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August 10th, 2012
12:38 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Pallavi Reddy, CNN

Howard’s in Los Angeles! And now the burning question in Washington this week has been answered: Mitt Romney picks Paul Ryan as his running mate.  Was the media "veepstakes" coverage too much?  From predictions to post-announcement analysis, has the speculation gotten out of control? We’ll have Current TV’s Stephanie Miller, Republican strategist Dan Schnur, and Los Angeles Times reporter Robin Abcarian along with Ben Smith from BuzzFeed and Terence Smith, formerly of the PBS NewsHour, to talk veepstakes and what comes next.

This year’s Summer Olympic Games have been heralded as the “Games of Girls” with more female athletes than ever before. But some like American hurdler Lolo Jones and gymnast Gabby Douglas have been under the media spotlight more than others. Jones, like some other women in the Olympics, has been painted as sex symbol and was recently the subject of a critical story in the New York Times, to which she blamed the media for not doing their research. Was the story unfair? And have the media portrayed the female athletes as sex symbols? We’ll talk to USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan.

This Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on CNN.

**This has been updated since it was first published.

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August 5th, 2012
12:24 PM ET

Media Monitor (Aug. 5)

A rare White House apology, a CNN reporter gets results, and how many ways can you screw up an obituary?

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August 5th, 2012
12:17 PM ET

A Conversation with Bill Keller

Howard Kurtz talks to New York Times columnist and former Executive Editor Bill Keller about the media today.

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August 5th, 2012
11:22 AM ET

#NBCFail?

Howard Kurtz talks to Jeff Jarvis about the hashtag he uses and the criticism he's had of the Games.

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August 5th, 2012
11:20 AM ET

NBC'S Olympic belly-flop

Howard Kurtz talks about Twitter's relationship with NBC and the complications it brings.

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August 5th, 2012
11:17 AM ET

Exposing a Journalistic Liar

Howard Kurtz talks to Michael Moynihan about his piece in Tablet, which unearths Jonah Lehrer's lies.

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August 5th, 2012
11:12 AM ET

Media clashing with Mitt

Debra Saunders, Bill Press, and Michael Shear address the recent battle between the press and Romney on his overseas trip.

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July 6th, 2012
03:23 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Pallavi Reddy, CNN

It’s been a rough vacation week for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. While with his family in New Hampshire, he’s been facing tough criticism in the Twitter world from News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, the editorial board of the Murdoch-owned “Wall Street Journal,” and conservative columnist Bill Kristol. Julie Mason, host of Sirius XM’s show “The Press Pool” and New York Times Magazine’s chief political correspondent Matt Bai will be on to discuss the right-wing revolt. Bai will also talk about his unusual political media diet.

This week Anderson Cooper publicly acknowledged that he is gay for the first time in an email to the Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan—not on his CNN show or his daytime talk show “Anderson.” Blog posts, tweets, and articles were written, but what makes this everyone’s business? TV Newser columnist Gail Shister, Huffington Post Gay Voices Editor-at-Large Michelangelo Signorile, and the Tampa Bay Times TV critic Eric Deggans weigh in on the media coverage after Cooper came out.

We’ve been updating you on the Politico White House correspondent Joe Williams after he was suspended for making controversial comments about Mitt Romney. This week, Williams has parted ways with Politico. We’ll talk to him about his side of the story.

And we’ll have David Maraniss on to talk about how he reported on President Obama’s early years in Kenya and Indonesia for his new book, Barack Obama: The Story.

This Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on CNN.

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June 15th, 2012
03:49 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Pallavi Reddy, CNN

On Friday President Obama announced his new immigration policy, which allows many younger illegal immigrants to stay in the country. Immediately all the cable news channels took to the airwaves with various angles to the story in anticipation of his speech. Conservatives voiced their disapproval, while liberals supported the president’s new stance. Howard Kurtz will talk to Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist the founder of Define American, who revealed last year that he is an illegal immigrant. We’ll also have Current TV’s Cenk Uygur and the Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis to talk about the coverage of the president’s new policy as well as the war of words over Eric Holder’s grilling by Senate Republicans over “Operation Fast and Furious.”

Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the Watergate story being broken by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. But could this type of investigative reporting happen today? We’ll ask the Washington Post’s vice president-at-large Len Downie, the executive chair of the Center for Investigative Reporting Phil Bronstein, and former Los Angeles Times media reporter Jane Hall.

For years, Michael Ware was the face and voice of CNN, reporting from any war zone around the world. Howard Kurtz will talk to him about what it’s like to come home after chronicling all these conflicts.

This Sunday at 11 a.m. ET on CNN.

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May 25th, 2012
02:05 PM ET

Behind the scenes of "Watch What Happens Live"

Andy Cohen took one of our producers on the "Watch What Happens Live" set.

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