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DEEP PSYCHOLOGICAL VETTING OF PROSPECTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT CANDIDATES.... the fix !

Florida
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Some people should not operate a crane building a skyscraper, some should never have control and deadly force over living things, people. WHY IS THIS SUCH A SIMPLE IDEA WITH NO ONE MAKING IT THE MAIN TOPIC !

Public Media Response to Pandemics

Texas
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CPB and PBS exist to serve the people without white privilege. If you're serious about your mission, pull the plug on legacy players like Ken Burns and use the funding and airspace they suck up to support programming that actually reflects today's realities.

Judy Woodruff, PBS Newshour

Maryland
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Please tell Ms Woodruff that she is doing an especially good job in covering this moment of crisis. Her tone, approach, and professional skill is not only good reporting and editing, it is comforting. The message seems to be: yes, the news is terrible and we are reporting it, but we will get through this together. I want her to know I appreciate her work and what she conveys of her own empathy. Thank you.

PBS News Hour

Florida
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Dear PBS News Hour Staff--

I am upset and appalled at the placement of a PBS News Hour donation solicitation featuring two old white people which cut into the reporting about systemic racism in America and the interview with Black men in Minneapolis who were accused by an old white man of using a gym without permission.

Just in the middle of a statement by one of the men, the was a "commercial" interruption of two old white people asking for donations to PBS and specifically in support of the PBS News Hour. This was absolutely appalling! At this point in time, there could not have been worse timing. This donation ask last for for SIX MINUTES! There was important information that was being shared and this pledge pitch cut into the news. Six minutes late, when the pitch was done, the viewers were returned to the PBS News Hour SIX MINUTES further into the broadcast. We were not returned to where the interruption happened. Even more disturbing was that the PBS News Hour ended one minute later, at 7:54. This means there were SIX MINUTES until the top of the hour, when the next program was starting. That pledge pitch didn't have to interrupt the News Hour.

You literally interrupted a young Black man in the middle of an interview, showed us two old white people asking for donations to PBS and the PBS News Hour and they kept going on and on about the great tote bag the we will all be able to carry around to prove we are part of the same community...

MY COMMUNITY WOULD NOT HAVE INTERRUPTED IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT RACIAL INJUSTICE IN AMERICA TO ASK FOR DONATIONS AND DISCUSS THE MERITS OF HAVING MATCHING TOTE BAGS!

This is outrageous.

You should be embarrassed and ashamed.

Sincerely,

Tiza Garland

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Live from Here

June 17, 2020
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I'm calling to say that I'm deeply disappointed that Live from Here is being canceled. It was the biggest vehicle, or only vehicle, that I had for ever donating to public radio. Without that, I think that it will end up costing NPR more dollars. I really hope you reinstate the show.

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Bias in all news reports

Texas
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Can’t trust your reporting. Definitely false information and you think Americans are too stupid to know their being lied to. Poor tactics that will help Trump get elected again. Your plan will backfire!!!!

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Truth

Ohio
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Why do we never see Chris Hedges or Ralph Nader who speak truth about our economic and political systems? It's as if I'm watching mainstream media that only tells us what they want us to hear.

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Live from Here

June 17, 2020
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I'm calling to report that I'm really upset that Live from Here is being canceled. It's such a great show. It's one of the reasons why I listen to public radio. I urge you with any speed, all haste possible, to bring it back whenever it can be brought back. I realize that the pandemic is taking a hit and making it hard. You can't cancel the show. It's one of the best things on radio.

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CPB PROPAGANDA

Florida
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NOTICE CPB PROPAGANDA WILL NOT REPORT THE SEATTLE AUTONIMOUS ZONE MURDERS

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CPB and White supremacy

June, 2020
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CPB was created to champion programming that takes creative risks and addresses the needs of unserved and underserved audiences, "particularly children and minorities." Yet 7 of 8 CPB board members and 11 of 12 CPB senior leaders are white. It's time to change. (This is a comment on the substance of public broadcasting; publish it online.)

CPB propaganda

Georgia
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Will CPB propaganda report the hospital insurance frauds?

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PBS NewsHour

June 4, 2020
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I'm curious if this organization has oversight for Yamiche Alcindor, who has been writing incredible things that I don't agree with - that there are no anarchists involved with these protests in Washington. There's clear evidence to that and I think you should start policing your reporters to basically report true happenings. This is outrageous what is going on.

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Newshour June 30 2020 interview with Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Ohio
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We are faithful followers of the Newshour almost EVERY night. We've told many about the balance shown, the topics covered, and the inclusion of positive stories many evenings. We were so very dismayed with the length of Nancy Pelosi's almost-monologues. Two other guests interviewed before and after offered new information in a succinct manner. Please do not inflict an interview like that on us again. Don and Jane Gardner

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Passport usability

Maryland
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Passport lacks the ability to "resume" a program you have started. Since many of the programs are information dense, this feature would greatly facilitate full appreciation of these marvelous productions.

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Shields and Brooks 6/29

Florida
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I believe that Mark was incorrect when he stated that veterans could be deported under the White House proposed DACA changes.

Was this just a dramatization?

Dee Hooker 504 Buckingham Ave E. Oldsmar, Fl 34677

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Trump and the Bible

New York
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Your commentators have overlooked this critical fact regarding Trump and the Bible: It is a direct affront to the Constitution's stipulation of the separation of church and state.

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sunday, jun 21: cancellation of 7pm Father Brown

California
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please inform me when you have rescheduled your cancelled Fr. Brown episode from sunday, june 21 to ?????

your cancellation/preemption is most unappreciated !!!

if you don't reschedule this program, at least let us access it free on your streaming without passport !!!

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We want Truth! Full and accurate News NOT biased Opinions

Florida
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I have stopped watching PBS News and some of the other programs because too much of the truth is left out. Reporters of News and producers of certain documentaries purposely pick and choose what they want to report either based on their personal belief or that of PBS. The public is given only a one sided version of the truth. The Media in general never reports all the facts and continues to incite and divide people more so than any of the politicians out there. When Gwen Ifill was reporting in the 2016 election after Trump had announced his running for President, She refused to initially report or acknowledge that fact he was running for President even though it was public knowledge and obvious News. Another program I watched recently on Islam was very one sided - did not tell the Truth about Muhammed being a warrior who conquered others lands and took slaves and murdered members of his own tribe, they made him out to be a peace loving person guided by god which is far from the truth. The program did not tell the truth about Islam and their hatred and persecution of Jews, Christians and homosexuals and the Sharia and honor killings. If you can't tell the whole truth then don't air the program. Very Disappointing direction PBS has taken and ALL the Media. News reporters should represent all sides and the facts as they exist not just their personal opinions and they should not try to influence people a direction because of ideology. The only thing worth watching on PBS these days are the travel shows, cooking and gardening. You should get out of the News business, we don't need anymore biased propaganda.

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Ruff Rufman

June 17, 2020
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Hello. 

 

I would like all of you to fund FETCH! with ruff ruffman because I really want this show to come back. Please fund this show so we can have it back to us. 

 

Thanks!!!

 

quinonesb013. 

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Leftwing propaganda

Kentucky
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Please tell PBS journalists(one in particular, we all know who) to stop being so rude and racist while the rest of Americans are trying to listen to the President. You have become a leftwing propaganda mechanism, and have lost this viewer and monies contributer. Good Riddens! Be unbiased before you lose more...

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