March 8th, 2015
03:35 PM ET

New developments in Bill O'Reilly exaggeration controversy

Former Fox insider, Eric Burns  joined Brian Stelter on today's Reliable Sources to give his take on the O'Reilly controversy.

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February 22nd, 2015
02:42 PM ET

"I didn't see anything like that happen" says CBS Correspondent with O'Reilly during the Falklands

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, Eric Engberg, a correspondent for CBS News for 26 years, shared his account of Argentina during the Falklands War.  As a former colleague of Bill O’Reilly, Engberg disputes the Fox Anchor’s description of Argentina as a ‘war zone’. A transcript and videos from the show are available below.


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Engberg on O’Reilly’s description of the protests in Argentina: “I didn't see that happen.  I didn't see anything like that happen.  I don't know of any American foreign correspondent who had a weapon pointed at him.  But the important thing is, I didn't hear any gunfire.  Not only did I not hear any gunfire, as I say, I didn't hear any sirens.  I would - I came to Argentina from years of experience in Washington covering anti-war demonstrations against Vietnam War in Washington.”

Engberg on O’Reilly’s story about the CBS correspondents: What he just said was a fabrication, a lie.  There were five CBS correspondents, including him, assigned to the bureau.  They were under the direction of Larry Doyle, one of our very first field producers.  You marines out there will understand what I was saying.  He was a lurp in the marines in Vietnam before he went to CBS.  He's a very skilled operator in combat and dangerous situations.   He sent all five of the correspondents and all 10 or 12 of the camera crew members out into the street.  Nobody stayed in their hotel room because they were afraid.  We were all working and we saw what looked - what was a moderate size riot.  It was a couple thousand people attacking Casa Rosada, or the area around the Casa Rosada, by waving their arms, by clapping and chanting and singing songs.   Nobody attacked the soldiers.  Nobody attacked the police.  There was nobody lying on the ground when it was over that I saw.”

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Exclusive: Pilots from Brian Williams story speak out
February 8th, 2015
04:58 PM ET

Exclusive: Pilots from Brian Williams story speak out

Today on Reliable Sources, Brian Stelter explores the allegations against NBC News Anchor, Brian Williams.  In their first TV appearances, both the pilot of Brian Williams' chopper, Chief Allen Kelly, and the pilot of the chopper actually hit by an RPG in Iraq, Don Helus, speak to Brian Stelter. Lt. Gen. Russell Honoré who directed humanitarian relief after the hurricane responds to  Brian Williams' Katrina stories. Is Brian Williams still a reliable source? Kimberly Dozier, Jeff Greenfield, and Frank Sesno discuss the journalistic questions behind this growing scandal. Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET). A transcript and videos from the show are available below.

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Exclusive: Pilots from Brian Williams story speak out

Lt. Gen. Honoré: Williams' Katrina claim "very suspect"

Will Brian Williams return to the NBC Nightly News?

After repeated mistakes, does NBC have a trust problem?

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February 1st, 2015
02:17 PM ET

Sports announcer for 1st Super Bowl, Jack Whitaker, on CNN's Reliable Sources

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, sports announcer, Jack Whitaker, joined Brian to talk about the mystery of the missing footage from the historic Super Bowl I, what that game was like, and how sports journalism has changed since then. Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).

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December 21st, 2014
04:36 PM ET

Mark Cuban: Major hack will happen again

CNN's Brian Stelter spoke to Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, about being one of the victims of the Sony hack and what the situation means for the future of communications.  The full interview aired on CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday, December 21 at 11am ET.

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A full transcript of the interview is available after the jump.

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November 30th, 2014
01:33 PM ET

1st reporter to interview Janay Rice: "she learned a lot about herself"

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, ESPN reporter Jemele Hill explains how she landed the first Janay Rice interview, why she agreed to certain conditions, and what Janay feels towards the outcome of the situation.

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“I think obviously she would not like to relive the situation.  However, I think that that's pretty obvious.  There were certain positives or a silver lining, if you will, that came out of this.  Among the many was the fact that the level and awareness of domestic violence is now, you know, maybe more than we have seen in this country in quite some time.  The other side of her, from a personal level, too, is that she felt like she learned a lot about herself, about her own strength, the strength of her family, the strength of her relationship with her husband.  So, even though it was horrible and traumatic, and there's going to be some probably long-term emotional damage from this entire episode, I think that she has enough perspective to understand that there was something larger and bigger at play than just the microcosm of her situation."

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November 2nd, 2014
01:02 PM ET

Glenn Greenwald on his 2nd source in NSA

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, Glenn Greenwald discusses his role in a new documentary about Edward Snowden, and his second source within the NSA. Video and the transcript from the interview are available below.

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August 10th, 2014
12:49 PM ET

Glenn Beck tells CNN's Brian Stelter that real power is saying "I don't care. I'll lose it all. I'll start all over again. I don't care, I'm not in it for money, I'm not in it for fame. "

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Brian Stelter finished up his exclusive interview with radio and television host Glenn Beck.  The pair discussed what is next for Beck’s company Mercury Radio Arts and the future of news and talk radio. Beck also told Stelter that he named his company after Orson Welles and models it after Walt Disney because those are the two people who have influenced him over the years.

A full transcript of the interview is available after the jump.

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July 13th, 2014
12:45 PM ET

WH Press Secy. Josh Earnest's First Sunday Interview

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest spoke to Stelter in his first Sunday television interview as a CNN EXCLUSIVE about President Obama’s decision to not visit the border.  Additionally, Earnest also discussed his experience as the new White House Press Secretary at this crucial time in the Obama presidency.

On the topic of the media’s focus on President Obama not visiting the border during his trip to Texas, Earnest explains that there are other things that the President has done to address the immigration issue, “The President has asked for additional resources from Congress to make sure we have the capacities to deal with the problem. Prior to that, the President made some unilateral decisions about moving resources from the interior of the country to the border that could be leveraged to try to address the need there…those are all policy-based solutions to a difficult problem. Those don't lend themself to sexy pictures.”

A transcript and video from the interview is available after the jump.

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May 11th, 2014
02:38 PM ET

CBS’ Benghazi Problem

Today on CNN's Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, Joe Hagan, writer for New York Magazine, and Jeff Greenfield, political analyst, spoke to CNN about the difficulties CBS News has had covering the Benghazi story, including conflict of interest allegations surrounding CBS News president David Rhodes and Deputy National Security Advisor brother, Ben.

A transcript of the interview is available after the jump.

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