Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter


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.

  1. 1.
    May 9, 2021: How 'Foxitis' is hurting America's pandemic response; Bezos biographer Brad Stone on covering the world's richest man
  2. 2.
    Rana Ayyub on the tragedy in India: 'This reporting that we do is now at our doorstep'
  3. 3.
    May 2, 2021: How 'political sectarianism' explains America's divides; the Giuliani scoop that wasn't; Bill Carter on late night changes
  4. 4.
    A sneak preview of the post-pandemic movie business: 'Hollywood is going to have to change because we've changed'
  5. 5.
    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.
  6. 6.
    National Parks Traveler editor-in-chief Kurt Repanshek shares news from America's treasured places
  7. 7.
    Malcolm Turnbull, the former Australian prime minister, on the Murdochs and the 'market for crazy'
  8. 8.
    April 18, 2021: How to break the cycle of gun violence coverage; CNN reporters share first-hand stories about covering unrest in Minnesota
  1. 9.
    Lisa Napoli on the lessons from her new book 'The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR'
  2. 10.
    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
  3. 11.
    Claire McNear on the importance of "Jeopardy!" and the future of the franchise
  4. 12.
    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?
  5. 13.
    Three months in: CNN media team roundtable about 2021's biggest stories so far
  6. 14.
    March 28, 2021: Dominion lawyer explains lawsuit against Fox; are White House correspondents out of sync with the country?
  7. 15.
    John Temple on 'the limits of journalism' as news outlets mobilize to cover yet another mass shooting
  8. 16.
    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
  9. 17.
    How is climate change coverage changing? A conversation with Emily Atkin, Emily Holden and John Sutter
  10. 18.
    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
  11. 19.
    Sunshine Week 2021: Meet three journalists who are shining a light on local and federal government
  12. 20.
    March 7, 2021: All roads lead to the Murdochs; royal correspondent defends negative Meghan Markle coverage; Iowa reporter faces trial after covering BLM protest
  13. 21.
    The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal on ending the COVID Tracking Project, and what that says about the federal response to the pandemic
  14. 22.
    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'
  15. 23.
    Marty Baron reflects on his tenure at The Washington Post — and what's next for journalism
  16. 24.
    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?
  17. 25.
    Steven Waldman on Facebook’s fight in Australia, Alden’s takeover of Tribune, and how philanthropy could help fix the local news crisis
  18. 26.
    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'
  19. 27.
    Valentine's Day edition: Jamie Stelter turns the mic on Brian
  20. 28.
    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'
  21. 29.
    Jonathan Swan on 'Trump's Last Stand,' the need to 'capture history' and the importance of leaks
  22. 30.
    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
  23. 31.
    Rick Davis, CNN's retiring head of news standards and practices, reflects on his 40 years with the network
  24. 32.
    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?
  25. 33.
    Ron Brownstein: 'Demographic eclipse' explains this era's political chaos and undergirds the Fox Business business model of 'victimhood'
  26. 34.
    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
  27. 35.
    Sara Sidner on covering the Covid-19 'war zone' in California, and the moment her rage turned to tears on live TV
  28. 36.
    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
  29. 37.
    Elle Reeve recounts the Capitol riot and her interviews with Trump supporters who were radicalized on the internet
  30. 38.
    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
  31. 39.
    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?
  32. 40.
    The media in 2021: CNN media reporters look ahead to the biggest stories of next year
  33. 41.
    December 20, 2020: The radicalizing power of right-wing media networks; Washington Post editor shares growth plans and post-Trump vision
  34. 42.
    The media in 2020: How a stay-at-home year changed the news and entertainment landscape
  35. 43.
    December 13, 2020: How Biden deniers are being misled by right-wing media; member of Biden legal team reacts to Trump's election lies
  36. 44.
    A 'split-screen' pandemic: Juliette Kayyem on covering Covid-19's dire death toll alongside vaccine distribution
  37. 45.
    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
  38. 46.
    Professor Kate Starbird on the dangers of 'participatory disinformation' and the roots of election denialism
  39. 47.
    November 29, 2020: Trump’s delusional TV interview; Jonathan Rauch on the ‘firehose of falsehood;’ how Politico is preparing to cover the Biden administration
  40. 48.
    Cognitive psychologist Briony Swire-Thompson on the science of lies, misinformation and fact-checking
  41. 49.
    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
  42. 50.
    Patrice Peck on the 'Substackerati,' her Coronavirus News for Black Folks newsletter, media disruption, and more

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