January 22nd, 2012
11:28 AM ET
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Ross defends Gingrich ex-wife interview

(CNN) - The chief investigative correspondent at ABC News on Sunday defended the timing of an interview with Newt Gingrich's ex-wife and denied the presidential candidate's allegation that the network was biased against conservatives.

Brian Ross told CNN's "Reliable Sources" host, Howard Kurtz, that he had been trying to secure the interview with Marianne Gingrich since last November.

Filed under: Newt Gingrich • Reliable Sources
November 21st, 2010
02:03 PM ET
10 years ago

Jimmy Carter explains 'rabbit attack'

(CNN) - At 537 pages, former President Jimmy Carter's latest book, "White House Diary," is full of behind-the-scenes accounts of his time in the Oval Office - but one incident goes without mention, and it involves a rabbit.

In April of 1979, Carter used a paddle on his boat in Plains, Georgia to splash a rabbit and prevent it from swimming too close to his boat. Thirty-one years later, CNN's Howard Kurtz asked him about the ordeal.

Filed under: Jimmy Carter • Reliable Sources
October 31st, 2010
12:21 PM ET
10 years ago

Carter: Tea Party forebears elected me

- Former President Jimmy Carter dismissed any notion that he has ill feelings toward the Tea Party movement.

"I don't have any criticism of the members of the Tea Party," Carter told CNN's Howard Kurtz in an interview on "Reliable Sources." "A lot of those same people, 30 years ago, were the ones who put me in the White House."

October 5th, 2010
04:05 PM ET
10 years ago

A new job for Howard Kurtz

(CNN) - In the next couple of weeks Howard Kurtz will leave his job as media critic at the Washington Post to become the Washington Bureau Chief for the political and cultural website "The Daily Beast."

"I love the Washington Post and really grew up there," Kurtz told CNN on Tuesday. "But I've been devoting more of my energy to figuring out the digital world and this seemed like a good time to make that leap. I want to be an entrepreneur online."

In his nearly three decades at the Post, Kurtz covered Congress, the State Department and served as the New York Bureau Chief before becoming the paper's media critic.


Filed under: CNN • Reliable Sources
June 13th, 2010
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10 years ago

Reliable Sources: Walters speaks out on celebrities, scandals

(CNN) – Barbara Walters takes her final bow tonight hosting ABC's Oscar's Special, a program she anchored for 29 years. Howard Kurtz sat down with Walters for a wide-ranging interview which aired this morning on CNN's Reliable Sources.

Kurtz asked Walters why she decided to pull the plug on this long-standing tradition.

"I'm sick of it," Walters said. "I've been thinking about this for a few years now. And I feel it's time. And sometimes you can't explain that. I will still do interviews. It's still like having a wonderful dessert for me."

Sunday night's Oscar special features interviews with best actress and best supporting actress nominees Sandra Bullock and Mo'Nique, as well as a look back at previous interviews with icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and oddball moments such as the lap dance Walters received courtesy of Hugh Jackman. Walters said she will continue to do her annual "10 Most Fascinating People" special.

Kurtz asked Walters about her high-profile political interviews in the past year with Fox News' Glenn Beck and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

"Glenn Beck is a very intelligent man. This may disturb a lot of people. I'm not so sure I'm supposed to know that he is, but he is," Walters said.

In her interview with Palin, Walters asked the former Alaska Governor whether or not she knew her daughter Bristol was sexually active, and Palin candidly answered that she and her husband "were devastated.”

"To talk to her about her daughter's sexual activity didn't insult her intelligence. And so that's why she answered," Walters said.

So how has Walters been able to get honest answers to tough questions all these years?

Filed under: Reliable Sources
February 21st, 2010
12:05 PM ET
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