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Is the media scaring us to death over Ebola? Former CNN president Jon Klein on Nielsen's TV ratings glitch; James Risen on how the crackdown on whistleblowers affects reporting.

April 19th, 2014
02:45 PM ET

Preview: Exclusive Interview with Glenn Greenwald

Above, Brian Stelter talks with Glenn Greenwald in his first interview since The Guardian and The Washington Post received the Pulitzer Prize for public service. Greenwald was a member of the Guardian team that reported on NSA mass surveillance programs using documents leaked by Edward Snowden last year.

 
Watch the full interview on Sunday, April 20th at 11am ET.

Read Brian's article to learn more about the other recipients of the Pulitzer prize for public service here.


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  1. Hayden

    All the sour grapes on display against Greenwald show why this was such an important Pulitzer. There is far too much distance between the important truths that Greenwald, Poitras, et. al. have been reporting, and the perception that many people have about it thanks to months of relentless character assassination and yellow journalism by faux-patriot, establishment-gladhanding partisan pundits and their Washington, DC allies.

    April 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm | Reply
  2. ambzone

    How first-world citizens of nominally democratic countries can begrudge Greenwald and co. his moment of recognition for having made them aware of government lying and civil rights abuse is simply beyond me. It's in fact so beyond me that I can't help but suspect those commenters, especially those voicing the same few criticisms over and over again, of being the product of disinformation campaigns as advertised in the leaked documents.

    April 20, 2014 at 9:07 pm | Reply
  3. Al Dorman

    Greenwald is a hero and only disgraceful people criticize Snowden.

    April 20, 2014 at 5:04 pm | Reply
  4. Greg Gilbert

    Greenwald's enthusiasm for Edward Snowden is a little troubling. While there certainly is a need for whistle blowers, this does not automatically confer saintly status. That the government uses phone records is nothing new, as any watcher of real crime stories knows full well. What public benefit was derived by Snowden's revelations that our government has hacked the cell phones of some of our international allies? This is certainly not a civil rights issue. The balance between national security and privacy is a difficult issue, but we certainly don't want to become the only major industrialized nation to voluntarily blind itself.

    In the meantime, Snowden hides in Moscow, long known for it's just and open government.

    April 20, 2014 at 1:04 pm | Reply
    • Isaiah Earhart

      The NSA's complete evisceration of the Fourth Amendment and Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution is very much a civil rights issue, as you well know.

      Snowden is in Russia because the draconian and secret US government revoked his passport and has threatened other countries from granting him asylum. But you know all of that too.

      The fact that my taxpayer dollars go to secret government agencies for the purpose of spying on myself makes me angry. The fact that my taxpayer dollars go to people like you for the purpose of spreading nonsense and misinformation is proof that these agencies are compulsive liars and should be de-funded.

      April 20, 2014 at 5:22 pm | Reply
  5. Mike

    The interview with GREENWALD was very pro-GREENWALD, not objective. For example, David Gregory's question to GREENWALD was cut in such a way as to eliminate Gregory's set up, which made it clear that Gregory was relaying a question that others were asking. Reliable sources? This was a fawning and unreliable interview.

    April 20, 2014 at 11:40 am | Reply

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