| Feb 11, 2012
| 7:45 PM
Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.
Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the...
| Jul 31, 2011
The departure last week of Marianne Banister from WBAL-TV after 15 years of co-anchoring a team that always finished first or second in its time period raised big questions about the changing face of television news in Baltimore.
In the past year and...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:28 AM
No idea in American society is more pervasive than the notion that we all owe a debt of gratitude to the young men and women who have volunteered to fight our foreign wars. This nearly universal belief flows from a sense of collective guilt that the...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:41 PM
We start with a recap of how great Week 1 was and how barely good last night was. And then it's a pro routine, some sort of jive. If you're keeping score at home, Maks is wearing an entirely unbuttoned and untucked shirt, Tony and Val or Tristan are...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 6:41 PM
Does anyone in charge at NBC News have any sense of journalistic standards? How about any sense of shame?
I have been banging away at NBC News since at least the days of the suck-up White House interview the network's bowing anchorman, Brian Williams,...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 10:14 PM
Katie Couric's new syndicated talk show, "Katie," will be airing on WMAR-TV starting next fall, Bill Hooper, the station's general manager said.
The Disney-ABC show will air at either 3 or 4 p.m., both key time slots because of their potential to drive...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 3:55 PM
In 1994, at the age of 26, “Hairspray” sweetheart Ricki Lake had one of the hottest daytime talk shows in the history of television.
With a daily audience of 5.8 million viewers after only one year on-air, “Ricki Lake” was...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 12:45 PM
I held off on writing about this on Monday out of deference to the righteous national remembrance of 9/11 that many Americans took part in.
But this week brings another anniversary, a far less sacred one to be sure, but one that is nevertheless worth...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Sharon and Lexie Love, mother and sister of Yeardley Love, who was murdered by an ex-boyfriend, will be interviewed Thursday on "Katie," the new syndicated show hosted by former CBS anchorwoman Katie Couric.
The program will focus on dating violence,...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 7:05 AM
With the debut of her new syndicated talk show fast approaching, Katie Couric is on the road promoting it at some of the 174 stations that have signed on.
Last week, she was in Atlanta. This week, Baltimore.
With 95 percent national clearance, she has...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:52 AM
Katie Couric’s visit last week to Baltimore’s WMAR proved at least one thing: She is serious about making her new daytime talk show, “Katie,” a winner. She did not do such intense promotion in the summer of 2006 even when she was...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
With his nomination as the Republican candidate for president all but wrapped up, Mitt Romney now faces the challenging task of selecting a running mate. What was once a fairly ho-hum matter (the running gag in the 1931 Gershwin musical lampooning...