| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:33 PM
Network TV never knows when to stop shilling, selling, hyping and hustling its audience.
It's like a law of physics that whenever a network creates something of quality, it must always find a way to cheapen the product in trying to squeeze every last...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said Wednesday that it plans to buy eight television stations from New Age Media for $90 million, continuing a string of recent station acquisitions.
The stations are spread throughout three markets,...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 5:01 PM
It didn’t take long Sunday for Dan Fouts and Ian Eagle to let us know we were watching a low-down-on-the-depth-chart broadcast team from the worst TV network doing NFL football.
In the keys-to-the-game, pre-kickoff analysis, Fouts told viewers...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Baltimore native Peyton List is only 27. But she's already a veteran of almost two decades in show business with a resume that includes Disney movies, guest shots on "Law & Order" and recurring roles on "As the World Turns," and "Mad Men."
And this fall,...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
How many times per day do you check email and texts? How quickly do you expect a response? What about Facebook and Twitter?
In an informal survey conducted by the Howard County Library System (HCLS) this summer, answers ranged from "500 times per day"...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Each week during the football season, I write about the Ravens telecasts on my blog and in the Monday paper. And each Monday and Tuesday, network publicists, executives and announcers, directors and producers write or call and say I am being too harsh....
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:53 PM
COLLEGE PARK — Maryland's membership in the Big Ten Conference next season means that all Terps home football games will be televised, according to the Big Ten Network.
Home games will appear on the Big Ten Network, ABC or one of the ESPN...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 6:25 PM
I have to admit I was surprised by what a flimsy correction "60 Minutes" issued on air Sunday night.
I think the show's millions of loyal viewers deserved something more substantive for so serious an error.
On Oct. 27, "60 Minutes" aired a report...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Sunday's CBS telecast of the Ravens 20-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals was so much better than anything else the network delivered this season that I thought I was watching on Bizarro Planet where everything is the opposite of what it is on Earth....
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Recent history is littered with cautionary tales of sequels gone bad, seasons sunk by high expectations, title defenses derailed by injuries and complacency.
It's been nearly a decade since an NFL team has won back-to-back Super Bowls. It's been eight...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
You might call Tracie Thoms a triple-triple threat: The Baltimore native sings, dances and acts, and her career encompasses film, television and theater.
Introduced to acting and television at an early age — her father, Donald Thoms, is a...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Let's be frank, life is too short to waste much time on a sports telecast as boring as Sunday's football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs.
First, much of the blame should go to the two teams: They were awful. The Ravens easily...