George Washington University professor and former CNN Washington bureau chief Frank Sesno returns to the Reliable Sources anchor chair this week.
With the government partially shut down for a second week, Frank will examine how the mainstream media has presented the debate over funding the government and raising the debt limit with Eleanor Clift, Joe Concha and Ramesh Ponnuru.
Next, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, John Sides and Ginger Gibson will look at the findings of a recent study that showed that politicians will lie less often if they think they’re being fact-checked.
The Committee to Protect Journalists released a special report this week examining US press freedom under the Obama administration. The report’s author Leonard Downie Jr. will sit down with Frank to discuss his findings.
Finally, newly-hired “Vine journalist” Cody Johns and Barbara Lippert join Frank to look at the pros and cons of using the six-second video app as a news and marketing tool.
Tune in this Sunday, 11am ET.