Z on TV

Z on TV Critic David Zurawik writes about the business and culture of TV
There is no fake news in Showtime's winning 'Fourth Estate'

After watching Showtime’s “The Fourth Estate,” I am starting to believe Liz Garbus is the best documentary filmmaker going.

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'The Americans' ends its brilliant run in a culture drowning in talk of Russians, spies and Washington lies

Last year on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” host Brian Stelter asked me what one TV show I would recommend for President Donald J. Trump to watch.

“’The Americans,’” I said without having to think.

I was only half kidding.

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Donna Hamilton exit interview: The morning after her last night on air at WBAL

After 23 years, WBAL anchorwoman Donna Hamilton’s last night on the air was Wednesday. She talked to The Sun today about her feelings as she moves into retirement.

What was Wednesday like for you?

Lord, lord, lord, that was quite a day, wasn’t it?

What was one of the most pleasant surprises of the day?

Well, I scored some buzz headphones from the Ravens. That was nice ...

Buzz? Is that a brand?

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Deborah Weiner and newcomer Ashley Hinson will replace Donna Hamilton at WBAL anchor desk

WBAL-TV today named veteran in-house anchor-reporter Deborah Weiner and newcomer Ashley Hinson as replacements for Donna Hamilton, whose last newscast was Wednesday night after 23 years at the station.

Weiner will join Stan Stovall as co-anchor of the 6 and 11 p.m. weeknight newscasts, while Hinson, who comes to Baltimore from WPTV in West Palm Beach, will team with Andre Hepkins to anchor the 5 p.m.

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Zurawik: Everybody is not with Tomi Lahren, Mr. President

President Donald Trump took to Twitter today to tell the world what a “truly outstanding and respected young woman” he thinks Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren is.

He also wanted to let his 52.2 million followers know, “Everybody is with Tomi Lahren.”

This came after he saw the twentysomething pundit on “Fox & Friends” this morning talking about an incident in Minneapolis over the weekend.

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Zurawik: First TV debate with Democratic candidates for governor reveals more than you might expect

The first TV debate with Democratic candidates was more revealing than you might think.

With eight not-so-widely known candidates and eight platforms that overlap quite a bit, it might seem wishful thinking to expect any kind of separation after just 50 minutes of television.

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