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PBS Ombudsman


March 2012

March 30, 2012

The Mailbag: Anybody Here Against War and Speak English?

The headline on this brief ombudsman's mailbag is a paraphrasing of one of the more famous, irreverent but eminently practical questions ever asked by a war reporter, as Jonathan Randal pointed out in an obituary some years ago of legendary,... More »

March 22, 2012

Independent Lens Brings a Focus on PBS

This comes under the heading of "nobody asked me, but . . ." Viewers have not written to me about recent scheduling changes that affect two major, long-running PBS series of independent documentary films — Independent Lens and POV, which... More »

March 14, 2012

The Mailbag: 'Wishes Fulfilled' and Unfulfilled

This week's mailbag was filled mostly by reminders of old issues that never really fade away. One deals with a new pledge drive program titled "Dr. Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled," hence the first part of the headline above. The other... More »

March 9, 2012

Columnist and Strategist: Not a Good Pairing

The PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff introduced a segment on the program last night dealing with an important and timely issue by saying, "We turn to U.S. politics, as both parties have been working to win over female voters amid a... More »

March 7, 2012

What If Having 'Israel's Back' Means Another War for the U.S.?

In the televised portion of his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 5, among the things that President Obama said was that "the United States will always have Israel's back when it comes to Israel's security." Really?... More »
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