Friends of China

PBS stations are now kissing up to the Peoples Republic of China while slamming American Republican politicians. "The beauty of China vs. the curse of Trump" is basically the idea...check your schedule. I am through with them, forever, after watching since...1967.

User's recommendation: Give them no money and stop watching.

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#3293782 Review #3293782 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Massillon, Ohio
Pros
  • Fewer daily
Cons
  • Love china as if they were chinese themselves
Preferred solution
Forget about China 98% of the time. The plague of the modern world.

Rick Steves Programming Is Terrible

Why is this guy even on the air? Who cares hat he thinks? Boring older guy who seems to be showing all the tourist trap places. Watch Raw Travel instead. Rick Steves program shorts also interfere with the show I was watching on PBS. I want more of that show and zero Rick Steves whom I tune out every time he appears. The shows are boring too. every time he appears.

User's recommendation: Do Not Watch Rick Steves Programs.

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#2794206 Review #2794206 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Some programs are well done
Cons
  • Rick steves shows are boring and inaccurate
Preferred solution
Eliminate Rick Steves programs and replace with professional and interesting programs.

Rick Steves Travel Show Stinks

One old white guy's opinion and not representative of the places he goes. The shorts he does on PBS cuts into the much better programming I am paying to see on PBS. Rick Steves shows are super dull. They are inaccurate. They are not worth watching. Makes you wonder if the guy isn't getting paid by the places he shows on the program. I would not take any Rick Steves tours either. PBS should eliminate them. Put back the time for the regular programs that Steves bad shows cut into. watching.

User's recommendation: Turn Off Rick Steves Shows Until PBS Cancels Them.

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#2045175

Those little vignettes at the end of PBS programs are especially a nuisance because it replaces part of the program I tuned into see with worthless Rick Steves opinions about what to do when traveling. Who cares what he thinks? I'd rather look it up online and decide for myself.

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#2717506 Review #2717506 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Pledge drives are too long
  • Programs are geared to very old crowds
  • Rick steves shows suck
Preferred solution
PBS cancels these shows and restores better programming
Good show but Hari Sreenavasan needs to stop looking away interviewing people. He looks bored, distracted or uninterested making me turn the channel.
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#2061065

Is Hari following a fly? What is he looking at?

Ruins the interview when he does that. Rude and arrogant not to look at the person you are interviewing.

If he has a problem looking at the subject, he should be retrained or replaced. Learn from Michelle Martin, his colleague there, how to interview professionally.

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#2381943 Review #2381943 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Preferred solution
Have Hari Sreenavasan Look Straight At All Times

Get Rick Steves Off The Air

The shows I want to watch are being cut short so this clown can come on and tell us his version of how Europe is. It is different to each person. He is also very dull. Remove him and put more of the show I tuned into back on the air, please, or no more donations to PBS. His regular shows are the equivalent of a flyover state, I turn it off immediately to watch something else.
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#2369156 Review #2369156 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • Music ones including classical
  • Pbs has some very good shows
Cons
  • One persons point of view is different from anothers
  • Do not cut short other shows to air bad clips
  • Needs more sports retrospectives
Preferred solution
Show the entire program and do not cut it short to air a bad vignette

Rick Steves Europe Show Stinks

Boring, boring, boring, inaccurate, and does not show the real Europe just his perception of it. Do not watch his program. PBS should drop it.

User's recommendation: Do Not Watch Rick Steves Programs Or Buy Anything He Is Peddling.

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#1949795

Dull guy, dull program. PBS should eliminate his end of show vignettes and show more of the program people tuned in to watch.

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#2283455 Review #2283455 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Public Broadcasting Service Tv Show
Cons
  • Would not take his tours
  • Shallow
  • Inaccurate statements about europe
Preferred solution
PBS should drop his programs

Program Is Very Boring, Unrealistic

Would not recommend watching this. Basic information and video, can be sources online and other places. Host is monotone, lame. PBS needs a show like Raw Travel or other exciting ones like that that spice it up with a younger energetic host with better voice. People are not traveling now anyways so PBS should be putting on relevant interesting programs and not this one. Boring.

User's recommendation: Watch other relevant travel shows that are realistic and exciting, not Rick Steves boring ones.

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#2009778 Review #2009778 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Public Broadcasting Service Tv Show
Pros
  • Opportunity to make it better with more liveliness
Cons
  • Basic
  • Can find better information many other places
  • Lame
Preferred solution
PBS should delete this show and replace it with a better one

Rick Steves Travel Shows Are A Waste Of Time

Just about everything he talks about and shows is basic and can easily be accessed elsewhere. You can find it all online so why bother having a show like this? The host is also boring with basic information only, made for television and not realistic. What else is special about the place? Why else should someone go there? Tell us something we don't already know or can find out online. Do it in an interesting way without the monotone voice. This program needs a younger more energetic host with more spice to the show, something like what Raw Travel does. Besides, people are not traveling these days so PBS should air different shows that are relevant to the times. Other than that, PBS does a good job. But please, no more Rick Steves boring, dull, lame, monotone travel programs!

User's recommendation: Watch Other Travel Programs That Are Relevant And Realistic.

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#1940358

His program are geared toward people ages 70 or more. Lame presentation.

There are many better places to go than the ones he recommends.

All he is trying to do is sell his own merchandise to you. Don't buy it.

#1931965

Better to watch virtual videos. Whatever you do, do not take his overpriced lame tours or buy anything from the company.

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#2009762 Review #2009762 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Buffalo, New York
Product
Public Broadcasting Service Tv Show

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