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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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A Triple Murder Doesn’t Make the NewsHour A Triple Murder Doesn’t Make the NewsHour
The NewsHour online reports about the killing of three young Muslims in North Carolina. But the story doesn’t make the nightly broadcast. The ombudsman disagrees with...
When Short-Hand and Off-Hand Is Not Enough When Short-Hand and Off-Hand Is Not Enough
For a handful of viewers, using short-hand or off-hand remarks on the air doesn’t work. A NewsHour interview about the film “Selma” gets questioned, and more on not...
Gunning for Frontline Gunning for Frontline
Frontline moves beyond the traditional gun debate to provide a valuable report on the NRA’s political smarts and effectiveness. Some viewers on the right still see it...
Those Cartoons: To Publish Is One Issue. To Explain Is Another. Those Cartoons: To Publish Is One Issue. To Explain Is Another.
The NewsHour chooses not to republish those Charlie Hebdo cartoons but doesn’t explain its decision to its viewers.

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