Sunday, November 23

CNN's Sara Sidner and a media lawyer explain what it's like to cover Ferguson; big-name anchors are secretly meeting with Darren Wilson; Bill Cosby pressures an AP reporter.

CNN's Sara Sidner and a media lawyer explain what it's like to cover Ferguson; big-name anchors are secretly meeting with Darren Wilson; Bill Cosby pressures an AP reporter.

November 16th, 2014
12:14 PM ET

Three to See: O'Reilly, Huckabee, Roker

Bill O'Reilly helps save his college paper; Fox News and Mike Huckabee might have to split up; and Al Roker sets a record.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
November 9th, 2014
04:26 PM ET

One-on-one with CBS CEO Les Moonves

Les Moonves is the media industry's biggest booster of traditional broadcast television - yet he's placing lots of bets on a digital future. Brian Stelter sat down with the CBS Corporation CEO in his boardroom for a wide-ranging conversation.

The audience is in charge, and "my job is to reach them wherever I can," Moonves said. Here's more:

The world is really very, very different. Look, we run a broadcast network. 75+ percent of our audience still watches the shows in their time period. In other words, they tune in 8:00 on Tuesday night to watch 'NCIS.' And 8:00 on Thursday to watch 'The Big Bang Theory.'

And that number will come down. It will come down. And for that 25 percent, you know, the great news is - you know, that number is going to continue to go up - we want to be available to reach people everywhere."


Filed under: Reliable Sources
November 9th, 2014
04:21 PM ET

Turning the tables on Jon Stewart

"The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart rarely grants interviews. But he recently spoke to CNN's Christiane Amanpour about his directorial debut, "Rosewater," and about his future.

With his "Daily Show" contract expiring next year, Stewart was candid about the fact that he's not sure what he will do next. But he's all but ruling out a serious news anchoring job. "That I don't believe is in danger of happening," he said. "I can pretty confidently state that I will not have my own 'room of situations.'"


Filed under: Reliable Sources
November 9th, 2014
04:15 PM ET

Woe is 'liberal TV?' What's behind MSNBC's ratings slide

What's behind MSNBC's recent ratings slide? And what's the future for truly "liberal TV?" Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather and former MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan weigh in.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
November 9th, 2014
03:33 PM ET

Brent Bozell's midterms post-mortem

Were the midterm results sweet revenge for liberal media bias? Conservative media watchdog Brent Bozell, the founder of the Media Research Center, says yes, and he lays out his case with Brian Stelter in the above video.

"Republicans, I think traditionally, have done a horrific job at telling their story, at talking to the press," Bozell said.

"I think there's this attitude among some that it's not worth it. There's some that believe that it's beneath them to do it. Some don't understand the importance of this."


Filed under: Reliable Sources
November 9th, 2014
03:08 PM ET

Reporter threatened by Rep. Michael Grimm reacts to re-election

Remember the time a Republican congressman, Michael Grimm of New York, threatened to break a reporter "in half" and throw him off a balcony in the Capitol? Grimm was reelected on Tuesday, despite the fact that he's under indictment for fraud charges.

So Brian Stelter wanted to hear more from the reporter - Michael Scotto of New York City's cable news channel NY1. Grimm's threat came last January after Scotto tried to ask him a question about the fraud allegations. Scotto says he would "definitely" ask Grimm the same question again.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
November 9th, 2014
02:58 PM ET

Three To See: Pippa, blizzard of Weather Channel misinformation, MTP milestone

What was that Weather Channel reporter doing in the snow? The answer, and two of the week's other media stories you've gotta see.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
November 2nd, 2014
04:14 PM ET

Weather Channel versus one of its co-founders on climate change

The Weather Channel is distancing itself from one of its co-founders who publicly disavows the dangers associated with man-made climate change. John Coleman, the co-founder, and David Kenny, the current CEO of The Weather Company, both spoke with Brian Stelter after Coleman published an open letter and appeared on a prime time Fox News program voicing his opinion.

Watch the video above. Coleman reiterated his belief that "there is no global warming" and harshly criticized the present-day Weather Channel's programming. Kenny affirmed the channel's belief in climate change - a belief backed up by the vast majority of scientists - saying, "Our position is really clear, it's scientifically based, and we've been unwavering on it for quite some time now."

Responding to a question about Coleman, he said "we're grateful that he got us started 32 years ago. But he hasn't been with us in 31 years. So he's not really speaking for The Weather Channel in any way today."

Read Stelter's full story at CNNMoney...


Filed under: Reliable Sources
November 2nd, 2014
04:07 PM ET

How political ads get inside your head

Fred Davis, a Republican media consultant, explains what makes political ads effective, and Dale Woods, the general manager of the Des Moines, Iowa NBC affiliate WHO, describes how the flood of ads both helps his station but hurts his local economy.


Filed under: Reliable Sources
November 2nd, 2014
04:05 PM ET

What if they held an election and nobody watched? Alan Simpson on low levels of midterm enthusiasm

With T-minus two days until the midterm elections, why is public interest - and media attention - lacking? Brian Stelter asks former senator Alan Simpson for his insight.

His short answer: "People are tired of the whole thing, just sick of it..."


Filed under: Reliable Sources
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