| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Forget the stars. The people I always wanted to talk to were the writers and producers who created the fictional worlds that became long-running TV series.
One of the great pleasures of this job in my earlier days on the beat was going out to California,...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:54 AM
After mounting concern about how Russia's anti-gay law would affect athletes headed to next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, the International Olympic Committee has finally released a statement saying it will "work to ensure" no discrimination against...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Allow me to cut through the bureaucracy and spin of a local TV turf tiff.
WBFF, Baltimore's Fox affiliate, wants the signal from WTTG, Washington's Fox-owned station, out of Anne Arundel, Howard and Harford counties. It petitioned the Federal...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Can a TV news channel based in Qatar really be good for America?
That's the $500 million question as Al Jazeera America prepares to launch this month in 50 million U.S. homes.
The build-up, which has included hiring more than 400 journalists led by...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 1:13 PM
Alan Rifkin, outside counsel for the Orioles and owner Peter Angelos, said Monday that reports of a possible MASN sale are innacurate.
"There has been no contact," he said. "There has been no offer. There has been no discussion of it. MASN is not for...
| 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...
| 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...