April 13 at 11am ET

Colbert to succeed Letterman on CBS; Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) on the Time Warner Cable/Comcast merger; A look at how Chinese media are covering the search for Flight MH370.
April 13th, 2014
01:38 PM ET

Money and power

Senator Al Franken discusses his opposition to the proposed merger between Comcast Time Warner and the influence that lobbyist money might have on the senators' scrutiny of the deal.


Filed under: Blog • Comcast • Time Warner Cable
April 13th, 2014
01:16 PM ET

Not everyone loves Stephen Colbert

As Stephen Colbert is announced as David Letterman's replacement, Michelle Fields and Keli Goff debate the reaction to the pick on the left and the right.


Filed under: Blog • CBS • Comedy • David Letterman • Stephen Colbert
April 13th, 2014
01:04 PM ET

The Chinese perspective on MH-370

CCTV America correspondent Jim Spellman tells Brian Stelter how the state-run Chinese network has been covering the story of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.


Filed under: Blog • Reliable Sources
April 13th, 2014
12:58 PM ET

Cavett on Colbert

Talk show legend Dick Cavett joins Brian Stelter to give his take on what the Comedy Central veteran will bring to The Late Show.


Filed under: Blog • CBS • Stephen Colbert
April 13th, 2014
12:58 PM ET

More controversy at MSNBC

After the DNC accuses MSNBC of a double standard regarding their anchors' political activities, Brian Stelter and Frank Sesno analyze the left-leaning network's policy.


Filed under: Blog • Ed Schultz • Joe Scarborough • MSNBC
April 6th, 2014
12:55 PM ET

The job every reporter hates

CNN's Carol Costello talks with Brian Stelter about the ethical and emotional challenges that come with covering victims of tragedy and their relatives. Costello recently wrote this op-ed for CNN.com: "How the media deals with victims."


Filed under: Blog
Amazon unveils streaming media device
April 2nd, 2014
11:40 AM ET

Amazon unveils streaming media device

By Brian Stelter, CNN Senior Media Correspondent

Amazon wants to be the brain inside your big-screen TV.

On Wednesday the company introduced a box called Amazon fireTV that enables television sets to access Internet programming, including streaming shows from its Amazon Prime subscription service.

With the device, Amazon joins competitors like Google, Apple, Microsoft and Roku that want to power consumers' TV-watching, replacing (or - more likely - supplementing) the set top boxes from cable and satellite companies that sit in most living rooms.

The device may help advance Amazon's streaming TV ambitions. The company has started to introduce original shows, like "Alpha House" and "Betas," and has spent handsome sums of money to secure exclusive rights to other shows, like past seasons of Fox's "24." But its streaming service is a fraction of the size of Netflix.

Read more of Brian's article here


Filed under: Amazon • Apple • Blog • Netflix • Reliable Sources
Michael Strahan on verge of joining 'Good Morning America'
April 2nd, 2014
10:22 AM ET

Michael Strahan on verge of joining 'Good Morning America'

By Brian Stelter, CNN Senior Media Correspondent

Michael Strahan is on the verge of joining the cast of ABC's "Good Morning America," people with knowledge of the network's plans say.

Strahan, the former New York Giants defensive end turned media star, won't be replacing any individual.

Instead, he'll be an addition to the top-rated show, popping up in various segments starting at 7 a.m. before shuttling one mile north to the talk show he already co-hosts at 9 a.m. with Kelly Ripa, "Live with Kelly and Michael." The ABC News executives who oversee "GMA" have been holding talks with Strahan for months.

Strahan's role could be announced later this week, the people said. They insisted on anonymity because the news had not been made public by ABC yet.

Read more of Brian's article here

 


Filed under: Blog • Good Morning America
March 16th, 2014
12:49 PM ET

The mystery of Malaysia Air 370

Former NBC News aviation correspondent Robert Hager, a veteran of many plane crash investigations, shares his thoughts on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

March 16th, 2014
12:48 PM ET

Malaysia Air 370: facts vs. speculation

After a week of coverage that relied heavily on speculation, Frank Sesno joins Brian Stelter to discuss whether news organizations have found the balance between a lack of facts and the demand for details in the missing plane story.

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