Rula Jebreal and Jeffrey Goldberg discuss coverage of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict; Maziar Bahari on the recent arrests of journalists in Iran and his time spent in an Iranian prison
By Cassie Spodak, CNN
TV anchors were all over the headlines this week. Katie Couric and Sarah Palin faced off again– but this time it was on dueling morning shows. Matt Lauer signed a new contract with NBC’s Today Show. And exactly one week after being fired, Keith Olbermann filed suit against his former employer Current TV and took to the Late Show to defend his case.
David Zurawik, media critic for The Baltimore Sun, Marisa Guthrie, senior reporter for The Hollywood Reporter, and Sharon Waxman, founder and editor of the TheWrap.com will join Howard Kurtz to discuss the latest in the media world.
In early March the NFL revealed that the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams had instituted a “bounty” on the heads of specific players of opposing teams. But the story became more TV-friendly when audio was published this Wednesday of a fiery speech by Williams to his team. It revealed him telling players “kill the head and the body will die” and naming specific players he wanted to “knock the **** out of.” And the latest fallout from the News of the World phone-hacking scandal has James Murdoch resigning as chairman of Sky News right before the company admitted to hacking emails for multiple stories. Howard Kurtz gives his two cents on the “bounty” scandal and repercussions for Sky News’ decision to stand by their actions as “editorially justified.”
Mitt Romney swept the primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington DC Tuesday night, but it was comments by his wife Ann that got a lot of attention. Meanwhile, the media seems to have made its decision that Romney will win the GOP nomination. Debra Saunders, columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle, Erin McPike, National Political Correspondent for RealClear Politics, and John Aravosis, founder of AmericaBlog.com, join Kurtz to discuss the coverage of the campaign as well as President Obama’s aggressive comments on the Supreme Court and the media’s reaction.
This Sunday at 11a.m. EST.