| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Television executive Peter Liguori was named the new chief executive of Tribune Co. Thursday, taking the reins of the reorganized Chicago-based media company weeks after its emergence from bankruptcy.
In a widely expected announcement, Liguori, 52, a...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Art Modell has again arrived, this time posthumously, at the doorstep of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He rose to fame and fortune as the owner of the Cleveland Browns, later relocated for no good reason except Modell's poor business sense, to...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:01 PM
Two years ago as he was about to take over a ratings-battered and beleaguered newscast from Katie Couric, Scott Pelley told me he thought great journalism in the traditional sense of that term could still be good business despite the epic change rocking...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 6:26 PM
What a pleasure it was to get the first team from Fox for the telecast of a Ravens game rather than the second or third crew from CBS as we usually do.
OK, maybe seeing the Ravens bounce back so decisively against the New York Giants, 33-14, has a little...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:14 AM
While much is being made of Karl Rove's post-election return to the air this week on Fox, I don't think that's really the news that matters these days at Rupert Murdoch's channel.
Reflecting in a way the very post-election GOP malaise that they...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Last week was a great one for cable news watching.
Not because any one channel did such outstanding work, but rather because several stories clamored simultaneously for the camera’s attention. The choices that a channel makes in such situations are...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:14 AM
Just when it was starting to look like cable news might have actually learned something from its rush-to-judgment sins in covering the Newtown massacre, John King, CNN and Fox News showed Wednesday how shaky and journalistically confused even the genre'...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 4:17 AM
In stepping down last week as a speaker at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine commencement, Dr. Ben Carson again took on the role of media/culture critic and martyr to "political correctness."
"Someday in the future, it is my hope and prayer that...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Dr. Ben Carson got a tough lesson in the past week on how quickly the angry and divisive world of cable TV can chew you up.
The 61-year-old Baltimore County resident has been in the media spotlight as a darling of the right since early February, when...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 3:01 PM
With a reported $100 million price tag and a big-name star like Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards" looks like a drama series that should be headed for HBO or AMC.
But the 13 one-hour episodes that start filming in Baltimore in March under the direction of...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 12:25 PM
Questions and comments at a work session this week indicated the County Council likely will approve merging the county's two fire tax districts into one countywide system, with one rate.
"I, for one, can't understand why my constituents should continue...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday accepted some of the blame for the budget impasse that left the state with a spending plan that cuts about half a billion dollars from key Democratic priorities such as education.
"We all hold blame," O'Malley, a...