October 2011

CNN's Show "Reliable Sources"

Have you watched CNN's show, "Reliable Sources?" It explores how media affect the stories they cover and how the news media covers stories in general. While a little on the "lightweight" side as far as criticism of the news media, it is nice to have a show on a mainstream media outlet dedicated to this topic.


The show started in 1992 and early on they seemed to focus on how the media was covering the Persian Gulf War. It is hosted by Howard Kurtz who interviews various reporters and others involved in the news media but he also often interjects his own perspective into the conversation. The show airs weekly at 11:00 a.m. EST and 8:00 a.m PST.