| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Do you have the charisma of Oprah, the peppiness of Katie Couric and the wit of Letterman?
Ok, um.... well, do you at least have the Mr. Rogers' knack for popping in businesses with his television neighbor?
The city's local access cable channel is...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Why is Martin O'Malley running for the democratic presidential nomination when everyone on the planet knows it belongs to Hillary Clinton?
After all, he is not a man known for flights of fantasy. And, according to a Baltimore Sun poll, most...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Another month, another dispute over a misguided media effort to put transgender lives in the spotlight.
This time, it was CNN's Piers Morgan in two separate interviews with well known trans rights activist Janet Mock.
The story begins Tuesday night,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Katie Couric probably meant well when she invited "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox and model Carmen Carrera on her eponymous talk show to discuss transgender-specific issues.
After all, transgender women — actual trans women, not...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Attention, Katie Couric: Here's how you treat transgender women in the media.
About two weeks after an interview aired in which "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox gracefully brushed aside Couric's invasive, genitalia-focused questions, Cox...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine honored television host Katie Couric on Saturday for her work campaigning on behalf of cancer researchers after losing her husband to the disease 15 years ago.
"My life changed in an instant," Couric said as she...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:01 PM
Two years ago as he was about to take over a ratings-battered and beleaguered newscast from Katie Couric, Scott Pelley told me he thought great journalism in the traditional sense of that term could still be good business despite the epic change rocking...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Join the war on human trafficking
I know you are going to say — "What does this subject matter have to do with seniors?" Human trafficking is happening in our own backyard, throughout our country and around the world.
I want each of our...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Remember all the big, high-sounding media talk right after the massacre at Sandy Hook about how maybe now we will have a "national dialogue" about guns? Remember how many members of the media vowed to put aside their own little, selfish, partisan...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:12 AM
UPDATE (11 a.m. Nov. 29): Jeff Zucker named head of CNN
Of all the major executive, talent and programming moves that CNN has made in the last few years, the expected announcement of Jeff Zucker as the president of CNN Worldwide looks like one of the...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Someday, Burleigh Manor seventh-grader Lauren Shen might go to Google and see what the Internet search engine is displaying to millions of users throughout the country: her artwork.
Lauren, 12, is the state's winner in a Google-sponsored national contest...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Republican Party has been doing a lot of hand-wringing and finger-pointing since the presidential election. Half the conservative columnists and bloggers say the GOP lost because it overemphasized social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. The...