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  •  U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while flanked by HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson (L) and Isaac Newton Farris, Jr., before signing a proclamation to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. day, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, on January 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Monday January 16 is a federal holiday to honor Dr. King and his legacy.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Why journalists are asking 'Is Trump racist?'

    Van Jones and David Zurawik join Brian Stelter to discuss the fallout from President Trump's "shithole countries" comment. Was it a turning point in how newsrooms report on racist language?
  • The White House disputes WSJ's quote

    Sarah Sanders is calling the Wall Street Journal "fake news." Both sides have released audio tapes. Brian Stelter says there might be more behind this fight over a word.
  • Does Trump really want tougher libel laws?

    As President Trump and Michael Wolff trade insults on Twitter, Norman Pearlstine and Steven Brill tell Brian Stelter that Trump might want to think twice about changing libel laws.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 09:  U.S. President Donald Trump (C) presides over a meeting about immigration with Republican and Democrat members of Congress, including (L-R) Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in the Cabinet Room at the White House January 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. In addition to seeking bipartisan solutions to immigration reform, Trump advocated for the reintroduction of earmarks as a way to break the legislative stalemate in Congress.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Optics of Trump's 'stable genius' tour

    From a 55-minute immigration discussion to a lengthy interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Trump sought to convey leadership and stability. Did it work? Lynn Sweet and David Zurawik discuss.
  • Oprah Winfrey watches as men from Moorehouse College sing during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in Chicago. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is ending its run May 25, after 25 years, and millions of her fans around the globe are waiting to see how she will close out a show that spawned a media empire. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Oprah 2020: Serious chance or media hype?

    Oprah Winfrey is thinking about running for president. Are journalists approaching the story correctly? Lynn Sweet and David Zurawik react to Winfrey's Golden Globes speech and the notion of a 2020 campaign.
  • Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo (C) talks to the media as he leaves after a court appearance in Yangon on January 10, 2018.
Myanmar police formally filed charges on January 10 against two Reuters reporters accused of breaching the Official Secrets Act, a judge said, an offence that carries up to 14 years in prison. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU        (Photo credit should read YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)

    Reuters reporters facing prison in Myanmar

    Two Reuters journalists could face 14 years in prison if found guilty of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act. Reuters editor Steve Adler speaks with Brian Stelter about the case.
  • Van Jones: Trump comments textbook racism

    CNN's Van Jones says President Donald Trump's comments about "shithole" African nations is textbook racism because he wants to exclude people based solely on where they are from.
  • US President Donald Trump speaks during a retreat with Republican lawmakers and members of his Cabinet at Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland, January 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ethics of reporting on Trump's mental fitness

    Brian Karem and Indira Lakshmanan discuss the propriety of covering the fitness of a president. Karem says it is uncomfortable to raise these kinds of questions at White House briefings, but "we need to follow the story."
  • Shoppers pass the last remaining copies of the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff at a Barnes & Noble store, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Newport, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    How did Wolff pull 'Fire and Fury' off?

    Michelle Cottle and Karoun Demirjian discuss how Michael Wolff gained unprecedented access to the Trump White House for his bombshell book "Fire and Fury" -- and whether he bent or broke journalistic norms in the process.
  • NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13:  Journalist Michael Wolff attends The Hollywood Reporter 35 Most Powerful People In Media 2017 at The Pool on April 13, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)

    Wolff's controversial reporting methods

    A "Reliable Sources" panel of media all-stars -- Carl Bernstein, Indira Lakshmanan, Brian Karem, Michelle Cottle, and Karoun Demirjian -- discuss the intense scrutiny of Michael Wolff's tell-all book and why some sources say things differently on-the-record versus off-the-record.
  • President Donald Trump speaks via a video monitor to journalists in the Brady press briefing at the White House in Washington during a press briefing with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.

    Is Trump clamping down on press access?

    The president's last TV interview was more than two months ago. But he gave an impromptu interview to the NYT recently. The "Reliable Sources" panel discusses the differences between different kinds of press availabilities and whether Trump will grant a Super Bowl Sunday interview.
  • US President Donald Trump speaks during a retreat with Republican lawmakers at Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland, January 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bernstein: 'We're in a real constitutional crisis'

    Carl Bernstein says this is a place "where we as journalists have never been before," with so many people doubting the fitness and stability of the president. He discusses how journalists should seek answers from GOP leaders and other public officials.

 

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    Brian Stelter is the host of "Reliable Sources" and the senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide.