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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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  • Zurawik: How Sinclair compromised the news on an Alabama station it owns to support Roy Moore

    Zurawik: How Sinclair compromised the news on an Alabama station it owns to support Roy Moore

    I have been writing a lot lately about the way Sinclair Broadcast Group has become a leading player in the right-wing echo chamber that includes Fox News and Breitbart. This is a dangerous development, as all three have used their news platforms as political weapons. On CNN's "Reliable Sources"...

  • Some 'House of Cards' spinoff ideas

    Some 'House of Cards' spinoff ideas

    With the news that Netflix is considering spinoff options for “House of Cards” and after announcing that the sixth season will be its last, we in the Baltimore Sun newsroom would like to offer some of our ideas.  Netflix and Media Rights Capital, the company that produces the show, has shut down...

  • Sonja Sohn's 'Baltimore Rising' on HBO drills down on life after Freddie Gray

    Sonja Sohn's 'Baltimore Rising' on HBO drills down on life after Freddie Gray

    HBO's "Baltimore Rising" opens on a brilliant note. The documentary directed by Sonja Sohn, of "The Wire," instantly establishes itself visually with an overhead camera shot scanning down and across a row of the boarded-up, crumbling, abandoned row houses that have sadly become the dominant image...

  • Four days later, Kevin Spacey's career looks like it's over

    Four days later, Kevin Spacey's career looks like it's over

    The speed with which disgrace can destroy even the most successful careers these days is dizzying. On Sunday, before BuzzFeed’s publication of allegations from actor Anthony Rapp that Kevin Spacey forcibly tried to have sex with him when Rapp was 14 years old, the star of “House of Cards” was one...

  • 'Long Road Home' and the lack of honor in political, media leaders today

    'Long Road Home' and the lack of honor in political, media leaders today

    We are a nation led by men and women without honor. And that’s one of the reasons so many of us are so angry today. That’s the thought on which I ended a binge screening late Sunday night of the seven-part National Geographic miniseries “The Long Road Home,” starring Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”)....

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  • 'The Mayor' recap: A meeting with the governor

    'The Mayor' recap: A meeting with the governor

    Let’s get into the recap of this week’s episode of “The Mayor,” which is titled “Here Comes the Governor.” The Problem: The governor of California, whom Rose refers to as “The Falucc,” calls City Hall to say that he’s coming to Fort Grey. That’s good news for Rose because, according to him, “Friendship...

  • 'This Is Us' recap: Kevin's downward spiral

    'This Is Us' recap: Kevin's downward spiral

    Hoo boy. Was this our “very special episode” of “This Is Us”? I’m going to warn you right off the top: Your humble recapper came away from this episode with a slightly different take on things than it seems most of y’all did. I will try my best to be fair and just to the characters we all love....

  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: An emotional semifinal elimination for Victoria Arlen

    'Dancing With the Stars' recap: An emotional semifinal elimination for Victoria Arlen

    Round 1 of “Dancing With the Stars” this week has the pros picking songs that reflect their stars. Round 2 has each couple re-creating a dance from a previous season of the show. These are "iconic" dances that received perfect scores in their original performance. Ugh. I don't love it when shows...

  • Baltimore singer Davon Fleming advances on 'The Voice' with emotional 'Dreamgirls' performance

    Baltimore singer Davon Fleming advances on 'The Voice' with emotional 'Dreamgirls' performance

    Baltimore’s Davon Fleming keeps wowing 'em on ‘The Voice,’ and has advanced to the next round. Monday night on the NBC singing competition, Fleming’s emotional rendition of ‘I Am Changing” from “Dreamgirls” — a song not coincidentally made famous by his “Voice” coach, Jennifer Hudson — not only...

  • 'Stranger Things' Season 2 finale recap: Closing the gate

    'Stranger Things' Season 2 finale recap: Closing the gate

    “Stranger Things’” Season 2 finale, “The Gate,” is packed with action, character development and lots of nostalgia. In other words, it’s what every show should strive to accomplish with its finale. The gang splits up into three groups: El and Hopper go to Hawkins Lab to close the gate; Joyce, Jonathan...

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