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  • Mac McGarry, 'It's Academic' host, dies at 87

    Mac McGarry, 'It's Academic' host, dies at 87
    Mac McGarry, the avuncular TV quizmaster of “It’s Academic” who spent several decades pitching teenage contestants in Baltimore and Washington fastball trivia questions about topics as diverse as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, Chubby Checker...
  • 'America's Got Talent' is coming to Baltimore

    'America's Got Talent' is coming to Baltimore
    Think you've got a future as a magician, acrobat, ventriloquist or plate spinner? Think you've got a talent that could be your one-way ticket to the big time? Here comes your chance. Representatives from NBC's "America's Got Talent" will be in...
  • WBAL gets simulcast on two Ravens 'Monday Night Football' games this season

    WBAL gets simulcast on two Ravens 'Monday Night Football' games this season
    WBAL-TV says it has gained the rights to simulcast two Baltimore Ravens "Monday Night Football" games this year with ESPN, the cable channel that produces the prime-time telecasts. The deal the station is scheduled to announce Wednesday is for three...
  • Grand Prix of Baltimore hits the brakes as scheduling issues derail race's future

    Grand Prix of Baltimore hits the brakes as scheduling issues derail race's future
    The decision to suspend the Grand Prix of Baltimore for at least the next two years could not have come as much of a surprise to anyone who paid attention to the intrigue that surrounded the third edition of the IZOD IndyCar Series event over Labor Day...
  • NBC Sports delivers another winning Preakness telecast

    NBC Sports delivers another winning Preakness telecast
    Whether it's a Sunday night football game or the third Saturday in May at Pimlico, when NBC Sports floods the zone with members of its A-Team, the telecast is almost always a winner. That was again the case for the 138th Preakness Stakes -- thanks to...
  • Why the arrival of Al Jazeera America today matters

    Why the arrival of Al Jazeera America today matters
    I have been writing a lot about Al Jazeera since the Qatar-based news operation bought Al Gore's wreck of a channel in January to gain access to some 50 million U.S. homes. When the purchase was made, I'm the guy who wrote: "Why Al Jazeera's purchase of...
  • Ravens get tougher scrutiny, better coverage from Fox

    Ravens get tougher scrutiny, better coverage from Fox
    The Fox telecast of the Baltimore Ravens’ loss Sunday was far from perfect, but what a vast improvement over any coverage provided this season by CBS Sports. I am sure some fans are going to insist Fox analyst Daryl Johnston doesn’t like the...
  • AACS's Demetrius Johnson selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    AACS's Demetrius Johnson selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl
    Annapolis Area Christian senior wide receiver Demetrius Johnson has been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antoinio, Tex., on Jan. 4. Johnson, who also plays defensive tackle for the Eagles and is projected as a...
  • At crucial time, cable news fails on shutdown, Obamacare

    At crucial time, cable news fails on shutdown, Obamacare
    I did something foolish last week. I spent at least four hours a day with cable TV news, starting Tuesday. I was hoping for some information and clarity on two huge stories that were starting to unfold: the partial government shutdown and the launch...
  • Civility in the networked age

    Civility in the networked age
    How many times per day do you check email and texts? How quickly do you expect a response? What about Facebook and Twitter? In an informal survey conducted by the Howard County Library System (HCLS) this summer, answers ranged from "500 times per day"...
  • With thoroughbred speed, Smith becoming more than 'one-trick pony' for Ravens

    With thoroughbred speed, Smith becoming more than 'one-trick pony' for Ravens
    In March, change came to Torrey Smith nearly as fast as one of his trademark fly patterns. Veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin had been traded to the San Francisco 49ers after a contract dispute, and Smith was suddenly the Ravens' top receiver. The...
  • After remarkable America's Cup, Jobson laments event's 'unfortunate' timing

    After remarkable America's Cup, Jobson laments event's 'unfortunate' timing
    Gary Jobson is not only a Hall of Fame sailor. He is also something of a history buff when it comes to a sport that has been a big part of his life since childhood. Which is why Jobson, of Annapolis, was happy to witness this year's America's Cup...