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Z on TV Critic David Zurawik writes about the business and culture of TV
Z on TV: Agitated by Gumbel, Green in CBS telecast of Ravens loss

I was mainly fine with Sunday’s telecast of the Ravens’ 27-23 loss to the New York Giants until the point when there was only 2:11 left in the game.

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Megyn Kelly's debate question foreshadowed the story of 2016 race

Attention, Hollywood: I have the perfect opening scene for the made-for-TV movie version on the 2016 presidential race.

Even though the moment occurred 14 months ago, I didn't know how prophetic it was until the hot-mic videotape of Donald Trump telling "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush how he sexually assaults women surfaced.

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Mayor's ban on WYPR reporter is outrageously anti-democratic

The ban by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on WYPR radio reporter P. Kenneth Burns is outrageously anti-democratic. It shows either a lack of understanding or utter contempt on the part of Rawlings-Blake for the fundamental role of a free press in a democracy.

As I have regularly written here, I have less than zero respect for the mayor's handling of the media aspects of her job.

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NBC expected to announce departure of Billy Bush

On Saturday, I called Billy Bush dead meat at NBC. And it looks as if the network, which suspended the “Today” show host Sunday night, is about to make that official.

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Second Clinton-Trump debate seen by 66.5 million

An audience of 66.5 million watched Sunday night's debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, according to Nielsen.

That's down from the 84 million who watched the first debate.

More from Nielsen on social media:

In terms of the social nature of the debate, there were 62 million social media interactions across Facebook and Twitter from 18.2 million people in the U.S.

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Trump lives to fight another day in remarkable, tabloid debate with Clinton

This presidential campaign has been so tabloid and downright strange that I didn’t think I could be stunned by anything I saw or heard in these closing weeks.

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