April 20 at 11am ET

Sharyl Attkisson explains her resignation; Glenn Greenwald's first interview since Pulitzer announcement; Aereo’s CEO Chet Kanojia previews Supreme Court case.
April 6th, 2014
10:15 AM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

Good morning! Today on "Reliable Sources," we'll have an update on the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, then turn to the biggest media stories of the week.

I feel like I spent all week covering the revolving door of television, between Josh Elliott's defection from ABC to NBC and David Letterman's retirement announcement. So on today's show, Deborah Norville, the host of "Inside Edition," will join me to talk about both. (Here's a preview.)

I'll also bring in two CNN political analysts, Ben Ferguson and Marc Lamont Hill, to assess this week's Red News, Blue News: the Obamacare enrollment deadline.

And I'll speak with CNN's Carol Costello, who wrote this thought-provoking op-ed about how the media treats people when tragedy strikes.

At the end of today's program, I'll introduce a new segment, Show Me A Story, featuring some of the most striking news photographs of the week. Let me know what you think of it.

By the way, we've had to hold a couple of other segments we prepared - one with Maggie Haberman, another with Miles O'Brien - due to time constraints, so we'll share those on CNN.com. We'll post the links here later today.

See you at 11 a.m. Eastern time!


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April 5th, 2014
06:21 PM ET

Preview: Deborah Norville on Letterman's retirement news

Here's a preview of Brian Stelter's interview with Deborah Norville, the host of the syndicated newsmagazine "Inside Edition," about big changes in morning and late-night TV. In the video clip, Norville reacts to David Letterman's retirement announcement.

"Lord knows, he deserves it," she says. "I don't know if he'll be off television forever. I can see him doing some kind of quirky something when he wants to, as he wants to. I'm sure a lot of other TV entities would be thrilled to bring him into the fold. It will be Dave's choice to make."

Watch the full interview Sunday at 11 a.m. Eastern time on CNN.

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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

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March 30th, 2014
01:19 PM ET

Grading media coverage of Obamacare

The White House hit a milestone recently after reaching its goal to enroll 6 million people for health insurance - but how have journalists covered the highs and lows of the Obamacare rollout? Health care policy and political reporters Elise Viebeck and Sarah Kliff join us on "Reliable Sources" to discuss.

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March 30th, 2014
01:09 PM ET

Bloomberg editor quits after story spiked

Video from Sunday's "Reliable Sources:" Ex-Bloomberg editor Ben Richardson tells Brian Stelter why he decided to leave the company in response to the spiking of a story about hidden financial ties between the families of Chinese officials and a wealthy businessman. A spokesman for Bloomberg declined to comment on the story or on Richardson's resignation.

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March 30th, 2014
12:00 PM ET

Web Exclusive: extended interview with former Bloomberg editor Ben Richardson

In this extended "Reliable Sources" interview, Ben Richardson talks to Brian Stelter about the broader journalistic challenges of covering China.

Richardson, a longtime editor at Bloomberg News, recently resigned over what he called the "mishandling" of an investigative story about hidden financial ties between the families of Chinese officials and a wealthy businessman. A spokesman for Bloomberg declined to comment on the story or on Richardson's resignation.

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March 30th, 2014
10:20 AM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

Good morning! With Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 still the top story on CNN and elsewhere, what lessons have we learned about the media in these last three weeks of missing plane coverage? And what lessons have news organizations learned? I'll ask two guests at the very top of this week's "Reliable Sources:" James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, and Andrew Beaujon, a media reporter and blogger at Poynter.

I'll also ask Alan Murray, the president of the Pew Research Center, about this Pew survey that showed about 60 percent of people feel news organizations are providing the proper amount of plane coverage - or not enough. About 33 percent said there's been too much coverage. Murray will also discuss the findings from this year's State of the News Media report by Pew.

I've also invited an expert in crisis communications and reputation management, Carreen Winters, to discuss Malaysia Airlines' P.R. missteps in the days and weeks since Flight 370 disappeared. Winters is an executive vice president at MWW Group.

And: this week Ben Richardson became the latest person to leave Bloomberg News in response to the spiking of an investigative story about China. He'll join me from Hong Kong to describe what happened. (Bloomberg has declined to comment on the matter.)

Turning to the week's big political news, I'll ask two of Washington's best health care policy and politics reporters about how the media approaches the Obama administration's health care overhaul, two days before the open enrollment deadline. Elise Viebeck, staff writer at The Hill, and Sarah Kliff, formerly of The Washington Post's Wonkblog and now a senior editor at Vox Media, will both be here in-studio.

Tune in at 11 a.m. Eastern!


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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.

March 16th, 2014
12:48 PM ET

Why so many watch plane coverage

Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz gives Brian Stelter her take on why viewers have been so captivated by the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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