Z on TV

Z on TV Critic David Zurawik writes about the business and culture of TV
Expect wall-to-wall coverage of March for Our Lives, Stoneman Douglas student protesters

From the cover of Time magazine to virtually every news channel on the dial, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas seem to have been almost everywhere in our media lives since the shooting that left 17 dead at the school.

Saturday, you can drop the “almost” part. Coverage of the March for Our Lives in Washington is going to feel like it is everywhere — especially on TV.

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says he's open to government regulation. So what are we waiting for?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday night on CNN that he is open to government regulation.

So, what are waiting for? Let’s do it. Let’s regulate Facebook and the other giant platforms that have come to be so incredibly influential in shaping the conversation of American democracy for the worse.

Come on, Congress. Prove you can actually do something besides lower taxes for rich people.

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Now the Russians are meddling in our TV programming, too

President Donald J. Trump continued his peculiarly submissive behavior toward Vladimir Putin this week, congratulating the Russian dictator on his victory in what Sen. John McCain called a “sham” election.

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Zurawik: CBS crew delivers stellar truTV telecast of UMBC loss

UMBC got the full national telecast treatment Sunday night in its matchup with Kansas State, and the only complaint anyone in Maryland should have is about the final score, 50 to 43 in K-State’s favor.

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Why UMBC game will be on truTV, not CBS-owned WJZ, in Baltimore

Some Baltimore area viewers who don’t have cable might be wondering why the telecast of the NCAA matchup between UMBC and Kansas State is going to to be on truTV Sunday night instead of CBS-owned WJZ.

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New spokesman might have helped Pugh 'change narrative.' Instead, another bad media moment for city

You have to wonder when the unforced messaging errors at City Hall are going to stop.

Latest case in point: The mayor’s news conference Wednesday during which she introduced a new spokesman, Darryl Strange, a former city policeman.

In case you missed Ian Duncan’s article in The Baltimore Sun about it, Mayor Catherine E.

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