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January 18, 2020
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I can't even make out what your message is. Get somebody else that can talk so we can understand them. 

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PBS News Hour

California
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I listen PBS newshour podcast daily on my evening drive back to home and love their news coverage.

However in recent podcast PBS newshour I was astounded by coverage of PBS regarding recent riots in Delhi. The podcast mentioned that "Hindu mobs attacked Muslims and 10 people died". This was clearly communal violence which needs to be condemned unequivocally and where both sides lost people including policeman Ratan Lal and Intelligence officer Ankit Sharma.

PBS should not broadcast such lopsided and inaccurate coverage as it can unnecessarily challenge social harmony for Hindus living in USA.

Thanks for taking this feedback and please continue with brilliant coverage which PBS is known for.

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Funding

Maine
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Did the current government do something bad to your funding that you get from the government? Did you loose some of the government funds because of that reduction? If there was one? I'm thinking of the quality of prime time tv shows - like Masterpiece. The show we watched last month was not of the caliber we saw in past years. Was this because of fewer funds to spend on programming? Specifically, the show Howard's End was a real disappointment for any number of reasons.

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Clifford the Dog and Sesame Street

West Virginia
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I am thoroughly disgusted with your plans to appease the gay groups by having introduced gay relationships onto children’s programming and Sesame Street planning in introducing g a drag queen character in one of its shows. You have taken too much liberty for a station to receive so much backing from our tax dollars and I am going to have to carefully watch from now on what my little granddaughter watches while visiting me. Shame on you PBS. Shame on you that you felt you had to become politically correct to back a group that is a minority in our country rather than consider the many conservative minded families that have supported you for so long. I am disgusted with our America today! Disgusted by how companies are being controlled by the voices of groups such as the alphabet people as I call them because I can not even remember all the letters they go by. You no doubt have lost another family who once valued safe programming for our children. More will follow when word gets out about the latest Sesame Street debaucle. Patty Hager of West Virginia

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PBS NewsHour

November 2019
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We have watched Nebraska Educational Television for forty years. PBS NewsHour also for a long time. We have noticed Judy Woodruff and her guests have nothing good to say about our President of the United States of America. Even David Brooks and Mark Shields now took opposite views - it is only one-sided now - all the guests do not say any good about our President. We really believe Trump is trying to make America Great. If the news media would have more great stories I believe would not incite riots, racism, suicides and mass shootings. The news is upsetting; even the local TV stations report one sensationalist story after another - surely there is more good than bad things to report. Does the news incite bad behavior, is it money, are they paid to do this? We would like political wisdom and not political views. 

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2/28: tonight's Shields and Brooks

New Hampshire
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Mark offered that during this week's debate in SC that the only candidates on stage that remained calm and in control were two guys. (Buttigieg and Bloomberg) Though I don't own the in control meter, my take is that Klobuchar remained calm and in control. To leave her out plays into a gender bias which is beneath the typical reporting behaviors of these men. I hope you will do more than provide a bot reply. Thanks

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Outrageous biased program today

New York
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I listen to NPR frequently in my morning drives, especially between 10am and noon. I'm a Vietnam combat veteran with service connected disabilities and was honored to be the first Vietnam Veteran to honored on Honor Flight-Syracuse, (April, 2014). John McCain called NPR "radio Hanoi". Now I know why, Your show today that I heard only from 11:30 to noon was like a Democratic fund raiser, and instructions on how to unseat Republican Senators. If you get one dollar of public funding it is outrageous. I'm looking into this.

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PBS News Hour

Texas
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I have written to the PBS Public Editor several times about routine violations of PBS' Editorial Standards in it's political coverage. I'm not asking you for comment on merits of these concerns but want to know what recourse is available if the Public Editor doesn't even respond to my correspondence.

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PBS NewsHour

February 6, 2020
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Hello, I'm calling to complain about Judy Woodruff and how she's so pro-Republican. I'm neither. I'm an independent. I'm so tired of her cuddling up to Kellyanne Conway. I'm not going to watch your show anymore and I'm contributing to it. I am not paying what I agreed to because of her. 

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So biased

New Mexico
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I can't listen to Mark Shields. He is so biased. He makes no mention how the Democrats conducted the investigation- not calling witnesses nor allowing Republications to participate in the investigative hearings. Schiff allowed no cross examination of witnesses in the committee. Shield could care less about due process. Frankly, I could care less about his opinions because he just a silly ideologue. At what point do these people forsake objectivity and integrity? Gross negligence.

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PBS NewsHour

February 7, 2020
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When the NewsHour talks about debates, they always put up the Democratic candidates who are still in the running and they put up President Trump. They omit Bill Wield and Joe Walsh. They are running as well and they need to be up there pictorially. 

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PBS NewsHour

February 11, 2020
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I've never made a complaint before and I've been watching PBS NewsHour since I was in junior high school when it was Jim Lehrer NewsHour. Tonight I felt that the reporting, the segment on Trump's plan for peace in the Middle East, was antisemitic and anti-Israeli. I'm not a Trump supporter, but I felt that the anchor that was substituting for Judy Woodruff was using her role as a bully pulpit. I do hope that PBS News issues and apology and never makes that mistake. 

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PBS NewsHour

February 14, 2020
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I have watched Mark Shields and valued his opinions for over thirty years on the NewsHour. I am deeply disappointed that tonight when he described the outcome in New Hampshire that he only said, "Bernie lost many votes as compared to 2016." Not once did he say that there were many more candidates than in 2016. I think he does a disservice to our country by leaving that out. Right now, the Democratic Party and others are trying to figure out whether Bernie has the message that will appeal to most of the people. When pundits or politicians obscure the facts, it is very difficult to find that out. I hate to see Mark playing into that and leading us this way. 

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PBS Create Channels -- Content

Missouri
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1) It is infuriating that Create programming choices put so many "Bob Ross" painting shows on the air. There are OTHER artists, and for your information, Ross obtained instruction from Bill Alexander and pretty much pirated all of his techniques without giving him any credit. Very ungrateful of him. 2) TOO MANY "TALKING HEADS!!!!!!!!" YUKKY. 3) TOO MANY COOKING SHOWS! How many "virtual meals" are we supposed to "eat"? 4) TOO MANY TRAVEL SHOWS, shows that must be directed to the "idle rich" who can actually afford to travel (to places more appealing than the ugly cities and endangered wilderness we see have in Trump's America). 5) WE NEED MORE DIVERSITY!!!!! You're starving the brain and soul of your viewers. SHAME.

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Judy Woodruff, Shields, Newshour 2/21/2020

California
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I am at the end of it with your "TRUSTED, HONEST, BALANCED" reporting. Really, Ms Woodruff, "hoping desparately" he will lose? You and Shields are nothing but a pair of ugly opinionated power brokers trying to discredit a person like Bernie Sanders as "sooo angry" and other defaming descriptions that are all about creating the same storm bias that took down Howard Dean, Imagine showing temporary results election without as much as showing the front runner, buried in your predjudices! The language Mr. Shields used about this candidate is so inexcusable and hateful that I will never trust Mr. Shields again.You sir are a disgrace to integrity. You two seem nothing if not determined to see the elites remaining go unscathed again. Friends of the Pelosis, Clintons, Wassermannn eh? Mercifully,Brooks was forever dignified and balanced. Thank you sir.

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BBC Technical Issues

December 9, 2019
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The BBC feed has not come through. I'm just calling because this is not an unusual situation. It goes on and on and no one checks it at the top of the hour. It would seem like you would be concerned about this for your news watching public. 

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Sit and Be Fit

December 9, 2019 from CA
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I want to leave a comment recommending that you continue working with Sit and Be Fit, Mary Ann Wilson's program. It's a wonderful help to so many people with overall health and neurological problems and lymphatic health and I really encourage you to keep working with them and airing then. 

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Debate background

December 19, 2019
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Your moving background on the Democratic Debate is incredibly awful. It's distracting and it is giving me a headache. It's the worst. 

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ATTN: Michael Fragale, VP Educational Services and Programs

Florida
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Hello. I am writing to ask that you contact our local DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE, here in Daytona Beach, Florida and afford them some of your on air programming. Their antenna broadcast station channel 15.3 Worldview programming will cease this February 2020. Are you able to offer them your rights to broadcast some of your holdings/programs such as the American Experience, Reading Rainbow, Great Performances, Sesame Street, 3-2-1 Contact and the like in those genres ? Understand that the PBS stations from UCF are not viewable in this area. As we are not familiar with the rights for certain broadcast programs, am asking that you contact Mr. Larry Lowe at DSC 386-506-3508 and offer this station programs that we the retired viewing audience can watch. Know that we are and have been local residents who enjoy entertaining programs via antenna, and we are asking for your assistance in providing our local educational station with programs that are not currently available to them for broadcast. Thank You for your courtesy in achieving this goal. We do not want to lose our channel, and know you can provide programs for local viewers. Respectfully, Doc

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PBS NewsHour

January 11, 2020
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I'm calling because I just watched the Brooks and Shields segment on the NewsHour about the assignation of Suleiman, the Iranian general. I'm really dismayed at the apparent sanction of the American government assassinate people without taking the proper consideration. I think it's really dangerous. They made it sound like this was an okay thing. We're on the brink of disaster, potential catastrophic disaster, walking into another war like Iraq. It is irresponsible of PBS and the NewsHour to let these guys come on the air and not give thorough, unbiased opinions on these things. 

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