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March 30th, 2012
11:04 AM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Cassie Spodak, CNN

As media coverage of the controversial Trayvon Martin case continues to escalate the ideological biases of the media figures covering the shooting becomes more and more clear. Howard Kurtz will discuss the liberal and conservative slants in the media with Frank Sesno, the Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University and Callie Crossley, radio host at WGBH of "The Callie Crossley Show."

Miami Herald reporter Frances Robles will discuss her reporting on Trayvon Martin’s death, including her scoop that Martin was suspended three times and had a “spotty school record.”

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin will talk about the coverage of the debate over the health care law at the Supreme Court this week – including his assertion that it was a “train wreck” for the Obama administration.

In the political world the media jumped all over Mitt Romney’s latest “gaffe,” Newt Gingrich defended the legitimacy of his campaign and Rick Santorum lost his temper at a reporter. Ana Marie Cox, columnist for The Guardian, and Michael Medved, radio host of "The Michael Medved Show," will discuss the latest in media coverage of the campaign control as well as President Obama’s candid comments caught on tape.

This Sunday at 11 a.m. EST on CNN.

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Filed under: Reliable Sources • Sneak Peek
March 25th, 2012
01:31 PM ET

The Etch A Sketch Campaign

David Corn, Amy Holmes and Howard Kurtz discuss the media treatment of the latest stumbles by the Romney and Santorum campaigns.


Filed under: 2012 Campaign • Mitt Romney • Reliable Sources • Rick Santorum
March 25th, 2012
01:18 PM ET

Media Bias in the Trayvon Martin case?

Lauren Ashburn, Eric Deggans and Derek McGinty talk to Howard Kurtz about how media figures like Al Sharpton and Geraldo Rivera let their opinions inform their coverage of the Trayvon Martin case.


Filed under: Crime • Fox News • Media Criticism • MSNBC • Reliable Sources • Trayvon Martin
March 25th, 2012
01:16 PM ET

Missing The Trayvon Tragedy

Eric Deggans, Lauren Ashburn, Derek McGinty and Howard Kurtz examine why it took so long for the national media to take notice of the shooting of Trayvon Martin.


Filed under: Crime • Media Criticism • Trayvon Martin
March 25th, 2012
01:12 PM ET

C-SPAN Founder: The Anti-Anchor

Howard Kurtz talks to C-SPAN founder, Brian Lamb as he steps down from his anchor role.


Filed under: C-SPAN • Media • Politics • Reliable Sources
March 25th, 2012
01:08 PM ET

Obama Blames Fox News

In David Corn's new book Showdown, Corn says President Obama claimed Fox News tells it's viewers that he is Muslim – David Corn, Amy Holmes and Howard Kurtz discuss.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Fox News • Media Criticism • Reliable Sources
March 25th, 2012
12:55 PM ET

Ira Glass's Time To Come Clean

Howard Kurtz says Ira Glass needs to answer questions about the retracted episode of "This American Life."


Filed under: Media Criticism • Reliable Sources
March 25th, 2012
12:54 PM ET

Media Monitor (March 25)

Reporting on Malia Obama's spring break, the New York Times's online paywall, Fox News reprimands Dick Morris and Karl Rove mis-quotes Bill Clinton.


Filed under: Media Monitor • Reliable Sources
March 23rd, 2012
05:10 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Pallavi Reddy, CNN

It’s been weeks since Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Florida. But over the past week the story has been played out on all the cable news and national news broadcasts. We’ll have Eric Deggans, Tampa Bay Times, Lauren Ashburn, founder of Daily-Download.com,  and Derek McGinty, anchor for WUSA, on to discuss what makes a local story get to the national arena.

Another big headline of the week was a Mitt Romney adviser’s comments comparing the presidential hopeful to an Etch A Sketch. Author of the new book “Showdown,” David Corn, and Glenn Beck TV’s Amy Holmes join us to talk about that and the latest news in politics.

And this week, C-SPAN founder and CEO Brian Lamb announced that he would be stepping down. We’ll talk to the man who brought Congress to cable.

This Sunday at 11 a.m. EST on CNN.

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March 18th, 2012
02:19 PM ET

2012's Perpetual Punditry

Matt Lewis, David Shuster and Catherine Crier join Howard Kurtz to discuss the media's coverage of the latest Republican primaries.


Filed under: 2012 Campaign • Media • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Politics • Reliable Sources • Rick Santorum
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