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Z on TV Critic David Zurawik writes about the business and culture of TV
Steve Davis out at 105.7 The Fan

Steve Davis is out as co-host of the “Norris & Davis” morning show on WJZ-FM (105.7 The Fan), the veteran sportscaster confirmed Friday afternoon.

Davis, who has been on Baltimore and Washington TV and radio since 1994, joined 105.7 in 2010 after being laid off by WBAL radio in what management there characterized as a cost-cutting move.

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Clinton at disadvantage on TV

TV is not Hillary Clinton's friend. And contrary to the conventional wisdom on what it takes to win the White House, her best media course between now and November is to avoid it as much as possible if she wants to be the first female president of the United States.

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Baltimore TV gives us remarkable Marilyn Mosby moment, while cable gives us Trump

UPDATE: CNN, MSNBC and FOX get Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake reacting to Mosby's words.

The Marilyn Mosby whom viewers saw on local TV this morning was in sharp contrast to the one they viewed on the steps of the War Memorial Building last year when she announced indictments against the six officers in the Freddie Gray case.

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WBAL-TV debuts new set

WBAL-TV (Channel 11) debuted a new set today.

"One of the most unique features is the fact the background can change colors with the flip of a switch," Dan Joerres, general manager, wrote in an email to The Sun.

"Red for breaking news, purple for Ravens, orange for O’s, green for St.

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Booing of Debbie Wasserman Schultz made for great convention TV

UPDATE: Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she won't gavel the convention to order today.

It surely wasn't the opening morning of convention TV that the Democrats were hoping for, but the booing of Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was great television.

It beat the booing of Ted Cruz at last week's Republican National Convention hands down.

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Derek Waters snags Lin-Manuel Miranda for new season of 'Drunk History'

Lin-Manuel Miranda, of "Hamilton," will be taking viewers of "Drunk History" back to a tipsy version of the rivalry in colonial America between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, Comedy Central announced.

The new season of 10 episodes of the series co-created by Baltimore native Derek Waters arrives Sept. 27.

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