| May 26, 2012
| 3:23 PM
I have been meaning to write a big piece about CBS News and "This Morning" for two weeks. But other assignments took precedence, so now I'll have to write a much smaller piece a day late after the network has already celebrated 100 days of its revamped...
| May 31, 2012
| 3:16 PM
"As the viral-video-watching world knows by now, Kathie Lee Gifford's Wednesday 'Today' interview with Martin Short went horribly, awkwardly awry when she asked Short about his relationship with his wife, Nancy, whom Gifford didn't know had died in 2010."...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 4:01 AM
Baltimore will be getting some face time Thursday morning on NBC's "Today" show with Al Roker doing his weather cut-ins from the Inner Harbor.
Roker's first live shot will be at 5:45 a.m. on WBAL's morning news show, according to Dan Joerres, the...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Mario Armstrong is all about making connections.
As a technology commentator on NBC's "Today" show, CNN and NPR, among others, the Baltimore native knows how to effortlessly translate high-tech topics for low-tech audiences. Early in his career, he was...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 5:25 PM
NBC News used to be very good at handling major on-air change. The passing of the baton from Tom Brokaw to Brian Williams was textbook for how it should be done. But what NBC News President Steve Capus and his lieutenants are doing to Ann Curry as they ...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 12:06 PM
St. Mark School is gearing up to show its Lions' pride in the Catonsville Fourth of July parade.
More than 75 Home and School Association volunteers have been busy planning, building, painting and putting on the final touches for the school's War of...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Paula Deen, who has made a very good living touting rich, Southern foods, has disclosed that she has type 2 Diabetes, and folks may wonder whether there's a connection.
Deen, author of a series of popular cookbooks and host of television cooking shows,...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:57 AM
Growing up in Bethesda, Giuliana Rancic thought there was nothing more glamorous than the news women she saw on TV. First at the University of Maryland, College Park, then at graduate school in Washington, she trained to join their ranks, heading with...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 4:04 PM
Last Sunday, I wrote about the way in which British tabloid values had already taken root in American media and corroded the soul of our press.
I was challenging the conventional wisdom here that our journalistic standards are somehow vastly superior...
| May 11, 2012
| 7:21 PM
Thursday morning, ABC senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper posted a TwitPic of "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts with the cutline "woman of the hour."
I can appreciate a newsperson congratulating a colleague, and I have to admit I...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 7:38 AM
Boy, talk about losing sight of the important things in life. I thought Kate Gosselin was history -- a cancelled has-been relegated to the junk heap of reality TV "stars" -- used, abused, exploited and trashed out by the TV industry after all the ad-...
| 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,...