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Z on TV Critic David Zurawik writes about the business and culture of TV
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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Roger Ailes' monstrous legacy: Fox News chief changed TV, culture for the worse

Monsters don't die easy.

That's the thought I had all week as I reported the story of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes negotiating the terms of his departure from the channel he founded.

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Roger Ailes on his way out at Fox, report says

Roger Ailes' tenure as the leader of Fox News may be coming to an end, according to a report by Gabriel Sherman of New York magazine.

According to Sherman, it is no longer a matter of if Ailes will be dismissed but rather when it will happen in the wake of a sexual harassment lawsuit by former Fox show host Gretchen Carlson.

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