Happy Father's Day! Here's what we have in store on "Reliable Sources" this morning:
First, a postmortem on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning defeat. Why didn't the political press see it coming? Roll Call editor in chief Christina Bellantoni will share her story about ripping up the newspaper's front page on Tuesday night... Politico congressional reporter Jake Sherman will tell me what it was like at Cantor's election night event... and New York Times editor David Leonhardt will talk about what lessons the press can take away from this surprise.
·· Before the broadcast, check out what Leonhardt told The Times' public editor, and read Sherman's April 27 story about the Virginia primary
We have two segments planned about the crisis in Iraq and Syria, honing in on journalistic questions. Famed war correspondent John F. Burns will join me, and so will David Clinch, the executive editor of Storyful, a company that sorts through images and videos from conflict zones like Iraq. Sometimes Storyful verifies images as real, other times it debunks them - Clinch will show how.
·· Before the broadcast, learn more about Storyful here
Later in the show, we'll discuss whether there is a connection between extreme rhetoric and extreme behavior, like last weekend's widely-covered shooting in Las Vegas. "Jerad Miller's anti-government frenzy was whipped up by the extreme right-wing echo chamber," The Daily Beast editor-in-chief and CNN political analyst John Avlon wrote in a Beast column. I'll ask him about that, and this new Pew study about political polarization.
·· Before the broadcast, read Avlon's column, titled "Hatriot Politics Created the Las Vegas Killers"
We'll also take a close look at Hillary Clinton's book tour with two media reporters, Dylan Byers of Politico and Erik Wemple of The Washington Post. While every other program focuses on Clinton's answers, we'll focus on the questions asked by interviewers. We've set up the studio like a living room so we can watch the questions and discuss the interview techniques on display.
·· Before the broadcast, check out what Byers and Wemple wrote about the Clinton interviews, and Byers' story about Chelsea Clinton's salary at NBC
At the end of the hour, I'll tell you what I think about the George H.W. Bush documentary that is premiering on CNN tonight. The documentary was financed by Bush's presidential library, but the producers say the library had no editorial control over its content.
Tune in at 11 a.m. Eastern time!