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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Talk show host Tavis Smiley speaks during the 'Tavis Smiley' panel at the PBS portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Tavis Smiley Announces Deal for New Show after PBS Firing

Less than a month after PBS dropped Tavis Smiley’s talk show after reported inappropriate relationships with subordinates, Smiley announced a deal Monday to go back to work with a new series about inspirational stories.

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Tavis Smiley on PBS Suspension: ‘They Didn’t Give Me Due Process’

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” suspended PBS host Tavis Smiley lashed out at his network for his indefinite suspension and claimed that PBS did not give him “due process.” Smiley was suspended last week after sexual misconduct

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Budget Bill Would Increase Funding for National Endowment for the Arts

The Congressional budget plan agreed upon this week by both Republican and Democratic legislators retains funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and increases the budgets of both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, agencies that President Donald Trump planned to eliminate in his own budget proposal this year.

Copies of the Quran are shown on the shelf of the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center mosque during a town hall meeting with Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring March 17, 2017 in Falls Church, Virginia. The town hall, sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, was held following U.S. President Donald …

U.S. Education Department Asked to Eliminate Lesson Plans on Islam

The Christian Action Network (CAN) says the U.S Department of Education is funding an Islamic education program in America’s public schools, in which students in grades 5 through 12 are taught the Islamic way of life in a way that crosses the line from academics to indoctrination.

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Top Obama Aide Rhodes’ Fabrication On Israeli Settlements Spurs Call For PBS Correction

TEL AVIV – A senior aide to President Barack Obama made the wildly exaggerated claim in an interview on PBS that Israel was constructing “tens of thousands” of new settlements in the West Bank, an error that prompted the network’s ombudsman to demand a “clarifying or correcting” statement from the news program on Friday.

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Biden: ‘Grow Up, Donald’

In an interview that aired Thursday on PBS’s “NewsHour,” Vice President Joe Biden was asked about President-elect Donald Trump and his use of Twitter to take aim at some of his political opponents. Biden response was for Trump to “grow

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NY Times’ Brooks: Dems Wise to Work With Trump in First Six Months

Friday on PBS’s “NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said presumptive Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was correct to show a willingness to work with President-elect Donald Trump initially, adding that it would be a better strategy than

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President Trump Could Slash $500 Million from Public Broadcasting

With President-elect Trump promising to pay for his infrastructure and defense spending by defunding non-essential federal spending, one of the first programs on the block could be the almost $500 million spent on public broadcasting.

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Moderator at Democrat Debate on Live Mic: ‘Oh God’

A PBS moderator at Thursday night’s Democratic debate in Milwaukee was apparently caught on a live mic sighing, “Oh, God,” as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) began an answer on foreign policy by referring to the Vietnam War.

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PBS to Air Pro-Abortion Documentary During Key Supreme Court Abortion Decision

The pro-abortion documentary “Trapped” — which debuted to a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival last month — has snagged a distribution deal with four outlets including PBS’ Independent Lens, which will air the film this summer as the Supreme Court readies a key decision on abortion legislation.

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Downton Abbey Adviser: Series Execs Demanded No References to God

British Masterpiece series Downton Abbey is now “history,” but the popular show’s historical adviser says its executives banned any mention of Christianity in the drama—which would have been a central element in the lives of British aristocracy.

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The Facts About Dr. Ben Carson and Mannatech

As Dr. Ben Carson moves up in the polls, reporters across the political spectrum are zeroing in on his relationship with Mannatech, a Texas based food supplement company. But so far the discussion has generated more heat than light.