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David Zurawik's article highlighting of WBFF-Fox45's sweep of Baltimore regional Emmys as being "only good for a fifth place finish behind one Virginia and three Washington stations in the competition for the awards" ("WBFF leads Baltimore stations in regional Emmys, Ron Smith honored," June 17) gives short shrift to the opening sentence of his Sunday "Z on TV" commentary: "WBFF-Fox45 led Baltimore stations in winning eight regional Emmys announced Saturday night at the Newseum in Washington."

After noting that "WTVR, in Richmond, won 12 regional Emmys, while Washington outlets WRC, WJLA and WTTG won 11, 10 and 9, respectively," Mr. Zurawik grudgingly acknowledges that Baltimore's major-network stations, WBAL, WJZ and WMAR, received only a single Emmy each — a total of just over one-third the number won by Fox-45 alone — and that Maryland Public Television won six, while MASN and Comcast SportsNet, garnered five apiece.

Does your supposedly objective TV critic have contempt for WBFF? It's hard to imagine any other reason for his condescending attitude.

Alan Z. Forman, Baltimore

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