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David Zurawik

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The Sun's TV/media critic since 1989, David Zurawik earned a Ph.D. in American Studies (pop culture-media studies) from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin in specialized reporting (pop culture) and is the author of "The Jews of Prime Time," a look at 50 years of Jewish identity in network TV (Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England, 2003). He was previously TV critic/columnist at the Dallas Times Herald.

Recent Articles

  • Here's a first look at 'The Keepers,' Netflix docuseries on murder of Baltimore nun

    Here's a first look at 'The Keepers,' Netflix docuseries on murder of Baltimore nun

    Netflix released its first trailer today for "The Keepers," a docuseries on the unsolved murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik, a 26-year-old Baltimore nun who went missing in 1969. ' The seven-part series will launch on May 19 on the streaming service. Netflix has already made its mark in the true-crime...

  • This really could be the end for Bill O'Reilly at Fox News

    This really could be the end for Bill O'Reilly at Fox News

    Hard as it was to imagine even a couple of weeks ago given his juggernaut ratings, this really could be the end for Bill O'Reilly as a primetime host on Fox News. That's what it feels like after a night of talking to longtime sources. The top-rated show host on cable news is not out yet, but his...

  • Netflix to revisit murder of Baltimore nun Cathy Cesnik in docuseries 'The Keepers'

    Netflix to revisit murder of Baltimore nun Cathy Cesnik in docuseries 'The Keepers'

    The unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a 26-year-old Baltimore nun who disappeared in 1969, will be the subject of a seven-part Netflix docuseries launching May 19, the streaming service announced Monday. Titled "The Keepers," the series will also explore "the horrific secrets and pain that...

  • Oprah soars in HBO's 'Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'

    Oprah soars in HBO's 'Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks'

    We have been here before. In 2004, HBO made a docudrama about medicine, research, prejudice and race at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1940s and '50s. That film, "Something the Lord Made," starring Alan Rickman and Mos Def, won three Emmy Awards including one for Best Television Movie. "The Immortal...

  • Talking about Bill O'Reilly and culture of sexual harassment at Fox

    Talking about Bill O'Reilly and culture of sexual harassment at Fox

    American University's Jane Hall, CNN's Brian Stelter and I talked on Sunday's "Reliable Sources" about Bill O'Reilly and the advertiser pullout on his Fox News show Hall noted that this was one of the first cases she can recall where the advertisers pulled out of a TV show on their own rather than...

  • The shrinking of Bill O'Reilly

    The shrinking of Bill O'Reilly

    I have long admired Bill O'Reilly as a TV performer. I once wrote that he was to the cable news genre what Johnny Carson was to late night — so at ease and skilled in the format that he looked as if he invented it. He's still the ratings king. But when it comes to O'Reilly, the man, questions raised...

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