CPB ombudsman details complaints

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CPB ombudsman Ken A. Bode writes in his Ombudsman’s Mailbag column about several viewer concerns. Issues include commentator Gwen Ifill’s “unfortunate appearance of a conflict,” as Bode put it, in moderating a presidential debate while her book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama was just hitting the shelves. Also, complaints arrived on Bill Moyers’ Biblical interpretation of the Book of Deuteronomy that included the statement, “God soaked violence became genetically coded” among Jews. Bode also said his next column will be an analysis of two PBS documentaries about politics.