By Pallavi Reddy, CNN
A boring political day on Tuesday became exciting around the media world when President Obama landed in Afghanistan’s Bagram Air Force Base on the first anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden. Republicans criticized the trip as an act of "spiking the football" and politicizing the occasion with a campaign ad aimed at presumptive presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Democrats, on the other hand, heralded it as a great way to reach out to the troops on a historic occasion by the commander-in-chief. Jonah Goldberg, author of "Liberal Fascists," Dana Milbank, Washington Post columnist, and Chrystia Freeland, editor of Thomson Reuters Digital, will join the discussion about the coverage of the trip as well as other political headlines of the week.
Talk about a blast from the past! This week a new book about the longtime Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee reveals his doubts about the details of how Bob Woodward reported on the Watergate scandal. The interview was not released after it was first conducted over 20 years ago. Also, former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather has been making his rounds on the media circuit to promote his new book, and along the way continues to defend the story that ended his tenure at CBS News. University of Maryland journalism professor Mark Feldstein and former NBC News senior correspondent Fred Francis will discuss the relevance of these stories now, years after the fact.
In Britain, a parliamentary committee released a report after months of investigating phone hacking by tabloids. In the document, the committee found Rupert Murdoch, the chief executive of News Corporation, “not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company.” Columbia Journalism School’s Emily Bell will join us to talk about Murdoch’s testimony and what’s next for his media empire.
This Sunday 11 a.m. ET on CNN.