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Too damn liberal

New Mexico
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Every thing except the movie series on pbs is liberal no balanced programing and getrid of judy woodruff shes a real trip.Shes about as liberal as they come.I am not a liberal or conservative but anyone can plainly see its totally liberal.

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KNOWING WHERE THE PROBLEM IS

California
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THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FROM LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ; DID NOT KNOW WHAT THEY REALLY HAD GOING ON IN THEIR COUNTRY. WHEN KENNEDY WAS TOO RUN IT WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS GOING TO CAUSE PROBLEM FROM HIS FATHER'S DAYS WITH THE IRISH MAFIA WHEN HE BROUGHT BOOZE IN FROM CANADA, THRU THE TUNNELS UNDER NEW YORK. AS A RESULT MADE 400 MILL. THE ITALIANS NEVER WANTED RHE IRISH MOB TO GET AHEAD OF THEM AND THE FOUGHT DURING FDR'S PRESIDENCY. WHAT THEY SAID WOULD HAPPEN IT DID, THE GAMBINO CRIME FAMILY DON IN NEW ORLEANS TOOK THE CONTROL OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY THE KENNEDY'S HAD AND YOU ARE NOW JUST REALIZING IT SOME 60 OR MORE YEARS LATER. THAT CAUSED REAGAN TO BECOME A REPUBLICAN. WHEN ASKED WHY HE LEFT, REAGAN SAID ON TV CAMERA IN 6 O CLOCK NEWS, " IT IS SUICIDE TOO BE A DEMOCRAT." NOT GIVING THE PEOPLE ENOUGH AND THE RIGHT AND TRUE INFORMATION WAS THE METHOD THE US GOVERNMENT CHOSE UNDER HOOVER AND YOU ARE NOW SEEING THE RESULT IF OVER 60 YEARS OF CORRUPTION IN WASHINGTON D C. THE GOOD THING IS ENOUGH PEOPLE SEE IT AND IT CAN ONLY WORK FOR THEM AS LONG AS NO ONE KNOWS IT. THAT HAS BEEN BLOWN WAY OUT OF THE PARK AND PEOPLE OF ALL RACES HAVE BEEN STATING THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS BECOME TOO CORRUPT TOO EXIST THE WAY IT IS.

Bias

Missouri
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I used to watch McNeil/Lerher Newshour because it presented conservative and liberal views. It ceased being unbiased when the two founders died . I wish there was actually a conservative viewpoint represented from perhaps someone beside the NYTimes and Washington Post, neither of which represent any type of conservative consensus.

Amna Nawaz

California
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I am a 30 plus year supporter of PBS and I must say I have become extremely frustrated with Amna Nawaz in specific and the News Hour in general. Ms Nawaz frequently presents extremely liberal biased, moralizing and accusatory pieces with only one interviewee that supports her narrative. PBS now often fails to analyze issues anymore by discussing both sides of a complex and difficult issues like illegal immigration or crime control and instead presents a one sided diatribe against "conservative" actors on the other side of an issue. The news hour has shifted away from the unique and balanced reporting that investigates both sides of an issue and is increasingly coming across as an advocate for specific courses of political action or political solutions. Whereas CPB was always my go to news source to understand what was driving different groups to do what they do, now I view it as an increasingly liberal mouthpiece primarily promoting a liberal agenda. I am fairly liberal but I am more interested in hearing what goes on in the heads of people on the other side of the fence. I have cut back my donations to PBS as I no longer feel like it is an impartial news reporting agency.

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My taxes paying for biased prejudiced opinions not based on real facts.

Arizona
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I don't want one red cent of my taxes going to CPB. My title pretty much sums up the reason except it doesn't mention the failure of your biased outfit omitting the horrible facts and truth about how terribly the Democratic Liberals are ruining the country with their open borders, underlying wealth redistribution policies and insane spending on more inane policies leading to insane inflation. You say they aren't trying to redistribute wealth? I guess then they just want to completely do away with the middle class because that's exactly what they're doing. Biden should be being ripped by the press right now for his inaction on gasoline and all inflation. Instead it's about how Trump is responsible for the repealing of Roe vs. Wade. Honestly the American press and CPB go beyond insulting my intelligence. They repulse me. Defund the CPB not the Police.

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Complete Credits

Massachusetts
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Where do I find the musicians who played at the Mark Twain Awards?

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PBS News Hour anchor role

Washington
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Y. Alcindor should not have been made a PBS anchor, according to c*****9@comcast.net. I also Alcindor's verbal tics distracting. She is a good reporter but she should not have been made an anchor at PBS. I wonder what other more qualified candidates were passed over when she was selected.

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npr / pbr news

Florida
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I am writing to you concerning your news outlets. it is beyond me why half the nation or more who are not liberals are forced to give their taxpayer money to your news outlets like the news hour that is literally liberal news for liberals. I watched cnn once an objective professional news outlet turn into a liberal rag that is basically a joke in the industry and we are watching pbs and npr sail away in the same manner. if you are going to employ mostly liberals in your news programs, then for god sakes hire a couple of adults to keep them from floating away with the news programs. they are little more than another liberal news outlet complimenting nbc, cbs and abc. just post the news. keep the editorializing out of the news. every so called news person gives a long personal view before they give a twisted explanation of the current news depending on the liberal talking points of the day that they pass on. pbs news hour has become just another liberal rag. so so sad. just producing news for liberal weathy white people gets old fast and does a huge disservice to the nation.

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Memorial Day Concert 2022

Michigan
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Greetings - I reside in DC and thoroughly enjoy watching the National Memorial Day Concert, which is broadcast live on Sunday evening and then rebroadcast Monday evening. I enjoy watching on the actual date of Memorial Day to honor our heroes. My Mother resides in Michigan and was eagerly looking to watch Monday evening. We were dismayed to learn that the only times it was scheduled that day was at 12:30 am and 2 am. Please request that PBS stations show this concert on Memorial Day. It's a wonderful program with touching tributes that need to be shared several times so that all may pay tribute. Thank you for your consideration. K***y B***e

News and dailymailtv

Illinois
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Background music and sounds blocks out the host on DailyMailTV, news people on WGN. WTH? EVERYDAY!!!!

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Promos for PBS between programs

Vermont
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I am convinced I would send my local PBS station a membership donation if PBS would consider stopping those endlessly run PBS promos that must target fifteen year olds. They are loud, jarring, puerile in content and driven by the most obnoxious musical accompaniment. PBS broadcasts such great programs, only to diminish the viewing experience by forcing viewers to repeatedly watch these moronic promos. It makes no sense, unless your prime audience consists of hysterical adolescents. And your between program promos on Create? Have any of them been changed in twenty years? All those grape tomatoes? Brazil 66? Please help!

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Who will advocate for access?

California
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I just wanted to draw awareness to the fact that Public Broadcasting is no longer accessible to every American. I'm not a technician but I know that even with post-digital conversion TV sets, ordinary consumer antennas are no longer sufficient to receive public broadcast channels. As it stands now, one is required to have expensive outdoor antennas if they wish to receive these channels "over the air". Needless to say, this isn't accessible to ALL Americans, especially low income families or renters. This wasn't an issue before the conversion. There are paid "passport" programs with each individual member stations but even that doesn't allow people to receive live broadcasts. I am aware that this issue falls on the FCC and individual stations, but there should be advocates who will protect the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. It seems like this has fallen through the cracks.

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Nova Universe Revealed

California
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Too many narrators interrupting story line along with too much background music interrupting the narrators. PBS (Diversities child) what a scientific fiasco.

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Sunday edition announcer

California
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After listening to npr for forty years I am leaving you. The new announcer on Sunday mornings has a horrible, “screeching” voice, especially when she is the least bit emotional. I’ve tried to get used to it for over a month now, but I can’t. I understand npr has a problem with hiring diverse employees that mirror our very diverse general populations, but must it be someone whose voice is incredibly irritating? Surely you can do better…

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Hearings covered on ABC NEWS 6/21/2022

Oklahoma
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While watching National News w/David Muir last night on local ABC station out of OKC, while people were talking (Shay and her Mom from GA), Pro Trump chants were super imposed over their voices with Stop The Steal and other pro trump yelling. Sounded like rioters had entered the building yelling. Went on entire time of Jonathon Carls reporting. This was 5:30 pm ABC KFOR news, watching in Mustang, OK. Was no one else disturbed over this?!?!?!

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Finding Your Roots

Texas
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I watch this program every week and have noticed that it seems to focus heavily on African Americans, much more than the percentage of the US population that they represent. Yet, Irish Americans, a big immigrant group, seems to be under reported. It would seem that the show should focus more on representing different ethnic groups, based on their percent of the US population. That would be a fair benchmark. That way, no group would be over exposed at the expense of another important group.

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non-believers forced to support religious broadcasting

West Virginia
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I am an agnostic, but I am forced to support religious broadcasting in my cable TV package. This is flat-out unconstitutional!

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Abortion

Nevada
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I hope you will give this comment to Judy ,she will retire in the End of 2022. I wish you make public this fair Question.Abortion is in most cases more than survival for Woman. Rape ,Incest ,young woman not knowing the Consequences......If there mostly man I believe take the Right away from all this woman and believe abortion should not take place to help this Woman ....I respect their OPINION. BUT.....Then all this Man or Persons should pay for the cost raising this not yet born (unwanted Children, life tread to this mothers.) Furthermore help with this Children as soon as they are born. I know this Man or Priest are all TALK, but non of this people feel responsible. A shame that this people create so much Misery for mostly helpless Woman...and force to became Criminals by some states LAW. All Person make this Laws and and preachers should protect this woman but none will ever help, except they have a Family Member get Mention Problems. I wonder If PBS will ask people to see how wrong this Pros are.I hope you are for PEOPLE as you claim.

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Retirement for Judy Woodward

California
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Please retire Judy Woodward and allow the other very competent women reporters to advance in their careers; Ama Navaz and others

Fundraising

Illinois
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Your fundraising style is really poor. All year long on the create channel, you are featuring what I call "the fat bitches cooking club" where they cook the most fattening foods and some of the worst quality nutrition. Then you put on another show which does the same thing and it goes on ad infinitum (forever and ever and ever). Then, during your fundraisers, you put some idiot (who looks like a retarded psycho with eyes that look like they are about to bug out of his head) who tells us all of the things that we should be eating instead. Your record is stuck. It's playing the same crap over and over again. Then you put on somebody like Deep Hack Ch-Oprah as if this bumbling idiot is supposed to know something about living. I could care less for him. I can barely understand a word he says because of his poor diction and extremely heavy accent. But he's just boring and a bit of a twit because he thinks too much of himself. He likes to pontificate and it's not needed or wanted. In the years before these foolish speakers, they wouldn't have had these people speaking. They would have picked somebody who was a translator with clear diction and an ample vocabulary. But that's another thing, isn't it? You will have a translator and yet you will still have the volume turned up too high on the person speaking a foreign language with a heavy accent. And you can't tell what they're saying because the volume is too high. How stupid is stupid when stupid is more stupid than you could ever imagine? That's PBS. You guys lack the knowledge to analyze what is wrong and so you make the same mistakes over and over and over again. And lately, everybody is going on the cheap in the newscasts, especially with somebody like Judy Woodruff rough rough rough barking bitch dog, who needs to be put out to pasture because her newscasting style is always the same story: "ain't it awful???!?!??!!?" I am so sick of her. She thinks she's far more intelligent than she is and she's just a redneck from Oklahoma with a twangy accent. She doesn't speak from her vocal cords and her diaphragm. The sound comes out of her nose, the same as Lisa desJardins. That woman is the most homely bitch on the planet. She has a tiny mouth and she has terrible diction. She speaks too quickly. I actually have to turn the channel when she comes on because I cannot listen to her. When they are interviewing people, frequently because they are doing it via Skype or some other chat box on the computer, You have not coached them in the art of speaking slowly and clearly with good diction. And frequently you don't even test to see what the acoustics are in the room Where they are located. You can have a room that has so much echo that you cannot make out anything. How stupid is stupid when stupid is so stupid you can't even see it coming because you don't believe this stupid could be that stupid. Then you have the female black porky pig, Alcindor, who speaks so quickly that she ends up stuttering. She literally sounds like a female porky pig. And she's supposed to be replacing Gwen Ifill ? You are giving Judy Woodruff far too much power in making the decisions about the people with whom she works. She is picking these idiots because they make her look good. These little brats don't have any idea about how to formulate an idea from their sentences. With Gwen, she would interview people very carefully, watching her semantics as to not tip them off, and she would gain their trust: and then she would ask a question (which by that time, they were so comfortable that they would answer it). She would give them the rope so that they could hang themselves. Then she would look into the camera when she was finished and give her sly smile which let you know that she had done something quite ingenious. Judy is an asshole by comparison. She's totally incompetent. It's time for everybody to stop licking that old bitches pussy and replace her. I don't know why everybody bows before her because she is just the worst. She's not a national treasure. She's a giant cockroach. I'm not kidding you. Your fundraising shows are bullshit. Here's the better way to handle it. Turn off all of the programming until everybody pays up I just have a sign on the screen showing how much you have raised and how much you need. Stop bothering us with the guy who looks like he is totally insane trying to tell us how to heal our brains and heal our minds. I'd like to heel him like a dog, but he's too butt ugly to watch. Get rid of these dweebs. I can go on about all of it, and I think one of the worst news programs you have is Chicago tonight. Brandis has a really snotty look on her face all the time. She doesn't smile, she thinks she's being very professional, but she just looks like an angry bitch every time she comes on the TV. And then you have all of these other shows with Jeffrey Bear And I'm not going to correct the spelling on this because my phone doesn't know any of these things and I'm using the phone recognition for typing. But Jeffrey Bear sucks. I hate a person who acts like a goody two-shoes. His shows are excessively boring and once you've seen them, it's enough. Take those reels and throw them in the trash and if he wants to make a new show, have him make a new show, but don't bother us with the reruns. But to say he's boring is an understatement. And I'm sorry but I can't remember the name of the guy who looks like a lemur on the news hour. His eyes are so big they're almost comical. He is the one who always does the "feel good" story. It's always completely insipid. It's time to retire him and put him out to pasture. I would say that your best person there is Amy Walter. Your second best is a toss-up between the other dark haired girl who appears at the same time with Amy, and the guy whose arm was blown off in some accident somehow. He's a very good reporter. You need people like this. You need smarter people all the way around. Not somebody who is going to say ain't it awful All the time. I can't stand that fucking Judy Woodruff ruff ruff ruff ruff barking bitch dog. That is one self-serving cunt. Brooks and Capehart are also excellent, but they should be doing more of the reporting than commenting. Their comments are excellent, but I think that they would bring particular insight if they were doing the news stories. You really need to turn over and get rid of a whole bunch of people there. The problem is, as long as you have Judy there And you give approbation to her and her tribe and her method, PBS will never change for the better. And it's time for a new theme song for the news channel. That old recording sounds like it was made years ago with members of the New York Philharmonic tend to play on the sharp side in the violin section. The brass are extremely harsh. It's totally out of tune all the way around. Get a new theme song, it's way past due. In fact, just get a new show and put the competent ones in front and get rid of little lacky boys and girls and especially porky pigette...