Ombudsman tries to convince readers that PBS is not NPR

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In today’s (Oct. 26) column, PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler attempts to remind folks that “PBS is not NPR, that Juan Williams does not work for PBS, that PBS did not fire him, and that both organizations, while part of public broadcasting in this country, are separate organizations and separate public media entities.” Yes, in the wake of Williams’ termination from pubradio, Getler received “several hundred” calls and e-mails to him, thinking PBS was NPR. Or vice-versa.

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