| Apr 3, 2012
| 2:25 PM
USA Network, the American Film Institute and Universal Pictures said today that President Barack Obama will introduce Saturday's airing of “To Kill A Mockingbird,“ the acclaimed adaptation of Harper Lee's acclaimed novel.
The tale of...
| Nov 1, 2012
Be glad you don't live in Ohio. It's a fine old state with pretty towns, friendly people and a fairly healthy economy. But over the last six months, its citizens have endured a volume of political advertising unequaled in the history of Western...
| May 8, 2012
| 4:34 AM
I was just beginning my career at The Sun when the paper (and, yes, it was just a paper then) marked its 150th anniversary. Everything seemed startlingly new to me, and the festivities around May 17, 1987, were a heady part of that.
| May 21, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Some of the bravest people in the world can be found at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Vaclav Havel of the Czech Republic. Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. The Dalai Lama.
These and many other figures are featured in a photo exhibit organized to...
| May 14, 2012
| 4:23 AM
From Norman Rockwell and Leonard Bernstein to Baltimore's Cab Calloway, no one does biography like "American Masters" on PBS.
I've been reviewing these superb productions for all of the 26 seasons that "American Masters" has been on the air, and have...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:31 AM
More was definitely less for President Barack Obama Wednesday night in the first televised presidential debate.
The president spoke for 42 minutes and 50 seconds, while GOP candidate Mitt Romney only 38 minutes and 32 seconds by CNN's count.
But in TV...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 8:37 PM
If four years ago they voted for historic change, on Tuesday, Maryland supporters of President Barack Obama cast their ballots for patience.
"I figure that in four years, he couldn't have done everything to right the course after the previous...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:18 PM
Several dozen people turned out Tuesday evening in Towson to share the final stop on the 2012 general election.
"Election 2012: Returns After Dark," was held at the Towson Library, and featured a Johns Hopkins professor providing instant insight into...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Forget the broadcast networks of ABC, NBC and CBS.
And forget PBS, too, unless you are part of the minority that doesn't have cable or online access. Public television simply doesn't have the resources any longer to do any kind of original, first-rate...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Celebrity chefs are all the rage these days, thanks to the "miracle" of the Food Network and its ilk, even PBS. Of course, like actors and professional athletes, not everyone makes it to star status. And, indeed, there are plenty of workers in the...
| Oct 5, 2012
The old caution, "Be careful what you wish for because you may get it," certainly applied to the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney. It was civil, respectful and generally devoid of frivolous personal...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 10:13 AM
Brian Roberts of Forest Hill has been named executive producer of MotorWeek, Maryland Public Television's long-running national automotive series. In his new role, Roberts will oversee all aspects of the daily production of the PBS show that airs weekly...