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  • Why the arrival of Al Jazeera America matters

    Why the arrival of Al Jazeera America 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...
  • ESPN counts Ravens all but out in 'Countdown,' but game coverage solid

    ESPN counts Ravens all but out in 'Countdown,' but game coverage solid
    After watching ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” show, I wondered why they even bothered to play the game. All I heard for two hours, was how unstoppable Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was, and how all but impossible it was for the Ravens...
  • Finally, CBS Sports brings some energy, passion to Ravens telecast

    Finally, CBS Sports brings some energy, passion to Ravens telecast
    On Sunday afternoon, CBS Sports delivered a telecast of the Ravens' 20-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals that was worthy of prime time. In fact, the first half was as good a half of NFL TV coverage as I have seen all year -- and that includes my...
  • Jack W. Germond, political columnist, dies at 85

    Jack W. Germond, political columnist, dies at 85
    Jack W. Germond, the irascible, portly columnist and commentator who was a fixture on the American political scene for nearly 50 years, including nearly 20 of them in The Baltimore Sun's Washington bureau, died Wednesday morning of chronic obstructive...
  • 'NBC Sunday Night Football' still the best in television

    'NBC Sunday Night Football' still the best in television
    It was true last year, and it was true again Thanksgiving night: No one does the NFL like “NBC Sunday Night Football.” From the opening aerial shots making even old Baltimore look all glittery and glam, to Bob Costas welcoming tens of...
  • A 'NewsHour' filled with reruns and PBS promotion -- not so much the news

    A 'NewsHour' filled with reruns and PBS promotion -- not so much the news
    Earlier this year, I wrote about PBS "NewsHour" losing almost half its audience the last eight years and now averaging under a million viewers a night. I attributed that in part to the program not actually reporting news as much as talking to reporters...
  • WJZ's Kai Jackson joining Sinclair as national correspondent in D.C.

    WJZ's Kai Jackson joining Sinclair as national correspondent in D.C.
    Kai Jackson, whose departure from WJZ after more than 20 years was first reported here last month, said Thursday that he will be joining Sinclair Broadcasting as its national correspondent based in Washington, D.C. "Yes, I'm going to Sinclair,"...
  • Fans weigh in on pain of watching CBS telecast of Ravens loss

    Fans weigh in on pain of watching CBS telecast of Ravens loss
    Maybe it's the holiday season, but some Ravens fans and readers seemed inspired in their comments on the CBS telecast of the Ravens embarrassing loss to the New England Patriots Sunday. Here's one from Rick Forno. I asked if I could use his full name...
  • 'NewsHour' criticism misses the mark [Letter]

    In response David Zurawik's column, "A 'NewsHour' filled with reruns and PBS promotion — not so much the news" (Dec. 19), I have to respectfully disagree. I worked at the NewsHour for two years, from 2011 to 2013, and had been an avid viewer long...
  • Media shades coverage of Zimmerman case to fit a narrative

    Media shades coverage of Zimmerman case to fit a narrative<!-- span class="opinionlabel">[OPINION]</span -->
    I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only...
  • Sundance 'Writers' Room' goes backstage at 'Breaking Bad'

    Sundance 'Writers' Room' goes backstage at 'Breaking Bad'
    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,...
  • Commentary: Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move

    Commentary: Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move
    Those suggesting a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia due to the country’s recent passage of draconian anti-gay laws should reconsider. It’s clear from the decades-long gay rights movement here in the United States that...