| Aug 27, 2011
| 6:01 PM
All of Baltimore's TV stations deserve some credit for trying to provide area residents with the information needed Saturday to make sound decisions about how to best to deal withHurricane Irene.
But once again, there were two tiers of coverage, and,...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 3:01 AM
CNN was the place to be on cable TV Wednesday night if you wanted context and perspective on President Barack Obama's prime-time address on how and when American troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan.
In the wake of the speech, anchor Wolf Blitzer...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 2:22 PM
Jessica Yellin, one of the stars of CNN's outstanding 2008 political coverage, was named chief White House correspondent Tuesday. She replaces Ed Henry, who left to cover the president for Fox News after seven years on the CNN beat.
Yellin assumes her...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 4:30 PM
In the end, Glenn Beck's last hour on Fox News Thursday after 2 and 1/2 years of considerable controversy, was relatively quiet, banal and kind of pathetic.
Beck told viewers several times how "amazing" the last 2 and 1/2 years have been. It was an...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 1:44 PM
As one media reporter who was genuinely concerned about the turn CNN seemed to be taking last year when it hired Eliot Spitzer, I am not going to try and hide how impressed and pleased I am with the lineup the cable news network announced today.
| Jul 15, 2011
| 8:49 AM
During the economic meltdown of 2008, I was appalled by the emotional, rollercoaster, histrionic, fact-lacking "coverage" from such cable-TV business analysts as Jim Cramer (CNBC) and Ali Velshi (CNN).
I thought TV coverage during that crucial time in...
| May 1, 2012
| 2:25 PM
We are a nation that loves anniversaries — of births, weddings, deaths and everything else under the sun. We're now celebrating the first anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden and arguing whether President Barack Obama, who gave the order,...
| May 11, 2012
| 4:05 PM
Alan Gross, the Maryland man who is serving 15 years in a Cuban prison after taking communications equipment into the communist nation, is asking authorities there to let him return to the United States to visit his ailing mother before she dies.
| May 29, 2012
| 2:47 PM
Finally, someone in the TV news business told Donald Trump he's ridiculous. Now, if they would just stop giving him airtime.
Wolf Blitzer, one of the most evenhanded interviewers in the news business, had enough of Trump playing his games of...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 9:39 AM
UPDATED with copy of CNN memo and confirmation of cancellation ...
John King's nightly show on CNN has been cancelled.
King, the star of political reporting during the 2008 presidential campaign, will continue with the channel as its "lead campaign...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 5:42 AM
Based on the number of televised GOP candidate debates in 2008, we are just about halfway through the process with tonight's CNN-hosted debate on foreign policy.
I am encouraged by the big audiences of up to 6 million tuning in for some of the debates....
| Jan 20, 2012
| 9:58 AM
In November, I advanced one of CNN's debates with a piece hoping aloud that Wolf Blitzer would not let Newt Gingrich bully him as the the former Speaker of the House had been doing to other debate moderators.
Here's a bit of what I wrote:
And so it...