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Reliable Sources examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover in this weekly CNN program. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.

Reliable Sources examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover in this weekly CNN program. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.

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Washington, DC

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Reliable Sources examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover in this weekly CNN program. Full video episodes available in the iTunes store.

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@CNNReliable

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English

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One CNN Center Atlanta, GA 30303 404-827-1500


Episodes

February 21, 2021: How fact-checking is changing in a post-Trump world; why hysterical headlines hurt the Covid vaccine rollout; will countries link arms and make Facebook pay for news?

2/21/2021
Plus... Power and water disasters in Texas are shining a light on local news; out-of-context headlines are clouding Covid-19 vaccine news; how Ted Cruz's trip to Cancun was exposed by Twitter sleuths; and more. Emily Ramshaw, Bill Carter, Carol Leonnig, Daniel Dale, Angie Drobnic Holan, Dr. Leana Wen, Steven Guilbeault and Jeff Jarvis join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:40:15

Steven Waldman on Facebook’s fight in Australia, Alden’s takeover of Tribune, and how philanthropy could help fix the local news crisis

2/18/2021
Steven Waldman, the president and co-founder of Report for America, connects the dots between the local news crisis, the "financialization" of newspaper ownership, and the spread of disinformation on social media. Brian Stelter also asks Waldman about the rash of recent news about the news industry, including the international implications of the Australian proposal to have tech platforms pay publishers for news, and a hedge fund’s bid to buy Tribune Publishing. Waldman says the decline of...

Duration:00:28:34

February 14, 2021: The future of MAGA media after Trump's acquittal; Rep. Sara Jacobs on extremism, 'conflict entrepreneurs' and the need for a 'truth commission'

2/14/2021
Plus... Politico's editor reacts to White House aide's resignation; BBC World Service boss reacts to China's ban of the BBC; what went wrong with The New York Times' Caliphate podcast; and more. Carrie Budoff Brown, Rep. Sara Jacobs, Tina Nguyen, Erik Wemple, Lorraine Ali, Noah Shachtman and Jamie Angus join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:42:10

Valentine's Day edition: Jamie Stelter turns the mic on Brian

2/11/2021
Brian Stelter's better half, NY1 host Jamie Stelter, takes over the podcast for a Valentine-themed episode. Jamie surprises Brian with questions submitted via social media, covering everything from work habits to pandemic parenting, from "love language" to local news. A special Sunny guest makes an appearance at the end of the conversation. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:06

February 7, 2021: One-on-one with White House press secretary Jen Psaki; 'consequence culture' comes for Lou Dobbs; Zeynep Tufekci on why everyone should stop 'doomscrolling'

2/7/2021
Plus... Dominion spokesman Michael Steel explains the voting tech company's legal strategy; David Folkenflik discusses the latest turmoil at The New York Times; and Dannagal Young explains the twisted psychology of conspiracy theories. Lynn Oberlander, Brittany Shepherd, Michael Steel, David Folkenflik, Dannagal Young, and Zeynep Tufekci join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:43:50

Jonathan Swan on 'Trump's Last Stand,' the need to 'capture history' and the importance of leaks

2/5/2021
Jonathan Swan shares what he has learned about President Trump's final weeks in office, including a feud with Fox News and a conspiracy-drenched shouting match in the Oval Office. Swan, a national political correspondent for Axios, has published a long-form investigative series called "Off the Rails" and a narrative podcast, "How It Happened: Trump's Last Stand," about his reporting. "This is probably the strongest compulsion I've had in my career" and "the most driven I've been to get...

Duration:00:40:16

January 31, 2021: Nick Kristof on Fox and extremism; left-wing media pressuring Biden to keep his promises; the right and wrong ways to cover Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

1/31/2021
Plus... Oliver Darcy says there is no real ‘civil war’ in the GOP; Brian Stelter discusses freedom of reach versus freedom of speech; what should the next era of news leadership look like? Nicholas Kristof, Tia Mitchell, Oliver Darcy, Briahna Joy Gray, Dave Weigel, Elizabeth Bruenig, Farai Chideya, and Rick Davis join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:41:39

Rick Davis, CNN's retiring head of news standards and practices, reflects on his 40 years with the network

1/28/2021
Rick Davis is a living CNN legend. He was the executive producer of CNN Sports when the network launched in 1980; he was the vice president in charge of Washington programs like Reliable Sources and Inside Politics in the 90s; and he has been the executive VP for news standards and practices since 1998. With Davis retiring at the end of January, Brian Stelter asks him to share some highlights from his career and evaluate CNN's role in the news landscape. Davis shares his memories of CNN's...

Duration:00:53:16

January 24, 2021: Three former press secretaries share insights; Trump's final favor to a Fox News star; is Biden making the news boring again?

1/24/2021
Plus... Stuart Stevens says Rupert Murdoch is "the most dangerous immigrant in America;" Zeke Miller says the White House's new Covid protocols make the workplace "safer" for journalists; Biden-bashing has been turned up to 11 on right-wing TV. and a tribute to Larry King. Dr. Seema Yasmin, Karen Attiah, Zeke Miller, Stuart Stevens, Jay Carney, Joe Lockhart, Scot McClellan and Jim Acosta join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:40:23

Ron Brownstein: 'Demographic eclipse' explains this era's political chaos and undergirds the Fox Business business model of 'victimhood'

1/22/2021
Brian Stelter asks Ron Brownstein about how to process the years of history that have happened in just a few short weeks. Brownstein, the CNN senior political analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic, says the "big structural factor driving the politics of our era" is demographic eclipse. America is going through an "enormous demographic change that will produce a majority minority society," and as a result "the fundamental dividing line in American politics is between those who welcome and...

Duration:00:30:26

January 17, 2021: Maggie Haberman on the final chapter of Trump's presidency; Biden's White House will begin press briefings on Inauguration Day; protecting the press amid unrest in America

1/17/2021
Plus... Why a top cybersecurity expert thinks groups like Proud Boys need to be treated like ISIS online; how to cover the information crisis; and a Fox News schedule shakeup rewards opinion over news. Maggie Haberman, Alex Stamos, Christopher Krebs, Dan Shelley, Nicole Carroll, Nicole Hemmer, David Folkenflik, Eugene Daniels and Sara Sidner join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:47:08

Sara Sidner on covering the Covid-19 'war zone' in California, and the moment her rage turned to tears on live TV

1/14/2021
CNN's Sara Sidner says she felt "exposed and embarrassed" when she was overcome with emotion during a live report about the dire situation in southern California. It is what "we're taught not to do," she says. But her human reaction helped draw attention to the Covid-19 crisis, and she now says, "If it did something to help, then I'll embarrass myself every single day, all day long." Sidner and Brian Stelter discuss coverage of the pandemic; the state of emergency in and around Los Angeles;...

Duration:00:28:06

January 10, 2021: The lies that led up to the riot; a 'mass delusion event;' hear the moment the mob turned on a CNN crew

1/10/2021
Plus... Congressional reporters share what they witnessed during the attack; editorial boards call for Trump and GOP senators to resign; where do we go from here? Jeffrey Goldberg, Susan Glasser, Adam Sharp, Julie Roginsky, Oliver Darcy, Alex Marquardt, Phil Mattingly, Manu Raju and Lauren Fox join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:47:19

Elle Reeve recounts the Capitol riot and her interviews with Trump supporters who were radicalized on the internet

1/8/2021
CNN correspondent Elle Reeve tells Brian Stelter what she witnessed in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 6, from the Save America March near the White House to the riot at the Capitol. She examines the process of MAGA media radicalization that led up to the insurrection and the links to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in August 2017. Reeve explains how her team members were able to move nimbly through the mob and says the people were not all "Internet basement dwellers."...

Duration:00:55:37

January 3, 2020: How to cover a coup attempt; apocalyptic rhetoric in the Senate runoff ad war; Dan Abrams on possible defamation suits against right-wing media

1/3/2021
Plus...Timothy Snyder on Trump's authoritarian aims; growing numbness to the Covid-19 death toll; how news outlets are exposing vaccine distribution delays; a 2021 forecast from CNN's media reporters. Timothy Snyder, Rana Cash, Astead Herndon, Emma Hurt, Dan Abrams, Dr. James Hamblin and Juliette Kayyem join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:44:21

December 27, 2020: Four CNN reporters reflect on Trump White House coverage; Jake Tapper and Daniel Dale's evaluation; will the media tune out Trump when Biden takes office?

12/27/2020
Plus... Trump declared 'war' with the media, but did he win?; 'blood sport' aspect of Trump's anti-media attacks; how Trump's unhealthy TV addiction affected all of us; Dale says, 'coverage of Biden is going to be equally rigorous'; Tapper says some reporters 'bought into' Trump's narrative; Stelter says the press works for the people, not politicians. Abby Phillip, Jeremy Diamond, Kaitlan Collins, Jim Acosta, Daniel Dale and Jake Tapper join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN...

Duration:00:43:20

The media in 2021: CNN media reporters look ahead to the biggest stories of next year

12/22/2020
How will news outlets adapt to covering Biden after four years of Trump? Will there be major mergers in digital media in 2021? Who will prevail in the streaming Olympics? Oliver Darcy, Donie O'Sullivan, Kerry Flynn, Frank Pallotta and Chloe Melas join Brian Stelter to share predictions about the year ahead, from a right-wing media recalibration to a return to movie theaters. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:51

December 20, 2020: The radicalizing power of right-wing media networks; Washington Post editor shares growth plans and post-Trump vision

12/20/2020
Plus... White House sources are sounding the alarm about Trump; Rupert Murdoch gets vaccine as his network fans flames of vaccine skepticism; what went wrong with the NYT's 'Caliphate' podcast. Elizabeth Neumann, Rosie Gray, Oliver Darcy, Margaret Sullivan, David Folkenflik and Marty Baron join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:55

The media in 2020: How a stay-at-home year changed the news and entertainment landscape

12/16/2020
CNN reporters Oliver Darcy, Donie O'Sullivan, Kerry Flynn, Frank Pallotta and Chloe Melas join Brian Stelter for a bird's-eye view of a strange and surprising 2020. They discuss some of the biggest storylines of the year, from disinformation to Disney+, and identify some bright spots in a generally dark year. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:44:44

December 13, 2020: How Biden deniers are being misled by right-wing media; member of Biden legal team reacts to Trump's election lies

12/13/2020
Plus... Local TV anchor helps thousands fighting for unemployment benefits; the story behind Jane Mayer's story about Dianne Feinstein; when right-wing "fan fiction" replaces journalism; Trump's favorite media outlets are ignoring the pandemic; why political reporters pay attention to voters' media diets; and more... Marc Elias, Matt Lewis, S.E. Cupp, Astead Herndon, Charlotte Alter, Jane Mayer and Anne McCloy join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:45:41