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PBS Ombudsman


September 2013

September 20, 2013

The Mailbag: A Mixed Bag

The ombudsman's inbox gets a small but steady stream of mail throughout the year from viewers who are upset in one way or another about what they call "advertisements" — and what PBS calls "underwriters" or "sponsorships" — on a... More »

September 11, 2013

Another Opening, Another Show . . .

I used the headline above, lifted from the 1949 Broadway hit "Kiss Me Kate," just over three years ago to signal the arrival of what was then the new PBS public affairs program "Need to Know." Alas, that program, which... More »

September 4, 2013

More on a (Palestinian) 'Point of View'

For the past 40 years or so, I have been dealing, one way or another — as a reporter, foreign correspondent, editor and ombudsman — with the Arab-Israeli conflict. I hope that I'm wrong, but my sense is that five,... More »

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