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By Cassie Spodak, CNN
Two weeks ago the whole country watched in horror as news of one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history played out across TV screens and news feeds. This week, media outlets may have started to turn their attention away from Newtown, CT. However, the debate over gun control has taken hold – from NBC’s David Gregory holding up a 30 round magazine on “Meet the Press” last Sunday, to a petition on WhiteHouse.gov to deport CNN’s Piers Morgan for “attacking the 2nd Amendment.”
Lynn Sweet, of The Chicago Sun-Times, and Erik Wemple of The Washington Post discuss how media have covered the debate over gun control and the line between advocacy and journalism.
LynnSweet will also join Bob Cusack of The Hill to discuss coverage of negotiations between Congress and the White House as we near the deadline for the fiscal cliff.
Former correspondent for NBC News Fred Francis, Editor-in-chief of Daily-Download.com Lauren Ashburn and George Washington University's Professor of Media and Public Affairs Steve Roberts take a look at the biggest media stories of 2012 – from Trayvon Martin, to the Petraeus scandal, to the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare.
Politico’s Jonathan Martin and Glenn Thrush discuss their e-book “End of the Line: Romney vs. Obama: The 24 Days that Decided the Election” and give a behind the scenes look at the latest campaign cycle.
Reliable Sources also has a special look back at our best interviews of 2012 – from Bob Woodward on the back room deals during the debt ceiling talks of 2011, to how Darrell Hammond nailed his Al Gore impression for Saturday Night Live.
This Sunday at 11am ET.