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Commercial music being played on a public broadcasting station

New York
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Hi, my concerns are with WFUV, a public station in the Bronx, NY. They feature what I find to be very unimaginitive programming which reflects mainstream commercial airplay. Are there standards for these public stations? Is there someone I can speak to about this? Thanks for your assistance. Brian Aspinwall

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. We welcome all comments about public media’s content and services. However, CPB is prohibited from interfering with editorial decisions related to programming on local public television and radio stations. Your comments will have more weight if you contact your local station directly.

PASSPORT programs only accessible by members

New York
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I wrote to ask about PASSPORT programs requiring additional membership fees to be accessible. If this is Public Television -PUBLIC MEANS PUBLIC -accessible to EVERYONE - not just to those paying additional membership fees. Since Public Television receives FEDERAL FUNDING - all programming should be available to everyone - So I have contacted my Congressional Representatives since no one from your group has responded to my previous email. As taxpayers we have already contributed to Public Television & should not be required to pay additional membership fees to access programs. In addition - 5 friends have contacted their Congressional Representatives in regard to this issue. Thank You.

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting us with your concern about funding public media and its content. Public media is a public-private partnership relying on multiple sources of funding in addition to the federal investment. PBS stations have always relied on donations from individuals to provide content to local communities and contributions from members to local stations are the largest single source of support for public television. In 2011, Congress asked CPB to produce a report on alternatives to federal funding for public media (PUBLIC LAW 112–74—DEC. 23, 2011). A link to that report can be found below. PBS Passport, which offers extended access to national and local content, is an added benefit of station membership. It cannot be purchased separately and is not a subscription service. This member benefit is a complement to the fundamental service PBS and PBS stations provide -- access to outstanding programming via over-the-air broadcast and through free streaming for a significant time. Every program available via Passport was previously available for streaming to non-Passport Members after the broadcast. Public media continues to offer the broadest access to freely available TV content – over-the-air on local member stations, through digital platforms and in communities across the U.S. Both local and national content is available without charge from stations around the country through a variety of platforms. https://www.cpb.org/files/aboutcpb/Alternative_Sources_of_Funding_for_Public_Broadcasting_Stations.pdf

Equity and fairness (propaganda of the socialist agenda)

Tennessee
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CPB used to complain about the unfairness of funding. Not getting the revenue of advertising, etc. You do NOW. Ads abound. CPB gets federal money, foundational money, memberships/private donations, volunteerism and gifts from volunteers for membership promotions............AND ads. Following all your funding from many and various sources the shows, documentaries, comments are as strick and narrow as can be possible. There are some interesting, informing, and entertaining productions, but overall the agenda and radical left-wing, anti-American video, audio, scripts, intent IS outrageously socialist/anarchist. You deserve no funding from me or millions of others who disagree totally with your direction. It IS literally sickening. Only thing worse is the democrat party. Pure evil, mean, hateful, criminal, treasonous, full of anarchy, up to and including murder.

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. We welcome all comments about public media’s content and services. However, CPB is prohibited from interfering with editorial decisions related to programming on PBS or local public television and radio stations. Your comments will have more weight if you contact your local station or PBS directly: http://www.pbs.org/about/contact/viewer-services/

the Mueller questioning

California
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Discussions regarding the results of the Mueller questioning of the Russian collusion report seemed to be focusing on moving forward with the impeachment process. Let's face it, Trump deserves to be impeached no more the H Clinton deserved to be penalized. Trump was voted in as the anti-establishment throwback guy who is highly involved in business. He has contacts around the world in high places. If smut lands on his desk, is he to ignore it? Let's move on as it's going nowhere and is sounding highly partisan/biased and the media are pushing the narrative.

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. We welcome all comments about public media’s content and services. However, CPB is prohibited from interfering with editorial decisions related to programming on PBS or local public television and radio stations. Your comments will have more weight if you contact PBS or your local station directly: http://www.pbs.org/about/contact/viewer-services/

About Your Shows

Oregon
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Dear The Corporation For The Public Broadcasting, I like your shows and your web sites. Hope you're doing well. Sincerely, Harrison