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Programming on pbs

New Mexico
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I would neverdonate money to pbs.I watch the series but as far as the rest,nothing much I agree with .All of the hosts and guests are liberal,not a pretty picture of democracy !

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Bias

Texas
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Enjoy many programs on PBS. Today I was watching and again, in between shows you were promoting the Global Weirding series. Now I admit that I have not seen an actual episode, but I imagine many viewers do not watch the series but see the “ads” in between other shows. These ads promote a single, decidedly left leaning view and I would suggest you provide other views that present the fact that there are indeed two sides to the issue.

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Startup money for noncommercial educational community radio station

Oregon
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We are in rural eastern Oregon (Ontario) and have been working toward starting a community radio station. We have a tower and building and are in the process of making applications. However, we need startup money. We have a few community supporters and sponsors but we need more. Do you have suggestions? Thank you.

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PBS NewsHour

California
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The MacNeil-Lehrer Report was a shiny city on the hill of the TV news wasteland. They would devote each show to a single topic, with opposing advocates being interviewed together. Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer did not tell us what to think. They trusted the viewers to listen to both sides of the issue and make up their own minds.

When Judy Woodruff took over the show, renamed as the PBS NewsHour, she destroyed the show. On virtually every issue, only one side is presented, the left-wing side. For the Friday weekly roundtable, they hired fake-conservative Jonathan Capehart as the counterpart to liberal David Brooks. Instead of offering conservative rebuttals to Brooks, Capehart seems to always agree with Brooks.

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Although CPB does not produce programming or employ journalists, we welcome all comments about public media’s content and services. PBS NewsHour chief correspondent Amna Nawaz and chief Washington correspondent and PBS News Weekend anchor Geoff Bennett have succeeded Judy Woodruff as co-anchors on PBS Newshour on Monday, January 2, 2023. https://www.cpb.org/pressroom/Amna-Nawaz-and-Geoff-Bennett-Named-Co-Anchors-PBS-NewsHour Your feedback will have more weight if you contact PBS NewsHour directly: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/contact-us

January 9 2023 misinformation on the current measles outbreak

South Carolina
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Not ALL of the measles outbreak is due to not being vaccinated. You can also still get measles if you are fully vaccinated. Please stop spreading misinformation on just about EVERY topic!!!! https://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/faqs.html

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Finished with PBS

South Carolina
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For years I have watched the PBS Newshour, I will no longer donate nor will I support CPB or PBS in any manner whatsoever. Your views are very misleading and one sided. Few people agree with you and your biased opinions. We are both red and blue in the USA and many of us are purple. We do not uphold your one sided values nor the misinformation that "you" are spreading. There are always 2 sides to a coin and 2 views surrounding each subject. This is what is wrong with the media nowadays. It is no longer fact based. Bad reporting. goodbye!

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Constant audio drop-out

Ohio
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What is the issue behind episodic loss of audio during your programming. For example PBS NewsHour tonight, Jan 20, 2023 was full of loss of audio for 10 to 30 seconds over and over again during the program. The same issue is plaguing my car PBS radio station, 89.7 FM today. It is frustrating. There appears to be no recognition by your station at any time during the programming. Is this situation going to be the new normal? My cable provider is Spectrum. Thanks, Richard R. H**m, XXX B******g Avenue, Akron, OH 44310.

fundraising from local to you

California
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As KQED is the local part of CPB, I am addressing my comments to you as well. Margaret G*** G*****e.

KQED 2601 Mariposa St. San Francisco, CA 94110

January 2, 2023

Hello,

I have supported KQED to the tune of $20 monthly and an extra $200 in donations this past year. This totals $440.00. My income is less than $60,000 annually. I am a renter.

I give what I do to KQED because I watch the PBS NewsHour 4 or 5 times a week and 5 or 6 other shows on channels 9 and 54 each week. That’s less than12 hours maximum KQED time a week, though it is less during your multiple 2 week long periods of fundraising. I mute all your long fundraising spiels if I happen to be tuned into KQED. I mostly avoid KQED apart from the NewsHour when you are fundraising. The filler shows are old, repetitious and of no interest to me and possibly others, .

During regular programming can’t you find a better way to bridge from 50-60 minutes? I wonder why you don’t have more corporate sponsors? The endless replaying of sponsors’ appeals in not encouraging of support. I mute these as well.

If other people are like me, I can understand if you don’t achieve the level of personal donations you wish.

I find it disrespectful to me as a consumer that you never tell us, the public, how much money you are seeking to raise as you beg for money, Likewise, you never tell us how you use your funds. I can’t go out of my way to support an organization so irresponsible to the public it at least somewhat depends on.

With my limited income I support a small number of aid organizations, e.g. Doctors without Borders, UNHCR, Immigrants Rising, for example. They tend to be much more forthcoming regarding the why’s of their appeals , $ goals, and often their progress in reaching those goals. Why aren’t you?

I would be most grateful for and interested in receiving a response.

Two final comments: I’m copying this to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; I rarely listen to KQED radio.

Sincerely,

Margaret (G*** G*****e **** O** S****** Dr. San Anselmo, CA 94960 415-***-**86

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Reporter

Texas
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To Seung Min Kim, FYI, There was a time in the early and middle 20th century, when white Eugenicists (Racists) determined Asians were " dense" and " feeble-minded," and good for nothing but menial labor or servanthood. It's not progress when you act "white" and denigrate other individuals intelligence. After all you're not GOD, and you can't definitely say how intelligent someone is.Remember you're not PERFECT, and have faults.

Captions need improvement

Arizona
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First, let me say I’m in enthusiastic supporter of PBS and NPR and listen to their shows regularly. However, I’m also hearing impaired and when I watch a show like Washington week, I really expect the captioning to keep up and deliver the comments completely in writing. I watched this evening and feel that I lost perhaps half of the content because the captions didn’t capture it. Please help those of us that are hearing impaired, but interested in news and politics to stay abreast of what’s happening.

The pro basketball player being released

California
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Judith was questioning why they let her out and she got real upset and offensive asking the other person questions, I'm a African American I did not like her response when she was asking questions

Judy interviewing mike pence

Georgia
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The interview of Mike Pence broadcast on 12/1/2022 News Hour was a classic example of journalistic excellence - just what we expect from PBS and Judy. This should be included in training programs for aspiring journalists. Judy we thank you and wish you the best.

Music Submission

Massachusetts
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I am a composer-pianist from Massachusetts. I would like to make my new composition "For Those Not Here" and others available for use my CPC Producers. Please advise.

Here is a listening link to the work: https://open.spotify.com/track/2OTwmI30NkxySWsIDlFZpV?si=06f81dfe62ba481a

I would be delighted to send the full CD, if appropriate, or send other links digitally if preferred.

Dan Kennedy Amherst, MA www.dankennedy.us

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Poison Water

Georgia
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The Savannah River is so polluted that most people who live in a large sector in Savannah and around Savannah live on bottled water, water gotten once a month at a person’s favorite spring! No one should swallow one drop of that water!

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bias

Maryland
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Libtards have ruined PBS....Great Job!!! Misinfo on......

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anyone there

Montana
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Hello,

Is anyone there? Do you have any reporters on staff? You must know that airing a news release from the US government is printing the concerns of a select few corrupt, career politicians whose main job seems to be looking after the welfare of their big business men buddies. Is anyone there a journalist? Do you fact check any of that garbage. Do you ever investigate any of your sources. Below is a letter to the editor, or a letter to you who obviously control a very tigDate: December 9, 2022

From: Ed D****r PO Box **** Kalispell MT 59903 ****@mail.com (406) ***-**68

To: Letters-to-the Editor (184 words):

Covid Vaccine: The press in this country is owned by an oligarchy of the few. They sow the wind, Let them reap the whirlwind. Never in the history of humanity have so many people been victimized by the robber barons of Big-Pharm. You are about to discover just what the oligarchy sold you with their covid vaccine. Stop – Think – Ask – Change! But this time, change the right things. The robber barons have always been there. They will always be there. They have plenty of Senators, Congressman, and Judges to hide under. This time fix the yes-men who peddle enthusiastic rubbish. Fix the media! From journalism 101: In those countries where the newspapers are full good news — good men are in jail. In those countries where the newspapers are full of bad news — bad men are in jail. Fix the oligarchy! New Federal law: No individual or corporation in the USA who claims to gather or report the news may own, or be owned by, any other corporate identity. It is the intent of the law that no man can serve two masters. --Ed D****r, Kalispell MTht corridor between the oligarch, NPR, and the public you have be commissioned to protect.

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News Hour and Washington Week

Maine
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I am a regular listener and watcher of both programs and I know you are replacing Judy Woodruff on the News Hour. I am a senior and many of my friends also watch and listen but because we are older we have trouble hearing people who speak fast like Amna Nawaz, Lisa Des Jardins, and Yamiche Alcindor. Young people do not get the news from TV but older ones do so they are the major portion of your audience. Also I have noticed that many of your guests on both programs also speak very fast. I suggest you do not replace Judy with either of these three mentioned but rather with Stephanie Sy, Jeff Bennett, John Yang. William Brangham, and/or Jeffrey Brown. If the programs continue to have people who speak rapidly and not clearly I will reconsider my yearly donation to PBS so please speak to them.

Note from CPB: Thank you for contacting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). CPB does not produce programming or employ journalists. Sharon Rockefeller, President and CEO of WETA and President of NewsHour Productions has named PBS NewsHour chief correspondent Amna Nawaz and chief Washington correspondent and PBS News Weekend anchor Geoff Bennett as co-anchors of the nightly newscast, succeeding Judy Woodruff, who has solo-anchored PBS’s nightly news broadcast since 2016. The PBS NewsHour, co-anchored by Nawaz and Bennett, will launch on Monday, January 2, 2023. Meanwhile, John Yang, who joined PBS NewsHour as a correspondent in 2016, will succeed Geoff Bennett as anchor of PBS News Weekend, beginning Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. https://www.cpb.org/pressroom/Amna-Nawaz-and-Geoff-Bennett-Named-Co-Anchors-PBS-NewsHour https://www.pbs.org/newshour/press-releases/john-yang-named-anchor-of-pbs-news-weekend

donations

Utah
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how do I make a contribution to the public broadcasting system. Do I do it on a local level?

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PBS News Hour

California
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The closed captioning on the PBS News Hour is consistently not synced with the audio. It really makes it difficult for those of us who are hard of hearing.

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Please consider creating a PBS/NPR equivalent for social media (a National Public Forum)

Pennsylvania
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To Whom It May Concern,

The current events involving Twitter are posing a great risk to our society. Many people, like myself, use Twitter to get snapshots of the news to investigate further. The CPB was founded on a mission to create a more informed public.

Is it possible for CPB to create a National Public Forum) for "civil discourse" that was monitored for truth and accuracy? It would provide a place for journalists committed to public truth to publish verified content. It would be monitored for accuracy which would create jobs. It would provide an additional avenue to increase private donations.

I would be happy to discuss this with anyone who will listen.

-Mike C****o (484) 288-xxxx