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October 2013

October 31, 2013

War of the Words

Sometimes, when journalists talk among themselves about stories they have read, the phrase "burying the lead" comes into the discussion. What is meant by that is a story that has important information way down inside the text, rather than at... More »

October 29, 2013

Muhammad on PBS: Was It Good for the Jews?

The question in the headline on this column is not meant to be frivolous. For Jews and their families in America in the 1930s, '40s and '50s — and even to some extent today — events from time to time... More »

October 23, 2013

The Mailbag: Some Viewers Want to Give PBS a 'Pop'

The ombudsman's mailbox continues to receive a modest but steady stream of complaints from viewers about those small but obvious promotional blurbs that "pop up" on your TV screen every once in a while during a favorite program to remind... More »

October 10, 2013

Necessary Roughness: Frontline Sacks NFL

Frontline, PBS's flagship investigative series, gave the National Football League a pretty good pop Tuesday night in a widely-anticipated and widely-publicized two-hour special, "League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis." It started, as do all Frontline programs, with that unmistakable... More »

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