By: CNN's Elizabeth Cherneff
This week, reports of a U.S. government program tracking the personal phone calls, emails and texts of millions of Americans once again reignited the debate on privacy, protecting Americans and where to draw the line. Sunday on Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz will talk to journalist Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian, who initially broke the news of the NSA’s phone surveillance program on Wednesday evening.
We will address this week’s coverage of the surveillance revelations with the National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru, The Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox and The New York Times’ Charlie Savage. Our panel will also discuss the week’s top political stories, including Susan Rice’s appointment as National Security Advisor and why President Obama’s latest staffing changes are getting reaction across the political spectrum.
Later in the show, Mediaite’s Joe Concha will join Howard to weigh in on MSNBC’s recent ratings dip, the challenges of covering politics in a non-election year, and what Roger Ailes is saying about how he’s characterized in a new book by Bloomberg columnist Jonathan Alter.
And finally, everyone’s got an opinion about the Netflix series revival of “Arrested Development” – but what does this trend of streaming episodes mean for non-network produced tv? We’ll talk to media critic Ken Tucker and columnist Ana Marie Cox about how this trend is changing the way we watch our favorite shows.
Tune in Sunday morning, 11am ET.
From Michele Bachmann to the latest IRS controversy, Howard Kurtz, Debra Saunders, Dana Milbank, and Lois Romano weigh in on the week’s top political stories.
The Justice Department went on the defensive this week after new information came out that seemed to contradict statements Attorney General Eric Holder made in his testimony on the Department’s seizure of reporter phone records. The controversy culminated late in the week with a series of meetings between Justice Department officials and news organizations. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, Debra Saunders of the San Francisco Chronicle, and Lois Romano of Politico will join Howard Kurtz to discuss the outcome.
Next, the panel returns with for a discussion on the media treatment of Rep. Michele Bachmann following her announcement that she will leave Congress after her current term ends.
Canadian news outlets are coming under fire over their reporting on a cell phone video that allegedly shows Toronto’s mayor, Rob Ford, smoking crack cocaine. John Stackhouse, Editor-In-Chief of Toronto’s largest newspaper, The Globe and Mail, stops by to break down the controversy.
Howard will sit down with former Chicago Sun-Times photojournalist John H. White to talk about the newspaper’s decision to lay off all of its full time photographers as it rethinks its multimedia strategy.
Finally, we’ll hear from Anthony De Rosa on his decision to leave his position as Social Media Editor for Thompson Reuters and join the startup news app “Circa.” Are apps like this the future of news?
Tune in Sunday morning, 11am ET.
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