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June 2012

June 26, 2012

A Tale of Two Titles

"A Nation of Immigrants" is a phrase that has been used many times to describe America's history; most notably, perhaps, as the title of a book by then Sen. John F. Kennedy in 1958. We are, indeed, a nation of... More »

June 20, 2012

The Mailbag: Letters From and About Viewers

Here's a brief catch-all, catch-up mailbag about a couple of programs that seem to linger in the minds of some viewers. As frequently happens, some of the mail is about the views of viewers who responded to earlier ombudsman postings.... More »

June 12, 2012

The Mailbag: Did Frontline Smudge Its Fingerprint?

On April 17, PBS's top investigative series, Frontline, took an hour-long look at other investigative series; not the fictional ones on television but rather the real ones that go on in courtrooms. The program was called "The Real CSI" and... More »

June 7, 2012

The Mailbag: Ferguson's Back, With 'Killer' Apps

Niall Ferguson is a Scottish-born, Oxford-educated, professor of history at Harvard University. He is not your grandfather's history professor. He is, or at least seems to be, young, energetic, telegenic, very outgoing and high-profile, and very much in tune with... More »

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