| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:03 PM
The performance of some of the biggest media outlets in the country Friday would be laughable if the story they were covering wasn't so horrific and tragic: 20 children slaughtered in their classrooms at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Outside of Barack Obama, one of Tuesday's biggest winners was CNN, which not only presented the best journalism but also finished first among cable channels in viewers.
According to Nielsen's Fast Ratings, CNN was seen by an average audience of 8.8...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Forget the broadcast networks of ABC, NBC and CBS.
And forget PBS, too, unless you are part of the minority that doesn't have cable or online access. Public television simply doesn't have the resources any longer to do any kind of original, first-rate...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 7:13 AM
We had a lively debate on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday about the media's performance in covering the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre that left 20 elementary school children dead.
There was some genuine disagreement, especially between me and...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 9:15 AM
With Gary Tuchman in Haiti and Anderson Cooper on the ground in New Orleans, no one covered Isaac better that CNN. By Wednesday morning, the Atlanta-base news channel was the only place to be for coverage of the storm.
But Tuesday night, when it was a...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 5:57 AM
The presidential election will remain close until the "final decision window" because voters are dissatisfied with the economy, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted on Sunday. But, he said, voters will ultimately reelect President Barack Obama rather...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:12 AM
UPDATE (11 a.m. Nov. 29): Jeff Zucker named head of CNN
Of all the major executive, talent and programming moves that CNN has made in the last few years, the expected announcement of Jeff Zucker as the president of CNN Worldwide looks like one of the...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 1:41 PM
He's written a book — "99 Things Teens Wish They Knew Before Turning 16" — dealing with serious subjects like bullying, sex and peer pressure.
He's spoken to the Minnesota state legislature, inspiring it to pass legislation against texting...
| Mar 15, 2012
Every neighborhood in Baltimore seems to have at least one reliable spot for good Chinese food.
But with its central location at Charles and 25th streets, and its hard-to-miss yellow-and-red signs, Yum's Asian Bistro feels like it belongs to the city...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:57 PM
I just walked out of a dark room after spending two hours with the screener for "Game Change," the HBO film about the 2008 Republican presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Based on a best-selling, non-fiction book about the historic race,...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:36 PM
When news broke Friday that the marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes was ending, it didn't take Twitter long to react with the kind of snark one can expect in 140 characters or less.
A sampling of the best lines:
Katie Weasel @KatieWeasel: Tom...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 12:02 PM
From the Z on TV blog:
In a bold move that is likely to be much discussed in coming days, Fox News said today that it will not cover the burning of the Koran on Saturday if Pastor Terry Jones follows through on his plan to burn copies of Islam's sacred...