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Weekend Edition Sunday

Minnesota
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I can't listen to Ayesha Rascoe anymore. Her voice is grating. What finally broke me, however, was when she told a caller on Sunday "you did good. You did good." She should have meant "well." Fortunately, I like the CBC's Sunday morning program.

Amna Nawaz

California
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Did someone highjack your site. It says that Amna is terrible, which she is not. Tonight she is at or near the Guatemalan border for an excellent report. What she does not say or emphasize is that those who want to come to the US "legally" must have money and means. Someone who just wants a "better life" will not get an immigrant visa. Period. There is no way for such a person to immigrate "legally." She should know that and emphasize that!!!

Ayesha Rascoe

Pennsylvania
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I too find the voice and delivery of Ms. Rascoe on air, grating, immature, annoying and distracting to the wonderful content she covers. And disagree with the defensiveness of the statement "this is my voice". Perhaps consider there isn't a host, a singer, speaker or narrator alive that doesn't care about how they reach their audience. Like most mature adults they do; they listen to themselves and take lessons just as singers do on how to use their mouths, and vocal cords to modulate and deliver either the sung or spoken word.

Ayesha Rascoe (sp?)

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Is there a way that I can tell Ayesha that I enjoy her content, without sounding sexiest?

News summary changes

Florida
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I always listen to the 5 minute news summary in the morning. It is the only verbal report in our home. This year you made the news feed into other programming (especially annoying on weekends where the host has a shrill grating voice) so I have to dig the phone out to shut it off. NOW you lead into 5 minutes of news with THREE commercials!!! You’ve lost me. I do not listen to commercials or watch them on TV. I pay extra to Amazon Prime & Pandora to avoid them. Unfortunately there is no such option on your service. Paul S****l S******a C**********m@yahoo.om

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Washington Week

Wisconsin
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Since the Atlantic took over leadership of the Washinton Week program, the program is never as diverse in choosing its guests as it was previously. Tonight’s program is a good example. The moderator and all of the guests are Caucasian. I watch the program almost every week to learn from the best in journalism. That designation not only includes those who represent the best news outlets, but it also means that a diverse set of voices are heard. Jeffrey Goldberg does not seem to place real value on diverse voices. Is he the problem?

PBS CO-ANCHORS GONE MISSING

Virginia
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William Brangham has been filling in as PBS anchor for Amna Nawaz & Geoff Bennett since Monday 2/19/2024 (3 nights straight so far). I am not complaining, William has done a great job as anchor. I do find it concerning that viewers are not getting any explanation as to why. I do not think that keeping we regular PBS viewers in the dark about the situation is normal PBS news behavior. I expect PBS to be transparent in reporting, even about itself!

Test, just a test

Ohio
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Hello. And Bye.

Ayesha Rascoe & the Sunday Puzzle with Will Shortz

Texas
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I look forward to hearing Ayesha Rascoe's voice every week on the Sunday Puzzle with Will Shortz. It is such a positive and energetic voice that it makes me smile just hearing it and makes my Sunday drive. When other people substitute, I think....they are okay but they aren't Ayesha. Thanks for this and many other great programs.

Ayesha roscoe

Alaska
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Please help her she's annoying. Diction and pitch are two things npr must help her with now! used to enjoy npr Sundays - not no mo.

PBS Disappearing Volume

Illinois
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Why does PBS have this problem continuously? I have watched via Xfinity and Roku and had problems over the last year regardless of the carrier and location - Chicago and Sarasota

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CPB Board Term Expired?

New York
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Please explain to the American public why Bruce Ramer remains on the CPB board of directors as of Feb. 1, 2024 when it seems clear his total years of service exceed the maximum allowed for this role.

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Bruce Ramer's term expires at the end of 2024. https://www.cpb.org/content/bruce-m-ramer-vice-chair-cpb-board-directors

Finding your roots. Season seven. Country roots

Oregon
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This episode re-aired several times in southern Oregon this week. I found myself disturbed by an assumption Dr Gates made. While it is clear that many white slave owners impregnated their female slaves— whether out of lust or as a matter of breeding to expand “property” in a manner similar to horse breeding—- it is not at all clear that some of his guests’ African DNA comes from that. He completely has ignored the fact that Sicily is close to Africa and Moors and other ethnic groups resided on the island in past centuries. Racial intermarriage could simply have occurred sometime before the guests’ ancestors left for America. Please be more careful about assumptions.

NPR on air availability

California
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Why such poor service near zip 92240. Station constantly off air...just static

PBS NewsHour

Oregon
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I was (and am) a HUGE fan of Judy Woodruff; thought I could never switch my loyalty to the 'new kids'. But, I'm very impressed with Amna and Geoff. Both highly professional and very worthy of my continuing support. I keep watching for, and think I've seen, the two of them checking in with each other at the end of the broadcast, much like Judy and Gwen did during their all-too-short time as co-anchors. Keep up the good work which continues to be very important in these times of fake news and charlatans.

PBS Newshour Amna Nawaz

California
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I just watched Amna Nawaz’s interview with Michael Herzog, the Israeli ambassador to the US. She is so biased, and so rude. She interrupted, didn’t listen to Ambassador Herzog’s responses, used invalidated statistics spouted by the terrorist group Hammas and was generally revolting. Perhaps it is time to get a decent interviewer who doesn’t ooze her support of terrorism and antizionism. She’s just another sorry excuse for a reporter.

Newshour

Arizona
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My compliments to Amna Nawaz for her interview of Hertzog , the Israeli ambassador. On Dec 27 Amna never gave up her very important line of questions as Hertzog tried to evade the answers.

CPB Television Content

California
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I HAVE BEEN TASKED WITH REVIEWING MAINSTREAM MEDIA TO PROVIDE ORGANIZATION ENLIGHTENMENT ON WHETHER THERE EXISTS BIASED CONTENT, ANF IF SO, WHETHER IT IS A "ONE OFF" OR WHETHER IT IS A CUSTOMARY PRACTICE. IN THAT REGARD, THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASIDE FROM PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS ALSO RECIEVES FUNDING FROM THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. THERE ARE SIX NEWS PROGRAMS WHICH "APPEAR" TO EXHIBIT A CHRONIC Moderate TO PROFOUND BIAS IT IT'S NEWS REPORTING. THE SIX PROGRAMS ARE LISTED AS: 1. "THE PBS NEWSHOUR" 2. "AMANPOUR AND COMPANY" 3. "DEMOCRACY NOW" 4. "BBC NEWS" 5. ONE UN-NAMED PROGRAM DESCRIBED AS "NEWS FROM FRANCE" 6. ONE UN-NAMED PROGRAM DESCRIBED AS "NEWS FROM GERMANY" Please provide an email addresses for the Offices of your CEO, Ms. Harrison, , Exec. VP and C.O.O. Michael Levy and Senior V.P. for Television Content, Ms. Washington. Thank you very much. WM, RN

Washington Week

California
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Some of the reporters on Washington Week refuse to call Trump by his name, instead using the euphemism, “the former president”. If I didn’t know any better, I might think they were referring to Jimmy Carter.

PBS News Hour

Arizona
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I don't like cliches but Ali Rogin is a "bright and shinning rising star journalist" Ali Rogin shows sincere thought with her questions and an ability to be direct to the point of the question with out being someone who screams look at me I am asking the question a rare talent. Some of the changes that have happened with the full time anchor Judy Woodruff departure have not been great in my ears but I am holding back on negative feedback because I realize the budget plays a major roll in some of the changes