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Washington
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When PBS came to be in my youth it was touted as being commercial free. Over the years that has changed. Now you have lengthy commercials because of donations made by private corporations. Why should they be allowed to violate your founding ideals? At the most they should just get a line mention like the foundations get. How much would I have to "donate" to allow me a lengthy add telling everyone how great I am? That is why I don't donate. Remove the adds and will donate.

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Showing of 'Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution' for a Black History Month Event

Michigan
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Hello,

I am contacting you on behalf of GSBES (the Graduate Society of Black Engineers and Scientists) at the University of Michigan. We are interested in showing one of the films that your represent (Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution’) to our group in honor of Black History Month. Would it be possible to get your permission for this?

Our group would have a maximum of 20 students at the showing.

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Quality of presenters on PBS News Hour

Colorado
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I wish Judy Woodruff would tutor her female presenters on how to present the news. They talk too fast. Yamiche Alcindor is the worst. Although she may be an excellent reporter, she is like a faucet. Turn her on and the words just gush out. Amna Navaz is better but soon she too is talking a mile a minute. I love Lisa DesJardin but wish she would slow down so I don't miss any of her reporting. Judy has such an excellent voice and paced presentation, she is a great example for these young women if they just had some instruction. We watch PBS news every night for its balanced reporting.

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Government shutdown

New York
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When interviewing congressmen from both sides of the aisle, the following point should be made. You are the only ones with the power to solve the immigration problem yet you continue to collect your compensation when no progress is being made. TSA and other federal employees are denied their salaries even though they have no power to solve the current problem. It would make more sense to penalize congress who is not doing their job.

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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

Lost faith in CPB

Hawaii
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I am a middle to left leaning professor of social science. In former years I enjoyed and supported public broadcasting, tuning to it almost exclusively wherever I was.

Those days are now over.

While I would like to enjoy mature, thoughtful broadcast journalism that is free from commercial control, the heavy-handed material being produced by today's CPB has become unendurable.

Even the most cursory sampling of current CPB broadcasting unmistakably demonstrates an unrelenting, ideologically-driven campaign of anti-religious, anti-rightwing sociopolitical diatribe bathed alternately in contrived outrage, strategic suspicion, character defamation and arrogant "good ol' boy" self-congratulation.

Such deeply biased "journalism" not only is offensive to reason, it's destructive to our social fabric, distortive to today's much needed social dialog and frankly, embarrassing to those of us who have in former times espoused support for public broadcasting as a balancing social agent.

With fond memories of past times together, I must wish you well and bid CPB adieu, -aa

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INDEPENDENT LENS - "THE KING"

New York
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PBS' AIRING OF INDEPENDENT LENS "THE KING" WAS CRUDELY AND BADLY DONE. IT WAS USED TO SHOWCASE SOCIALIST AND MARXIST VIEWS OF A LIBERAL MINORITY. IT DENIGRATED A GOOD ENTERTAINER. I DECRY THE ATTEMPT TO HIGHJACK AN AUDIENCE BY LIES THAT IT WOULD BE ABOUT ELVIS' CAR GOING CROSS-COUNTRY. INSTEAD. HIS STORY WAS USED AS A FOIL FOR REPORTED BLACK COMMUNIST VAN JONES TO SPREAD RACIST NONSENSE ABOUT A DEAD MAN! THIS WAS LOW, EGREGIOUS, SOCIALIST B.S.

IF PBS IS WORKING TO INDOCTRINATE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC INTO UN-AMERICAN SOCIALISM, THEY MUST DO IT WITH NON-PUBLIC FUNDS ON NON-PUBLIC MEDIA. I WILL OPPOSE THEIR USE OF THE PUBLIC TV SPECTRUM. I FEEL THAT PBS OWES A MAJOR APOLOGY TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, AN IMMEDIATE CANCELLATION OF THE RADICAL INDEPENDENT LENS AND MARXIST TRASH LIKE IT, AND A SOLEMN PROMISE TO NEVER AGAIN ENGAGE IN SOCIALIST INDOCTRINATION WITH PUBLICLY FUNDED MEANS.

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Amanpour & Company

Oregon
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I can only acknowledge I worked PBS interviewing in Seattle. This is the 2nd night she interviewed Paul Simon! WHY? Paul Simon is the worse musician and not articulate, etc. He was acceptable with a partner but now. WHY IS SHE INTERVIEWING A TOTAL LOSS - had she no musical intelect, no knowledge in music at all? What an idiot she interviewed AND WHY??? The following interview with Ahanad Giridharadas said exactly what is deteriorating completely in PBS, media, news, etc. Charlie Rose brilliant, personal interviewing so intelligent with depth, kindness, ability to get THE PERSON, with people we appreciate and learn in a beautiful way what he was obtaining in truth and his dignified presentation and love. -WHERE IS IT WITH AMANPOUR & WHY IS SHE EVEN ACCEPTED AND ALLOWED TO BRING IN TRASH??? Judith Van Dyke 503-222-0753.

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NPR

Colorado
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I want to make a complaint about NPR receiving Federal money. NPR is blatantly leftist and anti-trump. They constantly bash the President of the United States. During the Presidential oval office address on 1/8/2019 they prior to him speaking were already bashing what he might say, then during the President speaking they played other audio covering up what he said, and after the speech they again bashed the President for his lies! I would not be so concerned about their extreme leftist programming except for the fact that my tax dollars are going to promote their propaganda machine. Here is a list of what I have listened to them report on in the last month:

1. Pro abortion rights 2. pro immigration and no wall 3. pro democrat anti republican 4. pro Gay rights 5. pro migrant

and the list goes on and on!!!! This is clearly NOT balanced programming!!!!

Thank you!

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Brooks and Shields

Arizona
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Please stop portraying Brooks and Shields as the “point-counterpoint” highlight of the News Hour. Nothing could be further from the truth.

We all know that both of these men are liberal to the core and it is simply insulting to suggest otherwise.

As long as David Brook’s paychecks are written from the account of The New York Times, Brooks will remain on the safe side and tailor his comments to align with those of his employer, the most liberal newspaper in the USA. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out this calculus.

Mark Shields fairly bubbles over with anti-conservative venom to the point that he is often reduced to babbling incoherently. I feel downright sorry for the old guy when he goes into his aba-daba mode of expressing his untethered, vitriolic hatred of Donald Trump.

If you really care about presenting opposing arguments and analysis of the news, at least replace Brooks with a well spoken and knowledgeable Conservative such as Newt Gingrich.

Until you do that, this segment of the News Hour will remain a sham.

Please do not respond with a comment about how popular the Brooks-Shields segment is with viewers. It is no secret that the majority of viewers are likely to be left leaning and enjoy hearing their own views confirmed!

Thank you,

James Haines

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The Collection

Florida
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This program will be your next Dowwntown Abbey. Beautifully scriptive. Show the world of fashion, not just murder and mayhem, but the art of beautiful clothing introduced to the world. Please reconsider returning The Collection had it going on toward excellence. Thank you for hearing me out. If I can be of any help, let me know. I love yall. I been a fan for over thirty five years from Dade county to Seminole county. Thanks

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Children of the Night-1989-Documentary by Ray Telles

Alabama
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I have been looking for this either on VHS or DVD and I cannot find it! I Loved this Documentary and I still love it! I tried calling PBS for it and learned it was sold to someone. What a shame because it was a part of a Frontline Documentary series! I feel it should be found and maybe more copies could be made of it! This Documentary really kept me glued to the TV the whole time I watched it. Please Help to get it finally put on DVD and give it the attention it really deserves! Thank You Kay Stone 256-859-3457

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Social Media

Washington
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Everyone now knows that a public alternative to Facebook and Twitter is needed. We rely on these services for the value they add, but their business model - making money by harvesting our personal information and connections for commercial gain - is unacceptable. What will it take to create a National Public Internet to provide a public alternative? Is this discussion occurring within the CPB, and if not, why not?

HAPPY YOGA

New York
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This program airs on WNE-TV on Saturday and Sunday at 6:00 am on WNYE-TV in New York City. I bookmark it because it is effective. For some reason it does not appear on the Spectrum schedule after January 5 and I was unable to bookmark it for January 6. This is unacceptable. Please restore it to the schedule as it is the most efficacious of all the shows of its type. Thank you.

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IT Organizational Chart Records Request

Washington
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To Whom It May Concern: Under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552, I am requesting copies of the following information:

The Organizational Charts for the Chief Information Officer of Corporation for Public Broadcasting- something that includes the names and titles/departments of the people who report to the Chief Information Officer of Corporation for Public Broadcasting. I would also ask that this Organizational Chart contain the direct reports of the people reporting to the Chief Information Officer. Also, contact information on the people listed in the above organizational charts to include: Business Address, Direct Business Telephone Number, and Business Email Address would be greatly appreciated. I am requesting this information for commercial purposes and I am willing to pay up to a $15 fee to receive this information. Please contact me if the fee for this request is greater than $15. I hope the request is thorough/clear enough. If you have any questions about this request, feel free to contact me using my information below. The requested information can be submitted either through email, fax, or mailed hard-copy, whichever allows me to receive the information as soon as possible. Kim Warren Fax: 614-573-6377 805 S Broadway 9th Floor Vancouver, WA 98660

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PBS Newshour

North Dakota
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DEAR JUDY WOODRUFF I want to compliment you and the rest of the PBS Newshour staff on your excellent and measured response and reporting in the worst political scene in my living memory (I am 76 yrs old and a PBS Newshour groupie since the 1970s!) Forgive me if I am murdering the spelling of both YOUR name and that of Yamiche Alcindor, but I want to deeply compliment her on both her calm demeanor and her persistence when she questioned DJ Trump (I refuse to call him President) about his affinity for the white racism movement aka "white nationalism". and I really appreciated that you (Judy) stood up for her in the interview with the trump spokeswoman, KellyAnn, HATS OFF TO YOU BOTH, and all your other great staff, hang in there!! MARIE HOFF, BISMARCK, ND

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San Diego KPBS

California
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Hello,

I have been a VERY LONG TERM SUPPORTER of KPBS. I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat, and as an Independent, I have always enjoyed KPBS and NPR news stories as well as educational coverage.

However, since Trump has taken office, KPBS has fully abandoned it very mission to provide NON POLITICALLY motivated news to the community. I am VERY OFFENDED by KPBS's recent decision to fully tilt EVERY SINGLE NEWS STORY towards being Trumps fault. I did not vote for Trump, I do not support his ideas, but it is ABSOLUTELY statistically improbable to have EVERY SINGLE NEWS STORY be Trumps fault. This has ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED my belief in KPBS as an important news outlet, one which I have financially supported and which I have touted to friends as being very important for our community.

The RELENTLESS attacks against the Trump administration and Republicans is OFFENSIVE. I now doubt EVERY SINGLE NEWS STORY which comes from KPBS because it is %100 clear that KPBS has absolutely decided to push the Democratic Political Agenda. This has POISONED KPBS's WELL and by default, KPBS's credability!!!

IT is %100 clear KPBS is poisoned because of the repeated twisting of words, use of comments out of context, constant insinuations, devious introduction of feeling based commentary, and flat out FALSE quotes/lies which are presented to the public repeatedly through out every single day. The news that comes through the radio is very important to the community, but when KPBS decides to specifically push Democratic Political Agenda, it destroy's KPBS's reputation of being impartial and provides Trump validation for his efforts in cutting off your funding.

Why can't KPBS take the high road as it has done so many times in the past? Instead KPBS has taken the Republican's bait and fully jumped off the cliff. KPBS has a FUNDAMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY to remain impartial, by ignoring that responsibility, KPBS has become FULLY IRRESPONSIBLE. The term "FAKE NEWS" is being legitimized one tilted story at a time. Trumps claim that media is unfair is being validated because of KPBS's childish response to his claims. KPBS is fueling the fire between Democrats and Republicans by choosing a side, and is just as responsible for politically motivated attacks/terrorism as Trumps "rhetoric". How does KPBS not realize their news stories are "rhetoric" also?

Knock it off, people are not that stupid and they hear the political junk which KPBS is pushing to San Diego. Take the high road and stop wallowing in the mud with a pig like Trump. You are systematically proving him correct by allowing democrats to run the show.

Dan Dunifer 619-733-3925

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Finding Your Roots Gloria Steinem Playboy

Arizona
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On November 10, 2018, I started watching the episode of FYR with Neil Patrick Harris and Gloria Steinem. I was particularly interested in Steinem as I am a 68 year old woman who came of age in the Sixties and Seventies.

When I heard Steinem state that part of her "interview" process to work as a Playboy Bunny included an "internal gynecological exam," I reflexively shouted "Bullshit" at the TV screen.

I worked as a bunny at Playboy from 1971-1972. My interview consisted exclusively and entirely of smiling a lot and reviewing my food service experience with the "Bunny Mother." I don't remember whether I ever interviewed with anyone else -- probably not, given the absence of memory of it. It is unbelievable to me that Steinem or anyone would submit to such an invasive procedure to obtain a job, even in the 1970's. Unbelieveable.

At NO TIME during my employment with Playboy was I sexually harrassed by anyone, neither staff nor guests.

At the time, 1971, well-paying jobs for female college students were nearly non-existent. I chose Playboy on the recommendation of someone who worked there. It was hard work, but I was safe from the sexual harrassment by customers and staff that I had endured at previous food service positions.

Although today I am an adamant opponent of the objectification of women by anyone, male or female, I also strongly oppose sensationalized, highly questionable statements like Ms. Steinem's regarding her interview with Playboy.

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Pubs news hour

Texas
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All things aired on pubs channel 16-2 in corpus Cristi tx. Are horrible. The jobs news hour and Washington week are bias. And mostly based on feminism. I am a make. I disagree. I hate Judy Wodrige. She is a racist. She hates all men. The pubs news sucks and is bias against all who are not feminatzies.

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