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By Brian Stelter, CNN
Will there be dueling films on Edward Snowden and his leaks about NSA mass surveillance?
It's very possible, now that Oliver Stone has announced that he is writing a Snowden screenplay based on the book "The Snowden Files," published earlier this year by the Guardian reporter Luke Harding.
Stone and his producing partner Moritz Borman announced their plans - and said Borman is "fast-tracking" the project - in a press release on Monday.
The announcement comes on the heels of Sony Pictures Entertainment's acquisition of the rights to another book about the leaks: Glenn Greenwald's "No Place to Hide." Two well-known producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, are attached to that project.
Following Edward Snowden's first American television interview, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg gives his take on how Snowden has been characterized by liberal and conservative media.
By Brian Stelter, CNN
When Edward Snowden was identified as the source who leaked top-secret NSA documents last spring, reporters and television anchors immediately began jockeying to interview him.
How long, they wondered, might he wait to have his first sit-down television interview, to speak out about why he did what he did? One month? Two?
Snowden actually waited one whole year, for reasons that have a lot to do with how the news media works.
Ben Wizner, the ACLU attorney who has been Snowden's legal adviser and liaison with the press, called the wait part of a "very very deliberate strategy all along" to make mass surveillance the story, not the man.
"Waiting a year meant that there was so much to ask him about other than himself," Wizner said.
Back in the United States and now a Pulitzer Prize winner for his reporting on Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald joins Brian Stelter for an exclusive interview.
Glenn Greenwald suggests new NSA surveillance details could be released as his new media venture launches. He also responds to comments made this week on Capitol Hill that journalists like himself could be criminal accessories for handling leaked documents.
Rosie Gray, Christina Warren, Hunter Walker and Brian Stelter look back at the year’s biggest media story: the national security leaks by former NSA employee Edward Snowden.
After a busy year in news, it was anybody's guess who TIME magazine would name "Person of the Year." But when TIME gave Pope Francis its annual award, critics cried foul and questioned its choice. Watch CNN Senior Media Correspondent Brian Stelter, Father Edward Beck and Joe Concha discuss TIME's "Person of the Year," as well as who else could (or should) have been picked.
Former NSA official Thomas Drake tells guest host David Folkenflik about his recent Moscow meeting with Edward Snowden and his own experience being prosecuted as a whistleblower.
Joel Brenner, Lucy Dalglish and David Folkenflik discuss finding the right balance between having a free press and protecting national security.
Guest host Frank Sesno remarks on what makes a reliable source… and what doesn’t. (Teaser: Who knew a sex tape could teach you something outside the realm of sex?)