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David Zurawik

Writer

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

  • NBC News the star, not Megyn Kelly or Alex Jones

    NBC News the star, not Megyn Kelly or Alex Jones

    After more than a week of misguided talk about Megyn Kelly’s interview with Alex Jones as a kind of celebrity warfare, what really mattered Sunday night was the journalistic performance of NBC News. Not surprisingly, Jones came off looking bad. Kelly came off looking OK. But the real stars of the...

  • Trump and the rise in vulgar, mean media talk

    Trump and the rise in vulgar, mean media talk

    This story has been updated to reflect CNN’s cancellation of “Believer with Reza Aslan” on Friday. Last month, in the wake of CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert describing President Donald Trump’s mouth as a “c--- holster for Vladimir Putin,” I thought we might be on a slippery slope when it...

  • Korey Jackson: From Howard High to 'House of Cards'

    Korey Jackson: From Howard High to 'House of Cards'

    Korey Jackson says he had two big reasons to be happy when he found out he had landed the role of Sean Jeffries, a super-ambitious young journalist, in Season 5 of “House of Cards.” It was the largest TV role in the 37-year-old performer’s career, and he would be coming home to Maryland for seven...

  • Comey coverage justifies any media overkill

    Comey coverage justifies any media overkill

    The TV countdown clocks were up and running by Tuesday. By Wednesday night, the cable channels had panels of eight or more talking heads in heated argument over testimony from former FBI Director James Comey that was published on the eve of his appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee...

  • CNN Reliable Sources: Talking about firings, shake-ups and bad calls in media

    CNN Reliable Sources: Talking about firings, shake-ups and bad calls in media

    "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter and I talked about Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher, Scott Pelley and the end of public editors at "The New York Times" in a lightning round on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday. I said I didn't think Maher's apology was enough for what he said on his show. I also said...

  • Not much from Putin, but Megyn Kelly and NBC might have a winner

    Not much from Putin, but Megyn Kelly and NBC might have a winner

    Megyn Kelly didn’t get much out of Vladimir Putin, but she did get the interview that was screaming to be done. And you have to admit she did ask tough questions after hearing her quiz him on whether he had some kind of “damaging” evidence on President Trump and how he responds to allegations that...

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