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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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Episodes

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

A 'split-screen' pandemic: Juliette Kayyem on covering Covid-19's dire death toll alongside vaccine distribution

12/10/2020
Juliette Kayyem, a Harvard lecturer and CNN national security analyst, talks about the balancing act of Covid-19 and how the coming months should be covered by the news media. She tells Brian Stelter that "the media can drive appropriate behavior" and combat pandemic fatigue. She also says the distribution of vaccines will be a “split screen” story and says responsible reporting can help with “vaccine hesitancy.” She says Fox News stars should do a public service by being vaccinated on...

Duration:00:38:10

December 6, 2020: What Biden reads and watches; how Trump's junk-food media diet hurt his White House; why the BBC is investigating its infamous 1995 interview of Princess Diana

12/6/2020
Plus... Tom Friedman says "I pray to God" I don't have to write more Trump columns; how the AP is handling Trump's election denialism; meet a radio host who intervenes with callers who dismiss Covid-19 dangers. Evan Osnos, Thomas Friedman, Julie Pace, David Kessler, Dr. Esther Choo, Jeff Deminski and Andrew Neil join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:40:21

Professor Kate Starbird on the dangers of 'participatory disinformation' and the roots of election denialism

12/4/2020
"There's this sort of co-creation of disinformation" about the 2020 election, resulting in a "really powerful false narrative of voter fraud that's going to be very hard to correct," Kate Starbird says. Starbird, an associate professor at the University of Washington and a co-founder of the Center for an Informed Public, calls this "participatory disinformation" and says propaganda is most effective "when it's coming from people you trust." Brian Stelter also asks about Starbird's work...

Duration:00:30:31

November 29, 2020: Trump’s delusional TV interview; Jonathan Rauch on the ‘firehose of falsehood;’ how Politico is preparing to cover the Biden administration

11/29/2020
Plus... Washington Post reporter Jacqueline Alemany shares her Covid-19 experience to counter deniers; press freedom experts on recovering from the ‘fake news’ era; Oliver Darcy on Fox’s ‘propaganda’ in service of Trump. Amanda Carpenter, Jonathan Rauch, Carrie Budoff Brown, Suzanne Nossel, Joel Simon, Oliver Darcy, Jacqueline Alemany and Amanda Marcotte join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:46:05

Cognitive psychologist Briony Swire-Thompson on the science of lies, misinformation and fact-checking

11/25/2020
What is the allure of misinformation? What are the reasons why people believe lies, and what does it take to change their minds? Brian Stelter speaks with Briony Swire-Thompson, cognitive psychologist and senior research scientist at Northeastern University's Network Science Institute, for answers. Swire-Thompson shares what her research has shown about lies, trust, and belief, and how Trumpism has changed the field of study. When it comes to conspiracy theories, Swire-Thompson says election...

Duration:00:24:15

November 22, 2020: Kaitlan Collins on the White House's refusal to answer questions; Jim VandeHei warns of a 'decoupling' in America; three heartland reporters share stories about Covid-19's surge

11/22/2020
Plus... Brian Stelter says Trump officials dodging questions is a sign of weakness; what election denialism and Covid skepticism have in common; how Newsmax TV is pressuring Fox from the right; and more. Kaitlan Collins, Brendan Nyhan, Errol Louis, Jane Lytvynenko, Jim VandeHei, Kent Bush, Dave Bundy and Sarah Seifert join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:49

Patrice Peck on the 'Substackerati,' her Coronavirus News for Black Folks newsletter, media disruption, and more

11/20/2020
Patrice Peck, multimedia journalist and author of the Coronavirus News for Black Folks newsletter, talks with Brian Stelter about how her newsletter highlighted health disparities that have been aggravated by the pandemic. Peck reflects on the role of Black journalists and storytellers historically, and how the media business is transforming now. Peck also touches on her use of the newsletter platform Substack and the "opportunity" it has to better spotlight new content creators. To learn...

Duration:00:32:16

November 15, 2020: Supply and demand problem; former Fox contributor likens pro-Trump shows to 'crack;' doctor says 'false news' hastens the spread of Covid-19

11/15/2020
Plus... Brian Stelter says Fox is facing competition like never before; Carl Bernstein says there is a 'civil war of untruth' in America; reporters want Biden to be more accessible; is Trump trying to turn his voters into subscribers? Julie Roginsky, Carl Bernstein, Sam Donaldson, Dr. Seema Yasmin, Molly Ball and Michael Kruse join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:25

Trump podcasters Virginia Heffernan, Dan Pfeiffer and Andrea Bernstein are adapting to the end of the Trump presidency

11/13/2020
A podcast about Trump-related podcasts! "Trump, Inc." co-host Andrea Bernstein, "Pod Save America" co-host Dan Pfeiffer, and "Trumpcast" host Virginia Heffernan join Brian Stelter to discuss the election results, the media’s responsibility, and the future of their shows. Heffernan describes having "coup-xiety" around Trump's refusal to concede or commit to a smooth transition. Bernstein explains how the story of "Trump, Inc." will continue after he leaves the White House. Pfeiffer says...

Duration:00:40:21

November 8, 2020: Biden aide says the president-elect welcomes the media’s accountability role; Stelter tells Newsmax CEO to ‘stop airing this bogus voter fraud stuff'

11/8/2020
Plus... Abby Phillip reflects on Election Week; Jeffrey Goldberg recommends a post-Trump pivot; Jon Karl talks about the Trump show’s ‘series finale;’ Oliver Darcy says Fox is enabling Trump's election denialism; Ann Selzer answers questions about 2020 election polls. TJ Ducklo, Jeffrey Goldberg, Abby Phillip, Jonathan Karl, Oliver Darcy, Evan Osnos, Chris Ruddy and Ann Selzer join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:40:23