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Weekend Programming

Connecticut
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I had been a long time member of CT Public Radio. I used to defend allegations that the network was biased. I am no longer a member until there is a change. The political bias is outrageous. Also, every show and every other news story is so focused on the negative and race baiting as someone else pointed out in a prior post. The network has gone over the edge. It is very unfortunate.

Jonathan Capehart

California
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Jonathan Capehart was hired to be the conservative counterpart to the liberal David Brooks on the weekly Friday roundtable of the PBS NewsHour. Capehart has turned out to be a fake conservative. Instead of offering conservative rebuttals to David Brooks, Capehart tends to usually agree with Brooks. It’s time to replace Capehart with a real conservative.

Weekend Edition

Minnesota
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First time ever providing feedback lije this, but here it goes ... Ayesha Rascoe's voice is the wrong voice for Sunday morning -- we need a softer "radio" voice. Once a staple in our household, now, as I'm sure NPR has already witnessed in its listenership, Weekend Edition gets turned off. Promote Ayesha to a show more worthy of her voice.

Increases of advertisement and commercials aka sponsor messages on NPR. What is CPB's responsibility on that?

California
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I have noticed over various times increases of advertisement and commercials aka sponsor messages on NPR. Though these corporations may be well intentioned their "sponsor messages" distract from programming, in my opinion. I have notified my NPR station KPCC that I consider these "sponsors" not directly related to "public broadcasting". Does CPB having any standing and/or authority as to sponsor messages being broadcast on any NPR? Thank you for your assistance, suggestion, and advice. Sincerely Don

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America at a Crossroads

Maine
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After viewing Judy Woodruff's report on the demise of local newspapers on last night's PBS NewsHour, I thought she and her team might be interested in some good news from Maine. The Portland Press Herald and numerous daily and weekly papers which had been offered for sale have been purchased by the National Trust for Local News, a non-profit that has pledged to preserve and invest in local news. That followed the resurrection of the monthly Harpswell Anchor as a non-profit in 2021. The Anchor ceased publication in 2020 and unlike most free papers, carried more news than ads and its loss was felt deeply by local residents. According to a report in DownEast magazine, many local residents and businesses contributed to its revival while several noted journalists serve on its board. Just want you to know how much we appreciate the PBS NewsHour. It's been a trusted source of news for us for many years. We particularly like its in-depth approach which is far more informative and satisfying than the brief segments on the network news. Thank you, Arnie B****r H*******l, Maine https://www.pressherald.com/2023/08/01/sale-of-maine-newspapers-to-national-nonprofit-is-finalized/ https://downeast.com/our-towns/how-harpswell-got-its-community-newspaper-back/

Ayesha Rosco's voice

New York
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is intolerable--grating, harsh, loud, impossible to listen to. Radio is about SOUND, and there are so many other newswomen of color on NPR whose voices are pleasant and authoritative. I've stopped listening on the weekends just to avoid having to hit the stop button when I hear her---

Antennas Don't Receive All 18 Free Public Channels

Massachusetts
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August 3, 2023 To The Corporation for Public Broadcasting: I purchased a portable television with an antenna. I purchased an extra antenna, as well. Both antennas are only receiving signals from three channels. There are 18 free channels in my area. I cannot see Telemundo (14) or Univision (18) which are free channels on 14 and 18. These are the Spanish channels. Sincerely, A****a M******z-S**o

Atlantic and Washington Week

Massachusetts
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11 August: WW and the Atlantic is weak. The Atlantic is great written, but it’s two additions to WW are not as good. The final statement was trash. Did you sell this to The Atlantic? Dont you see the, regrettable, difference?

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Washington Week in Review - New host

Massachusetts
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I am disappointed by the new host or should I say new moderator of Washington Week. I do not find that Jeffrey Goldberg acted as a moderator. He is a very partisan person and has long been so in his roll as editor of the Atlantic. The Atlantic used to be a literary magazine, but it lost its roots when it left Boston for DC. Under Goldberg and his immediate predecessors, The Atlantic has become a mouth piece for the left-wing. I cannot imagine Goldberg doing otherwise for Washington Week. On yesterdays introductory show he led the discussion with his own biased point of view instead of eliciting thoughts and ideas from the guests. I have been a long time listener of the show and I long for the kind of discussion and analysis and REPORTING that occurred when Paul Duke was in the lead-chair. I hope for a different outcome, but I expect that Goldberg will be delivering the same old tired 'journalism' that is threat to 'our' democracy.

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Un-American Activity

Illinois
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What if the Public Broadcasting Service changed their name to American Public Television and National Public Radio changed their name to American Public Radio? It would remove the generic template and thwart a foreign invasion while providing the American people with a national identity.

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All things considered

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I want to cancel my membership. All the talk about how great Beyonce is better than church and all the hip hop crap is not for me. How do I cancel my membership?

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Ayesha Rascoe

Federated States Of Micronesia
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Ayesha Rascoe is one dumb c**t. BIDEN ECONOMICS SUCKS C**K MORE THAN ***ALLOVERME HARRIS DOES! NO TAXPAYER FUNDS FOR NATIONAL PABLUMPUKERS RADIO (NPR).

PNS FREE ACCESS

California
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I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW THIS HAPPENED THAT PBS IS A PYAY CHANNEL AND I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY THE GOVT HAS SANCTIONED THIS? THEY RUN COMMERCIALS AND PROPGANDA AND DONT CONVEY NEWS BUT A SLANTED OPINION PIECE CALLED NEWS. THIS SHOULD BE FREE FOR EVEYONE... I WANT THE GOVE TO STOP GIVING THEM MONEY...MY MONEY TOWARDS THEIR AGENDA AND GIVING THEM AWARDS FOR SERVING THE PUBLIC GOOD??? LOL THE GOVT AND FTC AND FCC IS OUTRAGEOUSLY MORALLY BANKRUPT

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Ayesha Roscoe

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I am a 56 y.o. African american male and I love listening to NPR. However, I find Ayesha Rascoe, host of Sunday morning Weekend Edition, to be intolerable. Her voice, her enunciation and especially her pronunciations are atrocious. For example, her intro, verbatim, sounds like this: "I Mysha Rascoe an dis is weeken edition". Please NPR, do something!

Sunday Morning Edition

Virginia
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I have contemplated writing this critique for a long time because I was hoping my feelings would change. That didn't happen. I have not been able to listen to Ayiesha Roscoe on Sunday Morning Edition. I only listen when there is a guest moderator. Her voice is just so irritating to listen to that I have to turn off the radio. Please consider finding her another position more suited to her work experience but not on the radio!

Weekend Edition Host Ayesha Rascoe

Pennsylvania
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I seldom feel compelled to complain, but as a sustaining supporter of WITF radio, this host's voice is awful. Her delivery is poor. Her voice is not refreshing nor are her poorly placed comments appropriate. She needs to go. She literally ruins the show. Please replace her immediately.

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Weekend edition

California
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Please give Ayesha a pay raise and promote her to a position that suits her talents more than a job that really really needs a pleasant non-irritating grating speaking voice

Anchor person Jennifer

Colorado
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Where is Michelle Greigo? Please put her on your morning edition It's hard to watch this other person.

Sunday ATC

Massachusetts
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As others, but not all of course, have noted: I find the Sunday ATCvirtually impossible to listen to. The voice matters. More so the content and presentation matters. I no longer tune in.

Sunday Edition

Pennsylvania
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It is impossible to listen to Ayesha Rascoe. I am so offended by her voice and the poor judgement the station made in hiring her that after listening supporting WHYY for many years, I no longer turn the station on.