Viewers unimpressed with Newshour’s Obama interview

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In letters to PBS ombudsman Michael Getler (scroll down), a handful of viewers accused Gwen Ifill of being soft on Barack Obama during a Newshour interview on Monday. Getler agrees the interview was “somewhat disappointing,” but he doesn’t blame it entirely on the interviewer. “I don’t know if Ifill could have extracted more from Obama or not,” he writes, “because he seemed subdued in his responses.”