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October 4th, 2013
05:44 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Charmaine Crutchfield, CNN

This Sunday, Frank Sesno, CNN veteran and director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University, will return as our guest host on ‘Reliable Sources.’

We’ll discuss how the news media is covering Obamacare debates and the government shutdown with CNN commentator and NY1’s ‘Road to City Hall’ host Errol Louis, Washington Bureau Chief and Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Lynn Sweet, and former Huffington Post Washington correspondent/ Center for Accountability Journalism founder Dan Froomkin.

Next, we will sit down with host Michael Smerconish of ‘The Michael Smerconish Program’ on SirusXM Radio- we’ll get his thoughts on what it takes for a host to prepare for guests who come armed with talking points in the midst of partisan battles happening now in Washington.

Later in the show, we’ll visit Frank Sesno’s journalism class at the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs for an eye-opening discussion on how the next generation of journalists retrieve their news and what they think about the coverage of the government shutdown.

Lastly, we will chat with award-winning filmmaker and director Eva Orner to discuss her new film “The Network,” which explores the development of Afghanistan’s most popular TV network in the years after the Taliban was overthrown.

Tune in Sunday at 11a ET.

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  1. Christi Fye

    I love CNN and the media, for the most part. Especially, CNN. I am a great fan. However, through this debacle in congress, it seems that there are no journalists who hold these politicians to a high standard of journalism. For example, you can't seem to get a straight or definitive response from any teaparty member and only a few sane republicans. The teaparty has used, as part of their stragedy, a simple repeating of their script, over and over again. A question will be asked and the politician will completely ignore it and use the response time to repeat over and over again their common rant. Anderson Cooper complained that it was frustrating not to receive a straight answer from these guys. Well, hold their feet to the fire. They all follow the same script. Insist that they answer the question. And keep asking it. And if they continue to refuse to give you an answer, simply say that since you havev't answsered the question, I assume that you agree that the teaparty has agreed to bring the government down. You are too easy on all of the politicians. Make them answer you. They need to learn to respect the media and journalists. Please the american people need you to expose them. We can't do it. Thanks you guys. Love you.

    October 6, 2013 at 11:58 am | Reply

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