PBS NewsHour Used to be considered unbiased and receptive to contending views, well those days are gone. Although PBS will sometimes showcase and have different opinions, ultimately the primary message will prevail and be the last word on its broadcast platform.
Why would they close the comments section on their YouTube Channel?
YouTube users are not afraid to call out B.S when they see it, and perhaps that could have been the primary reason for the change in PBS YouTube Channel. More and more users are calling out media organizations for reporting biased or purposely slanted reporting of news or events.
PBS has decided to go the way of Opinion based news, such as Fox News or MSNBC.