Michael Beller, a contracts lawyer in PBS' general counsel office, was recorded offering political opinions in what appeared to be a barroom conversation with a woman. It was released Tuesday by Project Veritas, a conservative group known for using undercover methods to reveal supposed liberal bias.
The lawyer did not speak on behalf of PBS or make any editorial decisions, PBS spokesman Jeremy Gaines said.
“There is no place for hateful rhetoric at PBS, and this individual's views in no way reflect our values or opinions,” he said.
Efforts to reach Beller were unsuccessful.