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CBS Benghazi Apology, Review ‘Just Isn’t Enough’

MediaBuzzBenghaziThe two cable news media criticism shows criticized CBS’s plan for an internal review of its botched Benghazi report. On CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” media critic and CBS News alum Terence Smith said “60 Minutes” needs to “re-report this story and share the results with the public.”

The network has reportedly appointed Al Ortiz, a CBS News executive producer, to lead the review and plans to keep it internal.

“We all make mistakes, myself included,” said Fox News’s Howard Kurtz, on MediaBuzz. Kurtz says Logan’s apology “just isn’t enough,” adding that the network should “appoint an outside investigator” to look into the report.

Both clips after the jump…

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Here’s the Guest List for the Final ‘Reliable Sources’ With Howard Kurtz

Howard Kurtz hosts his final “Reliable Sources” tomorrow morning. On Monday, Kurtz, who has moderated the CNN show since 1998, joins Fox News Channel where he’ll host their media criticism show.

Starting next Sunday a rotating cast of hosts will be in the “Reliable Sources” chair. Here’s the guest list for tomorrow’s show, 11amET on CNN:

  • Topics: Glenn Greenwald Fires Back at the Media; Coverage of SCOTUS Rulings on Same Sex Marriage; Paula Deen on the Today Show

Guest: Steve Roberts, professor of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University
Guest: Terence Smith, former reporter, PBS, CBS News, New York Times
Guest: Jane Hall, associate professor, American University’s School of Communications
Guest: Eric Deggans, TV critic, Tampa Bay Times

  • Topic: Media Reports Extensively on the Murder Trial of George Zimmerman

Guest: Eric Deggans, TV critic, Tampa Bay Times

  • Topic: Gender Gap in Reporting in Men’s versus Women’s Magazines?

Guest: Janet Reitman, contributing editor, Rolling Stone Magazine
Guest: Robbie Myers, editor-in-chief, Elle Magazine

The Weekend Ticker: Sources, Mistakes, Debates

  • CNN’s Howard Kurtz will discuss declining cable news ratings Sunday on “Reliable Sources.” His guests: Christina Bellantoni of PBS NewsHour, Terence Smith, former media correspondent with NewsHour and Paul Farhi of the Washington Post.

  • Tonight at 8 and 11pmET, CNN’s senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen presents her fifth primetime special: “25 Shocking Medical Mistakes.” The one-hour countdown-style program will tell stories of disturbing medical mishaps and empower viewers with simple ways to help doctors and nurses get things right.

  • NBC’s “Meet the Press” is pre-empted for the French Open men’s final tomorrow. For off-the-clay-court action watch Ann Coulter and Van Jones go at it on “This Week,” or catch up with Woodward and Bernstein on “Face the Nation.”

Juan Williams Firing Top Story on CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’

CNN’s “Reliable Sources” addressed the Juan Williams controversy earlier today, with host Howard Kurtz joined by columnist S.E. Cupp, columnist Clarence Page and former media correspondent for PBS Terence Smith.

While the three did not agree as to whether what Williams said should be a firing offense, all agreed that NPR did not handle it well.

“Reliable Sources” Looks Back on the Media in 2008

Tomorrow Howard Kurtz hosts Reliable Sources: A Year in Review which will examine the coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign and changes (ie. layoffs) in the news business.

Kurtz will be joined by Amy Holmes, CNN political contributor; Bill Press, radio talk show host; Terence Smith, former PBS media correspondent; and CNN national political correspondent Jessica Yellin. Reliable Sources airs tomorrow at 10am ET.