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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

  • Fox telecast rises with level of Ravens play in 44-20 win

    Fox telecast rises with level of Ravens play in 44-20 win

    Sunday's telecast of the Ravens’ 44-20 win over the Detroit Lions started out a little ragged. But all sins are forgiven for a fourth-quarter stretch in which the broadcast team from Fox did everything right — and then some. With 9:10 left in the game and the score at 27-20, the Lions were looking...

  • TV and the rise and (hopefully) fall of patriarchy

    TV and the rise and (hopefully) fall of patriarchy

    There is an irony that must be noted in television’s playing a leading role in making pariahs out of some of its biggest sexual predators lately, while Washington and much of corporate America drag their heels. TV, after all, has been the principal media teacher of patriarchy since its arrival...

  • Matt Lauer firing: This is what real reckoning looks like

    Matt Lauer firing: This is what real reckoning looks like

    This is what a cultural reckoning looks like. Eight days after Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King spoke movingly of their reactions to allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior by CBS colleague Charlie Rose, an equally shaken Savannah Guthrie told viewers today that her morning show co-host Matt...

  • Odds looking longer for 'House of Cards' to continue

    Odds looking longer for 'House of Cards' to continue

    Trying to read the tea leaves on as unpredictable a situation as the one involving “House of Cards” following the firing of Kevin Spacey is a risky business. Media Rights Capital, the production company that makes the show in Maryland for Netflix, has been thrown for a very expensive loop by the...

  • ESPN steady, solid in telecast of Ravens' win over Texans

    ESPN steady, solid in telecast of Ravens' win over Texans

    Analyst Jon Gruden left most of his hot-dog act in the locker room Monday night, and, as a result, I haven't enjoyed an ESPN telecast as much as this one in years.

  • A challenge to Trump's outrageous attack on CNN International

    A challenge to Trump's outrageous attack on CNN International

    I was pleased to be on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday in the wake of President Trump's outrageous attack on CNN International, one of the world's great journalistic institutions. This is part of Trump's larger disinformation campaign, and journalists have an obligation to fight it. Trump’s effort...

  • Media can't back down from harassment coverage

    Media can't back down from harassment coverage

    Sexual harassment allegations are coming so fast and furious it is hard to keep up: Former CBS and PBS host Charlie Rose , Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota and Rep. John Conyers of Michigan are among the latest public figures to face accusations. But we in the media must not only keep up, we need to...

  • CBS Sports gets it mostly right in Ravens' win over Green Bay

    CBS Sports gets it mostly right in Ravens' win over Green Bay

    CBS Sports had me from the opening shot of its telecast of the Ravens’ win over the Green Bay Packers Sunday. A shot from just above the level of the stadium lights perfectly captured the vast, cold, empty look of the late-November sky in the upper Midwest where I grew up. There was sunlight at...

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