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or a hack, and i wonder if there are any examples of that worst ever all possible words, an extremist hack. thanks to all of you for being part of my problem this week. i will see you next week. good morning. i'm brian stelter. it's sunday, november 9th, and it's time for "reliable sources." ahead this hour, a congressman threatened to break this reporter in half. now he's back for round two. well, re-elected i mean. we'll hear from the guy who covers the grim beat. then is blue news a loser? as mabs struggsnbc struggles, i crowd? later, we are jrn stewart's favorite target. he loves to hate on cnn. >> i can confidently state that i will not have my own room of situations. that's just a name i came up. we were shocked when he came here into the enemy camp. you've just got to hear what happened next.
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we've got all that coming up, but let's begin with a big interview. it's with one of the handful of men who are really determining the future of all media. these moguls, they refer to each other an a first name basis 37 brian or brian roberts of come cast, jeff for jeff bewkes, bob for bob iger of disney. rupert for rupert murdoch of stock and les for les moonves. moonves is a legendary media mogul credited with "friends" and "er" and taking over cbs and making it what it is today, the country's most popular tv network. what does the future hold for cbs and for showtime? this week moonves launched a streaming news service and talked about making shows for sites like netflix while still trying to grow his core business. he is perhaps the most fascinating man in the broadcast business right now, and every move he makes affects how we're all going to watch tv and read
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books and get news in the future. so take a look at this. this is a trip to the cbs board room where there were some big surprises, including the fact that one of his favorite shows is on abc. >> thanks for having me here. >> mi pleasure. welcome to cbs. >> i saw a reporter from bloomberg writing about cbs that said it's an 87-year-old embracing the web with a gusto of a tween. you don't quite look like a tween. i'm younger than you think i am. skr we both have tv makeup on, too. does cbs feel like a tween? >> we feel like a company that is right on the leading edge of everything going on in media and obviously there's an awful lot going on and everything is pointing towards being in the digital space, being online, being available everywhere and anywhere and i think we're ahead of the curve there. >> we've been writing for years that broadcast tv is dying. there was a headline in "the chicago tribune" in 2003, the fall tv season is a flop.
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could this be the beginning of the end for broadcast tv. do you laugh at those headlines or are there beginning to be some truth to them? >> i laughed at them when i took this job in 1995 at cbs and i laugh at them today. broadcast television has never been stronger. 3 of the four -- >> never been stronger? >> three of the four broadcast networks are up, okay? basic cable, considerably down. sorry. so broadcast is really strong and look at the content that's now on television. look at the content that's on television across the board. not just with cbs. there are great shows on hbo, agree sh great shows on abc, great shows every way you look. i think this is the golden age of television creatively. >> what is your favorite show on a cbs owned network. mine is "the affair". >> probably ray donovan and the
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good wife. >> you're asking for the dvds. >> i ask for the dvds on a lot. i love the affair, homeland, madam secretary, i love person of interest. i'm a cbs fan. >> how about outside the company? any favorite show outside the company? >> outside the company there is -- "game of thrones" i'm a big fan of. i think "newsroom" is really terrific. you know, "scandal" is a good show. there are good shows across the board. "black list." there's a lot of great television out there. >> i would say too much great television. >> you could watch television 18 hours a day. you don't have to do anything else. it's available. >> let's imagine tv in ten years, 2024. how are we going to consume television do you think? >> by the way, that's a really hard question because if you would have asked me five years ago what the world would look like, i wouldn't have even come close. there was no netflix. there was no amazon.
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there was no online viewing like it is today. there was, you know, youtube was barely starting. the world is really very, very different. look, we run a broadcast network obviously. 75-plus percent of our audience still watches the shows in their time period. in other words, they tune in 8:00 on tuesday night to watch "ncis" and 8:00 on thursday to watch "the big bang theory" and that number will come down. it will come down. and for that 25%, you know, the great news is, you know, that number is going to continue to go up, and we want to be available to reach people everywhere. >> what i find so interesting about you and where you are right now is that you are broadcast's biggest booster and yet you're making all those bets on digital. you're placing all these bets on the table. is it analogous to playing roulette where you have money on black but also money on red? >> look, i wouldn't be where i am now if i don't look at the
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present and love the ecosystem i'm in, but also look at the future and saying, look, the world is becoming much more digital, a lot more people are watching shows on digital. you walk on a college campus today, you do not see television sets. you see people watching our shows in different ways broadband only. so my job is to reach them wherever i can, so i can be a great broadcaster and also look forward to the future online and they're not mutually unacceptable. >> let me ask you about football. you have thursday night football this fall. isn't broadcast only up because of football? >> is it only up because of football? >> down otherwise. >> it would be down otherwise? i'm not sure of that. maybe, maybe down a little bit. >> there was this continuing scandal involving the nfl with ray rice and with domestic abuse, and i wonder because you're so deeply embedded in business with the nfl, does cbs, do the other networks have any responsibility, any edge of responsibility when it comes to these topics? >> you know what?
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we license the product from the nfl. they deliver our product. obviously they've had some difficult times with this issue, but, you know, it's up to the nfl to solve it and we're their good partner and we're by their side. >> speaking of partners, roger goodell, i feel like some portrayed him as the head ava r avacor -- of a corrupt enterprise. >> he's a very good man with a good conscience. i'm supportive of him. think he's doing what he can do. >> all the noise about him stepping down, all of that has vani vanished. a lot less loud than it was earlier this fall. >> i never thought he should step down. >> let me move on to news. what happened on tuesday night was so interesting, fox news beat all the broadcasters, even though cbs was the biggest broadcaster at 10:00 p.m. for election news. what does it tell you? >> people like to see people who agree with them.
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clearly tuesday night was a big night for republicans and the republicans did a terrific job and they obviously increased their lead in the house and they took over the senate. so there was a republican wave going on, and most of those people wanted to see fox because fox agreed with what they were saying. they did extremely well. >> does it make you wish you had made a conservative cable news channel 20 years ago? >> absolutely not. roger has done a terrific job with them. we are down the middle, we always have been. i think we're a world class news organization. i'm glad we do it the way we do it and they do it the way they do it. >> you have chosen to have the most seemingly serious news division. you have charlie rose and scott pelley and norah o'donnell on election night. older and wiser faces than we saw on other networks. >> it certainly is intentional. fox news was the largest audience but we beat the other
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two major broadcast network. >> biggest audience in tv but also the oldest. ample age is 58 years old. how do you grow? >> two years ago we were number one in 18 to 49 as well. right now we're winning in average demographic accept 18 to 49, and we're one-tenth behind first place. we may be older but we are also younger and we are the biggest and broadest. >> are you tired of that question? >> it's been bothering me for years because peep overrate the 18 to 49-year-old demographic. >> there's a lot of 60-year-olds watching who love hearing you say that. >> and more 50-year-olds have disposable incomes than 18-year-olds. when people talk about disposable income for my children, it's through me. i decide what car they're going to buy. >> and this week you launched a digital streaming channel. it has live anchors covering
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news on the web. what's the goal with cbsn. >> once again as more and more people are getting their information online and more and more people are getting the news of the day, not like they used to during the 6:30 news but at all times, we like the idea of people being able to go to their computer first thing in the morning whether they're at home or in their office, have a cup of coffee, and turn on cbsn and figure out what's going on. we like to call it as the cable bypass, going directly online and not needing to go to cable tell advice to gevision to get . >> the goal is maybe to put cnn out of business. >> no, nobody would ever want to put cnn out of business nor do i think we could. >> thanks for many my questions. it's great to see you. >> my pleasure. >> some big thoughts about the future of tv. send me a tweet or a message on facebook. i need to squeeze in a quick break. when i come back, big trouble in
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cable news. a ratings collapse for chris matthews, al sharpton and the rest of the folks on msnbc. this is a rough neighborhood i live in. can we all survive? we will take a look at that question coming up and as we go to break the broadcast ratings for election night. notice which network is number one in the key demographic but they were all down from where they were on election night 2010. [ man ] i remember when i wouldn't give a little cut a second thought. ♪
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a few days past the midterms is a perfect time to ask this next question. what is the future of liberal tv? when i say liberal tv, what i mean is this, msnbc, blue news, where most of the hosts cover the news with a progressive point of view. this photo of chris matthews went viral on election night. he's showing what seems like utter disdain in the moments after republicans officially won control of the senate. and then the next night there was this. baby pandas. rachel maddow used them to console her disappointed viewers. she was being playful and it kind of worked. on thursday there was this, al sharpton declared it to be opposite day by flipping himself upside down to illustrate his confusion with what voters can done to the dems. cool stunt, right? but lately his ratings have seemed upside down. msnbc did get a ratings bump this week thanks to the midterms but it was the exception to the rule. the channel is going through what "the new york times" last
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month called one of the deepest skids in its history with record lows for some shows. now, before i bring in my guest, let me be really honest. i'm talking about direct competitor here. cnn's press people have called this a spiral as in a downward spiral for msnbc. take just this one hour, 11:00 a.m. on sunday. when msnbc's ratings are down, my ratings are up. cnn has a lot of skin in the game. but i'm interested in this as someone who has been covering msnbc for ten years. for ten years msnbc has been a great story. the channel found its liberal voice thanks to keith olbermann. after president obama's election in 2008, msnbc's ratings surged. i wrote all about it at the "new york times" back when i worked there. the channel was are you teenly beating cnn for a while. and after obama's re-election in 2012, there was even talk that maybe msnbc could overtake fox news. there's not that talk anymore. so what is the future of msnbc's
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story? where is this going? is there a future for liberal tv? let me ask a former msnbc anchor, dylan radigan and one of the deans of broadcasting, dan rather. the former anchor of the evening news. >> thank you. >> let me start with you in the studio. in october rachel maddow had her lowest ratings ever. she started her show two months before obama was elected. do you think obama fatigue is translating into msnbc fatigue? >> i have no question that there's some component of that, but i think that to look at any of these things without a broader context -- i think there are layers of issues that have been headwinds to msnbc over the course of the past couple of years. one is fatigue with liberal fatigue. there's a tiredness with that after six years and counting of the obama administration without question, and if nothing else,
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the liberal commentary becomes very predictable. >> the banner says a bleak future for blue news with a question mark. what do you think? >> first of all, i think that we who comment on these things as well as politicians who try to read what's happening with the ratings and the demographics, we all need a heaping helping of humility. there's a lot going on we don't understand but i don't buy into the argument that liberal versus conservative is still a very valid argument. the thing to look at is it's a younger audience versus an older audience far more than any liberal conservative. >> the folks i talk to at msnbc, some of the anchors, some of the executives, they wonder if obamasobama s was a fluke. >> when you're dealing with an institution that's inside of the core of the power base of the american media, which nbc by its definition is along with time warner and cnn and cbs and all the rest of it, their capacity
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to reinvent themselves and generate new programming and new content is the best in the world. >> i think all of this misses the central point. look, the younger audience, the audience that is not in front of tv sets, the younger audience, they go to facebook, twitter, instagram. they consider corporate media, all of them, viacom, msnbc, com sat, the whole lot, they consider them time after time, every poll indicates that the younger audience is very suspicious of the corporatization of media. i think i hear you saying millennials who for the most part didn't vote might be interested in what msnbc is talking about but they're not going to watch it on television. i have heard that from anchors at msnbc as well. >> many people working at both msnbc, cnn, all of these places, they're just trying to be honest brokers of information. and they want to play no
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favorites, be fair to everybody. so this whole business of framing things as a liberal/conservative, one network, one way or the other, i don't buy it but i come back to the central point, it's a new point in a lot of ways because the younger audience is well passed this. >> it's easy to sit and look at a quarter or any of these -- the data sets and say this network is in trouble or this show is in trouble or whatever it may be, again, the networks aren't going anywhere. they're very well capitalized, well distributed, and their capacity to reinvent themselves and i think the reinventions you will see not just at msnbc but we're seeing it at cnn and you will see it at fox over the next three to five years will be the most remarkable -- it will be the biggest changes we have seen in the whole landscape since the al gore election. >> i expect msnbc will play up more culture and less washington. i think they believe they'll find more of a progressive audience if they play in the culture of progressivism. they conveniently broadcast a
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concert from central park. >> one way to go and nobody is asking me but if i were running either one of these outfits, i would do away with a lot of money spent on graphics and in house opinion giving and do deep digging investigative reporting. you talk about low hanging fruit -- >> that's why they're not calling you, dan. >> you say that, dylan, that's funny -- dan, i'm with you on that. msnbc has been hiring a lot of young reporters for their website who come from a progressive background but can do real reporting. i'm with you. i think they should be focusing on that. >> my point is they're capitalized and have the expertise to do exactly that and these inflection points if you want to call it that, not just in terms of the ratings but the political culture, represent the largest opportunities to do the sorts of things that dan or anybody else may conjure and these are the sorts of situations and times when executives consider decisions like that. i think it's a huge opportunity. >> dan, let me ask you about the recent pew study that showed big differences between how
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conservatives consume news and liberal consume news. let me put that graphic up on the screen. it may explain some of the issues for msnbc. it shows that liberals tend to -- consistent liberals, people that are very consistently liberal, tend to get news from lots of sources, cnn, msnbc, npr, the nornts. if you're a consistent conservative you get it from fox and not really from anybody else besides maybe rush limbaugh or glenn beck. does that explain the problem that msnbc has? >> i think it is part of the problem. so much of the reporting these days on cable or over the air just doesn't affect people's lives. there's that washington stuff, it's propaganda, it's lies, its big corporate media and to them it's just irrelevant. so you got to get out of washington. you got to get out of the studio, and that's where the future is but it's also on broadband and the internet. it isn't sitting in front of a television. >> we have seen a lot of msnbc anchors go out into the field and report from on location. i think they'll be doing more of that to try to show --
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>> and the audience wants that. if you look at cnn and what jeff zucker has done with cnn in terms of driving it towards extremely intense coverage of breaking news and then extremely well produced marquee feature programming, that came from the apocalypse of cnn's ratings not that long ago that led to the new idea and this new strategy -- >> so reinvention. >> there's no question. >> dylan ratigan and dan rather, thank you for being here. viewers, msnbc declined to comment for this segment but they have a plan. less washington, more progressive culture, more arngors in the field and this story of liberal tv is going to keep evolving. after a quick break, i want to show you something that's fascinating from red news/blue news. and al sharpton really nailed it. the red guys on fox and the blue guys at the white house got everything all mixed up. don't miss this.
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welcome back. as tuesday's election day coverage moved into wednesday morning, i was up watching it all night. there were, dare i say, predictable celebrations on fox news. the campaign cowboys up in full swing. and there were magazines and newspapers. they call joined into what you might call a pile on on wednesday, even the foreign press got in their licks. an editorial in china's global times, it said of president obama, he has done an insipid job offering nearly nothing to his supporters. u.s. society has grown tired of his banality. when you look at the coverage through a red news/blue news lens it looks a little like al sharpton us a upside down day. first to the white house where josh earnest seemed oblivious to the fact that his party had lost big time. >> would you say that tuesday
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night was a big loss for democrats? >> again, in terms of the sort of punditry and analysis -- >> no, it's not punditry. it's a real question. you guys spin it -- i understand why you're spinning it. >> there are lots of people who get paid a lot more money than i do who are responsible for offering up analysis and spinning the elections. i'm not going to do that. >> you're saying it could be good for democrats? >> well, no, that's not what i'm saying. >> meanwhile, on fox i guess you'd expect a champagne celebration. sean hannity and ann coulter didn't get any memo. >> if they don't do their job and put out a competing agenda, they're going to lose in 2016. they have work to do. >> i agree and i would tell right wingers stay paranoid. >> neither did glenn beck. look at this. >> i think we're in the most dangerous period now than the republic has been in since the civil war, from now until probably spring of 2017.
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>> civil war, that's the way it always is at red news/blue news. it's like they're in alternate universes. has the world really turned upside down? take a look at this tweet posted on wednesday. mrc fought to stop the media from rigging the election. in the end americans tuned out their hate and propaganda. mrc, 1, liberal media, no. brent, thanks for being here. >> sure. thanks for having me. >> rigging the election. those are strong words. make your case. how was the media trying to rig the election? >> they are strong words and advisedly so. i have never seen anything like this before where you had this year was a year of a republican wave across the country just as in 2008 or 2006 you had a similar democratic wave across
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the country. in 2006 the media were everywhere covering that democratic wave. this time and i'm talking about the broadcast networks, not cnn, this time there wey were virtua nowhere to be found. >> you think the networks are biassed in favor of president obama. president obama thinks the networks are biassed in favor of conflict. would you concede this is one area you and the president agree there, is a bias, you just don't agree on what kind? >> i don't think there is. if there was a bias based on conflict, they would be reporting benghazi, reporting the irs, reporting the va scandal. the conflict continues. you're having one development after another continuing on these things. they're not being reported anywhere. where is the conflict? >> let me ask you one thing i thought was interesting. in "time" magazine there was a story about rand paul that said he has been pushing mitch mcconnell to appoint a republican press secretary for congress who could counter the daily white house briefings.
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i thought this was an interesting idea. i played josh earnest talking earlier. do you think there should be a republican version of josh earnest every day giving briefings for the next two years? >> god, i hope not. but i do think there should be a press secretary. i just hope it's not the version of josh earnest. look, republicans have their own problems. republicans i think traditionally have done a horrific job at telling their story, at talking to the press. i think there's this attitude among some that it's not worth it. there's some that believe that it's beneath them to do it. >> that's really interesting. >> some don't understand the importance of this. i don't see republicans having the savvy with the media that democrats do. now, you might say, well, democrats are treated better on the national media. it doesn't mean that republicans shouldn't be in the press. so if they're looking to do something like this, i think it's a good move. >> let me ask you one more thing before we go. a lot of information about this
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election didn't come from the news. it came from all the political ads. we talk about republicans having a hard time communicating in the mainstream media but they did a good job with their ad this is season, didn't they? >> yeah. just think about this number. it's stunning to me. in the month of october alone, republicans ran 35,000 ads on obamacare. the two takeaways from that is, a, they made a commitment, they better follow through on it. number two, i'm surprised more people didn't throw themselves out of windows after having to hear all those ads. >> i am with you on that. brent, thank you for being here this morning. >> thank you for having me. >> it is going to be nice to have a break from all those political ads at least for a few months until we start seeing adds for 2016 perhaps. coming up, you may think a 20-count indictment, i don't know, it maybe hurt a congressman's changss in the election? maybe a threat to break a reporter in half? that's got to make for something with a tight race, right? not so with congressman michael
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up to 594 miles of adventure in every tank. remember that congressman who threatened to break a reporter in half and throw him off a balcony in the capitol? that guy, republican michael grimm, who is also under indictment for fraud charges, he was re-elected this tuesday here in new york city. he represents staten island and parts of brooklyn. seth meyers welcomed him back to congress on wednesday with this. >> welcome back, staten island republican congressman michael grimm who was re-elected by a 13% margin despite being indicted on 20 counts including mail fraud, wire fraud, and health care fraud or as its known in staten island, the hat trick. but he didn't stop there. back in january he told a news reporter who asked him about these charges that he would break him in half and threatened to throw him off the balcony. you want him in in your corner because if he's not, he's hiding
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in the opposite corner getting ready to jump out and push you off a balcony. >> at least grimm is giving late night comics something to laugh about. when i saw that clip i wondered, what's the reaction from the reporter who was on the receiving end of that threat? he is thankfully still in one piece. first, here is a reminder of what went down. >> we have another chance to kind of talk about some -- >> i'm not speak being anything off topic. >> what about -- >> thank you. >> all right, so congressman michael grimm does not want to talk about some of the allegations concerning his campaign finances. we wanted to get him on camera on that but he as you saw refused to talk about that. back to you. >> let me make it clear to you -- [ inaudible ]. >> why, why, it's a valid
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question? [ inaudible ]. >> oh, the reporter is michael scotto who covers capital hill for new york one. what triggered his threat? >> it happened right here on the balcony. it was after the state of the union address. at the end of the interview i wanted to ask him a couple questions about an investigation at the time concerning his campaign finances. just a week or two earlier someone associated with him had been indicted. i wanted to get his response and when i tried to bring it up, that is what happened. he threatened to throw me over the balcony, the balcony right over here. >> you're still on the beat, new york one, full disclosure, my wife works with you at new york one. when you cover him now, when you cover congress now, what's that relationship like? >> so i cover all the members of
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the new york delegation, all 27 members. i have gone to press conferences that he's given. i haven't interviewed him since that incident but i cover him. i cover him but i haven't interviewed him directly. >> does that mean you're avoiding him or maybe is he avoiding you? >> i'm not avoiding him. i don't know if he's avoiding me. when he's here, you know, doing his work on capitol hill, i try to cover him. i covered bills that he's introduced. i'm not avoiding him. i don't know if he's avoiding me. >> i don't know, michael, you're standing right there by the rotunda. do you ever look over it and think about what could happen? >> no. i wasn't really that nervous. i'm looking over it now and luckily i have gotten over the vertigo. >> it does seem like grimm's kept a low profile with the press. a lot of candidates who -- a lot of incup bents who were seeking re-election did the same thing in the fall. so maybe this is just one example of a guy trying to keep a low profile, trying to avoid the press while seeking re-election. >> it's interesting. the media -- he thinks the media
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are out to get him. but in this race the media actually ended up lifting him up a bit. it wasn't intentional, but they did some really negative work or really kind of hard hitting work on his opponent who it appeareded was not really ready for prime time. >> you're touching on the idea that people outside the district were surprised he was re-elected. after all, the only congressman right now under indictment. but people inside the district were not so surprised. that's a really important point i think. >> yeah, exactly. i think everyone outside new york city thought michael grimm is the easiest target. he's going to lose re-election. but if you know staten island, you know that the borough tends to vote republican in congress. you also know that the borough or that that district tends to vote for someone who is from staten island. >> one more question before i go and it gets back to the question you originally asked him about a year ago, the one that caused this threat. you were bringing up his
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scandals. it was an important question to ask. would you do it again? i mean, this is basically our job as journalists, right, to make these people uncomfortable without hopefully any threats as a result. >> of course. i definitely would ask that question again. the reason i ask the question and i know there are people who thought why would he ask a question like that after the state of union address, and the reason i asked it was because just a week or two earlier someone associated with him had been indicted. so we weren't able to get him on the record prior to that. since he was right in front of me, i really thought at that point it was the perfect time to ask him that question. so going forward, of course, i would ask the question again. >> you have to seize those opportunities. michael scotto, thanks for being here. >> of course. thank you. time for a quick break. when we come back, a real rarity on tv. jon stewart on the other side of the desk. rarer still, to see him on cnn. we are, after all, one of his favorite targets. you won't believe what he has to say when we come back.
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welcome back. he may be a comedian but he's also one of the sharpest media critics of our time. a man who tries his best to
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eviscerate tv news and all of us here on cnn night after night on "the daily show." imagine the surprise when jon stewart turned up here, yes, right here at cnn in this very studio actually talking with my colleague christiane amanpour. stewart is a pretty press shy guy. he's rarely on the other side of the interview desk. but now he's out to impress for his movie "rosewater." that's why he's here. it's a story of "newsweek" reporter jailed and tortured in iran after the 2009 elections. so while he was here, christiane had a blast. she got a chance to do something a lot of us here at cnn wanted to do, take on our biggest critic. take a look. >> yet another pew poll has again cemented cnn as the most trusted name in news. now, of course, that makes me very proud, 54% say that.
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you have made a career beating up on cnn and other cable shows. >> yes. 54% said you were trustworthy. >> not me, cnn. >> 16% said you were. most trusted name in news and information. so similar. >> so best fast food restaurant. >> in the spirit of -- i am going to play -- >> wendy's is seen as food by over 54% of people who eat there. >> in the spirit of -- in the spirit >> in the spirit of the debate i am going to show the part where with we werecrosshairs. >> and then they held an
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exclusive uptown hall in the town hall. >> did she or didn't she do a good job? she is here. and you did an excellent job, christiane. beautiful job. give me a kiss. >> so -- >> i loved that. i loved that bit. >> that is -- we even thought it was skweemqueamy.squeamy. >> and it is like you had down our town. >> and so, do you think that we can do so much more or hopeless altogether? >> no! i never think that things are hopeless and you don't either. you didn't like that. look at your face when you walked out there, you walked out there, really? last call and you are going to be turning on the lights and i have am going to have to say, yes, i made your drinks? >> and to be fair, the leadership felt the same. so it won't happen again. >> and so in your room, you are all television professionals, and so in the end when they say
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that at the end of the debate with hillary clinton who is here promoting the book why don't we all come out to bow, and doesn't anybody raise the hand and say -- >> no, they didn't say. they said it just happens. it is live. >> what you mean it happens? whose idea was it? come on. >> you saw my face. >> you are the worst. >> you have been doing this job for 16 years at "the daily show." >> 16 years. >> 16, 17 years, and now you have done a movie. >> yes. >> is this the transition of being out of the "daily show" host and your contract sup and you are casting around or what is this? >> well, is that what you have heard? i have heard you what has happened in the midterms, and now, what are you hearing? >> i have heard that you are going to be a film director? >> have you? >> another one? >> i don't view them as separate entities, but i view them all as
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a process, and in my mind n is all chicken and sometimes i'm making a cutlet and sometimes a nice teriyaki, but it is all just chicken. >> and do you decide that the chicken might be a regular news anchor. >> regular news? like yourself? >> like myself. >> like yourself? >> yes like a "meet the press"? >> no, no. that is not in danger of happening. i can confidently state thatly not have my own room of situations. that is a name i came up, with a room of situation, and it has a ring to it. >> will with we see you with a room of situations throughout the next elections? >> that i don't know. >> nice to see you. >> everywhere he goes, and every
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intervi interview, he is asked about "meet the press" and how nbc talked to him about that hosting job, and it is embarrassing for nbc and good for stewart, but his contract is up in about 10 months as christiane alluded to. so we will find out. and now, what is this reporter doing out there in the snow? maybe it is not what you think of. we will drill down on a blizzard of misinformation when we come back. i was out for a bike ride. i didn't think i'd have a heart attack. but i did. i'm mike, and i'm very much alive. now my doctor recommends a bayer aspirin regimen to help prevent another heart attack. be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. e financial noise financial noise
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