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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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Media leaders convene for final episode of 'Reliable Sources' TV show

Brian Stelter addresses the end of "Reliable Sources" on television and thanks the audience. Carl Bernstein, Jeffrey Goldberg, Jodie Ginsberg, David Zurawik, Claire Atkinson, Eric Deggans, and Brian Karem discuss the past, present and future of journalism and media.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/21/202243 minutes, 41 seconds
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Shefali Luthra and Alice Miranda Ollstein on covering abortion rights in a post-Roe nation

Alice Miranda Ollstein of Politico and Shefali Luthra of The 19th discuss their roles as health care beat reporters in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. They tell Brian Stelter about coverage priorities; different types of stories about abortion; and sudden spikes in interest about reproductive rights. "I think what's been so deeply important to me has been trying to prioritize the voices of people who are affected," Luthra says. "I just feel a lot of responsibility to rise to this moment and do the the best and most responsible and hardest hitting reporting I can," Ollstein says.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/19/202233 minutes, 58 seconds
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Salman Rushdie event moderator recounts stabbing attack that left Rushdie critically injured

Henry Reese, who was on stage with Salman Rushdie when Rushdie was brutally stabbed, joins Brian Stelter. Plus: Bill McCarren on the ten year anniversary of Austin Tice's disappearance in Syria; Byron Allen on his plans for theGrio; John Dean on Donald Trump's potential legal peril; and Laura Bassett, Oliver Darcy and Caitlin Dickson on anti-FBI rhetoric becoming mainstream in the GOP.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/14/202238 minutes, 58 seconds
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Elliot Ackerman reflects on Afghan war and how he helped rescue allies amid chaotic withdrawal

In his new book "The Fifth Act: America's End in Afghanistan," combat veteran and acclaimed novelist Elliot Ackerman documents the horrors of America's evacuation from Afghanistan. He talks with Brian Stelter about why he wrote the book; what people need to know about the August 2021 withdrawal; and the media's coverage of war. In "our obsession not to repeat Saigon... we actually created, I think, a far more terrible image and grisly image," he says. Ackerman also shares how the war in Ukraine relates to last year's images from Kabul. He predicts that "America might be done with Afghanistan, Afghanistan is certainly not done with America."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/12/202229 minutes, 11 seconds
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Inside the Biden White House, the Alex Jones trial, and the Kansas abortion vote

First Lady Jill Biden's former press secretary Michael LaRosa talks with Brian Stelter about media coverage of the first family. Plus, Elaine Godfrey, Howard Polskin and Lauren Wright analyze election denialism; Dan Friesen and Jordan Holmes, co-hosts of the "Knowledge Fight" podcast, dissect the trial of Infowars host Alex Jones; and David Bornstein explains how "solutions journalism" can transform the media.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/7/202239 minutes, 22 seconds
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Jennifer Mercieca and Oliver Darcy analyze the Alex Jones trial and the right's embrace of Infowars

Oliver Darcy analyzes Alex Jones' legal quagmire and Jennifer Mercieca explains that Jones' media properties have "had a hard time acquiring new customers." Both Darcy and Mercieca comment on Jones' demeanor during the recent trial in Texas and compare his defensive crouch to his past behavior. Mercieca says the Jones case is about accountability for lies: "They're not being gaslit by Alex Jones anymore." At the same time, Darcy points out that Jones has "become more accepted by the right-wing media" in recent years.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/5/202237 minutes, 17 seconds
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Paul Krugman on the economy, the media, and 'negativity bias'

The acclaimed economist talks with Brian Stelter about recession fears, inflation and the "dystopian myths of red America." Plus, Tara Palmeri, Oliver Darcy and Liz Mair analyze Jon Stewart's use of TV interviews to highlight veterans' health care needs; Rachel Leingang discusses Arizona's primaries and the growing trend of GOP candidates running against the media; Lydia X. Z. Brown shares what really happened during a White House meeting that was ridiculed by right-wing media; and Katherine Stewart, author of "The Power Worshippers," talks about Christian nationalism.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/31/202239 minutes, 56 seconds
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Emily Baker-White on TikTok's Chinese ownership, global reach, and content challenges

With the TikTok app becoming more popular and powerful by the day, BuzzFeed News contributor Emily Baker-White discusses her string of scoops about TikTok and its parent company ByteDance. She says ex-employees have opened up to her because they feel "weird" about "the power that ByteDance has now amassed through TikTok in the US." Regarding TikTok's Chinese ownership, "we've seen a lot of concern from the US government; we haven't seen a lot of action," she says. She also points out that "they're distributing information at a scale where it's incredibly hard to get it right."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/29/202234 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why the media must distinguish between Trump and 'Trumpism'

Sarah Longwell shares findings from her GOP voter focus groups and says there is a key difference between "Trump the man" and "Trump the phenomenon." Plus, David From discusses the state of American politics; Jennifer Dresden shares findings from Project Democracy's "Authoritarian Playbook;" David Zurawik analyzes recent anti-Trump editorials in Rupert Murdoch's newspapers; Bill Weir discusses life on the climate change beat; and columnist Lynne O'Donnell describes being detained and threatened by the Taliban in Afghanistan; and Ken Auletta discusses his new book "Hollywood Ending."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/24/202239 minutes, 3 seconds
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Charles Homans says 'Stop the Steal' is so much bigger than Trump and January 6

"How 'Stop the Steal' Captured the American Right" is this week's New York Times Magazine cover story. Author Charles Homans says the movement predates Donald Trump and will outlast him as well. Homans tells Brian Stelter about his interviews with GOP voters; why the conversations "quickly shift from 'stolen election' to abortion or Covid lockdowns;" and what might happen to "democratic trust in the system one step down the road."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/22/202234 minutes, 53 seconds
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Covering the new reality of abortion in post-Roe America

Dr. Tracey Wilkinson describes a "chilling effect" in the medical field as abortion bans take effect. Plus, Nicole Carroll describes how the Columbus Dispatch confirmed a child rape allegation that some conservative media outlets disbelieved; Natasha Alford and Bill Carter analyze the partisan media battles over abortion; Shimon Prokupecz discusses the need for transparency in Uvalde; Brian Stelter says polls show many Americans want generational and structural changes to politics; and Matthew Ball previews his new book "The Metaverse."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/17/202239 minutes, 46 seconds
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Jeffrey Goldberg on The Atlantic's past, present and future

The Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg talks about the magazine's decision to digitize its 165-year archive and what he noticed about the centuries-old articles. "We're not going to know ourselves if we don't know what we thought 10, 20, 30, 100 years ago," he says. Plus, Goldberg shares his new reporting about the author of "Where the Crawdads Sing," and discusses his coverage priorities heading into the 2024 election.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/14/202242 minutes, 22 seconds
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Nina Jankowicz on what can be done to end disinformation

Nina Jankowicz, former Director of DHS Disinformation Governance Board, joins to reveal how the the latest trends in disinformation are becoming harder to solve. Then, Melissa Bell on how to reestablish trust in American media and how to find the line between informing while not overwhelming the nation. Also, Elon Musk tells Twitter he wants out of the takeover deal, but is there someone who will buy it now? Plus, what is motivating voters this midterm year.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/10/202239 minutes, 8 seconds
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David Zurawik says Alden's newspaper strategy is 'a threat to democracy'

David Zurawik, a 32-year veteran of the Baltimore Sun, opens up about why he left the newspaper last year. He says he sensed pressure to tone down some of his politically opinionated columns and lacked confidence in hedge fund Alden Global Capital's ownership of the paper. Zurawik, now a CNN media analyst, talks about the state of local news; the launch of a nonprofit news outlet called The Baltimore Banner; and the House's hearings about January 6. He says it is vital to uphold the news media's "public service" mission.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/7/202243 minutes, 44 seconds
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TikTok under scrutiny: Top executive responds to concerns about China's ownership

Brian Stelter interviews TikTok VP Michael Beckerman and FCC commissioner Brendan Carr about TikTok's handling of user data. Plus, Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa talks about the fight for press freedom around the world; David French says most Americans are part of an "exhausted majority;" and Nicole Hemmer, Lulu Garcia-Navarro, and Oliver Darcy discuss some of the week's top media stories.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/3/202240 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jeff Sharlet on the 'undertow' pulling America toward conflict

Author and Dartmouth professor Jeff Sharlet has been reporting on the American right from a religious studies perspective for two decades. He talks with Brian Stelter about his forthcoming book, "The Undertow: Scenes From a Slow Civil War," and the blind spots that some members of the media have. He says it is important to understand the religious "lens" that many Americans see the world through. "If you don't have that lens, you're only telling part of the story," he says. Plus, Sharlet talks about Christian nationalism; Donald Trump's relationship with the religious right; the impact of the January 6 hearings; and how the rural-urban divide is "getting much starker."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/1/202237 minutes, 24 seconds
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Scrutinizing media coverage of abortion and the Supreme Court

Kate Smith, Susan Matthews, and Sarah Longwell discuss how the overturning of Roe v. Wade is being covered by newsrooms. Plus, Brian Stelter connects the dots between recent episodes of political violence; Tom Nichols identifies some of the reasons why threats and violence keep occurring; and Ron Brownstein explains "the great divergence" between red and blue states.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/26/202235 minutes, 42 seconds
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Talking Wordle's future with Jonathan Knight, head of games at The New York Times

What is The New York Times' vision for Wordle and how does the viral hit game fit into the news outlet's broader strategy? Brian Stelter talks about that and more with Jonathan Knight, a senior vice president at The Times. Knight discusses the meteoric rise of the game; why The Times moved quickly to acquire it; and upcoming updates that will protect users' streaks and stats. Games are "intended to give people a bit of a break from the news, which can be a tough read," Knight says. To work on a product that "contributes to the independent journalism that's so important at The New York Times is super rewarding," he adds.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/23/202235 minutes, 1 second
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Why newsrooms are adding 'democracy beat' reporters and ringing alarm bells about threats

Top Associated Press editor Julie Pace joins Brian Stelter to discuss. Plus: Danielle Belton, John Harwood, Robby Soave, Brian Fung, and more. Amy Doyle shares memories of her father Mark Shields, the longtime PBS and CNN analyst who died at age 85. Ibram X. Kendi addresses the media's coverage of race education. And Kaya Yurieff explains why "everyone wants to be TikTok." To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/19/202238 minutes, 44 seconds
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Prison inmate turned journalist Keri Blakinger shares her unique insights from the criminal justice beat

Keri Blakinger's reporting for The Marshall Project focuses on prisons and jails. Her new memoir, "Corrections in Ink," shares her personal experience with the criminal justice system, from her arrest for heroin possession to her two years behind bars. Blakinger tells Brian Stelter how she created a journalism career by accepting the "darkest parts of her past" and how being a former inmate impacts her storytelling. She also critiques how other news outlets cover America's prison system.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/16/202232 minutes, 52 seconds
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Jan. 6 hearings showcase a huge split in American media

Brian Stelter analyzes Fox's decision not to air the prime-time hearings live and talks with Shelby Talcott and Garrett Graff. Plus, filmmaker Nick Quested on his newly published video of the Capitol riot; former Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer on growing complaints about Biden's media strategy; and a discussion of the Washington Post's Twitter feuding with Oliver Darcy and Mara Schiavocampo.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/12/202238 minutes, 58 seconds
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Evgenia Kara-Murza on her husband's arrest in Russia and their fight against Putin's "propaganda machine"

Vladimir Kara-Murza, a Russian opposition politician and Washington Post contributing columnist, has been detained since April. His wife Evgenia is advocating for Vladimir and other activists and journalists who have been swept up amid Russia's crackdown on dissent. She tells Brian Stelter that "Russia can be different" and "we need to make it harder for those who would try to be silent about it." To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/9/202233 minutes, 7 seconds
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Woodward and Bernstein share Watergate journalism lessons and preview the January 6 hearings

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward reflect on their bond 50 years after the Watergate story began. Plus, Biden senior adviser Gene Sperling explains the administration's media blitz about the economy; San Antonio Express-News executive editor Nora Lopez says officials are stonewalling the press in Uvalde; and Brian Stelter reports on CNN setting a higher standard for "breaking news."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/5/202244 minutes, 49 seconds
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'Inside the New Right:' What James Pogue's reporting has showed him about the future of conservative politics

James Pogue's reporting for Vanity Fair has been one of the most-talked-about political articles of the year. Brian Stelter asks Pogue about the "dissident right;" its use of words like "regime;" and why it flies under the radar of much of the media. Pogue describes how he gained the trust of key sources like J.D. Vance and Blake Masters. He warns that "if we don't get government working again, on some level, somebody is going to come in and do something very authoritarian because our society is breaking down." To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/2/202244 minutes, 32 seconds
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Shimon Prokupecz lists unanswered questions about Uvalde elementary school shooting

Brian Stelter asks whether Texas officials are still withholding information about the massacre in Uvalde. Shimon Prokupecz and Stella Chavez report on the fallout. Stephen Gutowski and Clara Jeffery discuss media coverage of guns. Plus: Would graphic images of victims change the debate? John Woodrow Cox shares his thoughts. Later, Afghan news anchors Farida Sial and Hamid Bahraam discuss the Taliban's face-covering directive for women anchors.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/29/202242 minutes, 55 seconds
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'It never lets up in Texas:' Sewell Chan on the Texas Tribune's coverage of the Uvalde school shooting and more

Sewell Chan, editor in chief of The Texas Tribune, talks about covering the massacre at Robb Elementary and making sure that his employees take mental health breaks amid marathon reporting days. Chan also discusses several other reasons why Texas is in the news, from primary election results to abortion restrictions to heat waves. Chan says the Tribune's nonpartisan accountability journalism approach is sorely needed. "Opinion is plentiful, whereas meticulous gathering of facts is becoming a more rare and precious resource in the information ecosystem," he says, "so I think that's where we can have the most impact and best serve the people of Texas."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/26/202233 minutes, 16 seconds
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Battle between Elon Musk and Twitter: Who wins and who loses?

Margaret Sullivan, Philip Bump, and Khaya Himmelman discuss the state of social media and disinformation; Insider global EIC Nicholas Carlson discusses his decision to publish a sexual harassment allegation against Musk; Kathy Barnette answers questions about her relationship with the media and controversies in her past; and Bill Carter talks about "SNL" and the TV upfronts.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/22/202243 minutes, 19 seconds
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Is Elon Musk right about Twitter spam bots? Kathleen Carley of Carnegie Mellon has answers

Kathleen Carley, a computer scientist and specialist in dynamic network analysis, defines spam bots, fake accounts, and other maladies of social networking. She discusses Elon Musk's recent questions about bots on Twitter and says the attention may be beneficial. She also says that "focusing on the number of bots is perhaps not a good thing to focus on, because more important than the numbers is how active are they and what are they active about."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/19/202236 minutes, 1 second
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Buffalo Massacre Raises Questions About Media Environment That Exploits White Fear

Wesley Lowery, Mara Schiavocampo, and Oliver Darcy discuss the media climate and possible connections to white supremacist violence. Plus, Ambassador Asaf Zamir, the Consul General of Israel in New York, addresses the fatal shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh; Holly Otterbein and Will Bunch discuss why some Republican candidates are shutting out the media; and Caroline Kitchener, who covers the politics of abortion for The Washington Post, discusses her reporting trip to Texas and best practices for journalists covering the abortion debate.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/15/202238 minutes, 56 seconds
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After fourteen years Steve Schmidt is ready to tell this story about John McCain. Why now?

Steve Schmidt talks with Brian Stelter about his headline-making "war" with John McCain's family. Schmidt explains why he is sharing secrets from McCain's 2008 campaign; how his stories have relevance for political journalists; and why he feels compelled to annotate history now. Schmidt also discusses challenges for the press and says the next few years are going to be "wild and chaotic and dangerous:" 2024, he believes, "could be a last choice election."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/13/202248 minutes, 35 seconds
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Three Unique Angles About Politico's Supreme Court Scoop And The Abortion Debate

Politico's executive editor Dafna Linzer discusses the decision to publish the Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Plus, interviews with Montse Alvarado, a host on the Catholic TV network EWTN, and Kate Smith, a former CBS reporter who now works at Planned Parenthood. Also: Some of the week's top media stories with Elahe Izadi, Brian Lowry, Eric Deggans, and David French.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/8/202240 minutes, 37 seconds
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Nick Confessore on Tucker Carlson's 'apocalyptic' rhetoric and remarkable reach

New York Times reporter Nick Confessore spent months interviewing Tucker Carlson's friends, studying Carlson's show, and checking the accuracy of the content. Confessore's resulting series, "American Nationalist," is about everything from Carlson's childhood to Fox's future as a far-right broadcaster. Everything about Carlson's show "comes back to a central narrative of elite corruption, elite hatred, how much the ruling class hates you," he says.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/6/202235 minutes, 8 seconds
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Trevor Noah Challenges The Media And President Biden Says 'American Democracy Is Not A Reality Show'

April Ryan, Molly Ball, Leigh Ann Caldwell, and David Zurawik analyze President Biden and Trevor Noah's speeches at the 2022 White House Correspondents Dinner. Plus, Ball discusses Elon Musk's politics; Zurawik reacts to a new New York Times series about Tucker Carlson; Kristen Soltis Anderson addresses the disconnects between the press and the public; Moira Whelan talks about defending democratic values in the digital age; and Jodie Ginsberg shares her priorities as she takes over the Committee to Protect Journalists.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/1/202239 minutes, 14 seconds
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David Simon discusses his new HBO series ‘We Own This City;' local news; and his Twitter usage

Acclaimed television producer David Simon speaks with Brian Stelter about his new crime drama; how it shares a theme with "The Wire;" and why the relationship between police and the public must be repaired. Simon also discusses the differences between journalism and drama, commenting that "it's an amorphous thing when you’re trying to depict reality after the fact, with limited information, on a camera…in my shop we try to have an ethical discussion about every scene." Simon also shares his thoughts on the Baltimore Banner startup; Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover; and the possible plot for his next project.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/28/202233 minutes, 22 seconds
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A tumultuous week in media: From CNN to Disney, Netflix to Twitter, WaPo to NYT

Brian Stelter covers the end of CNN+, Elon Musk's bid for Twitter and other media stories with Mara Schiavocampo, Oliver Darcy and Sara Fischer. Plus, Jonathan Haidt makes the case that social media has made American life "uniquely stupid;" White House Correspondents Association president Steven Portnoy discusses President Biden and the press corps; and "Navalny" director Daniel Roher talks about the making of his documentary.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/24/202238 minutes, 31 seconds
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Taylor Lorenz discusses 'Libs of TikTok' and her reporting practices

Taylor Lorenz, the Washington Post journalist who profiled the "Libs of TikTok" Twitter account and revealed the creator's identity, answers questions about her reporting. She says "Libs of TikTok," which ridicules progressive educators, has become a "feeding ground" for right-wing media outlets: "The idea that this woman is not newsworthy is nonsense." She says the conservative commentators denouncing her want to "sow doubt and discredit journalism. That is their agenda."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/21/202226 minutes, 54 seconds
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Masha Gessen says 'everything that is on Russian TV is a lie'

Gessen argues that news outlets should not amplify "ridiculous messages" from Russian authorities. Plus: Scott McLean reports from Estonia; Jessica Toonkel and Clare Duffy discuss what Elon Musk and Twitter might do next; and Lynn Sweet dissects why President Biden is granting so few interviews and why the RNC is opposing the Commission on Presidential Debates.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/17/202240 minutes, 15 seconds
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Danny Fenster recounts life behind bars in Myanmar

American journalist Danny Fenster was imprisoned in Myanmar for nearly six months in 2021. Now he is readjusting to normal life and getting back to reporting. He talks with Brian Stelter about his arrest; going into "reporter mode" in prison; experiencing a "sham trial;" and eventually winning his freedom. Fenster discusses the lack of due process in Myanmar, the role of state-run media, and the "challenge for [journalists] to make the story more compelling" as the citizens of Myanmar continue to suffer.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/14/202232 minutes, 46 seconds
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Disney heiress reacts to right-wing media's attacks: 'There is no neutrality anymore'

Abigail Disney speaks with Brian Stelter about Republicans demonizing the company co-founded by her grandfather. Plus: Kara Swisher on Elon Musk's plans for Twitter; Anne Applebaum on the Ukrainian president's TV producing power; Claire Atkinson on Discovery's merger with CNN's parent WarnerMedia; and Katherine Wu on the first "so what?" wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/10/202238 minutes, 43 seconds
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Mark Follman, author of "Trigger Points," discusses myths, data, and the media's response to mass shootings

What does the media get wrong about covering gun violence? Mother Jones national affairs editor Mark Follman, author of "Trigger Points: Inside the Mission to Stop Mass Shootings in America" talks with Brian Stelter about "getting in front" of the story "instead of reacting to it." Follman debunks oft repeated myths, unpacks unhelpful headlines, and discusses how to combat sensationalism in an audience desensitized to mass shootings. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/7/202234 minutes, 35 seconds
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Demonizing Disney: Why Mickey Mouse May Be A Factor In The Midterm Elections

Brian Stelter and a panel of guests discuss the right-wing media targeting both Disney and LGBTQ rights. Plus, Julia Ioffe makes the case that Vladimir Putin is now a prisoner of his own propaganda; Meduza editor Ivan Kolpakov discusses his fight to provide news to Russians despite restrictions; and CNN's Frederik Pleitgen calls in with eyewitness reporting from Bucha, Ukraine.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/3/202243 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ambushed in Ukraine: Sky News journalists recount how they survived and how they're doing now

"I was absolutely convinced I was going to die," Stuart Ramsay says. Ramsay, the chief correspondent for Sky News, was shot when his crew came under fire in Ukraine. One month later, he is now recovering from surgery and is able to share his story. Ramsay and senior foreign producer Dominique Van Heerden speak with Brian Stelter about how they fled the ambush; sheltered in place for several hours; and evacuated with the help of Ukrainian police. Unimaginably, Van Heerden says, "what happened to us was the good outcome," since other journalists have been killed in similar attacks.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/31/202244 minutes, 1 second
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Independent Russian journalists find way to reach Russian audience from the outside

Journalists Ekaterina Kotrikadze and Tikhon Dzyadko, who fled Moscow when the war began, tell Brian Stelter about relaunching a channel on YouTube from outside Russia. Plus, Frederik Pleitgen talks about covering the invasion from both sides of the border; Jane Mayer shares the significance of the recently revealed Ginni Thomas texts; and CNN's Andrew Morse and Alex MacCallum preview this week's launch of the CNN+ streaming service.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/27/202238 minutes, 23 seconds
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The top media stories of 2022 so far, dissected by Oliver Darcy

Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy review the first quarter of 2022 across the wide world of media, from CNN to OAN, Fox to Facebook, Spotify to the Smiths. The pair also discuss news coverage of the war and Ukraine and the evolution of the pandemic. "We need to do better in the news media and elsewhere talking about what the end of this pandemic looks like,” Darcy says.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/24/202235 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ukrainian journalists suddenly turn into war correspondents

Olga Rudenko, editor in chief of The Kyiv Independent, talks with Brian Stelter about covering Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Plus, Associated Press executive editor Julie Pace discusses war zone deployments; and Anne Applebaum, Peter Pomerantsev, Kimberly Dozier, Mara Schiavocampo and Philip Bump join the conversation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/20/202242 minutes, 31 seconds
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Kimberly Dozier on war reporting, deadly attacks, and what may happen next in Ukraine

Kimberly Dozier is one of the only people in the world who can relate to what wounded Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall is going through. When Dozier was reporting for CBS in Baghdad in 2006, she survived a bomb blast that left two colleagues dead. Dozier reflects on the trauma and the road to recovery for wounded war correspondents; describes how journalists are mobilizing to help Hall; and underscores the importance of reporting in conflict zones like Ukraine. She also warns against letting "image fatigue" set in, arguing that "getting tired of the war helps Putin."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/17/202241 minutes, 22 seconds
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Journalist in Russia speaks out despite risk of jail time

Veteran Russia journalist Yevgenia Albats joins Brian Stelter from Moscow. Plus, Maria Ressa and Nick Kristof react to Russia's new anti-journalism law; Daniel Dale debunks videos circulating on social media about Ukraine; and Christof Putzel pays tribute to his friend Brent Renaud, the filmmaker who was killed near Kyiv on Sunday.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/13/202242 minutes, 48 seconds
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Two years since the pandemic began, Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal and Dr. James Hamblin assess what have we learned

Brian Stelter catches up with two public health experts who helped explain Covid-19 when the pandemic first upended American life two years ago this week. Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal and Dr. James Hamblin discuss the initial "communication vacuum," the decline of trust in information sources, and the potential end of the pandemic.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/11/202244 minutes, 45 seconds
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Putin Puts Up Digital Walls, Making Reporting From Russia Much More Difficult

Brian Stelter reports on a new Russian law that may make legitimate reporting a crime. Robert Mahoney, Julia Ioffe and Thomas Friedman analyze Putin's crackdown on the press. Jim Sciutto explains the challenges in confirming information from the battleground. An executive from Facebook's parent company says the company is trying to restore service in Russia. And a TV host from a Ukrainian news network has a message for the world.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/6/202243 minutes, 53 seconds
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'Hinge of history:' Thomas Friedman on covering Ukraine war in 'this wired world'

"You cannot exaggerate how dangerous this moment is," New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman says. Friedman talks with Brian Stelter about the Ukraine war; how to cover the "economic nuclear bomb" dropped on Russia; and why he dubs this "World War Wired."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/3/202234 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ukraine war: Social media is reshaping how the world sees conflict

Jane Lytvynenko, Julia Davis and Bianna Golodryga share tips for navigating social media during war in Ukraine and analyze Russia state-owned media's conduct. Plus, David French says the battleground is full of unknowns; Ekaterina Kotrikadze of TV Rain describes working in Russia under government pressure; and Jon Favreau previews President Biden's State of the Union address.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/27/202239 minutes, 43 seconds
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Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle on 'unprecedented' number of book bans and how to fight back

Markus Dohle talks with Brian Stelter about making a personal donation of $500,000 to PEN America to combat the censorship of books. Dohle says there is a "theme" behind the current wave of book bans in the United States and observes that "bad things follow after the written word is suppressed." Dohle also discusses the state of the publishing business and makes a bullish case for the future of print.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/25/202231 minutes, 51 seconds
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Former Fox president says Clinton obsession is about business, not news

Joe Peyronnin, a former president of Fox News, talks about the network's over-the-top criticism of Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. Plus, Clarissa Ward shares how journalists are verifying info in Ukraine and Russia; David Zurawik reacts to the latest revelations about the shakeup at CNN; David Leonhardt discusses the media's "balancing act" as the Omicron surge wanes; and Kelly Weill previews her new book "Off The Edge" about conspiracy culture.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/20/202239 minutes, 17 seconds
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How many Americans believe false claims about Covid-19 vaccines? Katherine Ognyanova has answers

How influential is media consumption on Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy? What are the long-lasting effects of vaccine disinformation? Katherine Ognyanov discusses these questions and shares new data from a multi-university study of vaccine misperceptions. "People who believe they're vaccine experts are more likely to hold misconceptions," she says. Ognyanov is a professor at Rutgers and one of the founders of the COVID States Project.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/17/202236 minutes, 38 seconds
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Inside the courtroom for Palin v. New York Times trial

Jeremy Peters and Sonia Moghe share observations about the Sarah Palin v. New York Times trial. Plus, Donie O'Sullivan discusses his interview with 'Freedom Convoy' participants in Canada; Gretchen Carlson heralds passage of a landmark #MeToo bill; and Peters describes lessons from his new book "Insurgency."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/13/202239 minutes, 26 seconds
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Tristan Harris says 'civil war for profit business model' is harming democracy

Tristan Harris, co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, says social media companies are competing for a "finite supply of human attention" and becoming more aggressive to get it. Harris expands on his ideas from "The Social Dilemma" and discusses threats to democracies around the world. Plus, he argues that the United States must focus on "protecting its digital borders" with adversaries now throwing "information bombs" online. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/11/202238 minutes, 17 seconds
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What's Next For CNN Following This Week's Shakeup?

Joanne Lipman, Mara Schiavocampo, Ken Auletta, David Zurawik, and Claire Atkinson all join Brian Stelter with analysis. Plus: Senator Amy Klobuchar discusses a bipartisan effort to level the playing field with Big Tech, and "Red Carpet" author Erich Schwartzel talks about China's soft power and influence in Hollywood.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/6/202243 minutes, 46 seconds
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Inside CNN after the stunning resignation of Jeff Zucker

Brian Stelter shares the latest reporting about the sudden resignation of CNN boss Jeff Zucker. Claire Atkinson of Insider, Sara Fischer of Axios and Oliver Darcy of CNN analyze the news and what it means for the network. "It's like 'The Sopranos' and 'The Godfather' all rolled into one story," Atkinson says. The reporters also discuss the CNN+ streaming service, ABC News turmoil, and Rachel Maddow's hiatus from her MSNBC program.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/4/202250 minutes, 47 seconds
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'High Conflict' author dissects the problem with 'conflict entrepreneurs'

Amanda Ripley joins Brian Stelter with secrets to de-escalating disputes. Plus, Oliver Darcy and Philip Bump discuss anonymous sourcing in light of the Tom Brady retirement stories; Shelby Talcott talks about Biden White House coverage; Kat Rosenfield likens Joe Rogan to "a weed;" Nic Robertson reports on Russian TV's interest in Tucker Carlson; and "Jeopardy!" victor Amy Schneider reflects on her winning streak. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/30/202239 minutes, 7 seconds
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'Tech Won. Now What?' Shira Ovide on the big stories about Big Tech right now

Shira Ovide, author of the On Tech newsletter for The New York Times, talks about the power of technology "empires;" the implications of the recent Microsoft-Activision deal; and what the blurred reality of the "metaverse" might look like. She discusses her recent columns and analyzes how lawmakers and regulators are reckoning with companies that are "as powerful as a government."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/28/202226 minutes, 6 seconds
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Bob Costas previews the Beijing Olympics and the obstacles NBC will face

Plus, do doom-and-gloom perceptions match reality? Oliver Darcy and Catherine Rampell discuss "negativity bias in the media." Later, Jeffrey Toobin previews Sarah Palin v. New York Times; John Harris discusses the importance of media institutions; and Brian Stelter visits a middle school where students are learning about news literacy.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/23/202239 minutes, 28 seconds
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What the media needs to know about Gen Z, the "zoomers" and their "Fight"

John Della Volpe, author of the new book "Fight: How Gen Z Is Channeling Their Fear and Passion to Save America," talks with Brian Stelter about how and why teens and young adults are misunderstood. He shares his optimistic view of the generation; discusses the news events that have shaped their opinions and values; and the role of TikTok and other social media in their lives. He also says Generation Z is "turning away from traditional media to preserve their mental health."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/21/202232 minutes, 22 seconds
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Stark contrasts in how media treats Trump and Biden

Joe Lockhart and Alyssa Farah Griffin discuss the media's coverage. Plus, Olivia Nuzzi talks about her quest to interview Dr. Oz; Kate Starbird and Caroline Orr Bueno dissect Covid misinformation; and Steven Brill and Gordon Crovitz share their experience building NewsGuard, a startup that is supplying credibility ratings for news sites.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/16/202234 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jessica Lessin on 'influencer journalists' and the subscription model for startups

Jessica Lessin, founder of The Information, talks about her own company's profitable business model and takes stock of the digital media universe. She discusses Substack, Axios, Puck, and other new media ventures. She says "influencer journalism," signified by star writers churning out newsletter copy, should not be the primary mode of news production. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/14/202242 minutes, 59 seconds
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Facebook's Former Elections Boss Speaks Out About 'Electoral Tsunami'

Katie Harbath says Facebook and Twitter need more "guardrails." Plus, Dr. Lucy McBride addresses Covid-19 anxieties and "doomsday doctors," and former Ted Cruz staffer Amanda Carpenter reacts to Cruz's groveling on Tucker Carlson's show. Later, Carl Bernstein previews his new memoir "Chasing History."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/9/202239 minutes, 2 seconds
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What the success of "Yellowstone" says about the state of cable TV and streaming

Wall Street Journal reporter John Jurgensen talks with Brian Stelter about the success of "Yellowstone," the Paramount Network drama that attracted more than 10 million viewers for its most recent season. Jurgensen says it may be "tempting to think streaming has flattened the world," but "Yellowstone" shows that cable can still be a launchpad for big hits. Now ViacomCBS is using the cowboy soap opera to lure subscribers over to its streaming service. Jurgensen and Stelter also discuss other trends on the television beat.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/7/202239 minutes, 13 seconds
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The story of January 6 keeps getting bigger

Two reporters open up about lingering trauma from covering the Jan. 6 attack. Plus, David Frum analyzes the rise in political violence and addresses America's "new normal." Later, Kara Swisher shares where Big Tech is taking us in 2022. Guests: Grace Segers, Hunter Walker, Nicole Hemmer, Ryan Reilly, David Frum, and Kara Swisher.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/2/202243 minutes, 10 seconds
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News overload, 'doomscrolling,' and global crackdowns on free press

The top editors of The AP and Reuters come together for a conversation about 2021 news and 2022 priorities. Plus, Brian interviews the outgoing head of the Committee to Protect Journalists; a member of the media who was evacuated from Afghanistan; and the editor of the humor website The Onion.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/26/202143 minutes, 15 seconds
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Brian and Oliver recap the year in media and look ahead to 2022

Oliver Darcy and Brian Stelter debrief about 2021's biggest stories at the intersection of media, politics, business, and culture. The two also look ahead to the new year, discussing cable news line-up changes, Fox’s future in "conspiracy land," and Facebook's response to vaccine disinformation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/22/202132 minutes, 8 seconds
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How the media should cover Omicron and the Covid surge

David Leonhardt and Katherine Wu discuss how Covid risk calculations are changing. Derek Thompson says there are "three circles of risk." Plus, Carl Bernstein says the voting rights fight is the top story for newsrooms.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/19/202138 minutes, 41 seconds
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Global Reporting Center founder Peter Klein on "embracing complexity" and covering the world's neglected stories for an American audience

Former "60 Minutes" producer turned journalism professor Peter Klein says some American news outlets have a "problematic" approach to global reporting. He says he was motivated to start a nonprofit, the Global Reporting Center, to support deep reporting and collaboration. He discusses his center's work and the power of partnerships with scholars and experts. Klein also looks back at his time at "60 Minutes" and his work with Lara Logan, who is now an incendiary commentator on Fox. Klein says he and other former colleagues have been worried about Logan and ultimately embarrassed by her transition from respected reporter to fringe Fox "actor."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/16/202131 minutes, 43 seconds
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December 12, 2021: Chris Wallace joins an exodus of journalists from Fox News; left and right both frustrated with Biden news coverage; media covering, and recovering from, tornado outbreak

Brian Stelter speaks with newspaper publishers in Kentucky and Tennessee about the recovery from Friday's tornado outbreak. Plus, why is Tucker Carlson so popular on Russian TV? CNN reports on how the Fox echo chamber fuels Russian propaganda. And was the outcome of the Jussie Smollett trial also a guilty verdict for the media? SE Cupp, Will Bunch, Julia Ioffe, Bill Evans, Daniel Richardson, and Jay Rosen join Brian.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/13/202142 minutes, 36 seconds
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Jay Rosen on "pro-democracy" media and what the next chapter in the political journalism playbook should say

Jay Rosen says newsrooms need to stand for "pro-democracy, pro-truth, pro-science, pro-evidence, pro-voting." The journalism professor at NYU shares thoughts about how to recalibrate and "redesign" news coverage. The biggest hurdle for journalists, he says, is recognizing how "the routines and assumptions of political journalism" collapse when covering GOP extremism and Donald Trump's lies. Rosen also responds to Jonathan Karl's recent remarks about the challenge of covering Trump, and he makes the case that some voters are now in an "information loop of their own." To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/10/202133 minutes, 29 seconds
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December 5, 2021: The timeline of events leading to Chris Cuomo’s firing; the White House speaks out against the press; reporter Lara Logan makes shocking Nazi comparison.

Plus…Julie K. Brown on the Ghislaine Maxwell trial giving rise to new conspiracies; an anti-vax Christian broadcast network CEO died from complications due to Covid-19 after downplaying the virus; former Republican Senator and Presidential candidate Bob Dole dies at the age of 98; and more. Mara Schiavocampo, Sara Fischer, David Zurawik, Bob Smietana, Eric Boehlert, Julie K. Brown join Brain Stelter.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/5/202143 minutes, 15 seconds
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"Tinderbox" author James Andrew Miller on HBO, streaming and the future of TV

James Andrew Miller, author of the new HBO oral history "Tinderbox," shares what he learned through his interviews with five decades of network executives, stars and producers. HBO created a "whole new pathway for people to experience television," he says. But now it is under tremendous pressure from the likes of Netflix. Miller also discusses the impacts of the AT&T-Time Warner deal and his interviews with media moguls about the pending combination of WarnerMedia and Discovery. Referring to the streaming race, he says "it's a really expensive war" and "not everyone is going to make it."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/2/202145 minutes, 52 seconds
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November 28, 2021: Dr. Jonathan Reiner on how to cover Omicron; Susan Glasser on the GOP media's 'purge;' is President Biden doing enough to shape his own story?

Plus... Brian Stelter says Biden's detractors are shaping the "metastory" of his presidency; a Colorado anchor calls out Rep. Lauren Boebert and the media; a new report says "democratic backsliding" is underway in United States; and more. Kyle Clark, Magdi Semrau, Chris Arnade, Susan Glasser, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, Annika Silva-Leander, and Larry Hobbs join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/28/202138 minutes, 53 seconds
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade guru Wesley Whatley takes us behind the scenes of the most-watched variety show of the year

Brian Stelter shares his previous experience as a balloon handler in the Thanksgiving parade, and he talks with Wesley Whatley, a creative producer at Macy's, who helps plan the festivities every year. Whatley reflects on the nearly 100-year "tradition" of the parade; his role selecting marching bands and other performers from across the country; and the importance of both the in-person experience and the television broadcast. Plus, Whatley asks Stelter about his balloon-flying skills and Whatley describes the moment Kermit sang a song he wrote.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/23/202132 minutes, 6 seconds
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November 21, 2021: David French critiques Rittenhouse coverage; Nikole Hannah-Jones reacts to '1619' curriculum bans; how would the press handle a Trump 2024 campaign?

Plus... David Zurawik discusses Rupert Murdoch's jab at Donald Trump; Brian Stelter describes "news whiplash;" Katelyn Polantz explains what we're not seeing during the Jan. 6 prosecutions in federal court; and more. Jon Karl, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Rachel Stockman, David French, Katelyn Polantz, and David Zurawik join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/21/202138 minutes, 55 seconds
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"All the News That's Fit to Click:" Caitlin Petre explains how metrics are reshaping how American newsrooms operate

The arrival of audience metrics went off like a "bomb" inside newsrooms like The New York Times, Caitlin Petre says. Petre researched how The Times and Gawker reckoned with analytics in very different ways. The result is her new book "All the News That's Fit to Click." Chartbeat metrics became "addictive" for some journalists as the "habit forming" offerings "mimicked digital games," encouraging users to "boost" their scores and "work harder and harder," Petre says. And for the average consumer? "Keep in mind," she says, that with every click, "you are actually sending a message or signal back to a newsroom."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/18/202139 minutes, 16 seconds
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November 14, 2021: Steve Bannon becomes right-wing media's new martyr; the role of documentaries in the Britney Spears case; as inflation fears rise, is the news coverage falling short?

Plus: A new report offers solutions to 'information disorder;" Brian Williams' departure highlights a talent problem at MSNBC; MyPillow CEO's media empire shows the depth and breadth of the Big Lie delusion; and more. Catherine Rampell, Eric Deggans, Zachary Petrizzo, Rashad Robinson, Abigail Tracy, Art Cullen, and Beth Levison join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/14/202139 minutes
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Jon Allsop on covering the coverage of COP26 and climate, "the biggest story in the world"

Media reporter Jon Allsop, speaking from the sidelines of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, shares his reporting and analysis about how the gathering is being covered. Allsop, the author of CJR's The Media Today newsletter, tells Brian Stelter that "this summit brings all the storylines together." He describes the unequal nature of global news coverage, citing a "huge equality problem" that is evident at the summit, and major investments by outlets like The New York Times. "This is a huge news peg," he says, but reporters will need to stay on the story and see if countries "actually follow through on the pledges that they made here."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/12/202132 minutes, 8 seconds
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November 7, 2021: Election postmortem for the press; how pro-Trump outlets are trying to erase Jan. 6 reality; are newsrooms in a "woke stranglehold?"

Plus: A Covid vaccine conspiracist within the White House press corps; a new aid for local news; why spyware is a 'worst nightmare' for journalists. Natasha Alford says. Natasha Alford, Claire Atkinson, Nicole Hemmer, Batya Ungar-Sargon, Steven Waldman, and Nicole Perlroth join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/7/202138 minutes, 55 seconds
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Brian Rosenwald discusses right-wing talk radio, this week's elections, and conservative media as 'a soap opera for men'

Brian Rosenwald, the author of "Talk Radio's America," analyzes the influence of right-wing media echo chambers on the off-year elections and talks more broadly about the impact of media on voting patterns. Rosenwald also discusses some of the factors that make right-wing radio popular: hosts frame the world into good guys and villains, creating narratives that are like "pro-wrestling, a soap opera for men." He also argues there is no equivalent media ecosystem for a liberal audience.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/4/202149 minutes, 48 seconds
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October 31, 2021: Brian Stelter's ominous prediction about 2022 and beyond; David Leonhardt talks Covid-19 and 'bad news bias'

Plus: Kara Swisher dissects Facebook and YouTube; David Sirota critiques coverage of DC budget battles; Julie Roginsky discusses Rupert Murdoch's televised conspiracy theories. Astead Herndon, Bill Carter, Kara Swisher, David Leonhardt, Julie Roginsky, David Sirota, and Stewart Bainum join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/31/202139 minutes, 21 seconds
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Entrepreneur Stewart Bainum explains his Baltimore Banner startup and why local news is critical to 'strengthening democracy'

Stewart Bainum wanted to take over the Baltimore Sun but a hedge fund blocked him. So now he is launching a nonprofit news outlet in Baltimore instead. Bainum tells Brian Stelter about his interest in local news; his approach to gaining subscriptions and support; and his recruitment of Kimi Yoshino from the Los Angeles Times to run the Banner's newsroom. Bainum says his investment comes with significant risk, but the potential reward "is tremendous because it can be replicated across the country." He also reveals that he is "surveying the media landscape of Maryland" for possible partnerships and joint ventures.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/29/202129 minutes, 42 seconds
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October 24, 2021: Senator Blumenthal discusses the 'Facebook Papers;' a new report on YouTube's filter bubble; Jackie Calmes dissects the "both sides" problem in political coverage

Plus: An NYU psychologist explains how identity shapes our view of reality; why Donald Trump's new social network should be taken seriously; how Fox News gave birth to a false narrative about school boards. Richard Blumenthal, Suzanne Nossel, Philip Bump, Mara Schiavocampo, Oliver Darcy, Katie Paul, and Jay Van Bavel join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/24/202139 minutes, 17 seconds
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Climate expert Mark Lynas on the 'final nail in the coffin' of climate denial; media coverage of COP26; and more

Nearly a decade ago, an influential review of climate-related studies found a 97% consensus about man's impact on climate change. Now a new review, led by Mark Lynas, has found a 99.9% consensus. Lynas says the science is so settled that "it is case closed." Republicans "undermining the case for action" are basing that entirely on politics, not science, he adds. Lynas discusses how "right-wing media" in the United States tends to offer "anti-scientific perspectives on climate change" and needs to start offering more "right-wing solutions." He also discusses how climate change reporting is evolving, and what to expect from COP26, a pivotal UN climate summit.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/22/202128 minutes, 19 seconds
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October 17, 2021: Robert Costa says political reporters are on the democracy beat; 'Brainwashing' author argues Fox tears families apart; is Netflix resisting 'cancel culture' by backing Dave Chappelle?

Plus: Why threats to American democracy should be front-page news; Pelosi and Sanders blame press for budget confusion; Brian Stelter shares a personal story about threats against journalists.  Marc Elias, Robert Costa, Bari Weiss, Jen Senko, Oliver Darcy, and Matt Belloni join Brian. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/17/202141 minutes, 7 seconds
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Bari Weiss says "the world has gone mad." She is using Substack to deliver "honest news for sane people."

Bari Weiss talks about her departure from The New York Times and her reemergence as the editor of "Common Sense," a newsletter on Substack. She outlines topics that she says are "not allowed" in most news coverage and argues that people are flocking to alternatives like her publication. Weiss also identifies "disinformation by omission" and threats to free speech. Stelter asks about the business model of her publication and how she is investing subscriber revenues into growing the brand. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/14/202126 minutes, 3 seconds
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October 10, 2021: David Zurawik slams Fox's anti-vaccine message; Meridith McGraw shares Trump rally takeaways; why the media shouldn't 'normalize' abnormal political behavior

Brian Stelter on reporters versus "repeaters" in the media; why presidents make bad media critics; how the Pandora Papers were "a win for democracy." Brittany Shepherd, Meridith McGraw, Olivia Nuzzi, David Zurawik, Sara Fischer, Michael Abramowitz, and James Fallows join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/10/202138 minutes, 47 seconds
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Facebook Files reporter Jeff Horwitz on his source relationship with whistleblower Frances Haugen — and why he felt "properly paranoid"

Jeff Horwitz first connected with Frances Haugen late last year when he was trying to meet more sources at Facebook. He eventually earned her trust and access to a trove of internal research from the company. Horwitz tells Brian Stelter what his source relationship was like; why he wondered if anyone would care about the revelations; and whether he is working on any more Facebook Files stories. Plus, Stelter asks about Horwitz's headband fashion statement. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/7/202136 minutes, 20 seconds
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October 3, 2021: Nick Clegg defends Facebook as whistleblower comes forward; Ben Smith discusses his explosive reporting about Ozy Media

Plus... How to decode news coverage of Congress; a not-so-happy anniversary for Fox News; why are MAGA media stars siding with vaccine opponents? Nick Clegg, Juliette Kayyem, Susan Glasser, Charlotte Alter, Jonathan Cohn, Ben Smith and Meg Kinnard join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/3/202147 minutes, 24 seconds
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Jeffrey Toobin previews the new Supreme Court term and how the arguments will be heard in a whole new way

CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, the author of multiple books about the Supreme Court, discusses the court's new term and the media's coverage with Brian Stelter. Toobin previews the fall's cases involving abortion rights, the second amendment and religious freedom. He also discusses new developments in court accessibility, with audio of oral arguments being live streamed in a possible bid to stave off TV cameras. Toobin also expresses "real reservations" about whether the court can "continue to be a bulwark for democracy in the future." To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/1/202134 minutes, 30 seconds
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September 26, 2021: Nikole Hannah-Jones on the meaning of 'Banned Book Week;' Timothy Snyder on the right-wing media's 'safe space for the Big Lie'

Plus... How the media should make sense of DC's budget battles; evaluating news coverage of the Gabby Petito case; explaining the Covid-19 false alarm on the set of 'The View;' and more. Timothy Snyder, Josh Marshall, Catherine Rampell, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Chris Best, Oliver Darcy, and Chloe Melas join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/26/202138 minutes, 58 seconds
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Substack CEO Chris Best on the past, present and future of newsletters and digital subscription models

Chris Best co-founded Substack in 2017. Now the company is powering thousands of newsletters and turning some writers into millionaires. Brian Stelter interviews Best about Substack's business model; the accompanying controversies; and the future of digital subscriptions. The goal, he says, is to"return control into the hands of readers and writers themselves," to "design systems and create spaces where great stuff is rewarded."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/23/202140 minutes, 47 seconds
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September 19, 2021: 'Lie, rinse, and repeat' is GOP media's specialty; new revelations from 'Peril;' will Facebook Files revelations spur any real change?

Plus... why the phrase 'do your own research' is hurting America's Covid response; the rise of 'digital detectives' during missing persons cases; did the media overreact to 'Justice for J6' rally? Rep. Adam Smith, Mary Trump, Renee DiResta and Yael Eisenstat, Evan Osnos, and David Zurawik join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/19/202142 minutes, 45 seconds
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Brian Lowry and Sandra Gonzalez on the new TV season and the benefits of streaming

Does fall TV "premiere week" still exist and if so, how much does it matter? Are the streaming services squeezing out old-school outlets and are the broadcast networks merely "managing decline?" Brian Stelter talks with two of CNN's entertainment experts: reporter Sandra Gonzalez and critic Brian Lowry. Gonzalez describes what she calls the "This is Us" test. Plus, a preview of Sunday’s Emmy Awards!To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/17/202127 minutes, 26 seconds
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September 12, 2021: A trillion-dollar problem; The 'Big Lie' and the California recall; David Leonhardt on the Delta variant dilemma

Plus... Will Bunch says the press saw Afghanistan as a chance to "pounce" on Biden; Trump's new fantasy about last year's election; new innovations in investigative reporting; and more. David Leonhardt, April Ryan, Will Bunch, Jean Guerrero, Emily Ramshaw, Evan Hill and Nadine Ajaka join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/12/202138 minutes, 24 seconds
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You're the new owner of a local newspaper. Now what do you do?

Publishing chains like Gannett are selling off some of their smaller papers to truly local owners. Brian Stelter speaks with two beneficiaries of this trend: Jennifer Allen, the new owner of the Hot Springs Village Voice in Arkansas, and Carol Wyatt, the returning editor of two local papers in Florida, the Holmes County Times-Advertiser and the Washington County News. Wyatt talks about rebuilding the papers by returning "to covering the local issues." She says "we are the scrapbooks of our community; we are the keeper of milestones... Even something as simple as publishing the school district's honor roll plays a part in why the community looks to their local paper." She and Allen discuss the advantages, challenges and "growing pains" they've experienced in transitioning back to "hyperlocal" ownership.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/8/202125 minutes, 54 seconds
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September 5, 2021: VOA journalists in Afghanistan fear 'they will be left behind, they will be forgotten'; evaluating 9/11 coverage 20 years later

Plus... Julie Pace on her vision for the future of The Associated Press; how Rep. Nunes is using the courts to bully press; Ken Burns on Muhammad Ali's enduring legacy, and the dangers of partisan echo chambers. Ayesha Tanzeem, Leonard Pitts, Jr., Spencer Ackerman, Michael Daly, Laura Edelson, Liz Mair, David Folkenflik, Julie Pace and Ken Burns join John Avlon.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/5/202139 minutes, 5 seconds
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CNN's Kerry Flynn and Oliver Darcy recap the summer of media news and preview the fall

Oliver Darcy and Kerry Flynn join Brian Stelter to debrief about the summer's biggest stories on the media beat, from BuzzFeed to Sally Buzbee, from right-wing media to Rachel Maddow. Flynn reflects on her conversations with new newsroom leaders and Darcy weighs in on the Biden White House's evolving relationship with the media. The trio also look ahead to the fall, discussing media companies' return to office plans, Big Lie lawsuits, and more.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/2/202134 minutes, 49 seconds
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August 29, 2021: Inside the efforts to get Afghan journalists to safety; critiquing coverage of President Biden; Larry Elder's anti-media campaign

Plus... WSJ reporter shares his reporting about ABC News scandal; succession talk at "Jeopardy!" and MSNBC; and more. Azmat Khan, Anna Nelson, James Fallows, Eric Boehlert, Joe Flint, Claire Atkinson and Colleen McCain Nelson join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/29/202126 minutes, 25 seconds
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Jean Guerrero on covering Larry Elder, Gavin Newsom, and the California recall

Los Angeles Times columnist Jean Guerrero, an outspoken critic of Larry Elder, discusses the fraught media environment around the California gubernatorial recall, and why Elder is such a contentious candidate. She discusses different narratives about Gavin Newsom's time as governor and the recent increase in national news coverage of the recall effort. She says Elder's standoffs with the press hurt the public: "He's not being challenged on what he's actually proposing because he's refusing to talk to reporters who actually know what he stands for."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/26/202131 minutes, 9 seconds
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August 22, 2021: Clarissa Ward recounts her journey out of Afghanistan; Matthew Dowd and Amanda Marcotte critique coverage of Biden

Plus... MAGA media outlets are on an anti-democratic crusade; Fox's vaccine rhetoric versus corporate reality; meet the reporter who upended "Jeopardy!" and unseated Mike Richards; and more. Clarissa Ward, Saad Mohseni, Matthew Dowd, Amanda Marcotte, Oliver Darcy and Claire McNear join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/22/202138 minutes, 10 seconds
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Joe Bernstein on 'Big Disinfo' and the power of the disinformation frame

BuzzFeed reporter and Nieman fellow Joe Bernstein talks about his Harper's cover story on "Big Disinfo," the rise of a new industry dedicated to combating disinformation. "What I wanted to push back against is a kind of a dominant framing in the media... that implies or outright says that lies and propaganda on social media, specifically on Facebook, on YouTube, on Twitter, are measurably responsible for the deep issues in American society," he says. He also identifies ways forward for the study and coverage of disinformation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/19/202134 minutes, 58 seconds
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August 15, 2021: Taliban takes control of Kabul; Afghan journalists are 'absolutely petrified;' U.S. Surgeon General critiques Covid-19 media coverage

Clarissa Ward, Susan Glasser and Fareed Zakaria analyze breaking news from Afghanistan; Discovery fights to protect its Polish news network; Rachel Maddow considers leaving MSNBC; and more. Clarissa Ward, Susan Glasser, Fareed Zakaria, Stephen Shackelford, Lachlan Cartwright and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/15/202148 minutes, 14 seconds
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Megan Stack on the American withdrawal from Afghanistan and the perilous situation for journalists on the ground

Megan Stack, a contributor to The New Yorker, discusses her recent article about the Pentagon's "de-facto press blackout" in Afghanistan, plus the threats to members of the media in the country. She describes the U.S. military's concerns about how coverage of the troop withdrawal could hurt America's image, saying "they know that any photograph that looks sort of unvictorious, that looks that looks like giving up and kind of quitting" might be useful "to foreign adversaries." Stack analyzes the Taliban's advances and says the image feared by U.S. officials -- a helicopter evacuation reminiscent of the Fall of Saigon -- could wind up being seen. Stack also reflects on two decades of Afghan war coverage and says "I found it very difficult to reconcile how little the U.S. public does seem to understand or engage with the extent of what's happened and what our government has done. I find that very jarring, especially because I gave so many years of my life and I have friends who died covering those stories, and it's sort of frustrating... I feel like people have done great coverage over the years and it just hasn't quite penetrated."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/12/202133 minutes, 16 seconds
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August 8, 2021: Albany Times Union editor dissects Gov. Cuomo's behavior; behind the scenes of CNN conversations about Chris Cuomo; piecing together evidence of Trump's coup attempt

Plus... Dr. Nisha Mehta on Covid's grim reality; Andrew Sullivan on what the media missed about Provincetown; Dana Bash on the art of the interview; and more. John Avlon, Yasmeen Serhan, David Zurawik, Casey Seiler, Dana Bash, Dr. Nisha Mehta and Andrew Sullivan join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/8/202139 minutes, 18 seconds
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Kelly McBride on her NPR public editor role and substantial changes to NPR's ethics policy

When is it appropriate for journalists to take a side? When is it okay for journalists to participate in a march or use a political hashtag? NPR recently addressed these questions with a revision to its ethics policy. Poynter SVP Kelly McBride, who also serves as NPR's public editor, discusses the policy changes and what they mean for the public radio outlet and the journalism industry more broadly. She says "good journalism and having an opinion about a moral position" should not be mutually exclusive," and points out, "When you talk to journalists of color who are trying to make their way in American newsrooms, they are disproportionately harmed by these conflict of interest policies."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/5/202130 minutes, 24 seconds
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August 1, 2021: Calling out 'hyperbolic' Covid-19 coverage; how local reporters are addressing vaccine refusal; Rep. Jackie Speier on the 'cult' of Trump

Plus: Why the MyPillow CEO's delusions endanger democracy; Jared Holt on a "parallel media universe;" and more. Robby Soave, Oliver Darcy, Dr. Celine Gounder, Emily Woodruff, Keisha Rowe, Leida Gore, Anne Applebaum, Jared Holt and Rep. Jackie Speier join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/1/202139 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dr. Nicole Baldwin on how to rebut Covid-19 misinformation and how the media should cover the Delta variant

Cincinnati pediatrician Dr. Nicole Baldwin, who recently asked President Biden about vaccine misinformation at a CNN town hall, talks with Brian Stelter about what she's seeing on the front lines of the vaccination effort. She describes the challenges she faces on social platforms and in her community, offering tips for tackling misinformation. She points out, "The anti-vaccine community doesn't have to prove anything... As long as they plant that seed of doubt... they've won."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/29/202136 minutes, 4 seconds
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July 25, 2021: Carl Bernstein on Trump's delusions; Andy Slavitt on Covid surge coverage; Julie K. Brown on the importance of local journalism

Plus... Following up with Dr. Nicole Baldwin, who questioned Biden at CNN's town hall; Ruth Ben-Ghiat on "strongman" propaganda techniques; Claire Atkinson on NBC going for gold in the "streaming Olympics;" and more. Andy Slavitt, Carl Bernstein, Oliver Darcy, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Claire Atkinson and Julie K. Brown join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/25/202138 minutes, 26 seconds
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How to launch your own news outlet: Phillip Smith on the Google News Initiative digital 'bootcamp,' and why 'journalists can make great entrepreneurs'

Phillip Smith is the founder and director of the Google News Initiative Startups Bootcamp, which trains journalists to launch digital news sites in eight weeks. Smith joins Brian Stelter to discuss the "skills crossover" for journalists; how they can “grow financially viable, award-winning digital newsrooms;" and what can sometimes go wrong. Smith shares takeaways from the inaugural bootcamp in 2020 and describes the application process for this year. He says this is about "a movement of people that are trying to address needs that are no longer being met" in their communities.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/22/202132 minutes, 38 seconds
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July 18, 2021: Former Facebook executive Brian Boland breaks his silence; 'Landslide' author Michael Wolff on Trump, Murdoch and the media; Charlotte Alter on her interview with Tucker Carlson

Plus... The big question for reporters writing Trump books; Perry Bacon, Jr. on "core values" for newsrooms; "Culture of Fear" author Barry Glassner on Covid-19 coverage; and more. Brian Boland, Perry Bacon, Jr., Charlotte Alter, Michael Wolff, Susan Glasser and Barry Glassner join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/18/202143 minutes, 3 seconds
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David Frum says this 'F word' now describes what Trumpism is becoming

For several years The Atlantic staff writer David Frum cautioned against the "too-easy" use of the word "fascism" to describe Donald Trump's movement. But he now believes the word is useful for political analysis of American politics. There are different "varieties of fascism," Frum says, but some characteristics are clearly present in the reactions to the January 6 attack and the recent rhetoric from Trump. Brian Stelter asks Frum to assess how the former president should be covered by the news media.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/15/202131 minutes, 36 seconds
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Nikki Usher on 'News for the Rich, White, and Blue,' and how place and power distort journalism in America

Nikki Usher shares insights from her new book "News for the Rich, White, and Blue: How Place and Power Distort American Journalism." Usher, an associate professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign​, says "quality journalism" is increasingly reaching affluent and urban consumers at the expense of others. Plus, "the people who still trust American journalism are overwhelmingly liberal," she says. But the journalism itself "really perpetuates existing power structures, leaving a lot of those 'blue' readers fundamentally unsatisfied." She discusses how subscription business models exacerbate these trends and offers some "proposals," like making journalism "more inclusive."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/8/202138 minutes, 14 seconds
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July 4, 2021: Independence from the virus; partisan media in a Biden-induced slump; is Tucker Carlson the new Alex Jones?

Plus... Running out of words to describe the climate crisis; a reporter's notebook from Kabul; will Bill Cosby speak out, and will anyone listen? Dr. Jonathan Reiner, Oliver Darcy, Sara Fischer, David Sanger, Jennifer Epstein, Anna Coren, Emily Atkin and David Wallace-Wells join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/4/202139 minutes, 28 seconds
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Covering a hometown disaster: Miami Herald executive editor Monica Richardson on the Surfside condo collapse

Monica Richardson, who became the top editor of the Miami Herald six months ago, talks with Brian Stelter about the Herald’s first week of coverage of the condo collapse and why she expects "this story to go on for at least a year." Richardson describes how the newsroom initially mobilized to cover the collapse; why staffers from all across the newsroom have turned into disaster reporters; and how the organization set up a “Surfside bureau” for staffers to collaborate and recharge. She also shares the takeaways from a recent training session about grappling with trauma; talks about "sustaining our mental health" over the long haul; and touches on her priorities as executive editor.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/1/202134 minutes, 54 seconds
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June 27, 2021: Examining a week of Sean Hannity's language; MAGA media normalizing talk of violence; outgoing editor's message about the Capital Gazette

Plus... Adam Serwer on his new book "The Cruelty is the Point;" reinventing the Los Angeles Times; and more. Adam Serwer, Rick Hutzell, Patrick Soon-Shiong and Kevin Merida join Brian Stelter on an abbreviated episode.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/27/202124 minutes, 25 seconds
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Patrick Soon-Shiong and Kevin Merida share their vision for the future of the Los Angeles Times

In their first joint interview, Los Angeles Times owner and executive chairman Patrick Soon-Shiong and newly-appointed executive editor Kevin Merida join Brian Stelter and answer questions about the future of the publication. "We're competing for subscriptions" and competing for peoples' time and money, Merida says. "I want to be the most exciting, innovative media company that exists, anchored out in California." He talks about expanding into new areas, from comedy to poetry, and turning the publication into a much larger media company. Soon-Shiong reaffirms his commitment to the outlet; addresses his role in Alden Global Capital's takeover of Tribune Publishing; and shares his view of what the government should do to balance the local news playing field.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/25/202131 minutes, 27 seconds
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June 20, 2021: Inside CNN's effort to obtain January 6 riot video; the 'why' behind Tucker Carlson's new conspiracy theory

Plus... David French on 'the nationalization of outrage;' Mark Simon on the police raid at the Apple Daily newspaper in Hong Kong and how it's having a chilling effect on the press in Hong Kong; and more. Drew Shenkman, Katelyn Polantz, David Zurawik, Jennifer Mercieca, David French, Elaine Yu and Mark Simon join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/20/202139 minutes, 21 seconds
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Jay Rosen on right-wing TV drifting 'further from the real,' and how journalists should 'rethink and rebuild' to cover it

Jay Rosen, who teaches journalism at NYU and authors the PressThink blog, discusses the devolution of Fox News; the difficulty of describing a "shifted political universe" in the United States; and the need for news outlets to be "much more explicitly and aggressively pro-democracy." He says "Fox is becoming in some way more demand-driven" because "its audience is in the driver's seat in a way that's more extreme than when Roger Ailes ran the network." For example, Rosen comments, "Do you want January 6 to be the fault of Antifa? You can have that. Do you want Trump to have won the 2020 election? You can have that." Rosen explains that "these kinds of maneuvers are attempting to sever people from reality so that you can do what you want with them... to just sort of de-anchor people from anything that they have in common with their fellow citizens so that they can be manipulated further. And that's why it's so insidious." Rosen says "journalists have to rethink and rebuild their routines" to cover this new political universe.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/17/202142 minutes, 58 seconds
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June 13, 2021: ProPublica EIC answers questions about stunning tax leak; CNN DC bureau chief previews meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland

Plus... Inside The AP's meeting with Israeli officials; James Murdoch versus his father Rupert; new hope for missing journalist Austin Tice? Sam Feist, Oliver Darcy, Amanda Carpenter, Ruth Eglash, Ian Phillips, Stephen Engelberg and Mike Holtzman join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/13/202140 minutes, 17 seconds
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Thomas Edsall on the new 'anti-democratic party,' and the challenges for the media

New York Times contributing op-ed writer Thomas Edsall warns about Republicans attempting to enforce "white political dominance;" anti-democratic trends in American politics; and the blind spots he sees in media coverage. "Trump and the Republican Party have created a real dilemma for the media," he tells Brian Stelter. "When you have a party that is moving in this extreme fashion, how do we in the media describe it?" Stelter also asks Edsall about bridging the academic and journalistic worlds, pointing to the staggering amount of academic research on "democratic decline," and why this is "not just an ivory tower issue."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/11/202142 minutes, 16 seconds
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June 6, 2021: One-on-one with press secretary Jen Psaki; rating Trump's relative newsworthiness; should the infrastructure bill include money for local news?

Plus... Why spying on journalists is an affront to the First Amendment; and a sneak peek at the new reporting in Brian Stelter's book "Hoax." Kaitlan Collins, Adam Goldman, Dan Abrams, Steven Waldman and Jen Psaki join the conversation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/6/202143 minutes, 35 seconds
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Judd Legum on accountability journalism, Substack and his newsletter's impacts on corporate America

Judd Legum, the founder of the Popular Information newsletter, discusses his three years of reporting on "the delta between what corporations say" and what they do. Legum explains his early success on Substack, the power of the newsletter format, and his expertise diving into "troves of information, whether that's FEC, SEC, the Facebook ad library," or other sources.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/3/202137 minutes, 37 seconds
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May 30, 2021: American journalist Danny Fenster detained in Myanmar; new signs of democratic erosion; is news coverage behind the Covid-19 curve?

Plus... One-on-one with AP managing editor after social media firestorm; the link between far-right media sources and conspiracies; how One America News is boosting the bogus Arizona election audit; and more. Daniel Ziblatt, Matt Skibinski, Kyung Lah, David Leonhardt, Brian Carovillano and Rose and Buddy Fenster join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/30/202141 minutes, 47 seconds
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Kyung Lah's dispatch from Maricopa County: 'Democracy will die by a thousand paper cuts, and this is a huge cut at it'

CNN's Kyung Lah discusses her reporting on the bogus Arizona audit and the role of far-right outlet One America News in the saga. "This is not about right versus left," she says. "This is about truth and lies, and we cannot be afraid to call it a lie." Brian Stelter asks about local coverage of the GOP recount; the "pool" that takes turns observing; and the posture of local officials in Maricopa County. Lah also recounts her viral interview with the president of the Arizona state senate, who defended the credibility of conspiracy-laden OAN. Lah comments on being the proverbial canary in the coal mine, as Maricopa County is "the next page of the Big Lie playbook."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/28/202135 minutes, 35 seconds
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May 23, 2021: How to cover a radicalized Republican party; four stories in the news about CNN; a narrative shift in American politics?

Plus... Biden breaks from Trump and Obama on leak probes; Tribune's sale and the fragile future of local news; Chicago mayor sparks debate over diversity and media access; social media guidelines gone awry at the AP? Claire Atkinson, Nicole Hemmer, Perry Bacon Jr., Edward-Isaac Dovere, Gregory Pratt, Max Foster and John Ware join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/23/202138 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dr. Joan Donovan on 'media manipulation,' the meme wars, and how disinformation hijacks free expression

Dr. Joan Donovan, the research director for the Shorenstein Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School, has become a leading voice in the fight against digital disinformation. She shares her insights with Brian Stelter, exploring the links between the current media landscape and the Occupy movement ten years ago; underscoring the importance of algorithms and platform policies; and touching on important concepts for average platform "users" and lawmakers alike.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/21/202136 minutes, 59 seconds
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May 16, 2021: Israeli military spokesman and AP editor react to airstrike in Gaza; why the American media needs a 'democracy beat'

Plus... "Mask confusion" and how the press can help model a return to normal; Sally Buzbee previews her new role running The Washington Post; Jake Tapper shares his novel-writing secrets; and more. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, Sally Buzbee, David French, Jocelyn Benson, Ari Berman, Peter Wehner, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Jake Tapper join Brian Stelter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/16/202151 minutes, 36 seconds
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'Madoff Talks' author Jim Campbell on the 'untold story' of Bernie Madoff's notorious Ponzi scheme

Jim Campbell, radio host and author of the new book "Madoff Talks: Uncovering the Untold Story Behind the Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme in History," discusses his years of correspondence with Bernie Madoff, and how he gained unique access to report out an exhaustive insider account of Madoff's crimes. Brian Stelter asks about the timing of the book, given that it was released just two weeks after Madoff died in prison. He also asks about media coverage of Madoff over the decades. Campbell says he believes he's the last person who will "try and put the whole case together."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/13/202135 minutes, 48 seconds
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May 9, 2021: How 'Foxitis' is hurting America's pandemic response; Bezos biographer Brad Stone on covering the world's richest man

Plus... How Covid-19 coverage is shifting across the media landscape; meet two Tribune reporters who are issuing last-hour pleas for local ownership; can pro-Trump media outlets change the way we remember the Capitol riot? David Zurawik, Amanda Marcotte, Susan Glasser, Dan P. McAdams, Devlin Barrett, Brad Stone, Liz Bowie and Larry McShane join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/9/202138 minutes, 42 seconds
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Rana Ayyub on the tragedy in India: 'This reporting that we do is now at our doorstep'

Rana Ayyub, a journalist based in Mumbai and a Washington Post global opinions writer, describes the perilous state of the pandemic in India and the limitations on journalists who are covering the crisis. "The carnage continues unabated," she says. But "how do you also report at a time when your own family members are losing their lives?" Ayyyb also discusses the media's relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She says "journalism is happening in India, but the gatekeepers are not allowing the truth to kind of get on the front pages." She asserts that "everything has been taken over by the Modi government. It's a one-man show."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/6/202129 minutes, 33 seconds
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May 2, 2021: How 'political sectarianism' explains America's divides; the Giuliani scoop that wasn't; Bill Carter on late night changes

Plus... One-on-one with New York Times Opinion editor Kathleen Kingsbury; Daniel Dale's data about Biden's first 100 days; the shifting tone of Covid coverage; and more. Eli J. Finkel, Daniel Dale, Nicole Hemmer, Oliver Darcy, Zeynep Tufekci, David Leonhardt, Kathleen Kingsbury and Bill Carter join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/2/202140 minutes, 32 seconds
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A sneak preview of the post-pandemic movie business: 'Hollywood is going to have to change because we've changed'

CNN entertainment and media reporters Chloe Melas, Lisa Respers France and Frank Pallotta analyze the end of awards season, the tentative reopening of movie theaters, and shifting streaming release strategies. The big question: What is the post-pandemic entertainment world going to look like? Respers France underscores the importance of "community," asserting that "Hollywood is going to have to change because we've changed."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/29/202134 minutes, 57 seconds
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April 25, 2020: Contrasting media coverage of Derek Chauvin's trial; an exclusive inside look at how far-right media operates from two recent defectors.

Plus... Analyzing the media’s coverage of Biden’s first 100 days; how anti-media rhetoric finds its way into judicial opinions; the Oscar-nominated director China doesn't want you to see; and more. Errol Louis, David Zurawik, Adrienne Broaddus, April Ryan, Ron Brownstein, Marty Golingan, Caolan Robertson, RonNell Anderson Jones and Anders Hammer.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/25/202139 minutes, 34 seconds
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National Parks Traveler editor-in-chief Kurt Repanshek shares news from America's treasured places

Kurt Repanshek is the founder and editor-in-chief of National Parks Traveler, the country's only news outlet dedicated to covering national parks and protected areas, and an early entrant to the now-growing group of nonprofit newsrooms. Repanshek joins Brian Stelter during National Parks Week to discuss his nimble operation, the significance of its nonprofit status, and the immense challenges he faces covering this broad and dynamic beat. He also touches on funding issues within the National Parks Service system, noting that "politics greatly intrude on efforts to cover the parks." Climate change is also an urgent part of the parks story, he says: From Cape Cod to the Grand Canyon, "just about everywhere you look in the national park system, there is a climate change story."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/22/202133 minutes, 58 seconds
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Malcolm Turnbull, the former Australian prime minister, on the Murdochs and the 'market for crazy'

This bonus podcast episode contains Brian Stelter's entire interview with former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. They discuss the international influence of Rupert Murdoch's media empire; the impact of Murdoch's climate denialism; the growing family divide between brothers Lachlan and James Murdoch; Fox's "imitators in the right wing media ecosystem;" and more. Turnbull says Rupert "has to take responsibility for what he has done."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/19/202123 minutes, 34 seconds
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April 18, 2021: How to break the cycle of gun violence coverage; CNN reporters share first-hand stories about covering unrest in Minnesota

Plus... the red news-blue news divide over vaccines; lessons learned from coverage of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause; a changing of the guard in America's newsrooms; and more. Kyle Pope, Oliver Darcy, Abene Clayton, Sara Sidner, Miguel Marquez, Laurel Bristow, Claire Atkinson and Malcolm Turnbull join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/18/202139 minutes, 49 seconds
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Lisa Napoli on the lessons from her new book 'The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR'

“Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR” is coming out to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Author Lisa Napoli joins Brian Stelter to discuss the public radio network’s experimental beginnings, as seen through the experiences of the four "founding mothers" — Susan Stamberg, Linda Wertheimer, Nina Totenberg and Cokie Roberts. What lessons can be gleaned from NPR's origin story, especially for newsrooms looking to improve how they represent the communities they cover?To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/15/202145 minutes, 57 seconds
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April 11, 2021: Trump's war on truth continues in the Biden era; ADL CEO calls for Tucker Carlson's ouster; how '60 Minutes' story on Ron DeSantis feeds distrust in the media

Plus... Clarissa Ward responds to criticism of her Myanmar reporting trip; Katie Benner shares insights about the Matt Gaetz investigation; Robby Soave argues that the "60 Minutes" story on Ron DeSantis feeds distrust in the media. Jonathan Greenblatt, Philip Bump, Amanda Carpenter, Matt Gertz, Katie Benner, Robby Soave and Clarissa Ward join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/11/202142 minutes, 53 seconds
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Claire McNear on the importance of "Jeopardy!" and the future of the franchise

Claire McNear, author of the definitive "Jeopardy!" book, "Answers in the Form of Questions," talks with Brian Stelter about the impact of Alex Trebek's death, the search for a new host, and the views of the "contestant community." McNear says the guest hosting slots may not be "tryouts," per se, and reveals the secrecy that has surrounded the guest hosting process. She also previews some surprises that might be in store later this spring.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/8/202146 minutes, 36 seconds
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April 4, 2021: Sara Sidner's impressions from inside the Chauvin trial; Jim Acosta on 'post-Trump stress disorder;' is Biden's spending plan getting a fair shake?

Plus... Derek Thompson on "The Pandemic's Wrongest Man," Kate Bennett on the confessions in Hunter Biden's memoir, and David Zurawik on Matt Gaetz's quest for media stardom. Sara Sidner, Kethevane Gorjestani, Jim Acosta, Annie Karni, Abigail Tracy, David Zurawik and Derek Thompson join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/4/202140 minutes, 38 seconds
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Three months in: CNN media team roundtable about 2021's biggest stories so far

Brian Stelter debriefs on the first three months of 2021 with CNN senior media editor An Phung and media reporters Kerry Flynn and Oliver Darcy. From major newsroom leader resignations, to the "personalization" of journalism, to defamation lawsuits, they identify and digest the biggest themes in the media business and share their predictions for the coming months.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/1/202137 minutes, 24 seconds
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March 28, 2021: Dominion lawyer explains lawsuit against Fox; are White House correspondents out of sync with the country?

Plus... Mary Trump on her uncle's media addiction; Dr. Sanjay Gupta on media coverage of Covid-19; Jon Karl on the relative lack of leaks from the Biden White House; and a look at what happens when the "narrative" overshadows the news. Amanda Marcotte, Greg Sargent, Jonathan Karl, Stephen Shackelford, Oliver Darcy, Mary Trump and Dr. Sanjay Gupta join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/28/202139 minutes, 30 seconds
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John Temple on 'the limits of journalism' as news outlets mobilize to cover yet another mass shooting

The never-ending cycle of mass killing coverage has exposed the limits of journalism and "those limits are painful," veteran journalist John Temple says. Temple talks with Brian Stelter about his experience covering the Columbine massacre in 1999 and says "there was a sense that something would change" in the aftermath. Now, however, there's "this feeling that we're just going in a loop" after every tragedy, he says. Speaking in the wake of mass murders in Atlanta and Boulder, Temple talks about storytelling methods, the line between reporting and advocacy, and the moral dimensions of news coverage. He also points out that "the human cost on the journalists is enormous because it's day after day of grief."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/25/202135 minutes, 7 seconds
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March 21, 2021: Connie Chung on coverage of anti-Asian hate; Rep. Ilhan Omar on the immigration debate; David French on 'cancel culture' and corporate cowardice

Plus... BBC anchor Clive Myrie on the "toxic media environment" in the US and the UK's regulation of TV networks; Brian Stelter says "you are what you watch, and it could make you sick." Dr. Seema Yasmin, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, David French, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Connie Chung, Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Clive Myrie join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/21/202139 minutes, 50 seconds
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How is climate change coverage changing? A conversation with Emily Atkin, Emily Holden and John Sutter

What are the functions of climate journalism? With polarization preventing consensus, where do reporters meet their audience? John Sutter, Emily Atkin and Emily Holden share insights about covering the climate crisis in a roundtable discussion. Atkin, who writes the HEATED newsletter, says she is not preaching to the choir, she is "teaching the choir how to sing." Holden talks about her new nonprofit outlet Floodlight and the value of newsroom collaboration. Sutter, a filmmaker and CNN climate analyst, describes how climate coverage has evolves and shares his hopes for the first installment of his documentary series "Baseline."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/19/202147 minutes, 42 seconds
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March 14, 2021: Tucker Carlson is the new Donald Trump; how to improve coverage of voting rights; the British media's belated reckoning with race

Plus... Media coverage of Gov. Andrew Cuomo; President Biden's press strategy; and Alec MacGillis on his new book 'Fulfillment,' exploring America, Amazon and extreme inequality. S.E. Cupp, David Zurawik, April Ryan, Erik Wemple, Jennifer Morrell, Jessica Huseman, Alec MacGillis and Trisha Goddard join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/14/202139 minutes
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Sunshine Week 2021: Meet three journalists who are shining a light on local and federal government

Brian Stelter speaks with Los Angeles Times DC bureau chief Kimbriell Kelly, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editor George Stanley, and Katie Townsend, legal director at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The trio of Freedom of Information experts preview Sunshine Week, a weeklong initiative promoting open government. "There's a lot more that needs to be done to increase transparency to government at both a federal level and at a local level," Kelly says.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/12/202134 minutes, 7 seconds
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March 7, 2021: All roads lead to the Murdochs; royal correspondent defends negative Meghan Markle coverage; Iowa reporter faces trial after covering BLM protest

Plus... How the GOP takes its "cancel culture" cues from Fox; NYT columnist criticized for conflict of interest; the ups and downs of broadcasting from home during the pandemic. Diane Falzone, Sarah Ellison, Oliver Darcy, Maribel Perez Wadsworth, Richard Palmer and Kristin Meinzer join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/7/202139 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal on ending the COVID Tracking Project, and what that says about the federal response to the pandemic

At the twelve-month mark of the pandemic in the United States, COVID Tracking Project co-founder Alexis Madrigal looks both backward and forward in a wide-ranging conversation with Brian Stelter. Madrigal says the volunteer pop-up collective "stumbled into a real gap in our pandemic preparedness and then have done our best to fill it." But it was necessary because of the federal government’s failures. “Going state by state” and gathering the data “in the way that we did really put us in touch with the realities of this country right now, and not our myths about how great we are,” he says. Madrigal also explains why it is now possible to “sunset” the daily data reporting, and what more still needs to be done.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/5/202132 minutes, 15 seconds
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February 28, 2020: What CPAC revealed about the state of right-wing media; inside the NYT's diversity report; Stelter says 'don't get distracted'

Plus... Rep. David Cicilline says "local news is on life support" and shares legislative plans; Jill Filipovic on left-wing critiques of Biden coverage; Farai Chideya on people who "act based on their team, not based on facts;" and more. Dave Weigel, Katie Rogers, Jill Filipovic, Farai Chideya, Rep. David Cicilline, Marty Baron and Carolyn Ryan join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/28/202138 minutes, 15 seconds
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Marty Baron reflects on his tenure at The Washington Post — and what's next for journalism

Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron joins Brian Stelter for a final interview before retiring from the Post at the end of February. They discuss his career; the Post's expansion; and the news outlet's future as well as his own retirement plans. Baron says he plans to stay "active and involved" in the news industry, just not on a full-time basis. He also talks about being an editor in the digital age; the growing importance of visual storytelling; and the transition from the Trump administration to the Biden administration. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/25/202125 minutes, 20 seconds
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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?

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
2/21/202140 minutes, 16 seconds
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Steven Waldman on Facebook’s fight in Australia, Alden’s takeover of Tribune, and how philanthropy could help fix the local news crisis

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 local news coverage is "catastrophic for democracy," and proposes some solutions, including tax credits and nonprofit ownership models. "In the scale of the amount of philanthropic resources that are out there... it's actually inexpensive to fix, and yet the consequences of what's happening are so severe," he says.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/19/202127 minutes, 7 seconds
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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'

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
2/14/202139 minutes, 39 seconds
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Valentine's Day edition: Jamie Stelter turns the mic on Brian

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
2/11/202137 minutes, 5 seconds
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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'

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
2/7/202143 minutes, 21 seconds
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Jonathan Swan on 'Trump's Last Stand,' the need to 'capture history' and the importance of leaks

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 something out quickly," he says. "I just felt this overwhelming urgency to get it out. What I was hearing was not stuff I could sit on." Swan also explains why this deep-dive was a "dramatic departure" for Axios, otherwise known for "Smart Brevity."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/6/202139 minutes, 20 seconds
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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

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
1/31/202141 minutes, 39 seconds
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Rick Davis, CNN's retiring head of news standards and practices, reflects on his 40 years with the network

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 launch; the power of "these three red letters;" and his plans for retirement.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/29/202152 minutes, 29 seconds
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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?

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
1/24/202140 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ron Brownstein: 'Demographic eclipse' explains this era's political chaos and undergirds the Fox Business business model of 'victimhood'

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 those who fear the way America is changing." Brownstein says right-wing outlets like Fox play on fear, "feeding that sense that you are under threat, that elites disdain you, and immigrants and minorities are coming to kill you... That is the drug that they offer their audience, and it's increasingly become the message of the Republican party over time."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/22/202130 minutes, 27 seconds
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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

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
1/17/202147 minutes, 8 seconds
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Sara Sidner on covering the Covid-19 'war zone' in California, and the moment her rage turned to tears on live TV

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; and the ways that journalists process trauma. "If it does anything to make someone think twice about walking out without a mask or not self-distancing, then then maybe it was the right moment," she says.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/15/202128 minutes, 6 seconds
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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

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
1/10/202147 minutes, 20 seconds
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Elle Reeve recounts the Capitol riot and her interviews with Trump supporters who were radicalized on the internet

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." She says "I don't think, as a culture, we've grappled with the way social media is a brainwashing machine."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/9/202155 minutes, 38 seconds
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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

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
1/3/202143 minutes, 51 seconds
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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?

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 protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/27/202041 minutes, 49 seconds
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The media in 2021: CNN media reporters look ahead to the biggest stories of next year

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
12/22/202031 minutes, 22 seconds
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December 20, 2020: The radicalizing power of right-wing media networks; Washington Post editor shares growth plans and post-Trump vision

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
12/20/202039 minutes, 26 seconds
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The media in 2020: How a stay-at-home year changed the news and entertainment landscape

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
12/16/202043 minutes, 34 seconds
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December 13, 2020: How Biden deniers are being misled by right-wing media; member of Biden legal team reacts to Trump's election lies

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 cnn.com/privacy
12/13/202043 minutes, 48 seconds
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A 'split-screen' pandemic: Juliette Kayyem on covering Covid-19's dire death toll alongside vaccine distribution

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 camera. Kayyem and Stelter also discuss the role of the media more broadly during disasters, and how public trust may evolve during the Biden administration.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/11/202037 minutes, 10 seconds
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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

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
12/6/202038 minutes, 58 seconds
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Professor Kate Starbird on the dangers of 'participatory disinformation' and the roots of election denialism

"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 studying "crisis informatics" and online rumors.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/5/202029 minutes, 9 seconds
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November 29, 2020: Trump’s delusional TV interview; Jonathan Rauch on the ‘firehose of falsehood;’ how Politico is preparing to cover the Biden administration

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
11/29/202044 minutes, 40 seconds
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Cognitive psychologist Briony Swire-Thompson on the science of lies, misinformation and fact-checking

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 denialism "has all the makings of a long-lasting conspiracy theory."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/25/202024 minutes, 15 seconds
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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

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
11/22/202039 minutes, 50 seconds
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Patrice Peck on the 'Substackerati,' her Coronavirus News for Black Folks newsletter, media disruption, and more

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 more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/20/202032 minutes, 17 seconds
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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

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
11/15/202039 minutes, 26 seconds
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Trump podcasters Virginia Heffernan, Dan Pfeiffer and Andrea Bernstein are adapting to the end of the Trump presidency

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 Trumpism will outlast the Trump presidency: "The threats, the problems in our political system, the miasma of misinformation that allowed someone like Trump to be elected still exists."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/14/202039 minutes, 23 seconds
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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'

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
11/8/202038 minutes, 27 seconds
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November 1, 2020: Stelter on the coming 'test of American democracy'; CNN DC bureau chief on election night possibilities

Plus... What reporters are saying about the election in private; Susan Glasser says damage to election credibility "has already been done"; how will TV networks handle bogus Trump claims on election night?; CNN reporters on responding to Trump era technique to "flood the zone with sh*t..." Susan Glasser, Philip Bump, Olivia Nuzzi, Sam Feist, Oliver Darcy and Donie O'Sullivan join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/1/202038 minutes, 53 seconds
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Craig Silverman on 'fake news,' four years of President Trump, and the toxic information environment of 2020

BuzzFeed News media editor Craig Silverman joins Brian Stelter to analyze the evolution of "fake news," a term he began using in 2014 to describe the very real phenomenon of misinformation on social media. With the 2020 election nearing an end, he reflects on Trump's weaponization of the term and the impact of four years of anti-media rhetoric. "What happened to the term 'fake news' is a great little case study in how our information environment works," he says. He also discusses the digital disinformation beat, sites like Facebook, and what the platforms are still failing to do.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/29/202033 minutes, 40 seconds
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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

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
10/25/202044 minutes, 52 seconds
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TV critic James Poniewozik on Trump's season finale and the media's 'burnout' from four years of reality show governance

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 and drama TV tropes through Trump, and he likens Joe Biden to an episode of “Antiques Roadshow,” in this conversation with Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/23/202031 minutes, 17 seconds
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October 18, 2020: Trump, Biden and the attention economy; anatomy of the NY Post's Hunter Biden story; interview with Andrew Sullivan

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
10/18/202039 minutes, 4 seconds
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CNN's director of polling and election analytics Jennifer Agiesta on election preparations, polling standards, and more

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 privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/16/202044 minutes, 17 seconds
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October 11, 2020: Stelter says Trump's erratic behavior is stoking new concerns; Twitter exec says the site will take action on election disinformation

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
10/11/202038 minutes, 48 seconds
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What book critic Carlos Lozada learned by reading 150 plus books about the Trump era

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 middle of the story, and that may not be the wisest way to think about it." For example, Lozada says "we obsess over the border because Donald Trump obsesses over the border," but "a lot of the most significant stories about immigration are happening far from the border."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/8/202034 minutes, 33 seconds
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October 4, 2020: Reporters are relying on leaks about Trump's health; lack of White House credibility is compounding confusion

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
10/4/202024 minutes, 4 seconds
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Dr. Anthony Fauci on his media relationships, the dangers posed by pandemic misinformation, and the threats he faces

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 cnn.com/privacy
10/1/202030 minutes, 9 seconds
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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

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
9/27/202038 minutes, 7 seconds
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CNN's media reporters discuss 2020's changes and challenges to their beats, from digital disinformation to entertainment

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
9/26/202047 minutes, 25 seconds
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September 20, 2020: Foreign reporters warn about American authoritarianism; Nikole Hannah-Jones on Trump's attacks

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
9/20/202039 minutes, 26 seconds
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Megan Garber on the Fox News language, a 'celebration of incuriosity,' and the rhetoric of warfare

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
9/18/202028 minutes, 45 seconds
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September 13, 2020: Mary Trump on the wave of tell-all Trump books; Sam Donaldson on the revelations from Bob Woodward's reporting

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
9/13/202040 minutes, 11 seconds
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Slate's Will Saletan on the timeline of Trump's coronavirus response and the new revelations from Bob Woodward's book

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 lies... And it turns out that we're not as effective as we would like to believe we are at stopping politicians from lying if they're willing to simply ignore us."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/11/202021 minutes, 25 seconds
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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

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
9/6/202039 minutes, 13 seconds
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Why an inflammatory headline caused Daniel Thompson to quit The Kenosha News

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
9/3/202027 minutes, 23 seconds
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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

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
8/30/202038 minutes, 32 seconds
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Oliver Darcy interviews Brian Stelter about 'Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth'

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.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/26/202041 minutes, 43 seconds
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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

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
8/23/202039 minutes, 45 seconds
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Fifteen years after Hurricane Katrina, Vann Newkirk shares lessons still being learned about an American disaster

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 of lag from every level of government" in response to the pandemic "that really cost us a whole lot in the long run."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/21/202033 minutes, 6 seconds
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August 16, 2020: Stelter on how Trump is eroding Americans' confidence in voting system; GOP congressman Adam Kinzinger takes a stand against QAnon

Plus... Carl Bernstein on covering Trump's election threats; how the pandemic has changed 2020 campaign coverage; Trump lies to reporters while Biden avoids the press; the origins of the latest bogus "birther lie"; "excess death" data shows the true toll from Covid-19; Rolling Stone reporter says Fox "escaped accountability" for Seth Rich hoax. Carl Bernstein, Asma Khalid, John Harris, Olivia Nuzzi, Oliver Darcy, Rep. Adam Kinzinger and Andy Kroll join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/16/202040 minutes, 11 seconds
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CNN’s Jim Sciutto on getting Trump insiders on the record for 'The Madman Theory'

Jim Sciutto's new book, "The Madman Theory: Trump Takes on the World," contains on-the-record interviews with an array of Trump administration foreign policy officials. The CNN anchor shares his reporting process and his observations about the Trump years with Brian Stelter. “It amazes me, the threshold for outrage or controversy” these days, Sciutto says. He points out that warnings about Trump from people previously in his inner circle are “dismissed as kind of partisan hectoring, even though it comes from inside his own administration.” He also discusses the disturbing impacts of Trump’s anti-media rhetoric around the world.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/14/202030 minutes, 53 seconds
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August 9, 2020: Biden-bashing fuels radio shows and Trump webcasts; right-wing radio is full of Covid-19 conspiracy talk; Jeffrey Toobin: 'Repetition is not truth'

Plus... local reporters work overtime to honor the dead during the pandemic; "We Have Her Back" group will call out sexist VP coverage; were Trump's executive orders merely a media stunt? David Zurawik, Nicole Hemmer, Errin Haines, Hilary Rosen, Claire McNeill and Jeffrey Toobin join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/9/202038 minutes, 55 seconds
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The 19th* CEO Emily Ramshaw: 'This is serious journalism that's aimed at exposing disparities'

The 19th* is a nonprofit news startup "at the intersection of gender, politics and policy." Co-founder and CEO Emily Ramshaw talks with Brian Stelter about this month's launch and plans for the future. Ramshaw discusses the media's glaring weaknesses when it comes to gender. In the 2020 election season, "we're seeing those same conversations over and over," she says. "We are not making strides. And so that's what inspired us to say, you know what? I just want to blow it all up and start over." She also talks about the news outlet's business model and the impacts of the pandemic.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/7/202030 minutes, 45 seconds
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August 2, 2020: Stelter on why election coverage will be different this year; campaign aide explains Biden's media strategy

Plus... Many Fox viewers changed the channel during John Lewis funeral; pandemic disinformation is wasting precious time; how the AP is prepping to cover 'election week' in 2020; 'Election Meltdown' author on Trump's threat to democracy; why was Homeland Security collecting 'intel' on journalists?; James Murdoch breaks with family's media empire; how news outlets can empower voters in 2020. Susan Glasser, Erin Geiger Smith, Richard Hasen, Sally Buzbee, TJ Ducklo and Errol Louis join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/2/202039 minutes, 9 seconds
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Peter Kafka on the 'Netflix effect' and the newly crowded landscape of streaming services

Netflix "bent the world to the Netflix model," Peter Kafka says, and its competitors are now many laps behind. Kafka, the co-host the current season of Recode’s "Land of the Giants" podcast, talks with Brian Stelter about the streaming service’s growth and worldwide reach. He describes Netflix’s "frenemy relationship" with media companies that both supply programming and compete with the service. Kafka also comments on Netflix's "astonishing" 160 Emmy wins and the impact of challengers like HBO Max, Disney+ and Peacock.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/29/202034 minutes, 56 seconds
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Jason Stanley on the 'ten pillars of fascist politics' and media coverage of federal forces in Portland, Oregon

Yale University professor Jason Stanley, author of "How Fascism Works," says he sees a fascist social and political movement taking hold in America's democracy. In this conversation with Brian Stelter, Stanley says the Trump administration is "manufacturing dissent" by sending federal forces to Portland, Oregon and other cities. Stanley calls this tactic "lawlessness in the name of 'law and order,'" and says Fox News functions as a "propaganda station" for Trump. Stanley also discusses Trump's mishandling of the pandemic and explains the "ten pillars of fascist politics" outlined in his book.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/24/202041 minutes, 43 seconds
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July 19, 2020: April Ryan and David Zurawik on Trump's Fox interview; Brian Stelter on the coronavirus testing lie; Anne Applebaum on why authoritarians try to discredit the media

Plus... Trump's reality distortion field extends to "fake polls;" Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to TV; is there growing intolerance in American newsrooms? Peter Nicholas, Ed Yong, April Ryan, David Zurawik, Amanda Carpenter, Jill Filipovic, Tim O'Brien and Anne Applebaum join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/19/202039 minutes, 1 second
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'Great Influenza' author John Barry on politicization of public health and news coverage of the Covid-19 crisis

John Barry, author of "The Great Influenza," reflects on what can be learned from history, now that his 2004 book has been thrust back onto best-seller lists. "Fortunately this virus is not nearly as virulent, as deadly as the 1918 virus, so we're not in that situation," he says. "But the trivialization of it for the first several months by the administration, the politicization of the mask issue -- it's costing lives. There is no question." Barry says the communications problem is paramount: "It all depends on convincing people to comply with the recommendations." He also discusses his recent New York Times op-ed and the influence of right-wing media.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/17/202039 minutes, 48 seconds
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July 12, 2020: Tucker Carlson faces questions after staffer resigns over racist posts; Jon Karl on White House briefing woes; Brian Stelter says 'we are in a truth emergency'

Plus... Keeping up with the 'firehose' of news about Covid-19; What Mary Trump's tell-all says about Trump's psyche; Margaret Sullivan's new book offers six partial solutions to the crisis in local news. Oliver Darcy, Nicole Hemmer, Helen Branswell, Jonathan Karl, Tony Schwartz and Margaret Sullivan join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/12/202039 minutes, 29 seconds
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Nina Jankowicz on Facebook, 'whack-a-troll,' and her book 'How to Lose the Information War'

Disinformation expert Nina Jankowicz talks with Brian Stelter about her new book, "How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict." Recounting her travels throughout Ukraine and her briefings for lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Jankowicz describes the disturbing impacts of both domestic and foreign information operations. She says the U.S. is "abdicating leadership" and warns about a potential "fact-free version of Democracy-lite" in the future. She also proposes a "disinformation museum," where users can see content that has since been removed from the internet.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/9/202039 minutes, 18 seconds
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July 5, 2020: Covid-19 coverage in Texas, Arizona and Florida; how Trump is speaking the language of Fox News; Ted Boutrous on Trumpworld's pattern of legal intimidation

Plus... Dr. Anthony Fauci's disappearances from national TV shows; Dr. Seema Yasmin on the press as the 'immune system of a democracy;' behind the 'Tucker Carlson 2024' chatter. Mindy Marques Gonzalez, Kathy Tulumello, Steve Riley, Dr. Seema Yasmin, Douglas Brinkley, Ted Boutrous and Alex Thompson join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/5/202039 minutes, 10 seconds
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James Fallows on a 'national-scale Titanic' and why reporters must keep investigating the U.S. response to the pandemic

The Atlantic's James Fallows talks with Brian Stelter about his recent article that imagines a National Transportation Safety Board probe into the U.S. pandemic response. Fallows shares his reporting about critical leadership failures that occurred in January and February. Stelter points out that the president's missteps line up with a timeline of Fox News coverage. Fallows says Fox is an "outside distorting pressure which has changed everything about decisions inside the administration, and how they think their part of the public base will respond."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/2/202035 minutes, 47 seconds
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June 28, 2020: Facebook exec responds to ad boycott campaign; pro-Trump outlets are downplaying Covid-19 dangers; 'what is the cost of lies?'

Plus... Susan Glasser on the view from Trump's 'Hannity bunker,' Bill Moyers on Facebook's 'garbage,' and Jake Tapper on the origins of new movie 'The Outpost.' Joan Lunden, Kristen Powers, David Zurawik, Susan Glasser, Jake Tapper, Nick Clegg, and Bill Moyers join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/28/202039 minutes, 17 seconds
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Kurt Andersen on 'Fantasyland' thinking about the pandemic and America's long-held taste for mistruths

"Believe-whatever-you-want fantasy is deeply embedded in our DNA," journalist Kurt Andersen wrote in his 2017 book "Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire." Brian Stelter asks him to apply the lessons of "Fantasyland" to the Covid-19 crisis. Andersen also discusses the American affinity for "ultra-individualism," Trump's disconnect from "reality-based" Americans, and the impact of the QAnon conspiracy theory.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/26/202037 minutes
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June 21, 2020: How the 'no-show protest' of Trump's rally originated; what the rallies look like from beyond America's borders; why Stelter says Trump's ignorance proves the need for media literacy

Plus... Astead Herndon's reporters notebook from Tulsa; Carl Bernstein on Trump's mood swings; inside the mass firings at the U.S. Agency for Global Media. Mary Jo Laupp, Astead Herndon, Jasmine El-Gamal, Guy Snodgrass, Karen Kornbluh, Sarah Ellison, Anthony Scaramucci and Carl Bernstein join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/21/202039 minutes, 42 seconds
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Dr. Richard Besser on 'radio silence' from government experts and 'pandemic fatigue' among the public

Public health science and communication "are inextricably linked," says Dr. Richard Besser, former CDC acting director, ABC News medical expert, and president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He and Brian Stelter discuss the "unmet need" for clear and cohesive messaging from federal officials about Covid-19. "It's practically radio silence at the federal level from political leaders as well as public health leaders in terms of where we are and what needs to be done," he says. Dr. Besser also talks about strengths and weaknesses in the media coverage of the pandemic.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/18/202032 minutes, 33 seconds
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June 14, 2020: Brian Stelter challenges Trump attorney Jenna Ellis; Sara Sidner on her experience 'from Ferguson to Floyd;' is the Trump admin keeping medical experts off the air?

A racism reckoning for the media industry? Plus... Why the press should be careful when forecasting "waves;" an interview with journalist Linda Tirado, who was blinded at a protest and is now suing police. Dr. James Hamblin, Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Dan Diamond, Jenna Ellis, Sara Sidner, Linda Tirado, Tai-Heng Cheng and Farai Chideya join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/14/202044 minutes, 58 seconds
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Alexis Johnson, barred from protest coverage at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, tells her side of the story

"Who exactly does objectivity serve? And is there a difference between objectivity and fairness?" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Alexis Johnson joins Brian Stelter to discuss turmoil at the paper, which stems from management’s decision to stop Johnson from covering Black Lives Matter protests because she posted a satirical tweet about riots. Executive editor Keith Burris said she showed "bias." Johnson says, "To think that no reporter has bias, and to think that no newsroom has bias... is just absolutely ridiculous." Johnson says "I don't know how much longer the Post-Gazette can thrive" under current leadership.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/12/202030 minutes, 27 seconds
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June 7, 2020: Masha Gessen on 'Surviving Autocracy;' Nikole Hannah-Jones on NYT op-ed controversy; Jemele Hill on newsroom diversity failures

Plus... Brian Stelter on the president telling you not to believe your eyes; Alexi McCammond on White House coverage; Karen Attiah on the need for newsroom integration; and a message from CNN's master control operations team. Karen Attiah, Jemele Hill, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Oliver Darcy, Alexi McCammond and Masha Gessen join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/8/202039 minutes, 18 seconds
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Stories from the frontlines: Reflections and suggestions from journalists covering the George Floyd protests

Brian Stelter speaks with six journalists covering the anti-racism protests across America during a Society of Professional Journalists webinar titled "stories from the frontlines: journalists and protests." The panel addresses the troubling spate of attacks on journalists; offers tips to stay safe; and reflects on the "extraordinary moment" for journalists of color and the state of newsroom diversity.   This week's guests: Dorothy Tucker, CBS-Chicago investigative reporter and president of the National Association of Black Journalists Errin Haines, editor-at-large of The 19th News Mike Trautmann, Louisville Courier-Journal news director and director of investigations Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio reporter Haisten Willis, freelance journalist for the Washington Post and other outlets Jesse J. Holland, author, scholar and former AP journalistTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/5/202058 minutes, 51 seconds
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May 31, 2020: Covering the protests and riots sweeping America; reporters arrested and assaulted in several major cities; amid the unrest, press must explain 'how we got here'

Plus... Reporters in Minneapolis describe dodging tear gas and rubber bullets;  Errin Haines says news outlets should "center" the stories of peaceful protestors; is Facebook like a chemical factory polluter? Omar Jimenez, Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Jane Coaston, Errin Haines, David Zurawik, David Frum, Roger McNamee and Yael Eisenstat join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/31/202039 minutes, 37 seconds
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CNN's media reporters reflect on the three months that changed everything — and what the next three months may bring

Oliver Darcy, Kerry Flynn, Donie O'Sullivan, Frank Pallotta and Chloe Melas talk with Brian Stelter about all the ways the pandemic has upended the worlds of media, tech, and entertainment. "Even the media companies that I thought were the strongest and would be able to survive without making any cuts -- they've been forced" to make changes, Flynn says. Darcy and O'Sullivan call out the shortcomings of social media platforms. Pallotta and Melas discuss the movie, music and live event industries.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/29/202049 minutes, 25 seconds
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May 24, 2020: Ben Smith on his scrutiny of Ronan Farrow's reporting; Dan Abrams on decision to publish column by Matt Lauer

Plus... Garry Kasparov says Trump lowering the moral bar for us all; the significance of Trump's hostility toward VOA; The Atlantic's Ed Yong on America's 'patchwork pandemic'; NYT's Jennifer Senior: Trump doesn't believe what he can't see... Garry Kasparov, Ed Yong, Jennifer Senior, Ben Smith, Dan Abrams, Sunlen Serfaty and Matt Armstrong join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/24/202044 minutes, 50 seconds
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NPR's Nancy Barnes on pandemic coverage and Eric and Wendy Schmidt's big new donation

Nancy Barnes, NPR's senior VP of news and editorial director, talks with Brian Stelter about the recent $4.7 million gift from Eric and Wendy Schmidt. The funds will bolster reporting hubs in California and the Midwest. The gift is "specifically geared towards our efforts to grow local journalism," Barnes says. She also discusses NPR's pandemic coverage, and how the public radio network is faring financially. "The budget hit is significant," she says. "It's almost exclusively related to Covid-19."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/21/202027 minutes, 49 seconds
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May 17, 2020: Trump's hate movement against the media; former Australian prime minister calls out the 'Murdoch mafia;' Lawrence Wright on parallels between 9/11 and Covid-19

Plus... A tale of two presidents; Trump's pattern of firing government watchdogs on Friday nights; and Garrett Graff on 'the storm we can't see.' Margaret Carlson, April Ryan, Peter Wehner, Garrett Graff, Kevin Rudd and Lawrence Wright join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/17/202040 minutes, 13 seconds
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FiveThirtyEight editor Nate Silver on the "known unknowns" of Covid-19 and the need for "humility"

Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of FiveThirtyEight, talks with Brian Stelter about Covid-19 data and media coverage of the pandemic. From the death rate to the daily number of tests, "any one indicator is going to have its flaws," Silver says. He addresses flaws in the conversation about "reopening" and the predictions of new waves of infections. While Silver says there is a relationship between social distancing efforts and rates of transmission, he warns that "trying to pick up a clear signal amidst noisy data when there are marginal changes being made" is very complicated.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/15/202035 minutes, 17 seconds
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May 10, 2020: Experts explain the appeal of crazy conspiracy theories; the news media's role in making sense of the pandemic; WH withholding key Covid-19 data from the public?

Plus... an interview with NYT CEO Mark Thompson; Trump versus Voice of America; and a Mother's Day visit with the mom and daughters behind "The Quarantine Times." Maggie Haberman, Catherine Rampell, Oliver Darcy, Renee DiResta, Brendan Nyhan, Mark Thompson, Lisa Napoli, and Laura, Claire and Rachel Lundgren join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/10/202042 minutes, 54 seconds
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Author Lisa Napoli on CNN's birth, the creation of the 24-hour news cycle, and the rise of 'news junkies'

In the new book "Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN and the Birth of 24-Hour News," reporter Lisa Napoli recounts how Ted Turner's vision sparked a media revolution. Napoli speaks with Brian Stelter ahead of CNN's 40th birthday on June 1. She recalls her own internship at the fledging channel in 1981; the forgotten figures who made the channel into what it is today; and the international reach of CNN.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/9/202044 minutes, 14 seconds
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May 3, 2020: Carl Bernstein on the 'war on truth;' how Johns Hopkins maps every confirmed Covid-19 case; Katharine Viner on the 'coronavirus crackdown'

Plus... Brian Stelter's essay on the need for hard truths at a very hard time; how America's handling of the Covid-19 crisis is viewed abroad; and a thank you message to members of the media who cannot work from home. Carl Bernstein, Beth Blauer, Jennifer Nuzzo, Olivia Nuzzi, Ryan Lizza, Katharine Viner and Jake Tapper join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/3/202039 minutes, 12 seconds
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Former VOA director David Ensor on Trump's attacks: 'There's something in the water... and it's not good'

What is driving President Trump's recent barbs at the federally-funded news outlet Voice of America? David Ensor, former director of VOA, speaks with Brian Stelter about the president's attacks and the news organization's mission. Contrary to the White House's claims, VOA has "done a thorough job of covering and uncovering Chinese misinformation," he says. "It is a truthful news organization that really tries to get to the bottom of things and that represents all views on issues."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/1/202031 minutes, 25 seconds
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April 26, 2020: The Trump Show diverts attention from pandemic's true victims; Carson Daly on handling anxiety in a crisis; Brooke Baldwin on her Covid-19 recovery

Plus, Why do reporters put up with Trump's attacks? Can local news outlets survive the pandemic's blow? How much longer will the pandemic stress test last? Dr. Seema Yasmin, Oliver Darcy, Jonathan Karl, Brooke Baldwin, Mary Spicuzza, Amy Brothers, Nikki Vargas and Carson Daly join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/26/202038 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dr. Vivek Murthy on media coverage of the pandemic, the president's mixed messages, and the uncanny timing of his new book 'Together'

Dr. Vikek Murthy, who was Surgeon General during Barack Obama's second term, joins Brian Stelter to explain how his new book, "Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World," applies to this period of "physical distancing." Dr. Murthy discusses "the mental health impact of Covid-19," the danger of a "social recession," and more. Stelter also asks him to evaluate news coverage of the pandemic and describe what he expects the coming months to be like.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/23/202036 minutes, 48 seconds
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Piers Morgan's stunning advice for his friend Donald Trump; Fox News shows promoting protests against stay-at-home orders; interviews with Instagram head Adam Mosseri and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki

Plus... A new generation of White House reporters holding power to account; when TV shows become hazardous to public health; and Brian Stelter's message that "it's okay to not be okay." Piers Morgan, Juliette Kayyem, Philip Bump, Kaitlan Collins, Francesca Chambers, Adam Mosseri and Susan Wojcicki join Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/19/202048 minutes, 21 seconds
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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki on what the online video giant is doing differently during the pandemic

In her first interview since much of the world went on "pause" due to the coronavirus crisis, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks with Brian Stelter about the platform's policies and strategies relating to the pandemic. Wojcicki describes the steps YouTube is taking to amplify accurate public health information, while also identifying and removing false content. Wojcicki and Stelter also discuss an uptick in news viewership; the "acceleration of our digital lives" brought on by the pandemic; and the kid-friendly parts of YouTube.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/18/202038 minutes, 48 seconds
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Len Downie on the Trump administration's 'unprecedented hostility' toward the press, and why it matters

Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of the Washington Post, shares his conclusions after writing a report for the Committee to Protect Journalists on the Trump administration and the media. Downie synthesizes three years of research and commentary about "the unprecedented hostility that President Trump has with the press, and the way in which he's trying to destroy the credibility of the news media's reporting about him." Downie says this is especially dangerous now, during a pandemic.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/16/202032 minutes, 27 seconds
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Interview with New York Times editor Dean Baquet; Stelter on Trump's infomercials; what's missing from the narrative about 'reopening the economy'

Plus... Senators urge stimulus funding for local newspapers and David Zurawik says "this isn't reality TV anymore." Sen. Angus King, Dean Baquet, Nicholas Kristof, Elaina Plott and David Zurawik join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/12/202023 minutes, 49 seconds
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How arts, sports and dining beats have changed due to 'social distancing' and the pandemic

What's a local sports editor to do when there are no sports? What's a classical music critic to do when there are no performances? What's a food writer to do when restaurants are closed? Three writers and editors join Brian Stelter for a dialogue about how their jobs and coverage priorities have changed due to the coronavirus crisis. Louisville Courier-Journal sports editor Rana Cash talks about how her newsroom is taking an "all hands on deck approach" to cover the crisis. Cash says, "Three of my sports reporters are currently on furlough this week. And so it's more pressure and it's harder to get things done. But this is such a unique story, such an important story that I feel like people are kind of willing to kind of go the extra mile because of the weight of it. And that's from our features reporters... to all of our sports writers." New York Magazine classical music and architecture critic Justin Davidson describes New York City "on pause." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution food and dining editor Ligaya Figueras explains how her section has adjusted dramatically to the sudden shutdown. Figueras says the paper has suspended restaurant reviews and added a new "guide to ordering takeout" feature, for example.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/10/202026 minutes, 38 seconds
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April 5, 2020: Trump delivering daily doses of misinformation; Zoom CEO on taking a "step back" to focus on platform's privacy issues

Plus... When Covid-19 reporting becomes a first-person story; Washington Post editor on the White House's crippled response to pandemic; Fox's fingerprints all over Trump's pandemic response; Sharing stories from front-line health care workers; and more. Gregg Gonsalves, Susan Glasser, Nisha Mehta, Marty Baron and Eric Yuan join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/5/202036 minutes, 59 seconds
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Catherine Rampell on covering the "economic coma" caused by the coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic worsens and the job market collapses, Washington Post opinion columnist Catherine Rampell talks about the "deficit in economic, business, quantitative fluency within the media" and identifies some tips to ensure journalists "are sufficiently informed to be able to push back when they're being spun" by political leaders. Rampell also dismisses the claims about a "trade-off between what we need to do to save lives, and what we need to do to salvage the economy... That's just not true."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/3/202034 minutes, 19 seconds
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March 29, 2020: Stephen King, Maggie Haberman, Hasan Minhaj dissect media coverage of a '50-state disaster;' front pages report rising death toll; doctors harness social media to alert the public

Plus... Amazon's Jay Carney on helping people stay connected... The New Yorker's David Remnick on federal leadership failures... and the Fox News presidency takes a dangerous turn. Maggie Haberman, Esther Choo, S.E. Cupp, Jay Carney, Stephen King, Hasan Minhaj and David Remnick join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/29/202039 minutes, 4 seconds
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Garrett Graff on the 'collective experience' of Covid-19, the media coverage, and Trump's disinformation

"We are living through a united, national moment," Garrett Graff says, likening the pandemic to WWII and 9/11. Despite the "paucity of national inspirational leadership," Graff highlights how "much of the nation's response has been driven by individuals at the local level." Graff also tells Brian Stelter about his decision to compile an "oral history" about the coronavirus crisis. He says the project is vital because "we're all losing track of time... We're all stuck in a weird 'Groundhog Day' loop that is causing us to really lose sight of the momentousness of the changes in our lives."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/27/202036 minutes, 16 seconds
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March 22, 2020: Dan Rather and Carl Bernstein on leadership in crisis; AT&T CEO on keeping America connected during the coronavirus shutdown; three top editors on the state of the news business

Plus... Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos on Hollywood's production halt; Julie Roginsky and Max Boot on Fox's U-turn; and much more. Jeffrey Goldberg, Sally Buzbee, Matt Murray, Dan Rather, Carl Bernstein, Julie Roginsky, Max Boot, Ted Sarandos and Randall Stephenson join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/22/202038 minutes, 1 second
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Andrew Rossi on "After Truth," a new HBO documentary about the disinformation age

Brian Stelter, executive producer of "After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News," shares a preview of the film and speaks with director Andrew Rossi about the real-world consequences of disinformation. Stelter and Rossi dissect "several case studies from 2015 to 2018" in the film, from the Jade Helm conspiracy theory to "Pizzagate." They discuss their decision to focus on the "victims" and "perpetrators" of false news. Rossi explains, "You have people who are pushing the false stories, and then you have people who are the subject of them and are actually victims, and they are suffering a cost."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/18/202025 minutes, 10 seconds
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March 15, 2020: The great shutdown of 2020 is underway; wisdom for covering a pandemic; local news on the front lines of the coronavirus

Plus... Brian Stelter's message about "social distancing;" Juliette Kayyem on covering an unprecedented "50-state disaster;" James Hamblin on what we're missing to fight the virus; Susan Glasser on misinformation coming from the most powerful; and former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on the pandemic's future. Oliver Darcy, Dr. James Hamblin, Juliette Kayyem, Michele Matassa Flores, Audrey Cooper, Susan Glasser, Dr. Vivek Murthy and Andrew Rossi join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/15/202039 minutes
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Covering coronavirus: NYMag editor David Haskell on how his newsroom is responding to the crisis

New York Media EIC David Haskell joins Brian Stelter to discuss how media companies are reacting to the coronavirus pandemic, how reporters are working remotely, and more. Haskell also reflects on his one-year anniversary as editor, what it was like to succeed Adam Moss, and the state of publishing.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/12/202035 minutes, 18 seconds
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March 8, 2020: Examining media coverage of coronavirus; Trump should 'lead, or get out of the way;' the importance of 'social distancing;' behind Joe Biden's comeback

Plus... How Bernie Sanders' critiques of the media differ from Trump's; one full year without a W.H. press secretary briefing; why the Trump campaign is suing CNN, the NYT, and WaPo. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Dr. Seema Yasmin, Kathleen Sebelius, TJ Ducklo, David Sirota, Errin Haines, Joe Lockhart and Sara Fischer join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/8/202039 minutes, 1 second
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Katherine Miller and Harry Enten on the primaries, the polls, and the political landscape 'where only the last 72 hours seems to matter'

BuzzFeed News reporter Katherine Miller and CNN senior writer and analyst Harry Enten debrief about the past week of Democratic politics and how the stunning developments have been framed by the news media. Joe Biden's victories were due "in part because people really wanted clarity in the field," Miller says: "People have found the news cycles very chaotic and the primary overall pretty chaotic." Miller, Enten and Brian Stelter discuss Biden's "earned media tsunami;" the limited power of fast-moving primary polling; and a sudden "sense of loss" over what had to this point been a historically diverse pool of candidates.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/6/202037 minutes, 47 seconds
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March 1, 2020: How to cover the Coronavirus responsibly; a non-partisan virus in a partisan war; Trump attacks Comcast and vows to 'destroy their image'

Plus... The 'inside story' about Facebook's rise; interviews with officials from the Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg campaigns; and the difference between fact-checking Democratic candidates and Trump. Catherine Rampell, Dannagal Young, Daniel Dale, Aleksandra Kuzmanovic, Dr. Seema Yasmin, Bernie 2020 senior advisor Chuck Rocha, Bloomberg 2020 senior national spokesperson Sabrina Singh, and Steven Levy join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/1/202039 minutes, 6 seconds
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Coronavirus and the media, the wider impact of Weinstein verdict, Bob Iger's big move, and more with our media reporter roundtable

Oliver Darcy, Kerry Flynn, Frank Pallotta, and Chloe Melas join Brian Stelter for a wide-ranging discussion around the week's biggest media business and culture stories. Then they zoom out and assess the biggest stories on their beats in 2020 thus far and look ahead to the spring season.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/28/202036 minutes, 59 seconds
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February 23, 2020: Tim O'Brien on the secret to getting under Trump's skin; The Hill's long-awaited review of journalist who spread Ukraine conspiracy

Plus... The Fox News pardon pipeline; how censorship stifles essential journalism during a crisis; as the 2020 election escalates, so do the "Meme Wars"; Southern rock strikes a new chord in the Trump era. Oliver Darcy, Julia Ioffe, Marko Suprun, Errol Lewis, Taylor Lorenz, David Frum, Tim O'Brien, Megha Rajagopalan, Kim Dozier and Drive-By Truckers' frontmen Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood join John Avlon.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/23/202039 minutes, 45 seconds
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Charlotte Alter on why millennial politicians are "The Ones We've Been Waiting For"

Time national correspondent Charlotte Alter is the author of "The Ones We've Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America." She shares insights about millennial politicians like Pete Buttigieg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She also identifies some media myths and stereotypes surrounding this often-misunderstood generation. "A lot of the coverage is determined by people who are baby boomers," she points out. She discusses social movements like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter, highlighting blind spots in coverage.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/19/202034 minutes, 5 seconds
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February 16, 2020: How to cover 'creeping authoritarianism;' newfound media scrutiny of Michael Bloomberg's campaign; which Democrats are winning the TV primary?

Plus... journalism's role in sustaining democracy; an interview with two authors who offer a 'worm's-eye view' of Trumpworld; and Trump's former chief of staff critiques Fox News... Philip Bump, Joan Walsh, Anne Applebaum, Irin Carmon, Lachlan Markay, Asawin Suebsaeng, Julie K. Brown and Ken Doctor join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/16/202038 minutes, 30 seconds
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Columbia's Emily Bell on the McClatchy bankruptcy, the 'crisis' of local journalism, and how 'civic media' could help

Columbia Journalism School professor Emily Bell, the founding director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, talks with Brian Stelter about the effects of local newspaper losses and the highly partisan websites that are trying to exploit the void. Bell calls them "pink slime sites." Bell discusses Facebook and Google's power: "Control of the media has totally changed in the last 15 years, and we have not really come to terms with that." She also talks about potential regulations that could help local news.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/14/202044 minutes, 25 seconds
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February 9, 2020: How Fox talk shows urged Trump to purge; inside a 'billion dollar disinformation campaign;' getting info from Chinese cities on Coronavirus lockdown

Plus: Senator Sherrod Brown says GOP senators fear Fox, talk radio and Trump; Bill Carter says journalists should stand in solidarity; Olivia Nuzzi says the Iowa caucus debacle has caused even more cynicism about politics. Sarah Isgur, Tara Dowdell, Bill Carter, McKay Coppins, Olivia Nuzzi, David Culver, and Sen. Sherrod Brown join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/9/202038 minutes, 57 seconds
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FiveThirtyEight's Clare Malone on the Iowa debacle, the mood in Hew Hampshire, and the 'cynicism' of voters

After being on the road in New Hampshire, FiveThirtyEight senior political writer Clare Malone talks about why voters feel cynical about campaign coverage and what they want from members of the media. Malone also talks with Brian Stelter about the "unmitigated disaster in Iowa" after the caucuses and why the debacle has people worrying about "election administration in the modern age of information warfare." They also discuss "the new normal" of political disinformation, and the "sports fan mentality" voters have about the presidential race, plus Malone's recent profile on Buttigieg communications guru Lis Smith.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/7/202037 minutes, 19 seconds
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February 2, 2020: Sam Donaldson reacts to fast-tracked Senate trial; how impeachment reinforced two competing info-universes; news media's quick pivot to Iowa caucus coverage; how fear of Trump is hurting government agencies

Plus, why CNN nixed its plan for a final pre-Iowa poll; the State Department versus NPR; and David Zurawik on the 'mud wrestling pit' that is social media. Sam Donaldson, Julian Zelizer, Jill Filipovic, Alexi McCammond, Astead Herndon, Art Cullen and David Zurawik join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/2/202038 minutes, 30 seconds
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Politico's Tim Alberta is writing letters to DC "from the rest of America"

"I just don't think the media as an institution has done a great job keeping up with the pace of change, political and cultural and socioeconomic and otherwise," says Tim Alberta, the chief political correspondent for Politico. That's why he is writing columns "to Washington from the rest of America," aiming to break the campaign coverage mold. His first dispatch was from the Mid-Michigan Gun & Knife Show. Alberta talks with Brian Stelter about "diner" cliches, voters' motivations, and news media blind spots. Alberta also points to a different "defining group of swing voters in 2020," offers tips for breaking out of broad-brush reporting tendencies, and more...To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/29/202032 minutes, 59 seconds
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January 26, 2020: What you're not seeing on TV during Trump's trial; facts vs. feelings about impeachment; Pompeo's track record of hostility towards the press

Plus... the impact of press restrictions during the Senate trial; viral hoaxes are spreading lies about Coronavirus; and free press groups are condemning Brazil's charges against Glenn Greenwald. Susan Glasser, Melanie Zanona, Oliver Darcy, John Avlon, Lyz Lenz, and Salena Zito join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/26/202038 minutes, 57 seconds
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Alan Miller says National News Literacy Week is about solving the misinformation "pandemic"

News Literacy Project founder and CEO Alan Miller previews the first-ever National News Literacy Week and a new partnership with Scripps' local TV stations. He tells Brian Stelter about his efforts to make people part of the "information solution." While Miller's organization focuses on middle and high school, the public awareness campaign with Scripps will give the general public "some tools and resources to become more news literate," he says. Miller also discusses the difference between skepticism and cynicism; the impact of digital disinformation; why the term "fake news" is an "oxymoron," and more...To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/24/202029 minutes, 6 seconds
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January 19, 2020: Jon Favreau on 'the biggest challenge for Democrats;' Trump's Fox News defense team; Capitol Hill reporters protest restrictions on impeachment trial access

Plus... What happens when a president can't handle the truth? Brian Stelter says the result is an impeachment trial. Also: Meet the man who tracks the Fox-Trump feedback loop. Jon Favreau, Dahlia Lithwick, Margaret Sullivan, Meridith McGraw, Sarah Wire, Joe Lockhart, Matt Gertz, and Peter Hamby join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/19/202038 minutes, 53 seconds
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"Uncanny Valley" author Anna Wiener on Silicon Valley's media "reckoning"

In her new memoir "Uncanny Valley," Anna Wiener reflects on the power of Big Tech through the years she spent at several startups in Silicon Valley. Wiener talks with Brian Stelter about how media coverage and "public sentiment" about Big Tech are changing, the resulting feeling "in tech that people are being unfairly picked upon," plus her favorite examples of industry jargon and much more...To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/16/202036 minutes, 32 seconds
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January 12, 2020: Twitter war turns into Twitter diplomacy; Bill Weld's view of campaign coverage; Harry and Meghan versus the British tabloids

Plus, a thought experiment by James Fallows; Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on their new book "Tightrope;" and the biggest change about campaign coverage in 2020. James Fallows, John Kirby, Hadas Gold, Bill Weld, Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn and Sally Buzbee join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/12/202038 minutes, 53 seconds
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Associated Press exec editor Sally Buzbee on Iran, impeachment, Iowa, and the future of news

Sally Buzbee, the top editor of the AP for the past three years, tells Brian Stelter about the news agency's top priorities and challenges, from covering the environment to combating misinformation. She tells how the news outlet is protecting journalists in Iran; fact-checking Donald Trump; and educating the public about polling ahead of the 2020 election. Buzbee also discusses the AP's future and the importance of collaborations.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/10/202035 minutes, 46 seconds
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January 5, 2020: How the US-Iran crisis is being covered; Stelter says it is patriotic to question officials in wartime; Bari Weiss on New York's solidarity march against anti-Semitism

Plus, Sam Donaldson on "wag the dog" claims and David Frum on lessons learned from the Iraq war... Kim Ghattas, Jasmine El-Gamal, Jason Rezaian, Sam Donaldson, Katie Rogers, Bari Weiss, Paul Rieckhoff, Irin Carmon, Chloe Melas and David Frum join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/5/202044 minutes, 30 seconds
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Salt Lake Tribune owner Paul Huntsman on paving a path for non-profit newspapers

Should struggling print newspapers shift into nonprofit status? That's what the Salt Lake Tribune did. In late 2019 the Salt Lake Tribune became the first metropolitan daily in the country to go nonprofit, after receiving permission from the IRS to do so. Owner and publisher Paul Huntsman speaks with Brian Stelter about how Salt Lake's application might be used as a blueprint by other papers. They also discuss print versus digital and the paper's coverage of the Mormon Church.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/2/202039 minutes, 3 seconds
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December 29, 2019: The next decade of news; one on one with Marc Benioff; how Trump has affected trust in media

Media winners and losers from the past decade; how to combat "truth decay;" and what to expect in media and tech in the next 10 years. David Zurawik, Nicole Carroll, Marc Benioff, Paul Huntsman, Jennifer Kavanagh, Oliver Darcy, and Amy Webb join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/30/201942 minutes, 52 seconds
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December 22, 2019: David Remnick reviews impeachment coverage; 'Bombshell' director Jay Roach shares what intrigued him about Fox News; media memory loss

Catherine Rampell, S.E. Cupp and Garry Kasparov discuss news overload, and how to cover the rival realities swirling around impeachment. Plus, inside the Washington Post with editor Marty Baron, and New Year's resolutions for the press...To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/22/201938 minutes, 15 seconds
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Media in 2019: War on truth, the streaming Olympics, Tucker versus Shep, 'zombie' publications, and so much more

Oliver Darcy, Kerry Flynn, Frank Pallotta and Chloe Melas join Brian Stelter to reflect on the year's biggest media news, from the dawn of Disney+ to the failures of several digital media upstarts. Do you remember all these stories from 2019? Plus, Stelter asks the team to preview big changes happening on their beats in 2020.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/21/201937 minutes, 41 seconds
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Washington Post editor Marty Baron on the past, present and future

Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron discusses impeachment coverage, political headwinds, the Post's investigations unit, and the role of journalism. Brian Stelter also asks Baron about the health of the Post's business, the importance of subscription revenue, and Baron's future at the paper.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/19/201919 minutes, 14 seconds
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December 15, 2019: The right-wing media roots of Trump's impeachment; one on one with Jim Lehrer; Gretchen Carlson says 'we're in a cultural revolution'

Plus, Mark Lukasiewicz on the 'deliberate deception' of conspiracy theories; Tara Dowdell on the 'powerful forces' supporting Trump; fact versus fiction in Clint Eastwood's new movie 'Richard Jewell;' and how the Afghanistan Papers reveal 'the truth about the war.' Masha Gessen, Mark Lukasiewicz, Tara Dowdell, Jim Lehrer, Gretchen Carlson, Kevin Riley, Brian Lowry, and Craig Whitlock join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/15/201938 minutes, 5 seconds
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How the Washington Post's Craig Whitlock unearthed the Afghanistan Papers

Craig Whitlock led the Washington Post's years-long effort to obtain hundreds of secret interviews about the Afghan war. The result: A week-long series and a database of the Afghanistan Papers. Whitlock speaks with Brian Stelter about the Post's legal battles, his main findings, and the information he is still seeking. Through this treasure trove of documents, "we've finally broken through with the truth about the war," he says. He also discusses comparisons to the Pentagon Papers.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/13/201923 minutes, 33 seconds
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December 8, 2019: Carl Bernstein on the impeachment hearings and what's next; Olivia Nuzzi on the messaging wars; politicians using the courts to punish the press?

Plus, Trump's hypocrisy about anonymous sources; a British researcher shows how phones are changing news consumption; and a Harvard professor argues that America has "lost its mind." Irin Carmon, David Frum, Olivia Nuzzi, Carl Bernstein, Liz Mair, Damon De Ionno, and Thomas Patterson join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/8/201938 minutes, 9 seconds
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Professor Thomas Patterson on 'How America Lost Its Mind'

The media bears partial responsibility for the assault on reason that is crippling American democracy, Thomas Patterson says. The Harvard professor's new book on the subject is titled "How America Lost Its Mind." He talks with Brian Stelter about how media divisions and party polarization have threatened "collective rationality." As for those media players "beyond the pale in terms of their willingness to fudge the facts," Patterson says "we have to shame them out of existence."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/6/201927 minutes, 42 seconds
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December 1, 2019: Tale of two Fox News judges; Zurawik's take on pro-Trump media; 'follow the money' in the Trump age; how Bloomberg is covering Bloomberg's campaign

Dahlia Lithwick, Caroline Polisi, David Zurawik, Rebecca Davis O'Brien, Andrea Bernstein, Kathy Kiely, Peter T. Coleman, and Angela Denker join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/1/201938 minutes, 15 seconds
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November 24, 2019: Katie Hill on right-wing media; Prince Andrew's interviewer Emily Maitlis; Jake Tapper on Trump's penchant for lies

Plus, Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the "mystery of President Trump's unannounced hospital visit," and Margaret Sullivan, Juliet Huddy, Oliver Darcy, Joel Simon, Kathleen Carroll, Steven Hassan join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/24/201942 minutes, 16 seconds
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Steven Hassan explains "The Cult of Trump"

Steven Hassan, a leading cult expert with firsthand experience escaping the Unification Church, says Trump's cultivation of his base is cult-like. Brian Stelter questions Hassan's claims and asks why he has decided to branch into politics through the new book "The Cult of Trump." They discuss how social media has accelerated the spread of influential ideologies and "destructive cults," and the pivotal roles played by media and religion.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/22/20194 minutes, 1 second
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November 17, 2019: Radio host canceled for criticizing Trump on the radio; Stelter: This is when Trump needs to have credibility; Here are pro Trump-media's defense tactics on impeachment

Plus, ways to help rebuild local journalism... Dan Rather says McConnell is part of the Trump "cult..." The Atlantic wants to show "How to Stop a Civil War..." Dan Rather, Nicole Hemmer, Abigail Tracy, Craig Silverman, Jeffrey Goldberg and Jennifer Preston join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/17/201915 minutes, 56 seconds
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Medill dean discusses Daily Northwestern controversy and calls for 'campaign of media literacy'

Charles Whitaker, dean of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, discusses the student newspaper's ill-considered decision to apologize for covering a campus protest. The Daily Northwestern is independent, but Whitaker spoke out when the students were "pilloried," he said, by pro journalists. Whitaker says this episode, and a recent controversy at Harvard, show that "The public is quite unaware of what journalism is, what our processes are," and "what it means to be balanced."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/15/201928 minutes, 54 seconds
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November 10, 2019: Bill Moyers says he fears for the country; Anthony Scaramucci accuses Trump of 'traitorous-like' behavior; what it's like to cover Capitol Hill during impeachment

How transcripts highlight Sean Hannity's political power... Why there's a right-wing fixation with the whistleblower's identity... Plus more from Bill Moyers and Anthony Scaramucci. Brian Stelter also talks with Melanie Zanona, Addy Baird, Manu Raju, Max Boot, Tara Dowdell, and Jess McIntosh.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/10/201938 minutes, 46 seconds
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Dave Jorgenson shows how the Washington Post newsroom ticks on TikTok

Since he launched the Washington Post's TikTok account in May, video producer Dave Jorgenson has created over 120 videos that show how the D.C. newsroom ticks with humor. Brian Stelter asks him about what the Post gains from TikTok; whether other news outlets should be using it; and how his videos have built trust and familiarity with the Post's reporters. They also discuss Jorgenson's daily production process, reactions from staffers, and attempts by presidential candidates to participate in meme-making.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/7/20198 minutes, 40 seconds
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November 3, 2019: Joe Walsh says Fox News hosts are lying to their viewers; debating the role of pro-Trump voices on CNN; the journalists of Ground Zero are getting sick

Will right-wing media protect Trump from conviction? What are the dangers of political ads on the web? Why do the president's mispellings matter? Brian Stelter talks with Joe Walsh, Daniel Dale, Colby Hall, Aisha Moodie-Mills, Irin Carmon, Sarah Barnett, Bill Frischling, Bruce David Martin, Vincent Novak and Michael Barasch.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/3/201938 minutes, 4 seconds
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Jeff Zucker talks about CNN in the Trump era, fact-checking, Fox News, and the future of TV

Brian Stelter sits down with CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker at the CITIZEN by CNN conference in New York City. They discuss the network's relationship with President Trump; decisions about whether to air Trump events; and a baseless lawsuit threat from one of Trump's lawyers. Zucker also defends the hiring of "Trump voices;" discusses the possibility of hiring Shep Smith; and addresses his interest in running for public office someday.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/31/201931 minutes, 6 seconds
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Extreme highs and lows of the Trump presidency; covering GOP House hijinks v. Senate silence; 'Primary Colors' author on 'Anonymous' book; CNN president on network's relationship with Trump; Ezra Klein: Negative coverage of Trump is good for his brand

October 27, 2019: Catherine Rampell, Andrew Marantz, Sam Vinograd, Ezra Klein, Sarah Ellison, Joe Klein and Jeff Zucker join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/27/201911 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ezra Klein: As impeachment escalates, Trump will become more 'corrosive to democracy'

Ezra Klein says people think about impeachment all wrong. It doesn't have to be a "traumatic" worst case scenario, he says: "We fire people for poor performance in most jobs. It seems that in the most important job, in arguably the entire world, we should be able to do the same thing." Klein, the editor-at-large of Vox Media, talks with Brian Stelter about his new podcast, "Impeachment, Explained," and the need to apply historical context to the daily drama. Klein also analyzes Trump's ability to "control coverage" based on his understanding that that "new plus outrageous equals newsworthy." He all calls out right-wing claims that the impeachment process is a coup, calling the claims "shameful."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/25/201925 minutes, 49 seconds
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These aren't news cycles, they're shock cycles; damage control after Mulvaney presser; Ronan Farrow on the big picture in 'Catch and Kill'; how hateful anti-media video highlights 'empathy gap'; former FB advisor warns 2020 could be '2016 on steroids'

October 20, 2019: Daniel Dale, Erik Wemple, Olivia Nuzzi, Elaina Plott, Matt Lewis, Katie Rogers, Krystal Ball, Ronan Farrow, Dipayan Ghosh and Mo Elleithee join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/20/201913 minutes, 19 seconds
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Save Journalism Project co-founder John Stanton on why Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is the 'antithesis of free expression'

After BuzzFeed's DC bureau chief John Stanton was laid off in January, he co-founded the Save Journalism Project to "stand up" for journalists and "educate the public" about "the dangers facing us." Stanton talks with Brian Stelter about Facebook and Google's impacts on the news industry; Mark Zuckerberg's recent talk about Facebook's values and free speech; and what Facebook is doing about "toxic" content and disinformation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/18/201930 minutes, 13 seconds
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Shep Smith's stunning exit; Three former Fox personalities speak out; Zurawik says this is a 'severe blow' to Fox's credibility; the power of Trump's anti-Democrat stories; Sam Donaldson and Douglas Brinkley speak about impeachment coverage; former Bush a

October 13, 2019: Sam Donaldson, Douglas Brinkley, Julie Roginsky, Carl Cameron, Conor Powell, Peter Wehner, Irin Carmon, Amanda Marcotte, and David Zurawik join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/13/201937 minutes, 15 seconds
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'Antisocial' author Andrew Marantz on the 'virality industry' and the 'hijacking of the American conversation'

New Yorker staff writer Andrew Marantz embedded with extremist "gate-crashers" teeming on social media platforms and the lax "gate-keepers" in Silicon Valley for his new book titled "Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation." In order to take the conversation back, Marantz tells Brian Stelter, "the only way forward is to really really look this stuff in the face." He also talks about the Overton Window, media manipulation, the "alt right," and the rise of white supremacist rhetoric on the internet.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/11/201931 minutes, 28 seconds
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Trump's force field of falsehood; former Fox News host says they're 'lying by omission;' the power of language in politics; how authors get White House sources to talk; Iowa news director says Trump supporters are staying firm; 'my gut tells me' Trump wil

October 6, 2019: Masha Gessen, Oliver Darcy, Juliet Huddy, Michael Shear, Barbara Res, Douglas Heye, Jess McIntosh and Robert Leonard join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/6/201938 minutes, 9 seconds
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Matt Taibbi: With today's media, 'there's no profit incentive to get people to stop worrying'

Matt Taibbi's new book "Hate Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another" makes the case that news outlets have become "a twisted wing of the entertainment business," chasing clicks and views to survive. In a blunt conversation with Brian Stelter, Taibbi says he wants to encourage more "consumer awareness about the news." Stelter challenges some of Taibbi's arguments, including his portrayals of Fox News and MSNBC, and they discuss how Noam Chomsky's "Manufacturing Consent" applies to the present day.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/4/201941 minutes, 20 seconds
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Impeachment probe special edition; interview with Robert De Niro; Christine Pelosi's message for the Democratic party; Ruddy says impeachment probe is 'mortal threat' to Trump; Fox shows are smearing the Ukraine whistleblower; Glasser says White House is

September 29, 2019: Robert De Niro, Suzanne Nossel, Amanda Carpenter, Susan Glasser, Susan Hennessey, Christine Pelosi, and Christopher Ruddy join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/29/201938 minutes, 30 seconds
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Like drinking from a firehose: Jeff Greenfield on the week in historic headlines

Renowned political analyst Jeff Greenfield talks with Brian Stelter about the start of a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump. He says "the kind of reflexive, circle the wagons, 'remember this is our guy'" strategy among Republicans and pro-Trump media outfits "may not fully survive this latest story." He describes the many differences between the Nixon and Clinton impeachments and the current proceedings, including a much more chaotic news environment. His advice for journalists covering the story: "Take a breath."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/27/201931 minutes, 10 seconds
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Trump's disinformation campaign; Biden's media strategy; Carl Bernstein's analysis of Ukraine scandal and possible cover-up; Times reporters defend 'nuance' of Kavanaugh book; GOP's 'deride and conquer' approach; Australian reporter shares why she was stu

September 22, 2019: Shane Harris, Carl Bernstein, Tara Dowdell, Philip Bump, Sam Vinograd, David Zurawik, Robin Pogrebin, Kate Kelly and Lenore Taylor join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/23/201939 minutes, 28 seconds
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More than 100 newsrooms are using the Washington Post's massive database to cover the opioid crisis in a new way

The Washington Post has opened up an enormous DEA database that charts the course of every pain pill in the country through 2012. The Post's investigations editor Jeff Leen says more than 100 local news outlets have conducted reporting using the information. Brian Stelter talks with Leen about this cooperative approach; what the data reveals; and what stories still need to be told about the opioid epidemic.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/19/201923 minutes, 34 seconds
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Democrats are losing the messaging war to Trump; 'She Said' authors Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey share secrets from Weinstein investigation; Krystal Ball fires back at Rush Limbaugh; CNN's Jim Sciutto talks Russian spy scoop; Barry Glassner on how the med

September 15, 2019: Alexandra Rojas, Dahlia Lithwick, Susan Glasser, Jim Sciutto, Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Krystal Ball and Barry Glassner join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/15/201938 minutes, 14 seconds
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Covering Climate Now: 250+ news outlets pledge a week's worth of focused climate crisis coverage

Kyle Pope, the editor of Columbia Journalism Review, tells Brian Stelter about the Covering Climate Now coalition, which CJR is spearheading with The Nation. Pope says that about 250 news outlets around the world have committed to a week's worth of focused climate change coverage in the run-up to the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23. He says it "could end up being the most extensive effort ever to sort of organize the world's press around a single topic." Pope and Stelter discuss strides made in the news media in tackling the topic; the critical role of local meteorologists; and a "generational divide in the way people consume this news."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/13/201934 minutes, 5 seconds
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Watch out for language that legitimizes Trump's lies; a long week of White House misinformation; Steve Kroft reflects on 30 years of '60 Minutes'; new book 'Audience of One' examines Trump and TV; how online harassment threatens press freedom; the slow de

September 8, 2019: Steve Kroft, James Poniewozik, Julie Roginsky, Bianna Golodryga, Joan Walsh and Courtney Radsch join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/8/201938 minutes, 25 seconds
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James Poniewozik talks "Audience of One" and Trump's relationship with TV

New York Times chief TV critic James Poniewozik's new book traces how Trump evolved from a "TV character" to president at the same time that TV went from a broadcast to a niche medium. "Audience of One" argues that Trump's ascent "happened because of TV. It happened through TV." Poniewozik and Brian Stelter discuss Trump's reality TV roots, the American antihero, "the gorilla channel" that wasn't, the "Reliable Sources" cameo in "Audience," and more.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/5/201932 minutes, 28 seconds
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The truth about Trump's relationship with Fox News; Lawrence O'Donnell's reckless report; Joe Biden 'loose with facts' on the campaign trail; Brian Karem's lawsuit against Trump over press pass suspension; Jeffrey Goldberg gleans new info from James Matti

September 1, 2019: David Zurawik, Elaina Plott, Julia Ioffe, Dahlia Lithwick, Jeffrey Goldberg, Theodore J. Boutrous and Brian Karem join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/1/201932 minutes, 10 seconds
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Jeffrey Goldberg on James Mattis: 'The Man Who Couldn't Take it Anymore'

Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis began his book tour by sitting down with The Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg. "There is a lot about Donald Trump that he finds absurd and repellent but he is trying to maintain this disciplined approach of not speaking ill of a sitting president," Goldberg says. Brian Stelter asks Goldberg about the challenges of interviewing Mattis, plus the ongoing discussions in newsrooms about how to cover Trump's erratic behavior.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/30/201927 minutes, 44 seconds
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Two psychiatrists on coverage of Trump's instability; Trump's messaging war over the economy; April Ryan breaks silence on bodyguard's alleged assault; trickle-down effects of Trump's anti-media rhetoric; parents of killed journalists work for reporter sa

August 25, 2019: Dr. Bandy X. Lee, Dr. Allen Frances, Daniel Dale, Irin Carmon, Ken Ward Jr., April Ryan, Diane Foley and Art Sotloff join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/25/201939 minutes, 9 seconds
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Barry Glassner on 'the culture of fear' and how the media should cover the 'fear-monger-in-chief'

Sociologist Barry Glassner, author of "The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things," talks with Brian Stelter about how news outlets both stoke peoples' fears and "correct exaggerated fears and scares." He says local TV news has an especially serious impact. Glassner says many presidents have preyed on fears, but none to the degree President Trump has. And he offers advice about how to cover Trump's claims.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/23/201927 minutes, 45 seconds
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Journalism during the disinformation wars; Study finds $235 million spent every year on ads on extremist sites; Russian site launches smear campaign against CNN's Clarissa Ward; How to avoid taking the bait when covering president Trump; WSJ report tallie

August 18, 2019: Adam Serwer, Mary C. Curtis, Jim Rutenberg, Catherine Rampell, Bari Weiss, Clarissa Ward, Danny Rogers, Matt Rivitz, Donie O'Sullivan, Oliver Darcy and Carole Cadwalladr join John Avlon.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/18/201938 minutes, 31 seconds
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Carole Cadwalladr on her role in Cambridge Analytica's downfall and "The Great Hack"

Investigative reporter for the Observer and the Guardian Carole Cadwalladr's year-long investigation resulted in the downfall of data company Cambridge Analytica. Her central role in the scandal is examined in the new Netflix documentary, "The Great Hack," which she discusses with John Avlon. Cadwalladr also talks about the still-open questions about Cambridge Analytica, its impact on UK and US elections, as well as citizens' lack of ownership over their own data.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/15/201919 minutes, 24 seconds
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Tucker takes vacation after white supremacy 'hoax' remark; "cancel culture" comes for the New York Times; headlines fall short of highlighting El Paso victims; CNN obtains draft order for FCC to police social media; reporter who reopened Epstein investiga

August 11, 2019: S.E. Cupp, Jane Coaston, Tim Archuleta, Enrique Acevedo, Jackie Kucinich, Nicole Chavez, Noah Shachtman, Julia Angwin, Julie K. Brown and Mark Brown join John Avlon.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/11/201938 minutes, 8 seconds
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Cosmo goes undercover with online extremism investigator

Brian Stelter sits down with Andrea Stanley, features editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine, to discuss her latest story: "Is It Possible to Stop a Mass Shooting Before It Happens?" In her piece, Stanley follows "K," a top-secret investigator who has been infiltrating online hate groups to monitor the behavior of men who display signs of violence. During her reporting process, "It was not lost on me that I was going to report on a woman who is tracking some of the worst men in our country," she said. Stanley talks more about her reporting process, Cosmopolitan's coverage of these violent men, and how "the internet has become one of the most dangerous places."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/8/201917 minutes, 40 seconds
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Texas and Ohio newsrooms respond to shooting sprees; racist essay was published shortly before El Paso attack; growing threat of online radicalization; activists converge on Capitol Hill; Moms Demand Action founder calls for Senate vote; how to cover the

August 4, 2019: Dave Cullen, Jennifer Mascia, Shimon Prokupecz, Oliver Darcy, Wesley Lowery, Olivia Nuzzi, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Shannon Watts, Bob Moore and Jim Bebbington join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/4/201935 minutes, 13 seconds
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Their journalist sons were murdered by ISIS. Now they work to make sure reporters stay safe in conflict zones.

James Foley and Steven Sotloff were both executed by ISIS in the summer of 2014. Five years later, the Foley and Sotloff families are running foundations that seek to help other journalists who are heading into harm's way. Brian Stelter speaks with Diane Foley and Art Sotloff about their training programs and other initiatives. The parents share memories of their sons, motivations for their advocacy work, and changes to U.S. hostage policy.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/3/201929 minutes, 18 seconds
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David Zurawik and April Ryan react to Trump's harsh tweets; Bernie Sanders' campaign manager speaks out about media bias; how the Mueller hearings reinforced America's media bunkers; behind the story that led to mass protests in Puerto Rico

July 28, 2019: Caitlin Dickerson, Andrew Marantz, Faiz Shakir, David Zurawik, April Ryan, Susan Glasser, Carla Minet, Luis Valentin Ortiz, and Amanda Carpenter join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/28/201943 minutes, 18 seconds
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Susan Glasser on Trump's lies, Mueller's aftermath, and the danger of "information bubbles"

Were the "optics" of the Mueller hearings worth the media's attention? "Let's be real," Susan Glasser says, "of course it was." After a "nutty" week in politics, the author of The New Yorker's "Letter from Trump's Washington" column talks about Mueller coverage; the impeachment count; and what to do about Trump's distortion field of lies. "It's on us as journalists," she says. "Our job is literally to bear witness." She also says the week showcased how the "right and left now are so deeply dug in to their respective information bubbles."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/26/201925 minutes, 55 seconds
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Trump, race, and 2020; Fox's fixation with Ocasio-Cortez and Omar; Dan Rather previews the Mueller hearings; Democrats pledge to bring back White House press briefings; founder of socialist magazine responds to right-wing rhetoric; remembering Edward R. M

July 21, 2019: Astead Herndon, Tara Dowdell, Dan Rather, Adam Serwer, Tim Alberta, and Bhaskar Sunkara join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/21/201938 minutes, 52 seconds
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Farai Chideya on Trump, racism, xenophobia, and news media's coverage of 'political propaganda'

"Racial resentment has been a winning political strategy" in the past, but journalists are sometimes reluctant to call it what it is, Farai Chideya tells Brian Stelter. In part that's because the news media lacks "mechanisms for charting" the race factor "in real time." Chideya and Stelter discuss the coverage of white supremacist ideology; the importance of knowing "your political history;" and the need for a truly "integrated political press." And Stelter asks Chideya to answer a question she posed: "Is the political press better prepared to cover the weaponization of race and national origin in 2020 than it was in 2016?"To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/19/201922 minutes, 11 seconds
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Special edition about the information wars; Trump rallies meme makers for 2020; fact-checking claims about Big Tech bias; Trump's warped definition of 'free speech;' the link between Tucker Carlson's anti-Omar attacks and Trump's racist tweets.

July 14, 2019: Jane Coaston, Robby Soave, Samantha Vinograd, Renee DiResta, Oliver Darcy and Katie Rogers join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/14/20191 minute, 10 seconds
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Meet three journalists from competing Florida newsrooms who are collaborating to expand climate coverage

Some of Florida's biggest news outlets are banding together to form the Florida Climate Reporting Network. Brian Stelter speaks with three of the participants: Miami Herald climate change reporter Alex Harris, Tampa Bay Times executive editor Mark Katches, and Julie Anderson, the EIC of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Orlando Sentinel. Katches says the "story sharing arrangement" will hopefully move into "a second phase where we will be tackling joint projects together up and down the state." Harris says "people keep saying we're ground zero down here" in Florida, so "we should kind of act like it right?" The group also discusses the growing need for collaboration and the language used in climate coverage.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/10/201915 minutes, 14 seconds
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Miami Herald reporter speaks about Jeffrey Epstein arrest; unpacking the census citizenship battle; Trump claims the truth is up to him; Carl Bernstein on the post-Mueller news cycle; new book says there is a method to Trump's 'madness;' how news coverage

July 7, 2019: Julie K. Brown, Catherine Rampell, Philip Bump, Carl Bernstein, Allen Salkin, Aaron Short, Elora Mukhurjee and Carl Cameron join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/7/201939 minutes
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Ex-Fox Newser Carl Cameron on Trump, cable TV, and the progressive news site he's working on

Two years after leaving Fox News, Carl Cameron is collaborating on a new progressive news site, Front Page Live, that he wants to be a version of The Drudge Report for the left. He talks with Brian Stelter about his years as Fox's chief political correspondent, his impressions of how Fox has changed since it launched in 1996, and how the internet is changing politics.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/3/20192 minutes, 8 seconds
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Kamala Harris 2020's press secretary talks media strategy; Trump's 'stunt' at the DMZ; press grading Trump on a curve versus the Dems; Tim Ryan on the loss of Youngstown's local newspaper; E. Jean Carroll says 'I'm not sorry;' behind the scenes of Showtim

June 30, 2019: Ian Sams, Tim Ryan, E. Jean Carroll, Katie Rogers, Frank Bruni, Bianna Golodryga, Jason Blum and Alex Metcalf join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/30/201947 seconds
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E. Jean Carroll discusses her new book, Trump's alleged assault, media coverage, role of men: "This is not a Trump book"

E. Jean Carroll says "I'm not sorry" for coming forward and alleging that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid-1990s. Brian Stelter talks with Carroll about Trump's denial of the accusation; the reactions since her story came out; and the broader point of her new book "What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal." Carroll says "the culture has changed" since the '90s, but "men have not changed."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/28/201940 seconds
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The problem with headlines; how TV coverage of Iran is influencing Trump; former Facebook moderator blows the whistle; bipartisan support for fallen journalists memorial; Michael Collins on how Apollo 11 united the world; Trump speaking on broadcast, but

June 23, 2019: Sam Vinograd, Shani Hilton, Ana Kasparian, Ron Brownstein, David Dreier, Shawn Speagle, Casey Newton, and Michael Collins join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/23/201938 minutes, 33 seconds
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Alexander Nazaryan's new book "The Best People" scrutinizes Trump's cabinet picks and contains a message for the media

Alexander Nazaryan says newsrooms need to devote more time to the actions of government agencies -- and less time to President Trump's tweets. But he admits this may be "impossible." Brian Stelter interviews Nazaryan about the reporting in his new book "The Best People: Trump's Cabinet and the Siege on Washington." Nazaryan makes the case that Trump's cabinet scandals are "getting worse" and reveals his pick for the most under-covered cabinet secretary.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/20/201928 minutes, 22 seconds
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The podcasting primary; interview with Andrew Yang; the polarization of trust in the Trump era; sensationalism and scare tactics in local news; secrecy surrounding immigration policy; does the press want impeachment?

June 16, 2019: Andrew Yang, Sam Vinograd, Max Boot, Margaret Sullivan, David Zurawik and Caitlin Dickerson join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/16/20192 seconds
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NYT's Kevin Roose on YouTube's recommendation engine, online radicalization, and a parallel media world

Kevin Roose and Brian Stelter discuss Roose's newest story, "The Making of a YouTube Radical." Roose, a tech columnist at The New York Times, says YouTube's algorithm is "designed to create personalized rabbit holes," sometimes with dangerous consequences. Roose talks about how YouTube evolved into a "behavioral modification AI wrapped in the skin of a video website." And he discusses the positive and negative "garbage fire" reactions to his investigation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/13/201933 minutes, 32 seconds
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Trump uses cemetery backdrop for trash talking on Fox; Coverage of 2020 race revolves around Joe Biden; Looking back at the day Trump entered the GOP race; Jim Acosta's new book: 'The Enemy of the People'; Have Democrats lost the Mueller messaging war?; C

Trump uses cemetery backdrop for trash talking on Fox; Coverage of 2020 race revolves around Joe Biden; Looking back at the day Trump entered the GOP race; Jim Acosta's new book: 'The Enemy of the People'; Have Democrats lost the Mueller messaging war?; Cicilline previews his hearings about Big Tech and antitrust; Would this legislation help save local newspapers?; Outrage over police raids of Australian journalists; YouTube's new white supremacy ban sparks debateTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/9/201938 minutes, 21 seconds
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Meet three of the witnesses who are speaking about journalism at an antitrust hearing about Big Tech

The House's first hearing about "Online Platforms and Market Power" is examining how Google and Facebook have affected local journalism. Ahead of the June 11 hearing, Brian Stelter speaks with Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor Kevin Riley, News Media Alliance CEO David Chavern, and Sally Hubbard of the Open Markets Institute, all of whom are set to testify. Pointing to the inequity, Riley asks, "Does it make sense that at a time when our audience is at its biggest point, our financial difficulties are at their most difficult point?"To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/7/201929 minutes, 44 seconds
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Mueller's big TV moment; Handmaid's Tale star speaks out about abortion bans; new book says America "is split into two worlds;" how to improve coverage of inequality; Bill Nye's explanation for strange UFO sightings; why has the Pentagon stopped holding o

June 2, 2019: Ann Dowd, Warren Littlefield, Bill Nye, Elaina Plott, Sarah Ellison, Noah Shachtman, Barbara Starr, and Chris Arnade join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/2/201938 minutes, 46 seconds
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Bill Nye explains climate change coverage, science denialism, UFO sightings, and how his "Science Guy" role has evolved

Fresh off the release of his new podcast, "Science Rules!," Bill Nye unpacks the pressing questions of our day, and how the press is faring in covering them. He talks with Brian Stelter about climate science, dinosaurs, vaccinations, UFOs, and much more.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/30/201933 minutes, 53 seconds
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Scott Pelley on CBS, media and democracy; the 'dumbfake' problem; Trump's go-to rhetorical device; why press advocates are concerned about Julian Assange case; update on San Francisco police raid of journalist's home; Pete Hegseth lobbying POTUS; Trump an

May 26, 2019: Neera Tanden, David Frum, Olivia Nuzzi, Ted Boutrous, Scott Pelley, Audrey Cooper and Paul Rieckhoff join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/26/201938 minutes, 43 seconds
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Paul Rieckhoff says Fox host's push to pardon accused war criminals 'should alarm all Americans'

Paul Rieckhoff, founder of the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America organization, talks with Brian Stelter about the Pentagon's lack of press briefings; news coverage of veteran's issues; and President Trump's relationship with the military. Rieckhoff also addresses reports that Fox's Pete Hegseth has been encouraging Trump to pardon accused war criminals. "Don't do this," he tells Trump. Rieckhoff, host of the "Angry Americans" podcast, also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the podcasting format.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/23/201919 minutes, 47 seconds
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Trump's reckless treason talk; Attorney General Sean Hannity; the death of the daily briefing; White House's so-called 'censorship' tool; how the media bolstered Trump's businessman image; the red and blue media divide about abortion; how 'Game of Thrones

May 19, 2019: Joe Lockhart, Irin Carmon, Jane Coaston, Oliver Darcy, Suzanne Craig, Catherine Hadro and Brian Lowry join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/19/201938 minutes, 43 seconds
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Facebook VP responds to co-founder's critique; Chelsea Manning's first interview after two months behind bars; The Intercept's top editor reacts to the arrest of another alleged leaker; news coverage of 'constitutional crisis' claims; Democrats get traini

May 12, 2019: Nick Clegg, Chelsea Manning, Carl Bernstein, Jess McIntosh, Julian Zelizer and Catherine Rampell join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/12/201940 minutes, 42 seconds
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Trump and InfoWars; Ben Shapiro on the slippery slope of Facebook's bans; the anatomy of a right-wing smear; the Mueller report is America's best selling book; big changes coming to CBS News

May 5, 2019: Ben Shapiro, Irin Carmon, Judd Legum, Kmele Foster, Oliver Darcy, and Sara Murray join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/5/201940 minutes, 5 seconds
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Fast-growing One Free Press Coalition spotlights journalists in danger

Randall Lane, the head of Forbes magazine, talks with Brian Stelter about the new group that is spotlighting journalists under attack around the world. Since the launch of the One Free Press Coalition in March, more than thirty other news organizations have agreed to share the group's monthly list of "10 Most Urgent" cases. Lane says the mission is to "remind the entire world that these injustices continue to happen" and to ensure that "people don't forget."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/1/201920 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ron Chernow's message for the media; Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein speaks out after synagogue shooting; the role of social media in online radicalization; Trump is the 'say anything' president; Jordan Klepper on the role of comedy in the Trump age; Sally Quinn

April 28, 2019: Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, Amanda Carpenter, David Zurawik, Karen Finney, Elaina Plott, Jordan Klepper, Sally Quinn, and Glenn Kessler join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/28/201945 minutes, 3 seconds
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Julia Angwin on what went wrong at The Markup

The firing of Julia Angwin has shocked the world of tech journalism. Five staffers have resigned in protest, and now the startup she co-founded, The Markup, is in a state of limbo. What went wrong? And what's Angwin going to do next? She sits down with Brian Stelter for a conversation about her uncertain future and the urgent need for investigative journalism about Big Tech.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/24/201931 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mueller report reveals a White House of lies; Sarah Sanders' lack of credibility; inside CNN's 18 months of reporting on the Mueller probe; viral video shows hypocrisy of Fox hosts; Jay Rosen warns about 'authoritarian news system'

April 21, 2019: Katie Rogers, Ezra Klein, April Ryan, Tim Naftali, Jay Rosen, Nicole Hemmer, and Katelyn Polantz join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/21/201943 minutes, 9 seconds
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Two perspectives on the Pulitzer Prizes: winner Nariman El-Mofty and administrator Dana Canedy

Brian Stelter goes inside the Pulitzer Prize process with award administrator Dana Canedy. Then he speaks with one of this year's winners, AP photojournalist Nariman El-Mofty, about her team's experience on the ground covering the war in Yemen. El-Mofty talks about the ethical choices she makes while photographing the victims of Yemen's famine.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/18/201928 minutes, 48 seconds
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The manufacturing of the Trump-Omar controversy; Peter Buttigieg's journey from small city mayor to magazine cover star; is the Assange case a threat to press freedom?; the scandal-plagued National Inquirer is up for sale; Fox's Lou Dobbs has the ear of P

April, 13, 2019: Waleed Shahid, Karen Finney, Matt Lewis, Olivia Nuzzi, Bradley Moss, Ryan Grim, Sarah Ellison, Sarah Ellison, Craig FormanTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/14/20196 minutes, 2 seconds
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Erin Lee Carr talks about her new book, lessons from her father David Carr, and why she was 'lucky' he mentored her

Four years after acclaimed media columnist David Carr died, one of his daughters is out with a powerful memoir. In "All That You Leave Behind," Erin Lee Carr shares the ups and downs of their lives through emails, Gchats, photos and stories. She talks with Brian Stelter, who was mentored by Carr, about her own career trajectory and what she learned from her father.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/11/201935 minutes, 49 seconds
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Former Murdoch exec speaks out on why he quit; David Axelrod's prescription for 2020 coverage; are women candidates getting more negative coverage than men?; NYT says we're all living on Planet Fox; why the State Department stripped a reporter's award; ho

April 7, 2019: David Zurawik, Katie Glueck, Katie Rogers, Jim Rutenberg, Joseph Azam, Laura Bassett, David Axelrod, and Jessikka Aro join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/7/201943 minutes, 43 seconds
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Jessikka Aro's courageous reporting was going to be honored by the State Department. Then something went wrong.

Did the State Department really rescind a planned award for Finnish investigative journalist Jessikka Aro because she posted critical tweets about President Trump? She wants to find out. Aro speaks with Brian Stelter about the award controversy, the investigation and her ongoing reporting on the "Russian propaganda machine."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/4/201930 minutes, 27 seconds
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The post-Mueller media landscape; Mayor Pete Buttigieg's TV strategy; the Trump-and-TV revolving door keeps turning; Zuckerberg calls for social media regulations in op-ed; Knight Foundation's next big investment in local news

March 31, 2019: Farhad Manjoo, Alice Stewart, Elaina Plott, Jane Coaston, Susan Glasser, Lis Smith, Barbara Starr, Taylor Lorenz and Alberto Ibargüen join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/31/201939 minutes, 25 seconds
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How Big Tech is combating white nationalism, vaccine myths, and other viruses

CNN's Brian Stelter, Oliver Darcy and Donie O'Sullivan connect the dots between all of the week's biggest tech and media headlines, from Facebook vowing to ban white nationalism to Apple launching a news subscription service. Stelter asks about Alex Jones' status on Instagram, HUD's lawsuit against Facebook, and Google's financial support for local news sites in three cities, among other stories. Are the tech giants getting their acts together?To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/29/201940 minutes, 38 seconds
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Tune out the noise, tune in to the news; partisans pushing far-fetched theories on the left and right; George Conway urges press to cover Trump's 'narcissism;' Pirro sidelined at the time Trump needs her most; why 33 California newsrooms are collaborating

March 24, 2019: Carl Bernstein, Matt Rosenberg, Olivia Nuzzi, Oliver Darcy, Philip Bump, Jess McIntosh, Alexandra Rojas, Norm Pearlstine and Sukey Lewis join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/24/201938 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara says Democratic Socialists are having a moment

Jacobin, a socialist magazine, says it is benefiting from the rise of politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and readers' fears about the Trump presidency. Brian Stelter asks Bhaskar Sunkara, Jacobin's founder and editor, about the magazine's mission and goals. Sunkara describes the growth of the publication; reacts to Fox's use of "socialism" as a scare word; and explains why he wants to be "old news."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/21/201935 minutes, 1 second
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Fox suspends Pirro; Rather on covering presidents under pressure; Standing up for tech literacy; Wake-up call about right-wing extremist violence; Attorney for Diana Falzone on status of Fox News NDA; NBC hires YouTube star Lilly Singh for late-night

March 17, 2019: Dan Rather, Nancy Erika Smith, Katie Rogers, Nayyera Haq, David Zurawik, and Andy Parker join Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/17/201939 minutes, 17 seconds
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Hot Pod's Nick Quah talks about the podcasting "tipping point"

Brian Stelter charts the growth of podcasting with Nick Quah, the founder of Hot Pod and a critic for Vulture. Has the industry "peaked?" Who are the major players? Are podcasts the new blogs? What do Spotify and Pandora's arrival on the scene signify? Quah says "the thing to watch over the next 4 or 5 years is... How does money change the fundamental nature of this medium?"To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/14/201932 minutes, 47 seconds
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Fox shifting from partisanship to propaganda?; Debating the DNC's decision to exclude Fox from debates; Democrats probing Trump's opposition to AT&T deal; Lights out for Bill Shine at the White House; Will daily W.H. press briefings make a comeback?; Conn

Fox shifting from partisanship to propaganda?; Debating the DNC's decision to exclude Fox from debates; Democrats probing Trump's opposition to AT&T deal; Lights out for Bill Shine at the White House; Will daily W.H. press briefings make a comeback?; Connie Schultz's view of 2020 campaign coverage; Why Alex Trebek and 'Jeopardy!' are so special; BuzzFeed CEO: We can build a better internetTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/10/201939 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jonah Peretti on BuzzFeed's business, digital media turbulence and the future of the internet

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti sits down with Brian Stelter to discuss the "bright future" he sees for the company, despite recent layoffs and other changes. He describes the internet as a "flaming dumpster fire" but also a source of "joy and truth," and says companies like BuzzFeed have to keep "fighting to make a great internet." Stelter also asks about the unionization drive at BuzzFeed News and Peretti's commitment to the news division.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/8/201928 minutes, 43 seconds
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Haberman on NYT's shocking security clearance story; Why Trump is tweeting about Cohen's mystery 'manuscript'; Maggie Haberman's most important lesson on the Trump beat; Critics call out CPAC's pro-Trump 'grifters'; Kristol: 'We're now in late stage Trump

Haberman on NYT's shocking security clearance story; Why Trump is tweeting about Cohen's mystery 'manuscript'; Maggie Haberman's most important lesson on the Trump beat; Critics call out CPAC's pro-Trump 'grifters'; Kristol: 'We're now in late stage Trumpism'; Acosta: White House leaves press 'out in the cold'; Could Hannity be forced to testify about Cohen and Trump?; Adam Moss reflects on 15 years running New York magTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/3/201938 minutes, 5 seconds
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Adam Moss reflects on his time running NYMag in the rapidly changing magazine industry

Adam Moss, editor of New York Media, is leaving his post at the end of March. In this exit interview with Brian Stelter, he discusses his decision to step down; his favorite covers; how the magazine transformed over his 15-year run; and where the magazine business is heading. Moss also has some words of wisdom for his successor, David Haskell.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/28/201940 minutes, 53 seconds
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In an era of insanity, is anything shocking anymore?; New threats against normalcy; Clarence Thomas calls for review of landmark libel case; Politics and pop culture collide in Smollett story; Legendary Barry Diller on the "revolution" in Hollywood; Barry

In an era of insanity, is anything shocking anymore?; New threats against normalcy; Clarence Thomas calls for review of landmark libel case; Politics and pop culture collide in Smollett story; Legendary Barry Diller on the "revolution" in Hollywood; Barry Diller backs Michael Bloomberg for 2020; Media mogul Barry Diller gives his Best Picture prediction; CNN's hiring of ex-Sessions spokeswoman stirs controversy; PEN America president optimistic in face of press arrestsTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/24/201942 minutes, 20 seconds
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Tim Carney on the media's blind spots about 'Alienated America'

Conservative journalist Timothy P. Carney's new book "Alienated America" is about the collapse of local communities and the causes of "social deserts." In an interview with Brian Stelter, he shares the findings from his research and says national news coverage often overlooks issues that were indicators of support for Donald Trump in 2016. He talks about ways to improve coverage of religion and other American institutions, plus the role of local news.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/20/201926 minutes, 32 seconds
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Trump's media strategy: Pretend to win while losing; Trump says 'SNL' is anti-GOP and 'should be looked into'; Rush to judgment in the Jussie Smollett case?; Was 'GMA' too soft in Jussie Smollett interview?; How the Mueller probe is viewed in Moscow; This

Trump's media strategy: Pretend to win while losing; Trump says 'SNL' is anti-GOP and 'should be looked into'; Rush to judgment in the Jussie Smollett case?; Was 'GMA' too soft in Jussie Smollett interview?; How the Mueller probe is viewed in Moscow; This Trump fan intervened when journalists were attacked; Rappler CEO speaks out following 'ludicrous' arrest; CNN uncovers more Russian-backed Facebook videosTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/17/201939 minutes, 44 seconds
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Valentine's Day edition: Jamie Stelter interviews Brian about Twitter, romance, and Trump

Jamie Stelter turns the mic on Brian in this husband-and-wife Valentine's Day edition of the podcast. Jamie asks questions submitted by CNN viewers - covering everything from their busy schedules to Twitter trolls to screen time concerns. Plus, TV in the age of Trump; a 20-year prediction; and Jamie's favorite thing about Brian.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/13/201934 minutes, 44 seconds
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How the Post, owned by Bezos, is covering his scandal; Behind Bezos' strategy to out the Enquirer; The twisted path from Pecker to Saudis to Bezos; Abramson points to 'oppo campaign' by Vice; Moynihan: 'One cannot cite plagiarism away'; 'Team of Vipers' a

How the Post, owned by Bezos, is covering his scandal; Behind Bezos' strategy to out the Enquirer; The twisted path from Pecker to Saudis to Bezos; Abramson points to 'oppo campaign' by Vice; Moynihan: 'One cannot cite plagiarism away'; 'Team of Vipers' author on why the W.H. is so 'leaky'; Zuckerberg: Facebook's reluctant editor in chiefTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/10/201944 minutes, 16 seconds
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Karen Attiah and Marcela Garcia confront threats to the press at home and abroad

How should journalists spread the word that "we are not the enemy?" Washington Post global opinions editor Karen Attiah and Boston Globe editorial writer Marcela Garcia examine the state of press freedom in this conversation with Brian Stelter. At this live event at the Newseum, they discuss "enemy of the people" rhetoric, stepped-up security in newsrooms, and the lasting impact of Jamal Khashoggi's murder. "This is a story that has been a slow-moving twist of the knife," Attiah says about his death.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/8/201929 minutes, 10 seconds
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Covering a historic field of presidential hopefuls; Dueling news cycles for the Democrats; Warren's rollout and the significance of female candidates; Reporters stunned by Northam's press conference; Was Howard Schultz's book rollout a 'grande' failure?;

Covering a historic field of presidential hopefuls; Dueling news cycles for the Democrats; Warren's rollout and the significance of female candidates; Reporters stunned by Northam's press conference; Was Howard Schultz's book rollout a 'grande' failure?; As 2020 race begins, raw feelings about 2016 remain; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff speaks out; Zurawik applauds NYT publisher for challenging Trump; New film features lessons from Mr. RogersTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/3/201938 minutes, 57 seconds
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Super Bowl media preview: Three reporters share forecasts for the big game, weather and all

The Athletic's Richard Deitsch, AdWeek's Sara Jerde and Sports Business Journal's John Ourand join Brian Stelter to preview this year's Super Bowl broadcast. They discuss the NFL's ratings recovery, recent controversies involving the league, and what's different about this year's game. Plus: The halftime show, the ads, and expected viewership numbers.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/31/201924 minutes, 25 seconds
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A huge test of Trump's 'reality distortion field'; What it means to live in the 'information war' age; Laid-off journalist reacts to Trump's insult; Media primary: Dems on Colbert, Maddow and Instagram; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's relationship with the med

A huge test of Trump's 'reality distortion field'; What it means to live in the 'information war' age; Laid-off journalist reacts to Trump's insult; Media primary: Dems on Colbert, Maddow and Instagram; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's relationship with the media; Two new books confirm reports of White House chaos; Polling lessons from legendary pollster Ann Selzer; Jail time: an 'occupational hazard' for journalists; How the world found out about the 'identical strangers'To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/27/201939 minutes, 25 seconds
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Jason Rezaian and Joel Simon on what happens when journalists are taken hostage

Two new books explore what it's like for journalists behind bars -- one from the perspective of the prisoner and one from the perspective of the advocate trying to get him out. Jason Rezaian, author of "Prisoner," reflects on his time in Iranian captivity. And Joel Simon, author of "We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom," examines the dynamics of kidnappings by "non-state actors." They compare and contrast their work, and takeaways from each book, with Brian Stelter.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/25/201928 minutes, 37 seconds
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BuzzFeed editor and reporter defend scoop; Bernstein weighs in on BuzzFeed controversy; Atlantic editor shares story behind 'IMPEACH' cover; These reporters are being affected by shutdown; Zurawik on conservative media's 'caravan' talk; What 'Report for A

BuzzFeed editor and reporter defend scoop; Bernstein weighs in on BuzzFeed controversy; Atlantic editor shares story behind 'IMPEACH' cover; These reporters are being affected by shutdown; Zurawik on conservative media's 'caravan' talk; What 'Report for America' is trying to doTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/20/201948 minutes, 7 seconds
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Report for America co-founders are trying to help local newsrooms, one reporter at a time

Charles Sennott and Steve Waldman, the co-founders of Report for America, tell Brian Stelter about the project's humble origins and their goal of reaching 1,000 newsrooms within five years. "The crisis in journalism has become a crisis for our democracy," Sennott says. Waldman explains the corps process and the role of philanthropy in journalism. Stelter questions Facebook's recent donation and how the project ensures that reporters remain independent.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/18/201939 minutes, 55 seconds
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Stelter: When will the public get answers?; Bernstein's latest on Trump-Putin relationship; Trump's defense strategy: Phone a Fox friend; What has Bill Shine done as WH comms chief?; Should networks air Trump's speeches live?; Sizing up the shutdown news

Stelter: When will the public get answers?; Bernstein's latest on Trump-Putin relationship; Trump's defense strategy: Phone a Fox friend; What has Bill Shine done as WH comms chief?; Should networks air Trump's speeches live?; Sizing up the shutdown news coverage; 'Glass cliff' for women in the news business; What's next for Megyn Kelly?To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/13/201939 minutes, 47 seconds
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Hulu CEO Randy Freer on the streaming wars and the future of TV

What is Hulu's strategy in the increasingly crowded streaming TV space? Randy Freer sits down with Brian Stelter at CES to discuss recent subscriber growth, investments in new shows, and competition with Netflix. Freer also shares insights about the importance of the user interface and plans for future expansions.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/10/201929 minutes, 15 seconds
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Sanders on the left's distrust of the press; Finney, Pfeiffer's hopes for 2020 coverage; 'Golden age' or 'garbage age' of journalism?; Inside Sherrod and Schultz's 2020 discussions; Trump stoking fear amid border funding fight; Critics say Trump spouted R

Sanders on the left's distrust of the press; Finney, Pfeiffer's hopes for 2020 coverage; 'Golden age' or 'garbage age' of journalism?; Inside Sherrod and Schultz's 2020 discussions; Trump stoking fear amid border funding fight; Critics say Trump spouted Russian propaganda; Former NYT editor says paper is 'anti-Trump&