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February 16th, 2014
12:50 PM ET

College football star reveals he’s gay

Publicist Howard Bragman and Daniel Flynn of Breitbart Sports discuss how the media has covered Michael Sam’s announcement.


Filed under: Blog • ESPN • GLAAD • NFL • Reliable Sources • Sports • Sports Illustrated
February 16th, 2014
12:49 PM ET

The monster Comcast deal

Brian Stelter and Free Press President and CEO Craig Aaron analyze Comcast’s proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable; will it benefit or hurt consumers?


Filed under: Blog • Comcast • Reliable Sources • Time Warner Cable
February 16th, 2014
12:48 PM ET

A peek behind the Hillary curtain

Journalist and Hillary Clinton biographer Carl Bernstein on newly discovered documents that provide fresh insight into the mind of the possible 2016 candidate.


Filed under: Blog • Carl Bernstein • Hillary Clinton • Reliable Sources
February 16th, 2014
12:48 PM ET

The media pack pursuing Christie

Radio host and new CNN Political Commentator Michael Smerconish discusses Chris Christie’s media mauling and how it has allowed Rand Paul to claim the 2016 spotlight.


Filed under: Blog • Chris Christie • Rand Paul • Reliable Sources
February 16th, 2014
12:46 PM ET

Undercovered: The West Virginia water crisis

Local reporter Kallie Cart helps Brian Stelter shed light on a story that has received scant national media attention in recent weeks: the aftermath of a major chemical spill in West Virginia.


Filed under: Blog • Reliable Sources • Undercovered
February 16th, 2014
09:29 AM ET

The rundown for this Sunday's show

Don't miss "Reliable Sources" this Sunday at 11 a.m. Eastern. Here's a look at the rundown:

  • NFL prospect Michael Sam identified as gay in a well-orchestrated press roll-out this week. On-the-record sources are saying one thing about Sam's chances in the NFL draft; anonymous sources are saying another.
    Guest: Howard Bragman, founder, Fifteen Minutes PR; he coordinated Sam's announcement, as detailed in this Outsports article
    Guest: Daniel Flynn, editor, Breitbart Sports, who wrote this column about "conflicting public, private reactions to gay player"
  • Comcast's takeover of Time Warner Cable: why some groups are already opposing the proposed merger.
    Guest: Craig Aaron, CEO, Free Press
  • What are journalists learning from a trove of newly discovered documents about Hillary Clinton at the University of Arkansas?
    Guest: Carl Bernstein, investigative journalist, CNN contributor and author of the Clinton biography "A Woman In Charge"
  • While Chris Christie continues to be dogged by the lane closure scandal, reporters continue to dig up new stories and reevaluate old ones for signs of how the governor runs the state...
    Guest: Michael Smerconish, CNN commentator; radio host, “The Michael Smerconish Program” for SiriusXM radio
  • Shouldn't the contaminated water crisis in West Virginia be getting more coverage from the national media?
    Guest: Kallie Cart, anchor, WCHS-WVAH TV

  • Filed under: Reliable Sources