| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:50 AM
I am not looking to make a big deal out of this, but I thought at least one mainstream media critic ought to point out that CNN plans to air what it's calling a "documentary" about George H.W. Bush Sunday night in prime time, starting at 9.
| May 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was almost like old times last week watching CNN’s wall-to-wall coverage of the Veterans Affairs scandal story.
I mean the good old times, when cable TV news mattered because it was doing journalism — not right- or left-wing talking points...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley marks his return to the Sunday political show circuit this week just as his longtime sparring partner and potential 2016 rival, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is battling the biggest scandal of his administration....
| Jan 12, 2014
| 9:21 AM
In her second appearance on "Meet the Press" in two months, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake offered opinions on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the allegations his staff caused a traffic jam as payback against a mayor who wouldn't endorse him....
| Jan 12, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley took his defense of Maryland's struggling health exchange onto national television Sunday after CNN host Candy Crowley described its rollout as "disastrous by most accounts."
O'Malley's defense came as Rep. John Delaney of the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:03 AM
The train wreck of Maryland's Affordable Care Act insurance exchange should have been no surprise to Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown or anyone else responsible for its creation. That's the unmistakable conclusion from a Washington Post...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:27 PM
All the TV stations in Baltimore say they’re the ones to turn to for breaking news.
Coverage of a shooting Saturday morning at the Mall in Columbia that left three dead put those promises to the test in a major way. Not everyone passed.
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Documentaries were supposed to be a dying genre -- and living proof that we were becoming dumber as a nation.
Reality TV is cheaper and easier to make. And who has time for lengthy, in-depth explorations of anything any more in the age of Twitter? Docs...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:22 PM
By the middle of last week, just four days after the shooting at The Mall in Columbia that left three people dead, some in TV news wanted to move on.
This was especially true at NBC, which was the first and most powerful voice to say that the killing of...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:50 AM
In an effort to improve its last-place prime-time lineup, CNN is canceling Piers Morgan's nightly talk show.
The cancellation, which was first reported by the New York Times, has been confirmed by CNN, though a date has yet to be set for when the former...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:18 PM
CNN's pivot to less news-talk and more documentary series in prime time got off to a mixed start with the debut of "Chicagoland" Thursday night.
Despite heavy promotion, the series about the City of Chicago, with a strong focus on Mayor Rahm Emanuel,...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 6:49 AM
This is a column I have put off for weeks, because it makes me sad to write it. And ultimately, it begs an answer, which I am not sure I have.
But with the year ending, I can no longer avoid it. After decades of writing about television and media, this...