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Reliable Sources Season 2008 Episodes

52 Episodes 2008 - 2008

Episode 1

Episode 1

Sun, Jan 6, 2008 60 mins

Included: the Iowa caucus, including the third-place finish of Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and the success of former governor Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.); the return of the late-night TV talk shows.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Sun, Jan 13, 2008 60 mins

Topics include the incorrect pre-primary polls in New Hampshire; the return of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to Comedy Central; and the Bill O'Reilly incident with a Barack Obama staffer.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Sun, Jan 20, 2008 60 mins

Topics include the coverage of Nevada's caucus and South Carolina's GOP primary; Mitt Romney's and Bill Clinton's run-ins with the press; and race and politics.

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Episode 4

Episode 4

Sun, Jan 27, 2008 60 mins

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann ("Truth and Consequences"); former L.A. Times editor Jim O'Shea. Also: the 2008 presidential race; Heath Ledger's death.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Sun, Feb 3, 2008 60 mins

The State of the Union speech; Sen. Edward Kennedy's endorsement of Barack Obama; conservatives who oppose John McCain; and the media's coverage of Super Bowl events.

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Episode 6

Episode 6

Sun, Feb 10, 2008 60 mins

Topics include media coverage of Super Tuesday and Britney Spears.

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Episode 7

Episode 7

Sun, Feb 17, 2008 60 mins

Topics include the media's coverage of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama; John McCain's voting record; MSNBC's coverage of Hillary Clinton; Michelle Obama; and steroid use in Major League Baseball.

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Episode 8

Episode 8

Sun, Feb 24, 2008 60 mins

Barack Obama's primary victories; a New York Times story about John McCain and a lobbyist; and the end of the Hollywood writers strike.

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Episode 9

Episode 9

Sun, Mar 2, 2008 60 mins

Topics include Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama debate in Ohio; the media's treatment of Clinton; how campaigns handle the press; and the press embargo on Prince Harry's service in Afghanistan.

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Episode 10

Episode 10

Sun, Mar 9, 2008 60 mins

Topics include the coverage of Barack Obama and John McCain; pundits; bias in the media; and "Saturday Night Live."

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Episode 11

Episode 11

Sun, Mar 16, 2008 60 mins

Topics include the Eliot Spitzer scandal, the presidential race and Iraq War coverage. Also: Erica Jong ("Fear of Flying") discusses media scrutiny of Silda Wall Spitzer, Eliot Spitzer's wife.

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Episode 12

Episode 12

Sun, Mar 23, 2008 60 mins

The media's handling of the race issue; the coverage of New York Gov. David Paterson; the reporting on the economy; the Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick scandal.

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Episode 13

Episode 13

Sun, Mar 30, 2008 60 mins

Topics include the 2008 presidential race, including Hillary Clinton's Bosnia claims and Barack Obama's vacation; the Iraq War; and the L.A. Times' controversial story on Tupac Shakur.

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Episode 14

Episode 14

Sun, Apr 6, 2008 60 mins

Topics include political coverage, viral videos, cable-news ratings and the future of movie critics.

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Episode 15

Episode 15

Sun, Apr 13, 2008 60 mins

Topics include the Katie Couric's possible departure from CBS; the MTV reality series "The Paper"; the Internet and celebrities; and the Petraeus hearings.

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Episode 16

Episode 16

Sun, Apr 20, 2008 60 mins

Topics include the Clinton-Obama debate and Pope Benedict XVI's U.S. visit.

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Episode 17

Episode 17

Sun, Apr 27, 2008 60 mins

Topics include coverage of the presidential race, including how the media defines win; and a New York Times article about military analysts. Also: former New York Times columnist William Safire is interviewed about his "Political Dictionary."

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Episode 18

Episode 18

Sun, May 4, 2008 60 mins

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright controversy; coverage of Hillary Clinton; the benefits of candidate interviews; Miley Cyrus's Vanity Fair photos.

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Episode 19

Episode 19

Sun, May 11, 2008 60 mins

Topics include the pronouncements by pundits that Barack Obama is the presumptive Democratic nominee; the coverage of Obama, including the Rev. Wright controversy; and the Myanmar disaster.

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Episode 20

Episode 20

Sun, May 18, 2008 60 mins

Topics include the media's coverage of the presidential race. Also: Barbara Walters is interviewed about her memoir, "Audition."

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Episode 21

Episode 21

Sun, May 25, 2008 60 mins

Topics include alleged sexism in the presidential race; NBC's report on an interview with President Bush; and an HBO movie about the recount in the 2000 presidential election.

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Episode 22

Episode 22

Sun, Jun 1, 2008 60 mins

Topics include Scott McClellan's memoir, "What Happened"; candidate gaffes; Oprah Winfrey's ratings; the controversial Rachael Ray commercial; and the "Sex and the City" movie. Also: Fareed Zakaria discusses his new CNN series, "Fareed Zakaria---GPS."

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Episode 23

Episode 23

Sun, Jun 8, 2008 60 mins

Topics include the presidential race; the Vanity Fair article about Bill Clinton; and press coverage of celebrities.

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Episode 24

Episode 24

Sun, Jun 15, 2008 60 mins

"Meet the Press" moderator Tim Russert (1950-2008) is remembered. Also: Bill Moyers' run-in with an "O'Reilly Factor" producer; Brian Williams' visit to Afghanistan.

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Episode 25

Episode 25

Sun, Jun 22, 2008 60 mins

Topics include the coverage of Cindy McCain and Michelle Obama; the presidential candidates' flip-flops; gay marriage; the death of "Meet the Press" moderator Tim Russert (1950-2008).

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Episode 26

Episode 26

Sun, Jun 29, 2008 60 mins

Topics include recent political coverage; Barack Obama's appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone; the latest Don Imus controversy; and George Carlin's media influence.

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Episode 27

Episode 27

Sun, Jul 6, 2008 60 mins

Wolf Blitzer on his 10 years hosting "Late Edition"; Ted Koppel on the Discovery Channel's China series and the 2008 election. Also: the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza, Mother Jones's David Corn and CNN's Amy Holmes on the week's political coverage, including the Wesley Clark-John McCain flap.

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Episode 28

Episode 28

Sun, Jul 13, 2008 60 mins

Topics include Jesse Jackson's remarks about Barack Obama, the TV appearance of Obama's children, Christie Brinkley's divorce and the Alex Rodriguez-Madonna speculation. Also: the Wall Street Journal's Stefan Fatsis on his book "A Few Seconds of Panic," about training to become an NFL kicker with the Denver Broncos.

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Episode 29

Episode 29

Sun, Jul 20, 2008 60 mins

The Iraq War; Barack Obama's overseas trip; comedians' treatment of Obama; and a reporter's experience as a kicker in the NFL.

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Episode 30

Episode 30

Sun, Jul 27, 2008 60 mins

Barack Obama's overseas trip; coverage of John McCain; the overturning of the FCC's fine of CBS for the 2004 Janet Jackson-Super Bowl fiasco; Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" departure.

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Episode 31

Episode 31

Sun, Aug 3, 2008 60 mins

Speculation on McCain's and Obama's running mates; the presidential race; China's Internet censorship at the Beijing Olympics.

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Episode 32

Episode 32

Sun, Aug 10, 2008 60 mins

Topics include Obama fatigue, Bill Clinton's "Good Morning America" interview, and the Brett Favre coverage. Also: New York Times media reporter David Carr on his memoir, "The Night of the Gun."

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Episode 33

Episode 33

Sun, Aug 17, 2008 60 mins

Political sex scandals; convention coverage. Also: the New York Times' David Carr is interviewed about his memoir, "Night of the Gun."

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Episode 34

Episode 34

Sun, Aug 24, 2008 60 mins

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Episode 35

Episode 35

Sun, Aug 31, 2008 60 mins

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Episode 36

Episode 36

Sun, Sep 7, 2008 60 mins

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Episode 37

Episode 37

Sun, Sep 14, 2008 60 mins

Topics include Charles Gibson's interview of GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, the "lipstick-on-a-pig" flap, MSNBC's election coverage and O.J. Simpson's trial on kidnapping and robbery charges.

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Episode 38

Episode 38

Sun, Sep 21, 2008 60 mins

Holding candidates accountable; the economic crisis; how former secretaries of state view the media.

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Episode 39

Episode 39

Sun, Sep 28, 2008 60 mins

Topics include the presidential debate; Gov. Sarah Palin's availability to the press; coverage of the financial bailout.

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Episode 40

Episode 40

Sun, Oct 5, 2008 60 mins

Topics include the Biden-Palin debate, the Sarah Palin interviews and the financial-rescue plan. Also: Bob Schieffer (CBS News) on the presidential debates and his book "Bob Schieffer's America."

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Episode 41

Episode 41

Sun, Oct 12, 2008 60 mins

The debate coverage; the election narrative; the New York Times story on the William Ayers-Barack Obama link; coverage of the economy.

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Episode 42

Episode 42

Sun, Oct 19, 2008 60 mins

The final McCain-Obama debate; "Joe the Plumber"; comedy and the candidates; reporting from war zones. Also: political satirist and ex-National Review columnist Christopher Buckley is interviewed.

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Episode 43

Episode 43

Sun, Oct 26, 2008 60 mins

Topics include Sarah Palin's wardrobe budget; Joe Biden's preparedness gaffe; Palin's "pro-America areas" comments; Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama; and the World Series.

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Episode 44

Episode 44

Sun, Nov 2, 2008 60 mins

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Episode 45

Episode 45

Sun, Nov 9, 2008 60 mins

The election coverage; Barack Obama's historic win; covering the nation's first black president.

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Episode 46

Episode 46

Sun, Nov 16, 2008 60 mins

Sarah Palin's postelection media appearances; the Obama family and pop culture; the financial bailouts.

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Episode 47

Episode 47

Sun, Nov 23, 2008 60 mins

The media appearances of former Eliot Spitzer call girl Ashley Dupre; the Obama transition. Also: Tina Brown on sexism in the media; comedian Andy Kindler on political humor.

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Episode 48

Episode 48

Sun, Nov 30, 2008 60 mins

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Episode 49

Episode 49

Sun, Dec 7, 2008 60 mins

President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet selections; President George W. Bush's media appearances; the possible pick of David Gregory to moderate "Meet the Press." Also: Michael Wolff ("The Man Who Owns the News") on Rupert Murdoch.

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Episode 50

Episode 50

Sun, Dec 14, 2008 60 mins

The Gov. Rod Blagojevich scandal; Tribune's bankruptcy; Jay Leno's move to 10 pm. Also: filmmaker Rod Lurie ("Nothing but the Truth") is interviewed.

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Episode 51

Episode 51

Sun, Dec 21, 2008 60 mins

Topics include the death of former FBI official Mark Felt, the Watergate figure known as "Deep Throat," and the buzz surrounding Caroline Kennedy's pursuit of Hillary Clinton's Senate seat. Also: Whoopi Goldberg is interviewed.

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Episode 52

Episode 52

Sun, Dec 28, 2008 60 mins

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