Watched the news lately? I tried but could not stand to watch for long. All of the big network, affiliate, and news channel programs seemed so overly dramatic, unbalanced, and/or shallow, or they pander to the emotions of their perceived audience rather than giving an in-depth balanced examination of the issues. Many blantantly give the viewer a conclusion rather than the information to make their own decision.

However, there is at least one exception: the News Hour on PBS. Jim Lehrer and team give a overall, balanced look at issues and stories, providing the viewer with the information to make their own opinions. I highly recommend the News Hour to those looking for a better news program.

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