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Reliable Sources Season 2006 Episodes

30 Episodes 2006 - 2006

Episode 1

Episode 1

Sun, Jun 11, 2006 30 mins

Topics include the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi; and Anne Coulter's controversial new book, "Godless: The Church of Liberalism." Also: New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman on al-Zarqawi's death and General Motors.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Sat, Jun 17, 2006 30 mins

Topics include President Bush's trip to Iraq. Also: Jim Lehrer on the changing media landscape; and the DailyKos's Markos Moulitsas on the political influence of bloggers.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Sun, Jul 2, 2006 30 mins

Topics include the New York Times banking story; Hillary Clinton hires a blogger; Miami terrorists; and the Barbara Walters-Star Jones controversy.

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Episode 4

Episode 4

Sun, Jul 9, 2006 30 mins

North Korea is discussed with Nicolas Kristoff of the New York Times and the Washington Post's Robin Wright. Also: the reelection bid of Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) is discussed with the Hartford Courant's David Lightman; YouTube.com's citizen-journalists are discussed with Jeff Jarvis of BuzzMachine.com and Instapundit.com's Glenn Reynolds; and author Mark Bowden ("Guests of the Ayatollah") discusses terrorism and TV news.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Sun, Jul 16, 2006 30 mins

Robert Novak's role in the Valerie Plame case is discussed by Robert Goldberg of National Review Online and radio host Bill Press. Also: Dan Rather's cable show and Katie Couric's "listening tour" are discussed by Gail Shister of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Eric Deggans of the St. Petersburg Times; Mideast violence is discussed by correspondent Hisham Melhem and the Bloomberg News' Janine Zacharia; and John Dean discusses his book "Conservatives Without Conscience."

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Episode 6

Episode 6

Sun, Jul 23, 2006 30 mins

Coverage of the Israel-Hezbollah conflict is discussed with Newsweek's James Dickey; Yaron Deckel of the Israeli Broadcasting Authority; and Al Arabiya's Hisham Melhem. Also: Israeli blogger Lisa Goldman on blogging about the war.

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Episode 7

Episode 7

Sun, Jul 30, 2006 30 mins

Topics include the Israel-Hezbollah conflict; whether coverage of the conflict is biased; and blogging about the crisis.

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Episode 8

Episode 8

Sun, Jun 25, 2006 30 mins

"CBS Evening News" anchor Bob Schieffer discusses Dan Rather's departure from CBS. Also: the Philadelphia Inquirer's Gail Shister and Bob Zelnick of Boston University on the network evening newscasts; Frank Rich (New York Times) and the National Review Online's David Frum on Iraq War coverage; and New York Times crossword-puzzle editor Will Shortz on the documentary "Wordplay."

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Episode 9

Episode 9

Sun, Aug 6, 2006 30 mins

ABC news reporter Ann Compton, Washington Post reporter and author Thomas Ricks ("Fiasco") and Richard Engel, the Middle East bureau chief for NBC News, discuss the Israel-Hezbollah conflict and the Iraq War. Also: Hollywood Reporter's Ray Richmond on the Mel Gibson controversy; and Israeli blogger Allison Kaplan Sommer on blogging about war.

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Episode 10

Episode 10

Sun, Aug 13, 2006 30 mins

NPR's David Folkenflik, Newsweek's Mark Hosenball and the New Yorker's Jeffrey Goldberg discuss the U.K. terror plot and the Middle East crisis. Also: Charles Johnson of littlegreenfootballs.com and Arianna Huffington of huffingtonpost.com discuss Ned Lamont's defeat of Sen. Joe Lieberman in Connecticut's Democratic primary and the Reuters photo flap.

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Episode 11

Episode 11

Sun, Aug 20, 2006 30 mins

Topics include the JonBenet Ramsey case; the Middle East; the controversial remarks of Sen. George Allen (R-Va.); and Tony Kornheiser's "Monday Night Football" debut.

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Episode 12

Episode 12

Sun, Aug 27, 2006 30 mins

The JonBenet Ramsey case is discussed with Steve Friedman, the CBS News vice president for morning broadcasts, and Mark Jurkowitz of the Project for Excellence in Journalism; and the Middle East crisis is discussed with Sharon Waxman of the New York Times and the Hollywood Reporter's Ray Richmond. Also: Joe Lockhart, press secretary in the Clinton White House, and Mark McKinnon, who was a media adviser for Bush-Cheney '04, discuss their new Web site, Hotsoup.com.

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Episode 13

Episode 13

Sun, Sep 3, 2006 30 mins

The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson, author Douglas Brinkley ("The Great Deluge") and CNN's Susan Roesgen reflect on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Also: the JonBenet Ramsey media circus is discussed with CBS News vice president Steve Friedman and Mark Jurkowitz of the Project for Excellence in Journalism; Hotsoup.com is discussed with Mark McKinnon and Joe Lockhart; and conservatives and the media are discussed with John Dean ("Conservatives Without Conscience").

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Episode 14

Episode 14

Sun, Sep 10, 2006 30 mins

Topics include Katie Couric's "CBS Evening News" debut; and the controversial ABC miniseries "The Path to 9/11."

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Episode 15

Episode 15

Sun, Sep 17, 2006 30 mins

Topics include President Bush's Friday press conference; how the media has covered the War on Terrorism; the CIA leak case; and Meredith Vieira's "Today Show" debut.

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Episode 16

Episode 16

Sun, Sep 24, 2006 30 mins

The campaign of Sen. George Allen (R-Va.); media treatment of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.); Jim McGreevey's book promotion. Also: Sarah Chayes discusses her book "The Punishment of Virtue."

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Episode 17

Episode 17

Sun, Oct 1, 2006 30 mins

New York Times columnist and author Frank Rich ("The Greatest Story Ever Sold") and U.S. News & World Report editor-at-large David Gergen on the National Intelligence Estimate and the Bill Clinton interview with Chris Wallace. Other topics include the so-called liberal media; Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) and his re-election campaign; Terrell Owens; and ESPN.

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Episode 18

Episode 18

Sun, Oct 8, 2006 30 mins

The Mark Foley scandal is discussed with CNN's Candy Crowley, George Washington University professor and columnist Steve Roberts and Chicago Tribune reporter Jill Zuckman. Also: Nic Robertson offers a reporter's view of the Iraq War; Pentagon correspondents Pam Hess (UPI) and Jamie McIntyre (CNN) offer the Pentagon's take on the war; and the National Review's David Frum and pundit Bill Press weigh in on the Foley scandal and the Iraq War.

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Episode 19

Episode 19

Sun, Oct 15, 2006 30 mins

Topics include the media's coverage of the Mark Foley scandal; the political influence of the media; and the Air America bankruptcy.

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Episode 20

Episode 20

Sun, Oct 22, 2006 30 mins

Brian Ross of ABC News on his role in breaking the Mark Foley scandal story. Also: the George Bush-Dick Cheney media blitz is discussed with Slate magazine's John Dickerson and radio talk-show hosts Rachel Maddow and Michael Medved; Dickerson is interviewed about his book "On Her Trail," about his mother, groundbreaking TV reporter Nancy Dickerson; and media fixation with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is discussed with the Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Episode 21

Episode 21

Sun, Oct 29, 2006 30 mins

ABC's "World News" anchor Charles Gibson on the midterm elections, media coverage of Iraq and the evening-news ratings race. Also: Slate's John Dickerson on his new book, "On Her Trail," about his trailblazing mother, TV news reporter Nancy Dickerson; and talk-show hosts Stephanie Miller and Jan Mickelson on the Rush Limbaugh-Michael J. Fox controversy, media of the midterm elections and President Bush's changing take on Iraq.

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Episode 22

Episode 22

Sun, Nov 5, 2006 30 mins

The attention given negative political campaigns is discussed with Jim Axelrod of CBS News, NPR's David Folkenflik, CNN's Ed Henry and the Chicago Tribune's Jill Zuckman. Also: talk-show hosts Rachel Maddow and Michael Medved on the media's campaign coverage; and Mark Z. Barabak of the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle's Debra Saunders on press treatment of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal.).

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Episode 23

Episode 23

Sun, Nov 12, 2006 30 mins

The coverage of the midterm elections is discussed with Gloria Borger (CBS News), CNN's Candy Crowley and Martha Raddatz (ABC News); Donald Rumsfeld's resignation is discussed with the UPI's Pam Hess and Washington Post reporter Thomas E. Ricks ("Fiasco"); the Internet's impact on the midterms is discussed with Buzzmachine.com's Jeff Jarvis and RedState.com's Mike Krempasky.

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Episode 24

Episode 24

Sun, Nov 19, 2006 30 mins

Ed Bradley is remembered by Morley Safer, Bob Schieffer and Byron Pitts (CBS News). Also: the O.J. Simpson TV special and book are discussed with the Philadelphia Inquirer's Gail Shister, Eric Deggans (St. Petersburg Times), investigative reporter Jane Velez-Mitchell and ESPN's Roger Cossack; Iraq War coverage is discussed with the Wall Street Journal's John Fund, Mary Ann Akers (Roll Call) and the Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page.

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Episode 25

Episode 25

Sun, Nov 26, 2006 30 mins

The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ("State of Denial") is interviewed. Also: the decision by Fox to dump its O.J. Simpson special is discussed with Graydon Carter and Kurt Anderson, the authors of "Spy: The Funny Years"; and CNN's John Roberts offers a reporter's perspective on Iraq.

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Episode 26

Episode 26

Sun, Dec 3, 2006 30 mins

Describing the Iraq War as a civil war is discussed with NBC's Richard Engel, Mark Jurkowitz (Project for Excellence in Journalism), the Washington Post's Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Arwa Damon (CNN). Also: New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and David Gergen (U.S. News & World Report) discuss the reporting on the Iraq War; and ex-New York Daily News columnist Lloyd Grove and US Weekly's Katrina Szish analyze the media frenzy surrounding the Britney Spears-Paris Hilton "summit."

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Episode 27

Episode 27

Sun, Dec 10, 2006 30 mins

Topics include the White House and the press; the Iraq Study Group; Robert Gates; Mary Cheney's pregnancy announcement.

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Episode 28

Episode 28

Sun, Dec 17, 2006 30 mins

Media coverage of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is discussed with Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, the San Francisco Chronicle's Debra Saunders and the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson. Also: the coverage of the Princess Diana investigation is discussed with CNN International's Richard Quest and the Evening Standard's Robert Jobson; and Dan Rather on HDNet's "Dan Rather Reports" and its coverage of the Iraq War.

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Episode 29

Episode 29

Sun, Dec 24, 2006 30 mins

A report card for the media's performance in 2006; the year in TV news; the impact of blogs on journalism.

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Episode 30

12-31-2006

Sun, Dec 31, 2006 30 mins

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