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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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Democrats are losing the messaging war to Trump; 'She Said' authors Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey share secrets from Weinstein investigation; Krystal Ball fires back at Rush Limbaugh; CNN's Jim Sciutto talks Russian spy scoop; Barry Glassner on how the med

9/15/2019
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September 15, 2019: Alexandra Rojas, Dahlia Lithwick, Susan Glasser, Jim Sciutto, Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Krystal Ball and Barry Glassner join Brian Stelter. via Knit

Duration:00:41:51

Covering Climate Now: 250+ news outlets pledge a week's worth of focused climate crisis coverage

9/13/2019
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Kyle Pope, the editor of Columbia Journalism Review, tells Brian Stelter about the Covering Climate Now coalition, which CJR is spearheading with The Nation. Pope says that about 250 news outlets around the world have committed to a week's worth of focused climate change coverage in the run-up to the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23. He says it "could end up being the most extensive effort ever to sort of organize the world's press around a single topic." Pope and Stelter discuss...

Duration:00:35:58

James Poniewozik talks "Audience of One" and Trump's relationship with TV

9/5/2019
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New York Times chief TV critic James Poniewozik's new book traces how Trump evolved from a "TV character" to president at the same time that TV went from a broadcast to a niche medium. "Audience of One" argues that Trump's ascent "happened because of TV. It happened through TV." Poniewozik and Brian Stelter discuss Trump's reality TV roots, the American antihero, "the gorilla channel" that wasn't, the "Reliable Sources" cameo in "Audience," and more. via Knit

Duration:00:34:38

The truth about Trump's relationship with Fox News; Lawrence O'Donnell's reckless report; Joe Biden 'loose with facts' on the campaign trail; Brian Karem's lawsuit against Trump over press pass suspension; Jeffrey Goldberg gleans new info from James Matti

9/1/2019
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September 1, 2019: David Zurawik, Elaina Plott, Julia Ioffe, Dahlia Lithwick, Jeffrey Goldberg, Theodore J. Boutrous and Brian Karem join Brian Stelter. via Knit

Duration:00:35:45

Jeffrey Goldberg on James Mattis: 'The Man Who Couldn't Take it Anymore'

8/30/2019
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Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis began his book tour by sitting down with The Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg. "There is a lot about Donald Trump that he finds absurd and repellent but he is trying to maintain this disciplined approach of not speaking ill of a sitting president," Goldberg says. Brian Stelter asks Goldberg about the challenges of interviewing Mattis, plus the ongoing discussions in newsrooms about how to cover Trump's erratic behavior. via Knit

Duration:00:28:50

Two psychiatrists on coverage of Trump's instability; Trump's messaging war over the economy; April Ryan breaks silence on bodyguard's alleged assault; trickle-down effects of Trump's anti-media rhetoric; parents of killed journalists work for reporter sa

8/25/2019
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August 25, 2019: Dr. Bandy X. Lee, Dr. Allen Frances, Daniel Dale, Irin Carmon, Ken Ward Jr., April Ryan, Diane Foley and Art Sotloff join Brian Stelter. via Knit

Duration:00:41:43

Barry Glassner on 'the culture of fear' and how the media should cover the 'fear-monger-in-chief'

8/23/2019
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Sociologist Barry Glassner, author of "The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things," talks with Brian Stelter about how news outlets both stoke peoples' fears and "correct exaggerated fears and scares." He says local TV news has an especially serious impact. Glassner says many presidents have preyed on fears, but none to the degree President Trump has. And he offers advice about how to cover Trump's claims. via Knit

Duration:00:28:36

Journalism during the disinformation wars; Study finds $235 million spent every year on ads on extremist sites; Russian site launches smear campaign against CNN's Clarissa Ward; How to avoid taking the bait when covering president Trump; WSJ report tallie

8/18/2019
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August 18, 2019: Adam Serwer, Mary C. Curtis, Jim Rutenberg, Catherine Rampell, Bari Weiss, Clarissa Ward, Danny Rogers, Matt Rivitz, Donie O'Sullivan, Oliver Darcy and Carole Cadwalladr join John Avlon. via Knit

Duration:00:44:49

Carole Cadwalladr on her role in Cambridge Analytica's downfall and "The Great Hack"

8/15/2019
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Investigative reporter for the Observer and the Guardian Carole Cadwalladr's year-long investigation resulted in the downfall of data company Cambridge Analytica. Her central role in the scandal is examined in the new Netflix documentary, "The Great Hack," which she discusses with John Avlon. Cadwalladr also talks about the still-open questions about Cambridge Analytica, its impact on UK and US elections, as well as citizens' lack of ownership over their own data. via Knit

Duration:00:22:20

Tucker takes vacation after white supremacy 'hoax' remark; "cancel culture" comes for the New York Times; headlines fall short of highlighting El Paso victims; CNN obtains draft order for FCC to police social media; reporter who reopened Epstein investiga

8/11/2019
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August 11, 2019: S.E. Cupp, Jane Coaston, Tim Archuleta, Enrique Acevedo, Jackie Kucinich, Nicole Chavez, Noah Shachtman, Julia Angwin, Julie K. Brown and Mark Brown join John Avlon. via Knit

Duration:00:41:40

Cosmo goes undercover with online extremism investigator

8/8/2019
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Brian Stelter sits down with Andrea Stanley, features editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine, to discuss her latest story: "Is It Possible to Stop a Mass Shooting Before It Happens?" In her piece, Stanley follows "K," a top-secret investigator who has been infiltrating online hate groups to monitor the behavior of men who display signs of violence. During her reporting process, "It was not lost on me that I was going to report on a woman who is tracking some of the worst men in our country," she...

Duration:00:19:10

Texas and Ohio newsrooms respond to shooting sprees; racist essay was published shortly before El Paso attack; growing threat of online radicalization; activists converge on Capitol Hill; Moms Demand Action founder calls for Senate vote; how to cover the

8/4/2019
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August 4, 2019: Dave Cullen, Jennifer Mascia, Shimon Prokupecz, Oliver Darcy, Wesley Lowery, Olivia Nuzzi, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Shannon Watts, Bob Moore and Jim Bebbington join Brian Stelter. via Knit

Duration:00:38:07

Their journalist sons were murdered by ISIS. Now they work to make sure reporters stay safe in conflict zones.

8/3/2019
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James Foley and Steven Sotloff were both executed by ISIS in the summer of 2014. Five years later, the Foley and Sotloff families are running foundations that seek to help other journalists who are heading into harm's way. Brian Stelter speaks with Diane Foley and Art Sotloff about their training programs and other initiatives. The parents share memories of their sons, motivations for their advocacy work, and changes to U.S. hostage policy. via Knit

Duration:00:29:59

Their journalist sons were murdered by ISIS. Now they work to make sure reporters stay safe in conflict zones.

8/2/2019
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James Foley and Steven Sotloff were both executed by ISIS in the summer of 2014. Five years later, the Foley and Sotloff families are running foundations that seek to help other journalists who are heading into harm's way. Brian Stelter speaks with Diane Foley and Art Sotloff about their training programs and other initiatives. The parents share memories of their sons, motivations for their advocacy work, and changes to U.S. hostage policy. via Knit

Duration:00:27:08

David Zurawik and April Ryan react to Trump's harsh tweets; Bernie Sanders' campaign manager speaks out about media bias; how the Mueller hearings reinforced America's media bunkers; behind the story that led to mass protests in Puerto Rico

7/28/2019
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July 28, 2019: Caitlin Dickerson, Andrew Marantz, Faiz Shakir, David Zurawik, April Ryan, Susan Glasser, Carla Minet, Luis Valentin Ortiz, and Amanda Carpenter join Brian Stelter. via Knit

Duration:00:46:22

Susan Glasser on Trump's lies, Mueller's aftermath, and the danger of "information bubbles"

7/26/2019
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Were the "optics" of the Mueller hearings worth the media's attention? "Let's be real," Susan Glasser says, "of course it was." After a "nutty" week in politics, the author of The New Yorker's "Letter from Trump's Washington" column talks about Mueller coverage; the impeachment count; and what to do about Trump's distortion field of lies. "It's on us as journalists," she says. "Our job is literally to bear witness." She also says the week showcased how the "right and left now are so deeply...

Duration:00:26:29

Farai Chideya on Trump, racism, xenophobia, and news media's coverage of 'political propaganda'

7/19/2019
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"Racial resentment has been a winning political strategy" in the past, but journalists are sometimes reluctant to call it what it is, Farai Chideya tells Brian Stelter. In part that's because the news media lacks "mechanisms for charting" the race factor "in real time." Chideya and Stelter discuss the coverage of white supremacist ideology; the importance of knowing "your political history;" and the need for a truly "integrated political press." And Stelter asks Chideya to answer a question...

Duration:00:23:54