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NPR Sundays

Texas
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I must agree with the multiple comments above about Ms Rascoe’s voice. It is grating and ultimately unlistenable. Sundays were always my favorite day to relax and listen to NPR. Since Ms. Rascoe took over the reins I have tried to listen but gave up each time. It is downright unpleasant. Maybe it’s time to listen to the listeners. Perhaps it’s time to put the “P” back in NPR and find a replacement for squawky slangster and give us back our treasured Sundays.

PBS NewsHour Anti-Israel Bias

New York
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Has PBS NewsHour abandoned any pretense to objectivity? Your opening segment on December 18th about the Israel-Hamas war featured Dr. Ghassan Abu Sitta, a physician who has propagated the outrageous libel that "Israel aims to clear Gaza of its population" and "to ethnically cleanse Gaza". During your segment, Dr. Sitta charges the IDF with "waging a war on children". And when confronted with video substantiating the weapons cache that Hamas secreted at Al-Shifa hospital, Dr Abu Sitta ascribes it to the arms that patients shed before entering MRI tubes. His contention is mendacious. The widely circulated video that the IDF recorded of weapons at al-Shifa hospital refute Dr. Abu Sitta's claims. But more problematic still, doesn't PBS ostensible commitment to objectivity obligate it to offer an IDF spokesperson an opportunity to rebut Dr. Abu-Sitta's assertions. By concluding the segment with Dr. Sitta's assertions, the NewsHour leaves the impression that his assertions are incontrovertible. Worse, the report's dishonesty bespeaks the kind of segment a viewer might encounter on Fox News.

PBS NewsHour

California
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Reporters on the PBS NewsHour repeatedly say by rote that there is no evidence that Biden committed an impeachable offense. They pretend to be unaware of the video where VP Biden brags to Richard Haas how in March 2016 he threatened the Ukraine president with withdrawing a billion dollars in aid unless they fired Burisma prosecutor Viktor Shokin. Burisma paid off Hunter Biden, who admitted he was a disturbed drug addict and knew nothing about the oil business. Why do the reporters pretend to know less than their viewers? Why does PBS put up with such an embarrassment?

Amna Nawaz

Arizona
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Please talk slower. Thoroughly enjoy watching you and Geoff in PBS

Jeffrey Goldberg

Colorado
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I love his leadership on Washington Week with the Atlantic. He has brilliant panelists and asks deep and thoughtful discussions that provoke and challenge my thoughts and views. He elevates the quality and intelligence of the program and I feel massively smarter watching him.

Washington Week

Oregon
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Since the Atlantic took over I find the show completely irritating. The moderator dominates, which changes the ethos of the show completely, so it feels like an opportunity for an ego driven white man to dominate. The show has few vibrant young people and almost no African Americans. It used be energetically lively and full of multiple perspectives emanating from a diverse group of young reporters. Now it is stodgy and dominated by the moderator’s perspective

PBS Newshour

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Amna Nawaz doesn't even try to be objective. She is obnoxious, interrupts people she is interviewing and is the most unpleasant and biased news reporter on your otherwise excellent group of reporters. I have reluctantly stopped watching altho I sometimes cheat on Friday night but only to watch David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart. I have been watching since the days of Gwen Eiffel (Spelling?) and sadly the program is now just a disappointment solely because of Ms. Nawaz.

Grant refund

Florida
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Hello, just a quick THANK YOU for alerting Vanguard Charitable about the lack of correspondence between my grant to CPB and my wishes or focus on public television (specifically the PBS Newshour). As a result of your query, I will make another gift with those funds that is more targeted to my specific focus.

PBS News hour

California
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Way to liberal leftists minded, this is sad and frustrating when trying to access real news and commentary. Please please stop the biased reporting and commentary, it’s to the point that I no longer believe that I should support PBS.

Ayesha Roscoe

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I've tried, I think she is trying but Ayesha Roscoe's grating voice is incredibly painful to listen to. I turn off the radio as soon as I hear it and I miss the Sunday morning show. I'm sure she is a very good reporter, please move her to a different slot.

Mistitled programs

North Carolina
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Sirs, several times lately your programs are listed wrongly. Is no one minding the store? Today all Creatures Great and Small is actually a Lucy Worley history of the London Tower. This ha been off and on for weeks. ERlier today Samantha Brown was actually Curious Traveler. Is someone not reading before loading the show?

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Coverage of the Gaza/Israeli war.

Virginia
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I'm in VA and am a member of VPM. I watch the NewsHour every evening. I can't thank you enough for that coverage. It's thorough and graphic and upsetting....BUT it's so important that the viewers get the unedited version of that war -- everyone in the US needs to see it. Thanks for your bravery and integrity and creative!!! P******a B**l, Staunton, VA

Why is KLCS always broadcasting DEAD AIR?

California
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Trying to watch Consuelo Mack on KLCS, Saturday, 12/02/2023@ 03:30. Nothing but dead air. Is this how you are spending our PUBLIC BROADCASTING MONEY? Why should we ever choose to fund a horrible station like yours?

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Rick Steve's Travels

Georgia
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I have been watching the Rick Steve Travel show for many years. Actually, its a wonderful way to see the world and learn the do's and don'ts from each cultures. But now I'm beginning to ask myself, since I'm a women of color, do Rick not run into any people of color in his travels that have help made the hillsides and communities what they are. This is the year 2023, and in all my years of watching his show there are never people of color and how their customs and accomplishment help shape the none of the places he has travels. Actually I ONLY see him interview, travel with, eat with, lodge with, go and share the history of one group of people, and they all looks like him and his family. Is this what the CPB stand for or is this just a Rick Steve thing? Because I'm beginning to see him different.

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Israeli Council General 12/27/2023

Illinois
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It seem pbs has lost its way. Amna is no Judy Woodruff. She harassed the Israeli Ambassador yesterday with continuous interruptions and pointed questions. She is one sided instead of objective. From previous similar comments it appears the station is deaf. With all the antisemitism one would expect pbs to be more sensitive. Sincerely, S*****e H*****z Please read this older post. “ Nawaz is a terrible wanna-be-anchor whose staccato, machine gun delivery is at least off-putting and disrupts the kind of calm insight Woodruff has brought for years. If Nawaz takes Judy's seat you have lost my viewership and membership as well as those of my circle of friends who share my dislike. I am amazed that someone hasn't taken her aside and retrained her from her network supercharged delivery--she bounces in her seat!!. I would appreciate a response as I have written you all several times and have received NADA. Received: Maine Workbench Page Type: Feedback Email: t******e@gmail.com Month and Year: November, 2021 Comment:

News coverage of UN Secretary General Guterres' use of Article 99 on 12/7/23

Washington
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I watched the television Newshour coverage of Secretary Guterres' use of Article 99 to bring the matter of humanitarian crisis in Gaza before the United Nations Security Council. The NewsHour failed to provide sufficient context and certainly did not provide all the facts of the story itself. The NewsHour coverage failed to live up to its own standard for accuracy. Invoking Article 99 is the only means by which the Secretary General of the UN can bring attention to, “any matter which, in his opinion, may threaten the maintenance of international peace and security.” This is the first time in 50 years, since the crisis that led to the partitioning of Bangladesh, that Article 99 has been invoked. It's being done for good reason. Why did I not hear the rest of the story on PBS television?

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Wisconsin Northwoods program tonight

Wisconsin
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When paused, the banner reads Wiconsin Special Treasures: Northwoods. Channel 21.1. Kind of a shame. I was looking so forward to the program, but seeing THAT typo kind of wrecked it. Especially on Wisconsin PBS.

Amna Nawaz

California
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Whereas 80% of Americans support Israel over Hamas, the PBS NewsHour newsroom seems to be the opposite, with at least 80% supporting Hamas. Co-anchor Amna Nawaz doesn’t even pretend to be an objective professional journalist. Jim Lehrer must be spinning in his grave at what they did to his program.

Washington Week in Review

Texas
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What a relief and a pleasure to see Lisa Desjardins moderating Washington Week in Review on November 24, 2023! Up until the most recent appointment, all the hosts I've ever seen on the program, from Paul Duke onward, have been both warm and engaging, while also always keeping the focus on the panelists. In short, they never seemed to be modeling themselves on late-night talk-show hosts. Please, enough with the performative bantering!

Amna Nawaz

Wisconsin
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I want to say how much I appreciate Amna Nawaz. Especially in this time of poor news reporting, Amna is a professional that my house relies on every night. She does her homework and is prepared for every interview. When a spokesperson or official tries to use their regular talking points to spin the story, she is not afraid to point out the counterpoint or mis-information. I am a long time supporter of PBS and will be doubling my donation. We need more reporters like Amna to keep us informed!