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The Mailbag: Speakers vs. Talkers

Here’s Sen. Cory Booker, but now a word or two from our talking heads.

The Mailbag: Finding Fault in ‘Fault Lines’

A PBS NewsHour series takes a timely look at the new strains in Eastern Europe but some viewers feel it needed to look deeper into Russian involvement.

The Mailbag: On Faking the Fourth

Fireworks Backfire on PBS; You Can’t Fool Mother Nature or Capitol Fourth Viewers

Too Early to Call? The AP Got It Right but at What Cost?

An early call by the AP on the Democratic nominee stirs a debate about the impact of a scoop.

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