger as they could be infected and re-infect the poor person after she washed her hands, not to mention of they get wet it's just not good for things like mold or just offering a damp environment for bacteria to grow in. She may want to consider ditching these bracelets.

PBS news Yamiche Alcindor

North Carolina
Feedback:

Please review the conduct of Alcindor. Her reporting on the evening news is very BAD for this country. She seems to have an AX to grind and I for one will not stand for her type of reporting.

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jUDY wOODRUFF

Massachusetts
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i admire & respect Judy Woodruff for a job well done. Her demeanor is constant and usually intelligent. I've noticed since the C19 Quarantine she asks questions that some of us obviously already know the answer. She appears to attack in her tone. Perception is that there is puzzlement on questions that are popular and widely broadcast. ?? What's going on? Brooks & Shields is more like a volleyball in her format and seems redundant. May be it's me....too long in the house :-) Thanks for all you do.

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News Hour with Judy Woodruff

Pennsylvania
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What a negative, ungrateful, liberal, democrat. She continually attempted to downplay and attack everything President Trump has done during an interview with VP Mike Pence. As he was stating our progress during this pandemic, she inserted a story about one nurse requesting gowns in NYC...One nurse? She continued to state that the President hasn't done this or that. Wow, you and the rest of the liberal media, I.e. "Morning Shmoe on MSNBC) make America and myself sick. What would Obama do? Sit on his hands as he did for Eight years. Biden would have had a mental breakdown by now. Knock off the criticism and try to be optimistic!

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Magical Thinking of Mike Pence

New York
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PBS Newshour,

Last night’s 4/17/2020 interview with VP Pence was painful to watch. It was like he was a wind up mouthpiece of the outright lies of White House propaganda. He went on and on about the fairytale magical message he was asked to promote about the handling of the Coronavirus pandemic, and refused to participate in any sort of dialogue with Judy Woodruff, talking over her and basically ignoring her attempts to speak until he had finished his memorized recitation. The hospitals are not overwhelmed? Everyone can be tested right now? The government has supplied all hospitals with an abundance of PPE? Does he live under a rock? And then to top it off to include a story about Biden’s alleged misconduct must have had Trump and Fox news salivating with joy. It was painful to watch Judy in such an uncomfortable position with both segments. It was shocking to see PBS contribute to the divisive nature of politics today.

Sincerely, Robin McKay

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CARES Act

Minnesota
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I urge you to refuse the $75 million from the government as part of the CARES Act and request that those funds be used to provide PPE for healthcare workers. If they get sick, they won't be available when we need them the most. Your leadership has a moral obligation to do the right thing and refuse that money. The country will survive if PBS and NPR had to go off the air or couldn't produce new content. Lives could be saved with $75 million. Can I count on you to do the right thing?

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting us with your concern about funding for CPB and the public media organizations it supports. We are grateful for the strong bipartisan support that public media receives from Congress, especially during these challenging times. The $75 million in emergency funds will quickly help public media -- especially our small and rural stations -- preserve their ability to provide essential information, including public safety alerts, and educational programming and services to the American people. Without the financial support from Congress and continued financial support from the public, many public broadcasting stations and the service they provide will be significantly at risk. Small and rural public media stations often serve as a vital resource during times of emergency, often operating as one of the only, and in some cases the single, source for news and information to unversed and underserved Americans. Further, with over 90 percent of Americans being told to stay at home, public media's services are a lifeline in every state to community resources, health and safety information, and the increased education needs of our nation's children whose schools are closed. Currently, Public media stations provide local reporting on how this pandemic affects local communities, relaying and rebroadcasting information from public health and emergency management officials and delivering innovative educational services to our nation's at-home students. We look forward to working with Congress in raising awareness of how the investment in public broadcasting pays vast dividends in education, public safety and civic leadership to millions of Americans and their families.

Video explanation

California
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I saw a video of yours in an article. The epidemiologist asks “Have you heard about the new coronavirus?” But they never said what it is or what any virus is. Then they went on to mention washing hands. If you don’t explain what a virus is, then the kids won’t understand. Kids aren’t stupid, they are ignorant. The whole idea of a video is to explain what’s going on. There is more to a kids video than cutesy backgrounds and music. Don’t be lazy, do it right.

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Y. Alcindor

California
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She is a marvelous reporter and I have a great deal of respect for her as she stands up to attacks from the oval office. I want her to know that I support her and look forwards to her reports.

Shootings at Kent State University, May 4, 1970

Montana
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As the 50th anniversary approaches of the shootings at Kent State, I sought out titles, including American Experience, of programs covering this event. To my surprise, there was nothing listed. Are you kidding me? Of all networks, PBS would be the one to cover those events in a fair and unbiased manner. Please let me know if PBS is planning to make these available or is planning some sort of commemoration for the events at Kent State and Jackson State that redefined the Baby Boomer generation.

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). By law CPB is prohibited from producing or broadcasting programming and can not interfere with programming decisions made by local stations. You may find programming from Kent State University licensee WKSU to be of interest. The public radio station produced and will air the radio play May 4 Voices, featuring Tina Fey, as part of the university’s virtual commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the May 4 shootings of Vietnam War protestors by the National Guard. The play is airing on 18 public radio stations nationwide and streaming online. WKSU also has current and historical coverage: https://www.wksu.org/post/kent-state-prepares-its-virtual-may-4-commemoration

pbs news hour

Wisconsin
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It use to be a joy to watch PBS news hour so unbiased, fair ,well rounded, both sides, now it is horrible!!!! no better then any other news outlet lets come together not divide and conquer your reporters are terribly bias, negative, looking for the worse in everything our nation deserves better. lets be fair to all sides WHAT HAPPENED!!!!

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nightly business report

Washington
Feedback:

Please start another nightly business report.

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Monies received from virus package

Virginia
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Please return the monies you received to enable purchases of masks, ventilators, testing kits, and other much needed equipment to save lives.

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting us with your concern about funding for CPB and the public media organizations it supports. We are grateful for the strong bipartisan support that public media receives from Congress, especially during these challenging times. The $75 million in emergency funds will quickly help public media -- especially our small and rural stations -- preserve their ability to provide essential information, including public safety alerts, and educational programming and services to the American people. Without the financial support from Congress and continued financial support from the public, many public broadcasting stations and the service they provide will be significantly at risk. Small and rural public media stations often serve as a vital resource during times of emergency, often operating as one of the only, and in some cases the single, source for news and information to unversed and underserved Americans. Further, with over 90 percent of Americans being told to stay at home, public media's services are a lifeline in every state to community resources, health and safety information, and the increased education needs of our nation's children whose schools are closed. Currently, Public media stations provide local reporting on how this pandemic affects local communities, relaying and rebroadcasting information from public health and emergency management officials and delivering innovative educational services to our nation's at-home students. We look forward to working with Congress in raising awareness of how the investment in public broadcasting pays vast dividends in education, public safety and civic leadership to millions of Americans and their families.

PBS NEWS

Washington
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I keep reading your responses to complaints about the news show bias, in which you consistently pass the buck to someone else on grounds that you have no power to do anything about them. If you don't have any power over the content of the shows despite funding them, what exactly do you do?

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PBS Newshour

California
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I recently turned to PBS to try and get unbiased news. I am not a Republican or Democrat and definitely not a Trump fan. PBS liberal bias is undeniable and unwatchable.

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NEWS HOUR

Pennsylvania
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This is the only place I can find to send Judy a COVID-19 question.

HOW SAFE IS THE MEAT being processed at plants with infected workers? The virus lives on plastic for 2-3 days and all our meat is wrapped in plastic. This is such a basic question and no one has discussed it at all.

Thank you for all you do. We really need it. Karen Kukish karenkukish@gmail.com 781-910-3735

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Twilight of the PBS NewsHour?

Hawaii
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The cloying on-air relationship between Yamiche Alcindor and Judy Woodruff is swiftly becoming a justification for abandoning my loyal viewership of the NewsHour (in all its iterations) after more than forty years. I do not believe the late Jim Lehrer would embrace the echo chamber character and "mutual admiration society" atmosphere that heavily permeates the NewsHour today.

Yes, you enjoy the freedom of the press and the freedom to increasingly cater to a target audience. Perhaps what the NewsHour has become is what it needs to be to survive its competition in a world of endless choice.

If so, then so be it. In the end, it's likewise an exercise of personal freedom to no longer support the NewsHour, and its host PBS, as I've done before. Perhaps you will further evolve. . . or face extinction.

Good luck.

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$75million

Wisconsin
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The corrupt democRAT Pelosi held up the relief package for a week so that she could inject it with her commie wish list! During that time people were getting sick and some died! People were losing jobs and their businesses so that she could force real Americans who were trying to help America to give in to some those criminal items! You received $75 million that you don't deserve! I know why she did it, you are an organ of the DNC! She has not one iota of shame! Do you? The 75mil would have bought a lot of PPE and save many lives! You could refuse it! Lets just see what you do! I bet that I know!

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presidential covid 19 briefings

Feedback:

Please stop televising these atrocious wastes of time.

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What has happened to the NewsHour this year?

Florida
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I have always made a point to watch PBS news programs, specifically the NewsHour over any other network station. However, over the last few months I have been so disappointed with the show, that now I will stop watching and recommending it to other individuals at work.

I have reviewed other feedback comments and I guess I am not the only one that has noticed the bias and one sided opinions, commentaries and reporting since the last election.

Good bye NewsHour, you are insulting and condescending like the rest of the media.

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PBS NEws Hour, 4/7/2020; Coronavirus Toll on minority populations

Illinois
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The interview with Chicago Mayor Lightfoot was incomplete. The information contained was correct and sobering. However, no questions were asked about modeling the correct behavior by Black leadership. The local Chicago media had multiple stories about how the Mayor violated her own social distancing rules and blatantly posted pictures of this on social media. She had her hair styled (non-essential business that was supposed to be closed) and picture with stylist right next to her and neither had an protective equipment. Modeling bad behavior encourages others to make bad decisions. It is reminiscent of stories of other Black leaders flaunting their disregard of rules, such as Dak Prescot and Des Bryant (Dallas Cowboys) posting videos of themselves violating orders or Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz) touching microphones.

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