Sunday, October 26

Is cable news overreacting to an Ebola diagnosis in New York? Jay Carney on Obama's relationship with the press; Donna Rice Hughes on Monica Lewinsky's comeback.

Is cable news overreacting to an Ebola diagnosis in New York? Jay Carney on Obama's relationship with the press; Donna Rice Hughes on Monica Lewinsky's comeback.

February 24th, 2013
12:26 PM ET

Newest Oscars Star: D.C.

Just hours before the Oscars, Ann Hornaday and Howard Kurtz look at how this year’s crop of contenders have a notably political flavor.

 


Filed under: Argo • Foreign Affairs • Hollywood • Iran • Lincoln • Media • Politics • Reliable Sources • Terrorism • The Oscars • Zero Dark Thirty
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
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 21st, 2012
04:46 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Becky Perlow, CNN 

It's hard to believe it's only been a week since a 20-year-old gunman broke into a Newtown, Conn. school and murdered 20 children. Following a press conference on Wednesday where President Obama promised to look more closely at the country's current gun laws, the National Rifle Association announced Friday morning that the only way to protect children in schools is to have guns in schools. CNN's Tom Foreman, one of the reporters who attended the NRA's announcement, joins PBS NewsHour's former media correspondent Terence Smith in our studio to discuss the ramifications of such an announcement.

The non-stop news flooding out of Newtown has also raised questions about journalistic ethics for many reporters covering the massacre. Joe Scarborough, both a father and a strong advocate for the 2nd amendment, announced on Monday that he's rethinking his view on gun control... but should he have included his personal views in the discussion? Former correspondent for NBC News Fred Francis, Editor-in-chief of Daily-Download.com Lauren Ashburn and George Washington University's Professor of Media and Public Affairs Steve Roberts join us to discuss our responsibility as journalists: Is it to push the gun control issue? Or is it our job to cover the controversial topic objectively, like we are trained and expected to do? They'll also weigh in on the public relation nightmares of the year, from etch-a-sketch shake-ups to private sectors that were apparently not doing so fine.

Everyone loves a good action flick, but one in particular hits close to home for many Americans this holiday season. Zero Dark Thirty, from director Kathryn Bigelow who gave us The Hurt Locker, has already garnered mass media attention for its portrayal of the hunt for the most wanted man in the world, Osama bin Laden. CNN's National Security analyst and author of Manhunt: The Ten Year Searcg for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad Peter Bergen and New York magazine's film critic David Edelstein trade talking points about whether art imitates life.

This Sunday, 11am EST.

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Filed under: Blog • Media Criticism • Newtown • NRA • Politics • Reliable Sources • Sandy Hook • Sneak Peek • Terrorism • Zero Dark Thirty