Public Broadcasting

Politics, the press and the people

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PBS ombudsman bemoans the network's news focus on partisan gamesmanship and politics over substance.

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NPR news chief pushed out after nine months

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Marmow will stay on as network ombudsman.

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Sarah Chayes on Afghanistan and leaving NPR

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Chayes discusses her new book and the stories she couldn't tell when she was at NPR. Chayes covered the US invasion of Afghanistan for NPR but she left journalism in 2002 to run an aid organization in Kandahar called Afghans for Civil Society. She now runs the Arghand cooperative.

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Study Finds Lack of Balance, Diversity, Public at PBS NewsHour

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Public TV's flagship news program offers standard corporate fare

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Do public media believe in the public?

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Public media should use digital tools to increase public access, participation and accountability.

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Controversial Bush CPB nomination on hold

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TV producer Warren Bell's conservative views raise concerns over his support for the agency.

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Bush nominates another unqualified social conservative to repace Tomlinson at CPB

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A Sitcom for The CPB?

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Tomlinson avoids attempt to out him from propaganda board

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Republicans blocked attempts to oust the disgraced Broadcasting Board of Governors chairman and to limit his power.

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Tomlinson cited for abuses at broadcast board

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CPB Ex-Chief Put Friend On Payroll, State Dept. Says

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Public radio struggles to find black audience

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As News & Notes loses listeners, can NPR sustain quality black programming?

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey