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ABOUT THE OMBUDSMAN
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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Have a comment related to the journalistic integrity of PBS content? Send an E-mail to Michael Getler or contact him at 703-739-5290.

The ombudsman does not replace viewers' long-standing ability to contact stations, producers and PBS.
 
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RECENT POSTS
JULY 23
Was a well-known defense expert the wrong choice for a NewsHour interview? The ombudsman doesn't think so.
 
JULY 11
Viewers opine on fireworks on the lawn and the deadly variety in the Middle East.
 
JULY 2
An online NewsHour column about the Heimlich maneuver draws criticism from a critic of the famous doctorhis son. The ombudsman digests it all.
 
JUNE 18
It's not so much the pledge drives as the content. This and other things that are irritating some viewers show up in the latest ombudsman's mailbag.

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