November 15th, 2013
04:04 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Becky Perlow, CNN

George Washington University's Director of Media and Public Affairs Frank Sesno returns to guest host Reliable Sources this week with a full show planned for your viewing pleasure.

Up first, former CBS reporter Terence Smith, Politco's Dylan Byers, NY1's Errol Louis and the Chicago Sun Times' Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet join Sesno to discuss a smattering of media topics, including the '60 Minutes' apology for its erroneous report on Benghazi, a roundup of the reporting on Obamacare and the firestorm surrounding a Washington Post column that discussed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's multiracial family.

Next, Sesno invites Philippe Cousteau, social entrepreneur and grandson of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau, and the New York Time's Andy Revkin to discuss the media's lack of coverage surrounding climate change. They'll debate ways media outlets could change their reporting and touch on the United Nations Climate Change Conference currently taking place in Warsaw, Poland.

Washington Post movie critic Ann Hornaday and Sesno then journey from the TV screen to the big screen to discuss a new study that looks at the rise in violence currently featured in PG-13 movies, as opposed to 30 years ago.

A week from today, America will mourn the loss of President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago. We'll take a look at the media coverage from that time, as well as interview Esquire's Chris Jones, who wrote an amazing investigative article about the time spent aboard Air Force One on the trip from Dallas to Andrews Air Force Base.

Wrapping up the show, we visit The Newseum's newest exhibit, "Anchorman," which debuted yesterday to the public. The display ties into the release of next month's "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," a sequel 10 years in the making.

Only a few more days until Sunday's show.

Until then, you stay classy, viewers.

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  1. Science

    CNN is now the “Chicken Little News Network” or CLNN.

    Shame on CNN for playing Chicken Little.

    Shame on the climate change alarmists and their Chicken Little predictions.

    The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Michael Oppenheimer is an activist first — a very poor scientist a distant second — his scientific work ’roundly trashed’ even by fellow scientist!

    With one of the lead authors as Michael Oppenheimer, anything he writes is flawed, or simply explained Oppenheimer's spinning science and spins science very badly.

    But what sets Oppenheimer in a league of his own, is his willingness to bend science and spin his previous climate predictions or “scenarios” into a scientific pretzel. Oppenheimer is sadly doing all he can to discredit climate science, himself and CNN. CNN has become “Chicken Little”.

    In 2010, Oppenheimer was featured a series of “botched environmental forecasts” from the past.
    Given that the article featured “botched” forecasts, it is no surprise the article featured Oppenheimer's dodgy climate “science” prominently.

    Oppenheimer prediction in 1990: "[By] 1995, the greenhouse effect would be desolating the heartlands of North America and Eurasia with horrific drought, causing crop failures and food riots…[By 1996] The Platte River of Nebraska would be dry, while a continent-wide black blizzard of prairie topsoil will stop traffic on interstates, strip paint from houses and shut down computers.”

    Michael Oppenheimer, published in “Dead Heat,” St. Martin’s Press, 1990.

    Oppenheimer told the world that he was trying to illustrate one possible outcome of failing to curb emissions, not making a specific prediction. He added that the gist of his story had in fact come true, even if the events had not occurred in the U.S.

    “On the whole I would stand by these predictions — not predictions, sorry, scenarios — as having at least in a general way actually come true,” he said. “There’s been extensive drought, devastating drought, in significant parts of the world. The fraction of the world that’s in drought has increased over that period.”

    That may be in doubt, however. Data from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center shows that precipitation — rain and snow — has increased slightly over the century.

    Shame on the climate change alarmists and their Chicken Little predictions.

    Shame on CNN for playing Chicken Little.

    November 17, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Reply
  2. Adrian O

    "They'll debate ways media outlets could change their reporting and touch on the United Nations Climate Change Conference currently taking place in Warsaw, Poland."

    It appears that all discussions and negotiations are done behind closed doors, with not the slightest leaks to the other 10000 participants.

    So the reporting will have to concentrate on the hot kielbasa.

    November 17, 2013 at 2:24 am | Reply

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