Sunday, September 13

Christine Brennan & Gary Belsky on if the NFL is getting a free pass from journalist, Rep. Barbara Lee on the anti-war voices in the media, Tim Arango discusses how to find the truth about ISIS.

Christine Brennan & Gary Belsky on if the NFL is getting a free pass from journalist, Rep. Barbara Lee on the anti-war voices in the media, Tim Arango discusses how to find the truth about ISIS.

February 2nd, 2014
02:01 PM ET

Dylan Farrow tells story of abuse

ABC News' Dan Abrams joins Brian Stelter to talk about Dylan Farrow's open letter about Woody Allen's alleged abuse. They also discussed the media's coverage of the re-convicted Amanda Knox and how some news outlets are portraying her as a vixen, while others present her as a victim of injustice.


Filed under: Amanda Knox • Dylan Farrow • International • Media • Media Criticism • Woody Allen
December 29th, 2013
12:48 PM ET

Media year in review: Privacy

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.


Filed under: Edward Snowden • International • National Security • NSA • Snowden
March 15th, 2013
08:08 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

For a show that considers itself a family, NBC's “Today” has been ripped apart in the media for its poor handling of Ann Curry's departure. Many have blamed current co-host Matt Lauer, who remarkably kept silent through the entire ordeal... until now. Lauer broke his silence earlier this week during an interview with Howard Kurtz, where he shared his feelings on the matter. Lauren Ashburn, Editor-in-chief of Daily-Download.com, and Adam Buckman, TV columnist for Xfinity, join Howie to discuss.

Following weeks of media speculation and hours of pundits predicting who would fill Pope Benedict's famous red shoes, millions of viewers watched as Vatican City announced the arrival of Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina. But before it was announced, TV anchors couldn't decide if the smoke was black or white (the latter signalling the Conclave's approval of a new pope). Howie invites New York Times religion correspondent Laurie Goodstein and The Washington Post's Sally Quinn to the table, where they'll assess the media's coverage of the pope.

CNN’s Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper also swings by the studio to chat with Howie about continuing tensions between the White House and reporters, as well as his new show, The Lead, which debuts Monday, March 18.

It's been 10 years since American troops entered Iraq, and ultimately 10 years of non-stop war coverage... but what lessons have we learned? The Washington Post's senior correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Time magazine's Mark Thompson will share their experiences covering the war and debate the media's shortcomings with Howie and former NBC News Senior Correspondent Fred Francis.

Tune in this Sunday, 11 E.T.

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Filed under: International • Iraq • Media • Media Criticism • Pope Francis • Reliable Sources • Sneak Peek • The Lede
February 17th, 2013
01:49 PM ET

Finding bin Laden's killer

Phil Bronstein joins Howard Kurtz to discuss the author's recent Esquire article about Osama bin Laden's shooter.


Filed under: 9/11 • Barack Obama • Esquire • International • Osama bin Laden • Reliable Sources • Terrorism • The Shooter • Zero Dark Thirty
January 13th, 2013
01:14 PM ET

Censorship clash in China

Rebecca MacKinnon and Howard Kurtz on this week’s strike by Chinese journalists; could it lead to greater press freedom?

 


Filed under: Blog • Censorship • China • International • Media • Media Criticism • Reliable Sources
January 13th, 2013
01:13 PM ET

My Two Cents: The shame of the BBC

Howard Kurtz gives his thoughts on the disturbing findings of an investigation into former BBC presenter Jimmy Savile’s acts of sexual abuse and the BBC’s inability to prevent them.

 


Filed under: BBC • Blog • International • Jimmy Savile • My Two Cents • Reliable Sources
January 9th, 2013
03:00 PM ET

From the desk of Howard Kurtz: Why Al Gore's Al Jazeera deal doesn't seem right

Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" and is Newsweek's Washington bureau chief. He is also a contributor to the website Daily Download.

(CNN) - So Al Gore starts a liberal cable network, which turns into a complete and utter flop, then sells it to a Middle East potentate in a deal that will bring him an estimated $70 million.

Is America a great country or what?

There is something highly unusual - OK, just plain weird - about a former vice president of the United States doing this deal with the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani.

Al Jazeera, owned by said emir's government, is trying to buy its way into the American television market by purchasing Current TV for a half billion dollars. The only thing stranger would be if Gore had sold Current to Glenn Beck - oh wait, Beck did try to buy it and was told no way within 15 minutes.

Continue reading Howie's two cents here.

December 23rd, 2012
12:46 PM ET

'Zero' film: fact or fiction?

Peter Bergen, David Edelstein and Howard Kurtz critique the new film on the mission that killed Osama bin Laden and its controversial portrayal of torture.


Filed under: Blog • International • Media • Reliable Sources • Terrorism • Zero Dark Thirty
December 23rd, 2012
12:46 PM ET

Richard Engel's close call

 

Howard Kurtz on the NBC correspondent’s lucky escape from his captors after being taken hostage in Syria.


Filed under: Blog • International • NBC • Reliable Sources • Terrorism
December 2nd, 2012
12:51 PM ET

Report Rips Murdoch Papers

Emily Bell and Howard Kurtz dissect the findings of the British public inquiry into phone hacking by newspaper journalists.


Filed under: International • Newspapers • Rupert Murdoch • Tabloids • United Kingdom
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