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Z on TV Critic David Zurawik writes about the business and culture of TV
On "Reliable Sources," we take on Donald Trump's lying tweets

Donald Trump gave us a preview last week of how he would use Twitter to govern - bypassing the press as much as possible.

I wrote about in Sunday's paper. You can read that and see my video on it here.

And host Brian Stelter and I talked about it on Sunday's CNN's "Reliable Sources."

You can see that video here.

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A sloppy call by CBS of a big Ravens win over Miami

It was back down to earth Sunday, for Ravens fans have been spoiled this year by the consistently solid work of Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts for CBS Sports this season.

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Trump (still) using Twitter bullhorn? Cue the media freakout

If I were more religious, I would be convinced that God sent Donald Trump to test the press.

And so far, the press has mostly failed — with another "F" coming this past week as the president-elect again flexed his Twitter muscles. This time, he introduced the new normal for how information will flow from his presidency through the media ecosystem, with him in control.

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Viceland's 'Payday' comes to Baltimore

The TV series “Payday” comes to Baltimore tonight at 9 on Viceland.

I like the premise of this docu-series: “Follow 20-somethings over the course of a single pay-period to see how they spend, struggle and thrive,” in the words of the channel’s website.

It’s a real-life look at economics for young adults.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Drunk History' version of Hamilton a delight

“Drunk History” is almost always a subversive delight. But this week’s edition with Lin-Manuel Miranda doing a bombed version of Alexander Hamilton's life is something special.

Creator Derek Waters and Miranda don’t waste a second getting transgressive.

The episode opens looking much like a recent PBS documentary on Miranda and his making of the Broadway hit “Hamilton.”

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Ravens victory gets worthy coverage from Eagle, Fouts and CBS

The CBS crew delivered another strong telecast Sunday in the Ravens’ 19-14 victory over the Bengals.

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