August 9th, 2013
11:45 AM ET

CBS vs. Time Warner Cable; Reputations are Declining

CBS and Time Warner Cable are still locked in a bitter dispute over fees, but both sides are finally back to the negotiating table since a week ago, when the cable company pulled CBS and Showtime from the lineup in a number of U.S. cities.

Brian Stelter, media reporter for "The New York Times," stopped by "New Day" to discuss.

"They are negotiating again. This remind me of some high school relationship where the girl and the boy stop talking for a few days and everybody wants to know what's wrong with them. Well now now they're talking again, at least they're talking so maybe they'll get back together."

"I've got to wonder, in a few days, maybe there will be a deal now that they're negotiating again. In the meantime, the reputations of both these companies are declining."

A poll came out yesterday that showed Time Warner Cable has been hit a lot harder than CBS, but as Stelter points out, viewers come away disliking both sides in these fights.

Is there a better position to be in though?

"Generally speaking, content, in this case CBS has the winning hand because Time Warner Cable is the one who gets all the angry viewer phone calls," says Stelter.

What can viewers do in the meantime?

"We can vote with our remotes and we can also pressure Congress and the legislatures to do something about this... maybe in the future these laws will be reformed."


Catch Stelter this Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources" at 11am ET where he'll debate the best "Daily Show" host, discuss coverage and reaction following Jeffrey Bezos' purchase of "The Washington Post," and examine the recent controversy stirring between the Republican Party and NBC and CNN over new Hillary Clinton entertainment programming.


**Please Note: Time Warner Cable is not part of Time Warner, the parent company of CNN.

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August 9th, 2013
10:39 AM ET

Leah Remini vs. Scientology

Ever since Leah Remini left the church of Scientology, speculation has swirled about why she left. But her sister said in an interview last month that it all started when Remini questioned the whereabouts of her friend, Shelly Miscavige, the wife of Scientology head David Miscavige.

Now it appears Remini is taking steps to try and find her by filing a missing persons report, CNN's Pamela Brown reports. In response, the church is calling her latest action "ill advised, ludicrous self-promotion."

The LAPD confirmed a report for Miscavige was filed and says it is possible it was filed by Remini. The LAPD also tells CNN the report is unfounded and has since been closed.

CNN tried to reach Remini for comment, but she didn't reply.

"We have been involved in Scientology for 30, 35 years of our life," says Nicole Remini, Leah's sister, in an interview last month with myTalk Radio in Minneapolis-St.Paul. She states that her sister's problems with Scientology started at Tom Cruise and Katie Homes' wedding when she asked Miscavige about the whereabout of his wife Shelly.

According to Nicole, that question led to others and ultimately to Leah leaving Scientology.

Shelly has reportedly not been seen in public for several years. In a statement to CNN earlier this month, the church of Scientology said "Mrs. Miscavige is doing fine and is still very active with the church."

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August 9th, 2013
09:41 AM ET

Suspended PA Police Chief on Gun Video: "No Regrets;" Wanted to Get Attention

Gilberton, PA Police Chief Mark Kessler explains to Anchor Chris Cuomo that he created and posted profanity-laced videos shooting automatic rifles, which led to a 30 day suspension, to raise awareness of government “scandals.”

His attorney Joseph Nahas appears with him to defend his client. Kessler says that he was expressing his First and Second Amendment rights.

“I did it in a way where I was actually able to capture the attention of a lot of people," he says. "It started a conversation as to what’s going on in our country. I’m sure you’re well aware of all the so-called scandals that are going on right now within our government system. People are looking for some kind of direction.”

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August 9th, 2013
06:19 AM ET

"Morning Minute" with Michaela Pereira – August 9, 2013

Need to get today's top stories on-the-go? Watch Michaela Pereira's morning minute now!

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