November 11th, 2011
09:11 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Pallavi Reddy, CNN

One the biggest stories continues to be the Cain sexual harassment story. It has evolved this week in the wake of two accusers going public with their stories. Former managing editor of USA Today Lauren Ashburnthe Chicago Tribune’s Clarence Page and the Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis join our discussion. The show will also delve into disgusting revelations of what happened behind closed doors at Penn State involving a former coach and children. We’ll talk to USA Today’s Christine Brennan and Vanity Fair contributor Buzz Bissinger about whether or not the legendary football coach Joe Paterno was justly fired in the wake of this tragedy going public. Also, a one-on-one conversation with the Sports Illustrated reporter, Jack McCallum, about how he feels fooled by the Jerry Sandusky. All this plus the media monitor on this week’s show.

Sunday 11am EST on CNN.

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  1. Carol

    When Lauren Ashburn said "A woman is a woman is a woman..." , implying that a woman would never lie about sexual abuse, I wish Mr. Kurtz had reminded her of the phony Duke Lacrosse rape case and had also asked her if she believed Paula Jones' and Kathleen Willey's allegations against Bill Clinton. But Reliable Sources has turned into a liberal-side only program.

    November 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Reply
  2. N.C. "Tex" Thex

    During the interview with Lauren Ashburn, the commentator played a clip of Sean Hannity's interview with Dick Morris. Dick Morris? How did Dick Morris end up being hired, or interviewed, by any news organization? If you think back, Dick Morris was NOTORIOUS in Washington D.C. for being a whore-chaser with a particular fetish for toe-sucking. This was so open and so notorious that it raised eyebrows even in Washington D.C. Dick Morris was fired from the Clinton Administration for being a toe-sucking whore-chaser, but within days he was hired by Fox News, the family values channel. Dick Morris is the last person in the world who should be commenting on any womens' issue.

    November 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Reply
  3. Carla Paul

    How did you tolerate the allegation that "there was no evidence"? There were complaints that were filed, hush money that was paid, the corroboration of more women. What more would you want – pictures! Women seem to have their credibility questioned no matter what. If they come forward voluntarily its a lie for money or fame; If they are dragged into it involuntarily, then its a lie because they're attempting to maintain anonymity. Either way, the pundits will figure out a way to say that they're lying.

    November 13, 2011 at 11:50 am | Reply
  4. CR

    Lauren Ashburn may have let her emotions get the best of her. She was trying advocate for the victims, which she should. How ironic that the biggest stories of the last week were Cain's sexual harassment and the Penn State sexual abuse scandal. Both represent how organizations cover up to protect those at the top. Whether it is the NRA paying women off to keep quite or Penn State officials, police officers, and other brushing acquisitions under the rug to protect the program. This happens more than what will ever be reported for those who are victims of sexual and racial harassment in the work place.

    November 13, 2011 at 11:45 am | Reply
  5. Dave

    Lauren Ashburn needs to get a grip if she's to be on the show reflecting one point of view. Why she took such rude and interruptive tone of disgust to Matt Lewis' commentary, when others didn't so rudely overspeak on her one-sided comments, that lacked proven fact beyond a "he-said; she-said" circumstantial perspective, was hard to watch without similar disdain for her. She came on the show knowing she would be one side of a story with more then one side and if she can't allow others to express their, more solid and fact-based perspective against her opinionated, "I-am-woman and therefore the only correct opinion" with an "I can't believe I'm hearing this" disposition, has no rightful place on an objective news program or story. Present your opinion, and then let others express theirs without your self-omnipotent criticisms of others, who also have a right to their opinion. And as a journalist, Ashburn should understand the value of facts over innuendo and verbal statements. I am not saying I thnk the accusers were lying necessarily, but I think our country and legal system is founded in a process that has not yet fully played out and until then, the accused is to remain innocent until proven quilty; exceptions being the court of public opinion, which always plays out in advance of actual legal proceedings. If Ms. Ashburn wanted her viewpoint to be heard, she should focus on that, and not on expressing disbelief of her counter-parts comments/opinions...which by the way, are just as valuable as her's; whether she wants to afford others that same due respect that she expects, or not. Her's is not the only nor the necessarily correct position on any issue she is speaking to; yet her interactions come off otherwise. She makes me turn her off and tune to another channel.

    November 13, 2011 at 11:28 am | Reply

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