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November 2012

November 27, 2012

The NewsHour Wins Some, Loses One

* A correction was added to this column, at the bottom, on Nov. 30. This started out to be one of those "nobody asked me, but . . ." columns in which I comment on some things that no one... More »

November 21, 2012

Documentaries and Connections

Two — what I thought were — very powerful documentaries aired on PBS stations in the past week or so. One was Ken Burns' gripping chronicle of "The Dust Bowl," a decade-long environmental catastrophe that, literally, "nearly swept away the... More »

November 14, 2012

The Mailbag: Forgetting, Again, the 'Forgotten War'

* This mailbag was amended on Nov. 16 to include a statement from the producer. Here's a brief ombudsman's mailbag about an old wound that seems to keep opening. Among the most popular programs that PBS presents every year, for... More »

November 5, 2012

The Mailbag: A Climate Change Exchange

This "ombudsman's mailbag" could more properly be described as a post office. It goes on for many pages. It contains lengthy and detailed questions from critics of the recent Frontline production "Climate of Doubt" and equally lengthy and detailed responses... More »

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