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New York Times' media reporter Brian Stelter returns to host our show this week and he's brought with him a slew of great media topics to discuss. Since Sunday's still a few days away, though, here's a sneak peek to whet your appetite.
CNN's Frederik Pleitgen will be kicking off our show in Beirut with an update on the situation in Syria. Jumping back across the ocean to Washington D.C., our show will turn to the media's coverage of the Syrian civil war. The Huffington Post's Michael Calderone, The Daily Caller's Matt Lewis and Al Monitor's Foreign Policy Reporter Laura Rozen join Stelter in the studio to discuss how the media's coverage of the Iraq War might be shaping the coverage of the Syrian war, and ultimately, America's opinion of the war-ravaged region.
Then, The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald joins the show for an update on the NSA leak story and why it has become the story of the summer.
Keith Olbermann, formely of ESPN, MSNBC and Current TV, returned to ESPN this week with a new show. Deadspin's Tim Burke will weigh in on the anchor's 16-year hiatus from his first debut on the sports network, how Olbermann has changed and what he has planned for his new late-night show.
Finally, BuzzFeed's Whitney Jefferson swings by to assess the media circus surrounding Miley Cyrus' recent VMA performance.
Tune in Sunday morning at 11am ET.
The "Bag Men" sue The New York Post, the Koch brothers consider buying a newspaper, Keith Olbermann lands a new gig and two television news personalities lose their cool on air.
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) - Keith Olbermann - formerly of MSNBC, formerly of Current TV, formerly of Fox, formerly of ESPN - wants back in the game.
More to the point, he wants to return to his sports roots by reuniting with ESPN.
Now it would be easy to torpedo that idea by noting that Olbermann has burned bridges everywhere he has worked and could inflame things back at ESPN.
But I won't. Instead, I'm going to lead a chant: Let's Go Keith!!
Read more about Howie's two cents here.
David Zurawik, Marisa Guthrie and Sharon Waxman join Howard Kurtz to discuss Keith Olbermann's suit against ex-employer Current TV.
Michael Medved and Ana Marie Cox join Howard Kurtz to discuss Keith Olbermann's dismissal from Current TV.
Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz discuss MSNBC's Iowa coverage, Keith Olbermann's latest feud and a study that finds good-looking lawmakers get more TV airtime.
Former CNN executive David Borhman talks to Howard Kurtz about his new job as president of Current TV.
Our media panel talk to Howard Kurtz about whether Keith Olbermann's move to Current TV will be successful.