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New York
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First, Why is it?? that Newman's Own, or The Syms Foundation or others ever talk about Supporting Diversity?!? nor more importantly offering a Matching challenge of at least $ 1,000,000.00 all year long!! they can afford it! but More Importantly how does your board of directors expect viewers to want to contribute? when our voices and unique perspectives are TOTALLY IGNORED!! and Dismissed?!? for example,

MEDIA DIVERSITY 2019

My Grandmother Always said, “ Everyone wants the Truth!! But is afraid to actually hear what is being told to them! and then analyses what they were told without getting side tracked by the words they were utilizing to express their thoughts! You can give a person powerful knowledge! But you can’t make them actually think!!! Some people are lazy and want to remain fools!! Only because the Truth requires a real effort to choose to change ….. “ So, is it just me?!? or do other independent-Thinking individuals also believe that ‘Power Truly corrupts’!! and the major decision makers in the media, in this day and age! are still behaving like a spoiled, intolerant, racists, Two-year old troglodyte, as they still willfully discriminate against the Over 200 known Superhero’s of color! When green-lighting movies, TV shows/series, actresses/actors, writers, directors, and/or producers! Who support the full inclusion of equal diversity in both Primary/Lead human characters, and Secondary/Side-kick cast members! Where at least both of these groups have 50% human people of color! Instead of this hostile, implicit-biased, absolute, reliance by these white major decision makers, or unimaginative white writers, directors, and producers, that easily green-light productions for the overwhelmingly abundant and totally Generic screen plays/scripts, of generally new and unknown white actor! That in reality could have equally been played by a just as qualified and talented minority and a person of color; in shows like FAM; FBI; Quantico; Blue Bloods; Chicago PD; Taken; Madam Secretary; The Division; Private Eyes; The Resident; etc., just to name a few Generic shows. So where are our unique voices and perspectives .

So Why do they always need to be blue-eyed and blond?!? or for example, with the PBS News Hour, Why do all the so-called ‘Experts’ on any subject need to be White-looking?!? Where are the Equally relevant voices and perspectives of Respected Journalists like, Mrs. Audie Corins, or Mrs. Zerlina Maxwell, to expand the daily PBS News Hour panel to TRULY Include Mrs. Judy Woodworth, Truly Sharing the spotlight!! with an African American, a Dark-skinned Hispanic, an Asian, and someone from the Muslim community!! to offer their Equally Qualified unique Life-experiences Perspective!!! on the News of the Day !! or on the Regular weekly PBS News Hour Political-panel of an African American, a Dark-skinned Hispanic, an Asian, someone from the Muslim community, and a White individual !! to dissect the current Political news and how it Daily AFFECTS our Diverse communities!!!

Why do the major decision makers, always need to be so disrespectful and rely on the ancient and truly outdated 7 to one formula of casting with one bleached token character of color! and basically whitewashing actors to be so white-looking!! In our reality of financially successful Diverse projects such as Black Panther, and Crazy Rich Asians?!? Why does there still need to be this weak-minded, mentally-challenged, behavior of a totally insecure white monopoly?!? Why is it so important for white decision makers to continue to perpetrate the fraud that a white character needs to be the ‘Protector character’; or the ‘Smart/Genius character’; or the ‘white male with the black woman character’; and the many other false stereotypes that they continue to be utilized in movies and TV Shows/Series?!? Please DON’T EVER Get me WRONG!! I have No problem with White people!! My Dissatisfaction is with the TV Networks and Movie studios!! Who keep perpetrating so many stereotype’s! and blatantly continue to ‘White-wash’ characters!! That are Not White-looking . That is what I was trying to express! Since its been well over Forty years!! That all we see are White characters in all these GENERIC stories and sitcoms . Where is all their So-called progressive Inclusive Diversity?!? Its 2019 for God’s sake! Or again, Am I the only person with a pulse?!? To notice. Why can’t these white decision makers just put-on their big girl panties and deal with the True Diversity of our Great nation . I’m sorry! I thought these major decision makers wanted to make a lot of money with high quality scripts staring people of color?? Besides, intelligent, independent-thinking individuals! Would really like to know why they are so hostile .

Where are the known human superhero’s and other human characters who actually look like us?!? Like the 100 known Authentic Carmel-complexioned Hispanic American Superhero’s like; Jessica Cruz and Kyle Rayner Green Lanterns; Living Lightning; Black Tarantula; Spider-Girl; Mike Morales; Firebird; Aquagirl; Hawkgirl; etc., or the 49 known Authentic Carmel-complexioned Asian American Superhero’s like; Jade; Dr. Light; Katana; Lady Shiva; Cassandra Cain; Jubilee; Mantis; Grace Choi etc., or the other 100 plus, known Authentic Black Superhero’s like Kid Quantum; Cyborg; John Steward Green Lantern; Ryder; Frenzy; Trent; Twilight; War Machine; Luke Cage; Deathlok; Patriot; Misty Knight; Blue Marvel; Vixen; Lightning; None of which are seriously being supported, considered, or seemingly being sought after by the majority of intolerant and hostile implicit-biased, unimaginative, myopic white decision makers, producers, writers, directors, who hold the positions responsible for greenlighting and actually producing High Quality works with people of color who actually look like us!!

Its hilarious how in 2019 the major decision makers at Walt Disney Studios; 2900 Alameda Ave; Burbank, California 91505; Mr. Alan F. Horn, President and CEO; or DC Entertainment HQ; NYC headquarters 1700 Broadway; New York, New York 10019; Phone, (212) 636-5400; or Marvel Entertainment, LLC; 135 W. 50th Street; New York, NY 10020; or the many other movie studios and TV Networks, that have come out with advertisements espousing their Greater desire to acknowledge a more inclusive mind-set!! Yet in such a hypercritical behavior!!! of exemplifications in Their new schedules of new shows and movies, which are still exclusively white!!! and absolutely lack any real and tangible inclusive diversity within their primary and secondary cast members!! for Black Americans, Carmel-complexioned Hispanic Americans, or Carmel-complexioned Asian Americans!! That they so steadfastly espouse!!! Wonder how many letters and E-mails they would get? If like-minded individuals took the time to also ask! Why we don’t see ourselves in any movies, tv series/shows, or reflect our unique perspectives?!? So is it just me? Who wants full inclusion and Fair Equality of Diversity in all the media for my family, and Future Generations of fellow citizens . I'm just saying, I wish the PBS News Hour was Three hours each day!! its the Most Trusted!! for REAL News!! even though they still Fail to IMMEDIATELY Correct anyone who Misstates or Flat-out LIES!! during the newscast .

Your biased "reporting"

Ohio
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I find your obvious liberal bias absolutely repulsive. Why can't you just report the facts and let the people who pay for public broadcasting make up their own mind. Amanapour, Frontline, in fact all of your "news" reports make me want to barf! I will never send funds and will discourage anyone I speak with from sending funds. The sooner this disgrace is off the air the better.

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Brooks and Shields

California
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Brooks is grand but Shields needs to retire. There must be some younger journalist, male or female, to effectively share the Friday time slot with Brooks. (I have no préjudice against older people. I am an older person myself.) I have long found Shields uninteresting, unconvincing, and boring. Please Explain why Mark Shields continues on this PBS program. Elizabeth

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roots

New Jersey
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No idea what has happened to PBS and your programming. Shows are cheaper looking and nothing more than reality shows. Regarding finding your roots... Why would I care about famous people relatives? To me, they receive another undeserved perk for doing NOTHING except being famous. One last question, how many productions are being done to show the war crimes and apartheid being practiced by Israel? Terri Gross, are you listening? I'm disgusted and my contributions are over.

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FINDING YOUR ROOTS

New York
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EXCELLENT SHOW...LOVE IT! HENRY LOUIS GATES IS WONDERFUL. WISH I WERE IN SHOW BUSINESS TO HAVE MY ANCESTORS RESEARCHED! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ON THE SHOW!

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Elham Omar program

Virginia
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you really dissapointed me and your integrity in your two reports aired on elham omar the congresswomen from minnesota. i de mand National Public Radio that we want full, accurate news reports, not slanted, prejudicial programs.

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NOVA

Louisiana
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Evolution can be disproved. Please research the truth of life being created by our Creator. Genes are programmed which requires a intelligent Programmer! There are many sources to prove creation. An example of programming is the “master eye gene”.

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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advertising

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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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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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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