Cholera vaccine developed by University of Maryland wins FDA approval

Z on TV

Z on TV Critic David Zurawik writes about the business and culture of TV
How many fact checkers does it take to fact check Trump?

Could fact checking Donald Trump really somehow be elitist?

That's what I heard during a discussion I was part of CNN's "Reliable Sources" this week. I am wondering if there is anyone else who thinks that way.

I admit in this video that something is happening in the culture, particularly with millennials, thinking facts don't matter.

Read more
Frontline shows how hard real police reform is in Newark

Newark, N.J., is the focus of Frontline’s “Policing the Police.” But it could just as easily be about Baltimore or any other city with a high crime rate and troubled police-community relations.

I urge everyone who cares about Baltimore and wants to better understand how the city became a place of riots in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray to watch this clear-eyed report at 10 p.m. Tuesday on PBS.

Read more
Jayne Miller among regional Emmy Award winners

The 58th National Capital Chesapeake Bay Regional Emmy Awards ceremony was held in Baltimore on Saturday night.

Jayne Miller, WBAL investigative reporter, received the Board of Governors Award.

According to the chapter’s website, “Historically, the Board of Governors Award is presented for truly outstanding achievement and unique accomplishment of some duration and durability.”

Read more
CNN hosts wide-open discussion on its hiring of Corey Lewandowski

CNN today provided an honest platform for a wide-open discussion on its hiring of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

I enjoyed being part of it. More importantly, I was greatly impressed by the way the channel handled it.

Read more
Video's power, and limits, on display in Gray case, House sit-in

Nearly every day, it seems, presents fresh evidence of video's growing power to change our lives — and of the limits and caveats to that power as well.

This week brought more vivid examples with the acquittal of Officer Caesar Goodson in the death of Freddie Gray and the dramatic sit-in protest over a vote on guns by Democrats in the House of Representatives.

Read more
MSNBC runs old riot footage with 'Happening Now' logo

Some news operations just can't let go of that riot video from last year after the death of Freddie Gray.

And Thursday morning, MSNBC again went to that well in its coverage from Baltimore of the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson.

Read more