Recent show highlights 

  • Trump using his bully pulpit to bully

    John Avlon, Sarah Ellison and Ed Felsenthal join Brian Stelter to discuss the president's habit of bullying and targeting reporters on Twitter to divert attention from their reporting.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22: U.S. President Donald Trump (C) shakes hands with James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), during an Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump today mocked protesters who gathered for large demonstrations across the U.S. and the world on Saturday to signal discontent with his leadership, but later offered a more conciliatory tone, saying he recognized such marches as a "hallmark of our democracy." (Photo by Andrew Harrer/Pool/Getty Images)

    Remnick: Trump 'hides in plain sight'

    David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, discusses the James Comey book tour. He also addresses Comey and Trump's conversation about jailing reporters, remarking that "the ugliness that is displayed in private" by Trump is also "displayed at the lectern."
  • NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels, speaks to reporters following a court proceeding regarding the search warrants served on President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen, at the United States District Court Southern District of New York, April 13, 2018 in New York City.(Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Avenatti's prediction about Hannity and Cohen

    Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Stormy Daniels, says the storm for Sean Hannity could intensify as more information from the Michael Cohen raid is released. Hannity has downplayed his relationship with Cohen and Fox has said Hannity has the network's full support.
  • Fox News host Sean Hannity is seen in the White House briefing room in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2017. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hannity: Trump's shadow chief of staff?

    What's this friendship all about? Is Trump an unofficial producer of Hannity's show? John Avlon, Sarah Ellison, and Ed Felsenthal discuss the uniquely close relationship between the president and the Fox host.
  • From Fox hosts' lips to the president's ears

    A must-see "Reliable Sources" montage of Fox hosts and the president making very similar points. Brian Stelter and John Avlon follow up, with Avlon saying the talking points are actually "dumbing down" our political debate.
  • Denver Post finds unlikely ally in Denver mayor RS_00040428.jpg

    Denver Post finds unlikely ally in Denver mayor

    The editors of the Denver Post are doing battle with the paper's hedge fund owner. Michael Hancock, the mayor of Denver, tells Brian Stelter why he is supporting the paper despite its critical coverage of him.
  • Michael Avenatti 4.22

    Avenatti: Michael Cohen is not very bright

    Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing Stormy Daniels, tells CNN's Brian Stelter he believes Michael Cohen would have the most damaging information on President Trump.
  • President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Friday, April 13, 2018, in Washington, about the United States' military response to Syria's chemical weapon attack on April 7. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Trump's angry moods are driving the news cycle

    How do reporters interpret the president's moods? How can viewers possibly keep up with the flood of news? David Gergen, Sabrina Siddiqui, and Patrick Healy talk with Brian Stelter about the coverage.
  • US President Donald Trump addresses the nation on the situation in Syria April 13, 2018 at the White House in Washington, DC. Trump said strikes on Syria are under way.  / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    The 'wag the dog' question

    Brian Stelter asks Sabrina Siddiqui and David Gergen the uncomfortable question raised by Rachel Maddow just minutes after President Trump announced strikes in Syria: Does Trump have a "wag the dog" perception problem? David Gergen says "it was not a wag the dog," but "it may have been twisting the tail."

 

  • Brian Stelter

    Brian Stelter

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