Journalists and the "Scooter" Libby Trial

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Today's LA Times says the "Scooter" Libby trial is really about the "ugly mutual exploitation" between government and the media in Washington. Judith Miller, Matt Cooper and Tim Russert are scheduled to testify for the prosecution. Among the journalists testifying for the defense is New York Times managing editor Jill Abramson, who Libby's attorneys think will cast doubt on Miller's credibility. Never has a trial gone so deeply into the way the news media do their jobs.  We speak with journalists and ethicists about how the case has put a spotlight on the use of anonymous sources, changing the way news is covered.

Credits

Guests:
Lucy Dalglish - Executive Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Tim Rutten - Los Angeles Daily News

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Dan Konecky, Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper