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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

Sam Donaldson to Jim Acosta: 'Keep it up'; Abrams: CNN has strong case for lawsuit; Sam Donaldson on how the Trump era will end; Ryan says some of Trump's attacks are racial; Police investigating protest at Carlson's home; Fox News executives call for 'co

11/11/2018
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Sam Donaldson to Jim Acosta: 'Keep it up'; Abrams: CNN has strong case for lawsuit; Sam Donaldson on how the Trump era will end; Ryan says some of Trump's attacks are racial; Police investigating protest at Carlson's home; Fox News executives call for 'common ground'; Did media underplay the 'blue wave' election?; Why the Houston Chronicle investigated itself via Knit

Duration:00:41:42

Linguist George Lakoff breaks down Trump's "tropes"

11/8/2018
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Renowned linguist George Lakoff joins Brian Stelter to discuss how Trump uses speech as a technique to manipulate audiences. "The media is not doing its job," Lakoff argues. He urges the press to not just repeat or negate what the president says about topics like the "caravan," but to come up with new framings that put facts first. via Knit

Duration:00:33:20

Trump 'raised the stakes' of the midterms; Have journalists learned anything since 2016?; Fact-checker says Trump is a 'serial liar'; Trump's midterm message: News is 'fake'; How much faith can we put in the polls?; Soros rep: Fox News refuses to have us

11/4/2018
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Trump 'raised the stakes' of the midterms; Have journalists learned anything since 2016?; Fact-checker says Trump is a 'serial liar'; Trump's midterm message: News is 'fake'; How much faith can we put in the polls?; Soros rep: Fox News refuses to have us on; Media storylines heading into the midterms; Do you live in a 'news desert' area? via Knit

Duration:00:42:14

Midterm elections in news deserts: This researcher studies the problem at work and sees it at home

11/1/2018
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Penelope Abernathy discusses her new report, "The Expanding News Desert," with Brian Stelter. She expects a dearth of news and info in rural areas to impact midterm elections. Abernathy doesn't just study this problem, she happens to live in a part of North Carolina that is considered a "news desert." She discusses potential solutions and the future of local journalism. via Knit

Duration:00:40:34

Kristol: Fox is part of 'toxic environment'; Lewis: Cable news heightens America's rage; America's tone starts at the very top; Inside the evacuation of CNN New York; Stelter: What I learned at a Trump rally; Social media's role in spreading hate; What's

10/28/2018
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Kristol: Fox is part of 'toxic environment'; Lewis: Cable news heightens America's rage; America's tone starts at the very top; Inside the evacuation of CNN New York; Stelter: What I learned at a Trump rally; Social media's role in spreading hate; What's next for Megyn Kelly?; 'All-hands-on-deck moment,' NYT publisher says; Sulzberger: Free press is an 'American ideal' via Knit

Duration:00:48:49

A.G. Sulzberger: "This is an all-hands-on-deck time" for journalism

10/25/2018
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A.G. Sulzberger sits down with Brian Stelter for one of his first interviews since becoming publisher of The New York Times. Sulzberger discusses the responsibilities of his new role, the challenge of earning readers' trust, his relationship with Trump, and the opportunity to create a market for "paid journalism" online. Stelter also asks about media mistakes, the public editor role, and more. via Knit

Duration:00:36:13

Lies, smears and scams plaguing social media; Stelter: Trump is 'Mr. Misinformation'; Pro-Trump media claims caravan is a threat; The power of the caravan pictures; Khashoggi's WashPost editor pushes for answers; How media business models fuel polarizatio

10/21/2018
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Lies, smears and scams plaguing social media; Stelter: Trump is 'Mr. Misinformation'; Pro-Trump media claims caravan is a threat; The power of the caravan pictures; Khashoggi's WashPost editor pushes for answers; How media business models fuel polarization; Bernstein: Trump uses lies to push policies via Knit

Duration:00:42:14

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