According to the New York Times, WNET has decided to give back a $3.5 million donation from the Arnold Foundation after a PandoDaily report earlier this week (How PBS is becoming the Plutocratic Broadcasting Service) said the network's "Pension Peril" reporting was in direct contrast to foundation creator John Arnold's efforts to cut "public employee pension benefits." Though the New York City station first replied to the story by saying they stuck to their backing — and honestly, what public television broadcaster wouldn't? — it seems PBS persuaded them to return the gift "in order to eliminate any perception on the part of the public, our viewers and donors that the foundation's interests influenced the editorial integrity of the reporting for this program."
But will the propaganda be quietly aired at some point? That's the bigger question. Returning the money is only part of the answer; if they launder the BS for free it's just as bad.