Sunday, November 23

CNN's Sara Sidner and a media lawyer explain what it's like to cover Ferguson; big-name anchors are secretly meeting with Darren Wilson; Bill Cosby pressures an AP reporter.

CNN's Sara Sidner and a media lawyer explain what it's like to cover Ferguson; big-name anchors are secretly meeting with Darren Wilson; Bill Cosby pressures an AP reporter.

October 25th, 2013
05:54 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

We’ve got a packed show this weekend with our guest host, John Avlon.

The government may be fully operational again, but the same cannot be said for healthcare.gov, the government’s health insurance enrollment website. Three weeks of errors, reset passwords and disconnections have resulted in congressional hearings and provided fodder for late night comedians’ monologues. We’ll discuss how the media has handled these technical difficulties with Rosie Gray of Buzzfeed, Mediaite’s Joe Concha and Jamelle Bouie of The Daily Beast. They’ll also look at the fallout from the unmasking and firing of Jofi Joseph, the White House national security official who had been anonymously tweeting both inside information and insulting comments about Obama administration officials.

As his book “The Outpost” is released in paperback, we’ll talk to CNN’s Jake Tapper about the diminishing media coverage of the war in Afghanistan. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik shares details from “Murdoch’s World,” his new book that pulls back the curtain on the media empire of News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch.

Finally, we’ll talk to legendary New York author and columnist Jimmy Breslin about his life and career.

Tune in this Sunday, 11am ET.


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  1. Audrey

    This is complete bullshit. They have been harping about this for days and telling everyone the web site doesn't work. Everyone I know has signed up, and they've all be very pleased with the results. I haven't signed up yet, I'm still looking around, but I plan to do it soon. Quit spreading propaganda for the Tea Party, you're starting to sound like FOX, everyone's changed the channel, we're sick of it this shit.

    October 28, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Reply
  2. Jeanne Eickhoff

    To answer the question of how the media can help the American consumer isn't a tough one, but will it happen? How feasible would it be for the three major cable news channels to collaboratively air a 2 hour special – to be aired on each channel, CNN, MSNBC & FOX – that outlined firstly the history of the Affordable Health Care Act, how it became law, and secondly what exactly it is?

    Providing a show such as this is in our nation's best interest as the health care law has broad sweeping ramifications for every citizen – yet most individuals have only a sliver of understanding of what it means. Developing a program with contributions from all three networks for a bias-weary citizens is our nation's best bet for learning what all of the hullabaloo is all about.

    CNN, take the lead; call your competitors and create a 2 hour meat-based program to replace the Blackfish slot. Explain the vision of the Affordable Care Act. Give us charts and graphs. Show us the numbers!! Who really did what, said what that really mattered? Tell us without rhetoric; give us both sides. Give us the facts. Give the American Public a chance to really decide for themselves!

    October 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Reply

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