August 30th, 2013
03:46 PM ET

Sneak peek at this Sunday's show

By Becky Perlow, CNN

New York Times' media reporter Brian Stelter returns to host our show this week and he's brought with him a slew of great media topics to discuss. Since Sunday's still a few days away, though, here's a sneak peek to whet your appetite.

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen will be kicking off our show in Beirut with an update on the situation in Syria. Jumping back across the ocean to Washington D.C., our show will turn to the media's coverage of the Syrian civil war. The Huffington Post's Michael Calderone, The Daily Caller's Matt Lewis and Al Monitor's Foreign Policy Reporter Laura Rozen join Stelter in the studio to discuss how the media's coverage of the Iraq War might be shaping the coverage of the Syrian war, and ultimately, America's opinion of the war-ravaged region.

Then, The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald joins the show for an update on the NSA leak story and why it has become the story of the summer.

Keith Olbermann, formely of ESPN, MSNBC and Current TV, returned to ESPN this week with a new show. Deadspin's Tim Burke will weigh in on the anchor's 16-year hiatus from his first debut on the sports network, how Olbermann has changed and what he has planned for his new late-night show.

Finally, BuzzFeed's Whitney Jefferson swings by to assess the media circus surrounding Miley Cyrus' recent VMA performance.

Tune in Sunday morning at 11am ET.

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June 9th, 2013
12:49 PM ET

Media Monitor – June 9

The "Bag Men" sue The New York Post, the Koch brothers consider buying a newspaper, Keith Olbermann lands a new gig and two television news personalities lose their cool on air.

From the desk of Howard Kurtz: Bring Keith Olbermann back to ESPN
March 6th, 2013
11:55 AM ET

From the desk of Howard Kurtz: Bring Keith Olbermann back to ESPN

Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" and is Newsweek's Washington bureau chief. He is also a contributor to the website Daily Download.

(CNN) - Keith Olbermann - formerly of MSNBC, formerly of Current TV, formerly of Fox, formerly of ESPN - wants back in the game.

More to the point, he wants to return to his sports roots by reuniting with ESPN.

Now it would be easy to torpedo that idea by noting that Olbermann has burned bridges everywhere he has worked and could inflame things back at ESPN.

But I won't. Instead, I'm going to lead a chant: Let's Go Keith!!

Read more about Howie's two cents here.

April 8th, 2012
02:06 PM ET

Olbermann's Legal War

David Zurawik, Marisa Guthrie and Sharon Waxman join Howard Kurtz to discuss Keith Olbermann's suit against ex-employer Current TV.

Filed under: Current TV • Keith Olbermann • Media • Reliable Sources
April 1st, 2012
12:38 PM ET

Olbermann Ousted, Again

Michael Medved and Ana Marie Cox join Howard Kurtz to discuss Keith Olbermann's dismissal from Current TV.

Filed under: Keith Olbermann • Media • Reliable Sources
January 8th, 2012
12:51 PM ET

Media Round-up

Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz discuss MSNBC's Iowa coverage, Keith Olbermann's latest feud and a study that finds good-looking lawmakers get more TV airtime.

Filed under: 2012 Campaign • Keith Olbermann • MSNBC • Reliable Sources
August 14th, 2011
10:26 PM ET

Bohrman's vision for Current TV

Former CNN executive David Borhman talks to Howard Kurtz about his new job as president of Current TV.

Filed under: Keith Olbermann • Media • MSNBC
June 26th, 2011
05:00 PM ET

The strikingly similar new Countdown

Our media panel talk to Howard Kurtz about whether Keith Olbermann's move to Current TV will be successful.

Filed under: Keith Olbermann • Media • MSNBC