Tune in to "Reliable Sources" this Sunday at 11 a.m. Eastern! Here's a preview from the program's host Brian Stelter:
By now, you've probably seen this viral video of the MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell interrupting former Congresswoman Jane Harman to cover Justin Bieber's arraignment on Thursday:
It's a starting point for our conversation about the media's saturation coverage of Bieber's legal troubles. I spoke with Mitchell last night, and I'll share how she felt about having to cut off Harman. I'll be joined by BuzzFeed's Dorsey Shaw and Time magazine's James Poniewozik.
There are at least a dozen other media stories I'd like to cover on the show this morning, so I'm trying out a new feature — "The B List" — that will include a bunch of them. The producers have come up with some great graphics to accompany it, so let us know if you'd like to see the feature on a regular basis.
I'm devoting a whole segment to "Dr. V's Magical Putter," a story on ESPN.com's Grantland about the mysterious inventor of a new putter that prompted a public apology from Grantland editor in chief Bill Simmons. The subject of the story was a transgender woman who committed suicide during the reporting process. ESPN.com's Christina Kahrl, who wrote this essay titled "What Grantland Got Wrong," will join me, along with Tiq Milan, a senior media strategist for GLAAD, the prominent gay media advocacy group.
I'm also interested in following up on the recent essays about the harassment that female writers face on the Internet. At the beginning of the month Amanda Hess started the conversation with this piece, titled "Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet," and Amy Wallace followed up last weekend with an op-ed titled "Life as a Female Journalist: Hot or Not?" Hess and Wallace will both join me live.
Toward the end of the hour, I have a very special guest: Robert Redford. I taped an interview with him at the Sundance Film Festival last week, and I think people will be very interested in what he says about the festival, his assessment of President Obama, and the media's track record covering climate change.
Last but not least, I'll show you a demo of a new technology developed by Comcast to connect Twitter with the big-screen TV. (This was originally going to be broadcast last month, but we had to postpone it.)
See you at 11 a.m.!