January 4th, 2014
08:55 PM ET

Sneak peek at the Jan. 5 show...

Tune in to "Reliable Sources" this Sunday at 11 a.m. Eastern! Here's a preview from the program's host Brian Stelter:

It's almost time for our first show of the New Year! We have a lot of interesting technology/digital media stories to get to, but we're going to begin with another apology from an MSNBC host for a questionable segment. This time it's Melissa Harris Perry saying sorry for poking fun at a photo of the former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney "with his wife and 21 grandchildren by zeroing in on his adopted African-American grandson."

I'll be joined by Politico media reporter Dylan Byers, Daily Beast columnist Sally Kohn and Callie Crossley, the host of WGBH's "Under the Radar."

Byers and Kohn will stick around for a discussion about last Sunday's exhaustively-reported New York Times story about Benghazi. I'll ask Thomas Joscelyn of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies why he felt the story was a "whitewash." Here's the column he wrote on the subject.

Also: why'd so many news outlets run with an unsubstantiated rumor that Kim Jong Un fed his uncle to 120 dogs? I'll ask Byers.

Later in the program, the big business of tech news. This week the veteran technology journalists Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg launched a new Web site called Re/code. They'll tell me about their plans in a live interview.

So will Gawker's Neetzan Zimmerman. One month ago The Wall Street Journal said that "with his posts generating more than 30 million page views a month, Mr. Zimmerman may be the most popular blogger working on the Web today." On Friday Zimmerman said he was leaving Gawker to become the editor-in-chief at a startup.

One more technology story: the future of the online video service Hulu. We'll show the highlights of my recent visit to Hulu's headquarters, including an interview with Charlotte Koh, Hulu Originals' head of development.

Oh, and I'll talk about what this was like...

See you Sunday at 11 a.m.!


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