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Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter

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Now more than ever, the press is a part of every story it covers. And CNN's "Reliable Sources" is one of television's only regular programs to examine how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover.

Now more than ever, the press is a part of every story it covers. And CNN's "Reliable Sources" is one of television's only regular programs to examine how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover.
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Now more than ever, the press is a part of every story it covers. And CNN's "Reliable Sources" is one of television's only regular programs to examine how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover.

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Episodes

TV slugfests and social media distort the public's perceptions, Tim Dixon says. He insists that Americans still have "more in common."

10/18/2018
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Tim Dixon, co-author of a new study called "The Hidden Tribes of America," talks with Brian Stelter about the causes of political polarization in America, including cable news and social media screaming matches. His group, More in Common, says two thirds of Americans are in the "exhausted majority," wanting no part of the left and right's fight. He talks about media business models that worsen polarization and suggests more nuanced ways for the press to showcase political debates. via Knit

Duration:00:39:19

Les Hinton worked with Rupert Murdoch for 52 years. Here's what he learned.

10/12/2018
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Les Hinton, former CEO of Dow Jones & Company, joins Brian Stelter to discuss his memoir, "An Untidy Life." Hinton shares his insights about Rupert Murdoch, what drives the media mogul, and the impact Fox News has had on the world. He also discusses how the newspaper industry has been transformed and what's next for publishing. via Knit

Duration:00:32:06

Les Hinton worked with Rupert Murdoch for 52 years. Here's what he learned.

10/11/2018
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Les Hinton, former CEO of Dow Jones & Company, joins Brian Stelter to discuss his memoir, "An Untidy Life." Hinton shares his insights about Rupert Murdoch, what drives the media mogul, and the impact Fox News has had on the world. He also discusses how the newspaper industry has been transformed and what's next for publishing. via Knit

Duration:00:31:52

Lower reporting standards in Kavanaugh stories?; Trump's comment about Kavanaugh and women; NYT is working on Trump tax followups; Jamal Khashoggi's editor speaks out; Nuzzi: Trump is 'an anti-press freedom president'

10/7/2018
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Lower reporting standards in Kavanaugh stories?; Trump's comment about Kavanaugh and women; NYT is working on Trump tax followups; Jamal Khashoggi's editor speaks out; Nuzzi: Trump is 'an anti-press freedom president' via Knit

Duration:00:40:04

Can 'fake news' be confronted through the courts? This lawyer says yes

10/5/2018
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Michael Gottlieb, a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner, talks with Brian Stelter about holding news outlets accountable for spreading smears and conspiracy theories. Gottlieb represents Aaron Rich, brother of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich, the subject of countless right-wing conspiracy theories. Gottlieb describes the Washington Times' agreement to issue a retraction and apology for false info it published about Rich. Stelter inquires about the First Amendment implications and asks if the case...

Duration:00:25:52

One hearing, two realities for viewers; Schlapp: 'I felt like I was watching my country slip'; How to improve news coverage of sexual assault; Katie Couric on Kavanaugh-Ford coverage; Couric on the 'male hierarchy' of TV news; Gergen grades the media's Ka

9/30/2018
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One hearing, two realities for viewers; Schlapp: 'I felt like I was watching my country slip'; How to improve news coverage of sexual assault; Katie Couric on Kavanaugh-Ford coverage; Couric on the 'male hierarchy' of TV news; Gergen grades the media's Kavanaugh coverage via Knit

Duration:00:41:01

Meet three people who are trying to save local news

9/27/2018
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Eric Barnes in Memphis, Stephanie Lulay in Chicago, and Larry Ryckman in Denver are leaders of three different local news startups. Brian Stelter brings the three journalists together to discuss how they're trying to fill the news voids in their communities. They describe reasons for launching the websites, sources of funding, lessons learned so far, and the challenges they face in the future. via Knit

Duration:00:39:31

How much has changed since Anita Hill?; How Trump's tweet sparked #WhyIDidntReport; Washington Post's exclusive access to Dr. Ford; Websites are smearing Ford to help Kavanaugh; What Trump's 'Fox cabinet' is telling him; The disappearance of the White Hou

9/23/2018
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How much has changed since Anita Hill?; How Trump's tweet sparked #WhyIDidntReport; Washington Post's exclusive access to Dr. Ford; Websites are smearing Ford to help Kavanaugh; What Trump's 'Fox cabinet' is telling him; The disappearance of the White House briefing via Knit

Duration:00:42:01

Olivier Knox on the disappearing W.H. press briefing, access to government info, and more

9/20/2018
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White House Correspondents Association president Olivier Knox has a frank conversation with Brian Stelter about media access in the Trump age. With daily press briefings now a thing of the past, Knox describes his lobbying efforts with the W.H. and the "symbolic" importance of the briefings. He says access to the president is either "feast or famine." Knox also discusses government secrecy around ongoing military action around the world. via Knit

Duration:00:25:05

Trump is the conspiracy theorist in chief; GOP voters dismissing 'blue wave' as 'fake news'; NYT called on carpet for curtains correction; Avenatti: Future presidents need TV skills; What's next for CBS and '60 Minutes?'; Trump's trick: He keeps repeating

9/16/2018
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Trump is the conspiracy theorist in chief; GOP voters dismissing 'blue wave' as 'fake news'; NYT called on carpet for curtains correction; Avenatti: Future presidents need TV skills; What's next for CBS and '60 Minutes?'; Trump's trick: He keeps repeating false info via Knit

Duration:00:40:54

Whatever happened to Tucker Carlson? This reporter asked him.

9/14/2018
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Lyz Lenz wrote "The Mystery of Tucker Carlson" for the Columbia Journalism Review. She says Carlson's journey from an acclaimed magazine writer to an angry cable news host reveals something about race, class, and economic status in America. Lenz and Brian Stelter discuss Carlson's anti-immigration segments, his "censorship" crusades and his embrace of "change the subject conservatism." via Knit

Duration:00:38:01

What Woodward's book says about Trump's fitness; Bernstein on why Woodward's 'Fear' is different; Why should readers trust anonymous info?; Should NYT have published an unnamed op-ed?; Reports: Trump 'grousing' about Bill Shine; Reuters reporters facing 7

9/9/2018
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What Woodward's book says about Trump's fitness; Bernstein on why Woodward's 'Fear' is different; Why should readers trust anonymous info?; Should NYT have published an unnamed op-ed?; Reports: Trump 'grousing' about Bill Shine; Reuters reporters facing 7 years in prison. Now what?; Farrow on new allegations against Moonves via Knit

Duration:00:42:04

Michael Kruse's Trump library: He reveals what a 28-year-old book can teach us today

9/7/2018
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Politico senior staffer writer Michael Kruse has read all of Trump's books and many biographies of him. "Some of them are very valuable," he says, sharing the insights that journalists can glean from Trump in his own words. With Bob Woodward's book in the news, Kruse went back to his bookshelf to analyze Trump's survival skills and his peculiar enjoyment of being "in a state of real crisis." via Knit

Duration:00:30:18

Trump wants to be the arbiter of truth; April Ryan on press threats: 'It is getting worse'; Does Trump have a point about Google?; Exclusive interview with Sleeping Giants founder; Solving the problem of 'news deserts'; How John McCain's legacy helps pres

9/2/2018
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Trump wants to be the arbiter of truth; April Ryan on press threats: 'It is getting worse'; Does Trump have a point about Google?; Exclusive interview with Sleeping Giants founder; Solving the problem of 'news deserts'; How John McCain's legacy helps press freedom via Knit

Duration:00:43:05

Breaking Hollywood's stereotype of female journalists

8/30/2018
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From Camille Preaker in "Sharp Objects" to Zoe Barnes in "House of Cards," Hollywood has depicted female journalists as unethical, lazy, and oversexualized for years, says Sophie Gilbert, staff writer for The Atlantic. Gilbert joins Brian Stelter to discuss how and why the trope developed, its place within the #MeToo era, and its effects on public perception of the media business. via Knit

Duration:00:21:34

Dan Rather reflects on John McCain's legacy; McCain's unique relationship with the press; McCain's abiding respect for the free press; How to cover a habitual liar; Trump losing one of his allies: the Enquirer; Carl Bernstein on John McCain's legacy

8/26/2018
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Dan Rather reflects on John McCain's legacy; McCain's unique relationship with the press; McCain's abiding respect for the free press; How to cover a habitual liar; Trump losing one of his allies: the Enquirer; Carl Bernstein on John McCain's legacy via Knit

Duration:00:44:45

Jim Rutenberg: National Enquirer "tip line became a trip wire" helping Trump

8/22/2018
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What's the fallout from Michael Cohen's guilty plea? How much legal trouble is American Media Inc. in? The NYT's Jim Rutenberg talks with Brian Stelter about Cohen's secret collaboration with American Media chairman David Pecker. Rutenberg describes sprinting across the newsroom when Cohen pleaded guilty. He also talks about AMI's "catch and kill" methods, underhanded tactics in the "gossip world," and potential legal consequences. via Knit

Duration:00:25:52

Jack Dorsey speaks: CNN's full interview with Twitter's CEO

8/19/2018
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sits down with Brian Stelter in San Francisco to discuss "toxicity" on the site, "fear" of Big Tech, and what the company is doing about it. Dorsey addresses several problems, including the proliferation of harassment and hate speech on the site. He says Twitter is "ready to question everything." via Knit

Duration:00:38:05

Trump is live-tweeting Fox more than ever. Why?; 51% of GOP calls press 'enemy of the people'; Ralph Peters: 'Fox isn't immoral, it's amoral'; Glasser: Ocasio-Cortez 'made a mistake'; Jack Dorsey speaks about Twitter's problems; Twitter CEO knows people '

8/19/2018
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Trump is live-tweeting Fox more than ever. Why?; 51% of GOP calls press 'enemy of the people'; Ralph Peters: 'Fox isn't immoral, it's amoral'; Glasser: Ocasio-Cortez 'made a mistake'; Jack Dorsey speaks about Twitter's problems; Twitter CEO knows people 'fear' Big Tech; Twitter CEO explains 'time-out' for Alex Jones via Knit

Duration:00:42:19

Trump's dangerous talk: Dogs, infestations and "enemies of the people"

8/15/2018
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Political scientist Dr. Brian Klaas says President Trump echoes the rhetoric of "history's monsters." He tells Brian Stelter that the effects of dehumanizing language and anti-media attacks will linger long after Trump leaves office. He defends his "alarmism" and says this moment in time calls for "bluntness." And he has advice for the press about how to cover Trump's rhetorical techniques. via Knit

Duration:00:30:53