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Reliable Sources Season 2007 Episodes

52 Episodes 2007 - 2007

Episode 1

Episode 1

Sun, Jan 7, 2007 30 mins

National Review's David Frum, the New Republic's Michelle Cottle and CNN's Andrea Koppel on Saddam Hussein's execution, and on the 110th Congress; Ron Nessen, former press secretary to President Ford, and Thomas DeFrank of the New York Daily News on presidential press coverage; and Sharon Waxman of the New York Times on her article about the graying of the adult-film industry.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Sun, Jan 14, 2007 30 mins

The press leaks of the contents of President Bush's speech about Iraq are discussed with Martha Raddatz of ABC News, UPI's Pamela Hess and syndicated columnist Steve Roberts. Also: the Democrats' 100-hour agenda and the Rosie O'Donnell-Donald Trump spat are discussed with radio talk-show hosts Rachel Maddow and Michael Medved; and media coverage of Apple is examined with Newsweek technology columnist Steven Levy and Robin Liss of Camcorderinfo.com.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Sun, Jan 21, 2007 30 mins

Topics include the media attention given to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.); the Duke rape case; and talk radio.

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Episode 4

Episode 4

Sun, Jan 28, 2007 30 mins

Topics include coverage of the State of the Union address and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.); Wolf Blitzer's interview with Vice President Dick Cheney; the "Grey's Anatomy" controversy; virtual journalism.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Sun, Feb 4, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the I. Lewis Libby perjury trial; the Gulf Coast recovery from Hurricane Katrina; the Maria Bartiromo controversy; and Super Bowl XLI.

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Episode 6

Episode 6

Sun, Feb 11, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the arrest of NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak; the death of Anna Nicole Smith; the presidential bids of former New York mayor Rudy Guiliani (R) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.); Tim Russert's appearance at the I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby trial; the uproar over two bloggers who work for presidential candidate John Edwards (D); the controversy about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's (D-Cal.) plane request; and "News War," a "Frontline" examination of the news industry.

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Episode 7

Episode 7

Sun, Feb 18, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the relationships between journalists and government officials; the congressional debate on Iraq; the claims of Iran's involvement in Iraq; the controversy over bloggers hired by the John Edwards campaign; the Anna Nicole Smith coverage; and the role race plays in the consumption of TV news.

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Episode 8

Episode 8

Sun, Feb 25, 2007 60 mins

Topics include coverage of the court battle over Anna Nicole Smith's body; the White House spin on Iraq; and satellite radio. Also: Diane Sawyer is interviewed about reporting from the Middle East and her interview with Bob Woodruff.

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Episode 9

Episode 9

Sun, Mar 4, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the resignation of Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey; 2008 presidential race; and "American Idol." Also: Glenn Beck is interviewed.

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Episode 10

Episode 10

Sun, Mar 11, 2007 60 mins

Topics include "CBS Evening News" and "NBC Nightly News"; the I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby trial; and the families of presidential candidates. Also: former ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff ("In an Instant") is interviewed.

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Episode 11

Episode 11

Sun, Mar 18, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the Alberto Gonzales controversy; media coverage of the Iraq War.

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Episode 12

Episode 12

Sun, Mar 25, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the announcement of Elizabeth Edwards' cancer diagnosis; the attorney general flap; the resignation of Los Angeles Times editorial page editor Andres Martinez; local news that makes national headlines; and online campaign ads.

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Episode 13

Episode 13

Sun, Apr 8, 2007 60 mins

Campaign fund-raising; press spin; a look at John McCain's take on Iraq.

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Episode 14

Episode 14

Sun, Apr 15, 2007 60 mins

The Don Imus controversy and its fallout are discussed. Included: whether Imus's firing was fair; humor on the radio; hip-hop lyrics.

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Episode 15

Episode 15

Sun, Apr 22, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre, including the use of citizen videos and the airing of the Cho Seung-Hui "manifesto." Guests include NBC News president Steve Capus; and Soledad O'Brien.

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Episode 16

Episode 16

Sun, Apr 29, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the appearance of presidential candidates on Comedy Central; the press and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.); the media and heroes; and Rosie O'Donnell and "The View."

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Episode 17

Episode 17

Sun, Apr 1, 2007 60 mins

Topics include White House press secretary Tony Snow's battle with cancer; ABC's "World News With Charles Gibson"; Katie Couric's interview with John and Elizabeth Edwards; and "American Idol."

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Episode 18

Episode 18

Sun, May 6, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the alleged "D.C. Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey and her client list; President Bush's veto of the war-funding bill and the debate of GOP presidential candidates; Rupert Murdoch's bid for the Wall Street Journal; and whether Don Imus will sue CBS for firing him.

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Episode 19

Episode 19

Sun, May 13, 2007 60 mins

Topics include Rudy Giuliani's stance on abortion; the Al Sharpton-Mitt Romney controversy; video voyeurism; and the press coverage of President Bush and Prime Minister Blair.

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Episode 20

Episode 20

Sun, May 20, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the Republican presidential debate; Bill Clinton's ad for Hillary Clinton; the Opie and Anthony suspension; military blogs.

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Episode 21

Episode 21

Sun, May 27, 2007 60 mins

Topics include race, religion and journalism; investigations of Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.); criticisms of ABC News; and the Iraq War.

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Episode 22

Episode 22

Sun, Jun 3, 2007 60 mins

Wolf Blitzer previews tonight's debate featuring the Democratic presidential hopefuls. Also: the media's pre-debate coverage and reporting on Cindy Sheehan; and US Weekly's reporting on its competitors' mistakes.

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Episode 23

Episode 23

Sun, Jun 10, 2007 60 mins

Topics include CNN's debate coverage; the sentencing of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby; the Paris Hilton situation; TB patient Andrew Speaker; and the wives of presidential candidates.

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Episode 24

Episode 24

Sun, Jun 17, 2007 60 mins

Topics include Dan Rather's comments about "CBS Evening News"; and the 2008 presidential race, including the CNN-You Tube debate. Also: Democratic political consultant Bob Shrum ("No Excuses") on campaigns and the press.

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Episode 25

Episode 25

Sun, Jun 24, 2007 60 mins

Topics include New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's GOP exit and possible presidential bid; paying for a Paris Hilton interview; Michael Moore's "Sicko"; journalists' contributions to political campaigns; and celebrity profiles. Also: CBS News chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan conditions at a Baghdad orphanage.

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Episode 26

Episode 26

Sun, Jul 1, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the Elizabeth Edwards-Ann Coulter confrontation; coverage of Vice President Dick Cheney; the iPhone; and the coverage of Paris Hilton.

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Episode 27

Episode 27

Sun, Jul 8, 2007 60 mins

Tina Brown ("The Diana Chronicles") on the rise of celebrity culture; Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and his involvement with a Telemundo newscaster; the release of BBC reporter Alan Johnston by Palestinian radicals; facebook.com.

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Episode 28

Episode 28

Sun, Jul 15, 2007 60 mins

Topics include President Bush's views on Iraq; Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign; the firing of TV reporter Amy Jacobson; and Michael Moore's film "Sicko."

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Episode 29

Episode 29

Sun, Jul 22, 2007 60 mins

Topics include Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal bid; the broken embargo on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"; the sex scandal surrounding Sen. David Vitter (R-La.); the CNN-YouTube Debate; the role of the Internet in the 2008 presidential race.

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Episode 30

Episode 30

Sun, Jul 29, 2007 60 mins

The CNN-YouTube debate; recent sports scandals; celebrities.

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Episode 31

Episode 31

Sun, Aug 5, 2007 60 mins

The YearlyKos Convention; the Minnesota bridge collapse; Rupert Murdoch's purchase of the Wall Street Journal; Vanity Fair's Judy Bachrach on her profile of Judith Giuliani (Rudy Giuliani's wife).

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Episode 32

Episode 32

Sun, Aug 12, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the Iowa Straw Poll; the presidential debates; candidate families; the New Republic's Baghdad Diarist; a Pew Poll on the media; Don Imus; the modern media; and the use of anonymous sources.

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Episode 33

Episode 33

Sun, Aug 19, 2007 60 mins

CNN's Ali Velshi and CNBC's Jim Cramer on the stock market; Elisabeth Bumiller of the New York Times, the Weekly Standard's Matthew Continetti and Newsweek's Michael Isikoff on Karl Rove; Lauren Jones and Phil Hurley of Fox's "Anchorwoman" on local news.

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Episode 34

Episode 34

Sun, Aug 26, 2007 60 mins

Topics include President Bush's comparison of the Iraq War to the Vietnam War; a day in the life of a reporter in Crawford, Texas; the CBS reality series "Kid Nation"; changes to Wikipedia entries; and hurricane coverage.

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Episode 35

Episode 35

Sun, Sep 2, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) case; the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez; and the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Also: Time's Richard Stengel discusses magazine's history.

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Episode 36

Episode 36

Sun, Sep 9, 2007 60 mins

Topics include Fred Thompson and the press; Bill Clinton; the Larry Craig scandal; Katie Couric's trip to Iraq; and Oprah Winfrey's fund-raiser for Barack Obama. Also: Brian Ross (ABC News) on the "20/20" investigation of "Dateline NBC."

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Episode 37

Episode 37

Sun, Sep 16, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the debate over the Iraq War; and 9/11 anniversary coverage. Also: CNN's Jack Cafferty discusses his book, "It's Getting Ugly Out There."

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Episode 38

Episode 38

Sun, Sep 23, 2007 60 mins

The media frenzy over the O.J. Simpson robbery case; Dan Rather's lawsuit against CBS. Also: conservative radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham is interviewed about her book, "Power to the People."

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Episode 39

Episode 39

Sun, Sep 30, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the spiked GQ article about Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.); Tim Russert's role at the recent Democratic presidential debate; Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the press; Bill O'Reilly's comments about dining at a Harlem restaurant; the media's treatment of Hispanic issues.

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Episode 40

Episode 40

Sun, Oct 7, 2007 60 mins

Rush Limbaugh's comment about "phony soldiers"; the role of women in the media; and America's problems with Iraq and Iran.

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Episode 41

Episode 41

Sun, Oct 14, 2007 60 mins

Howard Kurtz's book "Reality Show"; media expectations of presidential candidate Fred Thompson; and tensions between Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney.

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Episode 42

Episode 42

Sun, Oct 21, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the 2008 presidential race, including Stephen Colbert's bid; the launch of Fox Business Network; Matt Lauer's interview with Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho); and the on-air image of TV news personalities.

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Episode 43

Episode 43

Sun, Oct 28, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the California wildfires; wildfire-Katrina comparisons; wives of presidential candidates.

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Episode 44

Episode 44

Sun, Nov 4, 2007 60 mins

Topics include Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and the press; bloggers and the 2008 elections; Brian Williams on "Saturday Night Live"; and the Hollywood writers' strike.

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Episode 45

Episode 45

Sun, Nov 11, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the Hollywood writers strike and the situation in Pakistan. Also: "Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life," an oral history of the late ABC News anchor, is discussed with ABC reporters Lynn Sherr (who helped edit it) and Jake Tapper.

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Episode 46

Episode 46

Sun, Nov 18, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the 2008 presidential campaign; Judith Regan's lawsuit against News Corp.; the O.J. Simpson case; Newsweek's hiring of Karl Rove as a columnist; and the Barry Bonds indictment.

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Episode 47

Episode 47

Sun, Nov 25, 2007 60 mins

The Iraq War; the CNN-YouTube Republican presidential debate; Tom Brokaw ("Boom!"). Also: L.A. Times photographer Luis Sinco on the Iraq soldier "Marlboro Man" photo.

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Episode 48

Episode 48

Sun, Dec 2, 2007 60 mins

Topics include Oprah Winfrey's support of Barack Obama; Bill Clinton's remarks about Iraq; the death of football player Sean Taylor.

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Episode 49

Episode 49

Sun, Dec 9, 2007 60 mins

Topics include Mitt Romney's Faith in America speech; Iran; Don Imus' return; and the New Republic and National Review magazines.

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Episode 50

Episode 50

Sun, Dec 16, 2007 60 mins

Topics include the Iowa presidential candidates debates; the Major League Baseball steroid report; the Al Sharpton investigation; and the flap about photos of Jennifer Love Hewitt.

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Episode 51

Episode 51

Sun, Dec 23, 2007 60 mins

Topics include coverage of the 2008 presidential race and the top stories of 2007. Also: blogger Craig Silverman on his book "Regret the Error," about media missteps.

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Episode 52

Episode 52

Sun, Dec 30, 2007 60 mins

Benazir Bhutto's assassination; the media presence in Iowa; and Barack Obama's heritage.

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