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As ombudsman, Michael Getler serves as an independent internal critic within PBS. He reviews commentary and criticism from viewers and seeks to ensure that PBS upholds its own standards of editorial integrity. Read More >

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Diamonds in the Rough

Amid the despair over this election campaign, two PBS programs stand out.

Endings: A No-Show and a Shout-Out

A Clinton spokesperson fails to show up and a hooray for an all-women panel brings some mail to the ombudsman.

The Mailbag: Some Choice Words for ‘The Choice’

Reviewers praise ‘The Choice.’ The ombudsman agrees but some viewers do not.

Fiddler in the Roots

An episode of Finding Your Roots is withdrawn. Here is what happened.

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