New National Poll: Public Expects Higher Standards from NPR and other Publicly-Funded Broadcasters

Seventy-three percent of the general public expects National Public Radio and other publicly-supported broadcasters to be held to higher standards of balance and objectivity than commercial news outlets, according to a public opinion survey conducted for CAMERA by the polling firm Luntz Maslansky Strategic Research. And 70 percent of daily NPR listeners agree that the network should be held to the higher standards.

In The Line of Fire (2001, 2002)

Reported and produced by Patricia Naylor Original (2001): 47 minutes PBS Frontline World (2002): 20 minutes
In March 2003, PBS broadcast "In the Line of Fire," an updated and abridged version of a longer CBC documentary aired in 2001 about journalists in the Israeli-Palestinian battle zone. Canadian film-maker Patricia Naylor focused her narrow lens on now-old allegations by Palestinian journalists Mazen Dana, Nael Shyouki and others who claimed they were directly targeted by Israeli fire.

PBS Breaks Mold With Middle East Documentary

Living up to its name, the Public Broadcasting Service, PBS aired a five-hour documentary in late January entitled The Fifty Years War: Israel and the Arabs that marked a departure from an earlier pattern of severely biased Middle East documentaries.

PBS and Abba Eban

Regrettably, even with Abba Eban as host, PBS is still unable to present an accurate and balanced documentary about Israel.

After PBS Correction, Question Remains

After the January 1993 broadcast of Journey to the Occupied Lands PBS agreed that CAMERA's charges of material errors, distortions, and omissions would be extremely serious...if they were true.

PBS and Israel: A Pattern of Bias

Taxpayer-funded bias at PBS reached a low point with the broadcast in 1993 of Michael Ambrosino's Jouney to the Occupied Lands.

Read part one of CAMERA's exposé which ultimately led the network to withdraw the documentary for corrections.