| Nov 15, 2011
| 10:55 AM
CBS made it official Tuesday: Charlie Rose and Gayle King will be the latest in a long, long line of TV personalities tasked with lifting CBS out of last place in the mornings.
Walter Cronkite and the puppet Charlemagne couldn't do it. Diane Sawyer...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 5:34 PM
"TV is a vast wonderland. There's no place like TV. Except for HBO, it's not TV."
That was the opening lyric sung by Jane Lynch, and it left me ice cold. It didn't work as a show tune, and it failed worse in its attempt to cut it as both salute and...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 11:53 AM
It's a great time to be a history buff, with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War upon us. And there are plenty of other ways to delight history lovers with unique gifts.
1. Tour the United States Naval Academy through black and white photography,...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 7:49 AM
Random "Jay Walk"ers interviewed by Jay Leno doubtless have forgotten the War of 1812, if indeed they learned about it at all, but Marylanders know all about it, don't we?
Let's see, there's the (original) British Invasion, Fort McHenry, Francis Scott...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 6:48 PM
A preview of "The War of 1812," a documentary scheduled to debut on PBS next month, will be held in Baltimore Monday night at Landmark Theatres Harbor East Cinema.
The film, is produced by WNED-TV, a public television station in Buffalo, and Florentine...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:51 PM
Nora Lee Scanlan, a retired Howard County public school guidance counselor and newspaper columnist, died Sept. 22 of breast cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia.
She was 71.
Born in Seattle and raised in St. Paul, Minn., Ms. Scanlan was a 1958...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 1:23 PM
Check out these great getaways for the fall, including a mouthwatering weekend at the NYC Food Film Festival and a "Dirty Dancing" themed stay at Mountain Lake Hotel.
If you can't afford the trip to Munich to toss...
| Dec 3, 2011
A bevy of Santas will not tap-dance their way into Rockette-style formations onstage to help the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrate the Christmas season this year.
That cute tradition, and the rest of the Holiday Spectacular presented by the BSO...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:19 PM
A 13-year-old Romesh Vance sat on a Baltimore carousel eight years ago, spinning slowly as he predicted his future.
"I think all our lives [are] going to be bad now," he said.
The statement was captured on camera by the documentary filmmakers...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Despite its promotion by The Sun last week, the recent PBS television program about the War of 1812 once again ignored the Battle of North Point, which was fought in 1814 around the area of what is now Dundalk-Edgemere. This seemed like a deliberate...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 7:30 AM
The Public Broadcasting Service recently presented a two-hour documentary on the War of 1812, the so-called "forgotten war." Well, they forgot to include the Battle of North Point, one of the few land battles the Americans won against the British....
| Oct 26, 2011
| 10:09 AM
A recent letter to the Sun by Martin K. Van Horn ("PBS documentary on War of 1812 was flawed," Oct. 14) and an article by Fred Rasmussen ("War of 1812 turned at North Point," Oct. 23) complained that PBS's documentary on the War of 1812 failed to cover...