[an error occurred while processing this directive]

[an error occurred while processing this directive] [an error occurred while processing this directive]
PBS Ombudsman


July 2011

July 29, 2011

On PBS, the Arts Are Important, but a Big Story Is Oddly Absent

On Oct. 14, PBS will kick off its first ever Arts Fall Festival, a string of full-length, Friday night performances that will run through December. According to the PBS announcement back in May, the festival will feature broadcasts of classic... More »

July 22, 2011

From the NewsHour, News That Is Not Routine

Yesterday, Thursday, July 21, 2011, was what one might describe as a day of mostly incremental news: the latest update on the continuing struggle over the debt ceiling and deficit, the Murdoch press scandal in Britain, protests in Syria, and... More »

July 19, 2011

Editing Abe: Did Some of His Words Die in Vain?

One of the first things that news ombudsmen learn is that any mistake in a newspaper or on television will get caught; some reader or viewer somewhere out there will spot it. As a reporter and then editor, I always... More »

July 14, 2011

The Mailbag: NTK on DSK Accuser, Good Question but No Answer

A viewer in Williamsburg, Va., wrote this week to offer some criticism about a segment on the weekly public affairs program Need to Know. It was a relatively brief, six-minute portion within the hour-long program. It dealt with the aftermath... More »

July 8, 2011

For-Profit Schools, the Feds and Frontline

When presidents (Clinton), would-be presidents (Dominique Strauss-Kahn), car companies (Toyota) or institutions (for-profit colleges and universities that cater to non-traditional college students) get into trouble, it is usually because they really did do something wrong. But that also makes them... More »
[an error occurred while processing this directive]