Guest host Patrick Gavin offers his take on several stories in the news which earned his thumbs up or thumbs down.
Shibley Telhami, Tara Sonenshine and Len Downie return to the table with guest host Frank Sesno to discuss the media coverage of Syria and the president’s struggle to gain the support of Congress.
Joanne Lipman looks back at week of presidential vacation coverage, with the help of CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian.
Guest host Frank Sesno speaks with Reid Cherlin about the pros and cons of the Washington ritual known as the White House press briefing.
Callie Crossley, Eric Deggans, Ron Brownstein and David Folkenflik look back at how the media handled Zimmerman verdict and the ensuing debate about race and the justice system.
Clarence Page, Clinton Yates and David Folkenflik discuss the media’s role in the national conversation on race.
The Guadian's Glenn Greenwald joins Howard Kurtz to discuss breaking the story on the Obama administration's massive phone surveillance program.
Ana Marie Cox, Ramesh Ponnuru and Charlie Savage join Howard Kurtz to examine the media coverage of another Obama administration bombshell: According to reports from The Washington Post and The Guardian, authorities have been tracking foreign targets through online giants like Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Micrsoft.