| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:18 AM
It's the visual imagery that usually dictates how a story plays on TV — as well as how viewers perceive it.
And the image driving a story about Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler being at a beach party where underage drinking took...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:52 AM
"I gave 'em a sword and they stuck it in and they twisted it with relish, and I guess if I had been in their position, I would have done the same thing."
This great quote from the interviews that Richard Nixon gave to David Frost in 1977 summarizes...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:43 PM
One of the ways you can judge a talk show's energy and momentum -- or lack of such -- is by the guests.
When a show has strong producers and is going well, they have guests who bring energy, edge and insights to the production. The guests help make...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:41 PM
It is not unusual to see art that tackles social and political issues, but there's still something startling about Jeffrey Kent's solo show "Preach!" at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park.
The Baltimore artist zeros in on opposition by some...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 5:37 PM
With three nights of record ratings, NBC’s coverage of the London Summer Olympics is winning on the prime-time TV front.
But it looks to be losing in major ways in the world of social media, as a rising tide of complaints about the network’...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:50 PM
On the first full day of his life as the most-decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps went back to work — those medals don't start winning themselves just because you've hit 19, after all. But first he had to attend to his correspondence.
"Thank you Mr....
| Aug 19, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Baltimore-area viewers won't see it in their TV listings, but this week a program will premiere on the Al Jazeera English channel that could do more to shape the world's image of their city than any other media coverage or civic promotion done all year....
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:02 AM
Reading some of the nutty coverage of Al Jazeera's purchase of Current TV from Al Gore, I am not sure whether the problem is ideology or ignorance when it comes to the sorry state of media criticism today.
Last week, I explained why I thought Al...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:08 AM
The contradictions at the heart of the Obama presidency are finally out in the open. As a result, a man who came into office hell-bent on restoring faith in government is on the verge of inspiring a libertarian revival.
There have always been (at least)...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Rand Paul did just fine at Howard University, thank you very much. Or at least, that's how he remembers it.
Mr. Paul, GOP senator from Kentucky, told the Christian Science Monitor on Wednesday that his recent visit to Howard didn't go so bad at all....
| Sep 2, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Lord help us, they're talking race again.
"They" meaning Republicans and Democrats. Race is a critical, sensitive and sometimes painful issue with relevance to everything from environmental policy to education reform to criminal justice to media to...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 11:15 PM
The verdict finding George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin was announced at 10 p.m. (ET) Saturday, and it was a network news operation, ABC, not any of the all-news cable channels, that had the best initial TV coverage.