PBS has been accused of producing children's shows laden with left-wing ideologies, including critical race theory. In addition, though PBS claims to be politically neutral, its news programs demonstrate an unfair bias towards left-wing leaders and policies. PBS fails to protect employees from viewpoint discrimination, though there are no known instances of PBS terminating business relationships because of political or religious beliefs. PBS does not have an employee matching program, nor does it make political donations. For these reasons, PBS earns a "Medium Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
PBS has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
PBS does not have an employee matching program (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
PBS does not protect its employees against viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
PBS has been accused of going woke through its episodes of Arthur, a children’s show, which has incorporated leftist ideologies including critical race theory and transgenderism (1)(2). PBS claims to be politically centrist, yet tacitly takes the left-wing side on policy issues. For example, PBS has implicitly endorsed left-wing gun control policy and opposed Georgia’s 2021 election security bill (3)(4). PBS has criticized conservative pundits and politicians as “extremist” without extending that same scrutiny to comparable left-wing leaders (5)(6).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
PBS does not use its funds to support ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression.
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March 24, 2023
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