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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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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

October 25, 2020: Stelter says Trump isn't fighting the media, he's resisting reality; Sally Buzbee says election calls are not magic, they're math

10/25/2020
Plus... The Murdoch media machine's anti-Biden narrative; priorities for the press between now and election day; local papers are losing physical newsrooms; how emotions drive our news diet and our votes. Kirsten Powers, John Harris, Larry Wilmore, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Sally Buzbee and Drew Westen join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:48:14

TV critic James Poniewozik on Trump's season finale and the media's 'burnout' from four years of reality show governance

10/23/2020
New York Times chief TV critic James Poniewozik argues that President Trump's reality TV tendencies, and his reliance on "button-pushing, shocking stuff" to sustain attention from viewers or voters, has contributed to a feeling of "burnout" over time. Trump is so immersed in conservative media narratives, Poniewozik says, "that he can sort of only speak its language, and has a hard time speaking outside it." Poniewozik also suggests that Americans have become more adept at spotting reality...

Duration:00:32:00

October 18, 2020: Trump, Biden and the attention economy; anatomy of the NY Post's Hunter Biden story; interview with Andrew Sullivan

10/18/2020
Plus... Charlotte Alter on swing state voters gripped by 'unlogic;' Yochai Benkler on a looming test for American democracy; are Murdoch outlets positioning themselves for a Trump loss? Anne Applebaum, Yochai Benkler, Noah Shachtman, Charlotte Alter and Andrew Sullivan join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:40:04

CNN's director of polling and election analytics Jennifer Agiesta on election preparations, polling standards, and more

10/16/2020
Why are political polls trustworthy? What are TV networks doing to prepare for Election Night? Brian Stelter asks Jennifer Agiesta, the director of polling and election analytics for CNN. Agiesta talks about the impact of millions of early votes; the role of the decision desk; and the process for making projections. She also addresses common misconceptions about polling and the findings from CNN’s new polling project called The Breakthrough. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

Duration:00:45:04

October 11, 2020: Stelter says Trump's erratic behavior is stoking new concerns; Twitter exec says the site will take action on election disinformation

10/11/2020
Plus... Dan Rather on coverage of Trump's physical and mental health; Tom Friedman calls out 'voter suppression enterprise;' is there 'reticence' to report on Biden's big lead in the polls? Dan Rather, Tom Friedman, Jennifer Mercieca, Oliver Darcy, Brandon Borrman, Ryan Lizza and Clare Malone join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:42:27

What book critic Carlos Lozada learned by reading 150 plus books about the Trump era

10/8/2020
Carlos Lozada's new book "What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era" is about his exploration of Trump-related tomes, from insider tell-alls to works on race, gender and identity. He tells Brian Stelter that some of the most revelatory books about this era are barely about Trump at all. Among his many findings: "Accepting Trump's lies is not really about belief, it's about allegiance." Also: "We've made this era all about Trump... He is constantly the man at the...

Duration:00:36:02

October 4, 2020: Reporters are relying on leaks about Trump's health; lack of White House credibility is compounding confusion

10/4/2020
Plus... Masha Gessen on comparisons between the Trump White House and the Soviet Union; how Ronald Reagan's White House handled his health crisis; WHCA president on press corps precautions. Masha Gessen, Carl Cameron, Margaret Sullivan, Susan Glasser, Zeke Miller, David Gergen and Mark Weinberg join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:26:21

Dr. Anthony Fauci on his media relationships, the dangers posed by pandemic misinformation, and the threats he faces

10/1/2020
In a wide-ranging interview with Brian Stelter, Dr. Anthony Fauci opens up about his media approach and the "critical" importance of communication during a public health crisis. Fauci addresses "outlandish" reporting from Fox News and other right-wing outlets; describes how he handles his relationship with President Trump; and discusses his recommended news sources. This conversation was held in conjunction with World News Day. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:31:24

September 27, 2020: How TV networks will make election projections in 2020; why the debates won't be fact-checked in real time; Brian Stelter on the consequences of Trump's daily lies

9/27/2020
Plus... Maria Ressa's warning about Facebook and misinformation; Brian Karem's astonishment at his exchange with Trump. Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., Mark Lukasiewicz, Molly Jong-Fast, Brian Karem, Sam Feist and Maria Ressa join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:25

CNN's media reporters discuss 2020's changes and challenges to their beats, from digital disinformation to entertainment

9/25/2020
Oliver Darcy, Donie O'Sullivan, Kerry Flynn, Frank Pallotta and Chloe Melas join Brian Stelter for a once-a-quarter conversation about the media industry, misinformation and more. Darcy and O'Sullivan discuss "echo chambers" that radicalize voters. Flynn and Melas analyze the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement on newsrooms and Hollywood. Pallotta looks at how the media business is faring during the pandemic. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:47:25

September 20, 2020: Foreign reporters warn about American authoritarianism; Nikole Hannah-Jones on Trump's attacks

9/20/2020
Plus... Len Downie's tips for covering for the coming election chaos; David Zurawik on Supreme Court coverage; how C-SPAN helped us hear the pandemic pain. Luke Harding, Rana Ayyub, John-Allan Namu, Julie Cohen, David Zurawik, Nikole Hannah-Jones and Leonard Downie, Jr. join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:26

Megan Garber on the Fox News language, a 'celebration of incuriosity,' and the rhetoric of warfare

9/18/2020
The Atlantic staff writer Megan Garber says "we sometimes don't have satisfying languages" for talking about Fox News. Garber talks with Brian Stelter about his new book "Hoax" and her essay titled "Do You Speak Fox?" She says the network employs the "rhetoric of warfare" and "us" versus "them" themes that have "infiltrated the way that we approach the world in a really basic level." To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:28:45

September 13, 2020: Mary Trump on the wave of tell-all Trump books; Sam Donaldson on the revelations from Bob Woodward's reporting

9/13/2020
Plus... Reed Hastings on Netflix's culture and competitive set; Clarissa Ward's messages for young journalists; and Jon Karl on the moment he asked Trump 'Why did you lie?' Sam Donaldson, Dr. Seema Yasmin, Bill Carter, Mary Trump, Jonathan Karl, Clarissa Ward and Reed Hastings join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:41:07

Slate's Will Saletan on the timeline of Trump's coronavirus response and the new revelations from Bob Woodward's book

9/11/2020
Will Saletan compiled a comprehensive timeline of "what Trump knew and when he knew it" about the coronavirus pandemic. He says the chronology proves that Trump is responsible for many deaths. Brian Stelter asks Saletan about his conclusions. Plus: What do Bob Woodward's taped interviews with Trump add to the timeline? Saletan says Trump exposed one of the news media's vulnerabilities: "We're not really prepared as a press corps for an authoritarian. We're not prepared for someone who just...

Duration:00:22:02

September 6, 2020: The Atlantic's top editor answers Trump's attacks; local TV's political disinfo problem; Carl Bernstein on the use of anonymous sources in reporting

9/6/2020
Plus... This is why political campaigns feel free to lie in TV ads; a Facebook exec explains the company's US election actions; what's next for Stars and Stripes? Jeffrey Goldberg, S.V. Date, SE Cupp, Nick Clegg, Nicole Hemmer, Carl Bernstein and Ernie Gates join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:32

Why an inflammatory headline caused Daniel Thompson to quit The Kenosha News

9/3/2020
Daniel Thompson talks about his decision to resign from The Kenosha News in protest of a "grossly negligent and inappropriate" headline on a story about a rally in support of Jacob Blake. He says "I don't think the old ways of covering things, particularly protests, works anymore." He also tells Brian Stelter about his plan to work as an independent journalist and eventually "develop a network" of local news outlets. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:22

August 30, 2020: Expert compares Trump's politics to fascism; the GOP's 'big lie' about Covid-19; Vanity Fair editor Radhika Jones on America's racial reckoning

8/30/2020
Plus... Kevin Roose on how algorithms are distorting American politics; Daniel Dale on his fast-paced fact-checking; Carolyn DeWitt on voter groups suing Trump over his social media executive order. Susan Glasser, Kevin Roose, Ayesha Rascoe, Jason Stanley, Daniel Dale, Radhika Jones and Carolyn DeWitt join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:47

Oliver Darcy interviews Brian Stelter about 'Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth'

8/26/2020
Host Brian Stelter becomes the guest as CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy asks him about his new book "Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth." Stelter discusses his reasons for writing the book; how he convinced sources to cooperate; the "lie-laundering" trends he identified; and the potential for change at Fox News in the future. Stelter and Darcy debate the divide between Fox's news and opinion departments, the influence of the Murdoch family, and more....

Duration:00:42:26

August 23, 2020: 'Nobody talks about' this scary aspect of Covid-19; behind the scenes of the virtual Democratic convention; how to cover 'asymmetric lying' by political leaders

8/23/2020
Plus... Why Trump's use of the word 'hoax' is poisonous; what Brian Stelter learned by writing a book about Fox News and Trump; how newsrooms should handle GOP convention disinformation. Peter Hamby, Amanda Carpenter, Sara Fischer, Alisyn Camerota, Peter Pomerantsev, Ricky Kirshner and Bill Plaschke join the discussion. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:42:02

Fifteen years after Hurricane Katrina, Vann Newkirk shares lessons still being learned about an American disaster

8/21/2020
Vann Newkirk is the host of "Floodlines," The Atlantic's documentary podcast examining "mythmaking" and misinformation during and after Hurricane Katrina. Brian Stelter asks Newkirk about parallels between the U.S. response to the hurricane and the coronavirus pandemic; the role of the press; and the lessons that should be learned from both crises. He describes "the lag between the reality, the disaster dawning on us, and people actually moving to confront it," saying "we had that same kind...

Duration:00:34:21