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PBS NewsHour

January 10, 2020
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I just watched Mark Shields on the PBS NewsHour and he made some statements that I thought were very insulting and incorrect. He said that the United States has relied on Europe since the ending of World War Two. I guess it is pertaining to Trump not letting Europeans know that he was going to knock out that Iranian general who had a bad track record. Mr. Shields really should know it's been Europe that has been relying on the United States since World War Two. They spend one percent of the economic prosperity on their defense. We've been defending their asses since the end of World War Two. They have free health care, five weeks vacation, retire when they're sixty. All because the United States has been defending them. Mr. Shields really needs to get his facts together. It was insulting to anyone with a high school degree or higher to listen to what he had to say. It was obvious that he did not like Donald Trump, like everyone else at PBS. Get used to it. He's going to be the next President, again. Thank you for taking my comments. 

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Public TV programming

New York
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Claims of a diverse media is not accurate. The shows are mostly white orientated. The black talk shows, topic, complaints and discussion are no ware to be found on Public TV. Most of the black actors are being shown as criminals in movies as well as on news Broadcasting. The public media is showing pregidous actions in there programming and it appears to be a premeditated, sinikely established conspiracy against the male African decendants.

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Frontline- Presidents

New York
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I think it is unfortunate that you did not include Judicial Watch in your hour about pres. Trump. You highlighted press from NY Times and Washington Post- those who promoted the Fake dossier- about Russia & the President. Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, Comey, Mueller, McCabe, Etal knew about the coup cabal and continued to pilfer tax payer monies to pursue this..Please go to www.judicialwatch.org for the truth.

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News hour

Florida
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I can’t believe Judy woddruff closing comment about the brief but spectacular segment tonight on pain and forgiveness was simply “wow what a remarkable story”. She should have said Wow what a remarkable WOMAN!!! Very very sad remark Judy!!!!

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Shields&...comment

Massachusetts
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January 17, 2020 the topic of whether a woman should run, could win came up and the commentators both said, of course a woman can win. That is so head in the sand. If the Democrats run Elizabeth Warren, they are ignoring the misogynism that is rampant in the United States. At this time a woman cannot win in this country. Wlizabeth Warren is admirable in many ways, but she will have a lot of voters who will not vote for her. The two commentators fell all over themselves asserting that a woman can win. They are not dealing with the reality of the mafia Don and his unbelievable nastiness. The voters will not elect a socialist or a gay man, either. The Democratic party is not dealing with reality. Mark my words.

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A time for new talent on pbs newshour ?

California
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The information presented on PBS is trusted and unbiased. I’m grateful for the professionalism. However Yamiche Alcindor is such a poor speaker that it distracts from the information. She has a halting almost stuttering speech pattern. How this is allowed to continue baffles me. I also think it’s time for Judy Woodruff to retire. Thanks for reading.

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Schedule changes

Connecticut
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I just want to report my displeasure with the schedule changes made last week, especially removing Studio 360 from the weekend lineup and replacing Here and Now with 1A. It's very frustrating and disappointing.

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PBS Newshour

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Yamiche Alcindor. Please. She's not up to it. I've gotten to the point where I mute her when she's speaking. Please. Do something.

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Border wall

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Yamiche constantly omits truth to change context. Tonight it’s the border wall is falling over in winds. . Wow. It’s almost as if she wants to mislead her audience and keep the fact that the cement wasn’t dry yet at the time. Because she did that very thing.

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Presidential Debates

Oregon
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I was saddened by the latest Presidential debates, for many reasons, not the least of which was your allowing running commentary during some intermissions. The commentators were superfluous. Viewers like me need time free of talking heads. What these heads had to say was utterly superficial. Viewers deserve time for reflection without the hasty intrusiveness of commentators who seemed be speaking to an audience that hadn’t witnessed What they’re discussing. There was no real analysis, but simple summary. I support Public Broadcasting, but not this atrocious commentary. Also, can you please explain how the questioners and the commentators were chosen, and why no academics (eg. Political scientists, historians, experts in rhetoric/debate )were not chosen as either questioners or commentators?

I look forward to your reply.

George T. Karnezis Georgetkarnezis@gmail.com Portland, Oregon

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NBR

California
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Where's the NBR replacement?! You've had more than a month to line-up/create a replacement. PBS viewers shouldn't have to go to financial cable news for something so essential to modern life.

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PBS News Hour

Florida
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I have watched PBS for years, but lately judy Woodruff is too much to take, the bias she is showing takes away from this station as being the last decent place to get unbiased news, the debacle that this country has gone through for over 3years has made a lot of us have no faith in the media in general, understand she is entitled to her own personal views, but wish she could temper her responses when she hears a different point of view from her own.

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your continual dismssal and SPARSE coverage of Bernie Sanders and the grassroots revolution!

Oregon
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I am 63, and for most of my life have supported my local PBS station and NPR. I am now officially divorcing your corporation. Why? You are biased and obviously working for the corporations who support you. After years of gulping down the "belief" that your programming is for the people, I have now awaken to the reality of complete bias on your end against real change that is NOT supported by either the 1 percent nor the corporate welfare state. I am not alone in this awakening. Expect millions of us to finally tune out and no longer support your "business".

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fundraising

Florida
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the ceaseless demands seeking donations is counterproductive

how many more times will you show the carpenters or whatever, then interrupt for the shameless pleading. we don't need to be told. i regret providing support at these times as it is a fortnight where i don't watch any pbs

get your act together

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The NewsHour and more

New Mexico
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Here is the question for PBS and its NewsHour; Do you think that the new information regarding the deliberate poisoning of the families in Flint, Michigan is worthy of a complete segment which will ultimately ask whether a criminal act was committed by the Executives of Veolia, the public utility, whose senior Executives were aware that lead from the city’s pipes could be leaching into drinking water, but never revealed that because they were bidding on another contract?

Does PBS believe that as a network TV station, operating in the interests of the public, and is a TAX Exempt corporation partially operating with tax payers governmental support, should be on the front line of this endless list of corporate environmental criminal behavior or do you think you should continue to behave as all other "For Profit" networks?

We are at the cusp of creating major changes to the American system of government as well as the removal of Corporate Entitlement in our country and in 2020, for the first time in modern history, voters will actually decide which road this nation should take!

Does PBS feel any amount of responsibility toward that end, or does it still feel that "balanced news" or its result, giving both sides of the argument despite the fact that one side continues to lie regularly and the PBS commentators do not challenge them?

What does the management of PBS, a government funded non profit, believe is their responsibility during such times as these, besides "reporting" or having nearly dead commentators espousing decades old rhetoric and analysis, as our nation faces the greatest peril since the Civil War?

It is up to you to decide now, not tomorrow or next year, to clean house and look closely at The Guardian's work and then get a clear picture of what "Non Profit" actually means! History will reveal your complicity, as it has done with the German media decades ago! Is that to be the legacy of your management?

Bill Sortino

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News reporting of election 2020 candidates for President

Hawaii
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I noticed your coverage totally omits Bernie Sanders from consideration of his candidacy for President of the USA. I consider this to be a grave infraction of your duty to function as a "Public" Broadcasting System as PBS is to be. You are evidently quite biased or partisan in your coverage. This is a disservice to the public and betrays your mission. It also makes you liable and vulnerable to being seen as just another propagandist news outlet, similar to FOX. There is a reason Sanders is so popular right now, and you must take this seriously, or you are guilty of misleading the public with a false impression. Please do your job as a public entity for the News. I am quite offended by your lack of coverage of Bernie Sanders.

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Gun museum at Buffalo Bill Historical Society in Cody, WY; aired 12/16/19

California
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Dear Judy, I'm sure the NewsHour statistics about gun ownership in Wyoming are accurate. However, to the best of my knowledge, there has never been a mass school shooting or mass shooting of any kind in Wyoming. As a Wyoming native, I'm asking the NewsHour to add that data to clarify the often mistaken perceptions about Wyoming. Thanks to you and the NewsHour for your excellent public service! Judy Gould Sacramento, CA

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Debate background

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Make it stop It is a hideous distraction and a cheap ploy

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Impeachment Hearings

South Carolina
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Thank you so very much for providing live coverage of the hearing today. It's vital that Americans get to see such events in real time without the filter of reporters / pundits, and only CPB was willing to do this on air and not just streaming. We live in rural SC without cable and with only limited bandwidth. Without your service, this important event would have been unavailable to us.

We are grateful for CPB, PBS, and WETV-Greenville, SC.

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Impeachment notice during nova

Florida
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Impeachment notice during nova You’re running of a subtitle message to view Impeachment procedures during are you daughter da Vinci nova Copperside is disgusting. I find it insulting when watching a non-political program to be subjected to liberal attacks on our president. I quickly change the channel and will re-examine my donations to PBS in the future.

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