| 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...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Former Washington Post media critic and Daily Beast Washington bureau chief Howie Kurtz is joining Fox News, the network said Thursday.
Kurtz, who is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources," will appear in that role for two more Sundays, and then will join...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 7:40 PM
What could be better than watching the Baltimore Orioles pound the New York Yankees 11-3 on a summer's night?
How about watching the Orioles pound the Yankees on a telecast on Fox.
I'm not here to put down MASN. I've had a lot of pleasure watching the...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 8:36 PM
What a great Baltimore weekend for lovers of fine TV baseball.
The Orioles sweep the Yankees, and ESPN comes to town Sunday night and delivers a winning national telecast. Plus, it comes hot on the heels of first-rate coverage Saturday night from Fox...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 11:38 AM
Former President Bill Clinton will headline Stevenson University's just-announced speakers series.
He'll open the 2012-2013 series on Oct. 16 with a talk about the challenge of globalization.
Here's the rest of the university's lineup,...
| 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...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Sisto Joseph Averno Sr., a guard who played on the Baltimore Colts in the 1950s and went on to sell Chevrolets for 57 years, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Monday at Northwest Hospital. He was 86 and lived in Pikesville.
Born in Paterson,...