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PBS Ombudsman


September 2012

September 26, 2012

The Mailbag: Climate and 9/11 'Truth'; Two Tough Crowds

My last two columns dealt with subjects that produce a lot of heat: a PBS NewsHour segment on climate change and a pledge-drive program on Colorado Public Television (CPT12) featuring a new film by "Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth."... More »

September 21, 2012

Climate Change Creates a Storm

It was not the PBS NewsHour's finest 10 minutes. In my view, and that of hundreds, even thousands of others, the program stumbled badly. On the other hand, it was not the end of the world, so to speak. A... More »

September 17, 2012

The Disaster That Keeps on Giving

Three years ago I wrote a column headlined "PBS, Yes and No." It dealt with controversial episodes in which the public had reason to believe PBS was associated in some fashion with a certain television program yet PBS, as a... More »

September 11, 2012

The Mailbag: The Good, the Bad but Not the Ugly

The headline above is the slightly reworded title of a truly wild western back in 1966 produced by Europeans and starring, coincidentally, Clint Eastwood. Since Eastwood was featured at the recent Republican National Convention, I thought I'd borrow the title... More »

September 6, 2012

The Mailbag: The Ombudsman and The NewsHour Take Some Hits

The email and telephone calls to the ombudsman continued to be heavy and hot during this political convention period. Much of it continued to be critical, some aimed at me but most aimed at the PBS NewsHour coverage. As I've... More »
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