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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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When It Comes to Drama, PBS Is Royalty

The Yanks are coming. An American-produced drama series will soon break into that relentless, decade-long flow of British-only dramas on PBS.

The Mailbag: Welcome to America

A NewsHour report on lingering church sexual abuse scandals as the Pope arrives stirs up some viewers.

The Mailbag: The NewsHour Dominates

That Ifill “retweet” broke records at the ombudsman’s inbox.

More Self-Inflicted Wounds

It’s hard to retreat from a tweet that should never have been sent.

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