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"Reliable Sources" with Brian Stelter examines the media world -- telling the story behind the story -- how news and pop culture get made. Discussions revolve around media fairness and objectivity, with panels consisting of journalists from top television, digital and print news organizations. Regularly featured special one-on-one interviews with major media figures are also part of the Sunday morning show.

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How the media can help make sense of the impeachment trial; reporters protest new restrictions on access; three years of the Fox-Trump feedback loop; the Twitter primary versus the real world.
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Media coverage of U.S.-Iran tensions; Republican presidential hopeful Bill Weld's view of right-wing media; Prince Harry and Meghan Markle take revenge on the British tabloid press; reporting in regions of conflict.
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Critiquing media coverage of the Baghdad strike; analysis of the impeachment standoff; New York magazine talks with 21 of Harvey Weinstein's accusers on the eve of his trial; solidarity march against anti-Semitism in New York City.
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Marc Benioff, chairman and co-CEO of Salesforce; media critic David Zurawik and USA Today Editor-in-Chief Nicole Carroll discuss the next decade of news; local newspapers pursue a nonprofit path; combating misinformation in 2020 and beyond.
aired 30 days ago
President Trump's impeachment; investigative journalism at the Washington Post; a new film recounts the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal.
aired 37 days ago
Brian Stelter examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affects the stories they cover.
aired 44 days ago
Fact versus fiction in impeachment coverage; when politicians sue for defamation; how smartphones are reshaping how people interact with political news; author Thomas Patterson ("How America Lost Its Mind").
aired 51 days ago
Brian Stelter examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affects the stories they cover.
aired 58 days ago
What the impeachment process reveals about the Republican party and right-wing media.
aired 65 days ago
Dueling impeachment narratives; Dan Rather's perspective on a historic week; The Atlantic's "How to Stop a Civil War" issue; outrage over The Daily Northwestern's apology for committing journalism; first look at a new study about local news.
aired 72 days ago
Behind the scenes of the impeachment inquiry with three congressional reporters; what to expect from televised hearings; President Trump's right-wing media defenders; President Trump, journalism and the role of religion.
aired 79 days ago
When journalists are first responders; alternative universes of impeachment news coverage; behind the scenes of the impeachment inquiry; President Trump's Twitter typos; how AMC is "counter-programming the world with the world."
aired 87 days ago
Impeachment; asking if Republican senators will break with President Trump; the Fox firewall; asking if the anonymous author of "A Warning" is a hero or a coward; the head of CNN talks about Trump; cable news and the war on truth.
aired 94 days ago
Why this week was a pivotal moment in the impeachment inquiry; Ronan Farrow on the fallout from his new book "Catch & Kill"; one of Trump's top weeks of lies.
aired 101 days ago
What the media can learn from history about how to cover the Ukraine scandal and the impeachment probe; Shepard Smith resigns from Fox News; Ronan Farrow accuses NBC News of a "corporate cover up."
aired 108 days ago
Brian Stelter examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affects the stories they cover.
aired 115 days ago
Nancy Pelosi's plan for conducting the impeachment process in the Twitter age; what President Trump may be reading and watching as he faces an impeachment inquiry; the role of the press as the impeachment inquiry consumes the country.
aired 122 days ago
Landing sensitive scoops in the Trump age; how the whistleblower mystery is being uncovered by some media outlets and covered up by others; the controversy surrounding the new book "The Education of Brett Kavanaugh."
aired 129 days ago
President Trump, the Democrats, and the messaging wars; CNN's Russian spy scoop raises journalistic questions about sourcing and national security; investigative reporters reveal how they uncovered Harvey Weinstein's abuses.
aired 136 days ago
Steve Kroft reflects on his career and the state of journalism; Fox's focus on Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden's mistakes; six months without an on-camera White House press briefing; online harassment as a growing threat to press freedom.
aired 143 days ago
Brian Stelter examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affects the stories they cover.

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